Trunk or Treat
October 27, 1-3 p.m. at Cedar Falls High School
Trunks will be decorated by different student groups, candy will be handed out and donations collected for the food drive.
Bucks 4 Bottles
Return cans for the student food drive! The redemption center in Cedar Falls on 9301 University Avenue, will be totaling all cans turned in for the food drive. What you, our students and others in the community can do is:
1. Take empty cans that can be recycled to the redemption center and drop them off, they will count them at a later time. 
2. Make sure to have your bag or bags of cans tagged: Cedar Falls High School Food Drive
3. If you're Jr. High or Elementary would like to keep a running total for your school, the schools name will also need to be on the tag: Cedar Falls High School Food Drive, North Cedar. The redemption center will be keeping a running total for the food drive as well as any school who has a name on the tag.
Fire Prevention Week with Cedar Falls Public Safety
October 6 – October 12 was National Fire Prevention Week and Cedar Falls Public Safety visited several area elementary schools to discuss emergency planning and fire prevention. The team visited Aldrich, Southdale, North Cedar, Lincoln, and Hansen to discuss the importance of a well-practiced home escape plan. Students are also invited to participate in the Fire Prevention poster contest for a chance to win a prizes including a ride to school in a fire truck and gift certificates. Each student was given a brown paper bag to create their poster. They can use markers, paint or crayons but please do not glue anything to the bag. The theme for the poster is planning a home escape in the event of a fire and identifying the exits and a mutual meeting place in your home. Learn more about the importance of planning a home escape plan for your family at  www.fpw.org .
The digital world is constantly evolving with new social media platforms, apps, and devices, and children and teens are often the first to use them. Some negative things that may occur include  cyberbullying , sexting, posting hateful messages or content, and participating in negative group conversations. If your child posts  harmful or negative content  online, it may not only harm other children; it can affect their online reputation, which can have negative implications for their employment or college admission.
While you may not be able to monitor all of your child’s activities, there are things you can do to  prevent cyberbullying  and protect your child from harmful digital behavior:
  • Monitor a teen’s social media sites, apps, and browsing history, if you have concerns that cyberbullying may be occurring.
  • Review or re-set your child’s phone location and privacy settings.
  • Follow or friend your teen on social media sites or have another trusted adult do so.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest apps, social media platforms, and digital slang used by children and teens.
  • Know your child’s user names and passwords for email and social media.
  • Establish rules about appropriate digital behavior, content, and apps.
Cedar Falls Schools Foundation Donor Spotlight:

Ronald Juhl, a 1959 graduate of Cedar Falls High School, has been providing a scholarship to a graduating senior for almost 20 years. Impressed with the work from the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program, he recently revised his scholarship criteria and renamed the scholarship to the  Ronald E. Juhl CAPS Scholarship,  making this the first scholarship for students who have participated in CAPS during high school. Thank you Ron for your continued support of our students!

Pictured: Floyd Winter, past Foundation President, awarded Walker Zey the 2019 Ronald E. Juhl Scholarship
Board of Education Meeting October 14, 2019

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