Irvington Police Department Sends Positive Messages to Students
Members of the Irvington Police Department shared motivating and positive messages with students at Irvington High School, thanks to more than 600 Post-it notes that were left on school lockers and doors throughout the building.
This is the second school year that Irvington High School students have received the positive messages. Last year, members of the Positive Impact Club at the high school coordinated the project at the beginning of the school year, while the PTSA coordinated it around midterms and the police department led the project at the end of the school year.
“It has been a rotating effort to involve as many students, parents and community members as possible,” said Jennifer Nunziato, student assistance counselor and advisor of the Positive Impact Club. “The Post-its continue to hang on the lockers, and the project seems to be well-received by the students and staff of Irvington High School.”
This year, Irvington Police Detective and Youth Officer Michael Toolan organized the project. Police officers wrote encouraging messages, such as “you matter,” “you are loved,” “you are incredible” and “you can do it, yes you can” on Post-it notes, while members of the varsity football team placed them on the lockers throughout the building prior to the start of the school year.
As the student assistance counselor, Nunziato works to enhance positive and healthy decision-making, as well as reduce the factors that put students at risk for alcohol and other drug use. Det. Toolan is a board member of Irvington About Safe Kids, which is a coalition that represents all sectors of the community — parents, students, educators, law enforcement officials, medical professionals, businesspeople and more — and works to motivate youth to make healthy, happy and responsible decisions.
PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION:
Drug and Alcohol Use: An Irvington Perspective
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Drug and Alcohol Use: An Irvington Perspective
Wednesday, September 27
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Irvington Town Hall Theater
All members of the community are invited to attend a presentation of Irvington student survey data results investigating drug and alcohol use and related perceptions among our community’s youth. In conjunction, a panel of local experts will discuss associated social, legal, mental health and medical concerns.
RSVPs are appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, see: An Irvington Perspective.
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If you have a DeCicco’s card, and have not already done so, please link your card to Irvington PTSA at https://www.deciccoandsons.com/ardsley-pta-program/ or at the customer service desk at DeCicco’s.
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