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CFA Offers Educational Events for Parents

March 05, 2017
By Bethany Hanley

In support of our mission to educate the whole person of our students -- mind, body and spirit -- our parent organization, the Cheverus Families Association, is hosting two free educational events this month to support parents. Some teachers will offer extra credit for students for participation in these two special events.

What Does Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Look Like?

The Cheverus High School Families Association will host a free presentation on the topic of preventing youth substance use, open to all families, with expert panelists from the Casco Bay CAN -- a coalition of providers who work to reinforce the positive messages adults can give about avoiding alcohol, marijuana and other drugs to youth. Lt. John Kilbride from the Falmouth police department, an expert on this topic, will also present information from the law enforcement community. FMI:

What Does Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Look Like? - a presentation for families regarding real concerns with marijuana and the issues around legalization.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Holy Martyrs Church, Parish Hall
266 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105

Please note: during Lent there is a 5:30 p.m. daily Mass, just prior to the presentation, at Holy Martyrs Church that families are welcome to attend.


The Cheverus Families Association will host a free screening of the documentary Screenagers for all families, staff and students.

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
Cheverus Cafeteria

In Screenagers, physician and filmmaker Ruston Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

View the trailer below:

SCREENAGERS (Official Trailer) from Delaney Ruston on Vimeo.

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