Education briefs, Dec. 21-23
PC MARC provides recreation during holiday break
Students looking for something to do during the holiday break can head to the PC MARC. According to the Park City School District’s website, pcschools.us, the PC MARK is offering free access to students with a PCSD student ID through Jan. 2. Students will be able to participate in activities such as ping pong and foosball and will have access to the indoor track, weight room and hot tub. For more information on the PC MARC, visit parkcityrecreation.org.
Day School to host showing of ‘Screenagers’
The Park City Day School is set to hold a free screening of the film “Screenagers,” which explores the effects of screen technology on children. According to a press release, the screening is set for Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend the film with their children. A panel discussion will be held following the screening. Panelists include Ember Conley, superintendent of the Park City School District; Jeffrey Anderson, a doctor at the University of Utah; Melanie Battistone, interim head of school and school psychologist at The McGillis School; Max Rogers, program director at Utah NetSmartz; and Dodi Ann Wilson, director of Summit County’s Valley Behavioral Health.
Groups seek donations to clothe students
Several groups involved in the Park City School District, including the Park City Education Foundation, Park City Institute, Park City Rotary Club and the Park City Community Foundation, are seeking clothing donations to keep students warm throughout the winter. According to a press release, there are a number of students whose families do not have the means to provide winter clothing. The groups are seeking donations of more than 100 coats, long-sleeve shirts, pairs of gloves, beanies and pairs of socks and more than 50 ski pants, pairs of jeans and winter boots. The groups are aiming to raise at least $10,000 in money or goods. To donate, contact Moe Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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