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PSA: Parent Orientation for OWL: Nov. 5

A Parent Orientation for OWL (Our Whole Lives) will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Thetford Hill Church.

OWL is an award-winning comprehensive and progressive approach to sexuality education, addressing human sexuality in a developmentally appropriate manner.  It is fun, engaging, and provides young people with accurate information on sexual health, human development, sexual behavior, relationships, and personal skills in a supportive setting.

Although created and updated by the Unitarian Universalists and the United Church of Christ the program is secular and based on these four shared values:

  • self-worth
  • sexual health
  • responsibility
  • justice and inclusivity

The program takes a stand on gender equity and the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, which are often excluded from traditional curricula.  In group, criteria for sexually healthy relationships are clearly laid out as our yardsticks for making decisions.  OWL helps young people adopt these very human values, and it provides them with information and skills they need to embody healthy decision making for life. And, importantly, the OWL curriculum affirms parents as their children’s primary sexuality educators.

All interested parents are invited to an orientation/information session for details of the program.  Participation in the orientation does not assume your child will participate in the course.

Please email Inquiries to our OWL Team (Meg Darrow-Williams, Kathy Hooke, Sean Boyce, Kim Knowlton-Young and Pastor Robin Junker): owl.thetfordhillchurch@gmail.com.



our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.