Northville Schools letter on school safety

Published On: Dec 14 2012 09:02:07 PM EST

December 14, 2012 

Dear Northville School Families, Staff and Community Members, 

We all struggle to understand how and why senseless violence can impact our schools and our communities, and we grieve for the children, teachers, families and community of Newtown, Connecticut whose lives are forever impacted by the tragic events today in Newtown. 

Parents often ask how they can best support their children and young adults as they too grapple with news of incomprehensible tragedy.  The attached document from the National Association of School Psychologists provides some helpful information about talking with children about violence. 

There are several key messages, reinforced in the attached document, that are important to keep in mind:


Please know that our teachers and school staff will reinforce these same messages (including those referenced in the attached document) at school as appropriate.  As always, our school principals and social workers are available should you have questions, or would like help in addressing concerns your child may express.  Thank you, as always, for partnering with Northville Public Schools to work together to keep our children safe, and able to focus on learning in a caring and supportive school environment. 


Mary Kay Gallagher