Ellen Rosenberg, MBUSD Board Member & MCHS Parent
We have raised our three sons in the MBUSD community for the past 20 years. One thing I have learned is that there are as many parenting styles as there are parents. And, on the topic of substance use there are shared and diverse values. MCHS Families Connected creates a community of families who care about the health and safety of our kids even if we have different views. If your student has ever started a sentence with “You are the only one who….” or “No one else’s parents ever says or does….”, first, it’s not true; there are others who feel the same and are concerned. Second, MCHS Families Connected is a place for resources and connection on the family journey. I have worked on the formation and execution of many different programs and practices during my 20 years as a parent and 15 years as a volunteer in our PTAs, MBEF, and MBUSD. MCHS Families Connected is needed, effective, and will be tailored towards the needs of our community. The larger relationship with South Bay Families Connected is equally important. Our kids engage with students of our neighboring public, private and parochial schools. Together we can create a network of families and a shift in our community to support the health and safety of our kids as they navigate their path to maturity.