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March 14, 2019                                                 ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                                  PAGE 7

                         BELLEVILLE - NORTHVILLE

        Northville schools plan annual ‘Parent Camp’

           Northville Public School    ance school and life; cyber safe-                         ”                                 movie is 60 minutes and is not
        District is sponsoring Parent  ty; time management skills;                  New to Parent Camp this year                   recommended for viewers
        Camp 2019 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  building a child's reading and                                                           under the age of 16. The Kids
        Saturday, March 23 at Northville  writing skills; children and tech-   is a session for children in kindergarten           Empowered program will con-
        High School, 45700 Six Mile    nology; and helping a child tran-     through fifth grade called Kids Empowered.            clude by 12:20 p.m. and parents
        Road. The morning begins with  sition from middle to high school                                                           will be asked to pick up their
        refreshments and then more     and high school to college. There                                                           students at that time.)
        than 20 break-out sessions will  will also be a session on vaping  New to Parent Camp this year  chance to attend a related Kids  Parent Camp is a partnership
        start at 9 a.m. The camp is sched-  and opioid abuse - unfortunate  is a session for children in  Empowered session through  of Northville Public Schools and
        uled to end at 12:30 p.m.      realities in our world today. For  kindergarten through fifth grade  Parent Camp to help reinforce  the Northville Educational
           Following a brief welcome,  more in-depth information on   called Kids Empowered. While  these skills with their children at  Foundation.
        Parent Camp participants will  substance abuse issues and     their parents attend Parent   home. There is a $10 fee for Kids  The presenting sponsor for
        have an opportunity to attend up  teens, Northville Public Schools  Camp  sessions,  Kids   Empowered and participation is  Parent Camp is the Michigan
        to three break-out sessions on a  is hosting a separate educational  Empowered participants will  limited to the first 80 registered  Educational Credit Union. Other
        wide array of topics of interest,  opportunity, Drugs 101: What's  rotate through five stations  students.                 sponsors include Community
        led by Northville educators and  Important to Know, from 6-7:30  where they will learn practical  Following Parent Camp, at  Financial Credit Union and the
        experts from across the commu-  p.m. Monday, March 25 at      skills that will help them navi-  12:30 p.m., there will be a show-  Knickerbocker  Group  of
        nity. Topics include supporting a  Northville High School. The ses-  gate challenging social situa-  ing of the documentary  Raymond James.
        child's social and emotional   sion is sponsored by Saint     tions both in and outside of  Resilience: The Biology of Stress  To register or for more infor-
        wellbeing; helping students bal-  Joseph Mercy Health System.  school. Parents will also have a  and the Science of Hope. The  mation call (248) 344-3500.

        Township names new                                                                           City OK's police pact

        communications director                                                                      ified a 3-year union contract  addition to the provision for
                                                                                                       The city of Belleville has rat-
                                                                                                                                   holiday pay. Part-time officers

           Stephanie Caldwell has been   In 2017, Caldwell began her                                 with the local Police Officers  will also now be paid at the
                                                                                                     Association of Michigan.
                                                                                                                                   time-and-one-half hourly rate if
        promoted to the position of full-  career  with  Northville                                    Members of the police union  they are called in by manage-
        time communications director   Township as a Social Media and                                had previously agreed to the  ment for a shift or time other
        for Northville Township,       Communications Coordinator.                                   terms of the new contract     than their scheduled hours.
        according to                                     “She has                                    which will be retroactive from  The contract also includes
        an announce-                ”                 taken     our                                  Jan. 1, 2019 and continue     provisions allowing for a
        ment     from                                 social media                                   through Dec. 31, 2021. Terms of  reserve officer to work to fill a
        T ownship              She has taken          to a new level                                 the agreement provide a 2.5   shift if no part-time officer is
        Manager Chip                                  and        is                                  percent pay increase for each  available for a regularly sched-
        Snider.              our social media         involved in all                                of the three years of the con-  uled time slot provided the offi-
           Caldwell           to a new level...       aspects of dig-                                tract and a $100 signing bonus  cer usually assigned to the shift
        will work at                                  ital communi-                                  for each officer.             is notified in advance and
        the general                                   cation, over-              Stephanie Caldwell    Several changes in the con-  approves of the substitution.
        direction of                                  seeing social                                  tract concern part-time and     Another change in the con-
        Snider and                                    media plat-     brochures, flyers, public service  reserve officers working for the  tract requires that the position
        her position will  include multi-  forms and postings, the town-  announcements, and other   city.                         of school resource officer be
        ple responsibilities and com-  ship's App and developing a    communications. Caldwell         The union officers agreed to  offered for bid to the officers
        prehensive communications for  new township website,” Snider  earned her master's degree     a uniform allowance at half the  and that the school resource
        all township departments. She  noted in the prepared news     from   Eastern    Michigan     rate paid full-time officers for  officer hold the position for a
        will be responsible for the    release. Caldwell is working on  University and a bachelor's  part-time officers and also   maximum of four years.
        design of township display     marketing and branding for     degree from Michigan State.    agreed to payment of an hourly  Approval of the agreement
        materials including newsletters,  departments within the town-  She previously worked in com-  rate at one and one half times  by the city council was by unan-
        posters, flyers, logos, report cov-  ship along with writing news  munications for the City of  the usual rate for part-time offi-  imous vote of the city council
        ers and brochures.             releases,       newsletters,   Novi.                          cers who work holidays, in    members.
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