BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Parents have an opportunity to participate in three information sessions this week on different topics affecting their children's health and education, including a session on "vaping" scheduled for Wednesday that will look at the consequences of using ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems).

On Tues., Nov. 14, everyone in the community is invited to one of four workshops being organized by Community in Crisis regarding ways to prevent, cope with, and recover from substance abuse.

"Your Recovery Journey" is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Amos Room of the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church on Church Street in Liberty Corner.

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The presentation is part of a series of workshops to help families and individuals develop new and healthier routines, relationships and skills—an important part of relapse prevention.

The Risks of Vaping

Most people are aware of the health risks of cigarettes. But school personnel and Bernards police school officers will take a closer look at "The Risks of Vaping," from 9:15 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday Nov. 15, in the William Annin School auditorium at 70 Quincy Road in Basking Ridge.

"We are seeing a significant increase in students using vaping devices at the middle and high school," Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said in an email to parents. "This presentation provides parents with important information on the topic that you won’t want to miss."

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Learn about new report cards for first grade

Township elementary schools have begun to use a new report card system for first grade, which provides parents and students with feedback in a new way. Parents can come and learn about the Standards Based Report Cards at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the cafeteria at the Cedar Hill Elementary School, 100 Peachtree Road, Basking Ridge.