Summit, Surrounding Community School Districts Partner to Offer Parent Programming; Series Begins with Substance Abuse Forum at Summit H.S. Oct 20

SUMMIT, NJ -Teaming up to offer programs to families that focus on student needs in our communities, the Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) of Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence will each host an awareness forum as part of the Parent Wellness Series: What You Need To Know at their respective high schools.
The series will address topics such as substance abuse, mindfulness, and social and emotional development, and launches October 20, beginning at 7 p.m., with a program entitled The Spectrum of Substance Abuse. 
Held in conjunction with the New Jersey Elks Drug Awareness Committee, and focusing on how drug and alcohol use and abuse affect our communities, attendees will hear from a panel of experts and learn about New Jersey legislation put in place to protect citizens; current drug trends; the impact of abuse on families in the legal system; access to support and rehabilitation; and the devastation caused by drug/alcohol related deaths.
The Spectrum of Substance Abuse n conjunction with the New Jersey Elks Drug Awareness Committee.
“The Superintendents in this consortium feel strongly about the importance of education and discussion on key topics facing our students today,” said June Chang, Superintendent of Schools in Summit. “We are excited to kick off this program at Summit High School, with a robust presentation and a diverse group of panelists.” 

Presenters will include Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Clarissa D'Ambra, Defense Attorney John Robertson, Certified Health Education Specialist Michael Litterer, and Director of Ippolito Funeral Homes Angela Ippolito. 

Topics, presenters, and dates for upcoming forums will be forthcoming. For more information visit

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Sat, April 21, 2:00 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Grades K-5: Saturday Serendipity

Arts & Entertainment Education


Sun, April 22, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness

Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

Note -  interview starts at 2:00-minute mark.

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:

Mouse-over ...