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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Topic: Fentanyl in Our Community

Guest Speaker: BSD Health Services

Come join BSD Health Services in the Library at Chinook Middle School as we learn about the drug fentanyl in our community. All parents and guardians, as well as middle school students, are invited to attend.

  • King County has seen over 1,000 fatal fentanyl overdoses in 2023, surpassing a record set last year by an astounding 47%.
  • In Bellevue, fake prescription drugs and vaping pens have been found to be laced with fentanyl, and some BSD students have been hurt.
  • One can buy illicit fentanyl in WA on the streets or online for anywhere from 50 cents to 5 dollars a pill.

We will discuss:

  • What an opioid is, and what it does
  • What fentanyl is, and what we are seeing in the community
  • What the signs of drug use/abuse are
  • How to recognize an overdose, and how to respond to save a life
  • Why teens take risks, and how to talk with your child about fentanyl

Bring your own questions for the audience Q&A portion of the program!

The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Coffee and tea and light snacks will be served.

I-Connect meetings are informative monthly gatherings that provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to network with others in our school community. Chinook PTSA proudly sponsors this program.

Chinook I-Connect Co-Chairs 2023-2024:  Stephanie Hsu & Michelle Pflaum  ([email protected])


What is Chinook I-Connect?  Chinook I-Connect is an award-winning PTSA program that connects new and existing parents/guardians to build relationships, foster participation, and strengthen our school community. With this in mind, I-Connect puts together informal, monthly meetings that focus on topics that are relevant to the middle school parent community, such as education, parenting, diversity, and community. We believe that by meeting face-to-face, sharing our experiences and thoughts, and giving each other tips and advice, we will strengthen and enhance our Chinook family. More info:  http://www.chinookptsa.org/i-connect.html

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.