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  • Thinking of all of you during these difficult days!!

    I wanted to reach out to let you all know that our Family Resource Team cares very much about all our students, families and staff! These can be very trying times of fear and uncertainty. However, we can chose how we react and be a part of the calming forces around us. We can support one another and remain positive in our thoughts and actions. There are some wonderful websites out there to help you with creative ideas and parenting support. Being at home unexpectedly with your children, while trying to work, or having to leave your home and secure childcare, is not easy.

    Remind yourself that you are doing your best!!! Whatever that looks like today!

    Here are some of my favorite websites, check out their corresponding facebook pages and don't forget our very own NY Liberty PTA page where our parents are posting great ideas.

    http://www.inhomelcsw.com/

    917-597-9270 Call Kristin if you are interested in telehealth counseling services.

    http://www.elliotcounseling.com/

    http://edutopia.org/

    http://childmind.org/

    Be well and take a breath. It will be O.K.

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Spring is Coming!

    Good morning Liberty Families!

    There is much going on at Liberty and in our school community as well! 

    But first...Here are some helpful websites for parenting support!! childmind.orgcopingskillsforkids.com; AhaParenting.com

    Summer Camps:  Contact me for information, options and scholarships sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org 845-353-7247

    If you child is interested in playing baseball or softball this spring, there are still openings. Pls contact: Darryl or Idelyn Caneiro 917-747-8767 idelyn.caneiro@gmail.com

    5th Grade parents, we are looking for baby pictures for the yearbook! Pls contact Amy Anthony: amybanthony@yahoo.com  917-375-2153

    If your child needs a physical, please make an appt ASAP & provide our nurse with the completed medical form. Contact: Kathleen Fredericks RN kfredericks@nyackschools.org

    Please check the Liberty PTA FB page for continuous updates to their event and fun family activities. Pocketbook BINGO is Thursday March 19th!!!!

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Good Morning & Happy New Year!!!

    Welcome Back Liberty Families!!  Wishing  you much love, health, happiness and prosperity in this new decade!!!  
    I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who so generously donated to our Holiday Giving Project!!  We were able to donate gifts and ShopRite cards to over 60 families this year! Many families in our neighborhoods struggle with housing and food insecurity on a  daily basis so anytime we can help bring a smile to a student and ease a family's burden, we are making a difference. It is humbling indeed to witness the caring and concern so many have for our families and community!  

    The Family Resource is here for ALL families.  If you need any support, have any questions or concerns or simply need someone to listen, please call us 845-353-7247 sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    Warmest regards,

    Silvia

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • December Holiday Giving Project

    Hello Liberty Families!!

    We are currently collecting ShopRite gift cards to support our families in need this season. As we know, this time of year can be extremely challenging for many of our families who suffer with both food and housing insecurity. Our district Family Resource Centers coordinate a Holiday Giving Project to support our most vulnerable families. We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our families helping families!!
    If you are able, please consider donating a ShopRite gift card in any denomination.

    We will be collecting ShopRite gift cards through next Thursday, December 19th

    Wishing you all the merriest of holidays and all the very best for a health, happy and prosperous new year and new decade!

    Warmest regards,

    Silvia Falcomer-Henry

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • November Happenings

    Good Afternoon Liberty Families!

    Please join us this Thursday, November 21, 2019  for Meet, Greet & Eat being held at the Nyack Library Community Room from 6:00-8:00 pm

    We will be providing dinner and childcare. Come learn how to help your children succeed in school, hear about community resources and programs and what you need to know about the transition to Middle School. Bring any and all questions. We are here to help!

    Raffle prizes and give-a-ways too!!

    The Nyack Family Resource Centers want to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 

    During this time of giving thanks and celebrating with your loved ones, we want to let you know about local ways that families who are looking for a little extra support can find the help they need.  Please share the following information with friends in your community.

    • An invitation to a Free Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner, sponsored by Soup Angels, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4-7pm, First Reformed Church, Nyack
    • Families are also invited to Grace Church, 130 First Avenue, for a FREE Thanksgiving Day Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 28, 7am – 8am (Breakfast is available EVERY Thursday)
    • List of local food pantries

    As always, if you have any specific needs or concerns, please contact your Family Resource Center (FRC) Coordinator today!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Silvia Falcomer-Henry

    845-353-7247

    sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Good Morning Liberty Families!

    I hope this finds everyone settled in school and enjoying the fall season!! Much has been happening here at Liberty!!

    Family Resource is currently running two programs:
    Girls Circle, for our 5th grade girls, meets every Monday during lunch and recess. FRC and our lovely social worker Enisa Nikocevic  facilitate the program.

    Nyack Basics Family Hour, for infants and pre-schoolers and their parent/caregiver, meets every Wednesday from 10-11:00. With Nyack Basics Director; Lynnette Marshall.

    November 4th FRC is also working with past PTA Presidents Amy Anthony and Andrea Felton for our 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival!!  Over 30 countries will be highlighted with food!!, artifacts, cultural activities and entertainment. This is an event not to be missed!

    November 13th the FRC welcomes back Kristin O'Rourke, LCMSW and author of There's a Bully in My Brain, as a guest reader at Morning Program

    November 21st we partner with our Librarian, Justine Ciorra and welcome the Nyack Rotary to read to our 1st graders!

    On the same evening, November 21st the FRC will be presenting an educational workshop for parents, Meet, Greet & Eat , at the Nyack Library.

    Our final project for the year, is The Holiday Giving Project where we will be asking for donations to support our most vulnerable families during the holidays! Please consider donating gift cards to Shop Rite, Target or Amazon so we can donate gift cards  and purchase gifts. More info to come...

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Welcome Liberty Families !!!!

    Welcome to our new incoming and returning Liberty Families and students!! It is with great pleasure that I look forward to another year of working with all of you!!

    I hope to see many of you on Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:00 am for Tea and Tissues hosted by our PTA and Family Resource for light refreshments and basic information, as well as, a friendly smile.

    The Liberty Family Resource Center is here to support all of our families and help you feel connected to our school and community. We are fortunate to live in a resource rich county and it is my job to help you in any way that you may need.

    My office hours are: Mon-Thursday 9:00-2:00 and Friday 9:00-1:00 Email:  sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org  845-353-7247.

    Here's a few reminders to help make the school year transition easier:

    1. If your children are eligible for free /reduced meals, simply fill out the one page application located either on our school/district websites or physically  located as a tear-out in the middle of the school calendar. You MUST fill out a new application every year your children attend school. One application per family (regardless of which grade or school your children attend) is all you need to submit. https://www.nyackschools.org/groups/6171/lunchfood_service/home

    2. In order to pay for lunch, you can use our online system, located under Resources for Families on the school website: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

    3. I strongly encourage all families to be active in our Liberty school community. One of the easiest ways to do this is to join our PTA and volunteer, as your schedule permits. There are many committees and opportunities to engage with our school and staff, families and community members. Research consistently proves that students of families who are involved in their children's schools, enjoy school and perform better academically because of it. The PTA's first meeting is Wednesday evening September 11th at 7:00 pm in the school library. Childcare will be provided.

    4. If you are in need of before or after-school care for your children, there are several options and I can guide you through them. Simply call my office: 845-353-7247.

    I wish you all the best and much success as we begin the 2019-2020 school year!!!!  Please take the time to enjoy your children as often as you can. A happy family is heaven on earth:)

    Warmest regards,

    Silvia Falcomer-Henry

     

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Happy Summer Liberty !!!

    Dear Liberty Families,

    It's been a pleasure working with all of you and your students this year!! These past few months have been very busy with Kinderprep, Literacy Night, Kindergarten Screening, and Kindergarten Orientation!! We helped many families with summer camps and summer academic programs. We watched our beautiful Kindergarten students graduate and of course I cried!! Next week we say Farewell!  to our amazing 5th graders, when I will definitely cry, and then we start all over again in September!!

    I will be here until next Wednesday the 26th. If you have any last minute questions, please contact me. 

    Have a wonderful summer! Enjoy your children! Before you know it, they will be graduating from High School. Trust me on that one :)

    Warmest regards,

    Silvia Falcomer-Henry

    sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    845-499-9238

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Happy Spring!!

    Good morning Liberty Families!

    So far, Spring is off to a strong start!  We successfully concluded our two-part parenting class; The 5 E's of parenting with Tender Steps of New York. Thank you to all the parents that attended. There was great learning and sharing of best practices for helping our families feel connected and encouraged while doing their best to raise their children. It is not always easy but we are here to help you. Congratulations to our raffle winners who went home with some great prizes! A shout out to our own Nyack Basics Director, Lynette Marshall who so graciously took over childcare for the event.

     

    On Sunday,  March 24th Liberty families enjoyed delicious authentic Mexican cuisine from El Cunao on Main Street in Nyack. The res taurant is owned and operated by Alma Pena and Guillermo Zayas , one of Liberty families. If you have not tried El Cunao yet, I  strongly encourage you to go. Enjoy!!

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences are soon approaching and we encourage everyone to make sure to take the time to visit with your child's teacher. If anyone needs any help scheduling the appointment or needs an alternative time, please let me know. Maybe I can help.

     

    If you need Summer Camp Information, do not hesitate to reach out to me and I will send home my extensive lists of options!

     

    Finally, below is a link for a new, free program at NAMI that addresses mental health concerns. 

    Free Class for Parents of Children with Mental Health Concerns 

     

     We wish you and your children a Happy Spring and some much needed time together and R &R. Self care, so very important :)

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • The Family Resource Presents: The FIVE "E's" Of Parenting

    Please join the Liberty FRC on Monday March 18th and Monday March 25th for: 

    The FIVE E's of Parenting:  6:00-8:00 pm @ The Nyack Public Library Community Room

    This is a FREE two part workshop facilitated by Evelyn Bautista-Miller; Founder/President of Tender Steps of New York

    The FIVE "E's" - Empower, Exposure, Experiment, Exclusivity and Execution will help you improve your parenting skills & share and learn with other parents.

    Please see the attached flyers and contact Liberty FRC to confirm your attendance: 845-353-7247  sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

    Free pizza dinner, childcare  and raffles!! 

    Call with any questions!

    Happy almost Spring!
    Silvia

    Liberty Family Resource Center
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Contact Us

Silvia Falcomer-Henry, Coordinator - Speaks Spanish and French
Phone: (845) 353-7247

Hours: Mon-Thurs:  9am - 2pm   Fri: 9am-1pm 

e-mail: sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

Welcome to the Liberty Family Resource Center

Please feel free to call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions, concerns or would like community resource information.

Parental involvement in school has been shown to be an important factor in academic success. The Liberty Elementary School offers many programs and services for children and families. We invite you to stop in anytime.

 -   Parenting workshops

-   Free books

-   Family Fun evening programs

-   Drop in support

-   Connections to school and community resources

-   Kindergarten readiness programs

-  Bi-lingual preschool story hour at Nyack Library

-  5th Grade Girls Circle / Boys' Group

All Family Resource Center Programs and Services are free to Nyack School District families.

Donation Station

This project is aimed at matching specific needs anonymously.

The way it works is this: when the Family Resource Center hears about a child or family needing anything, it will send out an email to all parents who have volunteered to be on this list. Whoever has the needed item, will hit “reply all” and let everyone know that they’ve got it covered and bring in the item to the Center.

Please feel free to contact the Center if you either need donations or if you would like to be on the list. Please email me at sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

Silvia Falcomer-Henry – Coordinator  - Telephone  (845) 353-7247 / 7042
email: - sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

Estación de Donación
El objeto de este proyecto es para ayudar las familias con necesidades específicas - de una forma anónima.

La forma en que funciona es así: cuando el centro de recursos de la familia oye acerca de un niño o una familia que necesitan de algo, se envía un mensaje de correo electrónico a todos los padres que han ofrecido estar en la lista. Quien tiene el elemento necesario, golpea "responder a todos" y así todos saben que estar solucionado.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con el centro si usted necesita donaciones o  si le gustaría estar en la lista por favor, enviarme un correo electrónico a sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org

 Silvia Falcomer-Henry - Coordinadora Telefono - (845) 353-7247 / 7042

Muchas gracias.
Silvia Falcomer-Henry

Coordinador del Centro de Recurso Familial

How FRC Helps Families

Providing resources, referrals and information.

Through Donation Station for needed items.

Translation services on a daily basis supporting families, during parent meetings and parent-teacher conferences for social histories and at CSE meetings.

After school and camp information.

Providing scholarships for a wide variety of programs.

Parenting classes and workshops.

Daily support for students through lunch time drop ins.

Maintaining a free book cart.

Programs to support socio-emotional development including Girls and Boys Circles.

How Families Can Help Families