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  • 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
  • Rockland Read In

    Thank you to all our Community Guest Readers who took time out of their busy schedules to read to our Liberty Classes.

    Here's a beautiful photo of Lynette Marshall, Director of the Nyack Basics Program reading to Mrs. Skrypack's 2nd grade class!

    (from left to right..Ms. Skrypack, Ms. Lynette Marshall, Me (Silvia Henry)and our librarian Justine Ciorra)

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Winter Programs at Valley Cottage Library

    Image of a flyer titled Valley Cottage Library Winter 2019 Children's Programs

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Happy Winter Liberty Families

    Happy New Year and Happy Winter!!

    I'd like to share a few helpful reminders:

    Our local libraries are a great place with many new programs for children and adults alike.

    Check out:  www.vclib.org

    www.nyacklibrary.org

    One of my favorite resources for parents is: www.childmind.org. You can use their ABC directory to research a wide variety of topics

    I have resources for several excellent therapists and counselors in the area. Please call if you need a reference.

    Lunch payment: The link for MyPaymentsPlan is now located under For Families on the top bar of the school website.

     You can find  information/flyers at https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/119370  and the Liberty PTA Facebook page.

    If I can help you with anything, please call, send an email sjfalcomer@nyackschools.org or stop by!!

    My favorite parenting quote: Kids don't do what you say they do what you do. 

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • 2018 Liberty's Multicultural Festival

    Thank you to all our wonderful families, students and staff who participated to make this year's Multicultural Festival the best yet!  It is an incredible event that embraces our community's diversity and genuine compassion for one another!! 

    When we break bread together, we begin to understand each other.

    Thank you to Liberty's awesome PTA for creating and organizing the event!!

    You ROCK!

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Welcome to Liberty!!!

    Welcome 2018-2019 Liberty Families!! I am Silvia Falcomer-Henry, your Family Resource Coordinator

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our returning and new incoming Liberty families and students!

    I hope you've had some time to connect, relax and rejuvenate. The Family Resource Center is here for all families!

    I welcome all your questions and concerns and am available to meet with you in my office Mon-Thurs 9-2.

    Liberty Family Resource Center
  • Hello Liberty Families!!

    March Parenting Classes!!

    The Nyack School District FRCs in conjunction with Tender Steps of New York are presenting a series of (4) Parenting Classes. Please join us!

    Monday March 5th Improving Parent-Child Relations

    Monday March 12th Building your Child's Self-Esteem

    Monday March 19th Managing Difficult Behaviors

    Monday March 26th Teaching Internet Safety

    Sessions begin promptly at 6:30 at The Nyack Center. Childcare and pizza dinner provided. FREE of charge.

    Liberty Family Resource Center

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