Young life digest

| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:58

    Free cyber bullying workshop is March 1 Tuxedo Park — Tuxedo Park School will host a free and interactive Cyber bullying Workshop for parents of children ages nine to 15 presented by a representative from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County’s Parenting and Family Life division on Tuesday, March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will learn about the new face of bullying, why it is so dangerous, and how parents can help put an end to it. Call 845-351-4737 or e-mail ecalves@tuxedoparkschool to register. Cornell Cooperative seminar, 'Surviving the teen years,’ begins March 10 in Chester CHESTER — Denyse Variano, the family and consumer sciences issue leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be present a four-session workshop “Surviving the Teen Years…and Enjoying Them too” beginning March 10 at 6:30 at the Chester Academy in Chester. Topics covered include: Who is this Stranger?; Why does my teen talk to me that way? Why does my teen act the way he/she does? How do I keep my teen safe from all the things that can harm him/her? Organizers said these are questions that parents/caregivers of teens often ask themselves. The series is designed to answer these questions and to help parents/caregivers successfully navigate the teen years. “Communicating with teens is different from communicating with younger children and adults,” Variano said, “the secret is in learning new parenting skills designed to 'connect’ with the way teenagers think. Our participants are very enthusiastic about the usable, positive skills and communication techniques - they get to put what they’ve learned to work right away. The workshops feature lively, interactive exercises that make learning these new parenting skills easy and fun.” In addition the series will include a demonstration of a new product called, “Let’s Talk About…” a Web site designed to help parents and youth to understand and navigate issues like social networking and cyber bullying. Pre-registration is required and there is a $30 family fee. Call 344-1234 to learn more. Kids’ wind program begins March 5 Cornwall — The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall will offer a five-week after-school program called “Winds of March” beginning Tuesday, March 8, from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Outdoor Discovery Center on Muser Drive. Kindergarten through second-graders will explore and create things that fly. Youngsters will join Environmental Educator Carl Heitmuller to make kites, build paper airplanes, observe rocket launching and learn how to throw a boomerang. Weather permitting, the children will test their creations outside at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Fee is $90 and $75 for museum members. Space is limited. Pre-paid registration is required by calling 534-5506. Florida Public Library hosts six-week SAT prep course Florida - Florida Public Library will host a six-week prep course, covering content and strategies for the reading, math, and writing sections of the SAT exam begins Wednesday, March 23, and continues for six Wednesdays, until April 27th. The $120 fee covers registration and materials. Registered students will also receive online material for further practice. To register, contact the instructor Tom Jeffery at 845-651-6655, or write to him at Jeffery Educational Consulting, 62 North Main St., Suite 213, Florida, NY, 10921, or To find out more, visit Jeffery Educational Consulting at Residents of all library districts welcome. Tuxedo kindergarten registration Tuxedo — Kindergarten registration for George Grant Mason School in Tuxedo is underway. Registration has two components: An orientation for parents on Friday, March 4, in the George Grant Mason School and kindergarten screening/registration held on Thursday, March 31. The parent orientation will acquaint parents with teachers, the school nurse, the school day and provide aid in the process of completing the registration packet which will be distributed at the time of the Orientation. All completed packets are due back the day of your child’s Screening/Registration appointment. Parents are required to bring to signed proof of the child’s birth certificate and current immunization record. In some instances, doctor-verified disease histories (for mumps, chicken pox or measles) or blood titers (for measles, mumps or rubella) are accepted as evidence of immunity. Call 351-4797 for more information. Call for entries for state Media Arts Teachers Association show White Plains - Junior and senior high school students from the Lower Hudson Region are invited to show their videos, photography, sound and computer art at Westchester Community College on March 15. This regional show is organized annually by the New York State Media Arts Teachers Association. More than 200 students from schools in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess counties participate. The Westchester Community College Media Services Department will host the show in the classroom building on its Valhalla campus. The show is an opportunity for students to exhibit their own work and see media art produced by peers. For teachers, it is a chance to meet professionally and discuss technology and curricula. The event also serves as an audition site for students applying to the New York State Summer School of the Arts (media arts), a four week intensive program at SUNY Oswego offered by the state Education Department. Call 914-698-0769 or 223-5322 for more information. Registration for Tuxedo Park School preschool program underway TUXEDO PARK — Tuxedo Park School is now accepting applications for its pre-kindergarten program for the upcoming school year. Openings are available in the three-year-old and four-year-old classes. The three year old class offers a 5:1 student to teacher ratio and the four year old class has a 7:1 ratio. In each classroom, the lead teachers hold master’s degrees and work with full-time teachers’ aides. The children also benefit from qualified faculty for music, gym, French, science, and library. For more information, call Kristen Heard at 351-4737.