Young life digest

| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:42

    Tuxedo kindergarten registration underway 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. The screening/registration allows parents the opportunity to register his/her child and to have the child go through the screening process to determine the child’s readiness for school. This appointment can be made on the orientation day. Parents are required to bring to signed proof of the child’s birth certificate and current immunization record. The following vaccines are required: three doses of diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid and pertussis vaccine (DTaP, DTP); three doses of polio virus vaccine; two doses of measles containing vaccine: one dose of mumps and rubella (two MMRs are preferable); three doses of hepatitis B vaccine; and one dose varicella vaccine, or proof of disease. 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. Those who are seeking an exemption based on religious or medical reasons should see the nurse to get the proper documentation procedure. Call 351-4797 for more information. 'Walk-in Preschool Story Time’ expands at Monroe Library Monroe — The Monroe Free Library is adding new sessions to its “Walk-In Story Time” for preschoolers. Story-time sessions, which have been held every Saturday morning for several years, will now also be offered on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoon of every month at 4:30 p.m. Saturday walk-in story time is at 10 a.m. At the sessions, children will hear stories and sing songs. No registration is necessary. February dates are Feb. 8 and 22. Officials hope the additional sessions will bring more children into the library and reinforce to them the importance of reading. Call 783-4411 or visit for more information. Martial arts center offers confidence clinic Warwick — The United Martial Arts Center, located at the ShopRite Plaza in Warwick, will hold a one hour Confidence Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 29 at noon. Admission is $5 and will be donated to a local charity. The $5 donation also gets the participant two weeks of classes to help develop confidence. “If there is one benefit that most parents would agree their children get from training at UMAC it would be confidence,” said Regina Sisco, “I train at UMAC with my three children, Cheri, Jessie and Kyle. When we first started my children had little or no confidence and I was very concerned. But after we started training I could see an incredible transformation. They developed a higher level of self-esteem and confidence. My daughters are now certified instructors and my son is on the Leadership Team. I highly recommend the UMAC Confidence Clinic for any child.” To reserve a space, call United Martial Arts Centers at 987-1853. For more information visit American Girl fashion show set for March Middletown — An American Girl Fashion Show, hosted by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School, will take place the weekend of March 11 at Brookside Manor in Middletown. Organizers said the show is an event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite American Girl dolls. Each show will have a different theme, including an ice-cream social and tea party and birthday cake. There will be raffles and door prizes of American Girl items as well as photo opportunities and retail merchandise available for sale at each show. Tickets for Friday’s premier at 6 p.m. are $35 per person. There will also be two shows each on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for $25 each. The event will also need additional models from outside the school community. Several girls, sizes six and 10, will be needed to help model the clothes on the catwalk. For more information, e-mail to or call 343-8836.