Young life digest

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:58

M-W schools closed Oct. 8 and 11 for conference and Columbus Day Central Valley - The following is a schedule of upcoming events and programs within the Monroe-Woodbury School District: Middle School Grade 6 Rec will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 3-4:50 p.m. Middle School Grade 7/8 Rec will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 6:30-9 p.m. High School Rec Night will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m. North Main Elementary student pictures will be taken Monday, Oct. 4. Smith Clove Elementary Book Fair will be held Monday, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Oct. 7. North Main PTA will meet Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. High School Mini College Day will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 11:10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Schools will be closed Friday, Oct. 8 for a Conference Day. Schools will be closed Monday, Oct. 11 in observance of Columbus Day. Classes resume Tuesday, Oct. 12. Central Valley Elementary student pictures will be taken Wednesday, Oct. 13. Central Valley PTA will meet Wednesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. High School Mini College Day will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. High School Senior Parent College Financial Night will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium. High School Prism Concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Learning to communicate with young people Warwick — The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Orange will offer its Strengthening Families seven-week program for parents/caregivers and youth, ages 10-14, at Warwick Valley Middle School on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 5, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. The program assists families to build upon their strengths, enhances relationship and communication skills and helps them navigate critical teen issues together. The series includes a light family meal and child care for children ages 3-9. The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council works in collaboration with CCE Orange to present this program to families. Priority is given to residents of the school district where the sessions are held. There is no charge due to funding by NYS OCFS/Orange County Youth Bureau, The Warwick Valley Community Center/OASAS and The Warwick Valley Middle School. To register call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 344-1234. For more information visit and Family Life page. Young Actors Program continues at the Lycian Sugar Loaf — The Kings Young Actors Theater, a training program of Kings Theatre Company at the Lycian Centre in Sugar Loaf, is continuing this fall with a course of scene study and character development. The ten week program begins Oct. 13 and takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. This fall, the program is about character and the emotional intent of the actor. The students will study scripted material identifying the underlying emotions of the scenes and beginning the process of self study through the roles. Kings is expanding its training program this fall to include a workshop designed for middle school students, grades 6 through 8. The eight week program begins Oct. 12 and takes place on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is designed to introduce younger students to the process of studying acting. The objective of the Young Actors Program is to provide young people from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in a theatre experience that will develop confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and a greater sense of self and community. The goal is to encourage students who enjoy theatre to explore their own potential in a safe and encouraging environment. Instructor Paul Ellis has 40 years of experience in the theater industry. He has directed over 80 plays and produced numerous concerts and festivals. The fee for the ten week program is $275. The fee for the eight week program is $225. To register for the workshop, call the Lycian Centre Box Office at 469-2287 or visit the Lycian Centre Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about the program or course content call 469-7563. ‘Raising Sexually Healthy Children in a Unhealthy Culture’ talk is Oct. 6 Tuxedo Park — Deborah Roffman, a nationally certified sexuality and family life educator, will present: “Yes You Can! Raise Sexually Healthy Children in a Sexually Unhealthy Culture,” at Tuxedo Park School in Tuxedo Park on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public. Organizers said parents of children all ages often struggle with the best way to listen, talk, and behave with their children when it comes to the topic of sex, especially considering the unhealthy sexual messages and societal pressures. Roffman will give parents the confidence, language, and approach they need to handle this topic so that their children can make healthy and wise choices for themselves. Roffman has provided training and consultation regarding curriculum, faculty development, and parent education to scores of public and private schools for over 30 years. She has written numerous articles and two books: “Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking Sense about Sex” and “But How Did I Get in There in the First Place?: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking to Young Children about Sex.” For more information or directions, call 351-4737.