Programs Completed for the 2015 - 2016 School Year:
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Anxiety & Depression - How it Effects Teenagers
Presented by Dr. Randi Newman, Psy.D and Norma Canals, LMSW, School Social Worker, Pearl River School District
This presentation is a guide on what to do if your child is sad or anxious. We will review how to talk to your teenager
about their emotional well-being and when to know your child needs professional help. Program held at the
District Offices at 135 West Crooked Hill Road.
Programs Completed for the 2014 - 2015 School Year:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Sweet Talk Your Children
Presented by Rebecca Meyerson, Certified Nutrition Counselor and founder of Simply Healthy Living
Tired of wafflers and sugar-filled cereals for breakfast? Do you have a child that won't touch anything green? Come and learn the nuts and bolts of raising happy, healthy eaters and improving their meals with nutritious and delicious foods. We will discuss recipe modification and realistic meal planning. Program held at the District Offices.
Programs Completed for the 2013 - 2014 School Year:
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Warning Signs of Heroin and Prescription Drug Addiction
Presented by the Orangetown Police Department (OPD) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Learn the warning signs and "lingo" associated with drug addiction. Let's protect our children. Many parents and caregivers are not familiar with drug street names and how to deal with a child who may be using drugs. Please join us as our panel discusses the dangers and warning signs of heroin and prescription drug addiction. Be in the know! Let's work together to keep our children and commmunity safe from this growing epidemic!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mom & Dad, Can You See What I Feel?
Presented by Turning Point Behavioral Health Center
Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Social Anxiety, Self-Harm. These are words we have all heard before but do we really know what these emotions "look like" in our teenagers. Many parents or caregivers may not recognize when their child is struggling. We explore these emotions and behaviors through the eyes of today's teenagers.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 and Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Program held at the Pearl River Middle School Auditorium and Pearl River High School Auditorium, repsectively.
What You Don't Know About Your Child's Social Networking
Presented by Det. Joseph Sullivan, Orangetown Police Dept. and Det. James Davis, Computer Crimes Task Force
Back by Popular Demand! Come and learn the facts, dangers, and precautions regarding some of the popular websites/apps that your child may be using such as Snapchat, Instagram, ooVoo, Ask FM, and more.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Common Core Learning Standards Math K - 4
Presented by Sue Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Ms. Wheeler will present an overview of the Common Core Focus Standards for each grade level. She will highlight some of the related instructional strategies and demonstrate how to access and utilize available parent resources. Held at Evans Park Elementary School.
Programs Completed for the 2012 - 2013 School Year:
All programs were held at the Pearl River District Offices: 135 West Crooked Hill Road, Pearl River, NY 10965
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sending Your Child Off to College
Presented by Dr. John Morgano, Superintendent and Dr. Frank Auriemma, Former Superintendent
Topics include adjusting to college academic rigor, roommate issues - boyfriend/girlfriend issues, fitting in issues, solving problems on their own, calling home too much or not enough, having a car on campus, co-ed dorms, campus safety, returning home to visit – “Who is this person?” academic transitions, changing majors, changing schools and much more! There will also be time for a Q and A.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Dangerous Teen Drug Trends
Presented by Ms. Judy Mezey, MS and Ms. Andrea Fallick, LCSW,CASAC,CCP
Student Assistance Services Corp.
Get informed on the changing drug environment affecting our youth today. Presentation includes a "Show and Tell" of current drug paraphernalia. The discussion focuses on current drug trends including new information on "old" drugs, updated information on "illicit" street drugs, and legal substances being abused by teens.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sweet Talk Your Children
Presented by Ms. Rebecca Meyerson, Certified Nutrition Counselor
Tired of waffles and sugar filled cereals for breakfast? Do you have a child that won't touch anything green? Come learn the nuts and bolts of raising happy, healthy eaters and improving their meals with nutritious and delicious foods. We will discuss recipe modifications and realistic meal planning.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
APPR: What it Means for Your Children
Ms. Sue Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
What is an "APPR" and what does that mean for my child?