Special Activities

Family Life Program

"One of the words heard most often in recent years is “communication.” As adults, we see the importance of it in our daily lives. Our 5th grade children are at an age where we need to be involved because of the choices that lie ahead of them. Communication should increase as they get older but more often the direction is in reverse.

It is with this in mind that I invite you to bring your son to his school where discussion will center on the change from: Boy to Young Man. The evening will allow every boy the opportunity to attend with a significant male adult in his life – father, guardian, an uncle, grandparent or older brother, but every fifth grade boy should have the opportunity to communicate with a significant adult in his life. I encourage only adult males to attend with the boys. Our past experiences have shown that it is as important for adults as it is for the child to attend this evening together.

The presenter will be a district health/physical education teacher. He can serve as a resource to both adults and students within our school district on this topic. The idea of the evening is to open communication with our children so that we can talk about tough issues when they are teenagers. Adults as well as children begin to feel comfortable as they commence to talk with each other and this interaction will pay many dividends not only in a few years but also throughout life."

Girls to Young Women Maturity Schedule 2018-2019 – all presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Girl to Young Woman Maturity Presentations are scheduled for 5th grade girls at each of the elementary school buildings.

School

Teacher

Day / Date

Time / Place

Otsego

Jennifer Friaglia

December 4, 2018,

Tuesday

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Paumanok

Jennifer Friaglia

November 27, 2018,

Tuesday

7:00 p.m. in the café

Signal Hill

Jennifer Friaglia

November 5, 2018,

Monday

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Sunquam

Jennifer Friaglia

November 6, 2018,

Tuesday

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Vanderbilt

Jennifer Friaglia

November 28, 2018,

Wednesday

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

One last district-wide 4th & 5th grade Girl to Young Woman Maturity Presentation will take place in the spring (see below).

4th & 5th

Grade Girls

Jennifer Friaglia

TBD – spring 2019

TBD

Boys to Young Men Maturity Schedule 2018 – 2019 all presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Boys to Young Men Maturity Presentations will be given for 5th grade boys at each of the elementary school buildings in the spring.

School

Teacher

Day / Date

Time / Place

Otsego

Mike Gibbons

Eric Micalizzi

TBD

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Paumanok

Mike Gibbons

Eric Micalizzi

TBD

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Signal Hill

Mike Gibbons

Eric Micalizzi

TBD

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Sunquam

Mike Gibbons

Eric Micalizzi

TBD

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Vanderbilt

Mike Gibbons

Eric Micalizzi

TBD

7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria


Plese contact the office of Mr. Patrick Murphy (592-3067 or 592-3373) if you have any questions regarding the Family Life Program.

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OTHER PROGRAMS

The navigational points on the left are special activities that our department is recognizing as "areas of interest" in our Health/Physical Education programs. The Health/Physical Education department is proud to share these "areas of interest" with our community.

For more information, please visit the links to your left:

Wellness Fair

Healthy Steps

Dance Intramurals 5th/6th Grades

Golf Trips

Reality Babies