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 and your 5th grade child to a virtual presentation at his/her school where discussion will center on the change from a: Boy to Young Man; Girl to Young Woman. The evening will allow every child the opportunity to watch with a significant adult in his/her life – for boys: father, guardian, an uncle, grandparent or older brother; for girls: mother, guardian, an aunt, grandparent or older sister; but every fifth grade student should have the opportunity to communicate with a significant adult in his/her life. 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 who can serve as a resource to both adults and students within our school district on this topic. The maturity presentations will be conducted virtually through a Zoom link that will be sent to parents using School Messenger. 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 2020-2021 – all presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.


The Girl to Young Woman Maturity Presentations have been scheduled for 5th grade girls via a virtual presentation from each of the elementary school buildings.


School

Teacher

Day / Date

Time / Place

Otsego

Jennifer Friaglia

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Paumanok

Jennifer Friaglia

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Signal Hill

Jennifer Friaglia

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Sunquam

Jennifer Friaglia

Thursday, April 15, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Vanderbilt

Jennifer Friaglia

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

There will also be one last district-wide 4th & 5th grade Girl to Young Woman Maturity Presentation held this spring for any 4th grade girls maturing sooner and for any 5th grade girls who may have missed an earlier presentation (see below).

District-wide

4th & 5th

Grade Girls

Jennifer Friaglia

Wednesday,

May 19, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link


Boys to Young Men Maturity Schedule 2020–2021 - all presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Boys to Young Men Maturity Presentations have been scheduled for 5th grade boys via a virtual presentation at each of the elementary school buildings.


School

Teacher

Day/ Date

Time

Otsego

Eric Micalizzi

Thursday,

March 25, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Paumanok

Eric Micalizzi

Wednesday,

April 7, 2021


7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Signal Hill

Eric Micalizzi

Wednesday,

March 24, 2021


7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Sunquam

Eric Micalizzi

Tuesday,

April 6, 2021


7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link

Vanderbilt

Eric Micalizzi

Thursday,

April 8, 2021

7:00 p.m. via

Zoom link


Please 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