Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements

  • VIDEO MESSAGE FROM YOUR FRC

    Click here for a video message from your Nyack Family Resource Centers!  https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0okjDTLU4wdzJSeXGwXXfjgDg

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  • FREE BREAKFAST/ LUNCH DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE

    Free breakfast and lunch is available for pick up for students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch during the year.  Where? Nyack Center, 58 Depew, 9:30am - 1pm, and Waldron Terrace Housing Complex (15 Highview Ct) parking lot, outside the community meeting room, 10am - 11am (mobile unit).  

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  • YOUR FRC IS STILL AVAILABLE TO HELP!

    If you have any questions, concerns or are looking for education resources and information/updates related to Covid-19, please feel free to contact me via email or phone during my usual office hours - 9am - 2pm.  I'm happy to help any way I can!

    Family Resource Center
  • FINANZAS FAMILARES ha sido CANCELADO!

    Family Resource Center
  • Finanzas Familiares: Presupuesto y Ahorro

    Venga para un taller para toda la familia gratuito y en espanol. En la biblioteca de Nyack, 25 de marzo, 6pm-8:30pm. Incluye cena, cuidado de ninos, rifas y premios! Llame 845-353-7214 para mas informacion!

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  • Graduation Gown Drive 2020

    Please consider donating $20 to cover the cost of a graduation gown for a student who cannot afford one.  See attached flyer!

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  • Conoce Salude y Come con su FRC de Nyack - 21, Noviembre - 6pm

    Conozca a sus coordinadoras de FRC - Obtenga information sobre servicios de biblioteca, cuidado de ninos, consejos para la tarea, preparacion para la escuela . intermedia y mas. Cena de pizza y cuidado de ninos GRATIS!  Donde?  La Biblioteca de Nyack, 59 S. Broadway.

    Family Resource Center
  • FRC Meet Greet and Eat at Nyack Library - Nov. 21st, 6pm, Nyack Library

    Join your Nyack FRC Coordinators for information about  library services, childcare resources, homework tips, preparing for middle school and more.  

    Family Resource Center
  • WELCOME NIGHT/BIENVENIDOS/BYENVENI - NYACK CENTER

    Join us for Nyack Center's Annual WELCOME NIGHT.  Monday, Oct. 21, 5:30pm. Pizza Dinner, Raffle Prizes and More! Spanish and Creole translation will be provided!

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  • Free Reduced Lunch Forms 2019-2020

    Find them here in English, Spanish and Creole!

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Contact Us

Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator Speaks Spanish /       Se Habla Espanol                                (845) 353-7214 woctaviano@nyackschools.org.  Office Hrs:  9am - 2pm, Mon-Fri

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center

The Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center (FRC) is here for YOU and YOUR FAMILY        

  • VIEW OUR NEW VIDEO:  "Message from the Nyack Family Resource Centers" -- https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0okjDTLU4wdzJSeXGwXXfjgDg
  • The FRC is a family engagement program dedicated to strengthening the link between family, school and community to ensure the success of EVERY child, pre-K through 8th grade.
  • All FRC services and programs are FREE to Nyack Public School families.  
  • The FRC collaborates with teachers, administrators, community leaders and other partners, building connections to ensure that vital resources are more accessible and responsive to the changing needs of ALL families.  We are here to support you as an active partner in your child's education.  The FRC is funded by the Nyack District and Rockland 21C. 
  • Research shows that family involvement in middle school has direct links to youth's academic success and social outcomes.  The Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center's main goal is to help you, help your child during these challenging years.  
  • Please call anytime for information, answers to your questions and referral requests regarding school, district or county wide services, programs, events, community service opportunities and more! 
  • Watch our short video of FRC activities!   Click Here:   NMS FRC 2015-2017

Donation Station

DONATION STATION is a program that anonymously connects specific needs to students and families in need or in crisis.  When we find out about a need, the FRC sends out an email request to families on the Donation Station List. If someone would like to donate, they simply reply back to the FRC.  The FRC will then connect the person in need with the donated item (for example: clothing, coats or school supplies). Please call if you would like to be added to our email list to receive donation requests OR if you have a specific need you would like to report.

All Family Resource Center Programs and Services are FREE to Nyack School District families.

How the FRC Helps Families

  • Parent Advocacy & Support 
  • Community and District Resources including support groups, healthcare and insurance referrals, family services, student volunteer opportunities, summer camp information,  and more. 
  • Information Articles Library 
  • Outreach and Informational Events 
  • Translation Services in Spanish and Creole
  • Free School Supplies available to students all year long
  • Monthly FRC Newsletter - English and Spanish

How Families Can Help Families

The FRC coordinates a variety of charitable programs.  Here are some of the ways that YOU can help throughout the school year:

  • Families Impacted by COVID-19.   How YOU can HELP - Pandemic 2020.pdf 
  • Donation Station - Join our email list and donate when you can.
  • School Supplies - We collect school supplies all year long - especially binders!  Donations can be dropped off in the Guidance Office.
  • Thanksgiving Supermarket Gift Card Drive - Instead of food items, the FRC gives families the opportunity to make their own food choices with supermarket gift cards.
  • Coat/Winterwear Drive in collaboration with NMS G.O. Club 
  • Holiday Giving - In collaboration with NMS staff, the FRC collects supermarket and other gift cards for our most vulnerable students and their families.
  • Sponsor a Student - Sponsor a student and cover the cost of PTA or school-sponsored, fee-based events, trips or activities for the year.

Nyack FRCs Make a Difference

  • FRC - In The News:  The Nyack FRC was listed by The Journal News as a great place to donate your time and donations.  Always call ahead before dropping off any donated items to your school FRC!  Journal News - How To Donate to the Needy
  • The results of a 2016 United Way focus group on growing and emerging needs in education, income and health in Rockland County identified the Family Resource Center as a SOLUTION to the barriers that prevent Rockland County residents from having their needs met and/or accessing existing services!   
  • Nyack FRCs rank 1st in the county with the number of basic needs and social service requests answered, reflecting the strong relationships they have built with the community.
  • Nyack FRCs lead the county in family and community engagement programming, welcoming parents and encouraging involvement in their children’s learning.