Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements

  • Free Reduced Lunch Forms 2019-2020

    Find them here in English, Spanish and Creole!

    Family Resource Center
  • Welcome Back! We need school supplies!

    If you'd like to donate any new/gently used book bags and/or school supplies, please drop off in Main Office during school hours!

    Family Resource Center
  • Summer Music Camp 2019

    For Student Grades 4 -12. Jul 29-Aug 9, 2019 @ Nyack High School. Half Day or Full Day. See Attached Flyer! Scholarships available.  

    Family Resource Center
  • Comidas Gratis para Ninos - Verano 2019 - Pueblo de Nyack

    El Pueblo de Nyack ofrece desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS en el Nyack Center y en el Waldron Terrace Community Center, del 1 de julio 
    al 30 de agosto, para CUALQUIER NIÑO, de 18 años o menos. No hay registro, ninguna solicitud, ningún requisito de ingresos y no
    se necesita identificación. Para más información llame al: 845-358-0548.
    Family Resource Center
  • Free Summer Meal Program for Children 2019 - Village of Nyack

    Village of Nyack offers free breakfast and lunch at the Nyack Center and the Waldron Terrace Community Center, July 1st - August 30th, for ANY CHILD, 18 years or younger. There is no sign-up, no application, no income requirement and no identification needed.  For more information call: 845-358-0548.

    Family Resource Center
  • LGBTQ 101: Parent Workshop & Discussion - 6/5/19, 6:30PM, NMS Library

    Join us for an important, informative conversation. Presented by the Rockland Pride Center and the Nyack Middle School FRC.  Call 845-353-7214 for more information.  

    Family Resource Center
  • Orientacion Para Padres de Quinto Grado Con Traduccion - 30 de mayo, 6pm

    Venga para conocer el Director, la Subdirectora, los maestros, la coordinadora del Center de Recurso para Families y mas.

    Family Resource Center
  • Fifth Grade Parent Orientation - Thurs, May 30, 7pm

    Join us!  Meet the NMS Principal, Assistant Principal, schools staff, FRC Coordinator, and more!

    Family Resource Center
  • Summer Camps 101 Presentation - Feb 14th

    Join Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator, for information about local camp and summer programs, scholarship opportunities, strategies on finding the right fit for your child and more. After PTA Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 14th, 7pm in NMS Library.

    Family Resource Center
  • NEW DATE: Parent Teacher Conferences with Translation, Tues, Dec. 4th, 6pm-8pm

    Family Resource Center

Contact Us

Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator 

Speaks Spanish / Se Habla Espanol  (845) 353-7214  

woctaviano@nyackschools.org   

Office Hours:  9am to 2pm, Monday-Friday

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Nyack Middle School Family Resource Center

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

  • 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:

  • 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.