Thumbs Up - Sharing Our Success...

Every Tuesday, a group of 2nd & 3rd grade students with a handful of 8th grade students come together and participate in the Whitney Point, Promise Zone, after school program. The program is an extended learning opportunity to promote, academic success, healthier living, community connections through character education and hands on learning.
This marking period the students met a new friend; Miss Ann. Ann is a Nutrition Educator, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, who has been conducting cooking lessons with our students. The kids have been able to make things like peanut butter banana quesadillas, pumpkin pies, and fruit pizzas! On top of enjoying the snacks, the kids have learned about how to read a nutrition label, how much sugar is in different every day beverages and the proper way to use a knife. Cornell Cooperative Extension also invited our afterschool families of the students to their Thanksgiving Harvest, during their weekend farmer's market. Lastly, all families were provided supplies for a free Thanksgiving meal.

Our Services...

Academic Support

  • Attendance Focus And Interventions
  • Extended Learning - Afterschool Program & Morning Program
  • Liaison Between School/Home
  • Resource For Teachers
  • Parent Outreach
    • Attendance
    • School Registration 
    • Diffuse Anxiety Around NYS Testing
    • Provide Information On School Policies
    • Support Families With School Related Paperwork

Empowerment and Skill Building

  • Team Building/Social-Emotional Activities
    • Leadership Skills
    • Character Education
    • Decision Making Skills
    • Identifying Coping Skills
    • Emotional Regulation & Expression
    • Mindfulness & Meditation Techniques
    • Friendship Skills
    • Building Community Partnerships for Healthier & Happier Living

Family Education and Engagement

  • Parent Mentoring Program (UPK & Kindergarten Classrooms)
  • Parent Cafés (Once a Month)
  • Home Visits and Outreach
    • Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Donations (Partnership through Cornell Cooperative Extension)
    • Distribution of Weekend Meals Backpack Program
  • Special Engagement Events
    • Open House, Kindergarten Parent Night, Kindergarten Visitation Day, 3rd Grade Curriculum Night 
    • Cookies & Cocoa with Santa Event
    • Conscious Discipline Workshops - Parent Education
    • Kindergarten Pajama Donation Drive - Service Learning Project
    • Multigenerational Science Camps