There has always been a debate about screen time in our children’s lives, but what are the best practices in 2024? Dr. Jill Walsh, a sociology professor at Boston University, will present practical and valuable parameters to help set our children up for success in navigating their technology. The virtual presentation to parents and community members will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or to register.
South Davis Kindergarten Students Had a Ball on the 100th Day of School 💯 Kindergarten students at South Davis Elementary had a ball on Wednesday, February 14, when Valentine's Day fell on the 100th day of school! Students participated in fun activities, including making necklaces with 100 beads and counting them out by 10s, creating Valentine hearts by tearing paper using their pinching fingers to build dexterity and filling a paper gumball machine with 100 painted gumballs. How exciting, holding two celebrations in one day!
The Orchard Park Central School District (OPCSD) is currently accepting applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for the 2024-2025 school year. To participate, children must reside in the OPCSD’s attendance area and be four years old on or before December 1, 2024 – meaning, their birthdate must fall between 12-02-19 and 12-01-20. Applications are available online at www.opschools.org/upk and are due by March 8, 2024. The OPCSD is once again able to offer UPK through a grant provided by the New York State Education Department. This grant covers the cost of the program but does not cover transportation. It is the responsibility of each family to transport their child to the UPK site. There are only a designated number of UPK spots available. If the district receives more applications than available openings, a “digital lottery” will determine who will qualify to attend. Children are randomly selected for the program and selection is not based on academic or economic need. All registered children are equally eligible for participation. All students with complete registration before the March 8, 2024 deadline will have an equal chance for selection in the lottery. More information about the registration process and the UPK program is available online. Interested parents/guardians may also contact Amy Woodward at 716-209-6440 or email@example.com with program questions. Registration questions may be directed to the Central Registrar at 716-209-6325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Davis Elementary unveiled their new Buddy Benches alongside the new inclusive playground at South Davis Elementary in December. The purpose of each Buddy Bench is to provide a dedicated space for students who are feeling lonely or would like to make a new friend. When their classmates see them sitting on the bench, they know they can ask them to play. For more information click here.
The Orchard Park Central School District is hiring bus drivers. There are great benefits including: competitive pay, annual wage increase, health insurance coverage, paid training, flexible schedule and NYS retirement. If you are interested, please contact the Orchard Park Central School District Transportation Department at 716-209-6237.
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The Community Education course catalogue is now available online! Click here to research, register and pay for Community Education classes. In-person registration and mail in registration is still available.
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