Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements

  • Join Us! FRC Parenting Workshop - Internet Safety - Nyack Center, March 26, 6:30pm

    Come for great information, pizza dinner, raffle prizes.  Free childcare!

    Family Resource Center
  • Our Next Parenting Workshop, Monday, March 19th

    Nyack Center at 6:30pm.  Come for great information on handling difficult behavior. Free childcare and pizza dinner.

    Family Resource Center
  • La Proxima Taller de Padres - lunes, 19, Marzo

    Nyack Center, 6:30pm, Cuidado de ninos, cena y informacion importante!

    Family Resource Center
  • Summer Camp Planning has begun! Call your FRC for Summer Camp Resources!

    Call for information about local and nearby programs, day and sleep-away camps, specialized programs in the arts, science, tech, cooking, etc. and more!  Ask about scholarship opportunities!

    Family Resource Center
  • GRADUATION GOWN DRIVE 2018

    Help us help families! Sponsor an 8th grader by purchasing a graduation gown on their behalf.  Gowns cost $20. Checks/Cash can be dropped off in the Main Office! 

    Family Resource Center
  • NEW DATE - Truth About VAPING - Feb. 27, 7pm

    Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 7pm, in the Nyack Middle School Library for an important presentation on Vaping. Presented by Dornzella Milligan, Student Support Services Prevention Counselor at Nyack High School.  

    Family Resource Center
  • Tiempo Para Registrar Para Deportes - Inscripcion comienza 19 de febrero

    Para  instrucciones sobre como registrarse en linea, haga clic en el folleto abajo.

    Family Resource Center
  • Spring Sports Online Registration Starts February 19

    For instructions, click on flyer below!

    Family Resource Center
  • TALLERES DE CRIANZA - Cada Lunes de Marzo

    Unase a nosotros, los lunes de marzo en el Nyack Center para talleres de crianza GRATIS, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Diferentes temas semanales.  Hablamos espanol. Cuidado de ninos, cena de pizza y rifa.  Una colaboracion con Tender Steps NY.  Llame al 845-353-7214 para obtener mas informacion. REGISTRESE HOY PARA UN TALLER O TODAS.   

    Family Resource Center
  • PARENTING WORKSHOP SERIES - MONDAYS IN MARCH

    Join us, Mondays in March at the Nyack Center for FREE Parenting Workshops, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Different topics weekly. Free Childcare, Pizza Dinner and Raffle Prize!  A collaboration with Tender Steps NY. See flyer or call 845-353-7214 for more information. REGISTER TODAY for ONE or ALL OF THEM!

    Family Resource Center

Contact Us

Wanda Octaviano, FRC Coordinator    

Speaks Spanish / Se Habla Espanol  

(845) 353-7214  

woctaviano@nyackschools.org   

Office Hours:  8:30am to 1:30pm, 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        

  • 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.