Upstate News

August 18, 2008
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

SUNY Upstate, Syracuse City schools partner on series aimed at creating successful school year for kids in mind, body and home life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Area school-children and their families can get expert advice from medical professionals, educators and others on how to make this upcoming school year one of success for the mind, body and home life during a weeklong series on “Strategies for Your Child’s Success: At Home, in School and the Community” Aug. 18 to 22.

Each session, which is free, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Most will be held at SUNY Upstate’s Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. For more information or to register call 446-5080.

The weeklong series is a cooperative effort between SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Syracuse City School District, Bethany Baptist Church.

“It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child and that’s what this series is all about,” said Maxine Thompson of SUNY Upstate Medical University. “Parents and children will hear from all areas of the community on how best to give the child the opportunities and tools for success.”
Below is a complete listing of session topics.

? Aug.18 session will focus on giving your child a healthy start. Physicians and other health professions from SUNY Upstate will discuss practical strategies for a family to live and eat healthy. This session will take place at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave. Free parking is available behind the building; use Madison Street entrance to parking lot.

? Aug. 19 session will focus on “Strategies for Communicating Effectively With Your Child’s School, Administrators and Teachers/Staff.” It will stress the importance of establishing open and ongoing lines of communication and understanding the variety of resources that are available in each school. This session will take place at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave. Free parking is available behind the building; use Madison Street entrance to parking lot.

? Aug. 20 session will be a Resource Fair, with representatives and information from a variety of school programs and community resources designed to support the academic success of students. This session will take place at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave. Free parking is available behind the building; use Madison Street entrance to parking lot.

? Aug. 21 session will address the subject of making one’s home a learning center, emphasizing how everyday ideas and resources can contribute to fostering literacy habits and a constructive learning environment at home. This session will take place at the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, 805 East Genesee St., located across from Hutchings Psychiatric Center and the Syracuse Stage.

? Aug. 22 will be a celebration to send children off with a positive attitude for school. This session will take place at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave. Free parking is available behind the building; use Madison Street entrance to parking lot.

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