NYS TARC Newsletter—December 2021

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NYSED News/Updates

School-Age Child Care (SACC) Registrations:
As program SACC licenses are renewed and received, don’t forget to email a copy of the updated SACC to your Resource Center.  


New Resources Available to Support NYSED’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework:


Additional resources:




Virtual Fall ‘21 Webinars

Please note: Subgrantees are required to attend two out of the 4 webinars (does not include the December 2 Fall Kick-Off). One of the required webinars will be the EZReports Webinars 101 or 201, depending on the subgrantee’s experience with the system. Please share this information with your teams!

RoS Spotlight:

The CAO NURTURE Academy team has been supporting students back to a sense of normalcy. While bus driver shortages and COVID restrictions have limited field trip opportunities, the CAO Nurture Academy team has brought the festivals to the centers and created pen-pal connections for socialization with students from another program. 

Students at Pratt Willert Community Center were excited to get their first letters from their 4-H Pen-pals from a suburban 4-H Club. Students are having fun practicing our spelling, learning how to write a letter, drawing pictures, and learning how the postal service works. The letters are mailed to the centers instead of their homes to protect privacy and to encourage other students to participate when they see the excitement their friends at the center have when they receive a letter.   

Students also participated in a Harvest Festival, including a petting zoo, hay, games, and fun.

-Submitted by JoAnna Rozier-Johnson, VP of Youth Services with the Community Action Organization of WNY, Inc.

The Schenectady City School District participated in the “Lights On Afterschool” event on Thursday, October 28th where each 21st CCLC site had their own “Lights On” event. Students participated in a variety of activities including STEM, Literacy, Growth Mindset and arts and crafts. The City of Schenectady joined the celebration by lighting up City Hall.

-Submitted by Simone Miranda, Community Learning Center Project Manager with the Schenectady City School District

NYC Spotlight

The Middle School Student Success Center at the Abraham Lincoln Campus for Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has spent the past few years counseling students through the high school application process, presenting workshops to students on college and career readiness, and providing their families with the knowledge necessary to support their children in their educational journeys. They recruited youth leaders (8th graders) in the school who counsel their peers alongside the program staff. These photos were taken during the summer when their current 8th grade youth leaders were team building and training for their role. This allowed them to learn about their leadership styles.

-Submitted by Sindy Nuesi, Director of Middle School Student Success Center for Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Partnership with Children at P.S.194 Countee Cullen Academy started the school year off with a “Bang”. The successful engagement activities included scholar, staff and parent interactions. Some of these events included the “Back to School Fair, Dad’s take your Child to School Day, Latin X Heritage Appreciation, Breast Cancer Recognition, Fall Harvest, Community Movie Night and Character Day. Each activity was led with the intent to increase the Attendance in their Community School and build the culture in the building. Please take a look at the phenomenal pictures submitted by Camille Gill, Community School Director for Partnership with Children.

-Submitted by Camille Gill, Community School Director for Partnership with Children