Friday, 18 September 2015 15:43

Education Briefs 09/18/15

BBQ for Saratoga Volleyball

SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Sunday, September 20 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. the girls and boys Saratoga Springs High School volleyball team is having a barbecue fundraiser at Furlong’s Family Fun Good Food Ice Cream at 588 Lake Avenue. Pick up or eat at picnic tables: $10 for either a cheeseburger or 2 hot dogs, plus chips and a baked good. All proceeds benefit Saratoga Springs High School Volleyball. 


Ride for Missing Kids at Malta Ave. Elementary 

BALLSTON SPA — On Friday, September 18, at 12:50 p.m., a team of cyclists will pause for lunch at Malta Avenue Elementary Schools on their one-day, 100-mile pedal to support the local work of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the Capital Region. 

The unified team of riders, riding two-by-two, will be escorted by the New York State Police and local law enforcement of the jurisdictions through which they ride. The Ride stops at schools for educational Rest Stops, with “Silent Tributes” to missing children, recovered children, and fallen officers along the way.

The cyclists are projected to arrive at Malta Avenue at 12:50, meet and greet with students, have lunch and depart at 1:20. For more information, visit http://rideformissingchildrengcd.com/about-the-ride-1.


Citizen Preparedness Training

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College is hosting a Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on Saturday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Gannett Auditorium. Please feel free to share this invitation with any individuals who you think might want to attend. To register, people can sign up at: http://prepare.ny.gov/training-events.


Project Lift University Fundraiser

Program to expand to additional schools

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 5th annual Project Lift University, presented by Informz, will be held on October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Longfellows in Saratoga Springs. 

This fundraising event is to benefit the Franklin Community Center’s Project Lift, which is a free after-school prevention program operated by Franklin Community Center that offers a safe, caring and structured environment for youth in grades 1-5. The program’s unique approach heightens children’s social and emotional competence, improves decision-making skills, offers lessons on the prevention of tobacco, drugs, alcohol and bullying, boosts self-esteem and helps strengthen the bond between child, family, school and community. Families also receive other ancillary services offered by Franklin Community Center such as holiday assistance, summer camp scholarships, basic necessities and guidance. 

Franklin Community Center is proud to announce the program will be expanded to include Dorothy Nolan and Caroline Street Elementary Schools this October and will be in all six of the local elementary schools beginning October 2016.

The fundraising evening on October 8 includes excellent food from Longfellows, live music by Jim Mastrianni and Kristen Renenhan, tarot card reading, open bar, a large silent auction and photo booth. Additionally, there will be a live mission-based auction led by comedian Greg Aidala and a Pick Six Vodka tasting to round out the fun.   

All proceeds will benefit Project Lift. Tickets are $75 for singles, $140 for couples, and $50 for 30 and under. They are on sale at www.franklincommunitycenter.org or by calling Franklin Community Center at 518-587-9826.


High school to offer PSAT on October 14

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs High School will offer the PSAT at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14. The PSAT is a practice exam sponsored by the College Board aimed predominately at juniors who plan to attend four-year colleges. 

Since the PSAT is only given once a year, this is the only opportunity for juniors to take a practice, standardized exam similar to the SAT.

 

PSAT registration will be held during the 9-12 Open House on Thursday, September 17, and continue in the counseling office beginning on Monday, September 21 through Friday, October 2.

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