NORTH BABYLON PARENT and YOUTH ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
AND THE OWL TEACHERS’ CENTER PRESENT

P.Y.A.C. PARENT UNIVERSITY
2018

PARENTING ISN’T EASY – WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

1. STEAM CLUB – WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS LEARNING?
by Chuck Watkis, Science Director NBUFSD
THURSDAY, 5/3 Time: 6:30 – 7:30PM Cost: FREE
Join us for an evening of hands on experience and see what STEAM is all
about. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science,
Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The end results are
students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning,
persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the
creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and
learners of the 21st century! Workshop will take place at the William E
Deluca Library.

2. BENEFITS OF DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM
by Dana Musso, ELA & ENL Director NBUFSD
MONDAY, 5/21 Time: 6:30 – 7:30 Cost: FREE
Dual language programs have become trendy in many corners of the
country, as a growing number of parents are looking for ways to give their
kids an edge in an increasingly competitive, multilingual world. This
workshop is designed to give an overview of the Dual Language Program
being offered in the district and to show how this program can be
beneficial to both English and Spanish speaking students. The program
also helps children improve their performance not just in their new
language but in subject areas like math, science and social studies.

3. CPR/AED FOR ADULT/CHILD/INFANT
by Advanced Training of Smithtown
TUESDAY, 5/8 Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM C ost: $50.00 Service Credits: 3
ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) CPR/AED course is designed
specifically for individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional
rescuers but desire, or are required, to be certified in CPR and the use of an
AED. Ideal for emergency response teams in business and industry, adult
residential care personnel, teachers, parents and babysitters. This extremely
flexible program will help prepare individuals to respond to a cardiac arrest
and choking. This program conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for
CPR and ECC.

4. BASIC FIRST AID
by Advanced Training of Smithtown
THURSDAY, 5/10 T ime: 6:00 – 9:00PM C o st: $50.00 Service Credits: 3
ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) Basic First Aid helps individuals
develop basic first aid knowledge, skills and the confidence to respond. This
course is designed for non-EMS responders including government,
corporate, industry, lifeguards, security personnel, law enforcement,
corrections personnel, and other individuals who are not EMS or healthcare
providers, but desire or require certification in First Aid. The program
conforms to the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

5. NARCAN TRAINING
by Robert Delagi, MA NREMT-P
THURSDAY, 6/7 Time: 6:30 – 7:30PM C ost: FREE
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that drug overdose, mainly
due to the increase in non-medical use of prescription pain-relief drugs, is
the second leading cause of deaths from unintentional injuries in the United
States. In an effort to reverse this trend in Suffolk County, the Opioid
Overdose Prevention Program trains participants on how to recognize an
overdose, administer intranasal Narcan and take appropriate steps until
EMS arrives. Participants will receive a certificate of training and an
emergency resuscitation kit that includes NARCAN.

6. DRIVER SAFETY
by Eileen Watson, AARP
Saturday, 6/2 T ime: 8:30AM – 2:30PM C o st: $30.00 Service Credits: 6
This course is designed for adults 18 and older and can save you up to 15%
off your insurance rates! AARP Smart Driver Course is the preeminent
driver safety program, serving communities for over 30 years. The program
has helped millions of drivers protect their safety on todays’ roads. This
workshop will cover:
• Tuning up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the
rules of the road
• Defensive driving techniques
• Discover ways to handle left turns, right-of-way, highway traffic
and blind spots
• Learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles

7. FAMILY PAINT NIGHT
by Dara McDonald
WEDNESDAY, 5/16 T ime: 6:30 – 8:30PM C ost: $10.00 Service Credits: 2
Whatever the reason, it's always good to enjoy some time with the ones you
love. Grab your kids and come join us for Family Paint Night! This class is
designed for you and your child(ren) to have a night out together and have
some creative fun. Parents and kids will paint their own canvas using acrylic
paints and you and your child will take home your own masterpiece. Cost
is $10 per person.
Light refreshments and desserts will be provided.

8. DANCE FITNESS (4/9 – 5/21)
by Patricia Castellano, Certified Instructor
MONDAYS Time: 6:30 – 7:30PM Cost: $25.00 Service Credits: 1
This high energy class combines different forms of dance to give you a full
body aerobic workout. Dance fitness offers a relaxed environment where you
can really let your inhibitions go! increase your fitness, transform your body,
boost your confidence, and ease your stress. You may even pick up some
fantastic new moves to show off on the dance floor! Includes 7 classes.

9. SCULPT/STRETCH (4/10 – 5/22)
by Dominique Dalia, Certified Instructor
TUESDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00AM Cost: $25.00 Service Credits: 1
Stretch & Sculpt combines yoga, dance, strength training, Pilates and
sometimes even Tai Chi to create a challenging, rejuvenating workout that
will tone every major muscle group. If you have tight joints or injuries, no
need to stay home – this class is great for sore muscles, back and knee pain,
and joint stiffness. Includes 7 classes.

10. BARRE FITNESS (4/11 – 5/23)
by Patricia Castellano, Certified Instructor
WEDNESDAYS Time: 6:30 – 7:30PM Cost: $25.00 Service Credits: 1

11. BARRE FITNESS (4/12 – 5/24)
by Dominique Dalia, Certified Instructor
THURSDAYS Time: 10:00 – 11:00AM Cost: $25.00 Service Credits: 1
Interested in achieving a dancer's physique without having to learn
choreography? Sculpt your way to a ballerina body in this class! Classes
feature exercises using the ballet barre that will tone your legs, lift your
glutes, and strengthen your upper body and core. The class ends with a
stretch to help you relax and to lengthen your muscles. Includes 7 classes.

12. SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS
by Jessica Schrek, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Wednesday, 5/31 T ime: 6:30 – 8:00PM C o st: $10.00 Service Credits: 1.5
According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey, every 1 in 3 adults are overweight. In a world dominated by fast food,
losing weight can be difficult and keeping it off is even more challenging. This
workshop will show what research says and participants will receive
practical advice and tips on how to successfully lose weight and keep it off!

13. TOP 10 STRATEGIES: PARENTING
CHILDREN/TEENS WITH ADHD
by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC
ADHD Parent Coach and Teacher Trainer
TUESDAY, 5/1 Time: 6:30 – 8:00PM C ost: $10.00 Service Credits: 1.5
Living with ADHD is not easy. Not for parents, not for siblings, and most of all,
not for the child with ADHD. We have learned so much in the past 10 years to
help ease the path for these children both in school and at home. This
presentation covers the essential strategies parents must implement to help
their children not just survive but thrive. You will learn about the best
supports for your child, the facts about ADHD beyond the diagnosis, and how
to best prepare them and yourselves for the journey ahead.

14. PUTTING ON “OT COLORED GLASSES”
WHAT PARENTS/EDUCATORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN THE CLASSROOM
by Jessica Lerner MS OTR/L, Kids Conference Services (KCS)
WEDNESDAY, 5/2 T ime: 6:30 – 8:00PM C ost: $10.00 Service Credits: 1.5
In this workshop, participants will put on their “OT colored glasses” and get a
general overview about OT. Parents and educators will review foundation
skills/systems required for academic success and learn strategies to address
areas of need in school and at home. Environmental modifications will be
discussed, including how the placement of materials may impact performance
for some students and how to make small changes for success.

15. A FUNCTIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
PERSPECTIVE ON BEHAVIOR
by Gary P. Coppolino Jr., Behavior Specialist
Assistant to the NBUFSD Administrator for Special Education K-7
TUESDAY, 5/22 Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM Cost: FREE
This workshop, for both parents and educators, will focus on the
understanding of the functions of behavior, the purposeful form of behavior
as a communicative tool, and the environment factors that can impact
behavior.

16. INTERNET SAFETY
by Tim Jahn, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
WEDNESDAY, 6/6 Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM Cost: $10.00 Service Credits: 2
The Internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the
world. They have access to in-depth knowledge and tools to express their
creativity. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the
world, the Internet also offers risks such as Cyberbullying, inappropriate
material and online predators. Learn how to make sure your child surfs the
web safely.

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