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Congratulations to Siobhan Nordland from the Jesse J. Kaplan School who is the Rockland BOCES “MOVER of the Month”

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Congratulations to Siobhan Nordland, our #RocklandBOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School “MOVER of the Month” for March. “Siobhan has made great strides in activities such as standing endurance during MOVE events, ambulating in the hallways to and from specials and participating in classroom activities in a compass chair,” says Physical Therapist Nigi Varughese. “ The use of the TRAM has allowed Siobhan to explore all areas of her education. While in the TRAM, Siobhan participates in Smartboard activities such as choosing a favorite song, participating in circle time activities and interacting with her classmates while standing. We are all so proud of Siobhan’s accomplishments in the MOVE program!”
Kaplan’s MOVE™ (Mobility Opportunities via Education) program combines therapy and education to teach children with physical disabilities and complex needs the functional skills of sitting, standing, and walking. MOVE™ aims to give children an opportunity to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Every child deserves the right to MOVE™.
Contact the Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School at (845) 627-4797 to learn how MOVE™ can help someone in your life.

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Pool Safety Reminders For A Safe And Fun Summer

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With the warmer weather here pools are open. Below are some pool safety tips from https://www.poolsafely.gov/ to help everyone enjoy pools safely.

Always Supervise: Never leave children unattended near the water. Designate a responsible adult to watch over swimmers at all times.

Learn to Swim: Ensure that everyone in the family knows how to swim. Enroll in swimming lessons if needed.

Use Barriers: Install fences, covers, and alarms around your pool to prevent accidental drownings.

No Running: Pool decks can be slippery. Encourage everyone to walk, not run, around the pool.

Avoid Alcohol: Avoid drinking alcohol when supervising swimmers or swimming yourself.

Know CPR: Learn CPR and basic first aid. Quick response can save lives in emergencies.

Obey Pool Rules: Follow all posted rules and guidelines at public pools to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

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Rockland’s 2024 Farmers’ Markets: Locally Grown Produce Ready for Eating!

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NEW CITY, NY, – Want fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at their peak, and packed with vitamins and minerals? If you answer yes, shop at one (or more!) of the many Farmers’ Markets in Rockland County. Not only are these produce items fresh and nutritious, but they also support local farmers and reduce the carbon footprint. You can’t get fresher produce – unless you grow it yourself!

Cropsey Community Farm Stand: Thursdays & Fridays, 10am – 6pm, and Saturdays, 9am – 2pm, through November 30th 

Haverstraw Farmers’ Market: Sundays, 9am – 1pm, June 16th through November 3rd

J&D Perez Farm Stand Spring Valley: Wednesdays, 10:30am – 4:30pm, June 26th through November 6th

  • Location: Finkelstein Memorial Library, 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Bus Route: TOR #59
  • FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks) and FreshConnect Checks accepted

Perez Farm Stand Monsey: Sundays, 10am – 3pm, June 16th through November 10th  

Nyack Farmers’ MarketThursdays, 8am – 2pm year-round, free parking in selected spots until 2pm

Pearl River Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 10am – 2pm, through November 23rd

  • Location: 58 East Central Avenue Field, Pearl River
  • Bus Route: TOR #93 

Piermont Farmers’ Market: Sundays, 10am – 3pm, year-round

Find out if you are eligible for these food assistance programs:

  • Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides checks to women, infants, and children through the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) (845-364-2577).
  • Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons are available for eligible low-income, older adults (aged 60+ years) who live in New York State. For information on Senior Coupon eligibility, call the Rockland County Office for the Aging at (845) 364-2100.
  • Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)helps low-income working people, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and others feed their families by putting healthy food on the table.  Monthly benefits are issued through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, similar to a bank debit card or credit card, that can be used to purchase food at authorized retail food stores.
  • FreshConnect Program Checks (FCC) are offered to active-duty members, veterans, and their immediate family members, as well as un-remarried surviving spouses of veterans, for fresh produce and other food items at participating farmers markets throughout New York State.

For more information on Farmers’ Markets in New York visit https://agriculture.ny.gov/farmersmarkets.

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