nov. 22, 2016
Students at Liberty Elementary School are going bananas over a new
fruit and veggie bar in their cafeteria. Stocked with fresh,
seasonal produce, from apples and grapes to broccoli and carrots,
the bar is giving students at the school healthier options at
In effort to keep the school community moving in a healthy
direction, Liberty Elementary School Parent CONNECT* is happy to
introduce a free nutritional series for students and their
Joining forces with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and its
Eat Smart NY program, Liberty Elementary will welcome CCE
Nutrition Educator Vincent LoCascio to lead families through the
Monday, Nov. 28 | 8 – 9 a.m.
Healthy food that tastes great and doesn’t take long to prepare
Monday, Dec. 5 | 8 – 9 a.m.
Eating healthy on a budget and making it a part of your families’
Monday, Dec. 12 | 8 – 9 a.m.
Physical activity as a key to living well; tips for losing weight
Monday, Dec. 19 | 8 – 9 a.m.
Rethink your drink; how much fat is in that?
All classes will take place in the elementary school’s adaptive
gym and will conclude with a free raffle of children’s winter
weather attire, toys, and more. Healthy snacks will be provided
and all participants will receive free cooking utensils.
*Ask any elementary school parent about Parent CONNECT and
their eyes light up with recognition. LES Parent CONNECT is a
committee comprised of faculty, staff and parents dedicated toward
improving the school – home – comment connection. Parent CONNECT
has brought many events to the elementary school, including the
annual Valentine’s Day Dance and back-to-school kick off. What
parents may not know about Parent CONNECT is that they also cast a
wide net around social, emotional and wellness services. Parent
CONNECT also holds educational workshops on homework help,
behavioral needs, relaxation techniques and nutrition.
For more information about LES Parent CONNECT or its upcoming
nutritional series, contact Lynne Deiner at 845-292-5400 ext.