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Join us tomorrow at South Park High School for our Health Fair & Vaccine Clinic from 9am-12pm. Bring the whole family for breakfast & lunch, TikTok dance class, create your own essential oils rollers and more! Register for COVID & flu vaccines using the QR code!

03/02/2022

MARCH 2ND IS WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY
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Today we are celebrating . Founded by in 2020, March 2nd is an annual reminder that it’s ok to prioritize yourself. This isn’t just a one-day thing, though. It’s a conversation starter meant to encourage dialogue that disrupts the stigma surrounding mental health. P.S. We’re celebrating extra hard this year because we were selected to receive grant funding from The Hollister Confidence Project to continue our work in building healthier communities for young people!

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March 2nd is World Teen Mental Wellness Day, putting the spotlight on the problems affecting teenagers and their families struggling to offer help and understand their loved ones’ challenges. Globally, one in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that half of all mental health issues start by the time a child reaches the age of 14. Good mental health is an essential part of healthy adolescent development; it helps young people build positive social, emotional, thinking and communication skills and behaviors. It also lays the foundation for better mental health and wellbeing later in life.

Read WHO’s list of the conditions and symptoms of teen mental unwellness. “By raising mental health awareness, we all can better identify the symptoms, help those afflicted find professional treatment, and, perhaps most importantly, break the mental health stigma that leaves so many people suffering in secret.”

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/adolescent-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR2Mt8Sp27YQp0GjyBl9FfQ1_ZpldpXZcUe2bTlRcqdXGODCwx92fOqYjPA

12/30/2021

Today, BPS Community Schools, would like to showcase the work of our CBO partner, BestSelf Behavioral Health . This long-time partnership has been a wonderful addition to our Community Schools. Through their innovative programming, passion to make a difference, and hard work, BestSelf has seen phenomenal results in the many schools they currently partner with.

BestSelf serves as the CBO for #50, #59/59A, #89, #93, #99, #198, #206, #301, #309, and the entire Bennett Campus. Since October, there have been over 5,300 participants in their collective Saturday Academies!

Thank you to Kim Luce and the entire team at BestSelf for making this such a fruitful partnership!

12/17/2021

We hope to see all you tomorrow at Southside Elementary from 9am-12pm! Bring the whole family for our Winter Wonderland!

12/15/2021

Join us on Saturday December 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm for Southside Elementarys “Winter Wonderland” Saturday Academy! School 93 will be serving both free breakfast and lunch, as well as having many exciting vendors throughout the day such as the SPCA, Martial Arts, Van Gogh-ing Places & many more! Southside Elementary will also be joined by over 20 small business around our community for our families to do some holiday shopping! We hope to see you there!

12/09/2021

Looking for something to do with your family this weekend? Join us this Saturday at BPS #59 Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School for our Winter Carnival! We will be there from 10am - 1pm with breakfast, lunch, karaoke, games, crafts, science experiments and more fun for the whole family!

12/06/2021

Today is a great day! Our high school programs are starting today and we have brand new program starting at Buffalo United Charter School!

11/18/2021

Attention all BPS Families!

11/17/2021
11/12/2021

Are you looking for something to do tomorrow? Join us Saturday from 10am-1:00pm at BPS #99 Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center. Come have breakfast & lunch and participate in yoga & crafts with the SPCA and sprinkle a little kindness with us on World Kindness Day !

11/11/2021

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all that have served ♥️

11/08/2021

Happy Monday! You got this!

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Our staff is orientated and ready to go for program!

10/29/2021

Join us tomorrow, Saturday 10/30 from 9am-12pm, for our Halloween Saturday Academy at South Park High School ! School 206 will be serving both free breakfast and free lunch, as well as having many exciting vendors throughout the day such as trick-or-treating, the SPCA, Benjamin Berry, KupKates and more! Hope to see you there!!

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Buffalo is yellow and Niagara Falls will be too starting at 10:15pm! Livestream the falls here: https://www.earthcam.com/canada/niagarafalls/?cam=niagarafalls_str

10/28/2021

Today is the day! Lights On 2021! Lights On is a national movement to advocate for afterschool programming and showcase all the hard work & support afterschool provides. Join us by using and comment below on why afterschool matters to you!

Later tonight see downtown Buffalo light up yellow in support & Niagara Falls light up starting at 10:15pm yellow as well! You can stream the falls here: https://www.earthcam.com/canada/niagarafalls/?cam=niagarafalls_str

10/23/2021

We have so many great things happening today at Saturday Academy at Bennett High School! 9am until noon, stop by for breakfast & fun!

10/23/2021

Need something to do with your family today? Join us at Southside Elementary School, 9am-12pm, for our Halloween Saturday Academy! Meet a real snake, paint a pumpkin, plant a spooky succulent, and more! Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. We can't wait to see you!

10/20/2021

Please join us this weekend on October 23rd , from 9am-12pm for our next Saturday Academy at Southside Elementary School. Meet a real snake, paint a pumpkin, plant a spooky succulent, and more at School 93! Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Hope to see you on Saturday for our Halloween Academy!

10/09/2021

We cannot wait to see you today at Southside Elementary from 9:00am-12:00pm for “Diversity Awareness and Bullying Prevention” Saturday Academy! School 93 will be serving both free breakfast and lunch, as well as having many exciting vendors throughout the day such as the SPCA, F Bites, Paint the Town & many more! See you all soon!

10/07/2021

Join us on this Saturday October 9th from 9:00am-12:00pm for Southside Elementary's “Diversity Awareness and Bullying Prevention” Saturday Academy! School 93 will be serving both free breakfast and lunch, as well as having many exciting vendors throughout the day such as the SPCA, F Bites, Paint the Town & many more! We hope to see you there!

10/05/2021

Join us on 10/9/21 from 10 AM- 1 PM for Burgard Vocational High School FIRST EVER Saturday Academy Kick Off!! School BPS #301 will be serving both free breakfast & free lunch, as well as having many exciting vendors throughout the day. Hope to see you there!

09/30/2021

Wear orange today in honor and remembrance of the thousands of Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools, for those who never returned and for those whose lives were forever changed.
The annual Orange Shirt Day opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.

09/22/2021

Join us on September 25th, 2021 from 9am-12pm for Southside Elementarys Back to School and Hispanic Heritage Celebration! School 93 will be serving both free breakfast and free lunch, as well as having many exciting vendors throughout the day! Hope to see you there!

09/22/2021

We're building brighter futures! Come join our team and build yours! We promote mental health and wellness, social-emotional learning, academic supports and enrichments designed to serve the needs of students and the community in WNY. To learn more and apply for both full time and part time positions, please visit www.bestselfwny.org/careers-join-our-team/ and search for Social-Emotional Coordinator, Site Facilitator or teacher positions.

09/20/2021

A little to start your week of right!

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Mindful eating engages all senses such that you can increase your mood through slowing down and noticing the sounds, colors, smells, tastes, and textures of the food and how you feel when you are eating. In celebration of the Dr. Lydia T Wright's birthday and Mental Health Awareness Month, BPS 89 students decorated participated in a mindful eating activity with cupcakes which allowed them to experience their food in a different way. This month, try at your next meal to eat mindfully :)

05/10/2021

Did you sign up yet?!?

05/05/2021

Sign up and join us for some messy science fun!

05/03/2021
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APPLY TODAY for our FREE Summer Camps! Slots are limited so get yours in ASAP to secure a spot!

If you are an adult interested in work within our summer camps, please email [email protected] for more information.

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Join us this summer for IN PERSON camp! Enrollment is now open and slots are limited so secure yours today!

04/22/2021

Join us for our upcoming Virtual Saturday Academy hosted by Southside Elementary School to celebrate National Poetry Month! Register to receive supplies and for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

04/01/2021

Do you like food? Want to learn more about it and how to prepare it? Our Nutritionist friend, Lauren will be at 1005 Grant St today at 4pm to share what she knows about cooking and nutrition!

04/01/2021

This photo is from our event on Friday that we held for International SEL Day. Student's were provided with fun-filled SEL kits. We talked about what SEL meant, and learned how to use pieces of SEL in our everyday lives to help benefit our physical and mental health. This was the last activity we did together Friday evening and each student wrote why SEL was important to them!

03/30/2021

JOIN US IN AFTERSCHOOL! Charter school students in the City of Buffalo are also welcome! Follow the link or use the QR code to submit an application and we will reach out to you once it is received with more info!

03/30/2021

Who doesn't love a game of Uno?! Sign up your BPS elementary child for our program and get a set of Uno cards and a chance to win our tournament on Thursday 4/1, just in time for spring break! Use this link or email Miss Maria at [email protected] https://bit.ly/BBFVirtualEnrollmentForm

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