Issues: Children

Senator Oppenheimer Asks New Yorkers to Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays by Helping Others Stay Warm this Winter

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is urging families to open their hearts, closets, and attics to find donations that can help keep the homeless and needy warm and sheltered this winter.

December 2, 2010
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Senator Robach's "From One Closet to Another" Coats for Kids Clothes Drive

 

Happy Holidays! I am proud to announce my “From One Closet to Another” Coats for Kids Drive this holiday season. From now until December 17th, I will be collecting gently worn winter articles and will be donating them to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet, who is in “great need” for winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and boots – all sizes in both boys and girls.

 

This is a great time to clean out your closet and provide gently worn articles to the less fortunate. If you have items you would like to donate, you can drop off clothing at either of the following locations:

 

Office of Senator Joseph E. Robach

2300 West Ridge Road

Rochester, NY 14626

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 1, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks with 3rd Graders at Buckman

On Friday, November 19th, Senator Robach spoke to 130 third graders at Buckman Elementary School in Greece. Students received a brochure containing facts about New York State, along with puzzles and games to help learn about the history of New York.

November 19, 2010
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Southwest Colts Pizza Party!

On Saturday, October 23rd, Senator Robach hosted a pizza party for the Southwest Colts football team and cheerleaders. Thank you to Salvatore's Pizzeria for the delivery of 35 sheet pizzas! For more information on the Southwest Colts, visit http://www.eteamz.com/southwestcolts/.

October 25, 2010
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Americans Fedding Americans sponsored by Senator Addabbo.

On Tuesday, October 19th NYS Senator Addabbo sponsored an event for people who are struggling due to the difficult economic times. Along with Feed the Children and Avon 1200 local residents were provided with one box of food, one box daily essentials and a box of Avon products. Over 40 volunteers and Mr. Met  help distribute the items.

October 20, 2010
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CHILDREN’S HEALTH BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

(Albany, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District - D/WF) announced that the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act (S4057B) has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson. This legislation, introduced by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will assist the approximately 220,000 children in New York State who are currently uninsured, but are eligible for Medicaid or Child Health Plus. Since the majority of children who are not participating in Child Health Plus are attending school and qualify for the Free and Reduced Price School Meals Program, this law coordinates the sharing of information to better serve our State's children.

October 13, 2010
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Senator Foley, Assemblyman Alessi, Legislator Browning Blast Veto of Sex Offender Legislation

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D, I – Shoreham) and Legislator Kate Browning (WFP – Shirley) blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of important legislation that would have further protected our communities from sex offenders.

September 24, 2010
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September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Liz Krueger's Education Forum

In an effort to bring together different stakeholders in our State’s educational system, Senator Liz Krueger hosted an Education Forum to explore how we can improve upon our educational system, with a particular focus on the role of teachers and testing. This was also an opportunity for the State to come to the district and discuss how an economic downturn is an opportunity to plan for the future of education in New York State. Dr. David Steiner, New York State’s Commissioner of Education,  delivered a keynote address entitled “What is an Educated Citizen” and a panel included Clara Hemphill and Dr. Stephan F. Brumberg.

September 22, 2010
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Senator Robach Kicks Off Hilton Rotary Dictionary Project

On Thursday, September 16th, Senator Robach was at Village Elementary School in Hilton to kick off the Hilton Rotary Dictionary Project. Through this project, third graders at elementary schools in Hilton will receive a dictionary to use throughout the new school year. Senator Robach also distributed dictionaries to third grader's at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Hilton on Thursday.

September 16, 2010
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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Kicks Off Greece Rotary Dictionary Project

On Tuesday, September 14th, Senator Robach kicked off the 2010 Greece Rotary Dictionary Project. Throughout the next two week, Senator Robach will visit elementary schools in Greece to distribute dictionaries to third grade students. Tuesday morning, Senator Robach distributed dictionaries to students at West Ridge Elementary School.

September 14, 2010
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 22, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 16, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 15, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Child ID Night

Free identification cards for children will be distributed, along with other events.

September 13, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Dignity For All Students Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

 

Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

September 8, 2010
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