Webinar: Ending the silence for families with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) On Wednesday, March 6, Broadalbin-Perth's Parent University will offer a webinar on mental health conditions and resources available for families. The session will take place on Google Meet at 6:30 p.m. Participants will join NAMI to learn the facts about mental health conditions, in an effort to assist them in identifying if challenging behavior may be something more. Participants will hear first-hand experiences of those who have experience coping with symptoms of mental health conditions, while also learning of resources available to them. With their presentation and overall mission, NAMI aims to assist with raising awareness of mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Presenters: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School will host 27 teams and more than 300 people for the Region 21 Odyssey of the Mind tournament Saturday, March 9. Teams from throughout the region have been working since the fall on their solutions to one of six long-term problems. Members of the community are invited to watch the teams perform their solution; spectators are not allowed during the spontaneous portion of the competition. Broadalbin-Perth teams will present their long-term problem solutions at the following times: 10:40 a.m. – Problem 2, Division 3 in the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium 11:15 a.m. – Primary team #3 (Coach Wurz) in the lecture hall 11:45 a.m. – Primary team #2 (Coach Lane) in the lecture hall 12 p.m. – Problem 5, Division 1 in the Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium 2 p.m. – Primary team #1 (Coach Rouse) in the lecture hall 2:20 p.m. – Problem 1, Division 1 in the junior high gymnasium Starting at 3 p.m., there will be music and dancing in the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium, leading up to the awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. With the exception of primary teams, which are made up of students in grades 1-2 who participate in regionals to gain experience, all teams will be competing for the right to advance to the state championship in Syracuse in April. The district is seeking volunteers and donations to help make the tournament run smoothly for all participating teams. To volunteer or make a donation to the concessions stand, click here. Volunteers are also needed in other areas of the tournament; click here to sign up.
The Patriot Closet will be open 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. No advance signups are needed. Participating families should enter through the junior high main entrance. All items in the Patriot Closet are free for B-P families. Clothing – including pants, shirts, dresses, socks, underwear, outerwear, and formalwear – is available in sizes that range from youth small to adult XXL, and some toddler sizes are available. Toiletries and personal care items are also stocked in the store. Limits may apply, but families are encouraged to take what they need for their immediate households. B-P staff will be on hand to help shoppers find what they're looking for.
It's Most Valuable Patriot (MVP) time! Please get your nominations in for the March MVP by Wednesday, March 6. The MVP Award is a monthly employee recognition program that provides an easy way for people to say "thank you" to staff who go above and beyond what is expected of them. The MVP award will be presented to two winners each month. Nominate here: https://bpcsd.org/mvp
Purchase tickets online or by using the attached "Little Mermaid" ticket sales flyer. The Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club invites the community to join them as they venture under the sea for their production of "The Little Merma id," Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24 in the Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium . Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are on sale now, with reserved and general seating options available. The three options for purchasing tickets to "The Little Mermaid" are as follows: 1. Online — Reserved seating tickets may be purchased online for $10 each for adults (ages 13+) and $9 for seniors and children under 12. General admission tickets may also be purchased online for $9 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Additional fees will apply for online purchases. 2. Cash/ check — Use the attached "Little Mermaid" ticket sales flyer to purchase general admission tickets with cash or check . General admission tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. 3. At the door — Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for general seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Broadalbin-Perth is proud to be hosting this year's Region 21 Odyssey of the Mind tournament on Saturday, March 9, at B-P Jr./Sr. High School. Twenty-seven teams from as far away as Herkimer are expected to compete for a chance to advance to the New York State Championship in April. The district will be offering a variety of concession items for sale to feed team members and their families. Proceeds from concession sales will be split between the district's Odyssey of the Mind program and the Broadalbin-Perth PTO, which is helping to organize concessions. Please consider volunteering an hour or more of your time on March 9, or making a product donation. With your support, we'll be able to provide top-notch hospitality to all of the participating teams! Questions? Contact the Broadalbin-Perth PTO at email@example.com , or Odyssey of the Mind co-coordinators Amy Wurz ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Tammy Staie ( email@example.com ). [Friday, Mar 1 at 9:40 AM] B-P is still looking for volunteers and donations for next Saturday's Region 21 Odyssey of the Mind tournament at BPHS! Please consider giving an hour of your time to help us be GREAT hosts!
Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to donate one or more items! Donations may be dropped off at B-P Junior High School any time on Friday, March 8 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Webinar: Unlocking Potential: Parental training to ignite children's inner drive for winter success On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Broadalbin-Perth's Parent University will offer a webinar on igniting children's inner drive for winter success. The session will take place on Google Meet at 6:30 p.m. Participants will join BPHS Social Workers Alianna Zevola and Jessica Lape-Schwab for a discussion of methods and techniques to better engage and motivate children during the winter season. Research suggests that youth may be more vulnerable to increased moodiness, irritability, and disengagement in the winter months. During this session, participants will discover effective techniques to nurture children's internal motivation, break free from winter attendance challenges, reduce power struggles, and create an environment that fosters genuine enthusiasm for learning. Presenters: Alianna Zevola and Jessica Lape-Schwab, BPHS social workers [Tuesday, Jan 30 at 10:36 AM] Reminder - Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 31, Broadalbin-Perth's Parent University will offer a webinar on igniting children's inner drive for winter success. Please see the original post for details. [Wednesday, Jan 31 at 12:40 PM] POSTPONED: This evening's Parent University webinar has been postponed. A new date will be announced.
Webinar: Managing Social Media in Our Lives
One of the biggest challenges of parenting today is moderating our kids’ use of technology. It can be a daily struggle over how much time is spent on phones, computers, and video games. The explosion of social media and the overload of information is creating a sense of loneliness and negatively affecting our children’s mental health. As parents and caregivers, we know too much technology is detrimental, but how much is too much, and what can we do to protect our children from the harmful effects? This webinar is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 23. Advance registration is required; click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Recordings will be available for 30 days after each webinar.
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Bashant [Monday, Jan 22 at 3:00 PM] There's still time to sign up for tomorrow evening's Parent University on managing social media in our lives and the lives of our children. Please see the original post for details.