Click here for the Preschool Application
This year the Moreau Preschool offers two classes:
- Four-day morning class for 3-4 year olds
- Three-day afternoon class for 3-4 year olds
Taught by Mrs. Smith who has her B.S. in Elementary Education and M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction.
Available at the elementary schools in the South Glens Falls School District. Children are able to work on homework, socialize with friends, play games, participate in craft activities , and play in the gym and outdoors.
Click here for the 2016-2017 Kids Korner Application
Click here for the 2017-2018 Kids Korner Application
To get an exact date on a trip call 792-6007 ext. 17
Arts & crafts, sports, educational programs, weekly beach trips and fun & educational field trips with extended care for children ages 4-12 during summer vacation.
To make payments for your child’s camp fee or trip fees click below.
Click here for the 2017 Summer Camp Application
More than 21 million children qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend? The BackPack Program helps alleviate child hunger by discreetly providing hungry children with backpacks full of nutritious and easy to prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend.
Since the 2010 – 2011 school years, the Moreau Community Center has partnered with the South Glens Falls Central School District along with other volunteers to offer the BackPack Program. The food is purchased through grant monies at the Regional Food Bank in Latham, New York. On Friday mornings, several volunteers pack the backpacks with shelf-stable food for the weekend. The food is then delivered to the elementary schools where 80-100 children identified by the School District as “chronically hungry” receive the backpacks at dismissal time on Friday afternoons. The program is known as the “Nutritional Nuggets” and pitched as a nutrition program to lessen the stigma for the children in the program.
For all of us concerned about hunger, “facts” are what we need to know. The “facts” make hunger and food insecurity a cause we can advocate for. Kids care less about the facts and figures. Kids know that they are hungry and want to know that someone cares about them—that while their families are struggling, others in their community are taking notice and, with compassion, are willing to help. More than anything, we want to replace their sadness with a sense of hope. We want these children to know that their community is taking notice and is doing what it can to ensure they can just simply eat.
Food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity. Ask yourself how productive or focused can you be at school, work or spending time with your family when you are hungry; Belly grumbles for some are part of their everyday life.
In the United States today, nearly 16 million children face hunger. Consequently, one in five kids are facing greater obstacles to reaching their fullest potential. The future of America lies in our children. When hunger threatens the future of a child, it threatens the future of our nation as well.
Bringing it closer to home, within the SGF School District’s Elementary buildings alone, the percentages of students economically disadvantaged as calculated from the free and reduced lunch applications are as follows:
Harrison Avenue Elementary School: 44%
Moreau Elementary School: 33%
Tanglewood Elementary School: 25%
Ballard Elementary School: 24%
The 2015-16 program dispensed over 44,000 pounds of food; 3,423 backpacks filled; equivalent to 20,538 meals to our SGF School District Students. This program costs approximately $20,000 allowing us to serve a limited number of students each year. Funding sources since 2010 have included the Glens Falls Foundation, South Glens Falls Rotary, local Boy Scout Troops and churches, the Carol Wright PEP Grant, the South Glens Falls Education Foundation, and individual donations by community members.
Funding for future school years is always appreciated. We hope to sustain and expand this worthwhile program in the coming years. This is truly a paragon of community partnerships working together to meet an outstanding need. Currently this program serves 100 students.
With your help, we can provide more food to more children in need.
Remember the excitement of the first day of school with your new notebooks, pencils & backpack?
Because of you, we are able to share that memory by helping families meet their children’s school needs.
In 2016, 47 children (K-5) in the South Glens Falls School District were helped thanks to local businesses, organizations and individual donations. With your support we are able to supply backpacks, paper, pencils, crayons, etc. If you would like to donate to this worthwhile project, please make your donations payable to the Moreau Community Center, earmarked “Back to School Program”. In-Kind donations from the student supply list below will be accepted at the Center next August for the 2017 program.
Backpacks, pencil boxes, Crayola crayons, scissors, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, b & w composition or wide ruled spiral notebooks, pink erasers, wide ruled lined paper, blue or black pens, solid colored folders, markers.
Recipient applications will be available at the Moreau Community Center between 8AM & 4PM after July 5, 2017. All completed applications must be returned by August 14, 2017.
Through our Backpack program we serve up to 120 children weekly during the school year with weekend food. Recipients are identified through the school administration and usually these children are also recipients of the free and/reduced lunch program. During the school year these children have this program to assist them with food where they otherwise may not have any.
The question is what do they do over the summer?
The Center also maintains an emergency food pantry to which during our summer months we see increases in the numbers using our Food Pantry. Those dollars that families have for their food bill now have to stretch for their school age children who are now home for the summer, 3 meals a day – 7 days a week. This is a challenge for our under resourced families already stretching their budget dollars.
THUS THE SUMMER LUNCH BUNCH PROGRAM.
We are starting this initiative for a 10 week period this summer to help provide a nutritional bagged lunch for children in need. Working collaboratively with the SGF School District to spread the word, grow awareness and let the children know they are welcome for their free lunch. Starting June 26th, volunteers will be preparing and serving a ‘grab-n-go bagged lunch. All children under the age of 18 are welcome to pick up their free lunch from the Center between the hours of 11am – 1pm. They are welcome to take their lunch or stay to enjoy the company of others, play games or take part in other free programs we will have to offer. Special tickets will be given for each child who attends to put in for a drawing on Friday for a special surprise.
Support for this program will enable us to provide the lunch for our onsite location this summer with hopes to expand in future summers to deliver lunches to parks and neighborhoods where the children play and live.
Volunteers will be schedule to work from 10am – 2pm, one day a week, Monday – Friday. Volunteer groups and individuals will prepare and pack the lunches for that day, serve, clean up and prepare for the next days menu.
$4 will sponsor one lunch for one child for one day; $20 will sponsor one child for one week; $200 will sponsor one child for 10 weeks. Based on figures shared from other organizations that hold similar programs, we anticipate the 2017 Summer Lunch Bunch Program to cost approximately $8000. Any and all amounts are appreciated.
To volunteer, support or have further questions, please contact Kelly Obermayer, 792-6007 ext 16 or email@example.com
Moreau Community Center 144 Main Street SGF, NY 12803