Spotlight on FRC Programs

Announcements: YOUR CHILD MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH! If so, you must fill out and submit an application immediately, even if your child received free lunch last year. If you need an application or help filling one out, please call 845-353-7291.

  • English/Spanish Storyhour for 2's, 3's, and 4's Cuentos, Canciones Y Artesania

    Stories, songs, crafts and pizza! Held in Nyack Library Children's Room: November 5, 12, 19, 26  from 6-7pm.  Call 914-260-2880 to register.

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center
  • NEW Girl's Circle for 5th grade starting Tuesday, March 6th!

    GIRL'S CIRCLE is a FREE, nationally-recognized program that promotes strength and resilience in girls and young women.  To sign your daughter up, contact Miss Julie (FRC) at 845-353-7291 or  

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center

    Not  to be missed!  The fabulous Evelyn Bautista-Miller facilitates this wonderful series exploring important parenting issues and challenges.  See flyer for dates and times.

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center

    The Family Resource Center (FRC) is here for ALL families.  Please stop by or call if you have any questions or concerns: 845-353-7291

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center
  • Your Child May Be Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch!

    If so, you must fill out and submit an application immediately, even if your child received free lunch last year.  Just call or stop by for assistance.

    Valley Cottage Family Resource Center


Jessica Misla, Coordinator

Speaks Spanish

Phone: (845) 353-7291


Hours:    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

                 Tuesday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm








Please feel free to call the Family Resource Center if you have any questions, concerns or would like community resource information.

Parent involvement in school has been shown to be an important factor in academic success.  The Valley Cottage Elementary School Family Resource Center offers many programs and services for children and families.  We invite you to stop in anytime!

  • Preschool Story Hours
  • Free Books
  • 5th grade Girl's Circle/Boy's Council
  • Parenting workshops
  • Give and Take Books
  • Family Fun evening programs
  • Drop in Support
  • Connections to school and community resources
  • Health and Wellness programs and information
  • Kindergarten readiness programs



Donation Station

DONATION STATION is a service provided by all Nyack Family Resource Centers to help families with specific items in times of great need or crisis.  For example: school supplies, clothing, book bags, and furniture.  

This project is aimed at matching specific needs anonymously.

The way it works is this: when the Family Resource Center hears about a child or family needing something, it will send out an email to all parents who have volunteered to be on this list. Whoever has the needed item, will hit “reply all” and let everyone know that they’ve got it covered and bring in the item to the Center.

Please feel free to contact the Center if you either need donations or if you would like to be on the list. Please email me at

Julie Kassel:  Coordinator  - Telephone  (845) 353-7291
email: -

Estación de Donación
El objeto de este proyecto es para ayudar las familias con necesidades específicas - de una forma anónima.

La forma en que funciona es así: cuando el centro de recursos de la familia oye acerca de un niño o una familia que necesitan de algo, se envía un mensaje de correo electrónico a todos los padres que han ofrecido estar en la lista. Quien tiene el elemento necesario, golpea "responder a todos" y así todos saben que estar solucionado.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con el centro si usted necesita donaciones o  si le gustaría estar en la lista por favor, enviarme un correo electrónico a

 Julie Kassel - Coordinadora Telefono - (845) 353-7291


How FRCs Help Families

We provide: 

  • Advocacy and Support
  • Information about community resources including summer camps, support groups, health insurance, and much more.
  • Translation services
  • Free books, available at all times outside FRC.
  • Informal Drop-in time for parents and children
  • Info and Referral

How Families Help Families

Some of the ways you can help:

  • At the beginning of the school year, purchase an extra backpack and school supplies for a student in need.
  • Holidays: Instead of giving baskets of canned foods, our goal is to give families the opportunity to make their own food choices.  To this end, we collect monetary donations in lieu of food.  The donations will be used to purchase supermarket gift cards.