February 2012 Archives

Dear Partners,
Over the next few months SAfH will be hosting a series of educational forums throughout the boroughs for parents, as part of our physical education campaign. The forums aim to educate parents on the following:
•      Current status of  physical education in NYC public schools
•      Issues some schools face when it comes to meeting both NYS & NYC physical education policies.
•      Insight on how the campaign will lead to solution based discussions
•      Platform to voice their concerns to community stakeholders
•      Tools necessary to organize and galvanize other parents
Date:       February 28th, 2012    
Time:       5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m*

Location: Columbia Community Partnership for Health
               390 Fort Washington  

               New York, NY ( 175th stop on the A train)              

Please note: Event time on previous e-blast was incorrect


Please share this information with parent groups you work with! We need parents of NYC schools to make strides in this campaign!!
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mariela Salazar at mariela@nycsafh.org or at 212-996-8714.



Communities on the Move Video ChallengeWhat better way to start moving than to make a video? Tell us about how your community is involved in Let’s Move! by entering the Communities on the Move Video Challenge. Organizations have until Friday, April 6th to enter. Please visit the Communities on the Move site for more details and share your story with us today. Winners will be invited to Washington, DC and have the opportunity to meet the First Lady!”

Uptown Games – Looking for interested schools – Sunday, April 1, 2012 (Armory)

The Uptown Games will be an athletic challenge for students, grades 3 - 8 to learn about track and field events and other fun forms of exercise as we work to combat the alarmingly high childhood obesity rate that exists within the community.  To help students prepare for this day, Senator Espaillat's office is calling on schools to implement track teams, so they can begin training and learning about fitness in advance of the event.  New York Roadrunners (NYRR) is working with the senator’s office to help schools to organize and maintain such teams - free of charge.  

à If your school would like to take part in the Uptown Games and begin to develop a track team, please contact Ben Schachter, Community Liaison for State Senator Espaillat at 212-544-0173, or Bschachter@adrianoespaillat.org

Saturday April 28
1750 Amsterdam Ave (at 146st)

With the help of a grant received from the Citizen's Committee For New York City,
the PS 153 PTA will host a day of planting & health awareness.
The goal of this event is to share information with the school community on healthier living
through our choices as well as the impact of our footprint on the earth and our
surrounding community. The gym, auditorium, cafeteria and dance studio on the first floor
will be open for exercise and cooking demos for families.
It will be a great green healthy day for our school community!
If your organization would like to become involved please email Miriam:
There is no rain date for this event

Click here for information:PS153 Event.pdf


Family Literacy/Lectura Familiar

February 22, 2012
Tuesday/Martes 5:30-7:30pm and Wednesday 5:15-6:45pm

A simple dinner is served
Come Join Us!
Practice reading skills
Discover exciting books, games and activities
212-569-6200: ext. 260

FREE for the whole family!  
At the Y (54 Nagle Ave)

Un cena simple se sirve
Venga y participe: 
Practique lectura 
Mucho libros, juegos y actividades, 
212-569-6200: x 260

GRATIS Para la todo Familia 
En el Y (54 Nagle Ave) 



Innovation Competition

Competition Now Open: Tell Us Your Story!

What? ASAP Innovation Competition - a nationwide competition designed to identify and reward innovative and impactful physical activity programs and technologies with excellent promise to motivate quality physical activity at school and beyond.

When?  Now through April 2nd, 2012 at 5:00pm EDT

Who?  Schools, School Districts, Teachers, Technology Developers... people like you with a passion to make a difference and get our nation’s students active and healthy.

Tell me more!

Two (2) Competition Categories

  1. “School Programs”: Innovative in-school physical activity programs
    • $25,000 prizes for Regional Winners
    • $100,000 prizes for National Winners
  2. “Technology Innovation”: Technology applications that motivate and support daily physical activity at school and beyond
    • $50,000 prizes to fund school-based pilot of winning technologies
    • Opportunity to present winning technology at the 2012 national Health 2.0 conference

Visit the website.


Seeking Longterm Nature Center Volunteers


As the temperatures rise, and Spring appears the Urban Park Rangers are seeking longterm volunteers to assist within The Inwood Hill Nature Center on weekends.  Responsibilities include greeting all visitors to the Center and answering general questions they may have about the park.  The Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.  We will be asking Volunteers to commit to at least 4 hours a month, March through September.  Please direct all questions and interest to Sunny Corrao, 212-304-2365.



Sgt. Sunny Corrao

Urban Park Rangers, Inwood Hill Park

p: 212.304.2365  |  f: 212.304.2365  |

Bread and Yoga Classes

February 13, 2012

All classes are being held at beautiful Holy Trinity Church @ 20 Cumming St. between Broadway and Seaman, one block north of Dyckman. Visit breadandyoga.com for more info.

La Noche Familiar del Buen Estado Físico con CHALK y la YM & YWHA

Family Fitness Night at the Y with CHALK

6-7pm every Monday/cada Lunes

 English Flyer


 continuing as scheduled!

for 3-5th graders 
and a family member 
Reading and writing computers 
Share family stories 
Book Making

at the Y 54 Nagle Ave.
A simple dinner is served!

For information 212-569-6200 x 260

Para ninos en grados 3-5
y un Familiar Adulto
Lectura y Escritura
Comparta su historia Familiar
Crear libros

En el Y 54 Nagle Ave.

un cena simple se sirve

Para informacion: 212-569-6200 x 260

Funded by: The Brooke Jackman Foundation