4 Activities to Celebrate National Parents as Teachers Day
Everyone at Western NY Catholic Schools believes that parents are their children's first and most important teachers. While we're excited about the work our teachers do inside our classrooms, we know that education is a collaborative process between our staff and our families. To honor "National Parents as Teachers Day" on November 8th, we're offering four educational activities parents and children can engage in together this month.
Education at the Market | Saturdays Through November
If you're looking for an educational family outing while soaking in the fall season, Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market offers an educational option every Saturday in November. Starting at 8:00 a.m. and running through 1:00 p.m., you and the gang can have fun while taking in cooking demonstrations and live music in the heart of the Elmwood Village - it's a perfect way to support the local economy while learning how to put together a grocery list. . Check out their website
for additional information about specific vendors, demonstration dates and featured artists.
French Heritage Day | Saturday, November 5
Old Fort Niagara holds a series of interactive and educational activities for the public and in November highlights French Heritage Day. Programs will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will convey the influence and impact of the French on Niagara's early history, from 1726-1759. Learning opportunities include, but are not limited to, food and cooking techniques from the 1700s, hands-on introduction to the 18th century fur trade, 18th-century French medicine standards, soldier life, musket-firing demos, cannon-firing demos and 18th century French games. Head over to the popular historic destination's website
for a list of all the day's activities.
*Note: The interactive educational program is aimed at middle and high school-aged students and calling for reservations is suggested.
Location: Old Fort Niagara -- 2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown, NY
Admission: Everything is included with regular admission to the fort, which is $12 for adults, $8 for children, and free for children ages 5 and under and for Old Fort Niagara Association members.
Explore and More Children's Museum | November Features
Whether you're looking for culture, exploration, healthy foods, architecture or engineering, the Explore and More Museum in East Aurora offers families ways to encourage kids to put the computers, TVs and screens away and engage in some amazing hands-on activities. November features family gym dates and transportation activity day. You can learn more about November's featured exhibits and activities at the museum's website.
Location: 300 Gleed Avenue, East Aurora, NY
Admission: $5 for adults and children. Free to infants under 1
Workshops at the Palace | November 8th and 22nd.
The historic Palace Theater in Lockport gives kids from 10 to 16-years old a chance to learn about theater and/or puppetry. The behind the Scene's Saturdays' workshops are hosted by Steve Copps, the program director. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the design and construction of puppetry on the 8th followed by puppeteering classes on the 22nd
. You can mosey on over to the theater's website
for more info on the program and other events/workshops offered.
Location: 2 East Ave, Lockport, NY
November is a time for giving thanks. We're thankful for the role our parents lay in the education of their children and recognize that the success we enjoy in the high WNY school rankings of our elementary and high schools in Buffalo are due to this great collaboration.