Online News. Community Views.

>> Download <<
The Batavian Mobile
Droid | iPhone

Recent comments

Site Sponsors

children

June 24, 2015 - 2:58pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in woodward memorial library, LeRoy, children, story, preschool.
Event Date and Time: 
June 30, 2015 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
A storytime starting Tuesday June 30, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. for Ages 3 - 6. Listen to stories and sing songs.  Learn rhymes, fingerplays, and sign language.  Tell stories with puppets and the flannel board.  Each story time ends with coloring and bubbles. Registration is required.  Children must be at least 3 by the first session.  This program runs for 6 weeks ending August 11.  Limit of 15 children. Visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.  
June 24, 2015 - 2:41pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 29, 2015 -
10:30am to 10:50am
A special storytime starting Monday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. for children who are 2 or 3 year olds and a caring adult. Listen to stories that feature themes like shapes and colors, sing songs, dance, color, and play with bubbles. Child must be at least 2 by the first session and must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a 6 week session and runs through Monday, August 10.  Registration is required. Limit of 10 children. Visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585-768-8300.
June 24, 2015 - 2:19pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 29, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. Come sign up for the Summer Reading Program and visit the Mini Ark Farms Petting Zoo! Play on the inflatable obstacle course! Get a balloon from the balloon twister! Enjoy a free ice cream sundae! Visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org for more info!
March 12, 2015 - 3:06pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in children, cheerleading, leukemia.

A "bulldawg" fighting for her life is a powerful opponent; a "bulldawg" with a team behind her is even more powerful.

Emma Harris, age 4, was diagnosed with leukemia on Jan. 17. Local cheerleaders have teamed up with the community to help Emma and her family with a cheer-a-thon dubbed "Team Emma -- We Got This."

During the afternoon cheer-a-thon this Saturday (3 to 6 p.m.), 47 girls ages 4 through 12 will learn stunts, jumps and a dance routine, which they will then perform for the public in the Batavia High School gym at 260 State St. in Batavia.

BHS cheerleaders and dancers from local studios will also perform in addition to the cheer-a-thon participants.

School doors will open at 6 p.m. The gymnasium will open at 6:30 and the performances begin at 7.

It is free and the public is invited. But of course there will be a donation table for anyone who would like to contribute to help the family with medical and travel expenses.

A Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will be held, featuring a variety of items ranging from Sabres' tickets to food, toys, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, purses, framed pictures, cleaning products, etc.

A student in Jackson Primary School's pre-school program, Emma is an avid cheerleading fan and honorary mascot of the Batavia Bulldawgs, a youth football and cheerleading program. Cheer director Sherri Wahr said that while Emma was not old enough to be a cheerleader, she "put so much effort" into showing up at practices and cheering them on that they "put her in a uniform and let her be our mascot."

"She was there longer days than most of the girls that cheered," said Wahr's daughter, Alexis (15), a JV cheerleader and an assistant to her mother with the Bulldawgs.

"She knew all the cheers just as well as the older girls," Wahr said. "And if they did something wrong, she told them."

She also became very close with Wahr's two daughters, Alexis and Lydia (12), even going so far as to name two of her stuffed animals after them.

When they found out about Emma's condition, Wahr and her daughters were understandably affected.

"I got a phone call from Emma's aunt," Wahr said, "and she told me about the diagnosis. My thought initially was, 'What can I do for them?' Then I picked Alexis and Lydia up from their cheerleading practice and told them the bad news. The first thing they said to me was, 'Mom, what are we going to do?' So brainstorming in the car, all three of us came up with the idea of doing a cheer-a-thon."

On the way to visit Emma at the hospital, they bounced different ideas off each other for a team name, a theme, etc. But it wasn't until they arrived at the hospital that the right idea hit them.

"We brought Emma a megaphone for everyone to sign when they came to visit her," Wahr said. "We wrote 'Team Emma' on it. And then we thought, 'That's awesome.' "

Then Emma's mother came in and showed them a headband someone had sent to the family. Written into the headband were the words, "We got this."

Cheer-a-thon participants were able to raise money for Emma by either submitting a $25 participation fee or obtaining sponsors.

Some, according to Wahr, have done both.

"I know there's been a request for another sponsor sheet," she said, "so somebody's out there getting a lot of sponsors."

Prizes will be awarded to the top three cheerleaders who bring in the most donations.

Whether in the form of sponsoring the cheerleaders, donating items for the raffle and auction, or donating equipment for Saturday's event, Batavia businesses have really come through for Emma.

"It's absolutely amazing the outpouring of support that we've had," Wahr said. "I would say almost half of the businesses in town have donated to Emma in some way, shape or form."

For more information, call or text Wahr at 356-0639.

Photo courtesy of Sherri Wahr.

December 3, 2013 - 9:28am
posted by Holland Land Office in history, family, children, kids, Christmas.
Event Date and Time: 
December 14, 2013 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

October 21, 2013 - 8:52am

Starting today is National School Bus Safety Week from October 21-25, 2013 and this year’s motto is "At My Stop - You Stop!"    Motorist should be aware to always stop for a stopped school bus it is the law.  Everyone has to stop when a school bus displays their red lights even when they are on the other side of the road and even on divided highway.  Everyone must stop no matter where they are on the road.

At First Student, the bus company that transports our students here at the Batavia School District, comments that one of the most common driver complaint is that motorists violate the school bus stop law every day.  Motorists are required to use caution and slow down when flashing yellow lights are activated and stop for a stopped school bus that is displaying the flashing red lights.

Sometimes drivers are not fully paying close attention to their driving, they are too busy texting, talking on the phone or just are not paying attention and pass a stopped school bus.  This serious poor safety action could lead up to a $250 fine, traffic tickets and up to suspension of license for passing a stopped school bus with their reds on.  All motorists need to better understand the seriousness of this traffic law and pass the word to each other to make the roads safer for all our students. 

“Our main concern is safety” said Location Manager Tonya Thompson of First Student .  “We educate both  our drivers and our students to ensure that each stop is a safe stop for everyone, so please help us make the road safe for our students too by doing your part and stop for a stopped school bus”.

September 16, 2013 - 4:04pm
posted by Kelly Hansen in genesee county, LeRoy, children, Girls.
Event Date and Time: 
October 9, 2013 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

American Heritage Girls Troop NY0146 will meet at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center on Lake Street in LeRoy (formerly Holy Family School).

Now accepting new registrations, all girls K-12 are welcome. 

See our Facebook page HERE

Visit the AHG national website HERE

September 9, 2013 - 12:47pm
posted by Kelly Hansen in genesee county, children, Le Roy, Girls.
Event Date and Time: 
September 11, 2013 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

American Heritage Girls Troop NY0146 meets bi-weekly on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30. Our meeting location is at 44 Lake St., LeRoy in the former Holy Family School building. 

What is American Heritage Girls?

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.

April 11, 2013 - 3:30pm
Event Date and Time: 
April 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to April 20, 2013 - 10:00am

The Forum Players Theatre Company of Genesee Community College takes their show on the road!

April 4, 2013 - 11:15am
posted by Cathy DeBellis in family, children, theatre.
Event Date and Time: 
June 14, 2013 - 7:00pm to June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm

You grew up with it.  Your kids love it.  Now see it spectacularly and imaginatively brought to life onstage as The Forum Players Theatre Company of Genesee Community College, with the support of the BEST Center, presents "Charlotte's Web", adapted from the book by E.B.White.  Autograph session after each performance.  Performances Friday, June 14 @ 7:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16th @ 2:00 p.m.  Stuart Steiner Theatre, Genesee Center for the Arts, Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia, NY  Tickets: $5  For ticket information, purchasing and reservations contact t

February 7, 2013 - 3:50pm
posted by Agri-Business C... in children, Daycare, Head Start.

Free or Minimal Charge for Eligible Families! Genesee and Wyoming counties!

Children 6 weeks old to 5 years old receive bilingual culturally appropriate care, including specialized care for children with disabilities.

Eligible Families:
-Have child(ren) from 6 weeks to 5 years old
-Work in food service

-Work in Agriculture

-Collect Social Services (DSS)
-Meet income and employment eligibility guidelines

Knowledgeable Teaching Staff who promote Creative Curriculum
-Meals Provided Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack
-Diapers and Formula Provided
-Full-Time Nurse Health Screenings
-Indoor Large Motor Room

-Free Transportation

How to apply?

Call Batavia ABCD (585)343 -8160

www.abcdny.org

September 29, 2012 - 10:49am
posted by Kelly Hansen in LeRoy, children, Scouts, Girls.
Event Date and Time: 
October 3, 2012 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

July 31, 2012 - 8:20pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in Announcements, children, Falleti Ice Arena.

The annual "Safe Summer Children's Carnival" will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Falleti Ice Arena, at 22 Evans St. in Batavia, will be the venue. Genesee County AmeriCorps is running this event in partnership with the Genesee County and Batavia Youth Bureaus.

Nickel City Reptiles will be there for the first hour, followed by games from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Kids can play 10 games with a $1 ticket. They will have the chance to win "funny money," which can be used to redeem for prizes. Additionally, they can win an iPod Nano by visiting community agency booths.

Call Angela at 344-3960 for further details.

 

July 11, 2012 - 6:07pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, Announcements, children, Ellicott Street, speech therapy.

The newly opened "Learn Through Play Speech & Language Center" is set to hold an open house for kids and families on Saturday, July 14 from noon until 2 pm.

Owner Valerie Edwards, of Alexander, opened the center to serve children who struggle with language and speech difficulties but do not qualify for existing services. She is a licensed speech pathologist who has experience working with preschoolers and children with various disabilities.

"Learn Through Play Speech & Language Center" is at 56 Ellicott St. in Batavia. For more information, call 815-0327.

July 10, 2012 - 11:43am
Event Date and Time: 
May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to June 1, 2013 - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Parents can come with their children to meet Samantha and see her Victorian mansion.  The Dollhouse Lady will bring a real miniature Victorian  house and "artifacts" from the era.

Enjoy tea and light refreshments.

This program is for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and a parent.  Registration is required.

visit www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org or call 585.768.8300

 

March 2, 2012 - 1:44pm
posted by Steve Ognibene in children, jackson elementary, public, batavia city schools.

P.A.R.P. stands for Parents As Reading Partners.  Today the staff at Jackson School rolled out the red carpet for the month of March for students to read.  The program presents an exciting cliffhanger that the students find the conclusion to through reading.

Some of the characters from favorite childrens books were played out during this event like the Cat in the Hat, Miss Frizzle, Ramona, Harry Potter, Dr. Doolittle, Pippi Longstocking and Judy Moody were greeted by Brooke Mark and Ed Itor.

P.A.R.P. is a National program designed to encourage chidren to read at home with thier parent, guardian, grandparents, or siblings for at least 15 minutes each day.

Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child's education.  P.A.R.P. asks parents / guardians to encourage thier child to read, impressing upon them the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative.

Pictured below are some of the characters at todays event kickoff.

Miss Frizzle

Harry Potter

Cat in the Hat

Photos by Steve Ognibene

 

January 4, 2012 - 11:10am
Event Date and Time: 
April 20, 2012 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Genesee Community College;s Forum Players Children’s Theatre performance of The Princess and the Goblin by Stuart Paterson, open to the public on Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm (Daytime school performances April 18-20 for local schools by invitation only)

A magical tale of young Princess Irene finding the strength to take on the world; packed with fun and adventure! A rich and magical play for the entire family!

November 15, 2011 - 11:41am
Event Date and Time: 
May 13, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:35pm

Wed., May 13 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Interstellar, starring Matthew Mcconaughey has been called "a must-see masterpiece," "beautiful, epic," and "one of the most exhilarating film experiences so far this century," Interstellar is definitely a conversation-starter!

Watch this film at home (available for loan at the WML) and then join us in a staff-led discussion.

Registration is Required.

August 25, 2011 - 4:04pm
posted by Trisha Riggi in library, children, Le Roy, after-school programs.
Event Date and Time: 
October 27, 2011 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm

Thursday, Oct. 27, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Bookworms is designed for readers in grades 4-6. Ghost Stories! Read a ghost story or something spooky and discuss it with the group. Enjoy snacks. New members are ALWAYS welcome! Register by calling 585-768-8300 or online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org

August 25, 2011 - 4:00pm
Event Date and Time: 
April 13, 2013 - 9:00pm to April 14, 2013 - 8:30pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Grades 1-3.

Create a decorative birdhouse. These small wooden birdhouses will look beautiful hanging in a window, garden or patio.

Registration is required and limited to 20 children.

Visit online at www.woodwardmemoriallibrary.org

or call 585-768-8330 to register!

Pages

Calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

Copyright © 2008-2014 The Batavian. Some Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license.
Contact: Howard Owens, publisher (howard (at) the batavian dot com); (585) 250-4118

blue button