Back-to-School Newsletter
View this email in your browser
Back to School | August 2015
Back to School can be a time that is both exciting and stressful for children and families. Here is some information that we hope you find helpful.

Back-to-School Tips for Parents
As many kids head back to school next month, some are facing the excitement of the new school year with trepidations. This is a normal and expected response.

How can kids and parents cope? 
Here are some tips for parents during this transitional time.

WJCS Autism Center After-School & Weekend Guide
The WJCS Autism Center’s 2015-2016 After-School and Weekend Guide is here! Packed with information on WJCS’ educational advocacy, support groups and training programs, it also lists an extensive potpourri of programs for people with special needs.

WJCS Center Lane  - the only LGBTQ youth and community education center in Westchester

Resources for Educators

Learn how WJCS Center Lane can help your school foster the most
positive environment for all youth with trainings such as LBGTQ 101, Transgender 101and anti-bullying workshops.  Learn more about the available trainings.

WJCS Kids' Kloset - Day of Service 9/11
Kids' Kloset provides Westchester County children and families in need with donated clothing and related items free of charge. Since Kids' Kloset was opened in 2011, this volunteer-driven program has provided 7,000 local children with clothing, diapers, strollers and other items.

Kids' Kloset Day of Service, sponsored by Volunteer NY, will take placen Friday, Sept. 11th, from 11am - 1pm. To volunteer or donate backpacks, fall jackets and sneakers, please email Read more about Kids’ Kloset.


For further information about WJCS services, please contact Jan Fisher, Director of Public Affairs, at or 914-848-8163.


Founded in 1943, WJCS is one of the largest non-sectarian, not-for-profit human services agencies in Westchester. Services include mental health treatment, a network of child and youth development initiatives, residential and non-residential programs for people with disabilities and autism, homecare, services for older adults, and privately funded programs for the Jewish community.



WJCS provides services to  7,000 Westchester children annually. Learn more about our youth development, education, literacy and learning, parenting, mental health and trauma programs that benefit children from pre-school through late adolescence. Learn more about our services for children, youth and families.

845 North Broadway • White Plains, New York 10603-2427 • 914-761-0600
Copyright © *|2015|* Westchester Jewish Community Services. All Rights Reserved
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences