Batavia Community Schools

Equity - Opportunity - Family

Thank you for visiting my page. It is my great pleasure and honor to serve our BCSD families as your District Social Worker. I look forward to working in partnership with you to collaborate, assess and problem solve ensuring that all students are able to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.  My hope is that through working reciprocally, we can assure that your child has their best possible days at BCSD by affording them access to the maximum health and safety benefits this supportive environment can offer.

My location is at Robert Morris School inside our Family and Student Engagement Center.   Inside the F.A.C.E.  is a community closet open to assist you. I can be reached by e-mail at jwasilewski@bataviacsd.org or by phone at either 343-2480 ext. 1020 or  (585)409- 9508.      I welcome all interactions in order to discuss any issues or concerns and to answer any questions that involve your child.   As always, I assure you the greatest respect and confidentiality concerning all of our communications. Please do not hesitate to leave a private message on any of the above correspondences.

Community Resources for Parents-COVID-19

Community Food Pantries and Resources

Resources for Moms

Helpful Community Resources with Descriptions and Phone Numbers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Journey To Resilience-Inspirational Stories and Songs ~ Voices of Survival, Trauma to Transformation. Featuring original poetry written and read by Jacqueline Fields; motivational story and music by Elly Riber; foreword by Pat Standish; also featuring Michelle Figueroa and District Social Worker Julie Wasilewski.
Friday May 14, 2021 7:00pm—9:00 pm
Batavia City School District Family and Community Engagement Center Robert Morris School 80 Union Street Batavia (Bus Loop Entrance ~ look for balloons)

Strategies for Academic Breaks Video for Parents

Virtual Strategies for Occupational and Physical Therapy for Parents

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
The Imagination Library is a program that gifts books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family's income. Richmond Memorial Library is participating in the program. Paper applications are available at Richmond and in the Jackson Primary library. In addition, children can be enrolled directly at https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/). Contact district social worker Julie Wasilewski (jwasilewski@bataviacsd.org) or Richmond library for more information.

Community Closet at Robert Morris Located in the Family & Community Engagement Center At Robert Morris 80 Union Street, Batavia. Items available include School Supplies, New/Gently Used Clothing, Linen & Bedding, Toys, Household Items, Books, Personal Hygiene Items and   Food. Contact for an Appointment: Julie Wasilewski, District Social Worker, Work: (585)-343-2480 ext. 1020, Cell: (585)-409-9508 (call or text). Donations greatfully accepted!

Community Action of Orleans and Genesee has funding to assist eligible clients with a utility payment.mThis is a ONE-time payment. Also, due to COVID-19 guidelines NO WALK INS will be accepted. Potential applicants must call to be screened for program eligibility. Call 585-343-7798 x116.

Girls Scouts Recruiting new members-check out the flyer for information about trying Girl Scouts and various Scout activities.

Wellness on a Budget
Join a family-friendly series about healthy living. Free and all welcome.  Click here for details

Eat Healthy, Be Active
We teamed up with Newfane library to offer healthy living classes. We are on session 2 of 6, and we welcome you aboard this workshop series. Tuesdays from 7-8 PM Click here for details

Hillside Children’s Center Presents Caregiver “Coffee Hour”
Join for a time of support and connection. Share stories of success and frustrations in a secure virtual setting. Topic changes each week. Coffee hour is through ZOOM video conferencing, Wednesdays, 10-11:30am
RSVP by the Tuesday before to Rebecca DeBoard-Lake; Phone 585-356-9286; E-Mail rlake@hillside.com

Northtowns Family/Caregiver Support Group-Are you a parent of a child with disabilities or suspect they have a disability? Do you want to feel less overwhelmed? feel a sense of belonging? Get the support you need from Parent Network of WNY, Empower and other group members!

February 1, March 1 & 15; 7 - 8:30 pm
email:
info@parentnetworkwny.org | call: 716.332.4170
online:
www.parentnetworkwny.org/events

Parenting the Love and Logic Way®-- Six sessions designed to help parents equip kids with character, compassion, problem solving skills and more!
You will learn how to: 
-
Stay calm when your kids do  incredibly upsetting things. 

· Raise kids who are family members  rather than dictators. 

· Help your kids learn from mistakes so they don’t repeat them. 

· Set enforceable limits. 

· Avoid enabling and begin empowering. 

· Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments.
This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! 

Tuesday Night Classes-dates and registration information
Friday Morning Classes-dates and registration information

Find Help-Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red Cross Babysitting Course-The babysitter's training courses are ideally for 5th-7th graders.  As far as training options, we have a babysitting basics online class that covers basic care for infants and children, safety and emergency preparedness, working with different age groups, and how to start a babysitting business.  The course is interactive and includes a final exam for a completion certificate.  It's about 4 hours to complete.  It's $45/participant, but with coupon code NYHY020621, you can save 50%.  You can register at www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Active Parenting--every Wednesday January 13 – February 24, 2021, 6 – 8 pm; register for Active Parenting TM by emailing to Diana Fulcomer, Prevention Educator at dfulcomer@gcasa.org

The Girls' Circle Model- The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.

District Social Worker

Thank you for visiting my page. It is my great pleasure and honor to serve our BCSD families as your District Social Worker. I look forward to working in partnership with you to collaborate, assess and problem solve ensuring that all students are able to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.  My hope is that through working reciprocally, we can assure that your child has their best possible days at BCSD by affording them access to the maximum health and safety benefits this supportive environment can offer.

My location is at Robert Morris School inside our Family and Student Engagement Center.   Inside the F.A.C.E.  is a community closet open to assist you. I can be reached by e-mail at jwasilewski@bataviacsd.org or by phone at either 343-2480 ext. 1020 or  (585)409- 9508.      I welcome all interactions in order to discuss any issues or concerns and to answer any questions that involve your child.   As always, I assure you the greatest respect and confidentiality concerning all of our communications. Please do not hesitate to leave a private message on any of the above correspondences.

Community Resources for Parents-COVID-19

Community Food Pantries and Resources

Resources for Moms

Helpful Community Resources with Descriptions and Phone Numbers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Journey To Resilience-Inspirational Stories and Songs ~ Voices of Survival, Trauma to Transformation. Featuring original poetry written and read by Jacqueline Fields; motivational story and music by Elly Riber; foreword by Pat Standish; also featuring Michelle Figueroa and District Social Worker Julie Wasilewski.
Friday May 14, 2021 7:00pm—9:00 pm
Batavia City School District Family and Community Engagement Center Robert Morris School 80 Union Street Batavia (Bus Loop Entrance ~ look for balloons)

Strategies for Academic Breaks Video for Parents

Virtual Strategies for Occupational and Physical Therapy for Parents

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
The Imagination Library is a program that gifts books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family's income. Richmond Memorial Library is participating in the program. Paper applications are available at Richmond and in the Jackson Primary library. In addition, children can be enrolled directly at https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/). Contact district social worker Julie Wasilewski (jwasilewski@bataviacsd.org) or Richmond library for more information.

Community Closet at Robert Morris Located in the Family & Community Engagement Center At Robert Morris 80 Union Street, Batavia. Items available include School Supplies, New/Gently Used Clothing, Linen & Bedding, Toys, Household Items, Books, Personal Hygiene Items and   Food. Contact for an Appointment: Julie Wasilewski, District Social Worker, Work: (585)-343-2480 ext. 1020, Cell: (585)-409-9508 (call or text). Donations greatfully accepted!

Community Action of Orleans and Genesee has funding to assist eligible clients with a utility payment.mThis is a ONE-time payment. Also, due to COVID-19 guidelines NO WALK INS will be accepted. Potential applicants must call to be screened for program eligibility. Call 585-343-7798 x116.

Girls Scouts Recruiting new members-check out the flyer for information about trying Girl Scouts and various Scout activities.

Wellness on a Budget
Join a family-friendly series about healthy living. Free and all welcome.  Click here for details

Eat Healthy, Be Active
We teamed up with Newfane library to offer healthy living classes. We are on session 2 of 6, and we welcome you aboard this workshop series. Tuesdays from 7-8 PM Click here for details

Hillside Children’s Center Presents Caregiver “Coffee Hour”
Join for a time of support and connection. Share stories of success and frustrations in a secure virtual setting. Topic changes each week. Coffee hour is through ZOOM video conferencing, Wednesdays, 10-11:30am
RSVP by the Tuesday before to Rebecca DeBoard-Lake; Phone 585-356-9286; E-Mail rlake@hillside.com

Northtowns Family/Caregiver Support Group-Are you a parent of a child with disabilities or suspect they have a disability? Do you want to feel less overwhelmed? feel a sense of belonging? Get the support you need from Parent Network of WNY, Empower and other group members!

February 1, March 1 & 15; 7 - 8:30 pm
email:
info@parentnetworkwny.org | call: 716.332.4170
online:
www.parentnetworkwny.org/events

Parenting the Love and Logic Way®-- Six sessions designed to help parents equip kids with character, compassion, problem solving skills and more!
You will learn how to: 
-
Stay calm when your kids do  incredibly upsetting things. 

· Raise kids who are family members  rather than dictators. 

· Help your kids learn from mistakes so they don’t repeat them. 

· Set enforceable limits. 

· Avoid enabling and begin empowering. 

· Avoid un-winnable power struggles and arguments.
This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! 

Tuesday Night Classes-dates and registration information
Friday Morning Classes-dates and registration information

Find Help-Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red Cross Babysitting Course-The babysitter's training courses are ideally for 5th-7th graders.  As far as training options, we have a babysitting basics online class that covers basic care for infants and children, safety and emergency preparedness, working with different age groups, and how to start a babysitting business.  The course is interactive and includes a final exam for a completion certificate.  It's about 4 hours to complete.  It's $45/participant, but with coupon code NYHY020621, you can save 50%.  You can register at www.redcross.org/take-a-class.  

Active Parenting--every Wednesday January 13 – February 24, 2021, 6 – 8 pm; register for Active Parenting TM by emailing to Diana Fulcomer, Prevention Educator at dfulcomer@gcasa.org

The Girls' Circle Model- The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.