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Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates opening of the new Parent Resource Center for Mount Vernon community


The Parent Resource Center officially opened on Monday, September 12, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a presentation where district administrators explained why the center is important to Mount Vernon’s parents. Located at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, the Parent Resource Center is now open to parents and families seeking assistance.  
 
Parents, administrators, parent liaisons, and more gathered in the STEAM Academy auditorium, excited for the opening of this monumental new asset for the community of Mount Vernon. 
 
“This is a one-stop shop for parents,” said Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy, superintendent of schools. “They will give you the resources they need so the students can be successful.”  
 
“Parents and children are the priority,” said Ms. Lillian Serret-Morales, acting principal of Mount Vernon STEAM Academy. “We made the Parent Resource Center a reality because we need to help our families and students.” 
 
With the goal of improving the academic achievements and social and emotional wellness of Mount Vernon City School District students and families, this center will give parents and families a place to feel supported. It will supply a direct link between the schools and the community, aiding parents and families with everything from mental health, education, quality of life, childcare placement, and more.  
 

Parents gather in Parent Resource Center upon opening.


Workshops will also take place at the Parent Resource Center. These workshops will cover the following topics: financial literacy, health education, legal advice, intro to English as a New Language/English as a Second Language for adults, program resources, appropriate vs. inappropriate discipline, how to assess student emotional issues, preparing our children for transitions out of high school, substance abuse, intro to self-care, and more.    
 
“We just want parents to know that they are not alone,” said Ms. Erica Peterson, Parent Resource Center Coordinator. “We cannot do anything without the involvement and engagement of parents.” 
 
The Parent Resource Center will be open from 9 to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. The center will also be open two Saturdays a month and by appointment 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday to ensure flexibility for parents.   
 
“This has been a dream for a very long time of the parents of Mount Vernon,” said Dr. Bennett-Conroy.  
 
To find out more about the Parent Resource Center please visit the new website at https://www.mtvernoncsd.org/family-community/parent-resource-center. Additionally, you can contact Erica Peterson, the Parent Resource Center Coordinator, at epeterson1@mtvernoncsd.org.  


Watch The Ceremony Here

Security guard helping students cross

Mount Vernon City School District takes the safety and security of all its scholars very seriously, and as a result, the district has provided temporary security coverage at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy to keep students safe as they arrive and depart from school grounds. The district is currently investigating the situation and looking for a permanent solution. 

George Latimer cutting the Memorial Field Ribbon with others.

Westchester County, City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon City School District officials were accompanied by local elected officials and other dignitaries in a ceremony on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, to officially open the new Memorial Field.  On Saturday, September 24, the Mount Vernon Knights football team will play their first game at Memorial Field since 2007. The team will face the Yonkers Force.   

Superintendent Dr. Bennett-Conroy and Parent Resource Center Coordinator cut ribbon to officially open Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center officially opened on Monday, September 12, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a presentation where district administrators explained why the center is important to Mount Vernon’s parents. Located at Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, the Parent Resource Center is now open to parents and families seeking assistance. Parents, administrators, parent liaisons, and more gathered in the STEAM Academy auditorium, excited for the opening of this monumental new asset for the community of Mount Vernon.

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Student looking at his curriculum in the auditorium. Surrounded by other students.

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