Pittston Area to hold kindergarten registration this week


First Posted: 5/18/2008

Registration for students who plan on attending kindergarten in the district for the 2008-09 school year will take place on May 19, 20 21, and 22, 2008. Registration hours will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ben Franklin Kindergarten Center, Walnut Street, Dupont. Students must be 5 years old by August 31, 2008. You will need to bring your child, his/her birth certificate, social security number and immunization record. To save time, you may pick up a registration packet at the Kindergarten, Primary or Intermediate Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Complete the packet at home and bring it with you to registration. If you have any questions, please call the Kindergarten Center at 654-0503
The Pittston Area Four-Year-Old program held its final monthly meeting of the 2007-2008 school year on May 12, 13 and 14. During the meeting, the children enjoyed activities centered around the literary favorite, I You Give A Mouse A Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Each Month the meeting contains a different theme focusing on reading readiness and language development. Together as a team the children and parents work to develop the skills necessary for entering kindergarten. The program will be accepting registration for all new four year olds for the upcoming 2008-2009 school year now and throughout the summer. All four year olds who live in the Pittston Area School District are welcome to register for this cost-free program. Anyone interested in registering for the 08-09 school year, please contact the Kindergarten Center at 654-0503. We look forward to hearing from you.
Friday May 23, 2008 has been designated as an Act 80 Day by our school district. Students will be dismissed as follows: Walkers/Car Students – 1:05 p.m.; Van/Pink Bus – 1:10 p.m.; all other buses – 1:20 p.m.
It is suggested that students wear sneakers or closed shoes to provide safe footing while playing on the playground.
There will be no school on Monday, May 26, in honor of Memorial Day. School will resume on Tuesday, May 27.

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