Pittston Area announces kindergarten registration


First Posted: 4/23/2013

DISTRICT NEWS

• Kingergarten registration

Dr. Michael Garzella, superintendent of the Pittston Area School District, has announced that registration of students who plan to attend kindergarten in the district for the 2013-14 school year will take place on May 20, 21, 22 and 23. Registration hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pittston Area Primary Center, Rock Street, Hughestown.

Students will be registered alphabetically according to the child’s last name:

A to F – May 20

G to L – May 21

M to R – May 22

S to Z – May 23

All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. For registration, parents will need the child’s birth certificate and immunization records. All children entering kindergarten require proof of the following immunizations, as required by the PA Dept. of Health: DPT – four doses, one dose on or after the fourth birthday; Polio – three doses; MMR – two doses; Hepatitis B – three doses; Varicella (Chicken Pox) – two doses of vaccine or history of disease. The chool district also requires parents to show proof of residency. Acceptable documentation includes: a deed, a lease, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license or DOT identification card.

Each child will also receive hearing and vision screenings. Children will also receive a Reading Readiness Assessment, an assessment of pre-reading skills, consisting of two parts: identifying letters of the alphabet and phonemic awareness assessment.

For more information, call the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center at 654-0503 or the Primary Center at 655-3785.

Registration packets are available at the Kindergarten, Primary and Intermediate Centers for students who plan to enter kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. Parents may pick up the packets at the above schools between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents should complete the packet at home and take it with them and their child on the assigned registration day. A parent or guardian must bring the student to the Primary Center during the registration period in May.

• “Kickin’ It For Joe” t-shirts

T-shirts are being sold for $10 to raise money for the Frushon family. Anyone is interested in purchasing a t-shirt for wonderful cause is asked to contact the school. The last t-shirt order will be handed in Monday, April 29. All orders MUST be into Mr. Wruble by 3 p.m. that day.

Intermediate students can dress down (including jeans) on Friday, May 3. Students can wear their “Kickin’ it for Joe” t-shirts. Ribbons will also be sold during the week for students to purchase for a $1 each, which will allow them to dress down. All proceeds will benefit Joe Frushon and his family.

HIGH SCHOOL

• Journalism conference

Twenty-nine students from the Mrs. Amy Saunders’ Journalism classes and club attended the 13th Annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference at Wilkes University on Friday, April 12. This year’s theme focused on students’ first amendment rights in schools. Students from area schools attended a variety of sessions hosted by journalism professionals and in workshops in radio and television broadcast. The day ended with lunch and an awards ceremony for student writing and photography.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

• Eighth-grade dance

The eighth-grade dance will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in the Middle School cafeteria. A professional photographer will be available to take pictures at the dance. Students should return picture order forms to Mrs. Brogan in room 140 or take them to the dance.

• Eighth-grade panoramic picture

The eighth-grade panoramic picture will be taken on Tuesday, April 30. Don’t forget to wear your school colors, class t-shirts or make it a dress-up day.

• Technology Club

The Technology Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. on on Monday, April 29 in computer lab 234. All rides must be in front of building by 4 p.m.

• Drama Club practice

Drama Club practice will be held form 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Students are responsible for their own transportation home and all rides must be at the middle school no later than 4 p.m.

• Builder’s Club

Builder’s Club will meet after scholl on Tuesday, May 7.

• Spelling Bee practice

Spelling Bee practice will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29 in Mrs. Brady’s room. Students are responsible for their own transportation home.

INTERMEDIATE CENTER

• Science Fair/Poster board sale

Science Fair information has been sent home to any student in Grades 3, 4, or 5 who are interested. All proposals and information should have been turned in to Mr. T. The Science Fair will take place on May 6 and 7. This fair is voluntary and students must adhere to the guidelines provided. For additional information, contact Mr. Twardowski at the school. The PTO will sell the poster board required for students to complete their science project for $4 in the Intermediate School lobby during homeroom every Wednesday.

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