First Posted: 5/2/2013
• Kindergarten 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 11:00 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 their last name:
A-F – May 20
G-L – May 21
M-R – May 22
S-Z – May 23
All students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2013. For registration, parents will need their 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 school 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 PennDOT identification card.
Each child will also receive hearing and vision screenings. Children will also receive a Reading Readiness Assessment, which is 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 bring it with them and ytheir child on the assigned registration day. A parent or guardian must bring the student to the Primary Center during the registration period in May.
• Eighth-grade dance
The annual eighth-grade dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in the Middle School cafeteria. The Middle School Student Council will sponsor the dance. Music will be provided by a DJ and refreshments will be served. A photographer will be on site to take photographs for those who are interested in having individual or group pictures taken. Picture forms were distributed to interested individuals during their lunch periods.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the dance, but no limousines are permitted. All rides must be in front of the middle school no later than 8:45 p.m. and students are not permitted to leave the school before this time.
• Eighgh-gradeJunior Achievement
All eighth-grade students will participate at the Junior Achievement Finance Park at the Mericle Building on Oak Street in Pittston Twp. this week. JA Finance Park is designed to introduce concepts relating to personal finance. The one-day visit to the JA Mericle Family Center for Enterprise Education includes objectives related to budgeting, careers, credit, debt, investments, taxes, Social Security, honing interview skills and more. Students will attend the program according to the following schedule:
May 6 – Ms. Morgan, Ms. Diaz and Mrs. Barge’s homerooms
May 7 – Mr. LoBrutto, Mr. Serino and Mr. D’Angelo’s homerooms
May 8 – Ms. Conlon, Dr. Keska, Mrs. Chaump and Mrs. Rebovich’s homerooms
All students are to bring a brown bagged lunch. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1pm.
• Drama Club practice
There will be Drama Club practice from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and all rides must be at the middle school no later than 4 p.m. The Drama Club’s show will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31.
• Spelling Bee practice
There will be practice for the Spelling Bee Club from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday in Mrs. Brady’s room. Students are responsible for their own transportation home.
• Builder’s Club
The Builders Club and Pittston Area Business classes held a Lemonade Day sale yeaterday at the pocket park on Main Street in Pittston, next to Napoli’s Pizza. All proceeds will be divided amongst The March of Dimes, The Pittston Memorial Library and The Joey Frushon Fund.
May 11 – Builders Club Meals on Wheels Post Office Donation Sorting Day at the Wilkes-Barre Post Office from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
May 13 – Builders Club Trip to Washington, D.C.
• Science Fair
The Science Fair will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 for parents and during the day for classes to visit. Students should bring in all their materials on Monday, May 6.
The students will have time to set up on Monday morning.