Pittston Area news

June 27th, 2015 1:24 am

First Posted: 4/3/2013


»Pasta dinner to benefit Joe Frushon

A pasta dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at First United Methodist Church in West Pittston to benefit Joseph Frushon, a fourth-grader at PA’s Intermediate Center recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer). Take-outs begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years of age. To make a contribution or donate a basket, contact Mary Lyons at 57-2222 or Amy Brody at 954-1628. Basket donations should be received by April 10.

»PSSA assessments

The PSSA Reading and Math Assessments will be held from Tuesday, April 9 through and including Monday, April 15. They will be given to all students in grades 3 through 8. The PSSA Science Assessments will be given to all students in grades 4 through 8 on April 22 to 26.


»Builder’s Club

The next Builder’s Club meeting will be held after school on Tuesday, April 9.

»Spelling Bee practice

There will be practice for the Spelling Bee Clubfrom 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday April 8 in Mrs. Brady’s room. Students are responsible for their own transportation home.


» EJ the DJ is coming to the IC

EJ the DJ from Scranton is coming to the Intermediate School on Monday, April 8. to provide a presentation for the PSSA testing. The presentation will include a game show technique with music and questions based on the PSSAs.

» 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 must be turned in to and proved by April 12. 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 every Wednesday during homeroom.


In Mrs. Renee Shotwell’s Career Development class, students began learning about Community Helpers. For this particular lesson, the students used everyday tools used by doctors and nurses. The tools they explored were stethoscopes, tongue depressors, thermometers, band aids, hospital gowns and caps, flu shields and surgical masks, IVs, a pulse oximetry machine, an electro cardiogram machine, blood pressure cuffs and two types of oxygen masks. The students recognized that some tools were used in both professions while others were specific to doctors and to nurses. The teacher dressed in scrubs to show students how nurses and doctors dress in a hospital setting.