Kindergarten orientation set at Primary Center

June 27th, 2015 1:25 am

First Posted: 8/20/2013


• Kindergarten orientation

The Pittston Area Primary Center will hold kindergarten orientation on Wednesday, August 28. The orientation will begin a approximately 10 a.m. and will conclude at noon. Students who ride the bus will be picked up with their parents/ guardians at their assigned bus stops one hour later than their assigned bus pick-up time. Students who are driven to school will report at 10 a.m. with parent or guardian. A school wide messenger phone message with additional details will be sent to all kindergarten parents. Parents with questions or concerns may call the Primary Center at 655-3785.


• Welcome Back

On behalf of the Intermediate Center administration, faculty and staff, we would like to welcome parents/guardians and students to the 2013-2014 school year. We look forward to cooperatively working with you to provide quality learning experiences for your child this coming school year in an environment that is safe, warm, and caring. Our staff is committed to providing your child with a rewarding and fulfilling educational experience. The role you play in your child’s education is vitally important. Your partnership with us will form the foundation of what will be a positive and rewarding learning experience for your child.

Your child will receive his/her student handbook in the first day of school. Please take the time to review and to discuss the contents of the student handbook with your child. This will be the first step in developing your partnership with us and to ensure academic success for your child.

We look forward to working with you in the upcoming school year. Should you have any questions/concerns, please contact the school’s office at 654-7176.

• New Faculty Member

The following faculty members are new to our faculty and/or have new positions in our building for the 2013-14 school year:

Dr. Coreen Milazzo – Principal

Mrs. Donna Bittmann – Guidance

Mrs. Rebecca Zambetti – Grade 2

Mrs. Marina Pugliese – Grade 2

Mr. Paul Zaffuto – Grade 2

Mrs. Patti Shaw – Grade 2

Mrs. Elizabeth Tracy-Jones – Grade 2

Mrs. Christina Seifert – Grade 2

Ms. Amy Dessoye – Grade 2

Ms. Teresa LoBrutto – Grade 2

Mrs. Denise Pisack – Grade 2

Ms. Ann Marie Morreale – Grade 2

Mrs. Anna Marie Roche – Grade 2

Mrs. Mary Ann Cosimo – Grade 4

• First Day of School

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 28, 2013. If you have not registered your child, please contact the school’s office at 654-7176 to make an appointment.

• Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and reduced lunch applications will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. Applications are due by October 11, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Daniel Mancini at 654-2415 ext. 2111.

• Daily Arrival and Departure Schedule

Car and walking students may begin to arrive at 8:20 a.m. Early arriving second grade students are to report to the cafeteria. Early arriving third & fourth grade students are to report to the gym. All students will report to their classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Car and walking students will dismiss at 3:15 p.m. through the Middle School Main Entrance. Bus students will board the buses at 3:30 p.m. If there is a change in how your child will go home, parents are asked to send in a note to their homeroom teacher.

• Morning Arrival Procedure

All parents who drive their child to school in the morning are reminded to use the driveway in front of the Intermediate Center’s Main Entrance. In order to keep our students safe, they are not allowed to be dropped off in the parking lot. Please adhere to the Security Guards directives.

• Dress Code

The Pittston Area School District has a structured dress code for all students. Parents and students are reminded to review and to observe the district’s structured dress code policy. The policy is available through the district’s website at or a copy can be obtained in the Intermediate Center’s Office.

• Attendance

Parents are reminded to contact the Intermediate Center Office prior to 9:20 a.m. on the day their child will be absent from school. Upon return to school, a written excuse/medical excuse must be provided to your child’s homeroom teacher.

• Breakfast and Lunch Program

Lunch and breakfast information along with free and reduced applications will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.

• Back To School Night

The Annual Intermediate Center’s Back to School Night for parents will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. During the Back to School Night, all parents will have the opportunity to meet with our administration, faculty, and staff.

• PTO News

The first PTO Meeting for the 2013-14 school year will be held on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School’s cafeteria. Dues for a family membership are $5.00. Michelle Christ will be residing over the PTO meeting.

• Save the Date

Sept. 2 – School Closed (Labor Day Holiday)

Sept. 3 – Classes resume

Sept. 9th to 13th – Book Fair

Sept. 12 – Annual Intermediate Center’s back to School Night

Sept. 24 & 25 – School Pictures

Sept. 25 – PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School Cafeteria


We would like to welcome all of our new students to the Martin L. Mattei Middle School. This includes all fifth and sixth grade students as well as any seventh or eighth grade students who will be attending the middle school for the first time. In order to make the first day of school as successful and stress free as possible, we will be holding an orientation for new students. Through this orientation, students will have the opportunity to tour the building as well as learn about the school and its programs. The orientation will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 from 9-10 a.m. All students must be accompanied by a parent or a designated adult (grandparent, aunt, uncle, adult sibling, etc), and everyone must provide their own transportation to and from the orientation. The program will begin in the Middle School Cafeteria where Mr. Bilbow, our Principal, will discuss the middle school’s academic programs. Next, our Assistant Principal, Mr. Giambra, will review the district’s policies on discipline, the dress code, and transportation. Finally, Mrs. Cotter, our Guidance Counselor, will address services provided by the guidance department as well as standardized testing. Thank you for your cooperation, and we hope to see you at orientation.

Grade 6

Mr. Wrubel 108 A-Bro

Mr. Bartoli 109 Bug-Dav

Mrs. Brogan 140 Dec-Gar

Mrs. Norwood 141 Geo-Hol

Mrs. Dietrick 142 Hol-Mar

Ms. Tieso 143 Maz-Nar

Mrs. Noone 144 Ne-Pug

Mrs. Brady 145 Rad-Se

Mrs. Samuels 214 Sh-Ur

Mr. Deangelo 211 Va-Zu

Grade 7

Mrs. Zaledonis 201 A-Cai

Mrs. Dessoyo 203 Cap-De

Mrs. Martin 205 Di-Ga

Ms. Donahue 206 Gal-Hug

Mrs. Bartnikowski 209 Io-Ku

Mrs. Preston 210 Kw-Mat

Mrs. Sperazza 213 Mau-Nov

Mr. Greene 216 Ob-Sta

Mr. Walsh 250 Sho-Tav

Mr. Twardowski 251 Te-Zi

Grade 8

Mr. Serino 217 A-Be

Mr. D’Angelo 223 Bis-Co

Mrs. Barge 226 Coy-Gab

Ms. Conlon 227 Gag-Ju

Mr. Montagna 240 Ka-Mau

Mrs. Pavalonis 241 Maz-Ni

Ms. Morgan 242 No-Ro

Dr. Keska 243 Rob-Sim

Mrs. Chaump 248 Sin-Too

Mrs. Rebovich 249 Tor-Za


• Freshman orientation

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Pittston Area Senior High School will be hosting a Freshmen Orientation from 9-11:30 a.m. All ninth-grade students and newly enrolled transfer students (grades 9 thru 12) and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

Ninth-grade students enrolled in the Wilkes-Barre Career & Technical Center Headstart Program do not have to attend. These students will be bused to the CTC on the first day of school and will have orientation there.

Students and their parents are to report to the high school auditorium promptly at 9 a.m. for a short presentation. Students will have the opportunity to receive their schedules, lockers, and student handbooks. Also, students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet student’s teachers, counselors, and principals.

• Homeroom assignments

John Haas, principal Pittston Area High School announces the high school homeroom assignments for the year 2013-2014 school term are as follows:



Mrs. Vincelli C-11 Ant to But

Mrs. Plis C-12 Cad to Dan

TBA C-13 Dav to Gre

Mrs. Cocco C-14 Gri to Kin

Mr. L. Hazlet C-15 Kiz to Mat

Mr. Richards C-16 Mat to Mur

Mrs. Miller C-17 Nap to Raz

Mr. Russick C-18 Rea to Sim

Mrs. Mattingly C-19 Sim to Wal

Mrs. Pietras C-21 Wal to Zur


Ms. Valeski B-05 Ait to Bun

Ms. Martin B-04 Cad to Dic

Mrs. Keren B-03 Dom to Gar

Mrs. Distasio B-02 Gat to Kam

Mr. J. Walsh B-01 Kar to Mai

Mrs. A. Hazlet C-03 Mal to Mor

Mrs. Sutton C-06 Mor to Pon

Mrs. Bauman C-07 Pre to Sal

Mr. Anthony C-08 Sav to Tek

Mr. T. Joyce C-09 Tem to Zyd


Mr.Kupetz A-18 Ada to Bro

Ms. Rugletic A-20 Bro to D’El

Mrs. Getrige B-17 Dan to Ful

Mr. Zangardi B-16 Gal to Hug

Mrs. Turner B-15 Ian to Lok

Mrs. Saunders B-13 Lop to Mur

Ms. Piazza B-11 Mus to Ram

Mr. Victor B-10 Rep to Swa

Mr. Carroll B-08 Swa to Zal

AM career tech

Ms. McGlynn A-21 Ade to Whi


Mrs. Collins A-01 Ada to Bro

Mr. Hopkins A-02 Bro to Dil

Ms. LaScala A-03 Dom to Git

Mrs. Verdine A-04 Gos to Jen

Ms. Wascavich A-05 Job to Lud

Ms. Kotula A-08 Lyn to Mur

Mr. Caprari A-10 Nay to Qua

Mr. Amitia A-11 Qui to Sou

Mrs. Adams A-13 Ste to Wal

Mrs. Greenwald A-16 Wal to Zyd

Career exploration

Mrs. Corbett A-19 Bee to Wel