On Friday, Oct. 19, the Pittston Area Primary Center What's Special About October Assembly was held. The assembly featured special happenings that took place during the month of October. Mrs. Ferentino's 1st grade class, and Miss Vitek's 2nd grade class highlighted special happenings by performing poems, songs and movements about October. All primary students will have the opportunity to perform in one assembly during the school year. Both classes are pictured at right.
• Veterans' Day
There is no school on Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans' Day. School resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
• Veteran's Memorial Wall
Names of family members who served or are serving in the military are displayed on a streamer of stars on the two Primary Center Veteran's Memorial Walls. Classes on each floor have individual displays to honor our veterans. Be sure to look for your family names when you attend conferences. Students will apply their reading, math, and writing skills to this project as they discuss the finished activity display.
• Parent Conference Dates
Parent Conference dates have been changed due to the recent weather. New schedules will be sent home. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on the following Parent Conference Days: Friday, Nov. 16, Monday, Nov. 19, Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21. If you need to reschedule your conference you can call the school at 655-3785. Teachers are looking forward to discussing student progress with parents.
• Thanksgiving Holiday
School will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23, and Monday, Nov. 26. School resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
• Math Opportunity
Parents are reminded to point out numbers in daily life. License plates, house numbers, and prices at the supermarket are some places where students can recognize numbers and how they are used for different purposes. Have fun with your child finding and naming numbers correctly
The Pittston Area Leo's Club and Fibers of the Earth Conscious Recycling are conducting a Clothing and Shoe Drop Box Program.
There will be clothing drop boxes placed in all local schools and in return the Leo's will receive much needed funding.
Items should be placed in well-tied plastic bags, and drop them off in the green boxes around Pittston Area.
Any questions should be directed to Fibers of the Earth at 586 5242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fibersoftheearth.com.
Acceptable items include clean, wearable adult and children's clothing and sleepwear, sneakers and shoes, sheets and linens, curtains, purses, belts, bags hats, socks, sporting clothing and shoes, outdoor clothing and shoes, stuffed animals and soft cloth toys. Unacceptable items include torn, wet or stained items, books, glass, household fixtures or furniture, any non-textile based household item.
•Taylor Stull, daughter of Jennie and Tim Saporito, was born on July 25, 1995. She is usually with her best friends Tiana Stull, Emily Seaman, and Antonette Scalpi. She is involved in the Key Club and plays soccer. Her favorite movie is The Lucky One. She loves Taylor Swift, and her favorite meal is mac and cheese. Her most memorable high school moment occurred when she returned from summer break and realized this was her last year of high school. Looking back upon her high school years, she described all of her experiences as memorable. Taylor plans on attending Bloomsburg University for elementary education and wants to teach second grade. She looks forward to becoming an adult so she can be on her own, and look back on everything she has done.
•Olivia Lanza, daughter of Jim Lanza and Sandy McKernan was born on September 1, 1994. She lives in Dupont and is always with her best friends Kristen and Catherine Lombardo, Jordan Cumbo, and Kristen Fereck. Olivia is involved in cross country and track and field. She finds the most challenging part of high school studying, and plans to attend college.
•Nick Bolka, son of Lisa, was born on May 9, 1995 and lives in Pittston. Nick likes to hang out with his best friends Mike Harding, Aaron Black, Matt Pierantoni, and James Lizza. If Nick could re-do his high school career, he would play football. His favorite food is Napoli's Chicken wing Pizza, Jay-Z is his favorite artist, and his favorite movie is Money Ball. His idol is Derek Jeter and he plans to go to college and major in sports management at Temple University.
• Veterans' Day
In honor of Veterans' Day, there will be no school on Monday, Nov. 12. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
• Parent Conferences
The Intermediate Center's Parent Conferences will be held on Nov. 16, 19, 20 and 21. Car and walking students will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m. through the Middle School's Main Entrance and bus students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Information will be sent home.
• Thanksgiving in a Box
The Pittston Area Middle School Builders Club is pleased to announce a Thanksgiving in a Box fundraiser. This is in conjunction with the Pittston Area Federation of Teacher, and the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. They will be providing an entire Thanksgiving meal to a needy family in the Greater Pittston area. Collection will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 20. A list of items was sent home. The Pittston Area Federation of Teachers will provide the turkey for each box. Homeroom teachers will coordinate the assignment of the rest of the items to students.
• Thanksgiving Break
In observance of Thanksgiving, there is no school on Nov. 22, 23 and 26. Classes resume on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
• Builder's Club
The next meeting of the Builder's Club will be Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 3 until 3:30 p.m. in room 206 with Ms. Donahue and Mrs. Martin. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 3:25 p.m.
• Middle School Talent Show
The middle school talent show will be held in the High School Auditorium on Nov. 15. If you have any questions, please call 655-2927.
• Veterans' Day
The Pittston Area School District will be closed tomorrow, Nov. 12, in observance of Veteran's Day.
• Parent/Teacher Conferences
The Pittston Area Middle School will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Nov. 16, 19, and 20 from 1pm until 3:00pm. Please note that these dates have been adjusted from those on the school calendar due to our Hurricane Sandy days.
Report cards for the first marking period will be distributed at this time. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on conference days.
Parents are encouraged to come and meet with their child's teachers to discuss any concerns. Please limit your time with each teacher to five minutes in order to allow each parent time for a conference. If you are unable to attend Parent/Teacher conferences, report cards will be mailed home the week following conferences.
• Fundraiser Pick-Up
Fundraiser pickups for both Kidz First and Gertrude Hawk's will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. If you have any questions, call 655-2927.
• Spelling Bee Practice
The next practice for the spelling bee will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Mrs. Brady's room.
Students are responsible for their own transportation home. Please see Mrs. Brady or Mrs. Noone if you are unable to attend.
The in school spelling bee will be held on Monday, Jan. 28.
• Wilkes-Barre CTC Tour
Interested members of the 8th grade class will have the opportunity to attend a tour of the Wilkes-Barre Career and Technical Center on Tuesday, December 4.
Permission slips must be returned in order to attend the tour which will allow students to experience the career and technical programs offered to high school students.