• Veterans' Day
In honor of Veterans' Day, there will be no school on Monday, November 12. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 13, 2012,
• Talent Show
The annual Talent Show will be held on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the High School's Auditorium.
• Parent Conferences
The Intermediate Center's Parent Conferences will be held on November 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 1:00 p.m. Information will be sent home.
• Food Service News
The food service is offering nutritious party food packages for you to purchase. Please contact Sue Rudalavage at 654-7770 or Nutrition@pittstonarea.com.
• Krispy Kreme donuts will be delivered on Monday, Nov. 5.
• The next meeting of the Builder's Club will be Tuesday, Nov. 6 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 next practice for this year's talent show will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the middle school cafetorium. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and all rides must be in front of the middle school no later than 4pm. The talent show will be held in the High School Auditorium on Nov. 15. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Brogan in room 140.
• National Honor Society
Three senior National Honor Society Members are sponsoring a canned food drive entitled, Stomp out the Warriors, Stomp out Hunger. All donated food items will be donated to the St. Vincent De Paul's Soup Kitchen. This project will take place from now through Nov. 2, and all donations can be brought to school and dropped off in the main office.
• Science Club Meeting
There will be a Science Club meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 3 until 4 p.m. in room 145 with Ms. Quinn. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and all rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 3:55 p.m.
• Veterans' Day
The Pittston Area School District will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veteran's Day.
• End of the 1st Marking Period - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday is the end of the 1st marking period. The Pittston Area Middle School will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Nov. 16, 19, and 20 from 1until 3 p.m. Please note that these dates have been adjusted from those on the school calendar due to our Hurricane Sandy days. Report cards for the 1st 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.
• Winter Sports' Physicals
The Pittston Area School District will be offering physicals for any 7th or 8th grade student interested in participating in a winter sport on Wednesday, November 7th. These sports include 7th and 8th grade boys' and girls' basketball and junior high wrestling. Students are reminded that if they have already participated in a sport during this school year's fall season, they only need to recertify their eligibility. Only students participating in a sport for the first time this year will need to take the full comprehensive physical examination. All winter sports participants prior to the physical's date must obtain and complete one of two physical forms, a recertification form or a comprehensive physical form. These forms can be obtained through the district's web-site by visiting www.pittstonarea.com, clicking forms in the menu on the left side of the homepage, and then clicking on the correct form under the heading Sports.
• Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences have been scheduled from Nov 13 through Nov 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students will have early dismissal on those days as follows: Car students/Walkers – 12:45 p.m.; Van/Pink – 12:50 p.m. all other buses – 1 p.m. Information was sent home that includes a specific day and time scheduled to meet with child's teacher. Sign the form and confirm the appointment and sent it back to the child's teacher. If there are any changes necessary call 654-0503.
• End of First Marking Period
Friday, Nov. 2 is the end of the first marking period. Report cards will be distributed during parent/teacher conference week.
• Movies 14 Field Trip
The PTO is sponsoring a field trip to R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 on Thursday, Nov. 8 to see Wreck-It Ralph. Students will be treated to popcorn and soda. The theater will be closed dto the public. Chaperones are invited by not required to attend. The PTO will pay for students, but parents who would like to chaperone the cost is $14 for PTO members and $16 for non-members. No child will attend without a signed permission slip. Chaperones should be at the school by 9 a.m.
• School Pictures
Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Fill out the picture form and return with correct payment to the school by Tuesday Nov. 6
• Birthday and Holiday Celebrations
The school encourages parents to purchase healthy snacks or non-food items for classroom celebrtions. Party items for a healthier classroom celebration can be ordered and delivered by the food service department. For more information call Sue Rudalavage, 654-7770
• Dress Code
The school district requires all students in grade K-12 dress according to the structured dress code. Parents were given a copy of the policy at registration. Parents can obtain a copy by calling 654-0503.
• Box tops for Education
The school is collecting General Mills box tops for Education logos for the 2012-13 school year. Parents of all students are asked to collect the box tops and bundle them in sets of 50.