Elementary School Announcements

Spirit Day, Jan. 17

The PTG is teaming up with Panther Pantry to collect non-perishable food items during the next Spirit Day on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Show your school spirit by dressing up like your favorite hero (it can be a superhero or someone you admire or a teacher, too!). To contribute to the Panther Pantry, bring in one of the following items:

  • Grades K-1: pancake mix or syrup
  • Grade 2: pasta
  • Grades 3-4: pasta sauce or canned meat
  • Grades 5-6: peanut butter and/or jelly

**Reminder: Students are dismissed early on this day!**

Parent Teacher Conferences, Jan. 31
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 8 am – 6:30 pm. Parents can call the Elementary School front office at (570) 744-2521, ext. 2242 or 2243 to schedule an appointment with their child’s teacher. There will be no school for students that day.
BoxTops for Education Counting Day, Feb. 15

Box Top collection is everyday of the school year. The PTG counts Box Tops three times a year, noting how many each grade contributed. At the end of the year, the grade that contributed the most non-expired Box Tops wins an ice cream party. The next counting day will be Feb. 15, 2019.

Check the expiration dates, and send Box Tops with your child to give to his or her teacher. To learn more about clipping Box Tops and the way it helps our schools, visit the Box Tops for Education website.

When to Keep Your Sick Child Home

During cold and flu season, consider keeping your child home if he or she:

  • Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Has been vomiting
  • Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as excessive tiredness or lack of appetite; productive coughing or sneezing; headache, body aches, ear ache; and sore throat. (Note: A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.)

Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.

Read more about keeping sick kids at home.