TV Turn Off Week begins Feb. 17 and continues through Feb. 23. Good luck to those students taking part in this challenge.
Also, in honor of Read Across America/TV Turn Off Week, Sheckler Elementary School will be celebrating with special events planned throughout the week. This year’s theme is “Scholastic Park Read-A-Saurus Rex.”
The Scholastic book fair will be occurring Feb. 14-21. Students will have the opportunity to preview books or even make purchases during their library class.
All Catasauqua High School juniors are encouraged to continue to sell for the current fundraiser. All money raised will be used toward this year’s prom.
Please do your best to contribute. All money and orders are due to Miss LaBar by Feb. 14.
Spring is right around the corner, and Feb. 14 is the first day of softball intramurals.
If you are interested in participating, intramurals will be held in the CHS gymnasium and will begin 6 p.m.
Schools will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday Feb. 15 and 18.
Enjoy your long weekend!
There will be a PTF meeting 7-8 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Catasauqua Middle School library.
Orders are due Feb. 20 for the fastnachts from Egypt Star Bakery, a fundraiser sponsored by the PTF. Choose from powdered, glazed, cream or jelly.
Pickup will be at the school March 4.
Checks should be made payable to CMS-PTF. Thank you for your support!
The mobile dentist will be visiting CMS Feb. 22.
Thursday, Jan. 14: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk choice (M.S.: Tater Tots also)
Friday, Feb. 15: Schools are closed. No meals served.
Monday, Feb. 18: Schools are closed. No meals served.
Thursday, Feb. 7: Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, baked beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, Tater Tots, baby carrots, milk choice; H.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk choice
Sheckler Elementary School students will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with classroom parties Feb. 14.
Schools will be closed Feb. 15 and 18 in honor of Presidents Day.
Regular scheduled classes will resume Feb. 19.
It is almost time for Read Across America/TV Turnoff Week at Sheckler Elementary. There are many events planned for students, as well as ones for families to take part in and enjoy together.
Seniors Hailey Baez and Devon Troxell were recently honored, along with the other Lehigh Valley schools’ girls and boys nominees, at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete annual awards banquet, which was held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center Jan. 27.
Hailey was a four-year letter winner in girls soccer and was named a captain during her junior and senior seasons.
The Souper Bowl of Caring food drive, which benefits the Catasauqua Community Cares Program and the Catasauqua Community Food Bank, has been extended until Feb. 8.
Thank you for all of the contributions so far.
Reminder: The CMS PTF valentine dance will be held 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8.
The middle school Parent Teacher Forum is selling fastnachts from Egypt Star Bakery. Choose from powdered, glazed, cream or jelly.
Orders are due Feb. 20 in the main office. Pickup will be March 4 at the school.
In honor of Read Across America, Sheckler Elementary School will be participating in a readathon for the month of February. Students are encouraged to read or be read to for at least 15 minutes each day — but you can always read more if you would like to. All types of reading count: books, magazines, comics and e-books are some examples.
Calendars were sent home with students to record the number of minutes read per day for the entire month. At the end of the month, parents are asked to add up the minutes their child read and return the signed calendar to school by March 1.