I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you all enjoy a blessed day filled with smiles and laughter, and lots of moments for which to be thankful for a lifetime.
Before lunch times began on Nov. 15, students all got to enjoy an assembly in the gym where they joined together to watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."
Catasauqua Middle School will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, to Monday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving break.
The school will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 27.
I hope students and their families all have a happy Thanksgiving.
During the Thanksgiving break, be sure to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends.
The CMS-PTF Spirit Dance will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the school cafeteria.
The Press apologizes for incorrectly publishing the date of the dance in last week's edition.
Lehigh Valley Christian High School survived Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. Our building, on Howertown Road in Catasauqua, never lost electricity, heat or Internet service, nor was there any flooding. Some of the aluminum facing on the front top of the building got ripped off or bent back, but that is the only damage we could find. We are very grateful.
As a result of Sandy, we had to make some calendar changes. The fall athletic awards night has been rescheduled for tonight, Thursday, Nov. 15.
The demolition of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, followed by construction of the new bridge which runs across the Lehigh River, is only a few weeks away.
Motorists will soon reach their destination via the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, the Pine Street Bridge connecting West Catasauqua in Whitehall Township, and further south using bridges linking portions of Whitehall to Race Street in Catasauqua.
On Thursday Nov. 15, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute will hold an open house at their Schnecksville campus from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Parents and families of current and prospective students can attend a special academic center presentation, visit open classrooms and lab demonstrations and learn more about the school and what it has to offer.
While there, visitors are also invited to shop the bakery, flower shop and the school store. Instructors will be available to provide additional information and to answer questions.
Catasauqua Middle School and the PTF will hold a spirit dance for students tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Come out and enjoy the company of friends, music and refreshments.
A reminder to parents and students that parent-teacher conferences will be held today and tomorrow, along with Monday and Tuesday. Early dismissal for students will take place at 12:20 today and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday.
A concert held recently at Sheckler Elementary School was a reward for well-behaved students.
The 30th Annual Sheckler Thanksgiving Dinner, Dress Up Day and Food Drive will be held today Nov. 15.
The approximate start times for each grade level's lunch periods are as follows second grade, 10:50 a.m.; IU classes/Life Skills, 11:15 a.m.; morning kindergarten, 11:20 a.m.; fourth grade, 11:35 a.m.; first grade, 12:10 p.m.; afternoon kindergarten, 12:25 p.m.; third grade, 12:45 p.m. All guests are asked to report to the gym upon arrival.
Sheckler Elementary School students entered their jack-o-lantern creations in a contest.
Students enjoyed a walk through the neighborhood in costume during the Sheckler Elementary School Halloween Parade.