Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Final days for Cherrydale sales

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in School

The Sheckler Elementary School Cherrydale fundraiser is coming to a close. All orders, along with payments, are due to your child’s teacher Sept. 29.

Checks should be made payable to Sheckler Home and School. If paying by check, include the child’s name and room number.

Remember, students who sell 10 items (or 15 items if there is more than one child attending Sheckler) earn an invitation to the mega event being held at a later date.

Students selling 20 items earn a seat on the limo lunch cruise, also being held at a later date.

Leslie Estrada is new school district community liaison

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua High School Spanish teacher Leslie Estrada will not only be teaching in the classroom this year, but will also be serving as the school’s new community liaison.

According to Estrada, in her role as community liaison, she will be communicating with residents and business owners in the community, welcoming new families and helping them become more involved in school activities.

“I think it’s really important to meet with families in our community,” she said.

Middle school: Students to hear about healthy lifestyle habits

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in School

The Weller Health Education Center will provide a presentation to Catasauqua Middle School seventh-grade students Sept. 26 during the day.

The presentation will cover topics such as the development of lifelong healthy habits to prevent chronic disease, reduce violence and improve the overall health, safety and wellbeing of students and their families.


The CMS-PTF welcome back dance will be held 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29 in the school gymnasium.

Come on out, dressed in your best, to meet and mingle with your friends, on and off the dance floor.


High school: Yearbooks are on sale now

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in School

There’s no school like your school. Your yearbook is a collection of stories and celebrates a year full of friends, events and shared experiences. It’s a place where your friends can jot down memories. It’s a one-of-a-kind publication. Orders are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Catasauqua High School yearbook. The price of the yearbook is $54.30 but can be purchased at a 15-percent discount through Sept. 30. Online orders can be placed at, using the passcode 1014897769762184. Don’t delay; purchase your yearbook today!


Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept. 21: Elem. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain ham and cheese pretzelwich, assorted fresh fruit, Tater Tots, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

Friday, Sept. 22: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed broccoli, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S. — Pulled pork barbecue sandwich on a bun, assorted fresh fruit, steamed green beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.

High school: Details available for students’ 2019 trip to Europe

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Are you interested in learning about the culture and language of foreign countries? Do you have an interest in history? Do you like food? If so, there are still open enrollment opportunities available with a $200 discount for the 2019 trip to Germany, France and Spain.

If you are interested in the trip or would like additional information, talk to Ms. Estrada or Mrs. Sziy.

Any senior who will be driving back and forth from school is reminded to stop by the high school’s main office to pick up a parking permit.


Middle school: Middle school will hold meet the teacher night Sept. 14

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School meet the teacher night will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the school.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents and guardians to meet their children’s teachers and become more familiar with the school and its programs.


The CMS Parent Teacher Forum will hold its first meeting of the year 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the library.

The PTF group meets monthly to discuss the planning of student events and activities.

For more information on the PTF group, contact the school at 610-264-4341.