Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Roughies Report: Sign up now for spring sports in athletic office

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

Spring sign-ups are taking place now in the Catasauqua High School athletic office for boys baseball and track and field.

Also, sign-ups are still taking place for girls softball.

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Catasauqua High School Drama Club is excited to present “Crazy for You,” the Gershwin musical comedy with a book by famed comedic playwright Ken Ludwig. And that’s what it is: a musical comedy with songs by George and Ira Gershwin that makes everything old seem young again, with the audience included.

Sheckler adds garden to teach students about nature, science

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Kristine Kostura, Brad Evans and Dan Kotran, faculty members at Sheckler Elementary School, noticed an opportunity to bring a new hands-on learning experience to students while also getting them outside and enjoying nature.

This is how the school’s pollinator garden came into existence.

The three teachers share a passion for the environment, according to Kostura. They realized an underutilized courtyard on the property could be turned into a “living classroom” space.

Sheckler News: 100th day of school is Feb. 6

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

Feb. 6 marks the 100th day of school for Sheckler Elementary School students.

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The Scholastic book fair will be held for students Feb. 11-20. They will have the opportunity to preview or make purchases.

The book fair will also be held in Sheckler Elementary’s cafe for families to come and shop together 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 during the Read Across America/TV Turnoff Week, which will be taking place the week of Feb. 16-22.

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Students will celebrate Valentine’s Day with parties in their classrooms Feb. 13.

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Catasauqua lunch menus

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 6: Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

Friday, Feb. 7: Elem. — Whole-grain pizza, steamed corn, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Whole-grain buffalo chicken subs, steamed peas (H.S.: french fries instead), assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk choice (H.S.: side salad also)

CMS News: Tickets on sale for Feb. 7 middle school dance

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

The Catasauqua Middle School PTF valentine dance is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 in the gymnasium.

Tickets can be purchased at all lunches or at the door.

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Orders for the CMS-PTF fauschnaut fundraiser are due Feb. 10. Checks should be made payable to CMS-PTF.

Order pickup will be Feb. 24 at the school.

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The CMS winter concert is 7 p.m. Feb. 12.

The snow date will be Feb. 19.

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The second marking period reward will be Feb. 13.

Students will be treated to a movie and a snack.

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CMS News: Donate to food drive at middle school by Jan. 31

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

This is your last chance to donate to Catasauqua Middle School Student Forum’s annual food drive, the CMS Souper Bowl of Caring. The drive ends Jan. 31.

Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable and nonexpired food items. No glass jars or bottles will be accepted.

Homerooms will compete to see which can bring in the most items. The winning homeroom will receive a pizza party.

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There will be early dismissal Feb. 5. Students will be dismissed 12:20 p.m.

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The CMS PTF valentine dance is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7 in the school gymnasium.

Roughies Report: Sports sign-ups taking place

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

Spring is right around the corner, and sign-ups for baseball, softball and track and field are taking place now in the Catasauqua High School athletic office.

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Any student who is interested in going to London, Paris and Italy in 2021 should email Miss Estrada for more information.

Students who are already signed up for the trip should stop by room C110 to pick up the fundraising forms.

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Students in the Catasauqua Area School District will have an early dismissal Feb. 5. CHS students will be dismissed 12:50 p.m.

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Sheckler News: Readathon planned

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in School

In honor of Read Across America, Sheckler Elementary School will be participating in a readathon throughout February. Calendars are being sent home with students to record the number of minutes read per day. Students are encouraged to read or be read to at least 15 minutes each day — but you can always read more than 15 minutes!

All types of reading count, such as books, magazines, comics and e-books. At the end of the month, parents/guardians are asked to add up the minutes their child read during February and return the signed calendar to school by March 2.