Teachers come and go, but it’s the good ones we never forget.
Recently retired Sheckler Elementary School second-grade teacher Mike Conner is one such teacher. He has positively impacted students for decades.
The first thing you may recognize about Conner is he loves to laugh and smile.
“Kids love to laugh, so humor is a great motivator,” he said. “Every day, I would laugh with the children, and I would never be afraid of laughing at myself.”
The dates for meet the teacher night and picture day in last week’s column were incorrect. My apologies for the error.
Catasauqua Middle School meet the teacher night is, in fact, 7-8:30 p.m. this evening, Sept. 7, at the school.
The book fair will continue today and tomorrow.
Picture day is scheduled for tomorrow.
CMS welcomes three new instructional aides this school year.
Taylor Krause is a certified instructional aide and will assist with seventh- and eighth-grade learning support.
Sheckler Elementary School’s 30th annual Cherrydale fundraiser will kick off Sept. 8 with an assembly held for students. The sale will end Sept. 29, at which time orders and payments are due back to teachers. Checks should be made payable to Sheckler HAS. Please include the seller’s name on the check.
Thursday, Sept. 7:Elem. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, green beans, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Whole-grain chicken and cheese quesadilla, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Whole-grain grilled cheese sandwich, Tater Tots, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Catasauqua High School students and staff will have their pictures taken with Lifetouch Studios Sept. 12. Remember to bring your completed picture envelope on Monday.
Late bus transportation for all CHS students will begin Sept. 12. The late bus arrives at the school 3:55 p.m. A sign-up sheet is located in the main office.
The senior panoramic photo is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 15 in the gym. Any senior with a late arrival waiver is reminded to report to school by the regular start time of 7:40 a.m. and sign in at the main office.
Welcome back! I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break and is having a great first week back at school. Please keep in mind Sheckler Elementary School’s doors open 8:45 a.m., and the school day begins for students 8:50 a.m. Dismissal is 3 p.m.
School will be closed Sept. 1-4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Regular scheduled classes will resume Sept. 5.
Catasauqua Middle School meet the teacher night is 7-8:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 31, at the school.
Come on out and meet your child’s teacher and familiarize yourself with the school curriculum and programs available.
Tomorrow is picture day for CMS students.
Don’t forget to bring your bright smile and favorite clothing selection to school with you!
The CMS book fair continues today (Aug. 31) and tomorrow (Sept. 1).
On Sept. 6, Catasauqua High School will host an open house and meet the teacher night, beginning 7 p.m. The purpose of this event is to give parents, guardians and family members the opportunity to visit classrooms, meet teachers and review expectations for the year.
Monday, Aug. 28:Elem. — Chicken fingers with whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk. M.S. — Chicken nuggets with whole-grain pretzel rod, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, milk. H.S. — Chicken fingers with whole-grain breadstick, assorted fresh fruit, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, side salad, milk.