A meeting for parents of D-town kindergartners

teacher clipartA kindergarten readiness meeting for parents of incoming kindergarten students in the Dallastown Area School District has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at York Township Elementary School, 2500 S. Queen St.

The meeting provides information to parents regarding the academic and social expectations of children in the kindergarten program. The meeting is for kindergarten parents only.

To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2013. A child who will be 6 years old on or before Aug. 31 and has attended a licensed kindergarten, is eligible to be registered for first grade.

For more information, call the district at (717) 244-4021.

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D-town science fair entries on display

The 53rd annual Dallastown Area High School Science and Engineering Fair is set for Jan. 25-27.

More than 300 student projects are registered for the event in 11 scientific categories. Projects will be judged by a team of more than 30 scientists and engineers who have volunteered their time and talents.

Projects will be on display for the public in the high school science classrooms from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, follwed by an awards program at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Ore Valley students earn Buck A Book prizes

Kyle watches as Tracy Springman, second-grade teacher and Buck A Book coordinator, receives the trophy for Overall Top School.

The York County Literacy Council visited Ore Valley Elementary School, Dallastown Area School District, for the Top School in the County victory assembly for the Buck A Book program.

Students read 1,139 books to raise $6,174 for literacy to earn the honor. During the assembly YCLC explained adult literacy concerns and shared anonymous stories of adult students in York County who are unable to read. Students also heard the story about “Kyle the Crocodile” who became principal of Ore Valley when Principal Anderson went on a fishing trip. Students from across York County helped to write the story during pre-Buck A Book assemblies in January.

Ore Valley earned 250 books for their library and the traveling trophy for their achievements.

Leader Heights Elementary also received an assembly and traveling trophy for the Top Per Capita School. A total of $98,000 was raised by students in York County reading over 20,162 books.

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Ore Valley students earn Buck A Book prizes

Kyle watches as Tracy Springman, second-grade teacher and Buck A Book coordinator, receives the trophy for Overall Top School.

The York County Literacy Council visited Ore Valley Elementary School, Dallastown Area School District, for the Top School in the County victory assembly for the Buck A Book program.

Students read 1,139 books to raise $6,174 for literacy to earn the honor. During the assembly YCLC explained adult literacy concerns and shared anonymous stories of adult students in York County who are unable to read. Students also heard the story about “Kyle the Crocodile” who became principal of Ore Valley when Principal Anderson went on a fishing trip. Students from across York County helped to write the story during pre-Buck A Book assemblies in January.

Ore Valley earned 250 books for their library and the traveling trophy for their achievements.

Leader Heights Elementary also received an assembly and traveling trophy for the Top Per Capita School. A total of $98,000 was raised by students in York County reading over 20,162 books.

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D-town meeting for pre-kindergarten parents

A kindergarten readiness meeting for parents of incoming kindergarten students in the Dallastown Area School District has been scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at York Township Elementary School.

The meeting provides information to parents regarding the academic and social expectations of children in the kindergarten program. The meeting is for kindergarten parents only.

To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2012. A child who will be 6 years old on or before Aug. 31 and has attended a licensed kindergarten is eligible to be registered for first grade.

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