Dear Parents and Guardians:
Graduation is upon us and our seniors are having their last moments together as a class, prior to their journey onward in the next steps they take, and the paths they choose. On the complete other end of the spectrum, our kindergarten students will soon be singing and dancing their way across the stage as they receive their diplomas as our future first graders, starry eyed with their success. Students in all grade levels are having their last classes and preparing for the end of year activities and assessments.
The passing of another school year is the beginning of summer activities and events, many of which are done with their families and friends. As formal education takes a hiatus in our everyday lives, it is important to realize that students need to keep their minds active and engaged, even when not at school. The family structure affords excellent opportunities to continue a child’s learning process whether it be through reading books together, engaging in games that challenge their brains, and/or doing puzzles daily. The influence of parents and their modeling of continual learning activities builds a successful foundation that will lead to the philosophy of being a learner for life.
Summertime’s are notorious for passing us by all too quickly! Family events and shared moments should be the priority for children of all ages up through adolescence. Treasure these memories you are making because far too quickly they do grow up, become seniors, and graduate!
Notice is hereby given that the proposed budget at the Shamokin Area School District for the fiscal year 2015-2016 was tentatively adopted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the amount of $32,314,272.00, which includes a tax increase of .8106 mills (maximum allowed under Act 1 index of 2.9%) to a new millage rate of 28.76. Below is the link to the Proposed budget for your inspection. The Board intends to adopt the final budget at its June meeting.
Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that will serve free meals to children during the summer:
* you may call 211
* call 1.866.3hungry OR 1.877.8hambre
* text "MEALPA" to 877877 (Summer Only)
* visit the website www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
* use the site locator for smartphones – Rangeapp.org
For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.783.6501.
The Sunbury YMCA is conducting a community needs assessment.
This link http://surveys.ymcaexchange.org/f/178352/11ed/ will take you to a short online survey. Survey responses are not individually tracked and are kept confidential. The assessment should take no more than five minutes to complete, and the results will be compiled into an executive summary that will be shared with us and others partnering with the Y in this effort.