Out of an abundance of caution and a moral and ethical responsibility to our students, staff and community we will close all schools based on PA Department of Health recommendations regarding social distancing and large group gatherings. 
All schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. 
We will be in contact with you to provide updates as needed. 
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World Music Guest Performer Music In Our Schools Week
Check out some photos from Music in Our Schools Week at Kistler.  
Senator Casey Visits Kistler Senator Casey Visits Kistler for Read Across America Week 2020
Today was an amazing day at Kistler Elementary School. We had the honor of having U.S. Senator Bob Casey share his love of reading with a group of 1st graders today on our last day of Read Across America Week 2020. He shared his passion for reading, public education, and representing Pennsylvania with our students and staff. He continues to show us what a proud Pennsylvanian fighting for us in Washington D.C. looks like. Thank you Senator Casey!
Music notes and kids MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS WEEK - MARCH 9-13
Please click READ MORE to see the attached document that was sent home with all students regarding Music in Our Schools Week at Kistler .
Mr Payne is guest reader Kistler Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day on Wednesday, March 4
Our school is honoring Dr. Seuss’s birthday today. Students in all grades will receive a special visit from several outstanding leaders from our community. They are our “celebrity readers” for “Read Across America Week.” Today is also "Wacky Wednesday" which means that all of our students are encouraged to dress wacky and wild! 
Please check back for more as this page is updated.  
Buddies team up to read Team Up With a Good Book and Friends for Dr. Seuss Week
Tuesday was Team Up With a Good Book and Friends at Kistler. Our older students teamed up with some younger buddies to share their love of reading. 
6th Grade Winners Kistler 6th Grade STEM Team Wins 1st Place at K'Nex Regional Engineering Design Challenge!
5th and 6th grade STEM students competed in the Regional K’Nex Engineering Design Challenge at Misericordia University. Teams were tasked with creating a new way to conserve energy in the future. One of the 6th grade teams won 1st place, competing against 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in districts from the entire LIU 18 service area! This amazing group will travel to Harrisburg in May to compete in the Pennsylvania State Competition!
Cotton Candy Making Dr. Seuss Week Setup
Check out some photos of how amazing our school looks in preparation for Dr. Seuss week activities.
Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary
301 Old River Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Main Office: 570-826-7230
Office Fax: 570-819-5070 
School Closed- Easter Vacation
Thu Apr 9 2020
to Mon Apr 13 2020

Potential Snow Make Up Day
Mon Apr 13 2020
PSSA Testing Window
Mon Apr 20 2020
to Fri Apr 24 2020

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