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First grade reading buddies Reading Buddies
Some of our first grade students participated in the Reading Buddies program this Wednesday. Reading Buddies is sponsored by our friends at the United Way. The United Way brings in 20 volunteers from the community to read, review sight words, and play literacy games with first grade students. Students get to take home an age appropriate book every other week to add to their library at home.  
WBASD Kindergarten Registration
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is pleased to announce that you can now pre-register your child for the 2020-2021 school year.  Registration will be conducted at the school the child will attend. Call (570) 826-7111 and the school's extension to schedule your appointment time. The times of registration are 9:00-11:45 AM and 1:00-2:45 PM.  The day of your appointment, you must bring your child and the required documents to your child's home school.  Visit the Kindergarten Registration Page to pre-register.
  • Boyd Dodson Elementary: March 9, 2020  (Ext. 3106)
  • Daniel J. Flood Elementary: March 30 & 31, 2020 (Ext. 4101)
  • Solomon-Plains Elementary: March 13 & 16, 2020 (Ext. 3301)
  • Heights-Murray Elementary: March 10 & 11, 2020 (Ext. 6117)
  • Dr. Kistler Elementary: March 17 & 18, 2020 (Ext. 7101)
 
Participate in the 2020 Census
Shape your schools! Participate in the 2020 Census. Click here to view or download resources as well as visit 2020CENSUS.GOV to learn more. 
Title 1 Federal Programs Title 1 Connections: January 2020 Edition
Check out this edition of the Title I Connections Newsletter. This monthly letter includes tips for student success, important dates, Title I news, and helpful websites. 
Operation Cookie Drop Volunteers Operation Cookie Drop 2019
The Kistler Cares Elves were hard at work on December 6 baking over 5,000 cookies for the United States Armed Services. It warms our hearts to bake and send them a little taste of home while serving this holiday season. We are honored to support the 201st RHS of Fort Indiantown Gap and our own Kistler hero TSGT Tobin. We hope our cookies serve as a reminder of how blessed we are for their willingness to serve and protection of the freedoms we are priviledged to enjoy this holiday. Thanks to the entire staff for their donations, time, and support!   
Book Bingo Thankful for Books Bingo and Turkey Dinner
Thursday, November 21st, 2019 Kistler students and their families participated in our “Thankful for Books”Bingo. Students and their families were treated to a turkey dinner before bingo. Parents/Guardians helped their child play bingo to win books. Several lucky winners won movie gift baskets and gift cards. The last game was cover all bingo called by Miss Serafini and all students won a free book to take home and read. 
Students reading RIF books RIF - Reading is Fundamental Program
First grade students participated in the Reading is Fundamental Program (RIF). RIF is a program sponsored by UGI that allows students to choose three books throughout the year in first grade. All students were very thankful to be able to pick a book and keep it at home to read.