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Ms. Bilbow Paints Wall Volunteers Brighten Up Kistler - Citizen's Voice
Click to read the article from the Citizen's Voice  - Volunteers Brighten Up Kistler 
Mrs. Tobin speaks to Kindergarten Veterans Day - Mrs. Tobin Speaks to Kindergarten
Students in Kindergarten actively listened to Mrs. Tobin, Kindergarten teacher, talk about her career in the Air Force.  Mrs.Tobin, a United States Air Force Technical Sargent talked to students about being courageous, brave, and patriotic. Thank you Mrs. Tobin for your service!
Community Day Kistler Community Day - Saturday November 18th
Please see the attached flyer inviting all to our Kistler Community Day being held on Saturday, November 18.  
WBASD Logo Early Dismissal November 22, 2017
The Wilkes-Barre Area School District will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Students will depart according to the schedule below: 
  • Elementary: 11:45 am dismissal
  • Solomon  Jr. High:11:00 am dismissal
  • Coughlin, Meyers, Mackin, G.A.R.: 11:15 am dismissal
Harvest Festival Participants and teacher Betsy Witczak Swag, supper and support offered at WB Area Harvest Festival
Greeted by a giant inflatable turkey, getting a free cupcake, donning a “Junior Trooper” sticker from State Police, and winning stuffed dinosaurs — that was all before Miriam Rivera and her two tykes even got into the gym, where the real fun began, including 400 free turkey dinners with all the fixings.  Read the full story from The Times Leader 
A Look Back on October 2017
Check out the wonderful things happening in Wilkes-Barre Area School District from October 2017! We are #WBASDPROUD   
Pumpkin Patch Kistler's Drone Flight Over Our Pumpkin Patch
 Check out this great video of our school's drone being flown over our Pumpkin Patch! 
wall Inspirational Walls in Mrs. Dixon's Reading Room
6th graders at Kistler created inspirational walls in Mrs. Dixon’s reading room. They honed their computer skills by using Google to search for a special quote that made them feel good, happy, or inspired. Then the typed it into Google Docs and changed them into works of art. They learned how to change fonts, center align, adjust spacing and more! After printing, they used art supplies and their own creative inspirations to decorate their quotes and make them ready for hanging. Now, if anyone is having a tough day, feeling down, or just needs a pick-me-up, they can come into Mrs. Dixon’s room and read some inspirations!! They really put their heart and souls into this project and exceeded all expectations!

escape Mrs. Mikiewicz's STEM Class Participates in an Escape Classroom!
Students in Mrs. Mikiewicz's STEM class recently participated in an Escape Classroom experience. This highly engaging, immersive, learning game required them to use teamwork and critical thinking to solve several challenging puzzles and riddles to open locked boxes and break out of the classroom.

flag Mrs. Dixon's 50 Nifty Challenge in 4th Grade
The 4th graders at Kistler have been challenged! Mrs. Dixon, Reading teacher, has challenged the whole 4th grade to learn all 50 states in alphabetical order. A tall order, but in only a few short weeks the ball is rolling with 9 students achieving the goal. Those that meet the challenge get to wear a badge all day to show everyone they know their 50 Nifty and also gets their name up on our large USA challenge map.

The more students that meet the challenge, the more motivated others are to practice. Students got a head start with a fun song and a puzzle to help, but mostly have to practice and study on their own. Much teamwork has been observed with students helping each other and Mrs Dixon is confident that by the end of the year, every 4th grader will know their 50 Nifty!! Teachers are welcome to join the challenge as well!!

Panamanian visitors at Wilkes Panamanian Guests from Wilkes University Visit Ms. Majikes's Class
Check out this great photo of our Panamanian friends from Wilkes University visiting Ms. Majikes's kindergarten class. They team taught a lesson about the Panama Canal and the students learned all about the Panamanian flag! 

students Ms. Yanora's 4th Grade Class Creating a Circuit
Check out some photos of some students in Ms. Yanora's 4th grade class learning about electricity and how a light bulb lights. 
fire Third Grade Students Visit the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department Fire Safety House
The week of October 9-13 has been designated as Fire Prevention Week. During the week, the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department conducted fire safety presentations. On October 11, Kistler's third grade students had the opportunity to experience the Fire Safety House. The Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department operates a Fire Safety House that is a fun, hands-on learning tool to teach people of all ages what to do in a fire. Thanks Wilkes-Barre City firefighters! 

readers Team Up Tuesday at Kistler for National Bullying Prevention Month
On October 10, the Kistler community participated in "Team Up Tuesday" as part of our events for National Bullying Prevention Month. Students wore their favorite team shirt or jersey. Students and faculty members were paired up with other classes and students in the building to read anti-bully stories. A great job was done by all of our student and teacher readers!
Dr. David W. Kistler Elementary
301 Old River Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Main Office: 570-826-7230
Office Fax: 570-819-5070 
Upcoming Events
Early Dismissal
Wed Nov 22 2017
School Closed- Thanksgiving Break
Thu Nov 23 2017
to Mon Nov 27 2017

Keystone Exam Window -Wave 1
Mon Dec 4 2017
to Fri Dec 15 2017