Let’s Talk Summer!

by Mary on May 25, 2015 Filed under: Family Information

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PEAK and the Pottstown School District invite our PreK through 4th grade families to attend the Our Kid’s …Their Future, LET’S TALK SUMMER, Community Conversations.

Please join us over food, in a relaxed setting, with child care, raffles and giveaways to discuss and share ideas about upcoming events, programs and activities for our kids this summer.

Choose from the following dates, and please note the start times:

Wednesday, May 27, 1-3 pm at CCLU-1st Baptist Church, 301 King & Charlotte Street or
Wednesday, May 27, 5:30-7:30 pm at St John’s Church, 11 S. Price & High Street

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-7:30 pm at St Peter’s Church, 564 Glasgow & W. Walnut Street

Tuesday, June 2, 6-8 pm at the YWCA Tri-County Area, 315 King Street

For more information, contact Jane Bennett, 610-256-6370 or jbennett@pottstownsd.org.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Pottstown Celebrates Young Children

by Mary on April 8, 2015 Filed under: Family Information

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What has llamas, goats, fire trucks, clowns, snacks, an obstacle course, moon bounce, DJ and more? It is that time of the year for our community celebration for families with young children!

The ninth annual Pottstown Celebrates Young Children event will be held on April 18, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Pottstown High School, 750 North Washington Street. This free event designed for families with young children is sponsored by PEAK, Pottstown’s school readiness initiative. Fun family activities and resources from more than 40 community organizations along with music from D.J. Steve, What Knott Petting Farm, Smokey the Bear, Dumpo, , Pipper the Clown and Rainbow the Clown, Fit for Life Obstacle course, Athlete Assessments with Rian Wallace and Goals Over Obstacles, Goodwill Fire Company, a moon bounce plus a few more surprises are planned.

This year PEAK is again partnering with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center as the main sponsor for the Month of the Young Child events. According to PEAK Coordinator, Mary Rieck, “We are very thankful for the partnership with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Pottstown Celebrates Young Children is a great way to raise awareness for early education and services of the hospital, as well as an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family. We look forward to finding new ways to work with the hospital to help Pottstown’s children enter kindergarten ready to learn and achieve.”

To date, PEAK has also received donations to support the event from J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Wegman’s, and Giant Food Stores. For more information about the April 18th event, contact Jane Bennett at jbennett@pottstownsd.org or 610-256-6370.

The Miller Keystone Blood Mobile will also have a blood drive in conjunction with the event from 12:30 to 3 pm.  Please go to www.giveapint.org to register.

Remember, we have a new location this year – Pottstown High School. Come out and join the fun! Hope to see you April 18!

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Pottstown Family Fest

by Mary on March 17, 2015 Filed under: Family Information

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Don’t forget… Pottstown Family Fest is Wednesday, March 18 from 5:00-7:00 at Pottstown High School. Lots of fun for the family!

Family Fest is a free, annual, community-based event that has been in effect for well over a decade.  This affair is a collaborative effort organized by the following entities: Pottstown Parks and Recreation, the Pottstown Family Center (a program under Family Services of Montgomery County) and the Pottstown School District.

Family Fest is an entertaining night for local families, providing them an opportunity to visit the local high school, engage in healthy and enjoyable family-friendly activities, such as Zumba, yoga and variety of arts and crafts.

Food, drinks and Rita’s water ice is provided at no cost, the Pottstown High School jazz band performs and parents are informed of local resources, agencies and businesses along with upcoming events in the greater Pottstown community.

This year’s Family Fest takes place on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Pottstown High School from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  

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Join us for a “Childhood Chatter parent discussion about how to deal with sibling rivalry.

This event will be on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pottstown Middle School.

Dinner will be provided and child care is available.  This event is for parents of Pre-K through fourth grade students.

To register or for more information call 610-326-1610 ext. 333.

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Childhood Chatter – Discipline Series

by Mary on January 20, 2015 Filed under: Family Information

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Join us for a Childhood Chatter parent discussion about overcoming challenging behaviors and parenting strategies. This will be a 3 week series held on Wednesday, February 4th, Wednesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pottstown Middle School.

Dinner is provided and child care is available.  This event is for parents of Pre-K through fourth grade students.

To register or for more information call610-326-1610 ext. 333.

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