Let’s Talk! Community Conversations

by Mary on September 29, 2015 Filed under: Family Information

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The Pottstown School District invites Pottstown families with children elementary age and younger, to share their thoughts regarding what they need to support our children’s success. The community conversations continue – LET’S TALK AGAIN! This time the focus will be on the new school year and how your child is doing.

Let’s talk October 5th, 7th or 15th with food and you may even win a raffle prize! Child care is provided and, NEW, for the evening conversations, while the adults talk and network, we’ve planned some extra fun for their children. The Pottstown Regional Public Library will be doing a story time and, in addition, during the talks at the Pottstown Middle School and Barth Elementary a sing/dance party with Mr. Dave is planned.

We invite you to come out, meet with other Pottstown School District families and share your thoughts on any of these dates:

Monday, October 5, 9:30 am at CCLU/First Baptist Church or 5:30 pm at the Pottstown Middle School

Wednesday, October 7, 5:30 pm at Barth Elementary School 

Thursday, October 15, 6 PM at YWCA Tri-County Area.

Spanish interpreters will also be available.

For this initiative to be successful, Pottstown School District parents/caregivers’ participation from all social and ethnic groups is crucial. Your feedback is needed. We invite you to please come out, let’s talk, have your voices heard and be part of Our kids…Their brighter future.


Take a look at some of the fun activities in our Pre-K Counts Summer Kindergarten Readiness classes.

If you have a child entering Pottstown School District Kindergarten next year, watch for information in the spring about registering for the summer program.


Come Join the Parent Cafes!

by Mary on August 28, 2015 Filed under: Uncategorized

Come join a new opportunity for Pottstown’s families to connect with each other.

Parent Cafe is a FREE group open to mothers, fathers and caregivers of children under the age of 18.

Through the use of trained moderators and group discussions, participants will learn ways to strengthen their families, parenting strategies, and tips on how to connect with other parents and caregivers. Join us for Free coffee and refreshments, free childcare, giveaways and an opportunity to connect with others.

Place: Connections on High Café, (238 East High Street)


Thursday, September 3, 10 a.m.–Noon

Thursday, September 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 1, 10 a.m.–Noon

Thursday, October 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 5, 10 a.m.-Noon

Thursday, November 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Participants may attend morning and/or evening sessions.

Registration is REQUIRED. contact Deborah Callender of Family Services/Pottstown Family Center at 610-326-1610 ext. 330 or dcallender@fsmontco.org.


Summer Kindergarten Readiness Classes

by Mary on June 22, 2015 Filed under: Family Information,News

FREE PEAK Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program
August 10-21, 2015 – Enroll Now

Take away your child’s kindergarten jitters. This free state-funded 2 week program helps children entering Pottstown School District 2015 Kindergarten get a jump start with transitioning into the new school year.

A few reasons why you and your child can benefit by coming to the Summer Kindergarten Readiness Program (SKRP):

  • · Introduction to Kindergarten routines and structure
  • · Get into the rhythms of school before the school year
  • · Fosters independence and responsibility

Whether your child has been to Pre-K or not, our SKRP teachers will help make the new experience of entering school fun.

To participate in SKRP, your child must be entering a Pottstown School District Kindergarten and the family income cannot exceed 300% of federal poverty level (for a family of four, yearly income cannot exceed $72,750).

Contact the following Pre-K Counts sites to register your child:

KinderCare Learning Center 610-326-0554
Pottstown YMCA 610-323-7300
YWCA Tri-County Area 610-323-1888
Montgomery Early Learning Centers 610-326-3819
Pottstown School District Pre-K Counts 610-970-6655

Or contact the PEAK Coordinator at 610-970-6655.


Let’s Talk Summer!

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


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!