Childhood Chatter – Bullying

by Mary on September 19, 2014 Filed under: Family Information

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Are you concerned about bullying? Would you like tips to know how to help your child prevent bullying? Do you want to know how to help advocate for your child when it comes to being bullied?

Join us for a “Childhood Chatter“ parent discussion about bullying prevention and advocacy.  Come out on:

Wednesday, September 24th

from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the 

Pottstown Middle School (Use bus entrance at the side of the building)

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

To register or for more information call 610-970-6655.


Let’s Talk More!

by Mary on September 10, 2014 Filed under: Family Information,Uncategorized

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An invitation to Pottstown Prek through Grade Three Parents/Caregivers!

The PEAK partnership and Pottstown School District supported by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Project for Civic Engagement is continuing its series of discussions with our parent partners.

LET’S TALK MORE! Come join in the discussion. Bring a friend. We need to hear your voice. As we review what we learned from the May conversations, share our plans moving forward and listen to additional feedback from YOU.

Please join us on Monday, September 15th from 1-3 pm at the First Baptist Church or 5:30-7:30 pm at the Pottstown Middle School, or on Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Barth Elementary School. In relaxed conversational settings, parents will have the opportunity to talk with other parents, enjoy a meal and win raffle prizes. Child care and Spanish interpreters will be available.

Go to Penn Project for Civic Engagement to view the reports from May conversations, or click here for an interview videotaped at the Barth Elementary School’s conversation.

Let’s continue to work together to support Pottstown’s most precious resource – Your Children… Our Children!


Family Literacy Nights

by Mary on September 8, 2014 Filed under: Family Information

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You are invited to our first Family Literacy Night of the school year on Tuesday, September 9 at Pottstown Middle School with registration beginning at 5:30 PM. Enter the middle school from the bus doors adjacent to the parking lot on the north side of the building. A parent manual will be provided.

Remember, this is an evening dedicated to Parents and Children, so bring your children with you. Child care will be provided for children outside of the Pre-k and grade 4 age ranges.

To RSVP, please call 610-970-6601 or register in the Pottstown Middle School lobby at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 9th prior to the event.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to practice the skills that will enable you to teach your child to read at home.

Come and join in the fun!


First Day of School on Twitter

by Mary on September 2, 2014 Filed under: Family Information,News


Fit Kids for Life Contest

by Mary on July 30, 2014 Filed under: Family Information

See the article below from The Mercury by Michilea Patterson. The deadline for submitting photos has been extended until Thursday at noon

Your child’s photo can be published in the newspaper for being active

Children can shine bright through physical fitness in the Fit Kids for Life contest.

Three winners will be picked every week and receive a free $25 gift card for Schuylkill Valley Sports and a T-shirt. Schuylkill Valley Sports is a sporting goods store located in Pottstown at 351 W. Schuylkill Road.

Pictures of the winners will be published in The Mercury newspaper and online at

It’s easy for someone to enter for the chance to become the Fit Kid of the Week. Parents just have to send a recent photo of their child doing the activity of the week to the email Along with the photo, parents should include the child’s first name, age and town.

Every week there will be a different activity for the contest such as biking, swimming and jump roping. Parents who snap a photo of their child doing the week’s specific activity, can then enter the child into the contest. Every week’s activity will be announced Friday on the Mercury Fit for Life Facebook and the Fit for Life Twitter page @MercFit4Life.

The contest is starting with the activity “Fitness in the Park.” Kids that are swinging, climbing the jungle gym or doing something physically active in the park will qualify. The first winners will be announced August 1.

The contest includes three age categories. The categories are 2 to 6 years old, 7 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old.

Winners for each age division will be announced every Friday. Photo submissions are due by noon Wednesday each week. Parents that want to enter their child in the first week’s contest where winners are announced August 1 must have a photo submitted by noon on July 30.

Don’t worry if you miss the deadline; your child can still be a winner. Submissions turned in after noon on Wednesday will be included in the following week’s contest.

Mercury readers will decide the winner for each category every week through a Facebook photo album.

Voters need to like the Mercury Fit for Life page and then “like” their favorite kid activity photo for each age category in the Fit Kids for Life photo album.

Voting for each week starts 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ends 3 p.m. on Friday.

Also there’s no limit to how many weeks someone can enter the contest. As long as a child is caught on camera doing the activity of the week, they can enter to win.

Only one submitted photo is allowed per child each week. Any photos that are sent in without the necessary information won’t be included in the photo album for the contest.

The Fit Kids for Life Contest is sponsored by Schuylkill Valley Sports, The Mercury and the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation.

For more information about the Fit Kids for Life contest, email or visit