New Pre-K Counts Slots for Pottstown

by Mary on October 20, 2014 Filed under: Family Information

The Pottstown PEAK Pre-K Counts Partnership has been awarded an additional 37 full-day slots for the free state funded program which serves eligible district three and four year olds. The new funding brings the number of PA Pre-K Counts slots in Pottstown to 160.

The eligibility requirements for the classes are: 1) the child must live in Pottstown School District; 2) the child must be three or four-years-old by September 1; 3) the family must meet the income requirements of “at or below 250% of federal poverty level.” Verification of income eligibility is required.

The classes are located at community partner programs and at Pottstown High School and spaces are currently available. If you have a child who meets the eligibility requirements and are interested in a free high-quality full-day (6.5 hours) instructional program, contact Mary Rieck, PEAK Coordinator, for more information at 610-970-6655 or for a listing of Pre-K Counts sites visit the PEAK at



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Join us for a “Childhood Chatter parent discussion about how to teach your kids to bounce back from difficult situations.  We’ll talk about important qualities kids needs in their early years to overcome challenges throughout life. 

Come out on Wednesday, October 15th 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).


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!