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WAC’s Builders Club

plans trip to NYC

The Wyoming Area Catholic Builders Club is sponsoring a New York City Bus trip on Saturday, Dec. 16. Cost of the trip is $35 per person. The bus will leave the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming at 7 a.m. and will depart New York City at 7 p.m.

Those going on the bus trip are free to do whatever they may wish while in the city: see a show or visit the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park of the Christmas tree at Rockerfeller Center, go ice skating or shop.

Reservations and payment must be paid in full by Friday, Dec. 1. Checks should be made out to Wyoming Area Catholic School. There will be no refunds.

For a reservation form, call the school at 570-654-7982 during school hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Wyoming Area Catholic

collecting items for

Little Sisters of the Poor

Wyoming Area Catholic School community is collecting items for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who offer hospitality to elderly needy in 33 countries around the world. Locally, the sisters serve residents of Holy Family Residence in Scranton.

Among the items that are most needed are: Kleenex, lotions, body wash, denture cleaners, toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash. Any type of canned fruit, vegetables, soups, unsweetened cereals, coffee and peanut butter. The sisters also will accept postage stamps and any monetary donations, as well as gift cards in varied amounts to local merchants such as Price Chopper, CVS, etc.

All donations should be left at Wyoming Area Catholic no later than Monday, Nov. 20. The presentation of items will be made to the sisters at the school’s Thanksgiving liturgy Wednesday, Nov. 22. 

PA receives grant to

resurface tennis courts

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced it has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Pittson Area School District through its USTA Facility Assistance Program.

The grant will be used for the resurfacing of four existing 78-foot tennis courts at the Martin L. Mattei Middle School in Pittson, complete with the installation of blended 36-foot and 60-foot tennis playing lines.

The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments.

Holy Rosary School

plans Toyland Bingo

Holy Rosary School Parent Teacher Organization will host its annual Toyland Bingo on Friday, Dec. 1. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6. Admission is $10 and includes one bingo packet for regular bingo games

Extra bingo packets, specials, raffle tickets and food will be available for purchase.

For information, call Anne McDonnell at 570-885-0475.

Scholarships available

for Wyoming Area seniors joining military

Any Wyoming Area graduating senior who is planning on joining the military or has joined a branch of the military are reminded there are monetary awards offered by the Exeter American Legion, West Pittston American Legion and West Wyoming American Legion. The only prerequisite to qualify for these awards is for the senior to present official commitment papers to Teddy Rabel, guidance secretary, as soon as possible. Those who can should hand in their commitment papers by the scholarship deadline of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Those who begin the process later should see Mrs. Rabel for forms.

The awards will be presented at the annual scholarship celebration May 24.

Military branches eligible include: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Navy. Anyone planning on submitting papers should let Rabel know.

WA Drama Club will

present ‘Boeing Boeing’

Wyoming Area Drama Club, Thespian Troupe 4795, will present “Boeing Boeing” at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter, at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, and at 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

The comedy “Boeing Boeing,” by March Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, is a comedy recommended for ages 12 and older.

Advanced ticket sales are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 16, in the high school lobby. Price is $8, general admission.

Wyoming Area will

distribute report cards

Wyoming Area Superintendent Janet M. Serino announced there will be an early dismissal Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17, due to parent conferences and report card distribution.

As per district policy, parent/guardians must pick up report cards. No report cards will be sent home with students. Elementary teachers will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2:55 to 3:35 p.m. Friday. Secondary teachers will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 11:35 a.m. to 2:29 p.m. Friday. No prior appointment is necessary for the conferences.

This schedule for parent conferences and report card distribution is for all schools: kindergarten center, primary center, intermediate center and secondary center. All parents are encouraged to meet and conference with their child’s teacher(s) on these days.

Any parent or guardian with questions or who needs special arrangements should contact the school: Vito Quaglia, 570-693-1914, primary center and 570-655-2146, kindergarten center; Joe Long, 570-654-1404, intermediate center; Dr. Jon Pollard, 570-655-2836, secondary center; Cathy Ranieli, 570-655-2836, secondary center, and David Pacchioni, 570-655-2836, secondary center.

Wednesday, Nov. 22, all schools in the Wyoming Area School District will be dismissed early for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools will resume Tuesday, Nov. 28.