The Bellefonte Reads committee is hosting a book drive through Oct. 26 to help support the Jared Box Project. Through drop-off locations in the Bellefonte area, the community is encouraged to donate a new book appropriate for infants to teens that will be placed in Jared boxes.
Books donated to Pam Grimminger’s fourth-grade class at Pleasant Gap Elementary School are being used to promote literacy and other topics the books focus on. Grimminger received about 80 books since the start of school after she created an Amazon wish list looking for donations to help enhance her classroom library.
We would like to take this opportunity to provide some up-to-date information about head lice. There have been multiple questions about lice recently, and we find that there is valuable information out there for parents to have regarding lice. There is really no such thing as an outbreak of lice. Lice are carried by persons and need a human host to live. Lice do not fly, jump, hop, or skip. Lice carry many negative connotations, and the most up to date information helps to dispel the many myths that surround this topic. Lice carry no diseases just make people itch and uncomfortable until they are treated. Lice are carried by a person, and that person feels marked, can feel humiliated, and bad for being singled out. School transmission is rare, and research states the only way to give lice to someone is by prolonged head-to-head contact.
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Bellefonte Area School District believes it is their responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students. We also believe it is our responsibility to provide information and resources to broaden the knowledge and deepen the understanding of issues that affect our students and our community. Please click here to view the powerpoint presentation from the June 28th School Board meeting. Click here to view the accompanying video and audio to the powerpoint.
You can now donate to the Bellefonte Area School District through the Bellefonte Education Foundation. Please list in the Paypal description where you would like your funds directed to.
Applications available at: www.govschool.pitt.edu Due: January 14, 2019 Program Date: June 23 - July 19, 2019
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The Bellefonte eLearning Academy (BeLA) provides a form of free public education that students attend from home or from another location outside of a traditional classroom.