Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Salute to a Sign

Here at Andrew G. Curtin, we appreciate the creativity of a good school sign.  If you see one, please share it with our community!
NOTE: Our first day is Monday, August 26th.

Back in Business

Back to Basics: Our Back-to-School night will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013.  The schedule is as follows:
Grade 4 Students and Parents: Report to the auditorium @ 6 PM for opening remarks and teacher introductions.  Classroom visits will follow.
Grades 5 & 6 Students and Parents:  Report to the auditorium @ 6:45 PM for opening remarks and teacher introductions.  Classroom visits will follow.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Scoop on the Group

WASD is partnering with The Nutrition Group to provide delicious and nutritious meals for our students.  Click HERE to learn more about our new food service provider.  On a related note, an elementary school lunch is now $2.45.  Also, we will continue to offer Universal Breakfast for all students.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

District-Wide Dismissals

Yes, it may seem like it is a long time away but our opening day is right around the corner.  Below is a list of dismissal times for Monday, August 26, 2013, the first day of school.
  • Primary Buildings – 12:05 p.m.
  • Intermediate Buildings – 11:50 a.m.
  • WAMS – 11:00 a.m.
  • WAHS – 10:43 a.m.

Trolling Through the Past

Check out what Miss Loehr, one of our 4th grade teachers, found in her personal archives.  She attended Andrew G. Curtin a few years ago.  
Upon her discovery she said, "My mother made me a "Curtin" troll doll/mascot type thing that I saved and found today. Unbeknownst to me, one day, this would serve another ornamental purpose on my path o' life."  
Well said, Miss Loehr. Thank you for sharing.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Take a Tour

Transitioning to a new building and new grade configuration can lead to a bit of anxiety for both students and parents. If you are interested in taking a walk-through of Andrew G. Curtin Intermediate to help ease this transition, please contact Mr. Michaels via e-mail (

Friday, July 12, 2013

It is OK to be a Follower - Once in a While

Bird Watching, Anyone?

Andrew Curtin is now on Twitter. Follow us at @AndrewGCurtin.  Just another way we are looking to connect with our community! #tweeton

All-District PTO Meeting Scheduled

An All-District PTO meeting will be held at the District Service Center on Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 to allow each organization to prepare for the 2013/2014 school year.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Front and Center - Curtin Student Spotlight

One of the first features you will see as you move to the office to check in will be the Curtin Student Spotlight. Here, students will be able to showcase (literally) a specific hobby, talent or collection.  Forms will be in the office but if you want your child to be the first to be showcased, please contact Mr. Michaels at

A Portrait from the Past

While we are poised to make our own history, we can certainly appreciate the proud past of Andrew G. Curtin.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Support the Local Library - READ!

Summer Reading - School Age K-6 READING RECORD
James V. Brown Library

The James V. Brown Library
Name____________________________________________ Phone ____________________________ School name______________________________________Grade entering in fall______________ Library Card Barcode__________________________________________________ GRADE K-6

Title and Author 1______________________________________________________________________ 2______________________________________________________________________ 3______________________________________________________________________ 4______________________________________________________________________ 5______________________________________________________________________ 6______________________________________________________________________ 7______________________________________________________________________ 8______________________________________________________________________ Congratulations! You have read eight (8) books and are eligible to receive a prize! Reading logs can be turned in beginning Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 30th at the James V. Brown Library to receive your Adopt-A- Summer-Reader sponsored prize. Reading logs will be forwarded to the WASD to receive your school prize.
9______________________________________________________________________ 10______________________________________________________________________ 11_____________________________________________________________________ 12______________________________________________________________________ 13______________________________________________________________________ 14______________________________________________________________________ 15______________________________________________________________________ 16______________________________________________________________________ 17______________________________________________________________________ 18______________________________________________________________________ 19______________________________________________________________________ 20______________________________________________________________________
My favorite book I read this summer was_________________________________ ________________________written by______________________________________. I loved this book because________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
“Dig Into Reading!”
School Age Program (Grade K –6)

Students can register now through the WASD to be eligible for both final reading prizes. Call or stop by the library to register for additional daily programming events beginning Monday June 3rd. James V. Brown Library 570-326-0536
Registration Form includes a free membership to the public library. If you already have a library card, please enter your library card barcode in the space below.
Name: __________________________________________________
Age: _____________ Date of Birth: ___________________Gender: M or F (circle one) Address: _________________________________________

_________________________________________ Boro/Township __________________ Phone: _______________________
Email: ______________________________________(optional)
School District: ____________________________________________
School entering in the fall if known: ____________________________________________ Library Barcode if your are already a member: ___________________________________ Parent or Guardians Name (please print): ________________________________________

For James V. Brown Library Use Only:
Staff member who took registration initials: __________ Date: __________ (please give patron reading record )
Staff member who gave reader final prize initials: __________ Date: __________
Reading Logs can be turned in beginning Monday, August 5– Friday, August 30th at
The James V. Brown Library to receive your Adopt a Summer Reader sponsored prize. Reading

logs will be forwarded to the WASD to receive your school prize.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Signing In

Here is the highly anticipated (only by the author) first sign for Andrew G. Curtin Intermediate.  EDITOR'S Note: Our ACTIONS will speak louder than these words.  Happy July!

Our Journey Begins Today

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