Thursday, February 27, 2014


Dear Parents/Guardians,
During the week of Monday, March 3rd – Friday, March 7th, students at Andrew G. Curtin will celebrate Read Across America week. This week is designed to encourage and celebrate reading while also honoring the March 2nd birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel or Dr. Seuss. Curtin is planning a weeklong celebration of Dr. Seuss’s books, beginning on Monday, March 3rd. 

Let’s show some “Seuss Spirit”!!
Thank you for your support,
The Curtin Staff
MONDAY: GREEN DAY – Green Eggs and Ham. Wear as much green as you can.
TUESDAY: STRIPE DAY – Wear as many stripes as you can.
WEDNESDAY: ZOO DAY – If I Ran the Zoo. Dress wild! Wear animal prints, clothing with an animal on it, or mismatched clothing.
THURSDAY: T-SHIRT/SWEATSHIRT DAY – Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Wear t-shirts or sweatshirts with a place to visit on them.
FRIDAY: RED, WHITE, and BLACK DAY – The Cat in the Hat. Wear red, white, and/or black.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Deadline Extended



All-District Honor’s Orchestra students should remember to bring their instruments to school on Monday as they are traveling again to the HS. Students should check in to their teachers and then report to the auditorium with aforementioned instruments!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Keeping Our Head in the Game

The Harlem Wizard's "Road Runner" stopped in to make AGC students aware of the hurting his team is about to put on the out-manned Millionaire Magicians.  Here our guests shows our student body how to keep their heads in the game.

A Make Up with the Magicians v. Wizards

It is going to be #Slamtastic! Doors open at 5:30. Game Tips @ 6:30.  While the poster says 2/ was snowed out. It is TONIGHT!  Game on!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Take in the Wizards before Our Mini-Blizzard

REMINDER: Just a few more days to get your advanced tickets for Monday's Harlem Wizards game against our teachers and administrators! They'll remain on sale through 10 a.m. Monday morning at $5/student and $8/adult.
The game begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, with doors opening at 5:30! Tickets at the door will be $6/student and $10/adult.
You can purchase your tickets online at or at the Genetti Hotel, WAHS and District Service Center!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Info on the "Informance"

The Curtin Band will hold an “Informance” on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. In the CU auditorium.  This program will feature students that started playing a band instrument this fall and a few select 5th and 6th grade students that will perform solo/ensemble selections.  The beginner group is comprised of mainly 4th grade students.

Please note:
  1. Snow date for this event is Feb. 25th.
  2. The program will be about 30 minutes long.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tomorrow is Spring Picture Day

Please be sure to send your child with his/her photo envelope. Photos are optional. Honors Orchestra students should report to the auditorium at 8:15 if possible. If not, they will have their photos taken prior to their departure to WAHS.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Monday: PTO Meeting in Library at 7 PM
Tuesday: Grade 6 PSSA ELA Field Test
Wednesday: Spring Pictures & Honors Orchestra to Williamsport Area High School
Friday: Wear RED for HEART HEALTH
On-going: Spring Fundraiser, Packets are Due on February 21st.


According to the district calendar the make-up day for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 will be Friday, May 23, 2014. The make-up day for Wednesday, February 5, 2014 will be Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

No School on Friday, February 7th

REMINDER: There is no school tomorrow. It is a teacher in-service day. We will be back in action on Monday, February 10th.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Wizards Will Have to Wait

Due to tomorrow's forecast and travel involved with the team, the Harlem Wizards game has been postponed until Monday, February 17.  The game will take place at the same time and place, 6:30 p.m. at the high school gym.  Doors open at 5:30.
If you get any questions about tickets, which have already come up:
*  If you purchased a ticket, it remains valid until the night of the game. 
*  If you or someone you know can no longer go, I would encourage you to find someone that is willing to buy them so that the sale stays active.  If not, we can refund the money.
*  Advanced tickets will remain on sale at the same locations up until 10 a.m. Feb. 17.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lessons From Loss

In life, there is loss. In loss, there are lessons. Perhaps at the time, unpleasant or unknown, but lessons nonetheless.
Over the last 12 months, I have experienced my first major tragedy as a school administrator as well as watching colleagues, community and family members experience the loss of a loved one. Some of which I have known well; others, not so much. But all have left an impression on me to the point where I want to put it on paper and share it with you. My hope is that like me, these lessons will provide a reminder of what is important in life, and allow you to share these with our children.
Maximize Each Day: Just about a year ago, the Williamsport community lost Ryan and Karen English in a tragic, senseless auto accident. While our community still mourns their loss, we can certainly honor them and their three beautiful children by doing the most good, every day. Ryan and Karen would want it that way.
Instill a Sense of Service: In November, our nation and community lost a leader: Gen. Fred Marty, former com- manding general of Fort Sill, Okla., and a man dedicated to serving our country. While his presence has passed, his legacy will remain intact through his children and grandchildren, all of whom serve our schools and commu- nity in a multitude of ways. It is also a premise inscribed and embodied in our daily activities as we expect our children to enter to learn and go forth to serve.
Laugh, A Lot: Nothing kills the buzz of Christmas joy like bad news. I received such news late last year when I received an e-mail that my mother and father’s friend of 40+ years “Smitty” died. As I called my always stoic father to check in, I got the predictable “I am fine” but I knew better. This was confirmed by his written tribute to “Smitty” published in the Bloomsburg newspaper the next day. I took two things out of Smitty’s passing. The first, if the police chief in a college town can find a way to laugh, and laugh he did, each day, then we can, too. The second, a sense of connectedness to my own father to find, like him, I tend to express my emotions through the written word. Which made me wonder, what will I pass on to my children? Hope this does the same for you.
Simple Things Bring the Most Joy: Recently, a colleague of mine and his wife lost their son. As parents, I think you would agree that there is nothing we fear more than having to find the strength to endure the loss of our child. Still, these two individuals endured their sorrows to share lessons learned from their son. One of those lessons I am now sharing with you: True joy in life is not found in material items, they are found in smiles on the sand and the surf, street-side at a Fourth of July parade or just unplugging from our daily grind and connecting with our loved ones.
In closing, I ask you to join me and live a life that honors the memories of those we have lost, both, in our family and our community.
Mr. Michaels