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Published August 15. 2012 05:02PM

Kindergarten orientation

The Northern Lehigh School District, in conjunction with the Northern Lehigh PTO, will hold its annual kindergarten orientation at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Peters Elementary School.

Kindergarten students and their parents are encouraged to attend. Invitations will be mailed to all families who have registered a child for kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year.

Parents will meet their child's teacher, who will explain kindergarten activities and curriculum. In addition, parents will assemble with the principal to review school procedures and policies. A PTO representative will explain the vital role of the organization in the elementary program.

Kindergarten students will also experience their first school bus ride, and will be instructed on safety and proper behavior when riding the bus.

Kindergarten orientation is a special opportunity for children to become acquainted with the school, their teacher, and their classmates before school begins. Attending the orientation encourages students to feel more comfortable about school and to ease not only their apprehension, but their parents' concerns too.

Parents of kindergarten students who do not receive an invitation to the orientation by Friday, Aug. 10, should contact Peters Elementary School at (610) 767-9827. Only students registered for kindergarten will receive invitations. Parents who have not yet registered eligible children should call Peters Elementary School as soon as possible to make arrangements for registration. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012, to be eligible for entrance into kindergarten.

For more information, contact the school.

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an Outdoor Meeting at the Skeet Club Grove at 7 p.m. Aug. 21.

Lions who are celebrating birthdays include Steven Dotta (Aug. 22), Claude Fenstermaker Jr (Aug. 23), John Tarafas (Aug. 29) and Luther Achey (Aug. 31).

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