Approximately 700 people attended this free event for Pottstown families with young children last year at the YMCA. We hope to see you this year at Pottstown High School! If your organization is able to participate by providing a family activity or other resources to support families, we provide the table and space at no cost. Please reply to Jane Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to confirm your participation.
Thanks for all you do to support that all Pottstown’s children enter kindergarten ready to learn and achieve. Join us and help celebrate Pottstown’s young children and families!!
Jane Bennett 610-256-6370 email@example.com
Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
LOWER POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP, PA — The township commissioners’ decision to reconsider its 2014 funding for the Pottstown Regional Public Library has resulted in a swelling of support for the library and a number of efforts to keep the funding intact.
Earlier this month when the Board of Commissioners reorganized, the new majority announced its intention to open up the 2014 budget adopted one month earlier and reduce funding to the Pottstown Regional Public Library on High Street.
Paradoxically, in December, Lower Pottsgrove had joined with both Upper Pottsgrove and Pottstown borough in increasing the allocation to the library for 2014.
In Lower Pottsgrove’s case, the commissioners had agreed in December to increase the annual allocation by $5,000 — up to $65,000.
POTTSTOWN — As 2012 wound down to a close, the Pottstown School Board got a glimpse of what 2013 may look like — at least in terms of the plans being made by the Foundation for Pottstown Education.
Executive Director Myra Forrest outlined for the board the eight major goals the foundation has set for itself in the coming year.
Here is a brief look at those goals.
• PEAK: The foundation wants to ensure continued funding for PEAK, which stands for Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten readiness is Pottstown’s signature early education program. It partners with pre-schools and childcare providers to get youngsters read for school.
A community celebration for families with young children will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Freedom Valley YMCA at Pottstown (724 North Adams Street) from 1:00-3:00. Activities will include a petting farm, moon bounce, Pipper the Clown, Smokey the Bear and over 30 community agencies with games and resources.
PEAK, Pottstown’s school readiness initiative, is partnering with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center
for this community outreach event. All families with young children are invited to attend.
PEAK is a partnership between Pottstown School District and community early learning programs and agencies seeking to prepare children and families for success in kindergarten. For more information, contact 610-970-6655 or visit www.peakonline.org.