Wyoming Area School District Superintendent Janet M. Serino announces there will be no school Monday, Feb. 4, due to parent conferences and report card distribution.
As per district policy, parent/guardians must pick up report cards. No report cards will be sent home with students. Elementary and secondary teachers will be available from noon to 7 p.m., with the exception of the dinner break between 4:30 and 5 p.m. No prior appointment is necessary.
The schedule for parent conferences and report card distribution is for all schools (kindergarten center, primary center, intermediate center and secondary center) in the Wyoming Area School District. All parents are encouraged to meet and conference with their child’s teachers. If you have any questions or need any special arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact the school: primary center, 570-693-1914; kindergarten center, 570-655-2146; intermediate center, 570-654-1404, or secondary center, 570-655-2836.
Mini-THON bingo fundraiser
Sunday, Feb. 17, Wyoming Area Mini-THON will host its second annual bingo fundraiser to help fight pediatric cancer. All proceeds will be donated to Four Diamonds and the Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. Doors at the secondary center cafeteria open at noon. Cost is $20.
Hunger awareness program
First United Presbyterian Church of West Pittston in Wyoming will host a program, Winning the War Against Hunger, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Dietician and food bank director Clancy Harrison will present information about the hidden epidemic of “food insecurity” in the U.S., and about the programs that are addressing the needs and issues surrounding the distribution of food in our country. Everyone is welcome.
S.T.E.A.M. Club at the library
Wyoming Free Library is starting a S.T.E.A.M. Club. The club will meet at 11 a.m. the last Saturday of every month beginning in February. The first session is magnetism on Feb. 23. The club is open to ages 6 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the library for information at 570-693-1364
West Wyoming Hose
company ziti dinner
West Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 is having a ziti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Dinner includes ziti, homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, dessert and beverages. Adults are $8 and children under 12 are $5. Takeouts are available. Tickets may be purchased from any member or at the door. Proceeds benefit the hose company.
Greater Wyoming Area
Little League registration
For the 2019 season, Exeter Lions, West Pittston and Wyoming/West Wyoming Little Leagues have combined for all age groups to form the Greater Wyoming Area Little League. Online registration for baseball and softball is now open at www.wyomingwestwyomingll.com. Three in-person registration events also will be held at the Exeter Scout Home, behind the Exeter Borough Building, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6; noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. All first-time T-ball registrants will receive a free glove. Detailed registration information can be found on any of the league’s Facebook pages. Email questions to GWALittleLeague@gmail.com.
WA scholarship deadline
Attention Wyoming Area Secondary Center seniors and parents: The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is Wednesday, Feb. 6. No extensions will we given.
All students are encouraged to apply. Don’t think the money goes only to the top in academics. There are awards for all sports, the arts, community service, financial hardship, military commitment, Irish heritage and even one for smiling. In many cases, students who will be attending technical schools or two-year colleges are eligible to apply. Go to www.wyomingarea.org and follow the guidance link to scholarships.
Wyoming U.M. theater trip
Wyoming United Methodist Church will host a bus trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in Hampton, New Jersey on Friday, May 17, to see “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Cost is $98 and includes bus, show, meal and gratuities. For reservations or information, call Audrey at 570-693-0905 or 693-2821.
Wyoming Borough notices
Wyoming Borough has returned to normal office hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Residents are asked to use the secure payment box located next to the entrance to pay for trash stickers, parking tickets and taxes.
The 2019 garbage fee is now due. The discount price of $190 is in effect until Feb. 6. Face value of $200 will be until May 15. After that, the cost will be $250.
The next council meeting will be Monday, Feb. 11. Executive session is at 6:30 p.m.; work session is at 7 and council meeting at 7:30.
Wyoming snow ordinance
Wyoming residents are advised to follow snow storm parking regulations. In the event of a storm of 3 inches or more, street parking is allowed only on the even side of the street on even days of the week and odd side of the street on odd numbered days.
Exeter refuse stickers
Exeter refuse stickers for 2019 are now available. Prices remain the same as last year. Stickers will be in rebate period until Feb. 28 at a cost of $150; $110 for seniors 65 and older. Proof of age is required. From March 1-31, the regular price of $180 will be charged; $130 for seniors. April 1, the stickers will go into penalty and the price for everyone will be $250.
Stickers can be purchased at the borough building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by mail by sending a self addressed, stamped envelope to Exeter Borough Refuse Department, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643. Please use a long business size envelope. For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2.
Exeter Council meeting
Exeter Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
State Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s Exeter office, 1101 Wyoming Avenue, is open from noon to 2 p.m. the third Friday of the month.
Barbara Bullions writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming. To include an item in her column, email email@example.com or call 570-301-2185 by Monday.