October 24, 2012

High school to hold trick-or-treat night
ADAMS TWP — Mars High School student council will hold its annual trick-or-treat night from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday.
The event, which is open to district children up to and including third grade, will offer visitors a chance to trick-or-treat in the halls of Mars High School. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Members of the Mars High School’s clubs, sports teams and other organizations will be handing out candy. Costume contests will be held in the cafeteria, where cookies and refreshments also will be available.
For more information, call 724-625-1581.

Schools to hold fall festival parties
ADAMS TWP — Mars elementary schools will end October with various fall festival parties. Individual school parties are as follows:
• Mars Centennial School — Friday, Fifth Grade, 1 to 2 p.m.; Sixth Grade, 2 to 3 p.m. 724-625-2601
• Mars Primary Center — Tuesday, Morning Kindergarten, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; Afternoon Kindergarten and First Grade, 2 to 3 p.m. 724-625-1588
• Mars Elementary School — Oct. 31, 2 to 3 p.m. 724-625-3161
For more information, contact the individual school building.

Picture make-up days planned
ADAMS TWP — Mars schools will hold school picture make-up days on the following dates:
• Today — Mars Middle School, 724-625-3145
• Thursday — Mars Centennial School, 724-625-2601
• Nov. 2 — Mars Primary Center, 724-625-1588
For more information, contact the individual school building.

Parenting workshops offered
ADAMS TWP — Mars School District’s Office of Special & Gifted Education will offer several parent training workshops from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:
• Today — “Support Your Child at Home; Like We Do in School” at Mars Middle School library
• Nov. 14 — “Evaluations: Why? When? What?” at Mars Elementary School library
• March 13 — “Executive Functioning Skills: Planning Organizing, Time Management” at Mars Centennial School library
• April 24 — “Self-Advocacy: Your Child’s Own Voice” at Mars Middle School library
For more information , contact Deborah Adams, Director of Special & Gifted Education at 724-898-1561.

Mars 4th-graders to join project
ADAMS TWP — Fourth-graders at Mars Elementary School will plant 300 red tulip bulbs in the school’s courtyard during Red Ribbon Week.
The tulips will symbolize the students’ promise to remain drug free and make positive decisions, says Eileen Deklewa, guidance counselor. When the flowers bloom in May, the tulips will remind the students of their commitment as they move on to fifth grade.
For more information, contact Deklewa at 724-625-3161.