'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education
By Jodee Riordan
Board of Education President
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education will meet this Tuesday with a full agenda. In addition to our regular business, appointments and policy discussion, the board will celebrate our building custodians (and their fearless leader, Director of Facilities Paul Feathers), for their efforts - above and beyond - to get our schools ready in the midst of the completion of the capital project.
We will also honor "Jump Rope for Heart" participants from the PEC and IEC. Presentations will include principals Julie Gajewski and Tamara Larson presenting the elementary state and local data, Curriculum Director Andy Krazmien presenting the new professional development plan, and the team from the IEC presenting the new report card.
Join us at 6 p.m. in the boardroom!
What you need to know this week to be "In the Loop":
•Superintendent Paul Casseri will launch his "Community Coffee Hour" on Monday at Orange Cat Coffee Co. on Center Street in Lewiston. Stop by for a cup and a chat! Casseri will host the coffee hour from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month (see the schedule on our home page).
•Primary Education Center Parent Night/Open House is Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening includes the mandatory parent volunteer training, as well as a Chiavetta's chicken dinner.
•The Academy of International Business and Finance will host the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce business "Blender" from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Leslie Zemsky of Larkin Development Group will be the guest speaker.
Tickets are $10 presale or $15 at the door, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the high school or the chamber or tickets.
•High school photos are Wednesday and Thursday. As this corresponds (or conflicts) with Spirit Week, please note picture retake day is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Elite Image Photography will be at the high school from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to photograph seniors who not have their portraits taken over the summer, or who need retakes. The photographer will be in the high school auditorium. Seniors can stop down at any point during the day.
Middle school picture day was moved to Friday, Sept. 30 (to not capture students on "Green & White Day"). Elementary pictures will be taken Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the IEC and Thursday, Oct. 6, at the PEC.
•Yearbooks at the high school and middle school can be purchased at discount until Sept. 30. Take advantage of the back-to-school sale ($65 for HS, $29 for MS) at www.jostens.com/yearbooks.
•It's Spirit Week at Lewiston-Porter! Theme days across the district include:
Spirit Week at the PEC:
Spirit Week at the IEC:
Spirit Week at the Middle School:
Spirit Week at the High School:
The powder puff football game set to kick-off the celebration of school spirit at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blakeslee Field has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 6 p.m. (Announced this afternoon)
Spirit Week culminates with the homecoming varsity football game against Newfane on Friday at 7 p.m. at Blakeslee Field, with the traditional bonfire to follow.
Parents in Education, the high school parent organization, is looking for volunteers to help out from 7-9 p.m. in the concession stand. Volunteer for the whole game, or in 30-minute shifts. To sign up, contact PIE officers Sarah Waechter or Kathy Passanese.
The homecoming dance will be Saturday, from 7-11 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The event will have a "Willy Wonka" theme - "A world of pure imagination." Tickets will be on sale for $12 from Sept. 19-23.