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District News: Benefit planned for NASD family devastated by fire

Point Phillips Hotel, 943 Point Phillips Road, Bath, will be holding a special fundraising event 4-8 p.m. Jan. 24 to help raise funds for a family from Moore Elementary School who recently lost everything and their home in a fire. Fifty percent of every food bill will be going directly to the family affected.

At the fundraiser, there will also be a donation jar, along with raffle items.

Please consider helping your community and join in the fundraising efforts for this family.


Reminder: The second marking period will end Jan. 22.

Report cards will be available Feb. 2-18 on the Sapphire community web portal.


Check out the elementary schools’ Facebook pages to follow many cool activities happening. Lehigh Elementary School has its lunch menus posted.

By following the schools, you will get to see all the exciting accomplishments from students and staff!


Moore Elementary has begun a project to help those in need in Kentucky after the disastrous tornadoes by holding a drive-thru Jan. 28.

Moore Elementary will be accepting monetary donations or gift cards to Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, Dollar General, Walgreens and Visa.

The donations will be sent to Hopkins County, Ky., which was one of the hardest areas hit. Every donation, no matter what amount, will be greatly appreciated and be put to good use.

The classrooms are having a friendly competition to collect the most donations. Students can earn a classroom movie and popcorn day!

Please consider helping the people of Kentucky.


Northampton Area School District’s kindergarten and first-grade online registration for the 2022-23 academic year is underway.

To register your child, visit the school district website, nasdschools.org, click on Enroll Now at the right, click on 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration and follow the directions.

Admission to kindergarten requires the child to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1; admission to first grade requires the child to be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Children currently enrolled in kindergarten in NASD do not need to register for first grade.

There are health requirements to register.

Immunization records must show the following: four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (one dose on or after the fourth birthday); four doses of polio (fourth dose on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after previous dose given); two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (usually given as MMR); three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity.

Physical and dental examinations are also required for entrance into kindergarten and may be completed up to one year before entrance into kindergarten. The dental and physical forms for these exams are available on the NASD website.

There are also additional requirements to enroll. Upload to the online application the following: original birth certificate or proof of birth date; two proofs of residency in NASD that also verify parent/guardian name and address (utility bill, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation identification or driver’s license, PennDOT vehicle registration, copy of state/federal program enrollment, copy of paycheck stub with name and address of employee and employer, residency affidavit or copy of mortgage, lease or rental agreement); and custody papers (if applicable).

If you are unable to register online at home, call your child’s school for assistance - Borough Elementary Schools at 610-262-6430, Lehigh Elementary at 610-767-1191, George Wolf Elementary School at 610-837-1833 or Moore Elementary at 610-837-1859.


Box Tops for Education is one of the nation’s largest programs helping schools. Buying products with Box Tops logos earns NASD money.

Follow these steps to participate. Download the Box Tops for Education app on the Apple store or Google Play and register to buy Box Top products. Scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase to earn cash for our schools.


Do you have any school news? This column is a compilation of upcoming school events in the NASD. Teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTAs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “Northampton school news” in the subject line at least a week before an event.