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Elementary School Yearbook Sale
The Elementary Yearbook is on sale now until April 15th. Books will be $8.00 for students. Books can be ordered online here or by submitting the order form that was sent home. Checks can be made payable to "Portage Area Elementary School." 

     This is an important message for students and parents of the Portage Area School District.
     To help with student nutritional needs, the school district is making grab and go meals available to all students during the school closure. 
     On Monday, we will be distributing four days worth of breakfast and lunch to students/parents.
     We will be doing this by visiting the child’s scheduled morning bus stop. The exact time is hard to predict but we expect it will be approximately 4 and 1/2 hours later than the normal morning pickup. The vans will be leaving the school at 11 am.
     The district will be using tri-county transportation and its own vans to make these deliveries.
     If you are unable to be at the bus stop, meal packs can be picked up at the high school between 11 and 2 throughout the remainder of the week.
     Please take advantage of this opportunity.
     If you have any questions, please contact the school at 736-9636 extension 1561.  Leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Autism Awareness Shirt Sale
** With the current situation regarding school and business closings, autism shirt orders and money paid will be returned when we are back. **


Are you in need of some items to get you ready for the big night?

The Priceless Program is new to our school this year. It was created with the desire for each of you to feel just as special as you really are for your prom night. The program will provide FREE to anyone in need:
If you are interested in any or all of these services, please see Ms. George and we will be more than happy to make your prom dreams come true! 

Rainey Reaches 1,000 Career Points

      Congratulations to Preston Rainey on scoring 1,000 career points in the PIAA playoff game on Wednesday, March 11. 


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Celebrity Readers

As a special treat, third grade welcomed The Johnstown Tomahawks as celebrity readers. The players read hockey books to the students, answered questions about hockey and also signed autographs. The Tomahawk readers included: David Tomeo, Liam Whitehouse, Ryan Poorman, Christian Gorscak, Carson Gallagher, Jesse Lycan. (More)  

Forensics Members- Regional Champs!

      Congratulations to the Forensics team members Lane Macy, Jillian Hodge and Marcus Douglas on placing at Regionals. Lane and Marcus placed 1st in Public Forum Debate and Jillian placed 6th in Persuasive. All three will be competing in the State competition and Lane and Marcus have secured their spots for the Nationals in Chicago. 


      LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program and is designed to help those who are struggling to pay natural gas bills this winter. Click here for more information.

Caregiver Support Program for Grandparents
If you are raising your grandchildren you may be eligible for financial reimbursement for the costs associated with being a caregiver to your grandchildren. (More)

High School Clothing Drive
      The Interact Club in conjunction with the Guidance Department are collecting gently used clothing items, on an ongoing basis, to stock our Care Clothing Closet for the upcoming school year. More


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