Juniata Valley Family

Fall activities offered at the Juniata County Library

Start your fall with great opportunities to learn and grow. For Youth: ¯ Join us for storytimes Monday and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. We also offer fun activities on all Act 80 days. Check our website for more details. ¯ Our website offers thousands of ...

Teaching toddlers: Confusing, unconventional, rewarding

My little boy, William, just turned two. His hobbies include running, throwing and dumping whatever can be dumped. I wanted to encourage knowledge growth before I send him to nursery school, but I wasn’t entirely sure how to start, or confident about how to achieve tangible results. I ...

When to take your daughter for her first gynecologist visit

If you have a teenage daughter, you both probably have a lot of questions. Her body is undergoing changes, and she may have experienced her first menstrual period. With that, you might be asking yourself if it’s time for her first gynecological exam. “For many parents, the first ...

Protect against bullying, teach respect

The only thing that makes kids excited to get back to school is to see their friends. Girls run and hug each other and catch up — as if they had not been texting and snapchatting, Facebooking, Instagramming one another every detail of every day. Boys want to see their buddies, too. Fist ...

Back to school health checklist for kids

After the long summer break from school, is your child ready to get back into the classroom? Whether they’re starting at a new school or just a new grade level, it can be stressful for children to return to the schedule and responsibility of classes. As you prepare to send them back to ...

School attendance leads to lifelong success

We know that attendance in school is one of the biggest determining factors in a student’s success. When a student is absent, not only might the student miss a key element in a math algorithm or science experiment, but he or she may also miss the camaraderie at lunch or recess and the latest ...

PBIS: Not just for elementary students

Last school year Mifflin County Junior High School implemented PBIS, a schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program. Why implement a program that many associate with elementary schools at a junior high school? The answer lies in the premise behind PBIS that all students ...

Student success with minimal spending

The beginning of every school year is an exciting time: Time to spend days with friends, time to learn new and exciting things, time to experience teaching from a different group of teachers. But it can also be a stressful time for those students who struggle in school and for parents who ...

Calendar of Events

¯Car wash and bake sale — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 25, at Advance Auto Parts, Lewistown. Event benefits level four and five students at Margaret McCann School of Dance’s trip to New York City to take dance classes. ¯Youth cornhole tournament — beginning at 10 a.m., Aug. 25, Centre Union ...

Foster Grandparent Program connects seniors with children

The Foster Grandparent Program may be the perfect fit for you. FGP is for men and women ages 55 and older who volunteer to spend time with children while earning an hourly stipend. Volunteers are assigned to classrooms at schools, Head Start programs or alternative education programs. There ...