In the region

Union-Snyder agency to close Jan. 15

LEWISBURG — The Union-Snyder Agency on Aging Inc. office and its senior centers will be closed Jan. 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

To report situations of elder abuse or to request immediate assistance from a service coordinator due to an emergent situation, call (570) 524-2100, (570) 374-5558 or 1-800-533-1050.

Pre-kindergarten kids invited to GoPals Club

LEWISTOWN — Preschool-age children are invited to the Lewistown Elementary GoPals Kindergarten Club.

The club is for children starting kindergarten in Fall 2018. It includes free learning activities, games, helpful tips for parents and school readiness.

For more information or to register, find GoPals on Facebook, call (814) 863-5672 or email

GoPals is a collaborative effort between participating elementary schools and Penn State University.

MCSD announces school registration

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County School District kindergarten registration is set for March and April.

Children who will be 5 years old on, or before, Sept. 1 are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration forms are available on the district website, These forms should be filled out and returned to any Mifflin County elementary school.

Once the form is received, families will be contacted at the beginning of February to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be held during the school day at the following building locations:

¯Strodes Mills Elementary School — March 7 and 8;

¯Lewistown Elementary School — March 26, 27 and 28;

¯Indian Valley Elementary School –March 20 and 21;

¯East Derry Elementary School — April 4 and 5.

Children should be present at the appointment. Bring verification of their birth date, proof of a physical, immunization records and proof of residence.

MCSD to hold school

readiness workshops

LEWISTOWN — Kindergarten Readiness workshops will be held to prepare children to enter school in the fall.

Workshops, organized by the Mifflin County School District, are set for 9 a.m. to noon at the following schools:

¯Strodes Mills Elementary School — Jan. 13

¯Indian Valley Elementary School — Jan. 27

¯East Derry Elementary School — Feb. 10

¯Lewistown Elementary School –Feb. 24

Each workshop will include math and literacy sessions. Literacy sessions help children develop awareness of sounds and how oral language and letter sounds influence reading skills. Math sessions teach children number recognition.

Parents and their incoming kindergarten child only need to attend one workshop. Families are encouraged to attend at their child’s home school, but are welcome to attend a workshop at any building.

Call (717) 248-0148, ext. 2546, to register.