AMCE, United Way provide help, resources for parents

LEWISTOWN–The Association of Mifflin County Educators and United Way of Mifflin-Juniata’s Success By 6 have teamed up to offer valuable resources for parents who will have a child in kindergarten in the fall.

The organizations put together 350 drawstring bags with information about resources to help their child transition into kindergarten available during each kindergarten registration.

The bags also include magnetic letters and a book, “Kindergarten, Here I Come,” for up and coming Mifflin County School District students.

“We wanted to make sure that families get resources available to them for helping their children transition to kindergarten,” said Valerie Baker, the Mifflin County Academy for Science and Technology’s AMCE representative.

The bags were paid for with funds from AMCE’s Jeans Day fundraiser.

Parents can still register their children for kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year by calling their elementary school. Kindergarten registration is open to children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1.

Registration appointments will be held during the school day March 19 and 20 at Indian Valley Elementary and March 26, 27 and 28 at Lewistown Elementary School.