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January 24, 2018 11:36 am

Kids Club seeks board members

CHATHAM — Chatham Kids Club is a licensed 501 C-3 non-profit before and after school program located in Chatham. CKC is committed to providing quality childcare to children between the ages of 5 and 12 (grades K-6) who reside in the Chatham Central School District or whose parents are employed by the Chatham Central School District. We are currently seeking community members to join our team. Come help us provide exceptional childcare to your community. We are looking for community members who are willing to volunteer a small amount of their time. We hope to find people of varying talents, ages, and professions. Specifically, if you have financial skills, non-profit skills, and or fundraising skills you would be a great addition to our board. If you are interested in learning more about joining the board, contact the Program Director at ckcprogram@gmail.com.

New Lebanon Kindergarten registration

NEW LEBANON — The New Lebanon Central School District has begun the process of registering students for the 2018-19 Kindergarten class. Students need to be legal residents of the School District and reside with parents or guardians within the School District at the time of the opening day of school and must be five years of age or older on or before Dec. 1 in order to register for Kindergarten. Call the elementary school office at 518-794-8554 to ensure your child is on the registration list.

The New Lebanon Central School District has begun the process of registering students for the 2018-19 Pre-K class. Students need to be legal residents of the School District and reside with parents or guardians within the School District at the time of the opening day of school and must be four years of age or older on or before Dec. 1 in order to register. Parent must provide transportation to and from school. Call the elementary school office at 518-794-8554 to register your child.

MED kindergarten registration

CHATHAM — Registration for Chatham’s Class of 2031 begins in February. Mary E. Dardess Elementary School (M.E.D.) will mail registration packets home to all eligible children who are on the school census. If you have a child who is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall and you do not receive a packet by March 1, call Mrs. Layton at 518-392-1530 or visit the M.E.D. office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2018 to be eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. Registration requirements include the child’s birth certificate or other proof of age and proof of immunizations (see below), as well as two proofs of residency (electric or telephone bill, automobile insurance card, bank statement, driver’s license, lease or mortgage, etc.) showing street address, not post office box. Additionally, a physical examination is required to be on file by September 30. A valid physical exam for the 2018-2019 school year needs to have been completed after September 5, 2017.

Required proofs of immunizations include Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTap, DTP, Tdap) – 5 doses or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at 4 years of age or older; Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) - 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older; Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) - 2 doses; Hepatitis B vaccine - 3 doses; Varicella vaccine - 2 doses.

For further information regarding immunizations, you may call the school nurse at 518-392-1537. Additionally, send a dental certificate if you have one, although it is not a requirement to attend school.

Appointment times for kindergarten screening will be included in the registration packets. Kindergarten screening will take place on April 24, 25 and 26, 2018.

The screening dates for the M.E.D. PreK program will take place in June. Information regarding the 2018-2019 Chatham PreK program will be sent out in April to the parents of children on the school’s Class of 2032 census. Contact the M.E.D. main office at 518-392-1530 if you would like to add your child/children onto the Chatham Central School District census.

Mount announces scholarship

NEWBURGH — Mount Saint Mary College announce the reception of a $100,000 endowed scholarship fund from Warwick Savings Bank.

The Warwick Savings Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to several Mount teacher candidates, specifically targeted towards students hailing from Orange County with a preference for those in engaged in the college’s Teach the Change or Teacher Opportunity Corps initiatives.

The Mount’s legacy of education has long been recognized in the teaching field. In the last decade alone, two alumni have been named New York State Teachers of the Year. Additionally, new programs such as Teach the Change, a program focusing on strengthening the teaching profession in the Hudson Valley and cultivating teacher candidates from local high schools, and Teacher Opportunity Corps, which pairs teacher candidates with priority, at-risk school districts, further prepare students for all types of teaching environments.

In addition to the Warwick Savings Foundation fund, the college also recently announced another new scholarship for Education students – the $1,000 Why Teach? Education scholarship, presented to full-time freshmen who have demonstrated their commitment to teaching. Award recipients are eligible to receive $1,000 for each year that they remain enrolled in the Education program and are in good academic and social standing. Students may apply for the scholarship at msmc.edu/scholarships

For information, visit www.msmc.edu.