Activities, Programs & Publications
Due to the age of the students in the Acmetonia Primary School building, a limited number of activities outside of the classroom are available to them. The building Parent Teacher Association (PTA) organizes an After-School Activities Program over the course of the school year. In addition, other activities such as scouting, sports leagues, and reading programs are offered by community groups and advertised in the school.
The education of a child is a cooperative effort between the home and the school. Each Allegheny Valley School District elementary school has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The membership is a diverse group of parents, guardians, teachers, and those actively involved in providing children with various programs to support the educational process. The Acmetonia PTA brings presentations, assemblies, and educational organizations to the school to provide students with a variety of activities to add to their every day learning opportunities. In addition, the group sponsors field trips for each grade level and organizes an after-school activity program that is open to all students.
The officers for the 2012-2013 school year are:
|Vice President:||Jody Gamble|
Each year, the Acmetonia Parent Teacher Association sponsors and organizes an After-School Activities program for students in Kindergarten through grade 3. Teachers, parents, and other staff teach the classes in topics such as: cooking, gymnastics, karate, arts/crafts, and various sports activities. Classes are offered on a semester basis and students select the courses in which they are interested and would like to enroll. The classes are usually held from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. in rooms throughout the primary building. Parents are responsible for transportation home for children.
YMCA Day Care
The Allegheny Valley School District offers before- and after-school child care through the YMCA of New Kensington. The group provides creative and constructive activities to help in a student's development. Well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so parents can have peace of mind while they work. The YMCA school-age care gives children the chance to express their talents in the arts, sports, and other areas of interest. Children find out what success is all about in an approach that says everybody plays, everybody wins. Time is set aside for tackling homework, with adult help available. The YMCA staff know how to challenge children and how to listen to them.
For more information on the program, please contact the YMCA of New Kensington at 800 Constitutional Boulevard, New Kensington, PA 15068 or by phone at 724-335-9191.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides services to preschool children from ages three through five. One program is housed at the Acmetonia Primary School. Students attend the program by placement through their home school district and/or the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. The program is administered by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Project DART, 475 E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120 or by phone at 412-394-5700.
The School District publishes a range of publications that provide information on Acmetonia Primary School's programs and activities. Many of these items give parents and students an overview of the school operations, academic requirements, and educational happenings. Additional information and publications can be found on the homepage under "District Publications."
2012-2013 Elementary Parent/Student Guide - Guidelines, policies, and procedures for Acmetonia Primary School Students.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten Series - A series of pamphlets dedicated to help parents get students ready for their Kindergarten Experience.
Preparing for Kindergarten: Tips for Reading with Your Child
Preparing for Kindergarten: Authors and Illustrators Everyone Should Know