Ohio PTA to host Empowering PTA Parents and Leaders Conference

Ohio PTA will host an Empowering PTA Parents and Leaders Conference from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Kimpton Middle School, 380 River Road, Munroe Falls.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Sandy Hook Promise and the Internet Safety Task Force. Tonda DaRe, of Holly's Song of Hope, will speak about the heroin crisis and what parents can do. Workshops on running a PTA will also be offered.

The cost is $15. Childcare will be provided. Dinner is included. Registration is required. For more information, contact Rebecca Gawsyszawski at 440-315-9097 or da13@ohiopta.org.

The Ohio PTA, a 115-year-old branch of the National PTA, comprises nearly 70,000 members in more than 500 units. The organization works to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

How to register for school

Need to register for school in the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools District? Parents/guardians may begin the enrollment process by visiting the district's website www.smfschools.org, selecting the Parent and Enrollment tabs. The website will outline the three-step process for enrollment:

Step 1: Schedule a time to register your child(ren) using the online calendar called Sign Up Genius located at the top of the Enrollment page on the website, or phone the Board of Education Registrar at 330-689-5445.

Step 2: Enter your child(ren)'s enrollment information into Job Router, the District's online enrollment program.

Step 3: Gather necessary documents required for student enrollment and bring them with you to your scheduled appointment. Details regarding required documents may be found on the website.

If you have questions regarding the enrollment process, contact the Board of Education Office at 330- 689-5445.

Science teachers seeking Box Tops for Education

To help provide a fun and education experience to the students in all science classes, Kimpton Middle School science teachers are asking readers to clip and send the Box Tops for Education found on many grocery items, from toilet paper to frozen pancakes. Kimpton receives 10 cents for each of those Box Tops and more money on the Bonus Box Tops.

Box tops can be mailed to Kimpton Middle School, Attn: Box Tops Coordinator, 380 N. River Road, Munroe Falls 44262.

Another way to assist the teachers is by dropping off all recyclable paper/junk mail in the paper retriever dumpsters in Kimpton's front parking lot. The school is paid by the pound for the donations. All money received from Box Tops from Education and Abitibi Paper Retriever is used exclusively to provide science students with materials to use on projects and labs beyond that can be purchased with science fees.