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West Seneca Schools to Host Parent Meeting on Teens and Drugs

Teens and Drugs: If your child is not using, he is dealing with it

Four West Seneca Central schools, in partnership with Kids Escaping Drugs, invite parents to a “Town Hall Meeting on Teens and Drugs” on Thursday, Oct. 28, at West Seneca West Senior High School.

In connection with Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-30, the principals of West Seneca East and West senior highs and middle schools strongly encourage parents to attend this interactive program that will focus on teen drug use. The premise behind the program is that although your child may not be using drugs, he or she is still dealing with this issue.

U-Crest Firemen Visit Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

The firemen from the U-Crest Fire Department paid a visit to the students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in celebration of Fire Prevention Month. Students were able to take a ride inside the bucket of the hook and ladder truck were invited to explore the inside of 2 fire trucks and checked out the equipment that the firefighters use. The fireman also brought coloring books, crayons, rulers and other materials that talked about the importance of fire safety.

"We are so lucky to have such a dedicated group of firefighters in our area. They came to our school and spent a great deal of time with the children explaining the importance of fire safety, said MQA principal Mrs. MaryAlice Bagwell. We all enjoyed their visit very much."

Annunciation School Holds Ice Cream Social and Book Fair

Students, parents, faculty and guests gathered at Annunciation School in Elma on October 20 for the annual Ice Cream Social, Book Fair and Halloween Party in the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. 

Highlights of the fun-filled evening included a pumpkin-decorating contest, face-painting and a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, star of the popular children’s book series.

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Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Elma, educating individuals to become leaders and reach their full potential in a family atmosphere rooted in Catholic tradition and Gospel values, is now on Facebook.

Offering academic programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 8, Annunciation is located at 7580 Clinton St. and currently serves the following school districts: Iroquois, Lancaster, Alden, East Aurora, West Seneca, Depew, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Alexander and Attica.

Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Books will be available for sale, as well as delicious ice cream sundaes for only $1. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest, and children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Pumpkins entered in the contest should be decorated at home. If you would like to light up your pumpkin, please use a non-flammable light source.

Chautauqua Opportunities Named Head Start Named Center of Excellence

Dunkirk, N.Y. -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, has recognized Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.’s Head Start program as a "Center of Excellence." This is the first year this award has been designated and Chautauqua County is among the first ten Head Start programs nationwide to ever receive the award.  COI’s Head Start program will receive additional funding over the next five years to expand their current school partnerships and provide outreach to other local and national Head Start and early childhood education programs and deepen its unique evidence-based practices.

Mary Queen of Angels Students Go Pink

On Thursday, October 7th Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School students, faculty and staff all dressed in pink in support of breast cancer awareness. "Typically our students are required to wear uniforms," said Principal, Mrs. MaryAlice Bagwell, "But on this day, we collected donations to dress out of uniform and wear pink. We then took the proceeds and donated them to the Susan B. Komen Fund."