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December 19, 2018 Cranberry Living

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Holiday party set at Mars Middle School

ADAMS TWP — Mars Middle School’s Friends of Rachel Club will sponsor a holiday party from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Cost is $2. Activities will include a showing of the movie “Elf,” an ice cream bar and refreshments.

The district will have a two-hour early dismissal at all schools that day. Dismissal time at Mars Middle School will be at 12:24 p.m.

Parents are required to pick up all students attending the party by no later than 3 p.m.

Friends of Rachel event attended

ADAMS TWP — Several members of Mars High School’s Friends of Rachel Club attended the Western Pennsylvania Regional FOR Club Program on Dec. 10 at World Vision — Pittsburgh in Sewickley

The event brought together students from several local school districts to share ideas for fostering a permanent culture of kindness and compassion on their campus.

The FOR Club is an extension of the “Rachel’s Challenge” program, which is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy. The program works to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion and, in turn, to promote a safer, more connected school community.

Holiday parties slated at schools

ADAMS TWP — Mars School District’s elementary schools will hold holiday parties as follows:

- Mars Centennial School — Dec. 19, fifth grade, 1 to 2 p.m.; sixth grade, 2:10 to 3:10 p.m.

- Mars Primary Center — Thursday, AM kindergarten, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; PM kindergarten and first grade, 2 to 3 p.m.

- Mars Elementary School — Friday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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