• Important News from the Counseling Office!

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    Check back often as information is updated frequently!

    **These resources are simply to make you aware of available events/offerings in the community, and have not necessarily been vetted or recommended by the district**

    SCASD's next Straight Talk session, “Supporting Gender Inclusive Educational Environments” by Samantha King, MSW, MEd, will take place Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m via Zoom.


    During this workshop, King, an education specialist for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender & Sexuality Development Program, will share how schools and communities can create gender inclusive and affirming environments for all individuals. In addition, she will highlight terminology related to gender and discuss gender awareness.


    The Zoom link to watch is: scasd.zoom.us/j/95231052259. There will be no recording of this event. 


    Do you have questions on gender inclusivity in educational environments? Please submit them on the following Google form. As always, you can ask your questions during the session as well. 


    We hope to see you there!

    Ages 10 & Up can join the Youth Service Bureau for Active Mondays!

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    Have items to get rid of or in need of items for your household?

    Consider the Angel Wings Project through the YMCA

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    Mount Nittany Elementary is participating in the You Matter Marathon!
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    The Community Service Federal Work-Study - Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Program is pleased to continue The P.A.W.S. Project!  

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    The P.A.W.S.(Providing Assistance With Schoolwork) Project is a Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Program dedicated to offering “homework help and support” to the children and families of the surrounding communities.  The P.A.W.S. Project employs eligible and qualified Penn State Students to engage remotely with third through eighth grade children to provide individualized homework support in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.  The Community Service Federal Work-Study Office within the Office of Student Aid at The Penn State University – University Park, coordinates the P.A.W.S. Program.  Utilizing Zoom, program staff will review the child’s homework assignments, assessing and strategizing with the child to establish a manageable approach to the child’s homework success.  Throughout the engagement, program staff seek to determine areas of both strength and need and encourage/assist the child to not only complete their assignments, but also to comprehend the topics or concepts more fully.   

    Interested families may schedule a "Homework Help" session utilizing the link below.  Should a family be interested in more information or have any questions, they can email Carla M. Glisan directly or utilize the program's email, nittanylionsread@psu.edu.  

    P.A.W.S. Project -  Booking a Session

    Once a family has booked a session, they will be forwarded a Registration Form via email which must be completed and returned to finalize their child's registration with the program. 

    Please forward any questions or concerns to Carla M. Glisan at cmg102@psu.edu.  We are excited to explore the endless possibilities of how our program can continue to support the children and families of the State College Area School District!  


    Pandemic Support

    • How Do I Get Help? -- Please visit this site and complete the Needs Assessment if you or your family have unmet needs regarding food, transportation, internet, mental health support, counseling, child care, translation services, etc. 
    • How Can I Help?  -- Please complete this Google Form if you're available to provide support, contactless transportation, or donations to SCASD families
    • Community Resources -- Unemployment, DMV, Food Services, Internet, etc
    • Social Work Community Resource Listhow can i support you


    YMCA Food Backpack Program Registration

    Dear MNE Parent/Guardian,

    YMCA of Centre County’s Backpack Program for the 2021-22 school year is getting ready to begin! If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please complete the registration form attached and return to your child's school. The Backpack Program distributes backpacks full of food each Friday to ensure students have enough food to eat over the weekend. Each child participating will receive breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack for both Saturday and Sunday.

    If you have multiple children, please complete a separate application for each child. There is no limit on the number of children per household that can receive a backpack.  A hard copy of the attached registration form is being sent home with students as well.

    We’re very pleased to be able to offer this program as a way to give back and provide much-needed assistance to families in our community. You will not be asked to provide any financial information in order to participate. Additionally, your name and personal information will be kept private and not distributed to any outside agency.

    I look forward to serving your child this school year! If you have any questions, please reach out to me at mcurtis@ymcaocc.org or 814-342-0889.


    Mel Curtis
    Anti-Hunger Program Director, YMCA of Centre Co

    Backpack Registration form.pdf 

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    YMCA of Centre County's Food Distribution Programs


    • Large Food Distribution
    • Fresh Express Distributions
    • Travelin' Table
    • Backpack Weekend Food Program