By the Way: News from United Way of Lebanon County (June 2019)

By the Way...

Donate School Supplies for Children in Need, and Help Stuff the Bus on July 29 at Mondays Market.

Avoid the "Summer Slide" and Keep Your Kids Engaged at Your Local Library's Summer Learning Program.

School Starts on August 26; Have You Registered Your Kindergartner? 

Applications are Now Being Accepted for Community Schools Site Coordinators 

Community Corner: News and Updates from Lebanon County Community-Benefiting Organizations

Stuff the Bus on July 29 to Help Lebanon County Children

Last year, our "Stuff the Bus" collection was able to help over 600 Lebanon County students get the school supplies they needed to start their school year. This year, join us at Mondays Market at the YMCA on July 29 to stuff the bus again, and help our neighbors in need start off the 2019-2020 school year on the right foot. Bring your donations, shop local at the market*, and enjoy music, games, and more! 

School Supplies Needed: 
  • Backpacks - HIGH DEMAND (new or gently used accepted)
  • 2-pocket folders
  • 3-ring binders
  • Calculators
  • Crayons
  • Ear Buds
  • Erasers
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pencil boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pens
  • Planners
  • Rulers
  • Safety scissors
  • Spiral notebooks
Interested in Hosting a School Supply Collection to Support Stuff the Bus? 
A collection drive at your business or place of employment is a great way to engage with your colleagues or customers. Click here for a flyer to hang with your box, or reach out to Flame to add your logo for a more customized sign. Donations can be dropped off at the United Way office by 4:30pm on July 26, or bring them to the official event on July 29 and actually stuff the bus! 

How do Children Receive the School Supplies? 
Parents or guardians can register with the Salvation Army on July 23 or 24 between 10am - noon OR 1pm - 3pm. You will need the following documents: 
  • Original birth certificate for each child
  • Proof of guardianship
  • ID with a Lebanon County address

School supplies will be distributed at the same times listed above on August 20 to registered children. 

Questions about Stuff the Bus? Contact  Flame Vo, Director of Marketing & Communications. 

*Mondays Market hours are 3pm - 6pm. 

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Discover a Universe of Stories This Summer at Your Local Library

The theme of this year's Summer Learning Program is "A Universe of Stories." Activities in our local libraries will be taking place based upon the theme to encourage children to keep reading over the summer months and foster a life-long love of learning. Each library has activity sheets, which can earn prizes for participants who complete them. Check out what last year's summer readers said about the program:
  • 89% of children said they learned something new at the library.
  • 84% said they are a better reader after reading through the summer.
  • 87% said they will visit the library during the school year.
  • 97% said the will visit the library next summer. 
Keeping children reading and engaged with learning year-round increases their chance of success throughout their educational career by avoiding the summer slide. United Way is proud to support this program that provides much needed educational opportunities for children and families throughout Lebanon County. Click here to find out more about the Summer Reading Program at your local Lebanon County Library. 
Questions about United Way funded programs or Collective Impact? Contact Brooke Smith, CEO. 

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School Star on August 26 - Is Your Kindergartner Registered? 

With summer having just officially started, it is hard to image that the start of the 2019-2020 school year is less than two months away. If you have not yet registered your kindergartner, be sure to do so as soon as possible. In most cases, deadlines already occurred earlier this year for kindergarten registration. Early registration is crucial in scheduling bus routes, classroom sizes and set-up, etc. Late registration may delay you child's school start date until the registration can be processed and all of the necessarily logistics can be coordinated. 
717-867-7600 ext. 5006

New students are registered at the District Office. Summer hours are 7am - 3:30pm, Monday - Thursday. Click here for the enrollment documents. Additional required documents for registration are as follows
  • Proof of your child's age
  • Immunizations required by law
  • Proof of residency
  • Photo identification 
Click here for more information about what will be accepted to fulfill the requirements.
Parents or guardians of children who will be five (5) BEFORE September 1 can click here to begin the registration process online. Once the online enrollment process is complete, you and your child will meet with school personnel to review the online enrollment and health papers. You will need the following for this appointment: 
  • Your child's immunization record
  • Your child's birth certificate
  • Proof of residency (bring one of the following: Deed, Lease Agreement, Mortgage Statement or Property Tax Statement)
  • Custody order, CLSD-approved guardianship form, CLSD-approved shared housing form, if applicable. NOTE: Cornwall-Lebanon School District Guardianship Affidavits and Shared Housing Affidavits can be picked up at the District office and must be approved PRIOR to your Final Registration appointment.
  • Physical Exam
  • Dental Exam
  • Your child!
717-866-7117 (District Office) | 610-589-2575 (Fort Zeller Elementary) | 717-866-2624 (Jackson Elementary)
A student is eligible to begin kindergarten if he or she will be five (5) years old on or before September 1 of the school year they will be attending. Registration packets can be downloaded here or picked up at the schools or district office. In addition to the registration forms, the following supporting documents that are required include: 
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency - Acceptable Forms:  Deed/Lease Agreement, Utility/Credit Card Bill, Property Tax Bill, Check Stub (Driver's License is NOT ACCEPTABLE)
Click here to register your child online and to schedule your appointment. When you come in for your appointment, you MUST bring a photo ID and the following documents:
Summer registration hours are 7am - 4pm, Monday through Thursday. It is recommended that you call or email to schedule an appointment. Only parents or court appoint guardians living within the School District may enroll a student, and it is mandatory to complete the enrollment process in person at the at the child accounting/business office located in the rear of Lickdale Elementary School. Click here for new student registration information. 
At registration you will need to complete a registration enrollment packet which includes:
  • Northern Lebanon School District Information Form
  • Health History Form
  • Home Language Survey
  • Release of Information
  • Parental Registration Statement (formerly PA Act 26 Affidavit)
Required Documentation - your student will not be registered to start school until the following documentation is received:
  • Proof of child's age: (Children eligible for kindergarten must be five (5) years old before September 1) Any of the following constitutes acceptable documentation: birth certificate, baptismal certificate; copy of record of baptism-notarized or certified and showing the date of birth; notarized statement from the parents or a relative indicating the date of birth; a valid passport; a prior school record indicating the date of birth.
  • Record of Immunizations - required by law: Immunization record, a written statement from a medical office that the required immunizations have been administered, or verbal assurances from the medical office that the required immunizations have been completed, with records to follow.
  • Proof of Residency: Acceptable documentation preferred is a copy of the lease, deed, or settlement agreement and valid driver's license with the same address. However if you do not have a copy of the above mentioned items the NLSD will accept a property tax bill, vehicle registration, DOT identification card, or military housing letter.
Click here to register your child online and schedule your registration appointment. For kindergarten registration: 
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record (your personal record or your physicians' record) 
  • Two Proofs of Residency (driver's license with address, rental agreement, real estate documents, current utility bill with name and address)
  • Please note...
    • You are not required to bring your child to this appointment.
    • School Administration will contact you to conduct any additional screenings if necessary. 
Questions about kindergarten or new student registration? Contact your local school district. 

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Applications are Being Accepted for Community Schools Site Coordinators

United Way's county-wide Community Schools initiative will be starting this upcoming school year in Northwest Elementary and Lebanon Middle Schools. Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families in Lebanon? Site coordinators will play a key role in building our first community schools in the county. Click here for more information about the position requirements and how to apply.
Questions about Community Schools? Contact Sugra Bibi, Director of Community Impact. 


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Community Corner: News & Updates from Lebaon County Community-Benefiting Organizations

Troy Williams Resigns as Executive Director of LCCM

After 14 ½ years at the helm of Lebanon County Christian Ministries, executive director, Troy Williams has submitted his resignation to pursue his passion and become the senior pastor of Calvary Church. During his tenure, LCCM expanded its food outreach ministries to fourteen sites throughout Lebanon County and added free noon meal sites in Palmyra, Schaefferstown, and Newmanstown. Under Williams' leadership, LCCM was twice named the Non-Profit of the Year by the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and 2018 for its work in the community and dedication to serving those in need. Everyone associated with LCCM; including its staff, volunteers, and supporters are grateful for Troy's leadership and wish him continued success in his next chapter of life.
A search committee has been formed by LCCM's Board of Directors. Interested candidates for the executive director position at LCCM can email a cover letter and resume to or mail them to: LCCM, Attention Search Committee, 250 S. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Jubilee Ministries is Hiring
Jubilee ministries is currently seeking team members for the following open positions:
  • Thrift Store Supervisor (FT - Annville)
  • Warehouse Associate (FT - Lebanon)
  • Local Pick-up & Delivery Driver (FT - Lebanon)
  • Cashier (PT - Lebanon) 
For more information, visit
Do you have news to share with Lebanon County? Send it to Flame Vo, Director of Marketing & Communications. Submitting your news item does not guarantee it will be shared. No fundraising or for profit news/events will be considered. 

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Questions or comments about our newsletter? Contact Flame Vo, Director of Marketing & Communications.