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Maryvale to hold lottery for free half-day prekindergarten program


Parents in the Maryvale Union Free School District can now register for the lottery for the district’s free half-day pre-kindergarten program.

Interested parents of a child who will be 4 years old as of Dec. 1, 2016, should contact registrar Elaine Cannon at 631-7460 before May 18. To be eligible for the lottery, the child must be registered in the district.

The lottery will be held on May 18 in the district office.

Maryvale uses state and local funds to pay for the program, which provides seven free half-day classes per day for 4-year-olds. There are three full-time preschool teachers at Maryvale Primary School providing comprehensive educational program for Maryvale children, as well as a class located in a community organization for children who need daycare for the remaining part of the day.

Morning and afternoon classes are available.

This week:

• The Town Board meets for a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

• The John F. Kennedy high school pool is scheduled to reopen Tuesday after it was shut down for maintenance during spring break.

• Cheektowaga-Sloan school district students and their families are invited to have dinner with Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang on Friday during a special dinner and a movie night.

Dinner is at 6 p.m. and The Peanuts Movie will be shown on the screen at 7 p.m.

The cost of the dinner, which consists of a hot dog, chips and a drink is $2; the movie is $2 for an individual donation; $5 per family.

Friday’s event at John F. Kennedy high school’s Greenauer Auditorium, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, is a fundraiser for the JFK Middle School Positive Behavior Interventions and Support committee.

• The Cheektowaga Central School Soccer Boosters will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and Basket Auction to benefit it’s Soccer program from 8 to 11 a.m. Sat, in the High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.