PoDS Pride Update 12.16.22
Next Week: Boston School Forest Trips Rescheduled for 9th and 10th Grade
Due to the recent snow days, the 9th and 10th grade Boston School Forest trips have been rescheduled to next week.
Monday, 12/19 - 9th graders
Wednesday, 12/21 - 10th graders
A few important notes:
- Students will be gone from school from about 8:45 until about 2:00 each day.
- All students should bring lunch on the day they attend. If you would like the PoDS cafeteria to make a sack lunch, please let Mrs. Woyak know ASAP.
- Students will be spending a good deal of time outside, so it is essential that they bring winter coats, boots, hats, and gloves.
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Bridging Brighter Smiles will be at PoDS next week!
Bridging Brighter Smiles is holding their next dental clinic at Point of Discovery:
Thursday December 22, 2022
It is not too late to enroll if you are not already enrolled! Get your Back to School smiles ready!
As a reminder we accept enrollments for all students 4K-12!
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Professional Dental Services Provided Right at School Include:
- Oral Screening
- Dental Cleaning
- Fluoride Varnish Application
- Dental Sealant Placement
- Silver Diamine Fluoride Application
- Oral Health Education
- Referral Assistance
Forward Health (BadgerCare) Accepted!
(Other Private Dental Insurance Not Accepted)
Funds made available through your FSA/HSA account may be utilized as a form of payment, please check with your carrier for specific terms and conditions.
Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891, or email email@example.com.
Rotary Seeking Host Family
Host family Opportunity
We have a need for a host family beginning mid-January 2023.
Each year the Stevens Point and Greater Portage County Rotary clubs support an
international youth exchange arrangement.
The objective of the program is to promote world peace through social and
cultural understanding. The students are high school age and must attend high
school while in US.
Families are asked to host the student for one semester.
These exchanges help your family understand another culture and lifelong
relationships are established. You will have a native speaker of another language
in your home and an enviable opportunity for your family to learn another
Language skills are developed by the inbound and the hosts in most cases.
By agreeing to be a host family for a Rotary Exchange student, you have agreed to
assume parental responsibility for this young ambassador, to provide shelter and
sustenance, guidance and counsel, and love and support to the child of strangers
who may live thousands of miles from you.
Our inbound students become part of your family and participate with the joys
and chores that every family experience involves.
We do not ask you to do this all on your own. Rotarians in your local community
as well as those of us who serve on the Rotary District Youth Exchange Committee
will do all we can to make this exchange a success. We have RYE officers and
We meet with and provide orientation training to the exchange student upon
their arrival, and we will, throughout the exchange period, be in contact with both
you and your exchange student to answer questions, address concerns, and
Contact with your interest:
John F. Bergin
Rotary Youth Exchange Officer for Stevens Point and Portage County Clubs
Affordable Connectivity Program
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
- This program provides eligible households up to $30 a month off internet bills and a one-time $100 discount off a connected device.
- Visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/getinternet/#_blank to learn more.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the ACP, providing eligible households up to $30 a month off internet bills and a one-time $100 discount off a connected device. The Administration secured commitments from internet service providers across the country to offer high-speed plans that are fully covered -- meaning millions of families can get high-speed internet at no cost. An estimated 40% of households qualify for the ACP, including those with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($55,500 for a family of four) and those participating in certain federal programs (without regard to income). GetInternet.gov is a one-stop shop to check eligibility and sign up. Moreover, the Department released a Back to School ACP Toolkit with a ready-to-use backpack flyer that schools and community partners may use to help students and their families enroll.
Dress Code Reminder!
Please take a minute to review the dress code with your child and remind them to wear school-appropriate clothing while at school. Thank you!
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Point of Discovery School
Location: 1900 West Zinda Drive, Stevens Point, WI, USA
Phone: 715 345 5566