POTTSTOWN PA – Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal-Lazan, who grew up in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, will share stories of her experiences Oct. 17 (2012; Wednesday) beginning at 9:30 a.m. as a guest speaker to students in an assembly at Pottsgrove Middle School, North Hanover Street.
Blumenthal-Lazan is co-author of a 1999 book titled “Four Perfect Pebbles, A Holocaust Story;” was the subject of a a 2001 documentary, “Marion’s Triumph;” and in 2010 received honors from her family’s hometown in Germany by having it name a high school for her.
Parents of children at the school may attend the assembly, Principal Bill Ziegler said in an e-mail Tuesday (Oct. 2), by they must make advance reservations by calling the office at 610-326-8243, or by sending an e-mail request to Ziegler at email@example.com . Requests must include the name of the parents’ child. Admitted visitors will be asked to check into the school’s first-floor office on the morning of the event.
Also on the school’s calendar, Ziegler said, for:
- Friday (Oct. 5), is the last day on which interested buyers can place their orders for the Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization fund-raiser involving Mixed Bag Designs. PTO members, during a meeting Tuesday night, learned that sales have been brisk;
- Also Friday, from 7-8:50 p.m., the school will host a dance for students in grades 6-8. Advance sale tickets in school cost $5, and will be $7 at the door. Attendance will be limited to only Pottsgrove Middle School students, Ziegler advised;
- Oct. 11 (Thursday) will be the day for school photo re-takes for those not entirely satisfied with the way pictures turned out the first time, and;
- Oct. 16 (Tuesday) the PTO will be the fund-raising guest of Jake’s Wayback Burgers at the Upland Square Shopping Center. A portion of the restaurant’s night proceeds will benefit PTO activities, and school families are encouraged to enjoy a meal there during the 4-8 p.m. event. As if anyone needed another reason, here’s one: Ziegler and Assistant Principal David Ramage will be in costume and serving patrons.
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