Area briefs

Kindergarten registrations set

• PIQUA — Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year is under way at Piqua City Schools. Parents can register their child at Springcreek Primary School (937-773-6540), Washington Primary School (937-773-8472), or the PCS Board of Education Office (937-773-4321).

• COVINGTON — Covington Elementary will hold its annual kindergarten registration and screening on April 6 and 7 from 8-11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Any child who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2016, is eligible.

Parents are asked to call the elementary office at (937) 473-2252 for a registration/screening appointment. To register your child(ren), it is necessary for parents to bring their child’s certified birth certificate, record of immunizations, social security number, and custodial papers (if applicable).

• PLEASANT HILL — Newton Elementary School has set Friday, April 15, beginning at 8:30 a.m. for kindergarten registration and screening in the high school gym for the 2016-17 school year.

Please call the elementary office as soon as possible to schedule a screening time for your child. Every child needs to have an appointment to be screened.

Parents should bring the following documents when they come for registration: child’s birth certificate, social security number, immunization records, and custody papers (if applicable) as well as completed registration and transportation forms. In order to expedite the registration process, we will be sending out registration packets.

A child must be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2016, to attend kindergarten this fall. If you have a child or know of an eligible child eligible, please contact Newton Elementary at (937) 676-2002.

PHS band going to nationals

PIQUA — The Pride of Piqua Marching Band has received notification that they have been accepted to perform at Grand Nationals, to be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in November. Grand Nationals is a competition featuring 95 bands from all across the country. Bands compete in Prelims on Nov. 10-11, with the highest-scoring bands competing for the national title on Nov. 12. The contest is considered to be the “Super Bowl” of high school competition marching band events.

Be a princess for a day

PIQUA — Girls in grades 1-5 won’t want to miss the opportunity to join Mary Frances Rodriguez at the YWCA for a special etiquette class on Monday, March 14, from 6-7 p.m., when they will learn the basics of etiquette. including accepting an invitation, napkin placement, place settings, graciousness and more.

“I can’t wait to help these young ladies learn these basics in a fun way,” said Rodriguez. “I love entertaining and this will help them know the proper way of doing things,” she added.

Dressing like a princess is suggested, but optional.

Fees are available for members and non-members. Stop at the YWCA, 418 N. Wayne St., or call (937) 773-6626 for more information or to register.