• Fort Couch Spirit Night at Panera: Saturday, Oct. 30

    Join us Saturday, Oct. 30 at Panera Galleria to raise some dough for the Fort Couch PTSO. This is an all day fundraiser. 

    Order online at panerabread.com and enter code PRFUND at checkout. You can also bring this flyer or show a digital version to the cashier when ordering at the cafe to ensure your organization gets a portion of the proceeds. 

    Join us for this delicious way to raise funds for our kids!

     

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  • Polling Location Change Ward 1/District 2 AND Ward 4/District 1

    Due to COVID-19 protocols, Baker Elementary School is not able to serve as a polling location for the 2021 November Election (Tues., Nov. 2). The following alternative sites have been designated:

    Ward 1/District 2
    New Location:  USC Township Building/Library
    Training Room A, ground floor by the library entrance
    1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair

    Ward 4/District 1
    New Location:  Boyce Middle School
    1500 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair

     

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  • In-Person Library Classes for Kids & Teens

    In-Person Library Classes for Kids & Teens

    Upper St. Clair Library is happy to announce the return of in-person programming for kids, tweens and teens. Register for small group sessions of library classes and individual library programs for kids of all ages. For all programs, registration is required; masks must be worn by all participants; and class sizes are being kept small to allow for social distancing. Register and view the entire schedule by visiting twpusc.libcal.com.

     

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  • Host families needed for international college students

    Enjoy the lasting experience of sharing American culture with an international student and expose your own school-aged children to other cultures. We are seeking warm and caring host families for international students attending University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. GENEROUS COMPENSATION (up to $750 monthly, depending on program). Host up to 2 students if you have 2 bedrooms available.

    1. You must be approved via home visit.
    2. You must be able to greet the student in the airport.
    3. You must provide a private furnished bedroom and meals for the student.
    4. You must be willing to include student in family activities.
    5. Public transportation from your home to college campus should be less than 1 hour.

    Learn more: www.azhomestay.com

    For more information, contact Elana Foster Kriess at 724.630.8176
    or email pahomestay@hotmail.com.

     

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  • Scout recruitment (gr. 6-12)

    Scouts BSA - Thunderbirds
    * Troop 228 (boys 11-17)
    * Troop 9228 (girls 11-17)
    * Crew 228 (coed 14-20)

    Tuesdays 7-9pm

    Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Rd., 15102
    *Serving Youth in Bethel Park and surrounding communities*

    www.228thunderbirds.com
    228NewMemberCoordinator@gmail.com

    “228 Thunderbirds” and “Scouts BSA Troop 9228” on Facebook

     

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  • Online Computer Programming Club (gr. 5-8): Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 10

    Upper St. Clair Township Library Online Computer Programming Club
     
    Join the coding club organized by student volunteers!
    For students in grades 5-8 
    Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
    Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10
     
     
     
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  • Trunk or Treat: Oct. 30

    New Day Assembly Trunk or Treat
     
    Location: New Day Assembly Church Parking Lot, 701 Circle Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    Saturday October 30th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
    Free admission, Free Candy, Hot Chocolate, Popcorn, More! 
     
    For more information, call 724-941-1661
     
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  • Low-income families still have time to sign up for advance child tax credit payments

    Low-income families still have time to sign up for advance child tax credit payments

    It's not too late for low-income families to sign up for advance child tax credit payments.

    The IRS urges anyone who normally isn't required to file a tax return to explore the tools available on IRS.gov. The Eligibility Assistant can help determine eligibility for the advance child tax credit. The Non-filer Sign-up tool can help people file a simplified tax return to sign up for these payments. Some non-filers may also be eligible for the $1,400 per person Economic Impact Payments and the recovery rebate credit. People can get these benefits, even if they don't work, have no income or don’t have a permanent address.

    For these families, each advance CTC payment is up to $300 per month for each qualifying child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child ages 6 through 17.

    Payments are generally issued on the 15th of each month through December 2021.

    Here are more details and information about how to get the payments:

    • The IRS sends advance child tax credit payments to eligible families who filed a 2019 or 2020 income tax return. This includes people who successfully use the Non-filer Sign-up tool for advance CTC, available only on IRS.gov. People can access the Non-filer Sign-up tool or the step-by-step guide for using it on IRS.gov.

    • Aside from filing a simplified return from the Non-filer Sign-up tool, families don't have to do anything else if they are eligible to receive monthly payments.

    • The Non-filer Sign-up tool is available until October 15, 2021. Using the tool by 11:59 p.m. ET on any month’s deadline will apply to the next month’s payment.
     
    • Families who receive their first monthly payment in any month after July will still receive their total advance payment for the year. This means that the total payment will be spread over fewer months, rather than six months, making each monthly payment larger.
     
    • The IRS encourages people to request payments by direct deposit, which is faster and more secure than other payment methods. People who don't have a bank account should visit the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation website for details on opening an account online. They can also use the FDIC's BankFind tool to locate an FDIC-insured bank.

    • Finally, BankOnAmerican Bankers AssociationIndependent Community Bankers of America and National Credit Union Administration have lists of banks and credit unions that can open an account online. Veterans can see the Veterans Benefits Banking Program for financial services at participating banks.

     

     

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  • Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program - Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Nine out of 10 CHIP parents report satisfaction with their child’s health plan, and 96% received an appointment for check-ups and vaccinations as soon as they wanted.

    There are a lot of reasons kids might not have health insurance - maybe their parents lost a job, don't have health insurance at work or maybe it just costs too much. Whatever the reason, CHIP may be able to help. All families need to do is apply today.

     

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  • Allegheny County Health Department: COVID Vaccine

    All Pennsylvania residents who are 12 and older are currently eligible for vaccination. The Allegheny County Health Department is currently offering the Janssen/J&J (ages 18 and older), Moderna (ages 18 and older), and Pfizer (ages 12 and older) vaccine at locations throughout the county. Learn more about the vaccine with facts sheets from the US Food and Drug Administration for recipients and caregivers:


    Allegheny County Vaccine Registration Site

    Visitors to the site can schedule first or second doses and reschedule or cancel their appointment. 

    Individuals may also call PA 2-1-1 Southwest, powered by United Way, from 9 AM to 7 PM daily for assistance in making first and second dose appointments.

    Vaccine Provider Map 

    Allegheny County has created a public map of active COVID-19 vaccination locations. This map contains information about pharmacies and ongoing vaccination sites, as well as temporary vaccination events for the public. Each location includes information about the type of vaccine available and how to register. More locations will be added as they are developed. 

    COVID Vaccine Provider (arcgis.com)

     

     

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  • Allegheny County Health Department: COVID-19 Testing

    Testing is critical to slowing the spread of the virus. Testing leads to identification of cases, treatment for those testing positive, and immediate isolation to prevent spread. It also provides a bigger picture on how mitigation efforts are working and help investigators monitor the prevalence, spread and contagiousness of the disease. The Health Department provides testing at no cost through community partners and Curative, Inc., a California company that the county has worked with since May 2020. Insurance is not required; however, if you have insurance that will cover the cost of the test, your insurance will be billed.  

    Through collaborative efforts, residents have access to a variety of options for testing including community-based testing, walk-up van testing, testing at the Federally Qualified Health Centers, and a McKeesport Drive-Thru test site. You can find a place to get tested using the Testing Site Locator Map.

    For more information, visit the Allegheny County Health Department's website.

     

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  • Comcast offers Internet access to low-income families for $9.95/month

    Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. 

    Internet Essentials Includes:

    * 10 Mbps Internet service for just $9.95 a month + tax
    * No activation fees and no equipment rental fees
    * Option to purchase a computer for just $149.99 + tax
    * Access to free Internet training online, in print and in person
    * A wireless gateway, delivering in-home WiFi at no additional cost

    For additional information about Internet Essentials, including program eligibility criteria, please visit www.internetessentials.com.

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