Friday, September 14, 2012

Free English Classes

The Upper Darby School District is offering Adult English as a Second Language classes.

Choose from two locations to fit your schedule.

Registration will be held on the first day of class.  All participants must be at least 18 years of age.  Classes run from September 17, 2012 until November 29, 2012.  For additional information, please call 610-622-7000 x 2213.

Class Schedule:

Upper Darby High School
601 N. Lansdowne Ave
Multi-Level ESL Classes
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration is Monday, September 17, 2012
Accessible by the 101/102 Trolleys, 111 or 115 bus

Bywood Elementary School
330 Avon Road
Multi-Level ESL Class
Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration is Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Accessible by the 101/102 trolleys

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Clear The Air

No Smoking Cigarattes

Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

Crozer-Keystone Health System & ChesPenn Health Services will be hosting a FREE 6-session program led by experts who understand why you smoke.  The program uses a positive behavioral change approach that teaches you how to become a nonsmoker for good!

Free nicotine replacement therapy is available to those who qualify.

For more information or to register call CKHS Community Health Education at 610-447-6009.  Additional resources are available at

Classes will be held at The Municipal Branch Library beginning Thursday September 27th at 5PM.  Call the number above for additional classes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Upper Darby School District ELL Services Fair

All residents are invited to the Second Annual Upper Darby School District ELL Service Fair.

On Saturday, September 15 from 10AM to 1 PM, families of the English Language Learning Community will have an opportunity to learn about programs and resources available to them in the Upper Darby School District.  Exhibitors include representatives from Crozer Keystone Health System, The Upper Darby Police Department, The Upper Darby Township Welcome Center and many more!

This is a day of information, food, and FUN!

The fair will be held in The Beverly Hills Middle School.

Save The Date! Upper Darby Events

Mark your calenders for the following events:

Citizen Police Academy. September 18, 2012
A seven week program for residents to learn about the Upper Darby Police Department.
Contact Captain David Madonna at 610-734-7791 or email for additional details.

Shred It Day. September 22, 2012
Held at Upper Darby High School, this event is designed for residents to have a secure place to shed bulk papers. Paper only, no plastic binders. 9:00AM to 1:00PM

National Drug Take Back Day September 29, 2012
This event is a great way to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  Held at Upper Darby High School from 10AM to 2PM.

Fire Prevention Parade & Demonstration October 7, 2012
Follow the parade from Drexel Hill Middle School to Aronimink Elementary School then join in festivities to learn about fire safety!

Community Day. October 13, 2012
Partners from the community are available for a day of fun and information.  Held at Upper Darby High School from 10AM to 2PM.

Annual Rabies Inoculation Clinic. October 23, 2012
Bring your pet for their rabies shot.  Held at the Municipal Building, 100 Garrett Road.  9:00AM to 11:00AM.

Youth Reality Tour (Drug Awareness). October 21, 2012
Children in grades fifth and up along with their parents can learn the consequences of drug use.  This powerful presentation will be held at The Primos Library Branch.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. December 5, 2012
Join Upper Darby Township at The Municipal Building for a celebration of the start of the holiday season.  6:45PM

Upper Darby Town Hall Meetings


Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie has scheduled Town Hall meetings throughout Upper Darby Township.

He has already held a meeting on September 10, 2012 at the Upper Darby Senior Center on Watkins Avenue.

The remainder of meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, September 18, Highland Park Elementary
Tuesday, September 25, Drexel Hill Middle School
Tuesday, October 2, Aronimink Elementary School
Monday, October 8, Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Company
Tuesday, October 16 Westbrook Park Elementary.

All meetings begin at 6:45 PM.

For additional information, visit

Friday, September 7, 2012

Let your child have a BLAST!

Some facts (source):

  • In America today, 1 in 4 youth --14.3 million children, among them are more than 40,000 kindergartners --are alone and unsupervised after school (America After 3 p.m., May 2004).
  • Between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. juveniles are at the highest risk of violence. 
  • Teens who do not participate in after school programs are nearly three times more likely to skip classes than teens who do participate. They are also three times more likely to use marijuana or other drugs, and they are more likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual activity. (YMCA of the USA, March 2001). 
  •  The hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex. (Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2002). 
  •  The most common activity for children after school is watching television - on average 23 hours a week. (A.C. Nielsen and Company, 1992. 
  • Students who spend no time in extracurricular activities are 49% more likely to have used drugs and 37% more likely to have become teen parents compared to students who spend one to four hours per week in extracurricular activities. (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Adolescent Time Use, Risky Behavior and Outcomes: An analysis of National Data, 1995). 
  • Teens who do not participate in after school programs are three times as likely to skip classes during the school day and participate in the use of marijuana. 
  • Students in quality after school programs have better academic performance, behavior, school attendance, and greater expectations for the future (U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, 2000). 
  • After school programs have the power to reduce crime, increase safety, bring neighbors together, and foster community pride and ownership. Programs help youth succeed in providing academic support and the chance to form meaningful relationships with adults of their community by encouraging them to get involved in the neighborhood through service projects.
Don't let your child become a statistic.  Join the Upper Darby Community Outreach Corporation for another year of the after school program After School Blast.  

This isn't your typical after school program.  Children who attend will receive homework help, club activities, daily snacks, participate in service projects, have game time, go on field trips and much more.  This program is also aligned with the Upper Darby School District Curriculum.  

This Monday-Friday program is held at Christ Lutheran Church, 7240 Walnut Street, Upper Darby, PA. Blast has service available (at no additional cost) on in-service days and early-dismissal days.  

Space is limited, call 610-352-7037 to register your child TODAY.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


The Delaware County Citizen Corps will be handing out emergency preparedness materials to the public this weekend at the following locations and we are looking for some more hands to help.

Friday 9/7: 69th Street Terminal from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. .

Saturday 9/8: Ridly Home Depot from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; Upper Darby Home Depot from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm; Marple Home Depot from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; Concord Home Depot from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Please e-mail Ed Kline at if you can attend. Other events are scheduled including a FREE MRC Oriantation on September 17th and a FREE Personal Emerency Preparedness Training on September 26th. For more information or to register please contact Ed Kline at or by calling 610-892-8134. Thank you for your assistance!!!
Saturday evening 9/8: Concord Twp Community Day 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Fireworks are at dusk if anyone wants to stay longer!!!

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