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A message from the MCA School District:

Our administration, faculty, and staff have been meeting virtually over the course of the last few weeks, and we are continuing with plans to provide continuity of education for all of our students. Mount Carmel Area faculty, aides, and support staff will continue to provide Review and Enrichment activities during the closure, and teachers and aides will be available to work with students and answer questions online, via email, and on the phone whenever possible. Please check the District's website and individual teachers' sites for updated information. If anyone does not have access to online resources, paper copies can be made available for you - just contact your Principal, the Special Education Department, or call the school at 570-339-1500 and follow the prompts.

Here are the links to the resources:









Free school lunch & next-day breakfasts will continue Monday, Wednesday, & Friday [at the Elementary School Cafe Entrance]  10:30 - 12:30

And the surrounding communities at the following locations:

Van #1:

  • Marion Heights Fire Co: 10:30-10:45

  • Natalie Fire Co: 10:55-11:10

  • Atlas Gazebo: 11:20-11:35

  • Den-Mar Dr. Menepace's parking lot: 11:45-12:00

Van #2:

  • Locust Gap Playground: 10:30-10:45

  • Kulpmont front of Holy Angels Church: 10:55-11:10

  • Strong playground: 11:20-11:35

  • MC Town Park: 11:45-12:00


Buddy Bag distribution will continue every Friday. The bags will be distributed at the main entrance of the JSHS and at the West End Fire Co. in Kulpmont from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Please continue to stay safe during these dangerous times. Translation: PLEASE STAY HOME!!!

Take care everyone, and have a great evening!  Mr. Stellar


                      Mount Carmel Area Food Pantry

            Emergency Food


Call Jake Betz 570-339-3450, Option 7 to schedule an appointment. (You MUST include Option 7 to call and leave message)












Mount Carmel Area

Diaper Bank

Free diapers

available by appointment.

Call Jake Betz at 570-339-3450

Option 7





Free Internet Service

Free WiFi Outside of the Mount Carmel Area Public Library

The Mount Carmel Area Public Library is providing free WiFi Access outside of the Library building extending wireless access in a safe accessible environment while ensuring the networks we extend are secure:

People driving and parking in front of the library may use the WiFi

 People may sit outside the front of the library may use the WiFi,

for your safety please observe social distancing directive


For students, parents, and staff members in the Mount Carmel Area School District:

Breaking News: Service Electric Cablevision is now providing FREE INTERNET SERVICE for 90 days to all students & teachers who do not already subscribe to SECV Internet. Call SECV at 877-955-7328 for more details.

A reminder to all students and parents - please continue to check our District website for links to our faculty's Google Classroom pages, and to other academic resources. Teachers and aides are available to work with students during the school day. Here are the links:

Paper packets are available to those students with connectivity issues. Email your building Principal or call the school at 570-339-1500 and follow the prompts.

MCAES teachers have put together a resource page that includes paper packets for each grade level for students to complete at home:

All material is review. Packets will not be collected. Packets can be picked up at free lunch pick up daily from 10:30-12:30. If you have any questions, please email your student’s teacher.




Thank you to the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way  sponsoring of cloth mask giveaway 




Mount Carmel Area Public Library is in the Pottsville Library District

We have a new online reading challenge for you to join!

We are using a new software package called Beanstack



No Library card needed! It only takes about 3 minutes to register your entire family, and Beanstack sorts everyone into the correct program.

There is a mobile app which lets you scan ISBN numbers to input titles and authors if you want to keep track of which books you’ve read. You can also use the mobile app’s timer feature to automatically input your minutes.


Do you remember when our notices only noted the following?

New Library Evening Hours

Wednesdays, 5:00 to 8:00 PM

December 2019

December 6th ~ 29th, Friday, Saturday, Sunday ~Trainland, Clover Hose Co. 6th & Oak St. Mt. Carmel

6:30 PM~9:00 PM

December 7 ~Ashland Old Fashion Christmas 10:00AM~8:00 PM

December 8 ~Eddy Ray Magic Show 2:00 PM

at the Mt. Carmel Area High School Auditorium,

$8.00/adult ~childen free with coupons available at the library 

Sponsored by St. Pauline Center

December 13 evening ~Holiday Movie Fest 

at Mt. Carmel Area High School~ Three Great Holiday Movies running at once! 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM. 

$3.00 donation benefits the MCA Reading Club

December 14 ~Mount Carmel Christmas on Oak

10:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM

Every Child that stops in the Library will receive a free book and a treat! 9:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM

Stop by and look at our decorated Holiday windows!

Trainland open 10:00 AM~2:00 PM & 6:30 PM~9:00 PM

December 15 ~Drawing of Girls Mischief 18 inch bicycle, 

get your tickets 1 for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00 Now at the Library!

December 17 ~Santa's Sleigh at the Mount Carmel Town Park Gazebo at 6:00 PM 

Sponsored by Mt. Carmel & Shamokin Rotary Club

November 2019

Pumpkin Fest is on at the Mount Carmel Area Public Library Garden 🎃🎃🎃 Come and visit any time!!! Over 100 decorated and carved pumpkins to see!!! Pumpkins will be lit in the evenings as weather permits.

Fund Drive Letter will be delivered by friends of the Library to your door.  Their hard work will save the Library hundreds of dollars in postage.  Thank you for your support!


Library Board Meetings - Last Monday of each month @ 7pm


Knitting Group - Every Tuesday @ 2pm

The Link ~ PA CareerLink mobile career center will visit the Library on  a monthly basis 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM!

*December 6, 2019




You may notice an odd display in the library window. This is our plague doctor. 

Acknowledging the 

significance of the pandemic the world is contending with, we are looking at the history of one of its most significant 

predecessor: the Black Death, Bubonic Plague.

We encourage visitors to view the display, and to take out books related to the topic, to learn something interesting and appreciate the

significance of this moment in the world.
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