PA Distance Learning holds and attends a variety of events throughout the year. Field Trips for current families are held at various locations throughout the state, and we can also be found at different community events as well. Check back often for an updated list of the places you can visit with PA Distance Staff and Families!

October

In-Person Field Trip
Thursday, October 21st:  National Constitution Center
Our visit to the National Constitution Center will start with a special Freedom Rising learning program just for our students and families! We will also have access to all of the exhibits on display as well as Signer’s Hall, the Civil War Exhibit and their newest exhibit, the 19th Amendment Exhibit.

Open House
Thursday, October 21st:  4:30-6:30pm
Attend this event in-person (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh locations) or virtually.

In-Person Field Trip
Friday, October 22nd:  The Country Barn
At The Country Barn we’ll be visiting a real working farm! Venture through their giant 5-acre Corn Maze and Go “hog wild” cheering for your favorite swine at their pig races – the 1st pig show in Lancaster County! Visit their farm animals–they have sheep, goats, chickens, ponies, bunnies and more! Bounce on the giant jump pad and fly down their giant tunnel slide or Combine slide. Race your friends & family around the Pedal Kart track. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Virtual Field Trips
Wednesday, October 13th: Arduino Circuits (Grades 4-12th)
Monday, October 18th: The Great Roper Pumpkin Science Show! (Grades K-6th)
Wednesday, October 27th: The Music of Brazil (Grades K-12th)

Family Fun Night Activities:
Thursday, October 23rd:  Fall-O-Ween
A family friendly party that’s equal parts Fall Festival, Oktoberfest, & Halloween Party!
Saturday, October 28th:  Virtual Movie Night (Grades 7-8th)
Students will receive a bag of microwavable popcorn in the mail to snack on while they enjoy an age-appropriate movie together.

November

Start of Quarter 2
Thursday, November 4th:  Q2

Veterans Day
Thursday, November 11th:  No School

In-Person Field Trips:
Thursday, November 18th: Gettysburg Battlefield
Learn about the causes and consequences of the American Civil War on a two hour bus tour of the battlefields with a licensed tour guide.
Thursday, November 18th: Heinz History Center
Experience the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh. Discover over 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history.

Fall Break
November 24th-26th:  No School

Family Fun Night Activities:
Wednesday, November 10th:  Steele’s Brushes and Ceramics
Enjoy a fun evening out together, have some snacks and maybe learn a new craft, ability or skill! Along with this, you will get to learn about really cool places in and around your community!
Wednesday, November 17th:  “National Take a Hike Day”
Enjoy an activity, small snack and a guided tour with a Naturalist around Detweiler Park on “National Take a Hike Day.”
Saturday, November 20th:  Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
Indraloka informs, inspires, and empowers the community, especially children, on how to better care for themselves and the environment while helping animals in need.

In-Person Office Hours:
Monday, November 1st: Somerset County Library   9:00 am-11:00 am
Monday, November 1st: Citizens Library of Washington, PA   12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 2nd: Clarion Free Library   10:00 am-11:30 am
Tuesday, November 2nd: Hilton Garden Inn, IUP   1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 2nd: Towanda Public Library   2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday, November 3rd: Green Free Library   10:00 am-1:00 pm
Wednesday, November 3rd: Hughesville Public Library   3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday, November 4th: Schlow Centre Regional Library   9:30 am-12:30 pm
Thursday, November 4th: Altoona Area Public Library   2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday, November 4th: Dimmick Memorial Library   3:00 pm-5:30 pm
Friday, November 5th: Osterhout Free Library   11:00 am-1:00 pm
Monday, November 15th: Erie County Public Library – Edinboro   9:00 am-10:30 am
Monday, November 15th: Oil City Library   11:30 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 16th: Reading Area Community Library   3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday, November 18th: Heinz History Center   10:30 am-1:00 pm
Friday, November 30th: Towanda Public Library   2:00 pm-4:00 pm

CEW Campus & Career Tours:
Tuesday, November 16th:  Reading Community College    1:30pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, November 17th:  Bella Capelli Academy    10:00am-11:30am