Town of Tonawanda

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District on Monday will test its new internal messaging system for parents, faculty and staff.

The system, called Shoutpoint, will allow the district to communicate important information about emergency events, school closings, weather and lock downs via phone/voicemail, text, email and the online Parent Portal.

Parents are encouraged to update their Parent Portal settings. Directions can be found on the district’s homepage at To create a Parent Portal account, email

Address changes must be made in person at the administration building at 1500 Colvin Boulevard. For questions on how to make a change of address call 871-2090.

Also this week:

• The Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the second-floor conference room.

• Christmas toy donations will be accepted until Monday at collection barrels placed at 18 drop-off locations around the town and village including the municipal building, police station and golf dome. Visit for a full list of drop-off sites.

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the municipal building. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office on the first floor.

• The Town of Tonawanda Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at the municipal building.