Eagleville Elementary-Eagles Nest
Dr. Harmer Principal 3/11/22
Dr. Harmer Message-PSSA Online Information and Request
The 2022 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will be administered to all students in Grades 3 through 8 this spring. New this year, students will be completing the assessments online. Students will need to bring their fully charged, district-issued Chromebook and charger to school each day of testing. Please click here for more information including test dates. Please keep in mind that the results from the state tests allow us to gain valuable information related to programs, supports and resources within the district. We appreciate your support of these efforts for the benefit of our school community.
On Thursday, March 17, we request that all students in grades 3-8 bring their district issued Chromebook and charger to school. We will use this opportunity to ensure all students devices are working properly and able to access the PSSA testing site.
March is National Youth Art Month
March is Youth Art Month! The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. The Council for Art Education administers the program at the national level. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including: Problem solving, Creativity, Observation and Communication.
Please enjoy the Methacton School District presentation to celebrate Youth Art Month!
First grade students collaborate to measure classroom items using non-standard units of measurement such as paper clips and popsicle sticks.
Our Monday Morning Math 24 Club in Action!
Students in first grade partner read or are on RAZ Kids reading independently while the teacher meets with guided reading groups.
4L students presenting on the planet they were researching for Science
Students in 3W recorded themselves reading their poems and you can access the video with a device that reads QR codes, how cool!
We worked on the different structures author's use to write a book. For every structure connection students got to put another topping on their pizza.
Parent Engagement Sessions on Social-Emotional Wellness
Join motivational speaker and educational consultant, Thom Stecher, for this engaging and meaningful Zoom series!
March 23 | 7-8PM | Social Emotional Wellness
April 6 | 7-8PM | Maintain Healthy Relationships
April 27 | 7-8PM | Building A Community
Home and School Family Ice Skating Night 3/27/22 4-5:30 PM
Help Support Methacton's Backpack Program
Please support Methacton’s Backpack Program which provides food items to students in need, over the weekend. Please see the Amazon list below, which lists the items that are in need, and if you would like these items can be shipped directly to our school.
We thank you for your ongoing support.
Substitute teacher pay raise! Join our team!
Methacton School District & STS (The Sub Service) have partnered to provide a $150 per week PAY RAISE to substitute teachers who commit to five days a week!
Join a passionate team of educators and pursue a rewarding career path all while impacting the lives of children in an exemplary learning environment!
STS provides all necessary training and resources to support a successful partnership.
APPLY TODAY!: https://help.thesubservice.com/methacton-open-positions
PSSA Information/Dates-3rd and 4th Grade Families
Standards Based Grading
The Methacton School District uses a standards-based grading system for students in grades K-4. This system helps us more accurately measure students’ mastery of PA Core Academic Standards in all subjects. The elementary report cards have been revised to reflect the changes to the state standards and Methacton’s curricula. The goal of this approach to reporting is to provide parents, students, and teachers with a detailed picture of what students know and are able to demonstrate. The information provided on the report card encourages dialogue about areas of strength and need, and how our students can continue to grow academically.
This article, Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading, explains more about standards-based grading.
As your child’s teacher explained during our Back-to-School night, I CAN statements have been developed to share with you what skills your child is being assessed on and the expectation of mastery for each trimester. The I CAN statements are listed on our MSD Family Center.
Eagleville Child Check / Attendance Reporting: 610-831-5325
Please provide the following information when leaving a message:
o Child's name
o Teacher's name
o Day and date your child will be absent
o Reason for your child's absence
You must call the Attendance line if your child is going to be absent or late and give the reason for the absence.
Volunteers are needed for all of the activities and functions sponsored by Eagleville's Home & School! To get involved, please contact any Executive Board Member or the Committee Chairperson of any activity you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
All volunteers must have obtained their clearances to participate in any capacity.
Please visit https://www.methacton.org/volunteer or see the attached procedures to begin the process.
Treasurer: Tara Ryan-Schill- Eaglevilletreasurer28@gmail.com
Recording Secretary: Chrissy Sirianni - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.comCorresponding Secretary: Noelle Mullen - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com
Student Self-Screening Checklist
Please review the Student Self-Screening Checklist with your student every morning before school. If they have 2 symptoms from the first category OR 1 symptom from the second category please keep them home. Call the Absence line (610) 831- 5325 and report your student absent and symptomatic. Your student should be tested for Covid-19 and results sent to the school nurse. We are requiring a negative test result before your student can return to school. Please call Mrs. Cramer our school nurse for any questions. She can be reached at (610) 489-5000 extension 41206.
Health and Safety Plan
The school district recently adopted an update to the health and safety plan.
Here is the Link for the health and safety plan. Please take the time to read it.
Masks are required inside the building.
Stress can be a good thing to help motivate, like with a performance or meeting a deadline. To keep stress at a manageable level deep breathing is always a great place to start. The oxygen flows to the part of your brain that helps to relax you. By noticing how your body feels, you may choose to add a muscular relaxation exercise, physical exercise or rest. Muscular relaxation is when you tighten and relax your body starting with just your feet, then legs, chest, arms, head and whole body. Try tensing your body as you inhale, and relaxing as you exhale. Doing this slowly before bedtime is a great way to help your children relax to drift off to sleep. Lori Shaw, School Counselor - 610-489-5000 X41207 or LShaw@methacton.org