Stafford Schools Monthly Newsletter

March 2023

Superintendent's Message

The school year is flying by and I know we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. We are looking forward to a month full of fun activities and plenty of opportunities to learn!

We kicked off the month with Read Across America Day on March 2, 2023 and also celebrated the great Dr. Seuss. Literacy is crucial for achieving academic excellence, speech skills, communication skills, mastery of language, logical thinking skills, and concentration

Please support our PTO by attending our Stafford Township School District Staff vs. Stafford Township Police Department Basketball Game on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 6:00PM at the Southern Regional 11/12 Gym. The doors open at 5:30pm and tickets are available at the door for $5. We hope to see you there for the big game!

We will end the month with a great event to support our Stafford Township School District staff members. On March 30, 2023 at 7PM, a Staff Supporting Staff event will be held at The Mainland. Tickets for this fun event can be purchased here and the proceeds will go directly to our staff members in need!


George J. Chidiac

Superintendent of Schools



February was filled with friendship and fun! We were excited to hear Punxsutawney Phil did

see his shadow on Groundhog’s Day, as we are hoping for snow. The February calendar was

packed with fun days. We celebrated our 90th day of school by “dressing like the 1990s” and the 100th day of school by dressing “old” or representing the number 100. On the 101st day, the students dressed as the 101 Dalmatians. Friendships were recognized on Valentine’s Day with students interacting with their peers. We wrapped up February with our biggest event, Seussville Night. Students and their families came to see Oxycocus transformed into Seussville with art projects from preschool students throughout the district and other amazing attractions such as the STPD bringing the Grinch and Blake the Therapy Dog! It was a wonderful event for all! For a short month, we were busy at Oxycocus!


This month at the PLC we celebrated the 100th day of school! It was an amazing day. Special thank you to Ms. Falk for organizing "Wear Red for Heart Day" on February 3rd! We also want to thank the PTO for organizing our amazing book fair! It was a great month at the Primary Learning Center.


February at Ocean Acres started off with the students learning about Groundhog’s Day. The entire month of February focused on being heart-healthy and kind via our Kid's Heart Challenge. Cupid arrived just in time for our Valentine’s Day celebrations. The staff had an in-service day that offered a wealth of PD experiences. The 100th day of school was also celebrated with many students and staff dressing like they were 100 years old! The month ended with an amazing week of events created by Mrs. Reilly, Mrs. Nadeau, Mrs. Pandolpho, and Ms. Perry that focused on Dr. Seuss activities.


February started off with McKinley students participating in the Gift of Kindness Challenge.

Classes from McKinley performed random acts of kindness for students at the Intermediate

School as well as for staff here at McKinley. Students and staff also participated in a fundraiser spearheaded by fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Stivala, for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where they decorated hearts with drawings and hung them all over the school

for everyone to read and enjoy. These beautiful hearts raised money for the Cardiac Intensive

Care Unit at CHOP. The annual PTO book fair took place in the STAC lobby at the end of the

month. The wide assortment of books and gadgets gave the students a chance to shop and to share their favorite books with their friends. The entire fourth grade is looking forward to March when they will be traveling to Philadelphia to visit the Franklin Institute for the 4th grade class trip while the entire school is looking forward to two assemblies that will be taking place. March will certainly be coming in like a lion at McKinley!


Tomorrow's Teachers visited our school in February. Students from Southern Regional that are aspiring to become teachers observe classroom teachers to get a glimpse into the day of an elementary school teacher. One of our students won a raffle that allowed him to receive a ride to school from Chief Dellane, STPD Police Chief. He had a motorcycle escort for him and a friend. Chief Dellane escorted them all the way to their homeroom. Our Professional Development Day was a big success. We received lots of positive feedback from staff on the informative topics that were available. Our Esports team finished the winter season undefeated and will move onto the playoffs.