E-Staff Weekly for 10/12/15

"Personalizing Education"

Parent Visitation...Thank you!

Thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our parents during visitation week. It was great to hear all the parents sing praises about your skill set, positive classroom environments, and how much they enjoyed visiting.

It's Budget Time!

It is time to plan for Seylar’s 2015-16 instructional year! Please consider your needs carefully. Inventory your supplies; consider your program, special projects, and contingency needs before requesting items. All classroom art supplies will be ordered from Office Depot. The Elementary Classroom Art Supplies Bid Lists have been discontinued per the business department.

New this year is grade level/department budgets were created based on a “cost per pupil” formula. The amount this year is $6 per student for all general supplies. When multiplied by the estimated enrollment number for the next school year, your total grade level/department budget is produced. The purpose for this change is to create equitable funding for all students in our school. Please remember the following:

  • Login to Office Depot to see the discounted rates. If you don’t have a login, please contact the main office.
  • Print your shopping cart, when you have completed your ordering for the 2015-16 school year. Your name should be on the shopping cart order print out. Add the print out to your binder.
  • If you would like to order some specialized supplies/equipment from another vendor, please use the requisition forms found in your binder.

Your budget binder will be distributed to you on Monday, 10/12. The budget binder is due back to Tina Hulshizer no later than Monday, October 26.

Student Work in Hallways

· This is a just a friendly reminder that student work displayed in the hallways for every classroom, should convey what the students are currently learning or recently learned in a given subject area. You are also permitted to display holiday/seasonal art projects too. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Heat for the Building

The boilers will be turned on October 15th to supply heat to the classrooms if needed.

Nearpod PLC Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 4pm


Bring device

Life in Space - Franklin Institute Assembly - Grades KDG, 1, 2

Friday, Oct. 16th, 9:30am


We will begin calling classrooms at 9:15 starting with Grade 2.

Life in Space - Franklin Institute Assembly - Grades 3, 4, 5

Friday, Oct. 16th, 2pm


We will begin calling classrooms at 1:50 starting with Grade 5.

Family Fun Night - Tabora Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 6:30pm

1104 Upper Stump Road

Chalfont, PA

PCEF Grant Applications Due

PCEF Grant Applications are due October 23rd. Please submit all paperwork to the curriculum office as soon as possible. Please contact the mail office if you need an application.

1st Marking Period Report Card Timeline

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Conference Schedule Using Sign-Up Genius

Each classroom is required to create a Sign Up Genius schedule for Fall Conferences. Each link will be emailed to Tina by Wednesday, Nov. 4th.

The main office will email these links to your parents via Blackboard Connect. DO NOT email the Sign-Up Genius link to your parents.

Happy Birthday to You!

Cathy Cush - October 12

Donna Costigan - October 18

Kendall Jones - October 29

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!

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M. M. Seylar Elementary School

"Personalizing Education"

Education is a very personal thing. We at Seylar believe that every child has the right to achieve their highest potential and for them to be inspired, to dream, to be excited, and to have pride within themselves and for their school community. Our mission is to combine these beliefs with your child’s innate passions and love for learning to bring together a mind’s on approach, where students are engaged, challenged, and supported so they can achieve their personal best.