Schweitzer Newsletter April 2023

Important Dates

May 10th-Schweitzer Art Show 6:00-7:30 pm

May 12th-Sunset Challenge 5K at Maple Point (Encouraging Schweitzer students and families to register! Run with Dr. Orlando!)
May 13th-Girls on the Run 5K
May 16th-NO SCHOOL for Students (Election Day & Act 80 Day)
May 29th-DISTRICT CLOSED (Memorial Day)
June 2nd-Schweitzer Field Day
June 14th, 15th, & 16th-Half Days for Elementary Students
June 14th-Schweitzer Kindergarten Celebration (9:30 am)
June 15th-Schweitzer Grade 4 Move-Up Day Ceremony (9:30 am)
June 16th-Last Day of School for Students

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WE NEED YOUR HELP: Teacher Appreciation May 8th thru May 12th!

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We are looking forward to celebrating the hard work of the Albert Schweitzer staff by hosting a breakfast (5/8) and a lunch (5/10) for staff at Schweitzer to say THANK YOU for all they do! Lunch will include catering from our local Wawa, and we're looking for families to send in additional items to make their breakfast and lunch spectacular!! If you can't send in a specific item, monetary donations are being accepted to purchase final items, decorations, etc.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Items can be dropped off up until 5/8/2023 @ 8:30 AM in Schweitzer Office labeled PTO. Monetary donations can be sent in via cash or Venmo. The PTO Venmo is @Albert-SchweitzerPTO.

THANK YOU for your support!


Tomorrow and next week we will wrap up Make-Ups for ELA, Math and Science for our 3rd & 4th grade students. Thank you to families for making sure students are getting a good night's rest, eating breakfast, and coming to school with a FULLY charged Chromebook! Your collaboration in setting your child up for success for assessment days is much appreciated!

Title I News

Title 1 Spring Informational Meeting

Save the Date! 5/23

Schweitzer will be hosting a Title 1 Spring Informational Meeting for parents and families on Tuesday, May 23. Please join us in person at 9:30 a.m. or on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about Title I, see the results of this year's Title 1 Schoolwide Plan, and provide input into next year's Title 1 school plan.

Click here to register!

Title I Schoolwide Planning Committee

We are in need of parent and community member stakeholders for our Title 1 schoolwide planning for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in participating and offering your valuable feedback in how to better serve our K-4 students at Schweitzer, please reach out to Kristen Casile, Title 1 Reading Specialist:

Parent & Family Engagement News is published to keep you up to date and informed about what is happening in our Title I program. This issue provides families with strategies and resources to support learners in both math and reading. The buttons throughout the newsletter are links to articles, activities, and parent resources. Click the Title I Newsletter below for more information.

Albert Schweitzer PTO

PTO Officers for 2021-2022

President-Ashley Smith

Vice President-Katie Doherty

Treasurer-Kate Hennessey

Recording Secretary-Amy Kaminski

Corresponding Secretary-Victoria Barnes Brown

Parliamentarian-Melanie Jackson-Panichelle

May Events:

Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest

Albert Schweitzer Fun Run (School Fundraiser)-May 19th

It’s that time of year again, we are looking for some fresh ideas and new faces for the 2023-2024 Albert Schweitzer PTO Executive Board. We will be opening all positions for this year's vote.

We will be holding a election to fill the available board positions on June 6th at 6:30 pm in the Schweitzer Library. Anyone interested in a position for the next school year please reach out to us by Wednesday, May 24th via email.

Please send name, contact info, student's name, and position you are considering to . The positions available and a description are listed below.

Thank you again,

Amy Kaminski & Katie Doherty

PTO Presidents

Available Albert Schweitzer PTO Board Positions for 2023-2024 School Year:

  • President: Leader and primary contact for the PTO. Preside over all PTO meetings. Coordinate the work of the officers and committees to ensure the PTO’s objectives are being met.
  • Vice President: Assist President with duties and school-wide events/functions
  • Vice President/Fundraising Coordinator: coordinate donations for events and book/sales fundraisers throughout the year
  • Recording Secretary: Keeps record of meeting minutes, PTO membership
  • Corresponding Secretary: takes care of correspondence with PTO members including emails, website, and Facebook page
  • Treasurer: receive all money for the PTO, keep an accurate record of all expenses and income
  • Parliamentarian: ensure all meetings and are handled properly and all rules are followed appropriately.
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Mrs. Moyer's School Counselor Website

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

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Mystery Motivator

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Vanessa Gowen was our most recent Mystery motivator. Congratulations, Vanessa! Above is our Officer & Ambassador crew that visits homerooms with Dr. Orlando to celebrate our lucky winners!

Register for the Sunset Challenge 5K!

Dr. Orlando is looking for Schweitzer students and family that will run with her in the Sunset Challenge 2K/5K! Come join her and Leo the Lion for a healthy way to end the day next Friday, May 12th. If you plan on running, please be sure to email her at so that she knows to look out for you at the race!

Albert Schweitzer Spring Concert

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The Beginner and Advanced Orchestra along with the Band and Chorus performed for parents on Thursday, April 20th in the Carl Sandburg auditorium. Thank you to Mrs. Montalvo for leading the Band and Orchestra along with Mr. Tanicello leading the orchestra and Mr. Stoneback with the Band.

Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest

Students submitted drawings for this year's Field Day T-Shirt contest. Final designs the school will be voting on will be posted Friday, May 5th. The T-Shirt Design winner will be announced on Monday, May 8th. Good Luck!!

Each student and staff member will get a Field Day T-Shirt sponsored by our Albert Schweitzer PTO. This year the shirts will be red vs. blue for a friendly competition!

Bus Driver Appreciation Day!

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With the help of Mr. Gartska, the principal of Neshaminy High School, all the Neshaminy schools worked together to donate money to give all our Neshaminy bus drivers a Neshaminy Transportation mug. Schweitzer students also made handmade 'Thank You' cards for all they do to get our students to and from school safely every day. THANK YOU bus drivers!!

Sweet Treat w/Dr Orlando

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Fiyin Aderemi and his two selected friends finally got to enjoy ice cream with all the toppings and chocolate covered pretzels with the principal. What a treat! Thank you for supporting our school and for participating in our Sweetheart Dance Raffles!

Spirit Stick Sale!

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Girls on the Run

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The Girls on the Run team is gearing up for their practice 5K at Albert Schweitzer on May 10th. They will be finishing off the season with their official 5K race on Saturday, May 13th with the Bucks County Girls on the Run organization. We are proud of these girls and the Schweitzer GOTR coaches. GO TEAM!

Selfie Wall with the Principal

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Students visit Dr. Orlando's office to read or share work they are proud of. These students are the start of the 'Selfie Wall' that will go outside of her office. She encourages students to ask their teacher to share their work!

May Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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Like our Albert Schweitzer Facebook Page

We are working hard to keep our Albert Schweitzer Facebook page updated with lots of photos from school events. Please be sure to visit our site often and 'Like' our page!