E-Staff Weekly for 5/4/15

Panther P.R.O.U.D.

Thank you!

I want to say thank you for the outstanding job everyone did during the PSSA testing window this school year. It is truly a team effort when it comes to implementing these assessments. It is also a very stressful time for staff and students, so thank you for your continued professionalism.


I would also like to spotlight the "energy" that Missy Kunakorn has had to place into preparing, scheduling, and implementing these tests over a three week period. On behalf of the staff, thank you Missy!

Attendance Completion

PSD is currently sending text messages to all parents whose children are absent from school. Along with this message, we will continue to provide phone calls too. With that being said, it is extremely important that teachers complete their attendance no later than 9:20 AM.

Got Printer Problems....?

Printer problems are not helpdesk. It will require a phone call to Fraser 1-800-422-87599 requesting service. You will need the Fraser number on the side of printer and an explanation of the problem.

Screen Free Day/Week

On May 4-10, children, families, and communities around the world will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.


I will be promoting this an activity that is appropriate at home. However, it might be a good learning opportunity for your classroom to do complete the task for one day.

New Playground Equipment Installed Next Week

Out new playground equipment will be installed Monday-Wednesday of next week!


The blue and yellow pieces will be going on the 1st & 2nd grade playground, the rainbow piece is going on the upper grade playground (where the merry-go-around was located).


Please remind your students stay away from the installers during these days. I will let everyone know when students are able to play on it.

Computer Lab Printing

When printing Pearson’s Education Weekly Tests to the Computer Lab, please check the calendar and make sure there is not a class scheduled at that time.

Board Room Student Work Panels

It’s our month to decorate the board room! Listed below are some guidelines to follow. Your panels are due in the main office before Wednesday, May 6th.



  • We need a total of 20 panels – each classroom teacher should submit 1 panel; we will also use panels of artwork.
  • Please use the craft paper on the rolls to display your students’ work; each panel should be cut to 5 feet 8 inches.
  • When appropriate, please include the grade level/title of project on the panel.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, May 6th, 11:15am

Faculty Room

Thank you for all your hardwork to make our students successful!

Bus Number Change

Bus 71 will now be bus 11 in the AM.

Stage Availability for Talent Show

Just informing you that when scheduling a place for Talent Show Tryouts, please keep in mind that on Mondays and Tuesday mornings the Stage is unavailable. Thank you!

Trade Books/Book Room

In an effort to purchase new/replace worn-out trade book titles for next year, I'm asking all teachers to return any district purchased trade books to Suzanne Cristoforo no later than May 15th. We are creating a list to ensure we have current, relevant, and rigorous books for you to use. In the future, all district purchased trade books should Kept in the book room (AKA Copy Room).


If you are planning to use any of the titles before or after the May 15th, please send an email to Suzanne with the book title along with how many.

Piggy Race & Race for Education Times

This is a quick reminder to make sure your pig is decorated by next Monday. On Monday morning, I’m going to ask all participating classrooms to place their pig on the table located in front of Missy’s office. Additional information is listed below:


  • Your pig should be theme-based (see picture).

  • Create a small tent card that will be placed next to your pig on the table (Include Name, Teacher Name, Grade Level).

  • The Grade Level Pig Races will be held on Wednesday, May 6th during lunches. The winning classroom from each grade level will participate in the final race. The final race will be recorded, uploaded to YouTube and shared via email link at 2PM on Friday. Please show the video to your students according to your schedule for that day.


GRADE LEVEL RACE TIMES:

Grade 3 & Grade 5 at 9:15-10:00 a.m.

AM-KDG & Grade 4 at 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Grade 1 at 11:15-12:00 p.m.

PM-KDG, DVK, Grade 2 at 12:50-1:35 p.m.

Faculty Meeting - May 6th

You MIT self-inventory is due. Please bring your packet to the meeting.

Happy Birthday to You!

BROOKE DRAGO - May 8

JOANNE YOUK - May 13

CHRISTIE EISSLER - May 16

RICK OERTEL - May 16

LIZ WIEGAND - May 19

ALEX YANNARELLA - May 21

FRANK SCAFURO - May 22

SUSAN MCGINTY - May 26

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!