It's a Wrap...Final Flyer!

Arcola, 10/25/21

Dear Arcola Families,

It is with a proud and heavy heart that I say farewell to my Arcola family today. For the past five years, I have thoroughly loved my time here at Arcola. I will be transitioning to a new position within the Methacton School District as the Supervisor of Special Education working collaboratively with all four elementary schools. I am very excited for this new professional growth opportunity and of course am filled with a sense of sadness in leaving the students, staff and families at Arcola.

It has been an incredible pleasure and experience leading a school in the district that I now call home. Arcola Intermediate School is a very special and unique place where people truly work on behalf of all students. The staff is supportive of one another and when you are part of the community you are in it for life! Over the past five years I have watched students benefit from the supports this staff has to offer. It is a most challenging time to be an adolescent and it takes a very special group of people to work with, understand and assist children and families at this turbulent time. These relationships are what matters the most to me and I will always remember working with and getting to know the amazing students and families of this community.

We have been working on a transition plan over the past few months and Mr. Bourdreau is on board as of today! I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this family and look forward to a new journey in this district! Stay safe, stay strong and stay true.

With gratitude and appreciation,

Dr. Amy K. Mangano

Welcome Mr. Bourdreau!

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Michael Bourdreau as the new Principal of Arcola Intermediate School. Prior to joining Methacton, Mr. Bourdreau served as an Assistant Principal and Supervisor of K-12 Gifted Services in Lower Moreland School District for more than 10 years. He has also served as an Assistant Principal in the Brandywine Heights Area School District.

Mr. Bourdreau began his career in education as a middle school language arts teacher, where he spent more than 7 years in the classroom teaching students the art of literacy.

Mr. Bourdreau obtained his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Widener University and earned his Principal Certification from Cabrini College.

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Bourdreau to the Methacton Family.

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Bus Reminders

  • Students are to wear masks on the bus
  • Students are not permitted to be guest riders on any other bus; students must ride the bus they are assigned

Back-Pack Program

The Methacton Backpack program is up and running in each of our buildings and serves district families in need with supplemental food and non-food items. This program helps create food stability for breakfast and lunch when our students are not in school. Weekly, the program sends home a bag of breakfast, lunch, and snack items for the weekend and holiday breaks for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to participate in the Backpack Program. Please contact the school counselor if you would like to register your child for the Backpack program.

In order to continue to sustain the program please consider contributing and donating items to the program. Items can be donated directly to the school or you can place an order through Amazon and ship it directly to our school from the Amazon page.

Please remember to select, “No Weekend Delivery.”

What items can I donate?

Individual Serving Food Items

· Single serving boxes of milk (shelf-stable/not refrigerated)

· Mini cereal boxes

· Canned soup (cans with “pop tops”)

· Oatmeal Packs or cups

· Applesauce and fruit cups

· Chef Boyardee, Hormel, Dint Moore Meals, etc.

· Easy Mac Cups

· Cracker packs

· Sweet snacks: Fruit snacks, pudding, granola bars, individual bags of cookies, etc.

· Salty snacks: pretzel packs, goldfish crackers, popcorn, etc.

· 100% juice boxes