THE WEDNESDAY MESSAGE!

The Official Weekly of Salford Hills Elementary School

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Holding conferences over the past few days is just a perfect reminder of what a joy it is to be part of our community. Of Salford Hills I'm fond of saying that we all row in the same direction. Never have I been reminded as much as when I reflect on our first trimester and the support we've enjoyed together. And how much we've accomplished because of it.


It is a season of thanksgiving, one that I would be remiss in failing to consider our own Salford Hills community. How lucky are we... and blessed. Thank you for walking side by side in creating a school where children flourish.


In gratitude and respect,

Dave Purnell, Ed.D.

Principal, Salford Hills Elementary School

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Winter Concert Information

Dear Parents and Guardians of Salford Hills Fourth and Fifth Grade Students,


Our winter concert is quickly approaching! The students in band, orchestra, and chorus have been very hard at work preparing beautiful music. Please remember that our “dress rehearsal” (children do NOT come to school in performance attire – regular school clothes are fine) is Monday December 2nd at 2:00PM in the Salford Hills Gymnasium, and our evening concert is Tuesday, December 3rd at 7PM at Souderton Area High School.

Chorus members need to be at the high school promptly by 7:00PM the night of the concert. Chorus members will remain WITH THEIR PARENTS in the auditorium seats until it is time to perform. I will call up each row of chorus members one at a time, and students will walk to the stage from the audience chairs. Please do not sit in the mezzanine if possible. (All coats and accessories remain in their chairs) If students are in more than one group, they should report to the location Mrs. Gribbin disclosed to them at 6:30pm. (Either the Band or Orchestra room) There should be NO students in the hallways unattended. At the conclusion of the concert, students will be dismissed from the stage, or if they are in more than one group, the Band or Orchestra room.


Students should come to the concert dressed in performance attire – Black dress pants or long skirt, black or dark dress shoes (no sneakers or Ugg type boots, please) and solid white tops for all singers. Boys can wear a tie or bow-tie if they choose!


Please e-mail Mrs. Jones (kjones@soudertonsd.org) with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at our concert!


Salford Hills Parent Communication

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Thanks, Hospitality Committee

Thanks to the H & S Hospitality Committee, our teachers enjoyed a beautiful and tasty dinner over the nights of conferences. Special thanks to small hands who offered words of encouragement like the one below. So thankful for this Salford Hills Community!
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Break-Out Box Mania Strikes Salford Hills!

Salford Hills Breakout Boxes! Whether it's to discover the mystery book caper (Third Grade) or free the turkey (First), we love using our brains to unlock challenges.
November Break out Boxes
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Our Angel Tree is Empty!

Thanks to you, all our angels have been taken this year. We appreciate your support!


If you chose an angel, here are some reminders:


Each angel on the tree represents a child who would benefit from our generosity. One side of the angel will have the age and gender of the child while the other side will have a number. If you wish to participate, please choose an angel from the tree and sign your name on the list in the office next to the angel number you selected. Please know that your anonymous gift (card) will bring tremendous joy to a child. All gift cards (just cards, no gifts please) need to be returned to the office no later than Friday, December 13th. Thanks for your support!

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Holiday Gift Shop; December 5 & 6

A well-loved Salford Hills tradition, the Holiday Gift Shop is right around the corner. Look for information in your child's communicator on Monday, December 2nd. New this year are printed tags that parents can use the guide children in who to buy for.


Interested in volunteering? Click on the link below to access the Sign-up Genius. Please contact Jane Spigel directly: jespigel@yahoo.com with any questions. Thanks!

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Interested in volunteering?


Our Holiday Shop is coming soon and we need your help. Use this LINK to access the Sign Up Genius and volunteer. Big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to sign up already. Unfortunately there are still quite a few open time slots. The students really enjoy this experience and its a great opportunity for them. But we can't do it without your help.


Please contact Jane Spigel directly: jespigel@yahoo.com with any questions.


Thanks in advance and we hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Salford Hills Home and School

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First Graders Share Kindness Notes with their Older Buddies

Enjoy this brief video demonstrating that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is lost... or unappreciated.


Click the link below:

Kind Notes from 1st Gr
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Thankful in Fourth Grade

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First Grade Thankful iPads are Back!

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Kindergarten Builders!

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First Grade Writing Celebration!

first Grade Shares Writing
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STARS Members Pack Turkey Boxes

We couldn't be happier with all the support of our Turkey Box project this year. Thanks to you, many families will enjoy a brighter holiday.
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5th Grade Thankful Trees

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Buddies Share Experiences Together

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Kindergarten Students Learn Numbers Using Cubes

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So Little Time: Reigning in Too Many Activities

Enjoy this article from the National Association of Elem. School Principals offering sound ideas about reclaiming lost time due to overcrowded activity schedules. Click below:
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STEM Night Help Needed

We have an exciting new event lined up for our 3rd-5th grade students- a STEM Night! Our STEM Night will be held on Friday, February 28th. We are looking for some parent volunteers for the event. If you like science and would like to be on the committee that is helping to plan and run the event please email Angela Hiller at a.m.hiller@gmail.com.


Stay tuned to the Wednesday Message for event updates!

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Race For Education Update

Thanks to so many folks who donated to our Race for Education and came to support us on the actual day of the race. Dedication of so many was phenomenal.


Know that we're still collecting donations and will do so through the end of 2019. If you haven't yet contributed or know someone who would still like to, jump on board! Our children and staff appreciate your kindness, trust, and positive momentum which propels us forward.


Salford Hills is a school on the move. Thanks for doing your part in helping us get where we need to go!

Click the link below to donate!

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Amazon Smile: Would you consider helping SH?

The H & S Association is connected with Amazon Smile and would love if you made SH the charitable giving destination for all your Amazon purchases.


What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.


For more information about registering, click AMAZON SMILE. Thanks for your support!

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Box Tops, 2020: $782 and counting!

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School Store HOLIDAY Sale


Date: Saturday, December 14th
Time:
9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Location: SAHS School Store - 625 Lower Road, Souderton


The Souderton Area High School student school store will be holding a 20% off Holiday Sale on ALL ITEMS Saturday, December 14th from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. in the school cafeteria.


*Note: Only cash or checks accepted


Please enter at the main entrance on Lower Road and proceed to the cafeteria. This is a one-day sale!


Thank you,
Souderton Area School District PARENT Information

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FBLA Holiday Babysitting Event, Dec. 14th

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM, or all day)

Location: Souderton High School Cafeteria (625 Lower Road, Souderton, PA, 18964)

Costs: See options below

Registration: Registration Form (PDF) - Deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 6th


Details: See the Holiday Babysitting Flyer (PDF)


This event gives you the opportunity to have a few hours of uninterrupted shopping time for the holidays. We will offer fun games, activities and crafts for your children. Our event will be supervised by student members of Future Business Leaders of America and high school staff. Space is limited, so sign up early! For additional information, please contact Mr. Marjoram at smarjoram@soudertonsd.org.


*Available for all children grades K-5. Children must be potty trained in order to participate*


Costs:


-Morning or Afternoon Session ONLY:
$20 per child, $15 for each additional child per family (Small snack will be
provided)


-Whole Day Session: $30 per child, $20 for each additional child per family (Must bring a labeled packed lunch if staying for the entire day.)


Cash or checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to SAHS FBLA. Please return your order form and payment to the high school (Attn: Mr. Marjoram) by Friday, December 6, 2019.



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Click below for the December, 2019 Calendar

02 December, 2019 2:00PM to 3:00PM Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal 2:00 PM




03 December, 2019 Grade 5 Math Olympiads 7:50 AM




03 December, 2019 7:00PM to 8:30PM Winter Concert 7:00 PM at SAHS




05 December, 2019 Holiday Gift Shop



06 December, 2019 Holiday Gift Shop




06 December, 2019 Kindergarten Field Trip 9:00 AM-11:45 PM




10 December, 2019 Grade 5 Math Olympiads 7:50 AM



12 December, 2019 7:00PM 1st Trimester Progress Reports Available at 7:00 PM




13 December, 2019 10:00AM to 11:00AM School Meeting 10:00 AM




17 December, 2019 11:20AM to 12:20PM Grade 5 Math Olympiads 7:50 AM



18 December, 2019 Fourth Grade Field Trip 7:15 AM-5:30 PM



18 December, 2019 Second Grade Field Trip 9:00 AM-3:00 PM



18 December, 2019 8:45AM to 11:20AM First Grade Field Trip 8:45 AM-11:20 AM




20 December, 2019 2:00PM to 3:00PM Winter Social 2:00 PM



December 23-31, Jan. 1 No School, Winter Holiday

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2 January, 2020 School Reopens


14 January, 2020 7:00PM to 8:00PM Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM

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SASD 2019 - 2020 Calendar

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Salford Hills Elementary School

Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.


In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.


Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.

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