News from the nest
From the Principal's Desk
As we approach the last month of the school year, I must say that I am proud of all of our students and the hard work that they have put in. However, I feel that it is imperative that we realize that we still have a month to go and need to finish the school year strong. As the days get longer, it is tempting to break school week routines. I students function better with consistent routines at home and school. Please continue to have your child complete his/her homework, read 20 minutes every night. As we move into the summer please remember to practice reading at a minimum of 20 minutes each day. It is estimated that kids will lose 1-2 reading levels over the summer.
Open Enrollment Applications are available on the Tuscarora School District’s website at www.tus.k12.pa.us
(under the Quick Links section on left side, click “more”)
If your child currently attends an elementary school under open enrollment,
you must re-apply each year.
Deadline is May 30, 2016
Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week!
News from the Nurse
At last, spring is here. And hopefully it is here to stay.
The sun is shining and the birds are chirping.
What a great day to take a bike ride!
*Pennsylvania law requires that all children under age 12 to wear an approved helmet while riding*
Every day students tell me stories of riding and sometimes wrecking their bikes. I always ask them if they were wearing a helmet. Rarely am I told that they were.
Here are a few other things to remember before you take off:
- Unfortunately, the brain, once injured, cannot be fixed. So protect it!
- Wear bright clothing so drivers and other bikers can see you.
- Obey the rules of the road. You must follow all signs and signals, just like cars.
- Ride on the right side of the road, in the same direction as traffic.
- Look both ways. Most accidents happen at intersections or driveways so be on the lookout for those who may not see you.
- Ride on bike trail, roads with little traffic or parks. If you do come to a busy road, walk your bike across intersections at a crosswalk.
- Keep your bike tuned up. You don’t want to get a flat far away from home!
- Protect your bike. Lock it up or keep it in a safe place when you’re not using it.
- Ride with friends. It’s more fun and you have someone to help you if you need it.
If you are planning to volunteer for any school day event, which includes field trips,
the following volunteer clearances must be completed and on file at our district office:
Volunteer Registration Form
Child Abuse History Clearance
Criminal Records Check
Act 24 – Arrest/Conviction Report
Federal Criminal History Record
Tuberculin Test Results
Mandated Reporter Training
Volunteer Application packets, which include directions for obtaining the required clearances, are available in the school office. Please be aware that some of the above clearances may take several weeks to complete.