Worcester Weekly

20 Years Leading the PACK

Encouraging Messages


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Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Over the past few weeks, I have been collaborating with our fourth grade teachers, Mrs. Snyder, and our Home and School association to explore ideas on how to recognize our fourth grade friends as they transition to Skyview. Please see below for more information.

If the Stay-At-Home Order Is Lifted on Thursday, 6/4, . . .

  • Fourth grade students are invited to participate in a recognition parade.
  • The parade is scheduled from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Friday, June 5th, with a rain date of Monday, June 8th, at the same time.
  • To avoid congestion on Route 73, please do your best to follow the below schedule:

11:00-11:20: Students with a last name between A-H

11:20-11:40: Students with a last name between I-P

11:40-12:00: Students with a last name between Q-Z

  • Please remember to be the “I” in “KIND” and respect others by social distancing.
  • Please keep your car moving.
  • If interested, please decorate your car.
  • On a date that has not yet to be determined, fourth-grade students will be invited back to school to pick up their personal items along with a gift to remind them of their Worcester family and to wish them well as they transition to Skyview.

If The Stay-At-Home Order is Extended Beyond Thursday, 6/4, . . .

  • On a date that has not yet to be determined, fourth-grade students will be invited back to school to pick up their personal items along with a gift to remind them of their Worcester family and to wish them well as they transition to Skyview.

Thank you for your support, collaboration, and patience!


Brian G. Shaffer

Principal, Worcester Elementary School

A Note from Mr. Shaffer

Dear Worcester Families,

Thank you to all of the families who have participated in our Flipgrid activities over the last few weeks! Please see below to access our various playlists.

Playlist 1: Say Hello to our Worcester Friends: https://flipgrid.com/cddc8ab9

Playlist 2: Be Kind and Spread Joy: https://flipgrid.com/+cherry2688

Playlist 3: Let's reconnect through music:

Staff Video: BEST DAY OF MY LIFE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-NuCHyFJZKesKCBVxZJGMcCST89N3PHC/view

Stay well, keep connected, and let's all remember to smile!

With Sincere Thoughts,

Principal Shaffer (and the Worcester Team)


Hello, everyone! One of the many school activities that teachers miss most is class meetings. It’s that weekly time when the whole class gathers together. Teachers follow a framework that allows them to recognize positive behaviors and achievements, share weekly plans, and problem solve with their students. All students have the opportunity to share and contribute to the class meetings. I bet if you ask your child, he/she can tell you all about class meetings.

You can have them at home, too! Often called family meetings, these can be powerful, bonding moments that could provide the weekly structure your family needs right now. Below is a link to help you understand more about family meetings and get started!


A Special Thank You to . . .



Be sure to check out the Worcester Library website by clicking the link below. Right now, you can find our Poem of the Day, which is read (and sometimes written) by our teachers as well as a 100 brick LEGO challenge. Check back often...you never know what may suddenly appear...that's a magical hint (O^O)!



On Monday, April 27, the Methacton School Board of Directors heard a presentation pertaining to full day kindergarten which is being considered for the 2022-2023 school year. You can see the presentation here: https://youtu.be/IW7c-8svqlk.

The Board is accepting questions or comments through May 31, 2020 in regards to full day kindergarten. Please email to information@methacton.org.

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MAY 15th - MAY 24th

  • May 15th: Enrique (4th)
  • May 17th: Anthony (4th), Luke (2nd), and Lillian (3rd)
  • May 18th: Abby (4TH)

Let's Remember to be the "I" in KIND

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QUESTIONS? EMAIL . . . information@methacton.org

Worcester School Pledge

Please join me in thanking 4th grade student, Claire Miller, for creating our newly adopted school pledge. Claire joined Mr. Shaffer with reciting the pledge over the intercom during morning announcements. Thank you, Claire!

Today, I promise to do my best.

I will make safe, respectful, and responsible choices.

I will have a positive attitude, include others, and be a kind friend.

I will be a good role model.

Today, I promise to make our school a better place.

BEE the One to . . .

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Encourage, Empower, and Inspire

Thank you to all of the Worcester BEEs for encouraging our students, empowering our families, and for inspiring me each and everyday!

There any many lessons that can be learned from the honeybee. For me, the importance of community and working together for the greater good is the lesson that resonates most!