Arrowhead News

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Math 24 tournament

Arrowhead students competed in a virtual Math 24 tournament this week. Below is a screenshot picture from our virtual tournament held on Tuesday, May 26th. Congratulations to:


Sid Sankar

Jeffrey Qin

Mehtaab Singh


They will be moving on to the Montgomery County competition next week. Good luck to our Arrowhead team, and thank you to all the students that competed. Thank you to Mrs. Pashley for organizing the tournament.

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End of year student material pick up and drop off process, procedures, and schedule

Hi everyone,


Student material pick up/drop off will occur on Monday June 8th and Tuesday June 9th.


  1. ***NOTE*** Grade 4 pick up/drop off will be in the bus loop. All other grades will pick up and drop off in back of the building.
  2. Student Material pick up/drop off will take place at the Arrowhead AM/PM student drop off and pick up area. (back parking lot by the gym door for grades K-3).
  3. In the interest of safety and efficiency, parents and students will remain in their vehicles at all times.
  4. Families place a sign with your last name and teacher information in your vehicle's dashboard front windshield. Place along the passenger side. Sample (Smith Family- 3 G)
  5. ***For families with multiple children in Arrowhead you will follow the first scheduled time per teacher schedule below. Please label your car sign as suggested. Sample: Smith (4 Mac, 2-Keff, KAM Raley)
  6. Place student items (library books, chromebooks/power cord, instruments, etc...) to be picked up in your vehicle's trunk or hatchback. When you arrive please make sure you open the trunk or hatchback.
  7. An Arrowhead staff member will collect your items (library books, chromebook/power cord, instrument, etc...)
  8. An Arrowhead staff member will place your child's/children items in your trunk or hatchback. Close it and then you may exit.
  9. Exit the building.


See scheduled student materials pick up and drop off times below:

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UPDATE: Google Classroom guidelines for the last two weeks of school and summer review activities

Dear Arrowhead Families,


Week of 6/1-6/5

During the week of 6/1-6/5 teaches will continue to post new skills and activities. Teachers will continue to respond to students and provide feedback as needed.


Week of 6/8-6/12

On 6/5 teachers will post fun review and closure activities for students in their Google

Classrooms for the week of 6/8-6/12. No new skills, just wrap up activities that students can work through for the week of 6/8 – 6/12. Please feel to reach out to your teacher if needed.


Special Areas will continue to post the same activity boards for the final two week period.


6/15/20 Summer Review Activities Posted

On 6/15/20 review activities for students in elementary grades will be posted on the district website. These activities will allow students to practice skills throughout the summer.

Art projects May 29
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Marvelous Music information

The music department has created a virtual concert that is being shared on the district website featuring videos from our instrumentalists across grades 4-6 (over 100 video submissions!!). The students submitted Flipgrid videos of themselves performing at home concerts for their families, pets, neighbors, anything that would listen.


Here’s the link: https://flipgrid.com/+virtualrecital2020


The music department created an instrumental website that has everything a family needs to know about what Methacton School District offers in the instrumental program. Instrument demos, meet the teacher video, short video demonstrating every instrument, rental company information, and much more!


Here’s the link: https://sites.google.com/methacton.org/2020-msdrecruitment-website/home


Lastly, the music department designed a newsletter to outline our program and keep families up to date as needed.


Here’s the link: https://www.smore.com/7dyw9

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Virtual Field Day Message from the Methacton Physical Education teachers

Dear Methacton Elementary Families,

Field Day is an important tradition at our schools. It is a significant day for our students and our staff, and we feel that in these incredibly challenging times this event is a way to continue the tradition and have fun at home!

We’re excited to share our plan for a Virtual Field Day for our Methacton Elementary Schools. During the weeks of May 18th and May 25th, students (and their families) will have the opportunity to participate in Field Day. These events will be posted in Google Classroom under the Physical Education assignment tab (no other physical education lessons will be posted these weeks).

Our Virtual Field Day events are designed to be done indoors or outdoors using common household items. You won’t be asked to purchase any specialized equipment or supplies. Eight events will be listed. Please choose at least six events but if your child would like to do more that would be awesome! These events can take place anytime over the two week period.

Here’s how it will work:

Items needed:

10 Large Socks (to create sock balls)

1 Laundry Basket (or bucket)

Oversized T-Shirt, Shorts, and a Hat

Clock or Stopwatch

3 Balloons

1 Kitchen Spatula

1 Plastic Container Lid

3 to 6 Sheets of Paper (for making airplanes)

1 Medium-sized Bucket

1 Plastic (Tupperware) Container

1 Sneaker

Event cards/slides and scoresheet will be posted in your child’s physical education google classroom on: May 18th.

Your child will be asked to choose a minimum of 6 events. However, he/she may complete as many events as they would like to.

More information will be coming to share your field day fun!!

We appreciate your cooperation and are hopeful that your entire family will use it as a fun and meaningful way to be physically active together and with our entire school community.

Stay well,

Your Methacton Elementary Physical Education Staff


Click on the link for the parent letter:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YeCYquBBX_zOXvtK0iWagucJCVnLxmbdkGJ0LBhznkU/edit?usp=sharing


See word document parent letter below:

Pictures from Arrowhead students completing virtual field day activities

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Message from School Counselor: Mrs. Cohen

Hello, everyone!


Now more that ever, we must prioritize the social and emotional growth of our children. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) includes skills for correctly labeling emotions, recognizing the impact of thoughts and feelings, and understanding how emotions can affect behavior as well as physical health. The focus also includes teaching students how to have concern for others, make responsible decisions, develop healthy relationships, and effectively manage challenging situations. It will be important to teach our children how to set and work towards achieving positive goals, manage time and stress, and show empathy for others. With all of the above in mind, the Methacton elementary school counselors created a fun and colorful SEL packet to help your child practice these skills while home for the summer. Attached you will find an electronic copy. If you would like a hard copy of this packet, please email Dr. Roberts @ aroberts@methacton.org and it will be available on your pick up day.

Information presented to the Methacton School Board about full day kindergarten

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.

Kindergarten registration Update:

Please click on the link below which will take you to the district's site for Kindergarten Registration. https://www.methacton.org/Page/19434

Message from nurse Kelly and MSD nursing hours information

Nursing hours update: Please click on the link below for school nursing office hours: Nursing Office Hour 4-14-20 revised.pdf. It is also attached as a PDF document. We are here to help support you in any way that we can.

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Educational Resource

Educere


Educere is a resource that will remain available to our students in grades 1-4 throughout the online learning experience, but teachers are not the correct contact if you have questions. If you have questions about Educere please email:


Information@methacton.org

Arrowhead Elementary School

Be the one...to encourage, to inspire, to empower!

Take care and stay safe! -Dr. Roberts