The Magic in the Middle

Arcola Friday Flyer, 9/24/21

Happy Friday Families!

We are now 4 weeks into school and in full swing. Students have done well getting organized, acclimated and adjusted. As we head into October, we will be reviewing student data and progress. Music lessons are all underway, sports teams are busy and we are using our period 8 advisory time to help all students stay on task and current in their workload. This has been a great time also for us to build connections and relationships as well as have some large grade level meetings with administration.

Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

Dr. M.

The Counselor Corner

Parents/guardians and professionals alike are wondering about the effects of everything from social isolation, mask-wearing, illness, loss, and fear of illness to school re-entry. Children need resilience and support now more than ever and so do their parents and guardians! This article that will give you some ideas on how to support yourself and your children:

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. There is help if you or a loved one is at risk: the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line (Text TALK to 741741). Locally, teens can talk to peers at the Montgomery County Teen Talk Line at 1-866-825-5856 or by text at 215-703-8411. More informational resources and hotline information can be found on the Methacton website at

Registration is now open for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify and encourage the next generation of artists and writers. To learn more, visit


  • Mask-up
  • Do your daily screening self-check: Student
  • Remind your child to check PowerSchool grades/work- daily
  • Have your child reach out to teachers/counselors if they have questions


  • Arrival- Cars on campus at 7:40AM
  • Dismissal- Cars on campus at 2:50PM
  • Bus numbers are all in PowerSchool, students are in the routine of our bell schedule and bus dismissal procedures

Student Survey Dates

  • Friday, 10/1 is the date for the MSD strategic planning student survey- information was sent out
  • Monday, 10/25 is the date for the PAYS student survey (only grade 8)- information will be forthcoming

Home and School News

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