Worcester Weekly

20 Years Leading the PACK

Encouraging Messages

THE ENERGY BUS FOR KIDS BY JON GORDON

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DON'T LET COVID-19 HIJACK YOUR DAY!

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A Note from Mr. Shaffer

Dear Worcester Families,


Happy Friday! Thank you for the positive messages and feedback over the last few weeks!


Although the week presented some new bumps and challenges for many of us (my son missed a deadline for an assignment), I appreciate the commitment of our teachers, staff, and families to make the most of each day and to stay connected virtually through Flipgrid!


Over the last two weeks, we have used Flipgrid to say hello and to spread kindness. Please click the links below to add a video or picture and/or view what has already been shared.



This week, we will be reconnecting through music. Please see below for a special message from Mrs. Snyder and for more information in regard to this week's Flipgrid activity.


Stay well, keep connected, and remember to smile!


With Sincere Thoughts,


Principal Shaffer (and the Worcester Team)

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. SNYDER

This week’s school-wide Flipgrid activity highlights music. We encourage you to capture your child/children or even whole family (that includes you, parents and caregivers!) sharing yourselves singing, dancing, and/or playing an instrument. Worcester Elementary School staff are already working on our videos. If you need a little inspiration, please check out Jimmy Fallon & The Roots performing "Safety Dance" with first responders:


https://youtu.be/la1q1aRUaNg


To begin recording, please click the link below to access Flipgrid, and then tap the plus sign to record and upload a short video or picture. You can record for a maximum of a minute and a half.


link for kids to record https://flipgrid.com/d69ca53d

link for parents to view/record https://flipgrid.com/04456efa


A compilation of the videos/pictures will be shared in our next edition of the Worcester Weekly. These shared musical videos will surely put a smile on all of our faces. Thank you for taking the time to do this activity!

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. SCHWARTZ

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. CHERRY

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)!


https://sites.google.com/methacton.org/worcesterelemlibrary/home?pli=1&authuser=1

CHECK THIS OUT . . .

CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a special town hall Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. ET about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents. "The ABC's of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will tackle issues including education, anxiety, screen time and playdates. The 90-minute town hall will feature experts and Sesame Street characters -- including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover -- answering questions submitted by families. Big Bird will join CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event. Here is a link for additional information that includes the opportunity for you to write and submit questions about parenting during this pandemic:​


https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/21/us/kids-coronavirus-sesame-townhall/index.html

Beginning on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM, Methacton School District will begin an online process for Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year. At that time, parents may go to methacton.org, and click on the link that will take them through the registration process. Please note that at this time, the process is intended for Kindergarten Registration only.

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APRIL 24TH - APRIL 30TH

  • April 24th: Brandon (1st)
  • April 25th: Emma (K), Jesse (2nd), and Grace (4th)
  • April 26th: Delia (2nd), Gwyneth (2nd), and Sutherland (4th)
  • April 27th: Alessia (3rd)
  • April 30th: Ava (K)

TOOLS TO SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING

GRADING GUIDELINES (PASS/FAIL)

STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNTS

Please note that our IT Department has changed the settings on student email accounts. Students will now receive an email that prompts them when an assignment is returned or teacher feedback is provided. Please assist your child(ren) as needed with monitoring their email.

TIME CAPSULE

We are living in a unique and changing time in history. Students and families may want to explore the "Time Capsule" activity that is accessible below. This activity will help guide families with reflecting and memorializing their thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences.

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

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HOW TO ACCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Standards Based Grading & Reporting

Please click the link below to learn more about Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Methacton School District will be implementing a Standards Based Report Card next school year.


https://www.methacton.org/Page/19163

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!