E-Staff Weekly for 12/21/15

"Personalizing Education"

Classroom Assessment Review - Grade 3

Grade 3 is scheduled for Assessment Review by the Principal. Please see the Seylar Staff Handbook for further details.

Our Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

On December 22 show your holiday spirit by adorning your most outrageous festive attire. You can also complement your sweater with jeans...but, only if you participate!

Holiday Sing

The Holiday Sing will be on December 23 from 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Gym. Classrooms will be called by the main office. Sara will be sending out a song list via email. Parents in grades 2-5 should not be invited to attend. However, parents in KDG-Grade 1 are welcome to come see their child's performance.

Principal's Council Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 8am

Conference Room

Holiday Classroom Parties

Due to the changes in security procedures requiring visitors to sign in/wrist bracelet, all holiday classroom parties will start between 1:30 pm-2:00 pm and be completed by 3:15 pm for dismissal. This is required so our main office and lobby sign-in area are staffed appropriately during the day.


Your homeroom parents will be handling invitations for additional volunteers (no more than 3) via Sign-Up Genius. Please reach out to them as a reminder about this responsibility.


Parents volunteers may sign out students in the classroom. Parents do not need to sign them out in the office.


Kindergarten Parties:

  • AM Class Party- 10:45-11:30, PM Class Party from 1:00-2:00

PSD Energy Guidelines

Personal appliance [See list below] adds cost and is a safety concerns to the District. The taxpayers are not expected to pay for the personal appliances and the maintenance staff cannot safely check and monitor the use of a large number of appliances. Pennridge School District staff is asked to remove personal appliances in classrooms and offices.


Example of Personal Appliances:

  • Refrigerators Humidifiers
  • Microwaves Coffee Pots
  • Portable Heaters Toaster Ovens
  • Foot Warmers Hot Plates
  • Plug in Air Fresheners

2015-16 SLO Process

All signed SLO forms are due to Tina by 12.23.15. All teachers are required to use the data chart that was provided in Jenn Tesno's memo.

Winter Benchmarking

The Math and Language Arts Linkit benchmark test (form B) will be given the week of January 11th. An assessment schedule will be provided along with benchmark administration guidelines/test directions & test codes.


  • Kindergarten will not be giving benchmark test
  • Grade 1 will be using paper/pencil
  • Grade 2-Grade 5 will be on-line/computer based

Happy Birthday to You!

BOB WILLIAMS - December 11

KIM RENDLER - December 15

LEEANN HABERLE - December 25

KEN EHRMANN - December 29

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!

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M. M. Seylar Elementary School

"Personalizing Education"

Education is a very personal thing. We at Seylar believe that every child has the right to achieve their highest potential and for them to be inspired, to dream, to be excited, and to have pride within themselves and for their school community. Our mission is to combine these beliefs with your child’s innate passions and love for learning to bring together a mind’s on approach, where students are engaged, challenged, and supported so they can achieve their personal best.