Wildcat Weekly

March 31 2021

Happy Spring Break!! I hope everyone enjoys a nice long weekend with family. I know we can all certainly use the time to relax and rejuvenate! Just a reminder that we are done with the remote Wednesdays for the year! We are now officially in person 5 days a week!!

See you on Tuesday, April 6th!

School iPads

When your student returns to school on Tuesday April 6, 2021, all student iPads will be remaining in the students’ classrooms at the end of each day for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

On Tuesday April 6th, please send your student to school with their iPad AND the WCASD issued charger that was distributed with the iPad.

Social-Emotional Wellbeing

A Message from Mrs. Blaker: The past year has taken a toll on everyone, including children. Are you concerned about the social-emotional wellbeing of your child(ren)? Ms. Kadis, the school counselor at Starkweather Elementary School, is hosting two book clubs this summer.

Session 2: Stick Up For Yourself! Every Kids Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self Esteem

Session 3: Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety.

For more information on these opportunities, please click on the links below and look for Ms. Kadis’ information!

https://flipgrid.com/bd0509c0 Session 2 QR Code

https://flipgrid.com/f46a70bc Session 3 QR Code

Rustin High School Easter Egg Hunt

The RHS UNICEF club is hosting a COVID-19 friendly Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 10th from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm on the Rustin High School campus. Tickets are $5 and each child will be able to hunt for eggs for approximately 30 minutes and gloves will be provided. All proceeds are going directly to UNICEF and all ages are allowed at the Egg Hunt. Please see the attached flyer and sign-up genius for registration!

April Updates from the School Nurse

Please take a moment to read the attached flyer for important updates from our school nurse, Mrs. Latimer.



For all absences or late arrivals, please call the Safe Arrival phone line at 484-266-1810. This answering system can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to leave messages. For all early dismissals, you MUST send in a signed note with your child on the day of the early dismissal. We cannot accept emails for changes in dismissal. Only if it is a last-minute emergency change, please CALL the office at 484-266-1802 or 1803.


Please read Dr. Scanlon's attached letter for an update on absences moving forward.


If you indicated a “No” on the survey for bus transportation, your child will need to be picked up by a parent each day.

If you indicated “Yes” on the survey for bus transportation, and you choose to pick your child up, you must send in a note with your child on the day of the change. We cannot accept emails.

Parent Pick-Up at Dismissal

Thank you for your cooperation with our new pick up procedures. It seems to be effective in getting the car line moving quicker while loading students safely. Please continue to adhere to the guidelines below. Additionally, I ask that you do not arrive for pick up before 2:30.


1. PARENTS MUST STAY IN CARS during pick up. Staff members will assist students in getting into the cars.

2. NAME CARDS MUST BE DISPLAYED IN WINDSHIELD. If you need a new one, please notify the office.

3. CARS MUST STAY IN THE CAR LINE. Please DO NOT try to cut around a car that is still loading in front of you.

4. If you need to pull over to get situated after picking up your child, please pull all the way up to the basketball hoops parallel to Westbourne road and pull over to the side out of the car line.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work through this new procedure during the first week!!

Yearbook Orders due April 12th!

Our PTO has worked harder than ever to put together a yearbook that students will cherish forever. Yearbooks can be ordered through barksdalephoto.com. Orders due April 12th so don't delay! More information in the attached flyer.

School Picture Orders!

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Return to School Calendar for April

Students will begin in-person instruction 5 days a week starting after spring break on April 6th. Please see the calendars below for further clarification.
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WCASD Summer Learning 2021

Registration opened for Summer Learning on Monday, March 22nd and the sign up link was sent out to all families. We are thrilled to be able to offer these different options this summer and we sincerely hope many of our students take full advantage of these opportunities!!

Pinots Palette PTO Fundraiser

The PTO invites all families to participate in the Pinot's Palette fundraiser listed below that will directly impact the school experience for our students.

  • Pinot Pallet https://www.pinotspalette.com/exton/event/521544. Kara Weaver will be picking up the kits from the studio and we will send the art kits home with the kids on Thursday April 8th. Cyber and Remote Learning families can come to the school on Thursday and pick up their kits from a bin we will leave outside the school. All other instructions are included in the link. Please note that anyone who orders after April 6th will need to pick up their kit directly from the studio in Exton.

5th Grade Baby Photos

Attention 5th grade parents and guardians!!

We are collecting baby pictures of your 5th graders for the yearbook! It’s always fun to “Guess That Baby” in the yearbook each year! We don’t want to miss anyone!! Please email a digital copy of your student’s baby picture to janicestief@gmail.com as soon as possible! Kindly include your student's name and 5th grade teacher in the email you send along with the baby picture! Thank you!

¡Atención familias de 5º grado!

Estamos colectando fotos de bebés de los estudiantes de 5to grado para incluirlas en el anuario de fotos. ¡Es muy divertido todos los años jugar a “adivinar quién ese bebé” en el anuario!

¡No queremos olvidar a ningún estudiante! Por favor envíe una copia digital de la foto de bebé de su hijo(a) a janicestief@gmail.com lo antes posible. No olvide incluir en el correo electrónico el nombre de su estudiante y el nombre de la maestra de 5to grado.

Muchas gracias.

Middle School 101

The Middle School 101 Presentation page has been updated with the new PowerPoint and Zoom video. The information can be found at the link below if you were unable to view the live presentation.


Kindergarten Registration

K-2 ELA and Math Resources

Please click on the link below for a plethora of K-2 Reading and Math resources/strategies to use at home as we work as partners to help our youngest learners.

Links to Helpful Resources

School Nurse Website

Visit the School Nurse's website for information concerning immunizations, physical and dental requirements.

Volunteer Clearances

Whether you are a first timer or need to renew clearances, the summer is a great time to get this done so that you don't miss an opportunity. Our office needs a copy of each on file. If you have questions, please call our office.

Community Bulletin Board

Don't forget to check out the Community Bulletin Board for a wide variety of opportunities such as an empowerment class for girls or a virtual dance class!


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