Worcester Weekly Happenings

9/21/2015 - 9/27/2015

MR. SORGINI'S WEEKLY BLOG UPDATE

CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 21st - 27th

Monday 9/21 - Melody Chimes after school - 4:30
AG Lab


Tuesday 9/22 - District Board Meeting (Arcola)
AG Lab


Wednesday 9/23 NO SCHOOL

Thursday 9/24 - Chorus 8:00a

AG Lab


Friday 9/25 - AG Lab

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MELODY CHIMES


Melody Chimes will rehearse Monday, September 21, after school. Students should be picked up after the rehearsal promptly at 4:30 outside the gym doors. The Melody Chime Choir only has room for 13 ringers. Those names were selected, and rehearsal notices were sent home on Friday to those students. An email was also sent to parents of those students who were selected.

Notes of regret were given to those students whose names were NOT selected. Please check with your children to see whether or not they were selected. If not, they should NOT come Monday after school for the rehearsal. Those names have been placed on a waiting list, and will be drawn from it if the need arises for additional ringers.


LAST CALL FOR SCHOOL DIRECTORY


Click here for Directory order form.


STUDENT COUNCIL


Attention all 3rd and 4th grade students!


Are you interested in becoming a Student Council Homeroom Representative? Do you enjoy helping others? Do you like speaking in front of others? Are you responsible? If you said YES, then you should run for Student Council. Please fill out the signed permission slip that was given to you in school (or click on link to download) and return it to your homeroom teacher, no later than Monday, September 21st. Prepare a 1-2 minute speech to give in front of your class as to why you would should be a Student Council Homeroom Representative and be prepared to give your speech on Friday, September 25th.



AG LAB


The Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation, a division of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB), will be bringing agriculture education to Worcester Elementary School from 9/21st to 9/25th.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab creates an opportunity for students to learn about agriculture (Pennsylvania’s number one industry) in a fun and hands-on way.

Once stationed at a school, students enter the lab to perform science experiments that teach lessons focused on farm, food, fiber and the environment. Mobile Lab visits to schools are coordinated with the preparation of teachers and their classes for the science experiments. A certified teacher travels with the lab to lead each class in the science experiments. The lab is equipped with all the materials and supplies needed for the experiments.

Examples of the experiments that are taught in the lab include: germinating seeds under different conditions, creating crayons from soybeans, and testing the water capacity of different soils. A Mobile Lab can educate up to 900 students and involve up to 30 teachers per week.


AG Lab is held during school hours.



AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS


Afterschool Sports for 4th Graders will begin on Tuesday, September 29th. The co-sponsors are Mr. Jacobs and Miss Thomas. Information and registration forms will be sent home within the next few days and can also be found at http://www.methacton.org/Page/5280



ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB


There are NO Environmental Club Meetings this week.

WORCESTER RECYCLING

Help us make our Earth Green & Clean by continuing to recycle with your Green Recycling Bags.


VOLUNTEERING AT WORCESTER:

If you plan to volunteer in school, please make sure your clearances are up to date. Click here to access the volunteer clearance information located on the District's webpage.

2015 GLOBAL CARDBOARD CHALLENGE


Calling all Worcester families for the 2015 Global Cardboard Challenge on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 PM! Are you a Master Builder? Can you think outside the box? What would you do if dared to create a zoo with multiple materials at your disposal? Come and find out! This is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. Please see the attached flyer for more details, and visit www.cardboardchallenge.com. RSVP by Monday, September 28th.


Click here for the Challenge sign-up form


WALK-A-THON WALK FOR EDUCATION

Worcester's major fundraising activity will take place on Thursday, October 22. Click here for copies of the fundraising information that was sent home with students.


WARRIOR BEEF & BEVERAGE EVENT


Warrior Pride/Education Foundation for the Methacton Community Beef and Beverage Event

October 3, 2015
7-11 p.m.

St. Helena Church
1489 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Support the fields project at Methacton High School! Dinner, dancing, raffles, and more!

Tickets: $40

Visit http://www.methacton.org/warriorevent to purchase tickets today!



EMERGENCY PROVISIONS


This year the emergency provisions of water and pretzels are being supplied to the school on behalf of Home and School.



Thanks to our Back to School Social Volunteers


Margie Klein, Beth Reilley, Suzy Dowell, and the Home and School Board!


Special thanks to the Worcester faculty who made the event extra sweet!


Mr. Sorgini

Mrs. Shanaman

Mrs. Markle

Mrs. Dectis

Ms. Park

Mrs. Scandle

Mrs. Cherry

Ms. Shuey

Ms. Williams

Ms. Trautman

Mrs. Broadhead

Ms. Carter

Mrs. S. Cohen

UPCOMING EVENTS


Wednesday 9/30 Homeroom Lead/Lead Committee Meeting, 9:30-10:30am


Tuesday 10/6 2015 Global Cardboard Challenge, 6:30pm


Wednesday 10/7 Home & School Meeting (rm114), 9:30am


Friday 10/16 Kinder & 1st Grade Mixer, 6:30pm


Thursday 10/22 Walk-a-thon