Weekly WOW - February 9, 2019

East Vincent Elementary School

GREETINGS FROM MS. SEELEY

For National School Counselors Week, our EV community recognized Miss Weller and Miss Jen for their positive contributions as our school counselor and school social worker. Students and staff showered them with letters, notes, and kind gestures to say "thank you" for the support they provide us.

LOTS OF FUN AND LEARNING AT EV

DOVER SPEEDWAY CONTEST

5th graders entering the Dover Speedway contest – don’t forget designs are due to Ms Smith Thursday Feb 14th! Please see Ms Smith for details.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2032

It's that time of year again! Visit the EV Kindergarten registration webpage for the incoming Class of 2032 at https://www.ojrsd.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=9037 …. Tell a neighbor, friend, or family member with an incoming kindergarten student!
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CALENDAR UPDATES

Remember there is no school on Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18.

MARCH PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Upcoming parent-teacher conference days: Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7

Early dismissal takes place at 11:50 a.m. for students in grades 1-6.

*Breakfast will be served. No lunch will be served.


AM Kindergarten students attend on 3/6 from 8:30-11:15.

PM Kindergarten students attend on 3/7 from 8:30-11:15.

*If AM/PM Kindergarten students need to ride the bus at 11:50, you must send a note to your child's teacher prior to 3/6 or 3/7.


Conference scheduling open in Skyward for parents from February 19-March 1.

PSSA TESTING DATES

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment will take place in just a couple of months. At East Vincent, we planned the following schedule for students in grades 3-6.


English Language Arts (ELA) for students in grades 3-6

Wednesday-Friday, April 24-26


Math for students in grades 3-6

Monday-Tuesday, April 29-30


Science for students in grade 4

Wednesday-Thursday, May 1-2


As a reminder, students who are absent on a testing day, will make up the test upon return. Non-school sponsored travel will not be excused on testing days for students in grades 3-6 per School Board policy #204.

6th GRADE UPDATES - IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the OJR Middle School Auditorium

6th Grade Parent Night - Parents encouraged to attend


Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.

6th Grade Celebration Planning Committee Meeting

Location: EV Library


Monday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the EV Gym

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony - Parents encouraged to attend


Monday, June 3 at 12:15 p.m.

6th Grade Celebration - Parent volunteers only

Theme: Beach Party

SAFETY AT EV

We completed the mock lock down drills with grades 2, 4, and 5 students and staff. Students practiced exterior and interior threat lock down drills as if they were at lunch or recess. Students know the procedures if someone dangerous, unsafe, or unexpected is outside of EV or inside of EV. The main messages that students heard were to remain calm and to follow adult directions.


This week, we had a visit from a security assessment team to determine the safety and security of our building and practices at East Vincent. The team will share the report once it is completed. I'll share some of the report findings with you via the Weekly WOW.

GRADE 6 CATS AMBASSADORS

#Choose Kindness

Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Dates: February 4-February 22
Honored Heroes 2019: Makenna Massi, OJRMS

Containers for change donations will be set outside of classrooms.


Since 2005, East Vincent has raised over $17,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!


The student and staff spotlights written by our Grade 6 CATS Ambassadors will return soon.

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