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Joseph Ferderbar ES

St. Jude Mathathon Update

Since 1979, the St. Jude Math-A-Thon has raised more than $450 million, connecting with an average of 300,000 children per year. And now Math-A-Thon is online, making it easier than ever to teach children the value of giving back while helping improve their math skills.

MONEY RAISED IS DUE BACK ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH. Thank you in advance for all that you do to help the children of St. Judes.

Learn more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Notification Letter for Parents or Guardians

The Neshaminy School District uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and weeds. Our goal is to protect every student from pesticide exposure by using an IPM approach to pest management. Our IPM approach focuses on making the school building and grounds an unfavorable habitat for these pests by removing food and water sources and eliminating their hiding and breeding places. We accomplish this through routine cleaning and maintenance. We routinely monitor the school building and grounds to detect any pests that are present. The pest monitoring team consists of our building, office, and teaching staff and includes our students. Pest sightings are reported to our IPM contractor who evaluates the “pest problem” and determines the appropriate pest management techniques to address the problem. The techniques can include increased sanitation, modifying storage practices, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, etc.

From time to time, it may be necessary to use pesticides registered by the Environmental Protection Agency to manage a pest problem. A pesticide will only be used when necessary, and will not be routinely applied. When a pesticide is necessary, the school will try to use the least toxic product that is effective. Applications will be made only when unauthorized persons do not have access to the area(s) being treated. The Schedule for all Neshaminy School District monthly IPM services will be posted in all Main Office sites throughout the year.

Staff and parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school may request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the school’s notification registry. If you would like to be placed on this registry, please send a letter to the Neshaminy School District Facilities Department, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047

If a pesticide application must be made to control an emergency pest problem, notice will be provided via the Neshaminy School District web site and postings in the site’s Main Office. Exemptions to this notification include disinfectants and antimicrobial products; self-containerized baits placed in areas not accessible to students, and gel type baits placed in cracks, crevices or voids; and swimming pool maintenance chemicals.

If you have any questions, please contact the Facilities Office at 215-809-6250.

S.T.E.A.M Expo


Thursday, April 7, 2016

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Neshaminy High School

For students in kindergarten through 6th grade

Join us for a fun night of S.T.E.A.M.

demonstrations and activities!!!

You are invited to an exciting night of hands-on activities & demonstrations with the S.T.E.A.M. subject teachers in the Neshaminy School District and some outside groups (Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Audubon Society, Mad Science, James Michener Art Museum, Silver Lake Nature Center, NASTAR Center, Kim Kurki, author/illustrator and others) including:

Robotics, 3D Printing, Food/Textile Science, Videography, Biotechnology of Strawberries, Art Design, STARLAB, Computer Activities, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science Activities/Demos, Screen Printing and more……

Progress Reports

Progress Reports for 2nd Marking Period

Parents will be able to access their child's 2nd marking-period progress report via Home Access Center (HAC) on Friday, February 12th, after 12:00 noon. Parents will be able to print copies at home, if desired.

Art Club

Great things happening during Art Club with Mrs. Guertin.

Just wait until our Art Show in April for more creative work by our students.

Inclement Weather

Just a reminder that it is important to have a contingency plan in place in case school dismisses early. We understand that parents/guardians may work at a distance from school, but that is why we ask for alternate arrangements such as a neighbor or relative to meet the child. Staff is often permitted to leave school early in bad weather conditions which makes supervision problematic.

HSA Costume Bingo

Thank you to Mrs. Cauvin and the entire HSA for a very successful Costume Bingo Night. It was a sold out event. As always we owe a big thank you to Mr. DiCesare for being our "go to" bingo caller.
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Title I Parent Conferences Update

In the event of a two hour delayed opening tomorrow, Title I conferences will begin at

11:00 a.m. If you had a conference scheduled prior to 11:00 a.m., the conference will be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd. If schools are closed tomorrow, then all Title I conferences will be held at their scheduled time on Tuesday, February 23rd.