E-Staff Weekly for 2/22/16

"Personalizing Education"

Congratulations Diane Holtz!

Diane Holtz was chosen as a Keystone Technology Innovator (KTI) for our school this school year. Since its founding in 2004, this program has brought together over 2,000 teachers from across Pennsylvania, providing them with opportunities to connect and collaborate with other technologically innovative teachers. Keystones have also had opportunities to participate in special grant funding, attend conferences and be part of online webinars with nationally recognized speakers. Congratulations Diane!

Previous KTI Recipients:

2014 - Ken Ehrmann, Grade 5

2015 - Susan Benstead, Grade 3

Principal's Council Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 8am

Conference Room

Shelter in Place Drill

This week we will be having a Shelter In Place drill. Please review your pages 22-23 in your All Hazards Manual.

4th Meeting of the Month

On Wednesday, February 24th we are scheduled to meet to discuss the following:

  • SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is one of our district initiatives. It is imperative that students learn how to work together, understand their feeling and emotions and understand that they are not alone on an isolated island in this universe. It requires educators and all school personnel to interact and build relationships with students in a positive and supportive manner.

Instead of for formally meeting, I will create a Smore Class Activity that you can complete with your grade level team at your convenience (Before, After, or During the school day). This link will be email to you next week with a due date for completed materials.

Special Education Team Only Reminder:

  • From email sent last week: My name is Cindy Elayoubi (pronounced ELA-YOU-BE). I will be presenting on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment on 2/24/16 for your after school professional development meeting. Due to time restraints, I would appreciate if you would take time to complete the attached survey so we can focus the training to meet areas of needs. Your responses will be strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone but myself.

Race for Education Kick-Off Assembly

Friday, Feb. 26th, 2:30pm


Harlem Wizards vs Seylar Stars Game

Sunday, Feb. 28th, 5-7pm


All players and cheerleaders should arrive to the South MS gym no later than 4:30-4:45.

The Adventure of the South Pole Pig

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Happy Birthday to You!

JOAN LOEB - February 2


MEGAN BABB - February 7

JILL ZANINE - February 9

AMBER GELLOCK - February 9


MARTHA LAMBERT - February 16


Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!

Series Reading: Tracking, Rewarding, and Encouraging Literacy

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.