Worcester Weekly

20 Years Leading the PACK

Encouraging Messages

THE ENERGY BUS FOR KIDS BY JON GORDON

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DON'T LET COVID-19 HIJACK YOUR DAY!

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A Note from Mr. Shaffer

Dear Worcester Family,


I hope this message finds you safe and in good health!


Last week, I shared that the elementary principals were collaborating to explore ideas on how we can stay better connected through pictures and short videos. At Worcester, our first activity will provide students and families with the opportunity to "Say Hello!" Please see below for more information in regard to our Worcester Family Reunion.


Our team met virtually throughout the day yesterday. Teachers shared many of the awesome activities that they planned for students throughout the week! A special thank you to our teachers and staff for the diligence and support of one another as well as our families! Thank you to the families who shared pictures, kind words, and encouragement throughout our first week of virtual learning!


As a parent of three young kids, I empathize with the challenges that many of our parents and guardians are facing as we adjust to the changes that have occurred in our community over the past few weeks. Some of us are juggling our full time jobs with the demands of full time parenting. Other families are facing uncertainty in regard to employment. All of us have become virtual educators as we guide our child(ren) through virtual learning. Please take a moment to acknowledge all that you have done and give yourself credit for adapting to this unique and challenging time.


Most importantly, take good care of yourselves, families, and one another! Together, we will overcome the challenges of today and create a brighter tomorrow.


With Sincere Thoughts,


Principal Shaffer (and the Worcester Team)

WORCESTER FAMILY REUNION

Each week, families and staff will be invited to share a brief video or picture based on the weekly theme. A few weeks back, our staff had the opportunity to create a video for families. This week, families are invited to "Say Hello to Your Worcester Friends!" Please show your Worcester Pride by wearing your Worcester Wear or our school colors (burgundy and grey), click the link below to access Flipgrid, and record a short video or upload a picture or video. A compilation of the videos will be shared with our next edition of the Worcester Weekly. We miss you and look forward to seeing your videos!


https://flipgrid.com/wrfamily1

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. CHERRY

Be sure to check out the Worcester Library website by clicking the link below. Right now, you can find our Poem of the Day, which is read (and sometimes written) by our teachers as well as a 100 brick LEGO challenge. Check back often...you never know what may suddenly appear...that's a magical hint (O^O)!


https://sites.google.com/methacton.org/worcesterelemlibrary/home?pli=1&authuser=1

A MESSAGE FROM MRS. SNYDER

We are living in a unique and changing time in history. Students and families may want to explore the "Time Capsule" activity that is accessible below. This activity will help guide families with reflecting and memorializing their thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences.

A MESSAGE FROM DR. ZERBE

Good Evening -- I want to extend a sincere thank you to all of our parents/guardians for your patience during our first week of the Methacton virtual learning environment. In order to keep you apprised of important matters, please see notes below:


1. As a reminder from last week, the Governor revised the stay-at-home orders for Montgomery County to continue through April 30, 2020. As such, Methacton Schools will also be closed for at least that same period.


2. Please be reminded that daily student attendance is mandatory. See instructions here.


3. In an effort to assist parents and students with common questions during their Methacton Virtual learning experience, please review these frequently asked questions.


4. For assistance on most other family/individual financial or life-sustaining needs, please review these resources.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS

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APRIL 3ND - APRIL 9TH

  • April 3rd: Grayson (1st), Lucas (1st), Benjamin (1st), and Daniel (4th)
  • April 5th: Daniel (3rd)
  • April 6th: Lauren (2nd)
  • April 9th: Payton (1st) and Kevin (1st)

Let's Remember to be the "I" in KIND

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HOW TO ACCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM

QUESTIONS? EMAIL . . . information@methacton.org

Coming Soon: Standards Based Grading & Reporting

Please click the link below to learn more about Standards Based Grading and Reporting. Methacton School District will be implementing a Standards Based Report Card next school year.


https://www.methacton.org/Page/19163

Worcester School Pledge

Please join me in thanking 4th grade student, Claire Miller, for creating our newly adopted school pledge. Claire joined Mr. Shaffer with reciting the pledge over the intercom during morning announcements. Thank you, Claire!


Today, I promise to do my best.

I will make safe, respectful, and responsible choices.

I will have a positive attitude, include others, and be a kind friend.

I will be a good role model.

Today, I promise to make our school a better place.

BEE the One to . . .

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Encourage, Empower, and Inspire

Thank you to all of the Worcester BEEs for encouraging our students, empowering our families, and for inspiring me each and everyday!


There any many lessons that can be learned from the honeybee. For me, the importance of community and working together for the greater good is the lesson that resonates most!