Eagleville Elementary-Eagles Nest

Dr. Harmer Principal 2/11/22

Dr. Harmer Message

This has been an extremely busy week at Eagleville as you can see below. Reminder that school is not in session on the following dates:

Friday, February 18th-Teacher In-Service

Monday, February 21st-Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 22nd-Parent/Teacher Conferences

Enjoy your weekend.

Dr. Harmer

Students heard the book “BE YOU” by Peter H. Reynolds during Proud to be Me Week. The book is a playful way to acknowledge individuality and being true to YOU!

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Counting Coins and Making Change in 3W

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Celebrating 100 days of school!

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Mrs. J's Kinders Celebrate the 100th Day

The 3rd graders in Mrs. Ponticello's were very busy this week. First, we made posters of text features. Then, we became scientist and experimented to answer the question, "what materials create the most friction".

During 2nd grade PIE time we brought the book The Sounds of Trash to LIFE! A few students recycled trash and made musical instruments. We enjoyed a little concert after they shared how they made their instruments.

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Completing the Circuit in 4th Grade

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Career Day!

PSSA Information/Dates-3rd and 4th Grade Families

Giant-Round Up at the Register

The Methacton School District is once again partnering with the GIANT Company on a special school program to help support our students. From now through February 28, 2022, GIANT customers can “ROUND UP AT THE REGISTER” to support the Methacton Backpack Program. Customers at the local GIANT (Egypt Road) can “round up” their grocery total at the register and the cumulative total of all the “spare change” donated will go into a fund for the Methacton School District. Last year, this fundraiser awarded more than $6,600 to the Methacton Backpack Program.

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Standards Based Grading

The Methacton School District uses a standards-based grading system for students in grades K-4. This system helps us more accurately measure students’ mastery of PA Core Academic Standards in all subjects. The elementary report cards have been revised to reflect the changes to the state standards and Methacton’s curricula. The goal of this approach to reporting is to provide parents, students, and teachers with a detailed picture of what students know and are able to demonstrate. The information provided on the report card encourages dialogue about areas of strength and need, and how our students can continue to grow academically.

This article, Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading, explains more about standards-based grading.

As your child’s teacher explained during our Back-to-School night, I CAN statements have been developed to share with you what skills your child is being assessed on and the expectation of mastery for each trimester. The I CAN statements are listed on our MSD Family Center.

Eagleville Child Check / Attendance Reporting: 610-831-5325

Please provide the following information when leaving a message:

o Child's name

o Teacher's name

o Day and date your child will be absent

o Reason for your child's absence

You must call the Attendance line if your child is going to be absent or late and give the reason for the absence.

Volunteering-Approval Process

Volunteers are needed for all of the activities and functions sponsored by Eagleville's Home & School! To get involved, please contact any Executive Board Member or the Committee Chairperson of any activity you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

All volunteers must have obtained their clearances to participate in any capacity.

Please visit https://www.methacton.org/volunteer or see the attached procedures to begin the process.

Co-Presidents: Jodi Kohar & Beth Derewal - Eaglevillepresident@gmail.com Vice President: Tracey Gemzik - EaglevilleVP@gmail.com

Treasurer: Tara Ryan-Schill- Eaglevilletreasurer28@gmail.com

Recording Secretary: Chrissy Sirianni - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com

Corresponding Secretary: Noelle Mullen - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com

Student Self-Screening Checklist

Please review the Student Self-Screening Checklist with your student every morning before school. If they have 2 symptoms from the first category OR 1 symptom from the second category please keep them home. Call the Absence line (610) 831- 5325 and report your student absent and symptomatic. Your student should be tested for Covid-19 and results sent to the school nurse. We are requiring a negative test result before your student can return to school. Please call Mrs. Cramer our school nurse for any questions. She can be reached at (610) 489-5000 extension 41206.

Health and Safety Plan

The school district recently adopted an update to the health and safety plan.

Here is the Link for the health and safety plan. Please take the time to read it.

Masks are required inside the building.

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Counselor's Corner

Consider sharing these words of wisdom from one of our second graders. “Sometimes it’s hard to not blame somebody else when you know something is your fault.” Taking responsibility for our thoughts, words and actions is a lifelong skill. Apologizing for mistakes is a great way to earn respect. If your child is having difficulty with peer relationships, feel free to contact Lori Shaw, School Counselor - 610-489-5000 X41207 or LShaw@methacton.org