Monday Memo

Week of March 21, 2016


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School Announcements & Updates


In the main office, take a second to spotlight a staff member! Staff Spotlight pages have been printed and are located on the bathroom door in the main office! Fill one out and put it in Mrs. Mercado's mailbox! A monthly drawing will happen for spotlighted staff to win a PRIZE!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon- May

Our parents will be showing their appreciation for our team by hosting a luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

Please use the link below to indicate your food of choice...

Teacher Appreciation Food Count Survey

All recess duties for classroom teachers will be covered by Mrs. Mercado, Mr. Wertman, and Mr. Lipisko along with regularly scheduled support staff!! Please take the full 45 minutes to enjoy your lunch outside with each other!!

Support Staff Lunch


K + 1st Lunch


2nd + 3rd Lunch


4th + 5th Lunch


*All support staff will have lunch from 10:25-11:05 so that you can collectively enjoy each other’s company. It is expected that you support the grade level teacher’s time you missed during your regularly scheduled lunch on this day.

* Melanie Snyder will support outdoor recess from 11:25-12:00, and then follow her normal schedule.


YWCA is closed on 3/21/16. This means that we will not be transporting children to and from the YWCA on Monday. All of the parents have been informed about this over a month ago and there are signs hanging all over the YWCA. I just wanted to inform all of you just in case the families forget and do not pick their child(ren) up from school.

Schoology Update

March Faculty Council Minutes posted.


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Morning Meeting Focus: Kindness

District Updates & Announcements

LEF to Host a Screening of Paper Tigers

Published on Mar 18, 2016

Paper Tigers
explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and toxic stress on struggling teens. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. After radically changing its approach to disciplining students, Lincoln High School saw a dramatic turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of trauma-informed educational strategies and is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Visit the film’s website and view their trailer

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: J. P. McCaskey Auditorium - 445 N. Reservoir St., Lancaster, PA 17602
Cost: FREE (a donation of $5 per person is suggested to help LEF support teachers and students in School District of Lancaster. All proceeds go to the teachers and students in SDOL)
Reserve: your free ticket at


See someone going above and or leave a note for Mrs. Mercado so we can celebrate and acknowledge each other through the staff spotlight section of the Monday Memo!

A BIG THANK YOU to the all of the members of the Family Outreach Committee, and all Wickersham Family Members who participated, for making our International Dinner a HUGE SUCCESS!
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Want to start tweeting...not sure how?!? Contact Ms. Mercado or Mr. Lipisko for help.
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Food For Thought...


MONDAY 3/21/16

TUESDAY 3/22/16


THURSDAY 3/24/16

  • 3rd Grade/K5- LDC Technical Support Day

FRIDAY 3/25/16

  • No School


3/28 No School
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March Birthdays

3/2- Ka Yerger

3/4-Josh Wissler

3/6-Kelly McCall

3/6-Ryan Wertman

3/15- Sue Hess

3/19- Yaritza Pereira

3/20-Ann Fesenmyer

3/29-Amanda Kraft

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