Tiger Insider

November 1, 2019

Maplewood Monthly

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Quarter 1 Report Cards

Our first quarter is over today, Friday, November 1, 2019. Since PowerSchool allows access to grades 24/7, paper report cards will not be sent home unless specifically requested. Please call the main office at (814)337-1659 to request a paper copy. Paper copies will then be sent home November 8, 2019. If you still need help signing up for PowerSchool, please give us a call so that we can help!

School Messenger

A test of School Messenger (our emergency notification system) went out this past Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon. If you did not receive that test message, please follow the instructions below to sign up or give our main office a call at (814)337-1659 for assistance.

School Messenger is our new automated emergency notification system. This is our primary system for emergency notifications to parents, students, staff and residents.

Parents who completed the Returning Student Registration online through Unified Classroom http://classroom.powerschool.com or submitted a Student Emergency Information form to the school office will receive a call and email if it was provided at the time of registration. Any individual who is listed as an “Emergency Contact” will receive emergency notifications. Parents/Guardians can adjust notification settings and emergency contacts in Unified Classroom at any time.

Any student, staff member or resident may sign up to receive notifications at the following address http://asp.schoolmessenger.com/penncrest/subscriber and select his/her method of notification.

Flexible Instruction Days (FID)

The PENNCREST School District is pleased to announce that we are one of 87 school districts in Pennsylvania granted permission to implement Flexible Instruction Days or FIDs.

A FID will allow learning to continue on a day PENNCREST is closed/cancelled due to a winter storm or other emergency. This Flexible Instruction Day or FID will count for attendance and will not require a snow make-up day. The Snow Make-up Days on the 2019-2020 school calendar will be days off with school not in session for each FID used. During the first week of November students will be instructed on how to access lessons during a Flexible Instruction Day.

For more information about Flexible Instructional Days please check out the FID FAQ document:


Science Story Time!

Once a month, you're invited to bring your preschooler to Penn State Behrend for story reading, interactive activities, and "out-of-this-world" fun!

  • WHAT: Science Story Time
  • WHEN: Nov. 8 & Dec. 6
  • TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Roche Hall at Penn State Behrend

Science Story Time is free and open to all preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult. Just be sure to RSVP in advance for both you and your child at this link.

Each session includes a story reading and hands-on lesson by Tracy Halmi, associate teaching professor of chemistry.

For more information, email tracy@psu.edu or call 814-898-6105.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, November 1, 2019 - First Nine Weeks Ends

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

Friday, November 8, 2019 - National STEM Day

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Student Recognition Assembly

Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day Assembly at 9:30am

Wednesday, November 13 - Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 14 - Monthly Board Meeting at 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 27 - Monday, December 2 - NO SCHOOL (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Maplewood Moments

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4th Grade had a Principal Pizza Party on Friday, November 1 to celebrate winning the 2nd Annual Student Showcase! In their PJs no less! If you haven't seen their entry yet, it is below and well worth your time to view it. Great job, 4th Grade! You make Maplewood proud!
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Our Sponsors

We are so fortunate to have local businesses and organizations support the powerful work that we are doing at MES. Please consider returning the favor by supporting them! Also, if you own a business or know of a business that would like to contribute to our school, please contact Erin Fonzo, Principal of Maplewood Elementary School, by calling (814)337-1659 or emailing efonzo@penncrest.org

Our Students ROAR!

We LOVE having the opportunity to help our students succeed and we're very proud of them for repeatedly making the right choices. We hope you are as excited as we are about the great work that the students have been doing. Our recent SWPBiS evaluation confirms what we already know..... MES is PAWS-itively the best!