Schweitzer Newsletter May 2022

Important Dates

May 10th Schweitzer Art Show 6:00-7:30 pm
May 13th-Schweitzer Fun Run During School (Grade-Level Color Wars)

May 13th-Neshaminy Sunset Challenge 5K/2K Walk/Run
May 17th-NO SCHOOL for Students/Act 80 Day for Staff
May 21st-Girls on the Run 5K for Schweitzer Team
May 30th-NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day
June 3rd-Field Day
June 16th-Tentative Date for 4th Grade Move-Up Day 9:30 am

Remaining Elementary PSSA Schedule:

Science-May 4 & 5 (Grade 4)

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Hello, Schweitzer families.

We've had a busy month of April! I have posted lots of pictures from our Schweitzer Spring Concert below, so be sure to check them out. What a great night of performances! Thank you to Mrs. Montalvo, Mr. Stoneback, and Mr. Tanicello and all the families that joined us on the evening of Thursday, April 28th for a fabulous night of music.

Our students completed their PSSA assessments and we are finishing up with some make-ups this week. Thank you for making sure your child's Chromebook was charged each night and that students came to school well-rested with a healthy snack.

Looking ahead, we have many Schweitzer activities including the Schweitzer Art Show, the Fun Run, the NSD Sunset Challenge, and the culminating 5K for our 'Girls on the Run' team. Back to business! As always, we appreciate your home/school partnership to help our children learn and grow.

Take care,
Dr. Amy Orlando

Albert Schweitzer Spring Concert

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Earth Day

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Students in Mrs. Unrath's class celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up the front of our school. Thank you for making us proud of our school grounds. What a helpful crew!
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Students in Mrs. Sroba's class learned that it’s important to take care of our Earth. They watched a recycling video and made Earth Day necklaces to reinforce the ideas. Students also planted flower shoots to bring home and take care of them.

Girls On The Run

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Girls on the Run completed their practice 5K on Wednesday, April 27th. It was wonderful to see teammates cheering each other on and encouraging effort and strength in completing their laps. The GOTR coaches handed out glowsticks as each girl completed laps so girls would have an idea of pacing and how far along they were in their run. Parents also came to cheer their girls on, so it was a TEAM effort! Way to go girls! The team is looking forward to completing their culminating Community Project as well as their big Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 21st.

K-4 Students Return to the Cafeteria

Schweitzer Elementary students have officially returned to the cafeteria. We had over 200 students that had never visited the cafeteria before, so this was quite an accomplishment! Students have learned expected behaviors for the cafeteria through C.A.R.E.S., and students are enjoying sitting together at tables with their classmates! Lunch and breakfast will continue to be free for the remainder of the school year.

Title I at Albert Schweitzer

Schweitzer: Title I Parent & Family Engagement Presents Dr. Peg Dawson

"Smart but Scattered: Helping Your Children Strengthen
Executive Skills to Reach Their Full Potential"

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Join us with Dr. Peg Dawson because she has great news: there’s a lot you can do to help.

The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed may lag behind in crucial “executive skills”–the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy to- follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem solve daily routines. Small changes can add up to big improvements!

Dr. Dawson will answer the questions:

  • What are executive skills?
  • Why are they important to academics and life in general?
  • How can I help my child reach his/her potential?

Dr. Peg Dawson
is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association, and is a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has 40 years of clinical experience working with thousands of children and teenagers who struggle at home and in school.

Wednesday, May 25th 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Register in advance for this virtual workshop:

After the presentation, participants that complete a short survey will receive a free copy of Dr. Dawson's book, 'Smart but Scattered.' Limited to one copy per household.
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Download the Spring Newsletter below to find out more ways and resources
to help your child related to their social/emotional well-being.

Also join Mrs. Moyer on ZOOM May 20th at 8:20 for 'Coffee with the Counselor'
TOPIC: Anxiety and 'Big Emotions'

Mrs. Moyer's School Counselor Website

Covid-Related Resources:

Coffee with the Counselor

Friday, May 20th, 8:15am


Coffee with the Counselor

May 20th from 8:20 am-8:50 am via ZOOM.

Topic-Anxiety and Big Emotions
How to help your child identify and cope with their feelings

Join Zoom Meeting

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Albert Schweitzer Paint Night with Mrs. Todd

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Students and families joined Mrs. Todd for Paint Night on Thursday, May 5th. They painted a beautiful sunset image on canvas while Mrs. Todd modeled ideas and various techniques. Proceeds benefit the 4th Grade Committee for end-of-year activities and celebrations for fourth grade students.
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Schweitzer's Spirit Wear Shop is open! The above button is the link to order.

This year we are doing an on-demand, direct-ship program. It works just like regular online shopping. As soon as you submit your order, your items are printed and shipped directly to your door! How convenient!

Each design is available in multiples different styles in youth and adult sizes. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out and email us at *There is no deadline to order, shop will be open until the end of the school year.


This year we are working on expanding the use of our new PTO website over at PTBoard. Registering for this site will make it easier for you to keep up-to-date about the PTO activities and find connections to your child's classmates.

Please register for the website:

Enrollment Code: WSWQAX

PTO Officers for 2021-2022

President-Ashley Smith

Vice President-Katie Doherty

Treasurer-Kate Hennessey

Recording Secretary-Amy Kaminski

Corresponding Secretary-Victoria Barnes Brown

Parliamentarian-Melanie Jackson-Panichelle

Neshaminy Sunset Challenge May 13th

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SUNset Challenge is back May 13!

StandUp Neshaminy is excited to announce the return of the SUNset Challenge 2k/5k race on Friday, May 13 starting at 6:40 pm at Maple Point! This race offers families, teams and individual runners two great courses: the 2K walk/run will stay on Maple Point property while the 5k will use the new walking trail on Langhorne Yardley Road as part of a circular course that winds through Middletown Community Park and back to Maple Point. The race will be chipped and professionally timed by RunBucks, LLC, each runner gets a t-shirt and medal, and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and a school banner for the Neshaminy school with the most participants (based on percentage).

The evening will feature a DJ (Mr. Gosser!), snacks and drinks for runners, and more. To guarantee a race t-shirt you must register before April 22. Register at

SUNset Challenge II Preview YouTube video link:

Like our Albert Schweitzer Facebook Page

We are working hard to keep our Albert Schweitzer Facebook page updated with lots of photos from school events. Please be sure to visit our site often and 'Like' our page!