Leola News

January - March 2016

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Spring is in the Air

Hello Leola Families, Students and Friends,

It has been a little while since we sent out a newsletter because we have been trying to get things going in an easier set up online. Recently, I attended the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference with some of our teachers. This newsletter set up was highly recommended so we are giving it a try! We hope that you enjoy it.

January was a month that flew by after the holidays. We had some wonderful things happening and a few of the highlights were:

  • TAG Team meeting (Parents and Teachers: Together and Growing)
  • Parent Pep Rally – a celebration of our families featuring performer Steven Courtney (http://stevencourtney.com/)
  • We continued development of roles for students in a school-wide setting (Leader in Me), development of building WIGS – Wildly Important Goals. The three building goals we are working on for this year are: Reading Around the World Project, One Button TV Studio, and Student Leadership Roles. The staff continues monthly meetings to collaborate and determine a path to accomplishing our goals.

February was also a fun filled month with these highlights:

  • Congratulations to Gabby Rappa, Shamayah Cooper and Natalie Hoover for competing in the district spelling bee at Conestoga Valley Middle School on February 5th. Students from each of the elementary schools as well as 7th and 8th graders competed for the top spots to compete in the Scripts Bee as well as the WINNER of the Conestoga Valley 6-8 Grade Spelling Bee.

  • Congratulations to Natalie Hoover for winning the 6-8 CV Bee!!

  • TAG Team Family Bingo

  • We experienced a grammy nominated recording artist here at Leola this February. Our special guest, Mr Jonathan Sprout, has appeared throughout the US on TV and radio shows singing his original songs. He has performed for over 35 years and has sung over 5,000 children’s songs. He also has recorded 10 cd’s! We heard some of his best songs from his recent CD which has won 12 national awards.

March has finally arrived and with it came some much welcomed warmer weather! We are looking forward to another great performance this month. This time we will be experiencing a performance by Rope Masters (https://www.jumprm.com). Additionally this month we will have a bi-monthly Parent and Teacher TAG team meeting at 7pm on March 15th. Please join us and meet some new people!! Also please remember that this month we have a snow make up day, so the Thursday before Easter school is in session.

Coming up in April we have PSSA testing in Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. A schedule is included later in this newsletter.

We appreciate all that you do as parents partnering with us in your children's education! Happy Spring!

Dr. Colleen Pavlovec, Principal


Spelling Bee Fun

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PSSA Testing Schedule

Below please find the PSSA Testing Schedule. It has been the same schedule for many years and we have found it to be simple and easy to manage.

WEEK 1 (Times are approximate) April 12-15, 2016

Tuesday through Thursday

English Language Arts Testing

8:55-9:25am Warm up and snack Prior to testing

9:30-11:00am Testing

WEEK 2 (Times are approximate) April 18-21, 2016

Monday through Wednesday

Math Testing

8:55-9:25am Warm up and snack Prior to testing

9:30-11:00am Testing

WEEK 3 week of April 25th, 2016

Two Days : Monday and Tuesday

Science Testing

1:15 - 2:30pm

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Up and coming events

3-25 thru 3/28 Spring Break (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

3-15-16 Parent TAG Team (cafeteria) 7pm Bring a friend!

3-17-16 Professional Jump Roper Assembly

3-19-16 Saturday ESL Family Fun Day

4-3-16 Sunday TAG Roller Skating 4-7pm

Week of 4-10-16 PSSA Language Arts (3rd - 6th)

Week of 4-17-16 PSSA Math (3rd - 6th)

Week of 4-24-16 PSSA Science (4th gr)

4-15-16 Family Movie Night 6:30pm

4-25-16 Bookfair Week (evening hours Tues 4-26 from 5:30-7:30)

4-27-16 Early Dismissal 1:15pm

5-2-16 4th grade Personal Safety presentations

5-2-16 District Strings Concert (gr 3 and 4) 7pm

5-3-16 Leola Spring Concert

5-11-16 Muffins with Moms 8am

5-12 & 5-13 K screening


5-16-16 Community Arts Day

5-17-16 Parent TAG Team (cafeteria) 7pm

5-18-16 Donuts with Dads 8am

5-18-16 Orchestra trip grades 5-6

5-20-16 6th gr visits MS 10-11am

5-20-16 Leadership Day Visitation to classrooms 12pm- 2pm

5-20-16 Leadership Week Leola Proud 2:15pm

5-23-16 Band Trip grades 4-5-6

5-24-16 6th gr Districts

5-25-16 Early Dismissal 1:15pm

5-25-16 Transition Day

5-30-16 No School -Memorial Day