Monday Memo

Week of December 14, 2015


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School Announcements & Updates

Concert Prep-This Week's Modified Schedule!

Monday 12/14: Go about your day like normal! The only change is ALL classes will be coming to the Wickersham gym during their normal special time. Please have students bring a book to read as well.

Tuesday 12/15: At your designated time, bring your classes over to the J.P. McCaskey auditorium. Once again, please have students bring books. We will be practicing how we get on and off of the stage. This will be the “special time” for the day. Karen and Josh will be helping me organize the students and the stage.

11 am to 11:45 am: 4th and 5th grade

1 pm to 1:45 pm: 2nd and 3rd grade

2 pm to 2:45 pm: Kindergarten, 1st, and K4

LASTLY, the concert will be held Tuesday, December 15th in the J.P. McCaskey auditorium starting at 6 pm. Students will be reporting around 5:30. Please let Mr. Hart know if you will be able to attend and help monitor and guide your students!


Thank you to the following staff members who donated to the NEHS-Kiva fundraiser on Friday, 12/11/15! Together we raised $39.00.

· Lori Yeager

· Lindsey Kopp

· Christine Kile

· Amanda Gartman

· Jennifer Irizarry

· Rachel Tadlock

· Grisel Pichardo

· Stephanie Moyer

· Brittany Lockner


Please follow the link to fill out your supply requests for 2nd Semester. Keep in mind that orders are subject to approval and availability. Orders must be submitted by January 15th.


If you haven't met with your mentee for the first time last week, please set up a time to do it this week.

Schoology Update

New on Schoology:

  • Updated-December Faculty Council Notes

Morning Meeting Focus: PERSEVERANCE

District Updates & Announcements

Environmental Education Grant Application Period Now Open

Schools, municipalities, community groups and businesses can now apply for state grants of up to $3,000 to develop programs and projects geared toward environmental education. The program is administered by the Department of Environmental Protection and can be used to fund various initiatives, including farm field days, summer camps, exploratory learning activities, professional development and activities to promote energy efficiency and water conservation. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, teacher professional development; curriculum integration; outdoor learning resources, such as trails, shelters, streamside plantings, and educational programming; transportation to field study sites; water chemistry testing equipment; and educational events. The application deadline is December 18th. Applications are available online at, or by contacting DEP’s Environmental Education and Information Center at 717-772-1828 or You can contact Barbara Lombardo to apply.

Free eBooks during Winter Break is offering free access to eBooks from December 23rd – January 3rd. See the attached flyer for details.


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!

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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who helped make the monthly celebration possible. A special thank you to the "Stinky Cheese Man."


MONDAY 12/14/15

  • Mercado Out

TUESDAY 12/15/15

  • Lipisko Out
  • Winter Concert Rehearsal - See schedule from Mr. Hart
  • Winter Concert

WEDNESDAY 12/16/15

  • Attendance Meeting- see schoology for a list of who will be participating

THURSDAY 12/17/15

  • Substitutes will be provided while 1st and 2nd grade participate in Day 2 of LETRS Training.

    2nd Grade-8:30-11:30 (Teacher-Normal Lunch)

    1st Grade-12:00-3 (Teacher-Normal Lunch)

  • Parent Breakfast

FRIDAY 12/18/15

  • PTO Meeting


WInter Break: 12/24-1/3

Return to School- 1/4


12/14/15 WINNER: check back on Tuesday for the winner!


What is your favorite chocolate covered treat? ANSWER HERE!

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December Birthdays

12/12 Jen Irizarry

12/16 Dave Calendar

12/17 Janess Crawford

12/20 Melanie Snyder

12/23 Miriam Melendez-Swinton