E-Staff Weekly for 1/11/16

"Personalizing Education"

Seylar Stars VS. Harlem Wizards

On Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm the Seylar Faculty will be playing Harlem Wizards at South Middle School. In order to properly advertise and market, we need to develop our team and cheering squad. In addition, all staff members will be able to pre-order tickets which are due Tuesday, January 19th (Yellow Form).


Tina and I will be contacting you to determine how you would like to participate. I'm looking forward to having a great turnout from our staff since the monies that are collected for this event are given back to our classrooms and the students we serve.


Please consider volunteering for the following:



  • Play in the game
  • Cheer for our team
  • Help at event

New Reading Curriculum Feedback

I'm meeting with Jenn (Tesno) Opdyke and Kathy Scheid on Wednesday, January 13th to discuss/provide feedback on our implementation of the new reading curriculum. Many of you have provided positive and constructive feedback to me. However, I would like to consolidate this information on a spreadsheet along with making sure I provide the correct information.


Please click on the link below to complete a brief survey before Wednesday.


https://docs.google.com/a/pennridge.us/forms/d/1w--lvtuUFwwXE_GfbwwMbOb-krpOUVnYig7lsbobiOs/viewform

Penny Wars Help!

Please encourage your students to bring in pennies and nickels to school this month. The money that is raised will be used to purchase additional recess equipment.

2nd Marking Period Report Card Timeline

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Winter Benchmarking

The Math and Language Arts Linkit benchmark test (form B) will be given the week of January 11th. Please review email/packet with assessment schedule along with benchmark administration guidelines/test directions & test codes.


  • Kindergarten will not be giving benchmark test
  • Grade 1 will be using paper/pencil
  • Grade 2-Grade 5 will be on-line/computer based
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2014-15 Evaluation Forms via Talent Ed.

Your final evaluation forms from last year (2014-15) school year are complete. Please sign via Talent Ed as soon as possible. Thank you!

All Hazards Drill

This month we will be practicing our Reverse Evacuation Drill. Please review this procedure in your All Hazards Manual when returning from Winter Break.

Happy Birthday to You!

ROB SUKALY - January 18

ANGELA NICE - January 20

SARA GRAY - January 28

KEVIN FEHER - January 31

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!

A history website – Chronas http://chronas.org is a new site (in beta stage) with text, graphics, and interactive maps orchestrated by Dietman Aumann. It looks promising.

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M. M. Seylar Elementary School

"Personalizing Education"

Education is a very personal thing. We at Seylar believe that every child has the right to achieve their highest potential and for them to be inspired, to dream, to be excited, and to have pride within themselves and for their school community. Our mission is to combine these beliefs with your child’s innate passions and love for learning to bring together a mind’s on approach, where students are engaged, challenged, and supported so they can achieve their personal best.