E-Staff Weekly for 1/19/15

Panther P.R.O.U.D.

Reading Olympics Meeting for Students and Coaches

Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 12pm


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Embedded Technology Coaching - January 20th

Below is the Sign-Up Genius link for our technology coaching session with Brandon Lutz on January 20, 2015. He will be stationed in the faculty room, but will be more than happy to come to your classroom to discuss any questions you may have. I would also like to encourage to begin the conversation about the Nearpod application. As discussed at our faculty meeting last week, teachers that implement this next year will get a free subscription to the application and an iPad mini. If you have any questions, please let me know.


Principal's Council

The Principal's Council Meeting at the end of January is cancelled due to the planned in-service day. Our next Principal's Council Meeting will be February 23 at 8:00am.

The Way Back Bulletin Board

Those of you with a Facebook account know what I'm talking about when I say "Throwback Thursday". We have taken down our Holiday Picture Bulletin Board and replaced it with our own version of "Throwback Thursday" pictures. Find a good picture from way back when (baby, elementary, high school, college, etc.) and post it on our bulletin board by January 30th. We will number them so you can guess who they might be on the form we'll provide. Submit your form to Tina or Cathy to win a prize.

Penny Wars for New Playground Equipment

Starting next week, we will begin our annual Penny War competition to support the purchase of our new playground equipment. We have currently raised $5000, but need an additional $7000 to purchase/install in the Spring 2015.

Please encourage your students to participate!!!

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The Pennridge Community Education Foundation (PCEF) is pleased to provide financial assistance to the Pennridge School District in the form of grants for curricular and extracurricular activities that prepare students to succeed in the 21st Century.

Below is a link to the application form. This is a great way to fund a technology tool you would like to purchase or purchase more of. Feel free to send your application to Miles for review/tips as he has experience in grant writing. It would be great for our building (more importantly...our students) to have several winners!

Data Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 7:30am

820 Callowhill Road

Perkasie, PA

Meeting has been switched to morning to due to our presenter, Jen Tesno, being available. The topic will be Text Dependent Analysis Questions, Responses, and Grading.

Happy Birthday to You!

AGNES WHITE - January 1

ROB SUKALY - January 18

ANGELA NICE - January 20

ANDY DRAGO - January 25

SARA GRAY - January 28

What's Your Why?

Louise Moyer - Food/Nutrition Manager

I began working at Seylar, in Food Service, when my youngest daughter began Kindergarten at Seylar Elementary. Having school-age children, this was a great job, spending summers and holidays home with them. The rewarding part of the job is more than just serving a nutritional meal but seeing the students smiling faces and getting to converse with them. Greeting students with a smile and wishing them a good day helps my day be rewarding as well. My goal is to make a difference in their day.

Martha Lambert - Teaching Assistant, Primary Learning Support

I am in teaching because that’s all I ever wanted to do. In High School I did a teaching internship and that sealed my fate. Then I went to college to become a Special Education teacher and taught when special education was in the farthest corners of the building. I started in challenging locations, Newark and Camden. After taking many years off to raise my children, I returned to the career that I knew. I spent my first year learning how to work the new technology in school that didn’t exist 15 years ago. Despite the changes in education since I was a teacher, one thing remains constant for me. I still enjoy helping students learn and watching them grow to be more productive students.

Sherry Orr - Personal Care Assistant

I have spent my entire professional career working with children and youth. I have found that there is no greater reward than knowing that you have shaped, molded, influenced, uplifted, or motivated a child. It is important to instill a sense of value, self-worth, and confidence to help children reach their full potential. Children never forget people who have helped them, showed interest and been patient with them. Working with children has been and still is my passion. Making a difference in a child’s life is priceless.

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!