Worcester Weekly Happenings

February 1st - February 7th

MR. SORGINI'S WEEKLY BLOG UPDATE

February 1st - February 7th

Monday 2/1-
  • Melody Chimes will resume immediately after school. No new ringers are needed at this time.


Tuesday 2/2 -

  • Afterschool Sports 3:30-5:00 pm – (Floor Hockey)
  • Environmental Club
  • 4th grade band rehearsals, 8:00am


Wednesday 2/3-

  • Environmental Club


Thursday 2/4 -

  • Afterschool Sports 3:30-5:00 pm – (Floor Hockey)
  • Chorus rehearsals, 8:00am. The rehearsals are for all 3rd and 4th graders who would like to sing.


Friday 2/5

  • Orchestra rehearsal, 7:55am
  • Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance, 6:30-8:30

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEACHER MINI GRANTS

The Home and School Board sets aside money from various school activities to fund mini grants for Worcester teachers. Teachers apply for the grants in the beginning of the school year and the Home and School Board members collect the information and vote on each application. The following is a list of the grants that have been awarded to the teachers this year:

1. Mrs. Dectis - First Grade -

  • Classroom ipad. All first grade classes will now be quipped with an ipad.


2. Mrs. Cherry - Library

  • Supplies for Maker Mondays


3. Mrs. Williams - Music

  • Percussion instruments, mallets, replacement parts for Glockenspiel & stretchy bands


4. Mrs. Seibert - Physical Education
  • Running Club incentives

5. 2nd Grade
  • Balance balls to promote increased mental focus and ability to pay attention during instructional time.


6. Ms. Wahl - ESL
  • Bilingual books in Korean, Chinese and the languages of India


CHORUS REHEARSALS 3RD&4TH GRADES

Chorus will rehearse Thursday morning, February 4, at 8:00. Students can be dropped off at the outside gym doors between 7:45 and 8:00. All 3rd and 4th graders are invited to come sing with us – new members are welcome! Permission slips can be picked up in the music room, or accessed at the following link:

Click here for the permission slip for new members:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzHDK8CaFpkUTmwwQWo1bUVtSjA/view


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Students in grades 2, 3 and 4 will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart events during their Physical Education classes on February 17th, 18th and 19th. All information for these events was sent home last week. Information for this year’s Jump Rope for Heart can also be found at http://www.methacton.org/Page/5288.


2016 SCIENCE FAIR

We hope that you will join us for another exciting Science Fair. We encourage you to select a topic that interests you and to have fun as you research, experiment, and learn more about science. Students may design a project using any method (scientific, research or engineering).


Visit the Science Fair website to download The Science Fair Handbook, link to various online resources, and find out what can be expected on the day and evening of the Science Fair.

http:// sites.google.com/site/worcesterelementarysciencefair/


THANK YOU!

A special thank you goes out to Melissa Drozd and her committee for a fun night of bowling, games and some quality Mother-Son time at Limerick Bowl on Friday Night.


COLD WEATHER REMINDER

Every attempt is made to have students go outside for some portion of the assigned period of recess throughout the winter months, weather permitting. Jackets, hats, and gloves will help keep our students warm as we continue to provide the opportunities for active play and fresh air that go along with outdoor recess.


SPIRITWEAR QUESTIONS:

If you are missing an item or have a question about Spiritwear please go to

http://lowerleftcorner.com/pages/contact-us


RECYCLING NEWS...KEEPING OUR EARTH CLEAN & GREEN

We have recycled a total of 40.77 pounds of trash so far in the month of January! Recycling Trophies will be awarded next week to the primary and intermediate grade level with highest weight total. Way to go Worcester Wolves! Great job keeping our Earth Clean & Green!


LOW COST INTERNET ACCESS

Comcast Offers Low Cost Internet Access to Families in Need

Click on the following link for more information: http://www.methacton.org//site/default.aspx?PageID=6504


VOLUNTEERING AT WORCESTER

If you plan to volunteer in school, please make sure your clearances are up to date. Click here to access the volunteer clearance information located on the District's webpage.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 2/8 -

  • Student Council meeting, 8:10, Library


Friday, 2/12, Monday, 2/15 & Tuesday 2/16

  • No School

Wednesday, 2/17 -

  • 100th Day


PSSA TESTING Week of April 11 - 15

  • ELA for Grades 3 & 4


PSSA TESTING Week of April 18 - 22

  • Mathematics for Grades 3 & 4


PSSA TESTING Week of April 25 - 29

  • Science for Grade 4 Only