E-Staff Weekly for 12/14/15

"Personalizing Education"


I would like to congratulate Sara, Carolyn and Kevin on an outstanding Winter Concert performance this week. Many parents sung praises about their child's performance and the overall organization of the concert. Thank you for allowing our students to shine!

Holiday Classroom Parties

Due to the changes in security procedures requiring visitors to sign in/wrist bracelet, all holiday classroom parties will start between 1:30 pm-2:00 pm and be completed by 3:15 pm for dismissal. This is required so our main office and lobby sign-in area are staffed appropriately during the day. No exceptions will be made.

Your homeroom parents will be handling invitations for additional volunteers (no more than 3) via Sign-Up Genius. Please reach out to them as a reminder about this responsibility.

Parents volunteers may sign out students in the classroom. Parents do not need to sign them out in the office.

Kindergarten Parties:

  • AM Class Party- 10:45-11:30, PM Class Party from 1:00-2:00

2015-16 SLO Process

Jenn Tesno will be communicating about the revised grade level SLO's that were using Reading Street Unit Tests. With that being said, all signed SLO forms are due to Tina by 12.23.15.

Data Meeting

Our data meeting scheduled for 12.16.15 will be cancelled. Happy Holidays!

Winter Benchmarking

The Math and Language Arts Linkit benchmark test (form B) will be given the week of January 11th. An assessment schedule will be provided 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

Dr. Rattigan Visitation

Monday, Dec. 14th, 12:30pm

820 Callowhill Road

Perkasie, PA

Holiday Cards

In the main office, there's bulletin board dedicated for staff members to post greeting cards, etc. for the upcoming holidays.

Out of District

I will be out of the district on Friday, December 18. If you should need assistance, please contact the main office.

Classroom Assessment Review - Grade 3

Grade 3 is scheduled for Assessment Review by the Principal. Please see the Seylar Staff Handbook for further details.

Safety Reminders

  • Classroom doors should be locked at all times. Use the magnetic strip to keep your door unlocked during the day. Remove the magnetic strip if a lock-down situation were to occur.
  • ID badges should be visible at all times
  • All doors leading to the outside should be closed and locked at all times.

Our Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

On December 22 show your holiday spirit by adorning your most outrageous festive attire. You can also complement your sweater with jeans...but, only if you participate!

Winter Coats

Please remind students (and parents) about dressing their children appropriately for weather conditions. In addition, remind students that they are responsible for keeping track of their possessions.

If students have lost any items, pleae have them check our lost in found rack outside of LeeAnn's IST room.

Happy Birthday to You!

BOB WILLIAMS - December 11

KIM RENDLER - December 15

LEEANN HABERLE - December 25

KEN EHRMANN - December 29

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!

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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.