Manavon Elementary School News

Weekly Update from Mrs. Spear 1-20-21

Message from Mrs. Spear

Next week is Kindness Week! Look below for details on how we will be focusing on kindness in fun and exciting ways.

This week marks the beginning of the 3rd marking period. I cannot believe it is this time of year already! Report cards will be available for you to view on your child's Skyward account on January 27.

Our character trait of the month for January is Perseverance! Students will learn strategies and tips on how to practice perseverance in all that they do!

As the weather is finally getting colder, please remember to dress your child for the cold. We like to get outside for recess even if it is just for 15 minutes. Remember to label hats, gloves, jackets and any other item that may get misplaced.

Continue to stay informed! Check for the latest updates from Phoenixville Area School District on our webpage at You can also find more information in the Phantom Newsletters or through viewing the monthly Board Meetings on Phantom TV.


Thank you for your continued attention to your child's health! If your child is experiencing symptoms, even mild symptoms, please keep them home and call our school nurse for guidance at 484-927-5366.


Robyn Spear


Manavon Elementary School

Kindness Week - Starts Monday, 1/24

Join in the fun! Next week we will be focusing on kindness all week! Teachers will be engaging in fun activities related to kindness.

Each day we will have a spirit day and an activity for you and your family to do at home! Click the picture below to see the the full details and translations.

MLK Expressions Contest - Attention all PASD Students

This year's MLK Expressions Contest details have been released! The theme for this year's project is I am listening, hear my voice. Students can create an original piece of writing, art, video, song, or other media.

Click here for details to this annual contest. This is optional for all students.

February Parent Teacher Conferences

On February 17 and 18, we will be holding parent - teacher conferences. Click this link for the schedule and directions on how to sign up for a conference.

Conferences will be open to parents to select on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

MES 5th Grade Party Fundraiser – Super Bowl Squares

The 5th Grade Party Planning Committee is selling $20 Super Bowl football squares as a fundraiser for the Manavon Elementary School 5th grade end of year party!

If you, your family, or friends are interested in purchasing a square do it now, before all the squares are gone! There are 100 squares available.

It’s Simple to Participate:

1. Click on the link:

2. Follow the directions and choose your square(s)

3. Pay by Venmo or PayPal $20 per square to:

Venmo: MRhoades-8 (7164)

PayPal: (Todd McDannell)

NOTE: Please include MES Super Bowl Squares in the description of the payment.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SQUARES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY FEBRUARY 4th at 5pm. Any squares unpaid at that time will be cleared, and up for resale.

Winners will be determined at the end of the first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, plus final score of the game. The winner is decided by looking at the last number in each teams’ score and then matching those digits on the grid to see where the squares intersect.

Since this is a fundraiser, 50% of the proceeds will go to throwing our 5th graders a memorable party, and the other 50% will be distributed among the Users with the Winning Square.

Winnings Breakdown for Squares:

· End of 1st Quarter: $200

· End of 2nd Quarter: $200

· End of 3rd Quarter: $200

· End of Game: $400

Free Adult ESL Classes for All

Come and practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English! We will have fun, I promise!

Parent Training Opportunity

Your Family's Mental Health and Wellness -Strategies and Tips for Parents: Structuring the Home Setting for Behavioral Success

Previously Posted Information and District-Wide News

Attention Elementary Beginner Band and Orchestra Members

There have been changes to the scheduled winter concerts or band and orchestra. The new dates are listed below:

  • February 1 – Beginner Strings
    • Barkley and Schuylkill: 6:00pm arrival, 6:30pm performance
      • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Strings Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 6:30 event.
    • Manavon: 7:30pm arrival, 8:00pm performance
      • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Strings Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 8:00 event.
  • February 2 – Beginner Band
    • 4th Grade (all schools): 6:00pm arrival, 6:30pm performance
      • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Band Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 6:30event.
    • 5th Grade (all schools): 7:30pm arrival, 8:00pmperformance
      • Ticket Event Name: PASD Beginner Band Showcase (Rescheduled) - Choose the 8:00event.

Because they concerts have been separated into two performances each night, any previously reserved tickets will be voided and new tickets will need to be reserved. The link for ticket reservations is below along with the title of each event in the ticketing website. Tickets are required for attendance and are FREE. Each performer's family may reserve up to THREE tickets for members of their household. Should you need additional tickets, please reach out to the district's performing arts coordinator, Justin McAdams, at We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as these changes were necessary to ensure sufficient space for distancing, seating availability, and to provide the safest musical experience for all in attendance. Masking will be required according to the district’s masking guidelines at the time of the events.

Masks are required for all attendees at all events.


Click here for a full details on the rescheduled concerts as well as information on how to reserve tickets for the show.

PCEF Trivia Night

Please join Phoenixville Community Education Foundation for a fun virtual Trivia Night on Friday January 28th at 7:00 pm! You and your friends can compete to see if you are the smartest folks in Phoenixville, from the safety of your own home. Proceeds benefit PASD students and teachers through support for things like the PAMS House program, teacher mini-grants, food for students in need, and more .

Tickets are limited, so get yours today at

Visit for more info!

PASD COVID 19 Updates

See any PASD updates related to COVID 19.

Parent Volunteers

The PASD Board recently approved the Health Plan. All volunteers are required to be vaccinated. Please provide a copy of your current COVID vaccination card when applying, or you can email it to Samantha Iyoob at

School Procedures

Get all the information you need on arrival, dismissal, attendance and more!

Upcoming Events

Report Cards Available on Skyward - January 27

February Classroom Parties - February 14

Parent Teacher Conferences - February 17 and 18

No School for President's Day - February 21

MES Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM - March 7