Tiger Insider

January 8, 2021


December 2020 Terrific Tigers
Announcing our December Terrific Tigers representing CARING! Pyslee & Alex (grade 6), Khloe & Wyatt (grade 5), Keagan & Joe (grade 4), Mary & Luke (grade 3), Rayna & Lincoln (grade 2), Melba & Ethan (grade 1) and Mia & Cole (kindergarten)! When you see them, please congratulate them on being such positive influences in our school family!



The PAWS-itive Character Trait for the month of January is KINDNESS. Kind people are friendly, generous, and considerate.

Tiger Point Weekly Tallying

WOW! We are really racking up the Tiger Points around here!

Kindergarten - 6,794

Grade 1 - 6,251

Grade 2 - 3,739

Grade 3 - 4,641

Grade 4 - 6,497

Grade 5 - 6,294

Grade 6 - 4,132

For a GRAND TOTAL of 38,348 Tiger Points so far this school year! Keep up the great work, MES!

What Are Tiger Points?

Tiger Points are given when students are demonstrating expected behaviors by following ROAR Expectations. Once a grade level collectively banks 1000 Tiger Points, they receive an extra 30 minutes of outdoor recess!

2020-2021 PBiS Goal

Did you know that as of January 8, 2021, 96% of our students have one or fewer behavior referrals? 383 out of our 400 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline thanks to our school-wide support and commitment to PBiS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports)! Our students are making great choices and learning quickly to avoid repeating bad ones!

Our overall goal is to have 85% or more of our kids receive one or fewer minor/major behavior referrals this school year. We are on track to meet that ambitious and worthwhile goal!


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We are hopeful to return to 100% in person learning on January 26, 2021.


School is not in session on Monday, January 18 or January 25, 2021. Enjoy your long weekends this month!

Quarter 2 Report Cards

Our second quarter is over on Friday, January 22, 2021. Final grades/scores will be entered in PowerSchool on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and report cards will be sent home with students the week of February 1, 2021.
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Free Meals

On the days kids physically come to school, we will send them home with a FREE breakfast and lunch that they can eat on their virtual learning days while at home. Please check backpacks when your kids home from school so that items can be refrigerated until ready to eat.

Hybrid Attendance

While students in grades 4-6 are in a hybrid attendance learning schedule, students will need to fill out the electronic attendance form each day that they are learning from home. This form will appear everyday in their Google Classroom and is due by 11:00am. If you have trouble filling out the form or have a situation that makes it difficult to have this form filled out by 11:00am, please email us at MESOffice@penncrest.org. We are here to help!


Daily Video Announcements

Daily ROAR 1/14/2021
Daily video announcements are updated and shared each and every morning on Mrs. Fonzo's YouTube channel. If you would like to be notified each time a new video is uploaded, please click the subscribe button. Our 6th graders are doing a great job of keeping us up to date!

Our Sponsors

We are so fortunate to have local businesses and organizations support the powerful work that we are doing at MES. Please consider returning the favor by supporting them! Also, if you own a business or know of a business that would like to contribute to our school, please contact Erin Fonzo, Principal of Maplewood Elementary School, by calling (814)337-1659 or emailing efonzo@penncrest.org

Our Students ROAR!

We LOVE having the opportunity to help our students succeed and we're very proud of them for repeatedly making the right choices. We hope you are as excited as we are about the great work that the students have been doing. Our recent SWPBiS evaluation confirms what we already know..... MES is PAWS-itively the BEST!