Shaull Elementary School News

August 4, 2023

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Principal's Message

Dear Shaull Families,

We are very excited to begin a new school year here at Shaull Elementary! Today in your Skyward Family Access account, the teacher assignment is posted to your child's portal. Thank you for your patience as we worked on creating our class groupings this summer.

We are welcoming six new teachers to Shaull Elementary this school year! Please join me in offering a warm welcome to the newest members of our great Shaull family:

Miss Sarah Albin - Grade 3

Miss Brooke Stoner - Grade 3

Miss Grace Puffenberger - Grade 4

Mrs. Shelby O'Rourke - Autism Support

Miss Lucy Barnish - Autism Support

Mrs. Tanya Pickel - Instructional Specialist

In the coming weeks, we have a few events scheduled to help families and students become acquainted for the school year:

August 16

Kona Ice Social on the Playground

5:00 to 7:30 PM:

August 21

Kindergarten and New Student Orientation

5:30-6:15 PM: Morning Kindergarten Families

6:30-7:15 PM: Afternoon Kindergarten Families

7:30-8:15 PM: New Students to Shaull Orientation

September 6

Back to School Night (Parent Information Night)

6:00-7:00 PM Grades K-2

7:00-8:00 PM Grades 3-5

This school year brings a renewed focus to several district priorities. This is the second year of implementation of our Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) program which supports our English/Language Arts curriculum. This rigorous ELA program provides students with the foundational skills needed to become fluent readers, communicators, and learners. Secondly, as the elementary schools focused on the Portrait of an Eagle competency of Responsibility last school year, we will add the competencies of Confidence, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving to the repertoire. The final two competencies, Empathy and Adaptability, will be added during the 2024-25 school year. Teachers and administrators across the district have been working on lessons to bring our CV Portrait of an Eagle to life in each CV building for all CV students. Lastly, we are beginning the pilot phase of a new Mathematics program for future adoption. Select teachers across all eight elementary schools will pilot one of two new mathematics programs. Shaull 5th grade teachers Mrs. Hussey and Mrs. Greenholt will be piloting Eureka Math this school year. We are excited to learn more about Eureka Math (piloted here at Shaull), and Bridges Math (piloted at other CV buildings) this school year!

With the CV Portrait of an Eagle as a backdrop to our school, we have adopted a new building theme of "Fly Like an Eagle". While we are all proud to be a Shaull Shark, we also have great pride in being a Cumberland Valley Eagle! This year we will celebrate students who are demonstrating the Portrait of an Eagle (POE) competencies with monthly awards, award tickets during the school day, POE t-shirts, and assemblies throughout the school year focused on the competencies and awards. We are very excited to celebrate our students for all the positive contributions they make within our school community!

We are pleased to report that we have a new main number for our school. The new phone number for the Shaull Elementary School office is 717-506-3415.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is a question or concern! We will see you all very soon!


Mr. Richard Tysarczyk


Shaull Elementary School


A Word About School Supplies

Here at Cumberland Valley, families do not need to purchase school supplies such as pencil cases, pencils, crayons, etc. Our schools provide this for each student. However, families are encouraged to send their student with a backpack, lunch box, water bottle, and headphones for their district i-pad or Chromebook.

Upcoming Back to School Events

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New Bell Schedule for 2023-2024!

The Shaull Elementary school day will start and end 15 minutes sooner this school year. Please review the graphic below for specifics.
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Fly Like an Eagle!

Cumberland Valley School District's Portrait of an Eagle is our vision for all students upon graduation. Through the immersive Kindergarten through twelfth grade experience here at CVSD, our students will be able to demonstrate these seven competencies for success in adult life.
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Please welcome our newest Shaull Elementary School Teachers to the Community!

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Science Explorers Registration Information

Our after school science club, Science Explorers, is back for the new school year! Please see the flyer below for registration information. Please note that this club is open for students in grades 1-5, has a limited number of students per club, and does require a fee to join.
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Car Rider Loop

We recommend all students ride their assigned school bus to and from Shaull. If there is a need to utilize the Car Rider Loop, please review the drop off and pick up procedures below to ensure we have a safe and efficient procedure for students. We will be sending home a flyer in the mail containing more information regarding this procedure and a QR code for each family.

Morning Drop Off:

  • Arrival for the morning drop-off loop is 8:55-9:15 AM

  • Front of building

  • Please avoid last minute drop off to avoid tardiness

  • Students may go to breakfast or class between these times

  • Please do not pass cars in the loop

  • Stay in your car if possible

  • Stop at the cone

  • Please do not park in the lot and have your student enter or exit the vehicle from the parking lot

Afternoon Pick Up:

  • Dismissal occurs for all students between 3:55 and 4:10 PM

  • Please avoid late pick-ups - Office closes at 4:45 PM.

  • All cars must follow the loop procedure and use the pick up loop.

  • Please do not park in the lot and have your student enter or exit the vehicle from the parking lot

  • All cars must have their school issued QR code visible for pick up.

  • Please inform the office about any change in routine, custody days, etc. to ensure student is dismissed from correct location and with the correct person

  • Please do not pass other cars in the loop

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Eagle Spotlight!

Please use the button below to nominate a Shaull staff member for doing something amazing or for going above and beyond! We will share responses in future editions of Shaull Elementary School News!
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Eagle Spotlight Form

Please click this link to say something positive about a Shaull Elementary School staff member!

Shaull Elementary is a 2023-2024 Common Sense School!

Last year, Shaull Elementary School Explorations teacher, Mr. Willey, had completed comprehensive coursework and began implementing the Common Sense Media curriculum in our Explorations classes. Moving forward into this school year, our students will be taught digital literacy skills with the aim of developing positive and productive digital citizenship skills that will last a lifetime. For more information about our digital citizenship instruction and the Common Sense Education philosophy, check out their website at:
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Shaull Drive School Zone

The Shaull Drive access road in front of our school has had a 25 MPH speed limit since the building was constructed in 2008. This summer, our access road will finally be designated a "School Zone." Please always use caution when driving through Shaull Drive whether accessing from Wertzville Road from the East or from the Fair Hill Development to the North.
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Name our Newsletter!

We recognize "Shaull Elementary School News" isn't the most exciting name for a school newsletter. Due to this, we are opening up this survey to Name Our Newsletter! Can you think of a catchy name for our new school newsletter? If so, type it in the form at the button below!
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Important Dates

August 7 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

August 16 - Kona Ice Social on the Playground 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

August 21 - Kindergarten and New Student Orientation: AM K- 5:30 PM, PM K- 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM (new families)

August 21 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

August 23 - FIRST DAY of SCHOOL

September 1 - No School for Kindergarten Only

September 4 - No School

September 5 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

September 6 - Elementary Back to School Night (Parent Information Night)

September 13 - Shaull PTO Meeting 7:00 PM on Zoom

September 18 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

September 29 - Shaull Picture Day

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