E-Staff Weekly for 10/19/15

"Personalizing Education"

Thank you!

Thank you for the Pasquelina's Certificate on Boss's Day. While I'm very apprecative of the kind thought, it is not expected. It is an honor and privilege to work beside a staff that provides outstanding service to our students and parents.

Planning Time Reimbursement via IST Substitutes

All planning time reimbursement requests using IST substitutes require Principal approval. Please discontinue these requests from LeeAnn.

Reminder...IST Substitute Support

All assigned IST subs that provide classroom support should not be used for making copies. Their role is provided classroom support during lessons.

November 3 In-Service Day

Professional Staff:

A half day is designated for report card planning and conferences and the other half day will be the following. Teachers will be given the opportunity to plan and explore 60 in 60 apps and/or complete Mandated Reporter Training. This is the last time the district will be offering "PD time" for Mandated Reporter Training. A more detailed schedule will be sent via email. This will take place at Seylar...no traveling.

Support Staff:

In-service for all Classroom Teaching Assistants (TA’s) & Special Assignment Teaching Assistants (PCA’s) is scheduled on Tuesday 11/3/15 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at Central Middle School. Additional details will be sent to you the week of 10/26/15.

Embedded Technology Coaching on Tuesday

Cara Gurysh, PSD Technology Coach, will be at Seylar on October 20 to provide embedded technology coaching for our staff. Please remember that her focus is on the 4 C's and 60 in 60 Apps (including Symbaloo and Blendspace).

To sign up for a time, please CLICK HERE.

Out of District

I will be out of the district Friday, October 23 for PVAAS training at the IU. Please contact the main office with any questions, concerns, or support.

Blue Jeans for Babies - District Wide Causal for a Cause

Friday, Nov. 13th 2015 at 12am

820 Callowhill Road

Perkasie, PA

$5 donation for participating. This payment is additional to the monies given for Pay Day Casual for Cause.

It's Budget Time!

It is time to plan for Seylar’s 2016-17 instructional year! Please consider your needs carefully. Inventory your supplies; consider your program, special projects, and contingency needs before requesting items. All classroom art supplies will be ordered from Office Depot. The Elementary Classroom Art Supplies Bid Lists have been discontinued per the business department.

New this year is grade level/department budgets were created based on a “cost per pupil” formula. The amount this year is $6 per student for all general supplies. When multiplied by the estimated enrollment number for the next school year, your total grade level/department budget is produced. The purpose for this change is to create equitable funding for all students in our school. Please remember the following:

  • Login to Office Depot to see the discounted rates. If you don’t have a login, please contact the main office.
  • Print your shopping cart, when you have completed your ordering for the 2016-17 school year. Your name should be on the shopping cart order print out. Add the print out to your binder.
  • If you would like to order some specialized supplies/equipment from another vendor, please use the requisition forms found in your binder.

Your budget binder will be distributed to you on Monday, 10/12. The budget binder is due back to Tina Hulshizer no later than Monday, October 26.

Student Work in Hallways

· This is a just a friendly reminder that student work displayed in the hallways for every classroom, should convey what the students are currently learning or recently learned in a given subject area. You are also permitted to display holiday/seasonal art projects too. If you have any questions, please let me know.

PCEF Grant Applications Due

PCEF Grant Applications are due October 23rd. Please submit all paperwork to the curriculum office as soon as possible. Please contact the mail office if you need an application.

1st Marking Period Report Card Timeline

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Conference Schedule Using Sign-Up Genius

Each classroom is required to create a Sign Up Genius schedule for Fall Conferences. Each link will be emailed to Tina by Wednesday, Nov. 4th.

The main office will email these links to your parents via Blackboard Connect. DO NOT email the Sign-Up Genius link to your parents.

Happy Birthday to You!

Cathy Cush - October 12

Donna Costigan - October 18

Kendall Jones - October 29

Teaching Resources, Inspiration, and Sometimes a Good Laugh!

Musical Morning Announcements with Gabrielle Union

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.