Eagleville Elementary-Eagles Nest

Dr. Harmer Principal 1/28/22

Dr. Harmer Message

I hope all our students enjoy the snow tomorrow. 4th graders are watching Sing 2 at the Collegeville Movie Tavern for the Pillows, Popcorn, and Pajama event. Hoping all Eagleville families have an enjoyable weekend.

Dr. Harmer

2N read Ezra Jack Keats books all week and learned about the author's life and work. We watched the Arden Theater's virtual production of The Snowy Day and Other Stories. Students created their own snowy day scenes during a Maker Space activity.

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Great to see students playing chess during 2nd grade indoor recess

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The Scientist of 3P were trying to answer the questions, "Do heavier objects fall faster?" and "How far could you jump on the moon?".

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3rd Grade Chorus met for the first time this week!

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Art-2nd Grade

In Art class this week , the 2nd graders created sweet sculptures that were inspired by Claes Oldenburg, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Peter Anton and Jae Yong Kim. Look for these tasty treats to be on display later in the Spring at the return of our Annual Art Show!

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Environmental Club

The Environmental Club members created a surprise Environmental POP Art project on the ground of the front entrance this week! Students helped fill and place water balloons that were colored with liquid water color paint. Overnight the balloons froze to create beautiful crystal spheres. All students enjoyed the morning surprise and then watching how the art changed by each passing day as the spheres cracked or melted.

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All Kindergarten classes came together during their Art, Library and Music classes this week to enjoy a virtual musical theater production from the Arden Children’s Theatre in Philadelphia. The show titled THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES was based off of several books by Ezra Jack Keats.

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Students playing matching games to review decimals.

Job Opportunity

The Methacton Education Foundation just announced an EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! The MEF is seeking a passionate and experienced leader to join their team as Executive Director/Chief Development Officer. Apply Today!

Details: https://www.methactonfoundation.org/file_download/inline/3ee0657d-1afe-4a06-9589-7bf5cdb0ee9e

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Giant-Round Up at the Register

The Methacton School District is once again partnering with the GIANT Company on a special school program to help support our students. From now through February 28, 2022, GIANT customers can “ROUND UP AT THE REGISTER” to support the Methacton Backpack Program. Customers at the local GIANT (Egypt Road) can “round up” their grocery total at the register and the cumulative total of all the “spare change” donated will go into a fund for the Methacton School District. Last year, this fundraiser awarded more than $6,600 to the Methacton Backpack Program.

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Standards Based Grading

The Methacton School District uses a standards-based grading system for students in grades K-4. This system helps us more accurately measure students’ mastery of PA Core Academic Standards in all subjects. The elementary report cards have been revised to reflect the changes to the state standards and Methacton’s curricula. The goal of this approach to reporting is to provide parents, students, and teachers with a detailed picture of what students know and are able to demonstrate. The information provided on the report card encourages dialogue about areas of strength and need, and how our students can continue to grow academically.

This article, Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading, explains more about standards-based grading.

As your child’s teacher explained during our Back-to-School night, I CAN statements have been developed to share with you what skills your child is being assessed on and the expectation of mastery for each trimester. The I CAN statements are listed on our MSD Family Center.

Eagleville Child Check / Attendance Reporting: 610-831-5325

Please provide the following information when leaving a message:

o Child's name

o Teacher's name

o Day and date your child will be absent

o Reason for your child's absence

You must call the Attendance line if your child is going to be absent or late and give the reason for the absence.

Volunteering-Approval Process

Volunteers are needed for all of the activities and functions sponsored by Eagleville's Home & School! To get involved, please contact any Executive Board Member or the Committee Chairperson of any activity you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

All volunteers must have obtained their clearances to participate in any capacity.

Please visit https://www.methacton.org/volunteer or see the attached procedures to begin the process.

Co-Presidents: Jodi Kohar & Beth Derewal - Eaglevillepresident@gmail.com Vice President: Tracey Gemzik - EaglevilleVP@gmail.com

Treasurer: Tara Ryan-Schill- Eaglevilletreasurer28@gmail.com

Recording Secretary: Chrissy Sirianni - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com

Corresponding Secretary: Noelle Mullen - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com

Student Self-Screening Checklist

Please review the Student Self-Screening Checklist with your student every morning before school. If they have 2 symptoms from the first category OR 1 symptom from the second category please keep them home. Call the Absence line (610) 831- 5325 and report your student absent and symptomatic. Your student should be tested for Covid-19 and results sent to the school nurse. We are requiring a negative test result before your student can return to school. Please call Mrs. Cramer our school nurse for any questions. She can be reached at (610) 489-5000 extension 41206.

Health and Safety Plan

The school district recently adopted an update to the health and safety plan.

Here is the Link for the health and safety plan. Please take the time to read it.

Masks are required inside the building.

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Counselor's Corner

While honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, it is the perfect time to introduce students to the concept that they are the same and different as other human beings. In third grade we are learning about human diversity while exploring race, gender, ethnicity and socio economic status. Students have been encouraged to learn about where their ancestors came from as a way to celebrate our individual cultures. Lori Shaw, School Counselor - 610-489-5000 X41207 or LShaw@methacton.org