June 1-June 5
Best wishes on your retirement Mrs. Kehs!
We wanted to take some time to send well wishes to Mrs. Sara Kehs, one of our 4th grade teachers. Mrs. Kehs has decided to retire at the end of this school year. I want to personally thank Mrs. Kehs for everything she has done to support our students, staff, school, and community. She was instrumental in running our student council. We will certainly miss her as a teacher, colleague, and friend. I already asked Mrs. Kehs to sign up for the sub list, fingers crossed. In all seriousness, it has been a pleasure working with Mrs. Kehs. We wish her all the best in retirement and we hope that she will enjoy the new found time with her family and friends.
Best wishes to Miss Hagel!
We also would like to send our best wishes to Miss Brianne Hagel, our grade 2-4 communications teacher. Miss Hagel will be transitioning to Worcester next year in a new role as the K-4, itinerant support teacher. We thank Miss Hagel for everything she has done for all of our students, staff, school, and community. She will be missed and we wish her well in her future endeavors at Worcester. We hope that Miss Hagel will take the many ideas and lessons from Arrowhead and pass them on to the students at Worcester. Thanks for everything and we wish you much success!
Best wishes to Mrs. Rappaport!
Mrs. Sarah Rapport, our K-4 itinerant support teacher will be transitioning to Woodland Elementary School in the same role. This past year, Mrs. Rappaport split time between Arrowhead and Woodland. We thank Mrs. Rappaport for all of her contributions to our students, staff, school, and community. We wish Mrs. Rappaport all the best and know she will do wonderful things for the Woodland students and community.
IMPORTANT UPDATE NEXT WEEK: STUDENTS MATERIAL DROP OFF AND PICK UP
We will have special "Goodbye Arrowhead" signs that were created for our departing 4th grade students. We ask all students to come for student material drop off/pick up during their scheduled times so they can see these special signs and say goodbye to their teachers and Arrowhead staff, if possible. The signs will be on display next week during scheduled student material drop off/pick up times. The student signs will be displayed in our bus loop in front of the school on Monday and Tuesday June 8th and 9th. If you would like to see the signs, feel free to drive through the bus loop before or after your scheduled time. The signs will be delivered to our 4th grade families after Tuesday from the Arrowhead Home and School. I would like to personally thank the Home and School for providing the funding so we could make the signs for our departing 4th grade students. We will certainly miss you and we know that you are destined for great things. Take the many lessons you learned at Arrowhead and shine. We know you will. Make us proud, but more importantly make yourself proud. We will miss you all!
End of year student material pick up and drop off process, procedures, and schedule
Student material pick up/drop off will occur on Monday June 8th and Tuesday June 9th.
- ***NOTE*** Grade 4 pick up/drop off will be in the bus loop. All other grades will pick up and drop off in back of the building.
***One additional note***, the oldest sibling will receive all sibling materials from other classrooms during their scheduled pick up/drop off times.
- Student Material pick up/drop off will take place at the Arrowhead AM/PM student drop off and pick up area. (back parking lot by the gym door for grades K-3).
- In the interest of safety and efficiency, parents and students will remain in their vehicles at all times.
- Families place a sign with your last name and teacher information in your vehicle's dashboard front windshield. Place along the passenger side. Sample (Smith Family- 3 G)
- ***For families with multiple children in Arrowhead you will follow the first scheduled time per teacher schedule below. Please label your car sign as suggested. Sample: Smith (4 Mac, 2-Keff, KAM Raley)
- ***NOTE*** The oldest sibling will receive all sibling materials from other classrooms.
- Place student items (library books, chromebooks/power cord, instruments, etc...) to be picked up in your vehicle's trunk or hatchback. When you arrive please make sure you open the trunk or hatchback.
- An Arrowhead staff member will collect your items (library books, chromebook/power cord, instrument, etc...)
- An Arrowhead staff member will place your child's/children items in your trunk or hatchback. Close it and then you may exit.
- Exit the building.
See scheduled student materials pick up and drop off times below:
Two Messages from School Counselor: Mrs. Cohen
Now more that ever, we must prioritize the social and emotional growth of our children. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) includes skills for correctly labeling emotions, recognizing the impact of thoughts and feelings, and understanding how emotions can affect behavior as well as physical health. The focus also includes teaching students how to have concern for others, make responsible decisions, develop healthy relationships, and effectively manage challenging situations. It will be important to teach our children how to set and work towards achieving positive goals, manage time and stress, and show empathy for others. With all of the above in mind, the Methacton elementary school counselors created a fun and colorful SEL packet to help your child practice these skills while home for the summer. Attached you will find an electronic copy. If you would like a hard copy of this packet, please email Dr. Roberts @ firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be available on your pick up day.
Message from Mrs. Cohen June Newsletter
UPDATE: Google Classroom guidelines for the last week of school and summer review activities
Dear Arrowhead Families,
Week of 6/8-6/12
On 6/5 teachers will post fun review and closure activities for students in their Google
Classrooms for the week of 6/8-6/12. No new skills, just wrap up activities that students can work through for the week of 6/8 – 6/12. Please feel to reach out to your teacher if needed.
Special Areas will continue to post the same activity boards for the final two week period.
6/15/20 Summer Review Activities Posted
On 6/15/20 review activities for students in elementary grades will be posted on the district website. These activities will allow students to practice skills throughout the summer.
Additional summer resources for students
Please take note that digital tools like RAZ Kids, Discovery Ed, Splashmath, ALEKS, and Exact Path will still be accessible to our students. In fact, Epic announced that if parents/families signed up for the Remote Student Access subscription, their access will continue to be free over the summer during the day. Click here for more information from Epic.
Marvelous Music information
The music department has created a virtual concert that is being shared on the district website featuring videos from our instrumentalists across grades 4-6 (over 100 video submissions!!). The students submitted Flipgrid videos of themselves performing at home concerts for their families, pets, neighbors, anything that would listen.
Here’s the link: https://flipgrid.com/+virtualrecital2020
The music department created an instrumental website that has everything a family needs to know about what Methacton School District offers in the instrumental program. Instrument demos, meet the teacher video, short video demonstrating every instrument, rental company information, and much more!
Lastly, the music department designed a newsletter to outline our program and keep families up to date as needed.
Here’s the link: https://www.smore.com/7dyw9
Message from nurse Kelly and MSD nursing hours information
Nursing hours update: Please click on the link below for school nursing office hours: Nursing Office Hour 4-14-20 revised.pdf. It is also attached as a PDF document. We are here to help support you in any way that we can.