Tiger Insider

September 27, 2019

Positive Teacher Recognition

Traveling Tropies


Mrs. Shari Barickman

As Maplewood Elementary's most recent graduate of the Keystones Technology Innovators (KTI) summit, she can now be found looking for just the right items to create Make-n-Take STEM boxes for her students or pieces to stockpile for her Robotics Club that she will be offering as an after-school club again this school year. It is a joy hearing music playing in her classroom while her kids are collaborating on exciting projects!

What Great Teachers Do Differently

Mrs. Angela Marshall

"Even when a group looks pretty much the same, every student has strengths and weaknesses, ideas and emotions, troubles and joys that make up a unique personality. Every teacher works with a wide range of students, and the mix changes every year. What is it that enables some teachers to connect and work effectively with every student, while others struggle with a handful or more in every group? The difference lies in their ability to put themselves in someone else's shoes... Great teachers have empathy for students and clarify about how others see them."

Whitaker, page 97, What Great Teachers Do Differently

Faculty Spotlight

Mrs. Tracey Sansom

Interview by Liam McCarl & Ayden Gates (grade 6 students)

What's the most rewarding thing about what you do?

When a child's face lights up when they finally get something or understand it for the first time.

Why did you choose this profession?

I wanted to work with kids.

What is the one thing people might not know about you?

People don't know that I like to travel.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Becoming a marine biologist.

What is at the top of your bucket list?

I want to go to Paris.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

To freeze time so that I can stop and enjoy the little things and maybe sleep a little more.

Acutec Precision Aerospace Presents Manufacturing Day 2019

Are you looking for educational or career opportunities for you and your family? On October 3, 2019, Acutec will celebrate Manufacturing Day and we invite you and your family to come visit and explore our Meadville Facility.

Acutec Precision Aerospace is a family-owned aerospace manufacturing company that employs nearly 500 employees in our three facilities across Meadville, Saegertown, and South Carolina. We have a variety of career and educational opportunities ranging from our Machinist Training Program, to our ASCEND internships, to job shadowing, and more.

Throughout the program, you and your students will have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facility with one of our Acutec employees, see our new robotic arm in action, get up-close with our 3-D printer, participate in fun giveaways and activities, and more. With this free event, we will offer information about manufacturing in 2019 and spark the interest of educators, community members, and students in the industry.

The event will be held October 3, 2019 at our Meadville Facility, 13555 Broadway Drive, Meadville, PA 16335, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This opportunity can help offer information about possible careers for your students and we hope to see you there. For additional information about Acutec or Manufacturing Day, please contact Nick Ozorak at nozorak@acutecprecision.com or visit their website. Thank you for your interest and we hope you join us!

Science Story Time!

Once a month, you're invited to bring your preschooler to Penn State Behrend for story reading, interactive activities, and "out-of-this-world" fun!

  • WHAT: Science Story Time
  • WHEN: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6
  • TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Roche Hall at Penn State Behrend

Science Story Time is free and open to all preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult. Just be sure to RSVP in advance for both you and your child at this link.

Each session includes a story reading and hands-on lesson by Tracy Halmi, associate teaching professor of chemistry.

For more information, email tracy@psu.edu or call 814-898-6105.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - AG Encounter Field Trip for Grade 5

Friday, October 4, 2019 - Picture Day

Friday, October 4, 2019 - NEDs Kindness Challenge Assembly

Friday, October 11, 2019 - PBiS Review Assembly at 2:00pm

Monday, October 14, 2019 - NO SCHOOL for Students

Friday, October 18, 2019 - BOO BASH from 6:00pm-8:00pm

October 18 - 25, 2019 - Scholastic Book Fair

October 23 - 31, 2019 - Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 25, 2019 - Parent Conferences from 7:35am-3:00pm

Friday, November 1, 2019 - First Nine Weeks Ends

Maplewood Moments

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Trooper Shick from Meadville PSP stopped by during kindergarten, first and second grade lunch to hang out and talk to them about how the school year started. The kids enjoyed her stopping by to visit!
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Sammy is writing away and labeling his pictures during Writing Workshop!
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Third grade is making Picasso Frankenstein's. Valkyrie's is coming together quite nicely!
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Every Wednesday, Mrs. Johnson puts on "Winning Wednesdays" during lunches where kids have their tiger tickets pulled for chances to spin the wheel for prizes and recognition!
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Another part of Winning Wednesday's is having kids who have received a PAW for the PAWS-itive Character trait of the month pull a number for the PBiS BINGO board to try to get BINGO for a class prize or recognition.
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Students in Ms. Parker's 3rd grade are connecting with books and authors that they love to inspire the joy of reading! They are currently revisiting the Units of Study in Reading for Grade 3 to get their kids excited about reading for a purpose and passion!

Stay Connected

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!