THE WEDNESDAY MESSAGE!
The Official Weekly of Salford Hills Elementary School
Wednesday Message Highlights!
Happy Memorial Day!
Salford Hills, Meet Your New Principal
School Closed on May 29 in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday
Challenge Visits Cabrini College
IVEF Honor a Teacher Campaign
First In Math
End of Year Blast
- Tuesday June 6th
- Link to RSVP
Playground Revitalization Campaign
- Next Dine & Donate: May 25th 6-9pm at Downtown Scoop
Home and School
- April Meeting Minutes -- Final Meeting of the School Year
- Home and School Volunteer Information
SASD News and Events
- SASD Proposed Budget
- IVEF Golf Outing
- Science Explorers
- Indian Valley Public Library - June Events
May and June Salford Hills Calendar
A Change In Leadership
Salford Hills, Meet Your New Principal: Mr. Todd Burns
Salford Hills Family
I'm proud to announce Mr. Todd Burns as the new principal of Salford Hills Elementary School. Mr. Burns' association with Salford Hills spans over three decades as he is a former student and, as some of us may know, he is also a parent here at SH. He knows the place, and soon will know us a whole lot more, too! I look forward to enacting a swift and effective transition as he assumes his position July 1.
Please review the following bio sharing Mr. Burns' qualifications and community activities. I hope you'll have the opportunity to meet and get to know Mr. Burns over the next few months in anticipation of a school year together.
Thanks for your continued support as, together with the faculty and staff, you move Salford Hills to broader and brighter vistas.
Dave Purnell, Ed.D.
Mr. Burns' Bio:
- Graduated from Souderton in 1997
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education K-6 from West Chester University.
- Earned two masters degrees. One in instructional technology and one in educational leadership.
- Taught in the classroom for 19 years in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.
- Held various leadership positions as a teacher including Head Teacher and Building Program Leader.
- Taught in SAOA
- Lead many district wide staff development sessions over the past 20 years on the topics of math, ELA, science, and instructional technology.
- Held the teacher on assignment position as the Special Project Coordinator K-12 in the Curriculum Department
- Earned an administrative position as the Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment K-12
- Lead K-12 ESL team of teacher in the implementation of district curriculum and resources
- Guided teachers K-12 on the development and implementation of new curriculum and resources.
- Presented new and revised K-12 curriculum to the Souderton School Board.
- Implemented the Elementary and Middle School virtual academy (SAVA).
- Managed and presented data for continuous school improvement
- Community Relationships and Leadership:
- Current Compliance Officer and coach two baseball teams for the local Harleysville Baseball Organization
- Coach football teams for the Souderton Braves
- Life member for 25 years, past assistant chief for 8 years, and fire chief for 6 years of the Harleysville Community Fire Company
Reading Is Fun
Field Day National Anthem
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And a thank you to all our Field Day volunteers...
5th Grade Challenge Tours Cabrini College
Salford Hills Spring Concert Video
Celebrity Scoop Fun!
Thank you to everyone who made it an enjoyable success!
Next Dine & Donate: Downtown Scoop on Thursday May 25th from 6-9pm!
3rd and 4th Grade Students Only
Elementary Instrumental Music Sign-Ups
Dear SASD Elementary Parent/Guardian,
Now is the time for current 3rd and 4th grade students to sign up for elementary instrumental music for the 2023-2024 school year. Students currently in 3rd and 4th grade will view a live demonstration of all the instruments this week.
We are in Step I of the registration process. Step I closes on June 2nd!
New Students: Please have a discussion with your child regarding which instrument they are interested in learning for next school year. Go to https://www2.soudertonsd.org/instrumentalmusic. There, you will need your child's Student ID number (the number they use to buy food in the cafeteria). Answer the questions and submit. We will contact you when it is time to move forward to Step II.
Continuing Students: Every student who is going to play in their SECOND year needs to re-register. Re-registering will get fresh student information to the music teachers in each building. There, you will need your child's Student ID number (the number they use to buy food in the cafeteria).
Step II will open on June 14th, 2023. At that time, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions on how to rent an instrument. Please do not purchase an instrument at this time.
It is the hope of the SASD music department that every child has the opportunity to try a musical instrument while they are in elementary school. This is an opportune time to explore an area of their education that could bring years of enjoyment and enrichment to their lives in school and beyond. Please talk with your child to help them decide which instrument would suit them best. We look forward to having your child in the instrumental music program next school year!
Please contact one of the music teachers if you have any questions.
Mr. Helmer (email@example.com), Mrs. Lord-Fonda (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mrs. Gribbin (email@example.com), Mr. McGinniss (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Mr. Pongras (email@example.com)
SASD Elementary Schools PARENT Information
Come out on June 6th for the End of Year Blast!
You may also use the link below to RSVP. Can't wait to see everyone there!
District Office Bound!
First in Math Results
TWO DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPIONS!
Playground Revitalization Campaign
This year, spurred by the addition of full-day Kindergarten, a small committee began discussing how we could improve our playground as it lacks enough developmentally appropriate options for younger children. The conversation evolved into how we could potentially revitalize the entire SH playground experience through upgraded equipment for all ages, encouraging exploration and imaginative play, and better utilizing the blacktop as a safe play space. However, playgrounds are not funded by the state but rather partially through teacher-requested grants or more likely – Home & School associations. Therefore, in order to fund such a significant project, we will need to add fundraisers in addition to our annual Race for Education. The Race for Education has always been a wonderful and effective fundraiser as it funds ALL of our numerous activities, assemblies, field trips and so much more. Home & School could not function without it. Additional fundraisers would not replace the Race for Education, but specifically raise money for the Playground Revitalization Campaign.
Our expectation is that the playground will be a 3-5 year project, with the potential to make certain enhancements each year. This year will focus on Phase 1 (small scale, big impact) -- addressing some immediate needs and creating a better play space on the blacktop. This is a new and evolving endeavor that we hope will benefit children for years to come. Please feel free to email your ideas, questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
There is no HSA Meeting in May -- We'll see you in the Fall!
IVEF Golf Outing
Indian Public LIbrary
Salford Hills Home and School Association (HSA) Volunteer Registration Form 2022-2023
Questions for Home and School?
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach out via email@example.com to contact all four board members: president (Heather Zeigler), vice-president (Lisa James), secretary (Desiree Bonkoski), treasurer (Trish May).
Paying for Your Child's Lunch
Salford Hills Website
Salford Hills Elementary School
Fundamentally committed to each other, we at Salford Hills are a caring community of learners who value each individual’s intrinsic worth and potential.
In our supportive environment, learners are encouraged to achieve high standards by developing responsibility for their learning through authentic experiences that require hard work, critical thinking and reflection.
Learning is a process that positively impacts the future.