Arcola Weekly News

Arcola Intermediate School, 2/4/2022

Arcola Skate Night

The Arcola Home and School Association invites students to attend a skate night at Oaks Center Ice on Thursday, March 3rd, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Spots are limited, so sign up by February 22nd to reserve your place! The cost is 10 dollars and includes skate rental. Please see the Skate Night attachment below for sign-up information. Let's skate!

February Spirit Days

Decades Week

  • February 7 - 60's
  • February 8 - 70's
  • February 9 - 80's
  • February 10 - 90's
  • February 11 - 2000's

February 14 - Valentine's Day - wear red/pink/purple/hearts

February 25th - Spirit Color Wars - 7th grade "white out" and 8th grade "green out"

8th Grade Families

February 28: eighth grade Arcola students will participate in the course selection process with the assistance of Arcola and High School counselors and administrators. Please contact Mrs. Berardelli with any questions at

The Counselors' Corner

Next week we are celebrating National School Counseling Week with the theme “School Counseling: Better Together” to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. The week highlights the impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

School counselors actively engage in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; work in partnership with parents/guardians as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; focus on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, postsecondary and social/emotional development; and work with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.

As part of our continuing focus on career awareness and career pathways, Arcola will be hosting our annual STEAM Day (career day) on Tuesday, April 12, with the focus on the STEM and Arts fields. We are in need of volunteers to speak to our students about their own careers. More information on how to volunteer can be found here:

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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 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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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!


Methacton Backpack Program

The Methacton Backpack program is up and running in each of our buildings and serves district families in need with supplemental food and non-food items. This program helps create food stability for breakfast and lunch when our students are not in school. Weekly, the program sends home a bag of breakfast, lunch, and snack items for the weekend and holiday breaks for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Families who qualify for free/reduced meals are eligible to participate in the Backpack Program. Please contact the school counselor if you would like to register your child for the Backpack program.

In order to continue to sustain the program please consider contributing and donating items to the program. Items can be donated directly to the school or you can place an order through Amazon and ship it directly to our school from the Amazon page.

Please remember to select, “No Weekend Delivery.”

What items can I donate?

Individual Serving Food Items

· Single serving boxes of milk (shelf-stable/not refrigerated)

· Mini cereal boxes

· Canned soup (cans with “pop tops”)

· Oatmeal Packs or cups

· Applesauce and fruit cups

· Chef Boyardee, Hormel, Dint Moore Meals, etc.

· Easy Mac Cups

· Cracker packs

· Sweet snacks: Fruit snacks, pudding, granola bars, individual bags of cookies, etc.

· Salty snacks: pretzel packs, goldfish crackers, popcorn, etc.

· 100% juice boxes