A Message From The Principal

October 2021

Good Afternoon EBE Community,

First off, I would like to thank you for your support over the last 6 weeks. The opening of schools is a multifaceted process on a typical year, not to mention throwing in all the uncertainties presented by the current state of affairs. Your support played a huge role in us starting school and thriving so far. I will be the first to admit that masks are not my first preference. However, if given the option of wearing masks or have our students learn from home, I overwhelming prefer learning in person. Thank you for supporting the mandates even if it runs counter to your personal viewpoints.


Judging from what I've observed in the first six weeks of school, I can confidently say that our students are happy and having a blast. Our district, starting with our superintendent, has made a commitment to the social-emotional well-being of our students and school personnel. In other words our focus is making sure that we try to get back to some form of normalcy as quickly as possible. We want our students to enjoy coming to East Bradford to learn and have lots of fun.

Color Run

Speaking of fun, the color run was such an incredible event. We finally had a chance to have a schoolwide celebration. It was nice to see everyone having fun, enjoying each other’s company and not having to worry about Covid. I am still astonished that we had over 300 people sign-up. I loved seeing our students wear their shirts drenched in bright colors and faces accented with beautiful bright smiles. I also managed to get soaked in the dunk tank by some pretty promising pitching arms. I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone that participated. A special thank you to our wonderful PTO and all our volunteers who put the event together.

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Picture Day, Monday October 4, 2021

Please to have your children wear their favorite attire next Monday for this year’s first picture day. Please keep in mind that orders are done online. Please contact the front office if you do not have access to the internet.

Keeping Track of Covid

Our COVID-19 dashboard is updated every Friday and contains the total number of cases in our district, along with information about contact tracing as directed by the Chester County Health Department. As of September 24, Chester County’s transmission level is currently “High” with incidents per 100,000 at 120.95. and a positivity rate of 6.23%. However, we are finding that our layered mitigation strategies have been effective during the first month of school in helping us achieve our goal of maintaining in-person instruction and limiting the number of close contact quarantines. Again, thank you for helping us maintain a safe learning environment for all children.

What's Going on in October

Week of October 3rd

  • Monday 10/4 – Day 2
    • Picture Day
    • 8am Band Rehearsal
    • Girls After School Sports
  • Tuesday 10/5- Day 3
    • 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal
    • Boys After School Sports
    • Young Rembrandts
  • Wednesday 10/6 – Day
  • Thursday 10/7 -Day 1
    • 4th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • Science Explorers: Wacky World
  • Friday 10/8 - Day 2
    • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • MOVIE NIGHT

Week of October 10th Monday 10/4 – Day 2

  • Monday 10/11- Day 3
    • 8am Band Rehearsal
  • Tuesday 10/12- Day 4
    • 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal
    • Young Rembrandts
  • Wednesday 10/13 - Day 1
  • Thursday 10/14 -Day 2
    • 4th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • Science Explorers: Wacky World
  • Friday 10/15 - Day 3
    • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • TRUNK OR TREAT

Week of October 17th

Book Fair 10/18- 10/27

  • Monday 10/18 – Day 4
    • 8am Band Rehearsal
    • Girls After School Sports
  • Tuesday 10/19- Day 1
    • 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal
    • Boys After School Sports
    • Young Rembrandts
  • Wednesday 10/20 - Day 2
  • Thursday 10/21 -Day 3
    • 4th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • Science Explorers: Wacky World
  • Friday 10/22 - Day 4
    • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal

Week of October 24th

  • Monday 10/25 – Day 1
    • 8am Band Rehearsal
    • Girls After School Sports
  • Tuesday 10/26- Day 2
    • 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal
    • Boys After School Sports
    • Young Rembrandts
  • Wednesday 10/27 - Day 3
  • Thursday 10/28 -Day 4
    • 4th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • Science Explorers NEW SESSION: Super Sampler
  • Friday 10/29 - Day 1
    • 5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal
    • Halloween Parade

Notes from the Nurse


  • If your child is feeling ill, please keep them home and consult your pediatrician. For additional guidance please click here to view the Daily Health Screening.
  • When your child is sick they should not return to school until their symptoms are improved and they are fever free without use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours. Children with an active cough, due to illness, should remain at home until their cough has improved. Please consult the School Nurse with extenuating circumstances like asthma or seasonal allergies.
  • When your child is sent home from school by the nurse, guidance will be given if a Covid-19 test is recommended.
  • If you are notified by a community organization that your child has been identified as a close contact, please contact the school nurse for additional guidance and to ensure that your student’s absence will be excused.
  • Please send a reusable water bottle to school with your student every day.
  • Please send an extra set of seasonably appropriate clothes in your student’s book bag. If your student has a spill or an accident and does not have extra clothes, we may need to call you to deliver clothes to the school.



To speak with the School Nurse please call (484)266-2106 between 8am -3:30pm M-F or email cyocum@wcasd.k12.pa.us

Closing Thoughts

I am very excited about our start to the school year and optimistic about the likelihood of us spending the remainder of the year in brick and mortar. East Bradford is not the same without children - I always say that our children make the "Magic". Thank you so much for the opportunity to partner with you in the education and cultivation of your children. It is our privilege and honor. The doors of EBE are always open if you should have any questions and/or concerns. Have an excellent day!