Tiger Insider

October 25, 2019

Positive Teacher Recognition

Traveling Tropies

Innovator & Student Advocate

Mrs. Teresa Yarnell

She is always looking our for the very best for our littlest learners and making sure that they get it. This includes integrating STEM activities into our curriculum so that learning is hands on and fun!

What Great Teachers Do Differently

Mrs. Tracey Sansom

As educators, we know how important it is to treat students with respect, no matter how they behave. We do this for our students' sake, otherwise, they won't thrive in our classrooms.


"When a student misbehaves, great teachers have one goal: to keep the behavior from happening again."


Whitaker, page 31, What Great Teachers Do Differently

Faculty Spotlight

Mrs. Paula Doubet

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


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

I enjoy questions and conversation with students.


Why did you choose this profession?

I love learning and teaching kids.


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

I used to play classical piano.


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

I would be a small business owner.


What is at the top of your bucket list?

To write a children's book someday.


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

I would like to be able to teleport anywhere because my family lives all around the place.

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 28th - School Spirit Day - Wear Black and Gold and Jeans


Tuesday, October 29th - Super Hero Day - Wear Superhero T-Shirt and Jeans


Wednesday, October 30th - Cowboy Day - Wear Flannel, Boots and Jeans


Thursday, October 31st - Black and Orange Day - Wear a Halloween Themed Shirt and Jeans


Friday, November 1st - Dream of the Future Day - Wear PJs

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: 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

October 28 - November 1, 2019 - Red Ribbon Week

Friday, November 1, 2019 - First Nine Weeks Ends

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

Friday, November 8, 2019 - National STEM Day

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Student Recognition Assembly

Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day Assembly at 9:30am

Wednesday, November 13 - Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 14 - Monthly Board Meeting at 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 27 - Monday, December 2 - NO SCHOOL (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Maplewood Moments

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For more pictures from BOO BASH, head over to MES's official Facebook page to check them all out! It was a great family event like usual! MANY THANKS to PTO for organizing this fun event every fall!

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!