Eagleville Elementary-Eagles Nest

Dr. Harmer Principal 1/21/22

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Hello Eagleville Families,

Please enjoy all the great learning going below in the happenings. Please enjoy the weekend, and stay warm!

Dr. Harmer

2nd Grade matching contractions!

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4th grade students using base 10 blocks and place value chips to learn about decimals in the tenths place.

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3W used the new Innovative Commons space for a multiplication matching activity

Thanks to Mrs. Conrad and her class for inviting me to guest read, "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh", one of my favorite books!

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Sequencing numbers 1-20 and Snowmen at night, a busy day in Kinder for sure!

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Mrs. Beam's class celebrating National Penguin Awareness Day on this past Thursday


4th graders completed a breakout box challenge and solved puzzles related to the book “The Kid in the Red Jacket.” They celebrated completing their book study and “unlocked” the next book that will be read. Both the yellow and blue teams successfully “broke out” in fewer than the allotted 35 minutes with the yellow team completing the challenge in 23 minutes and the blue team in 29 minutes!

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Mrs. Ponticello's Third Grade Scientists testing how mass affects the motion of objects.

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Giant-Round Up at the Register

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 (Egypt Road) 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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Standards Based Grading

The Methacton School District uses a standards-based grading system for students in grades K-4. This system helps us more accurately measure students’ mastery of PA Core Academic Standards in all subjects. The elementary report cards have been revised to reflect the changes to the state standards and Methacton’s curricula. The goal of this approach to reporting is to provide parents, students, and teachers with a detailed picture of what students know and are able to demonstrate. The information provided on the report card encourages dialogue about areas of strength and need, and how our students can continue to grow academically.

This article, Seven Reasons for Standards-Based Grading, explains more about standards-based grading.

As your child’s teacher explained during our Back-to-School night, I CAN statements have been developed to share with you what skills your child is being assessed on and the expectation of mastery for each trimester. The I CAN statements are listed on our MSD Family Center.

Eagleville Child Check / Attendance Reporting: 610-831-5325

Please provide the following information when leaving a message:

o Child's name

o Teacher's name

o Day and date your child will be absent

o Reason for your child's absence

You must call the Attendance line if your child is going to be absent or late and give the reason for the absence.

Volunteering-Approval Process

Volunteers are needed for all of the activities and functions sponsored by Eagleville's Home & School! To get involved, please contact any Executive Board Member or the Committee Chairperson of any activity you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

All volunteers must have obtained their clearances to participate in any capacity.

Please visit https://www.methacton.org/volunteer or see the attached procedures to begin the process.

Co-Presidents: Jodi Kohar & Beth Derewal - Eaglevillepresident@gmail.com Vice President: Tracey Gemzik - EaglevilleVP@gmail.com

Treasurer: Tara Ryan-Schill- Eaglevilletreasurer28@gmail.com

Recording Secretary: Chrissy Sirianni - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com

Corresponding Secretary: Noelle Mullen - Eaglevillesecretary@gmail.com

Student Self-Screening Checklist

Please review the Student Self-Screening Checklist with your student every morning before school. If they have 2 symptoms from the first category OR 1 symptom from the second category please keep them home. Call the Absence line (610) 831- 5325 and report your student absent and symptomatic. Your student should be tested for Covid-19 and results sent to the school nurse. We are requiring a negative test result before your student can return to school. Please call Mrs. Cramer our school nurse for any questions. She can be reached at (610) 489-5000 extension 41206.

Health and Safety Plan

The school district recently adopted an update to the health and safety plan.

Here is the Link for the health and safety plan. Please take the time to read it.

Masks are required inside the building.

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Counselor's Corner

While honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, it is the perfect time to introduce students to the concept that they are the same and different as other human beings. In third grade we are learning about human diversity while exploring race, gender, ethnicity and socio economic status. Students have been encouraged to learn about where their ancestors came from as a way to celebrate our individual cultures. Lori Shaw, School Counselor - 610-489-5000 X41207 or LShaw@methacton.org