Arcola Weekly News

Arcola Intermediate School, 12/3/2021

Winter Concert

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The Arcola Winter Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7th, at 7:00 PM. The band, chorus, and orchestra will perform in the Arcola auditorium. We hope to see you there!

Toys for Tots

Members of NJHS, in collaboration with Arcola's Toys for Tots club and the organization No Longer Bound Development Center, are collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED toys for children ages 3-14. Please drop your donation in the collection boxes located near the entrances. The collection drive runs through Thursday, 12/16. Help make a child's holiday joyful.

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Methacton Backpack Program

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Arcola Science Fair

The winners of this year's Arcola Virtual Science Fair are as follows:

1st Place--Carter Rembert

2nd Place--Rasika Sivakumar

3rd Place--Tarini Saravanan

Honorable Mention--Abigail Roeger and Adhara Reddy


The Counselors' Corner

Welcome to the last month 2021, another very challenging year for all of us!

If you were unable to meet with your student’s teachers during parent conference time or if you feel you need more time with them, please let your student’s school counselor know and we will be more than happy to make those arrangements for you to meet (7th Grade – Mr. Mueller –; 8th Grade – Ms. Berardelli –

On January 6, 2022, Mr. Joe Paddock will be coming to Arcola to meet with the entire 8th Grade during Advisory to talk about NMTCC (North Montco Technical Career Center). As rising 9th graders, students will have the opportunity to apply into one of the many labs they have to offer in place of taking electives at MHS. This meeting will be very informative for those students that are interested in a vocational skill.

On January 21, 2022, any 8th Grader interested in taking a tour of the NMTCC facility will be able to do so during the school day from 8:30-11:30. Information and permission slips can be obtained from the Counseling Office on January 7th. There are limited spots available, so students should not wait until the last minute to sign up!

If you have any questions about NMTCC, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Berardelli.

Arcola is now offering Homework Club after school every day except Fridays from 3 to 4 PM. Homework Club is a safe, supportive, and productive place for students to receive assistance on completing their homework. No forms or commitment are required. Students stay after school when they can attend and go home at the normal time when they can’t. Students must be able to get a ride home at 4 PM if they stay after school. Contact your student’s school counselor if you have any questions about Homework Club.

Sunday, December 5, is International Volunteer Day as mandated by the United Nations. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. We know that many of our parents, guardians, and students are involved in countless volunteer programs in our community and we thank you all for your efforts.

Our message to you as parents and guardians as the holiday season is upon us is to reinforce the act of kindness. Yes, we all are different, but we coexist together in this community that we call our “home”. Let’s remember that despite our differences we all are equal and this declaration empowers us all as the principles enshrined in it are more relevant today as they were in 1948. Not only do we have to have our best interests at heart, but we need to have others interests at heart as well. Volunteering is a great way to show our children how to care for others in our community. If you are interested in finding a volunteer opportunity for your student, contact us for some ideas.

Finally, attached to this newsletter is the December issue of Parents Still make the difference!, a newsletter focused on helping you improve your student’s success in school. Also attached is the December issue of Daily Learning Planner, a list of daily topics that will also help your student do well. We hope you enjoy both!