Arcola Weekly News
The Magic in the Middle, 1/27/23
Ed Gerety Comes to Arcola
The Counselors' Corner
January is a big month for our 8th Grade students as they begin the process of thinking about what classes they would like to take in high school. This past Tuesday, they heard from the high school counselors regarding the scheduling process for next year and were introduced to the various electives available to them in 9th Grade. They also attended a detailed presentation about electives given by a number of high school teachers. Students are in the process of completing their course registration forms in preparation for registering for classes on March 1.
If your student is interested in the programs at the North Montco Technical Career Center (www.nmtcc.org), they will be hosting an open house for students and their families on Thursday, February 2, from 5 – 7 PM. Details about the open house can be found on their web site. Applications to North Montco are due to the Arcola Counseling Office by March 1; students can pick up a paper application in the Counseling Office. Space is limited, so it is extremely important to meet the deadline in order for a student to be considered in the first round of applicants. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Mueller.
On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, we will host our annual STEAM Day, a school-wide career day event designed to promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers, plus show how the Arts support STEM fields. We are in need of presenters who are willing to share information about their careers in an interactive manner. For more information about STEAM Day, please click here: https://www.methacton.org/Page/471. Or contact Mark Mueller at 610-489-5000 x30220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ready to talk to students about your career, please fill out the presenter form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5JVplj_cHpTgN6kEz0Nw-YXnvHvB3m3zMbZvign8EAFnsCA/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Finally, attached to this newsletter is the February issue of Parents Still make the difference!, a newsletter focused on helping you improve your student’s success in school. Also attached is the February issue of Daily Learning Planner, a list of daily topics that will also help your student do well. We hope you enjoy both!
For 8th Grade Families
Methacton School District’s Office of Community Education is looking for instructors to lead enriching activities in Fall 2023 and Winter 2024:
· Friday Night Swims
· Ski Trips
· Line Dancing
Please email your interest to email@example.com by May 15, 2023.
Math Virtual Helpdesk
Backpack Donation Program
How can I donate to the Backpack Program?
There are several ways you can contribute to the Backpack Program:
· Donations can be dropped off (Monday thru Friday) at the Methacton High School East Wing or Arcola Intermediate School. Collection bins are located near the entrance.
· You can place an order through Amazon and ship it directly to the High School. Please remember to select, "No Weekend Delivery". The address is:
Methacton High School
c/o Backpack Program
1005 Kriebel Mill Rd.
Eagleville, PA 19403
What items can I donate?
Individual Serving Food Items Needed
· Single serving boxes of milk (shelf-stable/not refrigerated)
· Mini Cereal Boxes
· Canned Soup (cans with "pop tops")
· Oatmeal packets or cups
· Applesauce and Fruit Cups
· Chef Boyardee, Hormel, Dinty Moore Meals, etc.
· Easy Mac Cups
· Cracker packs
· Sweet Snacks: Fruit gummies, pudding, granola bars, etc.
· Salty Snacks: Pretzel packs, Goldfish, Popcorn, etc.
· 100% Juice boxes