Trumbauersville Times

2/19/2021

Principal Post


Dear Trumbauersville Families,


As this week comes to an end, I am reflecting on our virtual learning and on our QCSD Health and Safety Plan. In both areas, we have seen many successes. That is a boon for our students! Those successes come with constant attention to the system and with the continual work of our school staff and our school families.


Each time we have to report a positive COVID-19 test within our school, and initiate contact-tracing procedures; it causes us to reflect on our mitigation strategies. During our most recent reflection, a few things were brought to light.


Our families have been very attentive to the daily screening process and to active communication with our school nurse about student (and general family) illness. As a whole, our families deserve to hear some warm appreciation from us regarding their efforts with their compliance in keeping children home when a child’s level of illness is in question. We rarely have had instances when a student was sent to school while ill and we wish to show our appreciation for the morning phone calls from families asking for clarification on whether or not a child needs to remain home from school. This partnership is in the best interest of the whole school community. To that end, it is important that we all bring the same transparency to all members of a family.


Please remember that if any household member is symptomatic or tested for COVID-19, no matter how mild their symptoms, all of their children that attend Trumbauersville (or other Quakertown schools) should remain home until the outcome of testing has been determined and that our school nurse has officially cleared the children to return to the in-person school setting.


It is through our joint vigilance and cooperation that we are able to keep our schools open and provide in-person learning on a daily basis for our students.



Kindly,


-Adam

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Adam Schmucker

Principal

Trumbauersville Elementary School


215.529.2550

Knowledge Fair- Projects Due February 25th

Students are invited to demonstrate their KNOWLEDGE and show what they know, choosing from any area of the school’s curriculum.

This is our sixth year with this initiative, so we’ve provided suggestions for each grade level as “thought starters.” Discuss possible ideas for a project with your child! Have your child pick a topic he or she is super interested in. BE CREATIVE with the presentation and keep it student focused.

This is an opportunity for our students to show their enthusiasm for learning and share their knowledge, not a competition.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you need additional information about a project idea.

Trum Knowledge Fair

Kindergarten Registration

The QCSD Office for Teaching and Learning will be hosting parent information sessions for families with children entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School Year. Join us to learn about how to register your child for Kindergarten, how to complete the screening process, and what to expect as your child prepares to enter Kindergarten in the Quakertown Community School District. If you have any questions in advance, please complete this brief form.


The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, February 18 virtually on Zoom:

11 a.m. - Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88560903007

7 p.m. - Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83848530674

Please click here to view the flyer for these events.


To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2021.

*REGISTRATION NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY MAY 31ST, 2021*


Extra help for families in need. Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch and you may get extra money from the State for groceries

The 2020-2021 school year has been like nothing we've experienced before, and we would like to strongly encourage district families to apply for the Free & Reduced Meals Program. You simply never know when the state will create a program to benefit these students.


For example, families that qualified for Free & Reduced meals in the 2019-2020 school year were eligible for Pandemic EBT Benefits through the State during the spring and early summer. That benefit provided a debit card to purchase groceries based on Free & Reduced information.


Currently, our district is providing ALL families with children up to the age of 18 with FREE breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the school year through funds from the US Department of Agriculture. However, if you do not have a current application on file for the 2020-2021 school year, you could miss benefits from the State, should it decide to provide the Pandemic EBT Benefits again.


Please click here for the Free & Reduced Meal Program applications.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Reiss, Free & Reduced Lunch Program, at sreiss@qcsd.org or 215-529-2022.

Click on the link below to view the video of the parent training meeting that happened last night. This focus on elementary students specifically.

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About us

Welcome to Trumbauersville Elementary School. Our school community is committed to the on-going development of all of our students and staff members. We embrace an inquiry stance and work collectively so that we can create the best learning environment.

The learning starts with ensuring that students are healthy emotionally and physically. As a focus toward emotional safety, our school employs a School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan focused on fostering Compassion, Perseverance, and Respect.

At Trumbauersville, we are passionate about children and education and we look forward to sharing our school community with you.