Today is DAY 1
- April’s “T.A.K.E.S. P.R.I.D.E.” theme is “initiative.”
Quote of the Day
– This week’s quote is from Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin said, “One today is worth two tomorrows.” Benjamin Franklin is a model of
initiative. He was successful in many
fields: printer, scientist, politician,
inventor, musician and author. When he
had an idea, he took the initiative to make it happen.
Week News –
- We have some amazing Earth
Week projects on display in the main office hallway so stop and take a
look at the creative talents of our students!
- Earth Week spirit days are
- Monday – Lights Out Day – Today we kick off Earth
week with “lights out day.” We
will turn off any unnecessary lights throughout the building to show
support for conserving energy.
Another way to save energy is to unplug appliances when not in
use. At home and at school, turn
off as many lights as possible and use natural sunlight.
- Tuesday – Wear Animal Print Day (or a shirt with a
picture of an animal on it) to show your support for keeping the earth
clean for animals.
- Wednesday – Wear Green Day
- Thursday – Towel Drive Day – Reusing items is
another great thing we can do for our environment so this day we will
have a towel drive. Just bring in
any old clean towels you no longer need to school Thursday morning. The towels will be donated to Pawsability,
an animal adoption and rescue center where they will be used to help
animals in need. There will be a
collection area right outside the café in the morning to drop them off.
- Friday – Classroom Earth Day activities
From Mr. Bech
– Mr. Bech’s Algebra 1A class should bring your books to class today.
- Band – Band lessons for today are as follows:
- 6th grade band
students will have their lessons tomorrow. Students be working on the scales for
the District scale assessment, plus the new music for the Pops
Concert. All 6th grade
band students should have their instruments at school tomorrow.
- CP11 – 6th
grade band rehearsal
- Reading Olympics
participants are reminded that our
competition is this Thursday!
- T-shirts will be
distributed tomorrow morning.
- If you owe a permission
slip, please turn it in tomorrow.
– Tomorrow’s activity for 6th grade intramurals is SpeedAway. Hope to see all 6th graders at
From Mrs. Pletz
– Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week.
PSSA Prep – In preparation
for the upcoming Math PSSA testing on April 25th, 26th,
and 28th, students are reminded of the following requirements for
- Students should make sure
to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school
- Students will need two #2 sharpened pencils, a calculator, and a
silent reading book on testing days.
- Cell phones and other
electronic devices are NOT PERMITTED and should NOT be in your possession
- Do your best and good luck
Reminder - Students: With warmer
weather approaching, please be reminded of our dress code rules (refer to page
7 of your agenda rules and guidelines).
We have relaxed our dress code rules regarding ripped jeans and
leggings, however, that does not mean specific guidelines do not apply. Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no
shorter than fingertip length. Spaghetti
straps and halters are not permitted.
Ripped jeans are acceptable, provided the rips are BELOW fingertip
length on the thigh. Rips ABOVE
fingertip length require that you have leggings under the jeans. Gaping holes in jeans are not
acceptable. Leggings are acceptable
provided the leggings are reasonably covered by a tunic, dress, skirt, etc. This guideline is necessary since some
leggings are made of extremely thin material and do not provide adequate body
coverage. Non-compliance with this
guideline means that the student will need to call home and have appropriate
attire delivered before the student may return to class. We are willing to work together with our
students regarding dress code guidelines, but you must work with us as well and
use good judgement. Our teachers and
staff would rather not send students to the office for dress code violations,
so if you don’t challenge the dress code, we can all focus on more important
things; your education. Thank you!
Parents/Guardians: When dropping
off/picking up students/forgotten items, PLEASE do not park in the NO
PARKING/FIRE ZONE area near the main office entrance.
- Due to
bus traffic and student safety, please park on the street between the
hours of 7:00AM – 8:00AM, and 2:00PM – 3:00PM. Otherwise, you may park in the
designated parking spaces in the parking lot. Thank you!
Parents/Guardians: When calling in
your child’s absence, please remember to call the voice mail line at
215-257-0469 (press 4 or ext. 1008).
- Attn. Students: ALL students should be entering the
building in the morning through the doors near the cafeteria. DO NOT enter
through the front doors near the bike rack.
- Please remind your parents
they are not to enter the front lot where the buses drop off between 7:00-8:15AM.
If your parent or guardian is
dropping you off between these times, they should let you out at the 5th
- Also, no students should
be entering through the front doors before 7:45AM.
- All Students and staff are
reminded - DO NOT open building
doors for anyone. All guests
should be directed to enter thru the secure vestibule at the front of the