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Daily Announcements for Monday – April 17, 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 6:04 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 6:04 AM ]


Today is DAY 1

April Theme - 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.


Green Team/Earth 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 as follows:
    • MondayLights 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.
    • WednesdayWear 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.
    • FridayClassroom Earth Day activities


From Mr. Bech – Mr. Bech’s Algebra 1A class should bring your books to class today.


Music News

  • 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 News

  • 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.


AM Intramurals – Tomorrow’s activity for 6th grade intramurals is SpeedAway.  Hope to see all 6th graders at 7A:00AM.


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 PSSA success:

  • Students should make sure to get enough rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be on time for school each day.
  • 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 during testing.
  • Do your best and good luck to everyone.


Dress Code 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!



  • Attn. 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!
  • Attn. 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).  Thank you!
  • 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 Street curb.
  • 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 building.