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Daily Announcements for Thursday – April 20, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 5:26 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 5:26 AM ]


Today is DAY 4


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.”  Every day there is a new tomorrow.  So do not wait for tomorrow to get here.  Take the initiative now to achieve your goals.


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:
    • Thursday Towel Drive Day – Thank you to all who donated towels today!  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.
      • Today’s tip is to repurpose glass jars as leftover containers or use them for bulk storage of items such as nails.
    • FridayClassroom Earth Day activities


Reading Olympics News

  • Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is TODAY!
  • Remember to stay after school today and to wear your t-shirts.
  • If you still owe a permission slip, please see Mrs. Brennan now.


From Mrs. Pletz – Ms. Pletz’s classes are reminded to meet outside of the library door today only.


Wellness News – 6th grade wellness classes should report to the gym today for class.


Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP1 – All Concert Pitched instruments
    • CP2 – All Transposing instruments
    • CP11 – Jazz Band rehearsal
  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • CP11 - Rehearsal for all singers in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the auditorium.  We will be reading new music for the Pops Concert!  Choir members who do not have a regular Thursday commitment during CP11 must attend.


From Miss Krall – 6th grade students are reminded that your 7th grade music course selection forms are due to your homeroom teacher by tomorrow.


SMYLE News – SMYLE is open this week to the following homerooms:  Mrs. Plumley, Mrs. DeAcetis, Mrs. Grice, Mrs. Pletz, and Mrs. Lewis.


Homework Club News – There will be homework club today after school.


AM Intramurals – The activity for 7th & 8th grade intramurals will be Kick the Cone.  Hope to see you at 7:00AM tomorrow.


Triumph & Tragedy News – Triumph & Tragedy students are reminded that our trip is TOMORROW!  Please pack accordingly so make sure to check the weather the night before.  We will be doing A LOT of walking and going through A LOT of security.  Please re-read your handout to know what to pack and what not to pack.  You must be at the back parking lot of South MS by 6:00AM to prepare for departure.


From Mrs. Pletz – Students are reminded to bring a calculator and two #2 pencils to class ALL next week for PSSAs.


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.