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Daily Announcements for Wednesday – April 19, 2017

posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:48 AM by Linda Marx   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 6:48 AM ]


Today is DAY 3


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.”  Take the initiative and find ways to help yourself to succeed.


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:
    • WednesdayWear Green Day
      • Our Earth Week tip for today is:  Collect rainwater to use to water your houseplants and garden.
      • Remember to bring in clean, old towels tomorrow to be re-used by an animal shelter.
    • 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


Track News – The track coaches congratulate the following ladies and gentlemen for placing in their events at yesterday's meet against Milford:

·         Maya Valletta                    Sierra Hufnagle                 Maddie Angelo                 Julia Post

·         Taryn Reigle                       Brooke Weise                    Joe Sullivan                         Noah Rush

·         Jalen Messina                    Cooper Saks                       Sean Curry

·         Great job by both teams yesterday!

·         Just a reminder we have practice today after school!


Music News

  • Band News – Band lessons for today are as follows:
    • Today’s band rehearsal is for 7th & 8th grade band, but all 6th graders are invited to join us if you do not have chorus or orchestra rehearsals to attend.  We will be working on our Pops concert songs.
    • 6th grade band members:  your make-up lessons will be on Friday
    • 7th & 8th grade students will have their lessons tomorrow.
  • Chorus News – Choir rehearsal for this week is as follows:
    • Choir members that there will be a rehearsal for all singers in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the auditorium on Thursday during CP11.  We will be reading new music for the Pops Concert!
    • Choir members who do not have a regular Thursday commitment during CP11 must attend.
  • Orchestra – Strings lessons for today are as follows:
    • CP4 – Group E
    • CP5/6 – Groups F/I
    • CP10 – Groups D/G/H


Triumph & Tragedy News – Triumph & Tragedy students are reminded that our trip is on Friday!  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.


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


Reading Olympics News

  • Reading Olympics participants are reminded that our competition is TOMORROW!
  • If you owe a permission slip, you must turn it in today.
  • If you did not receive your t-shirt yesterday, please go to the library now to pick it up.


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


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.