ETR Cougar Tracks

April 14, 2021



Parents and Guardians: On a daily basis, please monitor students for symptoms of COVID-19.

If a child is experiencing 1 in the Group A list or 2 or more in the Group B list, they must stay home.

In addition, please contact us at and contact the school nurse at

Parents: Please send your child/children to school wearing a mask and have an extra mask in their book bag. Thank you so much!


8th Grade Students Only

ETR Drama Department - Permission Slip.pdf

Spring 2021 Springfield PIMS Geranium Sale

Proceeds to benefit the Springfield Instrumental Music Students.

Forms & Money due to Band Teacher no later than April 16

Spring 2021.pdf

Hard to believe that Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Let us help you get prepared with an 8 inch Nothing Bundt Cake! Sale ends Friday, April 23rd. Pick up will be Friday, May 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Aubrey Bassett at

Good Morning ETR Families,

This year the 8th Grade E..T. Richardson students will be creating a memorial in honor of Memorial Day. The purpose of the project is to commemorate veterans from the Springfield/Morton community. The goal is to create a deeper understanding of civic responsibility and appreciation for others who have served and sacrificed their lives for their country. We are collecting names of service members connected to students, families, and staff in the distinct. In order to do so, we ask that you fill out the following form by May 14th to assure time to include them in the memorial. If you have or had more than one veteran in your life please fill out the form more than once.

Students will be completing a lesson to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of Memorial Day. Next, students will create plastic poppies to honor each individual collected in the form survey. Students will then write reflection speeches with the option of entering their work into a speech competition. A winning student from each team will present their speech to an ETR staff veteran as a representation of respect and appreciation.

Please see the attached flyer created by student Makenna Linsky for materials we are seeking if you have any to donate. We ask that each student bring in one empty plastic bottle (it can be any size bottle including 2-liter bottle, 20 oz water bottle, etc).

On behalf of the 8th-grade team, we appreciate your support and look for more information about when the installation will be available for viewing.


Sarah Pizzica, Rich Turturici, Don Bradley

ETR Memorial Day.jpg

Clubs and Activities

Homework Club (Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:50 - 3:50 pm)

If you are new to Home Work Club please sign up prior to your first attendance at the link below

Chess Club (Every Tuesday, 2:55 - 3:55 pm in LMC)

April 20

April 27

Dance Club

April 15 3:00 - 4:00 pm

National Junior Honor Society (Room 152)

April 22 (Thurs)

PawPrint Online Magazine (Every Tuesday, 3 - 4 pm)

April 20

April 27

Reading Olympics (Zoom meetings Every Monday 3:30 pm)

April 19th is mandatory for all members

Student Alliance

May 4th - Virtual

May 10th - In Person

May 17th - Virtual

May 24th - In Person

June 7th - In Person

Intramural Sports (See below)

Hoops for Heart 2021:

We have been given approval to hold this year’s annual Hoops for Heart Tournament in the ETR gym. This is an optional fund raiser to raise money for the American Heart Association. The 6th grade tournament will be held on Tuesday, May 25th at 3:00 in the ETR gym. This tournament is a 2v2 double elimination tournament. 6th grade students are being asked to find a partner of the same gender in the 6th grade to compete. Once they have a partner, they need to pick up a pledge form from one of their Wellness teachers. A minimum pledge of $5.00 is required for EACH participant. The 7th,8th and staff tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 2nd at 3:00 in the ETR gym. This is also a 2v2 double elimination tournament, however, this is a Co-Ed tournament. $5.00 minimum pledge and form is required as well for each participant. All participant’s pledge money needs to be turned in to a Wellness teacher by Friday, May 21st, for the 6th grade tournament and Thursday, May 27th(due to the four day Memorial Day holiday weekend) for the 7th/8th /staff tournament. That will give the Wellness teachers enough time to organize the tournament. In the past, the event has gone to around 5:00 pm, it really depends on the number of participants. Because of Covid restrictions, no spectators will be allowed at either event. This is a great way to connect for a great cause! Hope to see you on the courts!

ETR is excited to offer spring athletics for 7th and 8th grade student athletes. The season will begin on Monday, April 5th . ETR will offer the following sports; boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, baseball, softball, girls track and boys track. The coaches will be having a meeting to share more information with their athletes in the next week.

All athletes will need to complete the sign up form attached and complete the PIAA physical form.


Keith Broome

ETR Athletics


ETR is looking for community members to participate in the ET Richardson 8th Grade Virtual Career Fair!

We had a lot of success with our unexpected 2020 Virtual Career Day due to our committed community volunteers, and we hope to continue and expand on our Virtual Career Day for May 2021!

ETR appreciates our community and we feel it is very important for the students to hear from local community members about their career paths and experiences. This allows our students to see familiar faces, learn about local community members, and have the opportunity to network with local professionals.

If you are interested in joining our efforts to support the ET Richardson Career Day and creating a brief and informative video for our career day library, please complete the interest form below:


Thank you for your consideration and continued support for ETR’s student programs.

Ivy Harris & Maramei Beatty

Recreation flyer 2021 G.pdf

ETR's Student Alliance's Mask Fundraiser

All mask designs center around raising awareness, being an ally, and being kind to others. You can order a mask that is already made, or you can customize your order. You can even bring us your own mask to put on a design for a small fee! All you have to do is complete this Google Form if you are interested. All proceeds will go to the club and creating more masks.

Thanks for

your support!

Chromebook Issues

If you have issues with your Chromebook, please contact Tech Support at

Counselor’s Corner

Welcome Back to the Cougar Track’s

Counselor’s Corner

Counselor’s Corner Topic of the Week:

We hope everyone enjoyed their spring break and are taking advantage of this beautiful weather and changing of seasons. We strongly encourage that our students participate in some outdoor activity, as we are able to offer spring sports this year! It is not too late to sign up and tryout for baseball, softball, track, and lacrosse. But please remember, academics before athletics. As we move into trimester 3, we would like to kindly remind you to check into your child’s HAC system regularly and communicate any needs of support to your child’s guidance counselor.

Please look for an email from Dr. Tracy that was sent out last month. This email will connect you to a Google form for you to fill out regarding your child’s first, second, and third choice of specials for next year. Even though this does not guarantee your child’s placement, it gives us an idea of what your child prefers. Please fill this form out as soon as possible so we can get started on some initial steps in creating the schedule.

The third week of April, we are planning to administer the ELA PSSA on April 19, 20 and 22 and we will test in Math on April 27 and 29. And for eighth grade only, Science PSSA on May 12. We ask that all of our students get a good night’s rest, get to school on time, and eat a healthy breakfast on those particular days so they can perform at their best level. No homework on these dates! Good luck!

Check out the new ETR School Counselor Website for resources and a virtual calming room:

ETR Counselor Names and Emails:

6th Grade: Mrs. Beatty

7th Grade: Mr. Spiropoulos

8th Grade: Mrs. Harris

Social Worker: Mrs. McCans

Reading Olympics Competition

Reading Olympics Competition will take place May 3, 2021 and May 10, 2021 for ETR

The “Opening Ceremonies” video will be shared with students during the week of April 26, 2021



If you would like to join ETR Home & School's Facebook page, please follow this link and answer the security questions

2020-2021 Home and School Executive Board

Aubrey Bassett, President -

Connie Croce, Vice President -

Kristin Schoffler, Treasurer -

Ali Neville, Secretary -


Just a reminder! We are still collecting boxtops. One child from each grade who collects the most will be rewarded a giftcard. Please send you cut boxtops to the main office.

Bus Flyer.pdf

Information about Security Clearances for Volunteers

If you handed in your Security Clearances last year to any of our schools in the Springfield School District, we would have this information in our system and it is good for five years. There is no need for you to give us another copy.

If you have any questions about this information that is needed you can click below to go directly to our SSD Website: > Parents > Security Clearances

Three clearances are needed to be a chaperone or volunteer:

  1. Child Abuse Clearance

  2. Criminal Background Clearance

  3. FBI Clearance for Fingerprinting - The service code for volunteers is 1kg6y3

  4. Affidavit if you lived in PA more than 10 years.