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March 20, 2019
Welcome to Sabold... The Greatest School on Earth!
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Sabold Elementary- Nominated to be Blue Ribbon school
We are humbled and proud to announce that Sabold Elementary School has been nominated by the state of Pennsylvania to join the esteemed community of National Blue Ribbon Schools.
From the United States Department of Education:
National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students. They have demonstrated consistent excellence, and made progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about effective school leadership and promising instructional practices.
Only 13 outstanding public schools can be nominated from Pennsylvania for the National Blue Ribbon Schools award, and we are honored that Sabold has been selected as one of those schools. As always, we thank our students, families, staff, and community for their partnership in making Sabold the "Greatest School on Earth. "
super sabold day tee shirts
Super Sabold Day is not until June 7, but it is time to order our Sabold tee shirts! The Sabold Home & School Association is providing Super Sabold Day tee shirts for all Sabold students again this year. One tee shirt will be provided per child using the funds from the Race for Education. Please click on the link below and fill out the form by Friday, March 29.
Students of the month- March
"RJ enters the classroom with a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He is a hard-working student who tries his best in all areas. He is polite, kind, considerate and always willing to help out a teacher or friend in the classroom. He is compassionate to others and thoughtful with his words and actions. He is a true pleasure to have in class." - Mrs. Connor
“Neilee embodies the spirit of Sabold every day through her words and her actions. As a student, she is dedicated to doing her best across all subject areas, even in the face of hardships and challenges. Neilee has high expectations for herself and is willing to put in the work to meet them. As a person, Neilee has earned the respect of her classmates through her kind, caring demeanor and her genuine nature. She is a consistent role model for others and each day represents the type of student that all others should strive to be.” –Mr. Northington
“The thing that most impresses me with Kordelia is her how hard she works each day. When faced with a challenge, she never complains or gives up. Kordelia puts in the practice time outside of school as well. She studies her math facts each and every night to prepare for the 3rd grade math goal. Not only is she a hard-working student, Kordelia most of all, is a great friend to her classmates. She sets an excellent example of what it means to be a Sabold student.” –Mr. Adolph
"Amari does everything with a smile on her face and always asks to do more. She helps other students find the correct pages in their book and missing materials. She sits at the peanut-free table and has created a list of other students to invite to sit with her. She rotates the students on the list so that everyone gets a turn. Amari is always on-task and prepared. She turns in all four homework assignments for the week on Monday morning. She takes her time with assignments and does not rush. I am proud of Amari and everything she has done so far this year!" –Ms. Solano
World Down Syndrome Day- 3/21
High Jump contest
Congratulations to the winners of Sabold's first High Jump Competition!
1st Place- Eman Atify, 2nd Place- Kevin Wislowski, 3rd Place- James Pruyn
Second Trimester Report Card will be sent home on Wednesday, March 27. This report card will explain your child’s academic growth and performance over the winter trimester and align with the emphasis on student learning levels and performance.
Conferences were held for all students in the fall, as we had days off from school for the conferences. Spring conferences are evening conferences (and there are not scheduled days off for students), so we have limited hours for conferences. Spring conferences (March 13 & March 21) are held by invitation from your child's teacher(s) for a variety of reasons (i.e. students needing additional support; students who are not currently meeting grade level expectations). Homeroom teachers and special education teachers will be in contact in the upcoming weeks if they are requesting a conference; however, if you have questions or concerns, as always, please contact your child's teacher.
- 3/21- Spring Conferences
- 3/21- World Down Syndrome Day- Rock Your Socks!
- 3/27- Report Cards Come Home
- 4/1-4/5- PSSA Spirit Week (Details in the Attachment)
- 4/9-11 PSSA ELA Testing
We need your help keeping our walkers safe!
We have many students who live in the neighborhood behind Sabold's playgrounds and walk home. We understand that a number of parents park on Bell Ave. and Sheffield Dr. and have students walk up the hill and meet them at dismissal; however, we are receiving reports from our neighbors that there are people parking in the crosswalk at Sheffield and Bell. This makes it difficult and dangerous for the students who are crossing at the crosswalk. Additionally, we received reports that there are cars blocking intersections and the driveways of our neighbors.
We need your help to keep our students safe! Please avoid parking in the crosswalks, intersections, and blocking driveways. Don't forget that our car line moves quickly. It is usually finished within 10-15 minutes of dismissal, so please consider this as a safer option. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this!
PSSA INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Information from the Music Department
Sabold Elementary- distinguished school
Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title 1 schools in Pennsylvania. The top 5% of schools based on achievement and progress criteria are selected. We are proud to announce that again this year, Sabold has been named a Distinguished School based on that criteria. The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs, will be honoring Sabold Elementary at the 2019 Title 1 Improving Schools' Performance Conference as a 2018-19 Distinguished Title 1 School. We are proud of our students, staff, and community. Way to go, Sabold!
Information from Mrs. Manley, Sabold's Nurse
Healthy eating is an important part of child development. We understand that students get hungry during the day just like we do as adults, and we encourage them to snack to keep their energy levels up. We just want them to trade in the cookies for some healthier snacks. Nutrition is linked with emotional, physical, and cognitive health. Healthy eating gives your brain and your body the vitamins and minerals needed to stay well. Keep your mood and energy up with healthy snacking.
Trade in those cookies and chips for some of these alternatives:
- Fresh fruits like bananas, apples, or berries
- Yogurt with granola
- Low-fat cheeses
- Almonds and walnuts
- Fresh vegetables
- A single-serving of popcorn
- Drink plenty of water to keep the body properly hydrated.
*This is not a comprehensive list, merely suggestions. Please be sure to be adhere to the safe snack guidelines in your child's classroom. There may be students who have food allergies, and certain snacks may not be permitted in the classroom.
Practice Reading at Home with i-ready
Want to access the iReady reading program from a tablet? Here are the steps to follow so that students can practice their reading skills from any tablet. All students have an iReady account. Using the iReady program counts towards nightly reading homework!
HOME & SCHOOL information
PSSA Breakfast Help!
yearbooks are on sale now!
Order your yearbook today! Fifth grade students will receive a free copy again this year thanks to the Race for Education! Parents of fifth graders do not need to order one unless you are ordering more than one.
Click HERE to order yours today!
Sabold showcase volunteers needed!
Are you using home access center yet?
If you need to change a phone number or email, sign up for text alerts, check your child's attendance, or check report card grades, you will want to use the Home Access Center.
You can also check the Home Access Center for any outstanding unexcused absences. Remember, all absences require a written note. That can be done via email by emailing email@example.com, or a hand-written note can be sent to the main office. A phone call to our attendance hotline still requires a written note for the absence to be excused (as required by law). An email works well for us, and hopefully that makes it easier on you.
Free Financial Workshops
district & Community information
Camp Invention is Back!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Springfield Literacy Center is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, week-long summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. The week begins on June 24, 2019 with Lori Schmidt serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged! Activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Register using promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10) OFF $255. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
GET CONNECTED. STAY IN TOUCH.
School Safety and Security Web page
Learn more about the Springfield School District measures to maintain safe and healthy learning environments for our students on the school district website. You can access the page by visiting this site- https://www.ssdcougars.org/parents/school-safety-security
We thank you for all that you do to support the health, safety, and welfare of our children.
iNFORMATION FROM THE tRANSPORTATION dEPOT
Time for lunch!
If you would like to report an absence via email, please send the email using this link: sabattendance
Additionally, there is a link to submit attendance on the school website. If you go to Sabold’s page, use your mouse to hover over “Parents” in the upper right-hand corner. Select “Attendance” from the dropdown list. In the middle of the page you will find a link to submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org An added bonus to the hotline email is that it will serve as written notice of your child’s absence. You will not need to send an additional note to school so that the absence will be marked as excused. We will retain the email as your absence note.
You can visit- https://www.ssdcougars.org/parents/attendance for more information.