Sabold Cougar Paws
March 21, 2018
Welcome to Sabold... The Greatest School on Earth!
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Rock your socks on march 21 for world down syndrome day
*If school is closed due to a weather emergency, we will celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Friday, March 23.
Super Sabold Day Tee Shirts!
Super Sabold Day is not until June 8, but it is time to order your child's Super Sabold Day tee shirt! Once again, all students' tee shirts will be purchase by our Home & School using the Race for Education funds. Please complete the form by March 23 so that our tee shirts will arrive on time. Be sure to complete a form for each child who attends Sabold. https://goo.gl/forms/iMXrV1R1SWvtSHv92
PSSA Testing Schedule:
- English-Language Arts- 4/17, 4/18, 4/19
- Math- 4/24, 4/25
- Science- 5/1, 5/2
Lunch Schedules will be altered on testing days. Lunch schedules are below.
4/17-4/19 & 4/24-4/25
- Grade 2- 11:25-11:55; Grade 3- 12:00-12:30; Grade 4- 12:30-1:00; Grade 5- 1:00-1:30
- Grade 3- 11:30-12:00; Grade 4- 12:00-12:30 (Lunch times for Grades 2&5 will not change)
Yearbooks are on sale now!
It is time to purchase your 2017-2018 Sabold Yearbook! Order forms were sent home last week. Or, order online- https://sites.google.com/ssdstudent.org/sabhs/yearbook Payment options are cash or Paypal. Order before March 25th for the early bird special ($16). The price goes up to $20 after 3/25. Fifth grade students do not need to purchase yearbooks. All fifth grade students will receive a free yearbook courtesy of our Home & School via the Race for Education funds.
Black History Month Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Black History Month Essay Contest. We read through hundreds of well-written essays to select our winners. We are proud of all of our participants. Congratulations to our winners!
Grade 2- Joe Salerno; Kieran McHenry; Ryann Wells
Grade 3- Maya Thomas; Emma Brennan; Eva Bair
Grade 4- Alyson Shull; Ava Sparks; Brooke Brotschul
Grade 5- Hannah Barber; Tiana Bassett; Cenine Elkhaddam
Students of the Month
Check out the Students of the Month for March, and read what their teachers had to say about them. These students are being recognized for their hard work, kindness, and desire to make themselves and our school better each day. We are proud of our Sabold Cougars!
Grade 5- Angelina Joseph
“Angie is always on-task and working hard. She is kind to everyone, and she is supportive of her classmates. She wants to do well in school so she has great motivation.” – Mr. Keefer
Grade 4- Tanner Coll
“Tanner always has a big smile on his face and radiates a positive attitude. He is a true leader in all senses of the word and is the perfect example of what it means to be a Sabold student. Tanner regularly asks for feedback on how he can improve and works hard to achieve mastery of skills and concepts. He is a respectful, optimistic student with a great sense of humor. He is a friend to all and is always willing to step in and help when needed.” -Mrs. DiBiasi
Grade 3- Fatima Sheikh
“Fatima consistently puts forth 100% effort into everything she does and demonstrates a desire to learn and be successful in school. She strives to reach new challenges presented to her. It’s a pleasure to have her in my classroom.” -Ms. Dudek
Grade 2- Emily Collins
“Emily is a very compassionate, caring student who is always willing to help others. She completes her work in a timely fashion, and she is always willing to do more. She takes pride in doing her work well. She is a well-rounded, kind, and determined student.” –Ms. Rakoczy
Sabold showcase art show volunteers
The Sabold Showcase Art Show will be here before we know it (May 16), but we could use your help in advance of that date to make it special.
If you are interested in volunteering, please check out some options on the Sign-Up Genius link-http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084cada728a5f94-artshow
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. We hope you are looking forward to seeing the beautiful artwork of the Sabold students line our halls.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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.
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.
Springfield Police department visits
Several weeks ago, Springfield School District coordinated with the Springfield Police Department to develop more frequent visits to our schools. We are very appreciative of everything our police department does for our district, and we look forward to their increased presence in our schools. Thank you for helping to keep us safe!
- *Spring Conferences- 3/14 & 3/22
- 3/21- Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!
- 3/24-4/1- Spring Break
- 4/2- REGULAR SCHOOL DAY ( Cycle Day 6)
- 4/4- FINAL Home & School Meeting
- 4/17-4/19 ELA PSSA
- 4/24 & 4/25 Math PSSA
- 5/1& 5/2- Science PSSA
- 5/3- Spring Picture Day
*Spring conferences are scheduled by invitation through your child's teacher(s). Conferences were held for all students in the fall, as we had non-instructional days so we could meet with all parents. There are no non-instructional days for spring conferences, so we have limited hours for parent-teacher conferences. Parent-teacher conferences may not be requested by your child's teacher(s) if your child is meeting or exceeding second trimester standards.
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.
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!
INFORMATION FROM HOME & SCHOOL
Home & School Meeting- 4/4
We hope you can join us in the cafeteria on 4/4 at 7:00 for our last Home & School meeting this year.
We are excited to have Dr. Loan Vu join us to talk about her National Financial Literacy Campaign. Dr. Vu helps families with financial security and independence through basic financial knowledge through the 6-class financial workshops. Participants learn more about saving for college, retirement plans, and more. We hope to host these free workshops at Sabold in the 2018-2019 school year for interested parents.
We are excited to announce that the 4th annual Sabold 5K has been scheduled for Sunday, May 20. This is a fun walk/run for all ability levels. Bring the family out for some fun, and join us for the Sabold 5K!
sabold yearbook 2017-2018
Dear Sabold Parents,
Do you have any photos to share for the school yearbook? If so, go to http://barksdale.pixami.com/18778/yb/Login.jsp and log in using the following information:
User name: Photographer
Go to MANAGE PHOTOS. Select the appropriate folder on the left side of the screen. Select UPLOAD PHOTOS,and then add your files to the corresponding folder.
Please restrict photos to Sabold Students Only! If you have any questions, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Spring Break Clinics
The SHS Boys Lacrosse Team will be hosting a youth clinic for boys grades K-6. The High School team and coaches will be providing instruction to our youth players on skills and game concepts. Players will be grouped by age, position and skill level. Full equipment is recommended. If you need equipment please contact the SHS Boosters at email@example.com
- Date: March 30, 2018
- Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
- Location: Halderman Field
- Who: Boys K-6th grade
- Cost: $25.00
Growth Mindset- March
Interested in learning more about Growth Mindset? Jamie Pitcavage from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit is coming to ETR for a Growth Mindset presentation for parents on 3/21 from 7:00 – 8:00 in the ETR auditorium. Sign up here- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0848a4aa2ea31-growth
Check out the video on Growth Mindset for the month of March. Which mindset is right?
Camp Invention at Sabold Elementary
Earn cash for our school by shopping at Giant! Check out the Giant Rewards Program.
elementary cycle day calendar
March Lunch Menu
If you would like to report an absence via email, please send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org – there is a period between “sabold” and “hotline” in the email address.
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 email@example.com. 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.