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November 14, 2018
Welcome to Sabold... The Greatest School on Earth!
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Race For Education
We are humbled, once again, by the support of the Sabold and Springfield community. Our Race for Education was another huge success thanks to the efforts of many. Your support makes us confident in continuing to say that Sabold is the Greatest School on Earth. We look forward to spending this money the way it should be- directly on our students.
Prizes for homework passes, soft pretzels, and the treasure box will be distributed throughout the month of December. We will keep you informed of the dates as we get closer.
We had a great time on Thursday, and we are glad that some of you were able to enjoy the day with us. Making memories is one of our specialties, and we made plenty during the Race for Education!
Fall conferences- 11/19 & 11/20
Fall conferences are approaching. We hope to have 100% participation with our Sabold families for our fall conferences. Teachers will be contacting all parents/ guardians to sign up for parent-teacher conferences scheduled for 11/19 & 11/20.
Thank you in advance for meeting with us to talk about your child's progress.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found items will be on display during our conference days. Please be sure to look through the items for some lost clothing. Anything left will be donated.
Scholastic Book Fair
Come to the Book Fair! The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the week of November 26. All classes will have an opportunity to go to the book fair. More information about the book fair and your child's scheduled time will be coming home today (Wednesday). You can also view more information, see your child's scheduled time, shop online, etc. by accessing this link- Sabold Book Fair
If you are interested in volunteering for the Book Fair, you can sign up here- Book Fair Volunteer
Fourth Grade Science Club
Love science? Want more of it? We are happy to announce that Sabold will host the Science Enrichment Club again this year, beginning 11/28. Science Club is open to all fourth grade students. Interested students will still be able to sign up for a Winter Club in a few weeks. Science Club is free; however, space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.
Information from Mrs. Manley, Sabold's Nurse
Students of the month- November
“Tanner is a model student in many ways. He is kind, considerate, and accepting of all students in the class. He works hard, welcomes everyone as a friend, and is always open to making himself a better learner and a better person.” –Dr. Cirucci
“Juliette is such a hard working student. She comes to school each day with the desire to learn something new. She participates in all activities and contributes to group discussions. Juliette works hard throughout all parts of the school day, but also is such a great friend. She sees when others do not have partner and makes sure that person joins the group. She has a great way of making everyone around her feel included. She is such a sweet girl and an absolute pleasure to have in the classroom.” –Mrs. DiBiasi
“Sai's positive energy and consistent work ethic make him the perfect candidate for student of the month. His willingness to learn, his openness to new ideas and effort to apply the strategies he has been taught in class are just a few reasons we value him in room 4. Sai is also a fantastic friend to his classmates. He will go out of his way to make sure to say hello, help out with a problem or cheer someone up. Way to go Sai!” –Mrs. D’Amico
“Elizabeth comes into school each morning very positive and happy. She makes sure to always treat her classmates and teachers with respect. Elizabeth has a wonderful growth mindset, and on many occasions, she has motivated her class during a difficult task. She is a great role model, friend, and a pleasure to have in class. Her smile and positive attitude is a true example of Sabold Pride!” –Mrs. Orio
GET CONNECTED. STAY IN TOUCH.
- 11/16- Second Grade- Junie B. Jones Play
- 11/16- Third & Fourth Grades- Caring & Sharing Assembly
- 11/19 & 11/20- Parent-Teacher Conferences
- 11/21-11/23- Thanksgiving Break
- 11/26-11/30- Scholastic Book Fair
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!
Music & Theater Information
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!
INFORMATION FROM HOME & SCHOOL
Thank you, Thank You, Thank you
During this time of year, it is always important to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful, especially all of you. We would like to recognize all of you who have been so generous with your time, energy, and support.
We'd also like to send out a special "thank you" to some friends.
Sunday Dyitt, thank you for your help with Apple Crunch Day. Sunday picked up, washed, and sorted the apples for all of our classrooms.
A BIG thank you goes to the RFE team! We had many helpers, and we appreciate all of you. Thank you to Mrs. Deegan and Mrs. Clark for leading the way as RFE coordinators again this year.
Prime Time on Friday night was awesome! Our parent volunteers, Bonny Hodges, Jeanette Herrington and Jenn Guinto, did an amazing job setting up, serving refreshments and cleaning up.
Free Financial Workshops
This Fall at Sabold
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.
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.
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.