Under the leadership of our district's Pre-K Coordinator, Mrs. Nemzek, learners in Mrs. Garofalo's and Mrs. Cook's kindergarten classes have been participating in a social and emotional program based on the TV show Mr. Rogers. This program is available to us through St. Vincent College's Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning. Recently, Mrs. Cook's learners talked about feelings... what they are, feeling words and appropriate ways to react to their feelings. Today’s lesson was all about “our shine” and how we can grow our own shine as well as help others grow their’s.
From tonight's BoroBlast. 1. No School Fri, 1/17 and Mon, 1/20. 2. "Be Kind" t-shirt orders came home today. Purchase is optional, cost is $8 cash only, due Thurs, 1/23.
Tonight's PTO Meeting is CANCELLED!
Two quick announcements for this morning. First, don't forget, there is a scheduled early dismissal today, 1/7/2020 @ 12:50 pm. Please make sure your child to be picked up on time. Second, there is a PTO meeting scheduled for this evening at 7:00 pm in the SV cafeteria. Due to forecasted snow, a decision to hold or cancel the meeting will be made by 5:00 pm. Please check the SV facebook page or the SV PTO facebook page for this decision.
Don't forget, tomorrow, 1/3/20, is spirit day - wear mis-matched clothes!
Click this link to see information from tonight's Boro Blast. http://www.wasdpa.org/article/173819?org=ses
Trailblazers for 4th and 5th graders is CANCELLED for Monday, December 16.
A beautiful evening of music at our Winter concert tonight! Thank you to our chorus director, Mrs. Slick, and our band director, Mrs. Leitzel, for their hard work with our young musicians over the past three months. Here's our 4th and 5th grade chorus. No picture if the band because Mrs. Leitzel invited Dr. McCallum to join the band!
Dr. Kline, WASD Superintendent, presented proposed changes to elementary attendance zones at a public meeting on December 3, 2019. Links to the presentation and documents can be found on the District Website under news.
Summitview had it's monthly DRiVE day on last week's early dismissal day. This is a day when teachers are free to plan whatever instructional activities they like in order to support learner choice, mastery, and understanding of the purpose of the unit of instruction. Here are third grade learners from Mr. Lorusso's and Mr. McFarland's classes who created some artwork and a Rock Cycle travel brochure!
On November 7th, gifted 5th grade learners across WASD competed in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl against other teams in the Northeast Division of the United States. This group of eight learners earned 2nd place, losing only by five points to the first place team. This yearly competition is a self-scoring, computer contest of 100 multiple-choice questions. The test runs approximately one hour, depending on the speed of the answers - bonus points are awarded for speed! Areas include math, geography, government, sports, spelling, science, literature, English, history, general information, and just fun trivia. It is a team activity with all contestants around one computer. In April, the team will compete again – that time versus teams from all 50 states.
The Waynesboro Area School District will host a Town Hall Presentation at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Library on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00pm. The address for the event is 550 E. 2nd Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. The District will present information on budgets, tax and financial history, the effects of hold harmless on state funding, unfunded mandates and district achievements. All members of the community are welcome to join the District for this presentation. An opportunity for time for questions and answers will be provided.
Winter weather is fast approaching! SV learners have two recess breaks daily. We strive to take each of these breaks outside, however, it is not always possible with weather. All WASD elementary buildings will go outside for recess when “real feel” temperatures are above 25 degrees F. When “real feel” temperatures fall below 25 degree Fahrenheit, recess breaks will be moved indoors. Please make sure your child comes to school prepared to be outside with a winter coat, hat, gloves, and scarf.
Friday is the last day we will accept registrations for Reading classroom visitations. Forms can be found here: https://5il.co/b6kl
We are pleased to offer several spirit wear items that make great gifts for the holidays. Embroidery is available with the Summitview or WASD logo. Orders are due with payment (cash or check to SV PTO) on Thursday, 11/14. Print the order form here: https://5il.co/b8iw
Tomorrow is our annual Veteran's Day program which is held at WASHS. We will begin walking to the HS at 9:00 am. Learners late to school may need to remain at Summitview with office staff. This event is for Summitview learners, staff, and invited veterans and guests. For security purposes, all guests must be pre-registered in our school gate guardian system. Please contact Mrs. Ebersole in the office if you need to pre-register. We currently have over 130 guests attending. If you are able-bodied, we ask that you park at Summitivew and walk to WASHS. Parking will be available in the lower lot by the auditorium entrance and along Second Street. Our PTO will host an informal reception for guests, veterans, and their learner at the high school following the program. Learners will return to Summitview under the supervision of school staff after saying goodbye to their invited guest. On behalf of the staff and learners at Summitview, we thank all of the Veterans that are part of our school community for their service to our country. Thank you and have a good evening.
Learners in Mr. Lorusso's class recently went on a walk rock to find rocks for their museum. Learners observed properties such as luster, hardness, color, and texture as part of their science unit on Rocks and Minerals. Later this week, they will complete scratch test labs for to identify different minerals in rock samples!
We invite one member of each learner's family to observe reading instruction during the week of November 18. Letters were sent home on 11/5 and extra copies can be found at this link: https://5il.co/b6kl. Copies in Spanish can be found in the documents section of the SV website.
Check out what's happening at Summitview in the month of November by clicking this link - https://5il.co/b6dq
Click the link below to access Dr. McCallum's updates shared at last night's PTO meeting. https://5il.co/b6dn
Today was a monumental day for WASD! The ribbon cutting ceremony of the Early Learning Center & Wellness Convenience Care were held with an audience of district staff, community members, and partners. The Early Learning Center supports the district and state P3 initiative & Wellness Convenience Care offers preventative and illness treatment for district learners and families.
Family members for grade 1 & 3 are invited to Thanksgiving lunch on Thurs. 11/14. Complete and return form to school by Mon., 11/4. Visitors need photo ID to check in. Payment of $4.10 per lunch will be made at check in (no pre-payment this year). Please, no restaurant food.
Mrs. A. Shea's KDG learners had experiences with pumpkins today! For STEM, learners worked together to make 5 little “pumpkins sit on the fence." Then, learners used their five senses to describe a pumpkin. FInally, learners collected a leaf, made a picture, and wrote a sentence.
We were recently surprised with a free/discounted ticket offer from the Hershey Bears! If you are interested, please either print the attached flyer or get one from your child's HR teacher. Return flyers and payment to the address on the flyer (not to SV). https://5il.co/azfc
-Early dismissal Tues, 10/15 @12:50pm -PTO Race for Ed has reached it's goal! Donations still accepted! Volunteers needed for PM of Race Day (10/18). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested & on approved volunteer list. -Fall party info coming home 10/15, due 10/18
Elementary school counselors are seeking parent input as they are planning their groups and services for this year. We appreciate your participation in this anonymous survey. https://forms.gle/mBa36Ffw2p8VbwSB9
Please review this letter regarding expectations for those attending home football games at WASHS. http://www.wasdpa.org/article/134680?org=wasdpa
Final days to order Summitview Spirit Wear! Please see the flyer sent home or order online! https://summitview19.itemorder.com/sale
Don't forget, no school for kindergartners on Friday, 8/23. We'll see you Monday, 8/26. Parents can walk their child to the door, but not to the classrooms. PTO is hosting a breakfast for kindergarten parents right after drop off.
We would like all car riders who come through the line in front of the school to have a tag by Monday. Please download the form under "News" on the Summitview website or pick one up in the office.
Thanks to the Herald Mail for covering our fabulous first day! (Be sure to scroll through the pictures!) https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/pennsylvania/waynesboro-students-head-back-to-school/article_c4d62e52-f7b5-56a0-8fe9-290cee599daf.html
School Kidz School supply kits came today! If you ordered, we will delivery your child's kit to their classroom for pick up at Back to School Night!
Mark you calendars for Back to School Night! Thursday, August 15 from 6:30-8:00 pm! More information will follow in a mailer to families in early August.
Summitview is seeking a sponsor for shirts that will be given to students recognized as Project TEAM students in the 19-20 school year. If you are interested or would like more information, please email Dr. McCallum - email@example.com.