Please see this link for information about modified Back to School Night http://www.wasdpa.org/article/281172?org=ses
A BoroBlast was sent this morning with information about homeroom assignments, back to school night, and school supplies for the 2020-21 school year. You can find an updated copy of the SV reopening plan and school supply list in the documents section of the web page. Please contact Mrs. Ebersole at 717-762-1191 x1800 if you need help with your Sapphire Parent Portal account.
Thank you for your continued support and feedback regarding the reopening of school. Click the link below to access an updated copy of the Summitview reopening plan. Please continue to email questions and concerns to SVsharks@wasdpa.org.
For those who have questions about the districts online learning options, check out this Q&A! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/816670/WASD_Cyber_and_WASD_Hybrid_Model-Questions_and_Answers.pdf
WASD Elementary schools have utilized a Social-Emotional Learning program called Project Team (TEAMology) for the past several years. Teamology is offering some resources for families this summer, including free webinars for parents. If you are interested, please visit https://teamology.team/familysel/ for more information.
During this evening's WASD Board of School Directors meeting, the Board voted on and approved an additional open enrollment opportunity specifically for Summitview learners entering 4th grade in the 2020-21 school year (3rd grade learner during the 2019-20 school year). If your 3rd grade child was scheduled to attend a different elementary school next year for 4th grade, and your family can provide daily transportation, you may request open enrollment for the 20-21 school year to remain at SV. If you would like to take advantage of open enrollment, please put your request in writing, either via email sent to me, email@example.com or by letter dropped off at Summitview, before 4:00 pm on Monday, June 15. Please note that the Summitview office is closed on Friday, June 12. You will receive an email back from me to confirm your request within 24 hours of receipt. Please direct questions to Dr. McCallum via email for the quickest response.
Info from tonight's BoroBlast: 1. 3rd trimester report cards were posted to the Sapphire Community Web Portal on Wednesday, June 3. Report cards will not be printed. If you need assistance with your Sapphire account, please contact our building secretary, Mrs. Ebersole, via phone at 717-762-1191 x1800. 2. There are several learners who still have items at school. Please contact Mrs. Ebersole via email - firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to pick these things up ASAP. 3. Many learners still have district materials, such as library books, 100 book challenges, classroom books, and band music. Please return these items to the school office as soon as possible. Mrs. Ebersole will be in the office next week, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Please note that the Summitview office will be closed Monday, June 15 through Tuesday, July 7. During that time Mrs. Ebersole and Dr. McCallum will be available through email as needed. Finally, as a reminder, WASD will be offering free school lunches at Fairview, Mowrey, and Summitview on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays form 11:30-1:00 from through July 31, 2020. Breakfast and Lunch will continue to be provided in bags for curbside pick up. Meals are available for children 18 years of age and younger. Meals are available to all children and there are NO INCOME LIMITS! #SVsharks #BoroStrong
Today is the first official day of summer vacation. To help encourage your child to keep reading, we are sharing information from the Alexander Hamilton Library's Summer Reading program. Visit their website to register: https://reading.ahmfl.org/ and check out some materials here: https://5il.co/gtyt https://5il.co/gtyu https://5il.co/gtys
Free Summer Lunch will be available June 1, 2020 through of July 31, 2020 at the following sites: Fairveiw Elementary Summitview Elementary Mowrey Elementary Pick up is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30-1:00. Breakfast and Lunch will continue to be provided in bags for curbside pick up. Meals are available for children 18 years of age and younger. Meals are available to all children and there are NO INCOME LIMITS!
Thanks to the MANY families who came through our pick up line last night to get their child's items! We still have belongings for about 150 learners who don't have a time slot today or Friday. Please sign up for an available time slot for either day through Sign Up Genius. Don't forget to bring school property with you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/svitempickup
Don't forget, Friday, May 29 is the last day to order a School Kidz school supply for your SV learner for the 20-21 school year. To order - go to https://www.shopttkits.com/ and enter code 61956 Kits will be available in your child's homeroom on the first day of school next year!
We are now taking suggestions for our 20-21 Project TEAM grade level songs! Songs must be school appropriate and free from profanity or harsh language. Please ask your child and email his/her suggestions to SVsharks@wasdpa.org!
Final Reminder about purchasing School Kidz School Supply Kits - the final day to place an order is Friday, May 29. Go to www.shopttkits.com, enter code 61956, then press the magnifying lens to see the SV kits. School supply lists for families that wish to purchase supplies on their own, and for families whose child will attend a different elementary school next year, will be included in learner’s materials. Please contact Mrs. Ebersole at email@example.com with any questions.
Don't forget to sign up for a time to pick up your learner's items from school next week! Sign up through this site - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/svitempickup Please review this document for detailed directions for pick up! https://5il.co/g4cj We have about 150 of our 540 learners signed up as of this morning.
Info about Virtual Field Day from Mr. Hedrick! From 5/17-5/27 WASD learners and their families will have the opportunity to participate in the National Open Field Day with their PE teachers. This program consists of games and activities that you can perform at home using equipment at your house. You can track your results with a scorecard and there will also be an opportunity to share the fun you are having with your PE teacher! Materials will be posted in your child’s PE/Wellness Google Classroom on 5/18. Hard copy materials will be available starting tomorrow in the "little library" near the flag pole on the bottom shelf. Please take one envelope of materials per learner only. #SVsharks #BoroStrong
Information about Learner Item Pick-Up Pick-Up will be available from 3:40 to 7:40 pm on Wednesday, May 27, Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29. In order to maintain social distancing, please sign up for a time slot through Sign Up Genius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/svitempickup) using the link on the Summitview website and our Facebook page. Specific directions about pick up can be found here: https://5il.co/g4cj Examples of district property to be returned includes 100 Book Challenge books, library books, books from teacher classrooms, and band music. If you are unable to come during these days and times please contact Mrs. Ebersole via email – firstname.lastname@example.org – to make other arrangements during regular school hours. #SVsharks #BoroStrong
Lots of lost and found items at SV. Here is Post #4. If you see something that belongs to your child, please email child's first and last name, HR teacher, and # of item to email@example.com. We will return during item pick-up.
Lots of lost and found items at SV. Here is Post #3. If you see something that belongs to your child, please email child's first and last name, HR teacher, and # of item to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will return during item pick-up.
Lots of lost and found items at SV. Here is Post #2. If you see something that belongs to your child, please email child's first and last name, HR teacher, and # of item to email@example.com. We will return during item pick-up.
Lots of lost and found items at SV. Here is Post #1. If you see something that belongs to your child, please email child's first and last name, HR teacher, and # of item to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will return during item pick-up.
For the past two years, Summitview has partnered with School Kidz, a company that assembles School Supply kits tailored to the supplies our teachers in each grade level request. Our binding contact with this company was signed before the redistricting plan for next school year was approved by the district and before schools closed due to COVID-19. Therefore, we will proceed with making School Kidz supply kits available to our families to purchase for next school year, but this purchase is completely optional. School supply lists will be available at a later date for families that wish to purchase supplies on their own and for families whose child will attend a different elementary school next year. If you are interested in purchasing a School Supply kit for your learner, orders can be placed directly through the School Kidz Teacher Tailored website - www.shopttkits.com You’ll enter our school account code – 61956 and press the magnifying lens to see the kits for Summitview. Please remember to order the kit for the grade your child will be entering next school year. School supply kits will arrive at Summitview this summer and will be delivered to your child’s homeroom before the first day of school. Again, it is suggested that only learners who will remain at Summitview for the 20-21 school year participate. Please contact our building secretary, Mrs. Ebersole, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Just for fun, Mrs. Slick put an enrichment activity out for learners to share a video performing the Chicken Dance. Mrs. Slick put them together and here it is! Please note that different versions of the song were used so it was a challenge to perfectly sync the video! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wdwlyxcc7zpA_hA_qZGsOG4WjIRrda1i/view
This week, as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, many of our Shark Learners and Families may be wondering how we can show appreciation to the teachers when we are not together. Here are some ideas to show our Shark Staff how much we appreciate them. 1. Have your child color a picture for their teacher in appreciation of their awesomeness and email it to them. 2. Take a picture of your child learning from home and send it to their teacher. 3. Write an email to your child’s teacher expressing your gratitude for all they’ve done this year, especially while adapting to remote teaching and learning. 4. Wear red on National Teacher Day, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and share that you’re wearing red to recognize teachers on social media using the hashtag #RedForED (don't forget to include our's too - #SVSharks) Wear your Summitview Spirit Wear on Friday, May 8, 2020 and share a photo with your child’s teacher.
Shout out to our awesome cafeteria staff, it's School Lunch Hero Day!
WAMS staff need your help! WAMS is currently working on a few projects for our students over the next couple of months and we would like your input. WAMS would like to gather your thoughts on the top five traits, skills, or attributes you would like for your son or daughter to develop by the time they graduate from WASHS. Please share your top five skills, traits or attributes in this survey: https://forms.gle/JyBdARMcVBd4NXJB8 Thank you for your time and support of our students. Have a great evening!
Message from Mr. Hedrick regarding Kid's Heart Challenge Thank you Gifts: The Kid's Heart Challenge donations have been submitted to the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association has the thank you gift packages prepared, but they put a hold on shipping them to schools due to COVID-19. When the time comes they decide to release the thank you gifts and we are allowed locally, we will come up with a plan to distribute them! I apologize for any inconvenience. This was simply a product of our KHC Event's timing along with the school closure. If you have any further questions, please contact Casey Hedrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019- 2020 Yearbooks are still available, cost is $5.00. Yearbooks can be ordered online through May 15, 2020. (Note: Paper orders with payment turned in to school have been submitted to Pictures Plus.) To order a yearbook, please click on or copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://orders.picplus.com/ordering/identify We are in the process of coordinating delivery of the yearbooks and will be in touch with those who ordered regarding pick up! Please email your child's teacher to check if you have already ordered a yearbook.
Due to the official closure of Pennsylvania schools for the reminder of the school year, WASD will be reaching out to learners to pick up personal items from lockers or desks. However, we are honoring the stay at home orders until April 30th. WASD learners and families will be notified of pick up options in May.
Please visit this link to the WASD website for questions/answers about Planned Instruction. http://www.wasdpa.org/article/228821?org=wasdpa
Information from this afternoon's BoroBlast: Beginning Tuesday, April 14, WASD will transition to Planned Instruction. We hope that most of our learners will be able to access Planned Instruction online but also understand that some families may require hard copy materials. Please visit the WASD Website News Feed section to review a frequently asked question document with additional information about Planned Instruction, grading, and attendance. The district understands that every home learning environment looks different. Therefore, we are providing one hour of required instruction for each day, and two additional hours of enrichment per day. Planned Instruction is intended to be flexible in order to accommodate each family’s schedule. Online learning will be delivered through Google Classroom. Your child’s teacher has already sent email information to families with directions for learners to access Google Classroom using Clever. Please contact your child’s teacher via email if you need assistance. If you did not receive an email, please contact the school office either by phone at 717-762-1191 x1800 or by emailing Mrs. Ebersole at email@example.com to provide an email address. If you have previously requested paper enrichment materials, you are automatically on the list for new Planned Instruction materials. Building secretaries will be reaching out to families regarding pick-up time. If your child cannot access online learning materials and is not currently on the hard-copy list, please contact your child’s school at 717-762-1191 x1800 as soon as possible. Please use the enclosed log to keep track of what your child completes each day. A staff member will be in touch with your family once per week to check on your child’s progress and answer any questions. These materials include two weeks of activities for Planned Instruction. Families should follow the directions included with the materials to return to school by Friday, April 24. Finally, please help us keep open lines of communication by checking your email daily as well as listening to voicemails left by school staff. Thank you for your continued support. Stay healthy, and stay #BoroStrong!
WASD Superintendent Dr. Kline has coined a new hashtag, #BoroStrong! We would love to see our learners create an image displaying this hashtag! If your child would like to create a graphic, it should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, be the size of an 8x11 sheet of paper, and consist of a white background with a 1 or 2 color design. Please include your child's first and last name, grade, and school. Designs will be used for social media posts and other communications from the district.
In light of schools being closed through Monday, April 13 and re-opening Tuesday, April 14, 2020, enrichment materials will be available on the district website and building websites on Monday, March 30. Learners are encouraged to complete the tasks for their grade level and you may email your child's teacher with questions. If your child does not have access to technology, hard copy enrichment materials will be made available. If you are in need of a packet because your child cannot access technology at home, please call your school’s main office and leave a message with your first and last name, your child/ren's first and last name(s) and grade level(s), and a daytime phone number. You will be notified about pick up time and location. Fairview - 717-762-1191 x1400 Hooverville - 717-762-1191 x1500 Mowrey - 717-762-1191 x1600 Summitview - 717-762-1191 x1800 Please note, these materials are only for those families who are unable to access the digital resources. Stay healthy, and stay Boro Strong!
Feeling the need to get moving? Check out the facebook page of our neighbor, the Waynesboro, PA YMCA! Visit their virtual workout page! https://www.waynesboroymca.org/virtual-ymca/
Authors are grabbing their favorite books and phone to record themselves reading thanks to a new online series organized by Romper. Search the hashtag #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to find a beloved author or discover a new one reading one of their stories!
Get your learners to explore the world outside your house. Each day The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will conduct a live stream of animals and exhibits starting Monday, March 16, every weekday at 3 p.m. The Facebook Lives will highlight one of their animals and include an activity you can do from home.
Good evening Summitivew families, At this time, office personnel were given the option to work from home so Mrs. Ebersole (email@example.com) and I will be mostly working from home. If you need to get in contact with either of us, please do so by email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you were scheduled to have a meeting at school this week or next, that meeting has been postponed. You will be contacted by phone by the end of the week for any of the following meetings - special education (contact from Mrs. Conn), REACH (contact from Mrs. Rooney), 504 (contact from Mr. Newhard). District administrators compiled a list of online educational resources for learners today. This list includes sites we use regularly at school, as well as additional sites that our technology department has determined are safe for learners. This list will be available by the end of the week on the district website and I will share that link on the SV Facebook page. Please check your email for a list of events scheduled this week that have been postponed to a later date. A note about some of our non-human friends at Summitview - Mr. Lego has taken home our remaining crayfish and fifth grade eggs are at home too! PTO let me know that Silver Graphics art orders will be accepted through May 1. I will share ordering information through the Summitview Facebook page once it's available. If you'd like the order sooner, you can pay a small fee for delivery to your home. Mrs. Snowberger planned for the Scholastic Book Fair to be held this week. Unfortunately we had to cancel our physical book fair but Mrs. Snowberger has made arrangements with Scholastic to offer the Book Fair online. If you are interested, please order by March 22 using this link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/wasdsummitview Our cafeteria staff began serving lunches, which also include breakfast for the next day, to any learner in the district age 18 or younger. Note that the child must be present to receive a lunch. Kudos to our cafeteria staff who served 119 lunches today! Finally, the elementary principals are planning some fun activities for learners to complete at home in the coming days. If you haven't already, please "like" Summitview Elementary on Facebook and/or check the "Live Feed" section of the Summitview website to join in! We are navigating a situation many of us never expected to encounter. I thank you for your flexibility and hope that all of our families are safe. Take care, Diane McCallum
Do your children love art and want to explore art at home? Every weekday at 1 p.m. ET, children's author Moe Willems will post a new “Lunch Doodles” video to the Mo Willems page on the Kennedy Center’s website. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
Today our Grab-and-Go Food Service program starts at Mowrey, Fairview, and Summitview Elementary. Any student 18 years and younger will receive a lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Grab-and-Go meals are available from 11:30-1:00. We ask that you stay 6 feet away from others. Please remember all children MUST be present to receive a Grab-and-Go Meal.
Info from tonight's BoroBlast: 1. Final round of "be kind" shirt orders are due this Friday, 3/13. The company does the shirts in batches of ten or more and just need 5 more to submit the last order. Cost is $8 and order forms can be found in the documents section of the Summitview website or can be picked up in the main office. 2. Mrs. Ebersole has been sending home a second copy of redistricting letters to families that did not return those sent home. Letters for third and fourth grade went home Monday, second grade will go home on Thursday, and first and kindergarten will go home by the end of the week. The District is requesting all letters be returned as soon as possible, even if your child is not moving schools for next year. 3. Don’t forget that there is no school for students on Monday, March 16 and there will be an early dismissal on Tuesday, March 17. Summitview dismissal time is 12:50 pm. Please make sure that all learners are picked up on time as staff meetings begin at 1:00 pm. 4. If your child will be attending a new elementary school next year, there is an open house at all elementary schools on Tuesday, March 17 from 2:30-4:00 pm. If you plan to attend, please contact Mrs. Ebersole to RSVP.
We are thrilled to have three student teachers this semester. In Mr. Lorusso's room, Ms. Ryleigh Teeter recently taught a fun lesson on physical changes of matter. Learners loved soaking a gummy bear in water overnight and creating hypotheses, making observations, and analyzing results as part of a grade 3 matter science unit. Great job Ms. Teeter!
Info from tonight's BoroBlast: 1. Please plan to join us for PTO’s final movie night of the school year, Friday, 3/6. We’ll be showing Abominable in the Summitview gym. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and PTO will have snacks and drinks for sale. Families are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows to make their own seating for this event. Please remember, this is a family event and children should not be dropped off without a parent or guardian attending. 2. Don’t forget to “Spring Ahead” on Sunday, March 8. We’ll be having a pajama spirit day on Monday, March 9. Learners participating will need to make a $1 donation that will be used to support student activities at Summitview this spring. 3. Looking ahead at the calendar, there is no school for students on Monday, March 16 and there will be an early dismissal for learners on Tuesday, March 17 at 12:50 pm. 4. A reminder for families who will be attending a different elementary school for the 20-21 school year due to redistricting. There is an open house at all elementary schools on Tuesday, March 17 from 2:30-4:00 pm. If you plan to attend, please contact Mrs. Ebersole to RSVP.
Attention current 5th grade families: Please plan to attend one of the following WAMS parent orientation sessions. Thursday, April 30 or Monday, May 4. Both sessions begin at 7:00 pm in the WAMS cafeteria.
Our next Shark Caught Being Kind is Jack, a kindergarten learner in Mrs. Cook's class. Jack makes and sells "Friendship Soups" to earn his own money and to help Jack learn and appreciate the value of a dollar. Jack chooses how he wants to spend his hard earned money and recently Jack has chosen to help learners with outstanding lunch accounts because Jack wants everyone to be able to eat at school. Since December Jack has donated over $500 to WASD! #bekind #SVsharks
We are proud to share that Summitview Learners raised $1081.70 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Congratulations to Mr. McFarland's class who raised the most money!
Go Girls Go informational meeting was held this afternoon. Applications and $10 payment can be accepted starting Friday, February 21. Financial assistance is available for those in need. Please note that we don't have as many mentors this year so space is limited. Applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received in the SV office.
Info from tonight's BoroBlast: 1. Please return elementary attendance zone assignment letters for next school year, even if your child is remaining at Summitview. These were mailed home to all learners currently enrolled in kindergarten through fourth grade. Please contact Mrs. Ebersole if you have questions. 2. Friday, 2/21 will be our first be kind t-shirt spirit day. We encourage all learners who purchased a shirt to wear them on Friday. Don’t forget to share pictures of your child completing daily kindness challenges using the email@example.com email address. Some photos will be selected to be featured on Summitview social media pages and learners will win a small prize! 3. PTO’s second annual “Roaring 20s” gala will be Saturday, February 29 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Counting House, formerly BBT bank, on the square. Additional information about the event, including ticket ordering, can be found on the Summitview PTO Facebook page. This adults only, BYOB event is a great way to have an evening out and get to know other families from our school. Buffet-style dinner from Mountain Gate in Thurmont, a DJ from Bulldog Entertainment 4. Please mark your calendars for our annual academic night on Thursday, March 19. We’ll have food available for purchase from Fireside Pizza, the Scholastic Book Fair, a family fitness activity, and more!
FYI, the cafeteria will be offering ice cream on THURSDAY, 2/13 and not Friday, 2/14.
Representatives of the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society visiting Summitview on Monday. Learners were taught about the three types of blood cells (red, white, and platelets) and how they work together to keep us healthy. Learners are encouraged to collect change to donate to LLS. Our last collection date towards our goal of $500 for LLS is Friday, February 14.
Info from tonight's BoroBlast: 1. Thursday 2/6 is the last day to purchase yoyos features in the NED Show Assembly. 2. SV is joining the fight against blood cancers by participating in Pennies for Patients through the regional chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Children are encouraged to complete small chores for family and friends in exchange for donations to LLS. Change is encouraged but cash and checks made payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society will also be accepted. Our first collection date will be 2/7 and the final collection date will be 2/14. 3. We are celebrating Kindness Month in February. Extra copies of the Kindness month calendar can be found at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/577047/February_2020.pdf 4. Finally, don’t forget to share pictures of your child completing daily kindness challenges using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Photos will be selected to be featured on Summitview social media pages and win a small prize! Be Kind t-shirts were ordered and we expect them to be in next week. We can take additional shirt orders for a later delivery date through Wednesday, February 12 so long as we have at least 12 orders. Cost is $8 and extra order forms are available in the office.
Help inspire the next generation of empowered and healthy young women! SV will again participate in Go Girls Go, a program for girls in 4th-6th grades that is designed to improve the health and well-being for girls at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. The program includes activities and group work that help the girls develop leadership and communication skills, improve self-esteem, build friendships, and increase their physical activity with the ultimate goal of running a 5k. This year's 5k will be Saturday, May 16 and is an opportunity for the girls, coaches, and mentors to celebrate girls’ fitness and personal growth developed throughout the program. At this time we are in need of mentors to commit to volunteering once or twice per week after school (3:30-5:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays) at Summitview. Clearances are required (Go Girls Go will help). Summitview's session Our next session is March 5 - May 19th and our spring 2020 Go Girls Go! 5k is Saturday, May 16th at 9am! Contact us at email@example.com for more information!
The Franklin Science Council, the group that organizes the annual county science fair, is hosting a science night on Tuesday, February 4 from 7-8:15 pm at WAMS. This event is open to the public and no preregistration is not required. https://5il.co/cjld
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.