Message from the North Schuylkill Elementary Principals:
Dear Spartan Families,
We hope the first few months at North Schuylkill Elementary have been as exciting for you as they have been for us! We are honored that you have entrusted your child’s education to us, and are thrilled to continue a school year full of learning and growing. As the demands of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to insure that our children reach their fullest potential.
Parents! Once again, this year’s main fundraiser is the North Schuylkill Fun Run. It’s a two-week program that kicks off on January 14th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on January 24th. With our big goal of raising $15,000 for field trips, education programs, and our Year End Fun Day. Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world!
New this year, at NSE, is the implementation of the “24 Challenge Club” for all students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. “24 Challenge” is an arithmetical card game in which the objective is to find a way to manipulate four integers so that the end result is 24. An NSE tournament will take place in January and our top ten finalists will then practice and prepare for the county-wide “24 Challenge” Tournament held in May.
Our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports school-wide approach to improving discipline continues for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of school-wide P.B.I.S is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. Our students continue to be rewarded for acting the S.P.A.R.T.Y way!
The Schuylkill Achieve after-school program, for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, is continuing to grow at NSE. We currently have 60 students enrolled in the program. Each day, our students receive a hot meal, complete homework, receive tutoring and enrichment instruction and participate in literacy, math, STEM, field trips, and health and wellness activities. Each month there is a Family Fun Night which allows our students and their families to participate in activities to help them learn and grow together. In November, BOOK B-I-N-G-O, was a huge success, and all students went home with books to build their at-home libraries.
Finally, we are extremely proud of our dedicated staff. We believe in a school environment that is collaborative and draws on the strengths of all stakeholders in striving to improve student outcomes. Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students.
We are grateful to continue this journey with you as your Principals.
Yours in partnership with SPARTAN PRIDE,
Ms. Janice M. Whitaker
Mrs. Janel Hansbury