• October 27, 2018

    East Vincent Elementary School News

     

    Hello, East Vincent Elementary School Families,

     

    This week flew by! May have been the wind gusts ;)

     

    This Skylert contains lots of information, such as Halloween parade details, upcoming conference scheduling, Make a Difference Day (MADD) results, evacuation drill notes, and PTA opportunities. Don’t forget to check our webpage calendar for event details:https://www.ojrsd.com/Page/12#calendar9/20181027/month.

     

    SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEM (SWPBS)

    Each week, I have at least a handful of conversations via e-mail, phone, or in-person about behavior and the status of our climate and culture at EV. Some are pleased with SWPBS and its results, others are not. The people who are not share that they want the process to move more quickly and to have things be like the “old” EV. The people who are pleased cite a feeling of calm and positive community.

     

    Regardless of whether you are pleased or displeased with our progress, please know there are nearly 100 adults, staff and volunteers alike, who walk through our doors each day and focus on our children. They strive to make strong connections. They keep their eyes peeled to prevent and intervene for our children. Your feedback to us is received genuinely. If you are happy, we work to sustain our pace and progress and even challenge ourselves to do better. If you are unhappy, we reflect and make changes.

     

    While EV is not like the “old” EV, it never will be. While change is hard, no change ever happens overnight. We work with about 600 children. All have their strengths. All have their needs or growth opportunities. Some children need more, some less.

     

    If you have a suggestion, please make it. Please know, too, that we hope you will join us in our process of change.

     

    SAFETY DRILLS AND PLANS AT EV

    On Wednesday, we participated in administrative lockdown and evacuation drills. Our new Chief of Security and Safety, Mr. Brandon Daniels, and members of the East Vincent Police Department were present for both drills. Overall, our students remained calm, attentive, and safe, especially when we needed to cross route 23 for our evacuation drill.

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    CAPTION: Older students partner with younger students during evacuation drills.

     

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS

    This week, 34 students participated in the 46th annual Fun Run at Warwick Park. Of our runners, 12 students earned medals, including Lauren Hailey who earned a first-place medal. Congratulations to our student athletes and many thanks to our dedicated staff for their time and for their participation in our district wellness activities.

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    Congratulations to our EV teams that entered the Chester County Sumdog math contest.  The contest promotes a fun environment for students to engage in online math activities.  Students earn more points for accuracy than they do speed. 

    Three classes earned the top three spots:

    Position

     Class

    School

     Score

    1st

    Garman

    East Vincent El Sch

    501

    2nd

    Mrs. Rapp's 3rd Grade Class 2018-2019

    East Vincent El Sch

    416

    3rd

    Mrs. Capra 

    East Vincent El Sch

    337

    Top three student winners at EV:

    Position

     Class

    School

     Score

    1st

    Addison K

    East Vincent El Sch

    939

    2nd

    KENNETH S

    East Vincent El Sch

    931

    3rd

    Connor D

    East Vincent El Sch

    930

     

     

    YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST – DUE NOVEMBER 2

    Would you like to see your artwork published? The deadline for our annual yearbook cover contest is days away.

     

    Directions: Cover designs should be on 8.5x11 white paper. You can use markers and crayons to draw a geometric themed cover. Designs are due to our art teacher, Ms. Smith, by November 2. Please put your name and class code on the back. Entries do not need to have the school name or year on it – these can be added in at the printer. See the sample below.

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    Sample Cover

     

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

    Thank you, EV families, for your generous donations to our Make a Difference Day (MADD) Drive. While we did not reach our goal, we were still able to make a positive difference in our community by donating over 1,000 items to Coventry Food Pantry. We went from about 500 goods to 1,050 goods in one day. That is something to celebrate! Many thanks to our K-Kids, Miss Hoff, Miss Taglieri, and Miss DeCesare for coordinating a successful event.

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    HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES

    Halloween week is here! Here are some reminders and updates for you as we plan for Wednesday.

    • For Kindergarten Parents: The parade for the AM Kindergarten classes will be held at 10:30 a.m. The parade for the PM Kindergarten classes will be held in the afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  The parties for the Kindergarten classes will be held following the parade.
    • Based on parent feedback from last year’s Halloween parade, the parade for Grades 1-6 will take place at 1:30 p.m. Students will walk along the parade route twice and the parade will be streamed live on the EV Facebook page. The parade route starts from the back of the building at the glass stair tower and continues around the sidewalk of the school. Students enter the school via the cafeteria doors and loop around again.
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    • We welcome you to park in our front lot or at Grace Assembly Church on the corner of Rt23 and Bridge Street. Please do not park on the grass. We recommend carpooling when possible. OJR Security will be here to assist with parking. 
    • Students in grades 1-6 are invited to bring/wear costumes to school provided they are appropriate and comfortable.  Any student needing to put on their costume will have adequate time prior to the parades. Students should wear as much of their costume to school (as appropriate) in an effort to reduce bathroom traffic.
    • Please note that masks cannot be worn during instructional times, recess, walking in hallways, etc.  Masks should be worn during the festivities only.  The appropriateness of shoes must also be taken into consideration for safety.  No heels or shoes without backs permitted.
    • Costumes may not include look-alike WEAPONS (swords, lasers, etc.).  No BLOOD OR GORE!  (Inappropriate items may be taken and returned at a later date).
    • Classroom parties for most grade levels immediately follow the parade. Only pre-determined parent helpers may enter the building after the parade to assist with the classroom party.  Classroom parties will need to conclude promptly by 2:50 p.m. so we can begin dismissal on time and not conflict with the departure of the students. 
    • IMPORTANT - In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be moved indoors. A Skylert would be sent the morning of October 31 with details. 

     

    STAFF HALLOWEEN CONTEST

    Back by Popular Demand… The EV Staff Halloween Costume Contest! The second annual EV staff Halloween contest is back and better than before. During the parade at 1:30 p.m., staff will debut their team costumes. Later that day, team pictures and hashtags will post to the EV Twitter and Facebook pages. Teams will earn 1 point for each like on Twitter and 5 points for each retweet on Twitter. Teams will earn 1 point for each like on Facebook and 5 points for each share on Facebook. All likes, shares, and retweets are counted from the original posts on the EV Facebook and Twitter pages only. The contest runs from the time of posting on 10/31 until 11/9 at 7:00 p.m. Winners will be announced on November 12. Winners earn a trophy and prize(s)… And bragging rights.

     

    Would you like to donate to our prizes? Click the Sign-Up Genius Link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa5ac28aafd0-staff

     

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    NOVEMBER PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

    Parent-teacher conferences sign-up is available on Skyward starting on November 5 at 9:00 a.m.

     

    As a school district, we plan specific days within the school calendar for conferences to be held as we believe it is important to communicate with families.  The fall conferences will be scheduled for November 19-20 from 2:05-8:00 PM with additional morning hours provided for Kindergarten parents.   Phone conferences are a possibility on these days, as some families may have difficulty scheduling time to leave work/commitments to travel to school.

     

    Grade 1-6 students will report to school on November 19 and 20 from 8:30-11:50 a.m.

    AM Kindergarten students will attend school on November 19.  (No PM Class)

    PM Kindergarten students will attend school on November 20. (No AM Class)

    Please note:  Kindergarten students may ride their assigned bus home at 11:50 AM or be dismissed at the regular 11:15 AM morning pick-up time.  Parents will need to notify their child’s teacher in advance with their preference.

     

    Students in grades K-4 are scheduled for 20-minute conferences with the homeroom teacher, grades 5 and 6 student conferences are 10-minutes, and special area teacher conferences are up to 15 minutes (to provide adequate time to travel between rooms).  In Grades 5 and 6, one teacher can provide the data for all core subjects.  To meet specifically with the ELA and/or math teacher, schedule the appointment with the appropriate teacher(s).

     

    For those families unable to schedule online, letters will be sent home.

     

    DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE SKYWARD CONFERENCE SIGN-UP

    • Log-in to Skyward
      • If not a bookmarked site, one method for parents to enter is through the parent portal on the OJR website:http://www.ojrsd.com/parents then click the Skyward link.
    • Click on the “Teacher Conferences” link on the left-hand side of the screen
    • Select “preferred conference times” for each teacher conference, foreach child
      • There are two choices, select “All Conferences” at this point.
      • For Grades K-4 students, under the “Classes” column, only click on the teacher’s name listed with homeroom teacherdesignation to schedule one conference time for all core area classes. Click on “Schedule a time” to open a second window. Scroll through the times and select one that is “open” and click “select” on the far right.
        • The user will be directed back to the original Skyward “Family Access” page and the conference scheduled will show beneath the name of your child.
        • Ignore multiple listings of teachers with specific subject areas.
      • For grades 5 and 6 students, under the “Classes” column, click on the teacher’s name listed with homeroom teacherdesignation to schedule one conference time, if desired, and the teacher will have the information to discuss both the ELA and Math performance as well as the other core areas. Click on “Schedule a time” to open a second window. Scroll through the times and select one that is “open” and click “select” on the far right.
      • If a conference time is desired with both the ELA and Math teachers, then schedule two appointments.
        • The user will be directed back to the original Skyward “Family Access” page and the conference scheduled will show beneath the name of your child.
        • Ignore multiple listings of teachers with specific subject areas.
        • The ELA and/or Math teacher will also review the science and social studies information/data.Do not schedule separate appointments for these content areas.
    • For phone conferences, schedule an appointment as noted above. Then, email the teacher that the time is for a phone conference and request the appropriate number to call.
    • Special area teachers can be scheduled for conference times in the same manner, if desired, on November 20.
    • For families with multiple children, each child's account can be viewed separately, if desired. At the top left corner of the window, next to the Skyward Logo, is the line "Family Access" and below it "All Students"; click on this red "All Students" and options will drop down.

    If needed, view a brief parent tutorial of the process for making conference appointments (created in 2014) using the link below accessed through the Chrome or Firefox browsers: http://ojrsd.ed.voicethread.com/share/6222071/                 

            

    Please feel free to contact the East Vincent office ateastvincentoffice@ojrsd.com, 610-469-5106, or your child’s homeroom teacher with any questions or concerns.  Families without online access were addressed individually utilizing a paper format.

     

    PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

    PTA Information: CLICK HERE.


    UPCOMING PTA Events (additional info on each event below)

    Continuing -- Walkathon Support until Nov. 7th 

    Donations of new books & decks of cards

    Nov. 1-7   Operation Gratitude

    Nov. 5-9   Book Fair

    Nov. 7th & 8th   Fall Treats with Families

    Nov. 13th   Iron Hill Dine-out Fundraiser (lunch & dinner)

    Nov. 13th  PTA General meeting (7pm, EV Library)

     

    WALKATHON SUPPORT   

    If you didn't have a chance to sponsor your student for the walkathon, donations are still being accepted and will be credited to your student. Prizes are partly based on donation amounts - although all students have at least one chance to win a prize!  Prizes will be awarded in late November.  See our website for more info:  EV Walkathon Info

     

    Just use PTA's paypal link - easy peasy!  Be sure to note the student's name, grade, and teacher.

     

    DONATIONS NEEDED (new books and decks of cards)

    Some of our teachers are in need of grades 1-6 level books (new) and decks of cards (new) for the students. Would you be willing to donate towards this cause?

    WHAT IS NEEDED:

    • 85 decks of cards (new)
    • 50 books (new)- a mix of levels 1st-6th grade

    If you're curious about the reading level of a particular book, please visit Scholastic Book Wizard and type in the book title in the search bar at the top of the page.  

    Another option is to make a monetary donation using PTA's pay pal (please designate the donation for the books/cards donation program).  PTA Pay Pal link

    Donations are needed by Nov. 7th.; Donations will be collected in a designated box in the front office.

     

    OPERATION GRATITUDE

    Wondering what to do with all of that Halloween candy? How about donating it to EV’s candy monster? In partnership with our own high school JROTC program, candy will be boxed and shipped to our U.S. soldiers! Send in/bring in your candy and fill the candy monster! Dates: November 1-7

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    BOOK FAIR

    It's Book Fair time of year!  

    Dates/Times:  Nov. 5th-9th, 8:30am-3pm AND Nov. 7th & 8th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Location: Innovation Center

     

    We need some volunteers to help set up/take down and run the registers during the book fair (no experience needed - promise!!).  Please click on the link below to sign up!

    Fall Book Fair Volunteers

     

    FALL TREATS with FAMILIES

    Come and enjoy a light snack with your student while shopping at the Book Fair :)! The treats will be in the library -- right next door to the Book Fair -- easy for all!

    Dates:  Nov. 7th & 8th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

     

    We could use a few helpers for this event.  Please click on the link below to sign up to help out :)!

    Fall Treats with Families HELPERS

     

    Follow EV PTA on Facebook: East Vincent Elementary PTA

     

    In partnership,

    Christine

     

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    Ms. Christine M. Seeley

    Principal

    East Vincent Elementary School

    Owen J. Roberts School District

    340 Ridge Road

    Spring City, PA 19475

    Phone: 610-469-5185

    Fax: 610-495-5124

     

    Inspiring each student for success today and greatness tomorrow.

     

    Twitter: @OwenJRobertsEV

    Facebook: East Vincent Elementary School (page)

    Trend: #WeLoveEastVincent

     




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    October 20, 2018

    East Vincent Elementary School News

     

    Hello, East Vincent Elementary School Families,

     

    I hope your child had a wonderful week at East Vincent.

     

    The weather was beautiful for our second annual Walk-a-Thon! Many thanks to our staff, PTA members, and volunteers who helped with a fun, healthy, and successful event.

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    SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEM (SWPBS)

    This week, we’ll continue our focus on efforts on the playground. We’ll review Go CATS and what it looks like on the playground at EV.

    How can you help at home? We find that we encounter the most injuries and arguments when students become too competitive during recess games such as football, basketball, gaga ball, and even tag. The passion that some students display gets too aggressive physically and verbally, which results in hurt bodies and feelings. Please remind your child to choose kindness and to stay safe during recess games. If a game is getting too rough, it is okay to report to an adult. If your child is getting too competitive, it is okay to step away and calm down. The purpose of recess is to socialize, play, have fun, and be active in a positive way.

     

    SAFETY DRILLS AND PLANS AT EV

    Our October evacuation drill is rescheduled to October 24.

     

    RESCHEDULE FOR UNITY DAY

    Due to weather and then due to our facilitator’s unfortunate circumstances, we plan to reschedule Unity Days sometime in the spring.

     

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY – THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY!

    Help us meet our goal of 2018 donated items for the Coventry Food Pantry. We accept all non-perishable and toiletry items. On Friday, we cannot wait to “fill that bus” and hopefully celebrate the collection of 2018 items so that some of our teachers can be SLIMED!!!!

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    REMINDER ABOUT HALLOWEEN

    As your child and you plan for a Halloween costume, please keep in mind some school costume expectations:

    • Students should wear as much of their costume to school (as appropriate) in an effort to reduce bathroom traffic.
    • Masks may be worn during the parade only. Footwear should be safe and may not include heels or shoes without backs.
    • Costumes may not include look-alike WEAPONS (swords, lasers, etc.) or include blood/gore.

    Check our online calendar for Halloween parade times: CLICK HERE

     

    Stay tuned for the second annual staff Halloween contest.

     

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    CAPTION: First annual staff Halloween contest winners.

     

    RED RIBBON WEEK FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR, MISS WELLER

    Starting on Monday, October 22, we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week at East Vincent. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign. Here at EV, Red Ribbon Week provides further opportunity for teachers and staff to promote healthy life choices.

     

    In honor of Red Ribbon Week, we will have theme days for student and staff participation. Below are the themes for each day:

     

    Monday, October 22: Work it Out, Keep the Drugs Out!

    Students may wear their sports gear, exercise clothes, or active wear…we challenge everyone to walk or run an extra 5 minutes at recess!

     

    Tuesday, October 23: Follow Your Dreams to Stay Healthy

    Students may wear appropriate pajamas or robes, but please no slippers (sneakers only).

     

    Wednesday, October 24: Dress Like A Teacher!

    Students should dress like a staff member at school…it’s never too early to envision your future self!  The staff might even dress like students…

     

    Thursday, October 25: Mixed Up Day 

    Students should wear a mismatched ensemble…mistakes show that we are trying!

     

    Friday, October 26: Team Up Against Drugs Day

    Students may team up for the fight against drugs by wearing their favorite sports team attire to school.

     

    We encourage all students to participate in these theme days to promote healthy living!

     

    PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

    PTA Information: CLICK HERE.

    The Walk-a-Thon fundraiser was a great success. Thank you so much for all who have donated, volunteered and who helped out by any way to make this event great fun. Would you like to donate or know someone who would? Click www.ojrsd.com/page/7971 to donate.



    The School Store is now open every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch times. Please consider volunteering at the shop even for one shift. Your efforts and time are much appreciated and make kids happy. Please use  this link to sign up.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eacac2aa4fb6-school. For now, students may use real money only… no Cat Cash yet!


    The Book Fair will be held November 5-9 during school hours and for a couple of evenings. Forms were sent last week with your kids to order online. See the online calendar for more details.

    The PTA November General Meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the EV school library. Join our EV staff and many new families as a Parent Teacher Association member. The membership drive runs from now until October 30. Membership is $5.

     

    Please mark your calendar and join us Wednesday, November 7 and/or Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm for fall treats for the family in the EV library. 



    Operation Gratitude collection will be available in the EV main lobby starting on November 1. We also will have an evening drop-off available on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Please consider donating all unwanted candies to soldiers.
    Click on this link for more details: https://soldiersangels.org/donate-Halloween-candy!.html 

    Join us for lunch or dinner out at Iron Hill Brewery and restaurant on Bridge street, Phoenixville on Tuesday, November 13 (all day).  Iron Hill will donate 20% of your food bill to EV PTA. Please present the coupon and spread the word.
    Click the following link for printing the coupon: give 20 https://www.ojrsd.com/page/6908 

    Help feed Bob! He’s hungry for Box Tops. The Box Top collection date for this month is October 31.

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    All orders for Spirit Wear are due by Wednesday, October 24. Extra order forms are found in the main lobby at EV or by visiting our Spirit Wear webpage: CLICK HERE.


    Get your yearbook! Visit Balfour’s site: CLICK HERE.

    The price is $17 each through January 1 and then the price increases to $19 each as of January 2. This year the books will have different binding that is designed to hold up to 96 pages. Photographer volunteers and after-school assistance needed. Send an e-mail to evesyearbook1@gmail.com, if interested.


    NEW PTA EVENT: The EV PTA Holiday Shoppe. Stay tuned for more information.

     

    Follow EV PTA on Facebook: East Vincent Elementary PTA

     

    In partnership,

    Christine

     

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    Ms. Christine M. Seeley

    Principal

    East Vincent Elementary School

    Owen J. Roberts School District

    340 Ridge Road

    Spring City, PA 19475

    Phone: 610-469-5185

    Fax: 610-495-5124

     

    Inspiring each student for success today and greatness tomorrow.

     

    Twitter: @OwenJRobertsEV

    Facebook: East Vincent Elementary School (page)

    Trend: #WeLoveEastVincent

     




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    October 13, 2018

    East Vincent Elementary School News

     

    Hello, East Vincent Elementary School Families,

     

    It seems like fall weather is finally here, which reminds me to remind you about sending layers to school with your child. This week, our HVAC system is set to switch from air conditioning to heat. While the temperatures may be cozy inside, at recess, your child may need a jacket and hat. Please remember to label your child’s items for quick return, otherwise we start to look like your favorite children’s clothing store instead of a small Lost and Found.

     

    SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEM (SWPBS)

    We’re at the point in our year when we start to review our SWPBS lessons with our students.

     

    A few ways you may help at home:

    • Use the Go CATS language at home. How can your child choose kindness, act respectfully, take responsibility, and stay safe at home?
    • Ask your child about the daily classroom meeting. How did your child greet his/her classmates this morning? What activity did they do? What did the teacher or classmates share? What did your child share? Was there a special message today?
    • Encourage your child to take responsibility for their spaces at home, as we are doing the same at school. Two of the common areas that we’re reviewing this week include the cafeteria and playground. We’re encouraging students to take responsibility for their spaces by cleaning up their areas and returning items to their place. For example, students should neatly stack lunch trays in the dish area. Students should throw lunch trash in the trash or recycling cans. Students should put away any recess toys such as jump ropes, hula hoops, and balls in the recess containers.

     

    Learn more about Go CATS! and SWPBS from your child, your child’s teacher, the EV webpage, EV social media accounts, and by visiting our SWPBS webpage at CLICK HERE. 

     

    OCTOBER CAT CASH – WHOLE-SCHOOL REWARDS

    Spend Cat Cash on extra recess on the last Friday of every month this year! The extra recess will last 15 minutes.


    October (Vote): The class with the most collective Cat Cash will lead the Halloween parade! Teachers will be asked to provide their class Cat Cash total the day before the Halloween parade, and the winning class will be announced that afternoon. The winning class will carry the parade sign, lead the whole school, and get to take a bonus parade lap after the parade ends!

     

    SWPBS AND CONSEQUENCES

    School-wide POSITIVE behavior systems focus on the POSITIVE; however, there are consequences for demonstrating unexpected behaviors that go beyond teaching, redirecting, ignoring, noticing students who are meeting expectations and reteaching.

     

    For the last month, consequences have occurred at the classroom level and at the school level. Classroom level consequences included loss of privileges, warnings, student-teacher conference, and parent phone calls, just to name a few. School-level consequences included warnings, detentions, loss of privileges, in-school, out-of-school, bus suspensions, and parent conferences.

     

    While we cannot discuss another child’s consequence with your child or with you, please know that our crisis team responds to school-level concerns such as physical aggression immediately.

     

    Please visit our Elementary Student/Parent Handbook if you’d like to learn more about behaviors and consequences: CLICK HERE . Student discipline (District Policy #218) starts on page 25.

     

    SAFETY DRILLS AND PLANS AT EV

    Our October evacuation drill will be rescheduled for some time during the week of October 22 due to the all-school Unity Day rescheduled date of October 19.

     

    REMINDER ABOUT UNITY DAY AT EV

    We have a school-wide Unity Day planned for Friday, October 19. All staff and students will participate in team-building activities, games, and the annual Wildcat Walk-a-Thon. The entire EV community is encouraged to show their EV spirit with lots of red clothing and pawprints. Sneakers and comfortable clothing will be a must! Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch, snack, water bottle, and a beach towel for the event.

     

    Grade 6-only Unity Day takes place on Thursday, October 18. The sixth-grade students and staff will participate in similar activities and be prepared to facilitate for students in grades K-5 on Friday. Again, sneakers and comfortable clothing will be a must! Students are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch, snack, water bottle, and a beach towel for the event.

     

    Take a peek at our webpage calendar for other events and event details: CLICK HERE.

     

    FALL MATH NEWSLETTER FROM MRS. SHEBELSKY

    Mrs. Shebelsky, one of the reading and math specialists at EV, compiled some festive ways to practice math during the fall season.

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    To print a copy of Mrs. Shebelsky’s fall newsletter, CLICK HERE .

     

    PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

    PTA Information: CLICK HERE.

    Thanks to all who joined us at our October PTA general meeting and a big thank you to Dr. Ryan Monaghan who shared very useful tips with all the members. Please join us in our next meeting on November 13 at 7:00 pm in the EV library.  

     

    Due to weather conditions, the Walk-a-Thon is re-scheduled to this Friday, October 19 at 10:00 am. Please keep the sponsorship pledges coming in by clicking on this link www.ojrsd.com/page/7971.

     

    The school store opens this week. Please consider signing up viahttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eacac2aa4fb6-school.

     

    Please mark your calendar and join us Wednesday, November 7 and/or Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-7:30 pm for fall treats for the family in the EV library. 

     

    Join EV PTA families to cheer on the Philadelphia Union as they continue their push to the 2018 MLS playoffs. The game is Sunday October 21 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available through https://groupmatics.events/group/eastvincentpta2018.

     

    Thank you so much for everyone who bought KidStuff books. For those who still have books, please return them to your child’s teacher or to the main office, even if it is damaged. Also, please turn in the payment as soon as possible if you are keeping the books. Any questions/concerns please contact Wendy Read at adamnwendy23@gmail.com.

     

    Join our EV staff and many new families as a Parent Teacher Association member. The membership drive runs from now until October 30. Membership is $5.

     

    All orders for Spirit Wear are due by Wednesday, October 24. Extra order forms are found in the main lobby at EV or by visiting our Spirit Wear webpage: CLICK HERE.

     

    Follow EV PTA on Facebook: East Vincent Elementary PTA

     

    In partnership,

    Christine

     

    **************

    Ms. Christine M. Seeley

    Principal

    East Vincent Elementary School

    Owen J. Roberts School District

    340 Ridge Road

    Spring City, PA 19475

    Phone: 610-469-5185

    Fax: 610-495-5124

     

    Inspiring each student for success today and greatness tomorrow.

     

    Twitter: @OwenJRobertsEV

    Facebook: East Vincent Elementary School (page)

    Trend: #WeLoveEastVincent

     




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    October 6, 2018

    East Vincent Elementary School News

     

    Hello, East Vincent Elementary School Families,

     

    I cannot believe it is October already! Can you? We’ve been in school for over one month or 28 school days. While the year has not been perfect, I hope you’re finding, like we are, a marked improvement over last year’s climate.

     

    Remember, we'll see our smiling students on Tuesday, October 9. There is no school on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

     

    SCHOOL-WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SYSTEM (SWPBS)

    The administrative team officially finished our first round of learning walks that were focused on Go CATS. During the learning walks, administrators captured snapshots of information about what we experienced related to Go CATS. We then summarized the glows (strengths) and the grows (areas for improvement) for our staff. Some of the glows and grows to note:

     

    GLOWS

    (HUGE) improvement from last year

    Calmer environment

    Lots of Cat Cash distribution

    Students walking through the hall know expectations

    Staff is upbeat, kind, positive, embraced, unified front

    All staff using positive language

    All staff modeling, redirecting, teaching

     

    GROWS

    Procedures and behaviors in the cafeteria for breakfast

    Teaching manners and gratitude

    Hall passes – necessary

    Increase use of the statement “At EV we…”

    Stopping points in stairwells and hallways

    End of lunch/recess, remind next step “getting ready for hallway expectations…”

     

    Through the year, we’ll continue learning walks focus on SWPBS and Responsive Classroom. The information will inform our current practices and prepare us for SWPBS fidelity checks in the future.

     

    ANOTHER GLOW

    Last September, we had 24 bus conduct referrals.

    This September, we had 15 bus conduct referrals.

     

    Learn more about Go CATS! and SWPBS from your child, your child’s teacher, the EV webpage, EV social media accounts, and by visiting our SWPBS webpage at CLICK HERE. 

     

    SAFETY DRILLS AND PLANS AT EV

    At EV, we completed our mock lockdown drills in the cafeteria and playground areas. We reviewed the concept of Run, Hide, Fight and what to do if a dangerous person were inside or outside of our school building. Students remained calm, attentive, and safe.

    For October, we will practice our evacuation drill to Grace Assembly on 10/19.

     

    REMINDER ABOUT UNITY DAY AT EV

    We have a school-wide Unity Day planned for Friday, October 12 with a rain date of Friday, October 19. All staff and students will participate in team-building activities, games, and the annual Wildcat Walk-a-Thon. The entire EV community is encouraged to show their EV spirit with lots of red clothing and pawprints. Sneakers and comfortable clothing will be a must!

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    Caption: Students and staff at EV always look for ways to connect our community of learners and foster a sense of belonging and kindness. This year, we've found many opportunities to partner buddy classes. Go CATS!

    Take a peek at our webpage calendar for other events and event details: CLICK HERE.

     

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY (MADD)

     

    Do you want to see EV teachers get slimed? Then, we need Make A Difference Day donations! MADD is a district-wide collection drive to support the Coventry Food Pantry. From now until October 26, we will be collecting non-perishable items (food and non-food items). Our goal this is year is collect 2018 items! If we meet our goal, Mrs. Sharrer, Mrs. DiPasqua, and Mrs. Lavelle will get slimed!! Please consider donating to support our community. Please email Miss Hoff at mhoff@ojrsd.com with any questions.

     

    REMINDER ABOUT COMMUNICATION FROM EV

    Grade Level Weekly Newsletter Webpage: CLICK HERE.

    School and Community Activities Webpage: CLICK HERE.

    Weekly School-Wide Communication Webpage: CLICK HERE.

     

    REMINDER FROM OUR MAIN OFFICE

     

    Please call the attendance line at 610-469-5688 to report your child’s absence or tardiness.

     

    The district will no longer accept emails as confirmation of absence or tardiness.

     

    PTA NEWS AND UPDATES

    PTA Information: CLICK HERE.

     

    The next PTA general meeting is this Tuesday, October 9 at the Spring City Hotel, 88 N. Main St., Spring City. Parking to the left of the restaurant on Main St. or in the Post Office parking lot. Dr. Ryan Monaghan will be our guest/speaker this month. Dr. Monaghan is the district ELA coordinator and will share strategies for supporting our students with the ELA program. Child care will be provided in the meeting, so please bring your kids if needed and meet other EVES families. Socializing will be from 6.45-7.15 pm (appetizers served) and meeting will start at 7.15 pm. 

     

    Join our EV staff and many new families as a Parent Teacher Association member. The membership drive runs from now until October 30. Yesterday, students brought forms home as a reminder. Membership is $5.

     

    A huge thank you for all the families who bought KidStuff books. To all who still want books please send your orders immediately and if you have books that you won’t buy, please return to school. Any questions regarding KidStuff, please send an email to Wendy Read aadamnwendy23@gmail.com.

     

    Please support one of our biggest fundraisers throughout the year, the Wild Prowl Walk -a-Thon, spread the word, share our donation cards with family and friends, post it on social media, share the info with your neighbors and please send any unused cards so resend them to people who may use them. Want more postcards? Contacteastvincentpta@gmail.com. Want to donate online? CLICK HERE.

     

    Our EV school store is opening soon! Our first year was such a huge success so let’s make the 2018-2019 school year an even BIGGER success. Volunteers are needed. Consider volunteering as little as one hour and please make sure that all your clearances are up to date. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eacac2aa4fb6-school  

     

    Please join us for an EVES night at Talen Energy Stadium for the Philadelphia Union soccer game on 10/21. Cheer on our local soccer team! Please contact our PTA team for tickets at eastvincentpta@gmail.com or visit our website and order online. 

     

    This month’s collection date for box tops is October 31. Last month, we earned nearly $200 from our Box Tops collection.

     

    Get your yearbook! Visit Balfour’s site: CLICK HERE.

    The price is $17 each through January 1 and then the price increases to $19 each as of January 2. This year the books will have different binding that is designed to hold up to 96 pages. Photographer volunteers and after-school assistance needed. Send an e-mail toevesyearbook1@gmail.com, if interested.

     

    All orders for Spirit Wear are due by Wednesday, October 24. Extra order forms are found in the main lobby at EV or by visiting our Spirit Wear webpage: CLICK HERE.

     

    Follow EV PTA on Facebook: East Vincent Elementary PTA

     

    In partnership,

    Christine

     

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    Ms. Christine M. Seeley

    Principal

    East Vincent Elementary School

    Owen J. Roberts School District

    340 Ridge Road

    Spring City, PA 19475

    Phone: 610-469-5185

    Fax: 610-495-5124

     

    Inspiring each student for success today and greatness tomorrow.

     

    Twitter: @OwenJRobertsEV

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