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Donna McCormick-Miller, Principal
1939 Makefield Road
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 321-2420

 

 

 

   
BACKPACK THURSDAY

 

                                 (More flyers are in our "Backpack")     

 

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In accordance with the options provided by Act 80, the last student day will now be Friday, June 20th for ALL students.

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This is the LAST CALL for students interested in the Spring AfterSchool Enrichment classes!  There are still openings in most of our classes.  Classes start this week, don't delay!  Class descriptions and registration form are in the "Backpack" week of 4-3-14!   For more info please contact Alina Marone at 215.295.7420.  

 

The Makefield 4th Annual Read-A-Thon will begin on April 13th through April 19th.  Pledge money needs to be turned in to school by Friday, May 2nd.  The flyer and pledge sheet and reading log can be found in our "Backpack" this week.

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SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 24TH - Red Berry Frozen Yogurt Night Fundraiser sponsored by the Makefield Student Council, more info coming soon!  12:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

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Field Day is Thursday, May 30th!  If you would like to order a   T-shirt for your child the order forms were sent home with your child according to what color team he/she will be on.  Orders are due by April 30th!  Field Day t-shirt purchases are optional.  Additional copies of the flyers are in our "Backpack" this week. 

Watch for the sign-up genius to be sent out soon for volunteers needed for our Field Day!  (Raindate for Field Day is June 3rd )
 

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Makefield Learning Garden T-Shirts are again on sale this year!  Help support our garden!  Please see the flyer in our "Backpack" for the desgin and 2 types of shirts.  Orders are due by Friday, April 25th!

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The PTO is getting ready for our annual Basket Raffle!  Many donations are needed to make it a success - moneytary, sport/event ticket donations, gift certificates, product donatations, just to name a few.  Please see the flyer in our "Backpack" for more information!

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HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

If you have never experienced a Makefield Colonial Day you are in luck this year!  This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this bi-annual event and it will be held on Friday, May 2nd. Everyone is invited to be a part of this event, even if it is just to stop for a visit and go back in time!  

We ask that all students dress for this special day in colonial attire. If you have any old baseball pants, sweat pants, button down shirts,vests, long skirts, aprons or blouses, (especially in fourth/fifth grade sizes) please donate for our children s' colonial outfits.

Make sure to see the flyers in our "Backpack" this week regarding Colonial Day!

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There is still time to order your school supply kit for the 2014-15 school year.  Orders are due by May 2nd.  Order forms are available in the school office if needed.

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Please consider helping our Junior Girl Scout Troop 2013 with their Bronze Award project.  They are collecting canned wet canned food to donate to Tabby's Place Cat Shelter.  There is a box in Constitution Hall for these donations!  

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It's Yearbook Time!  The Yearbook Committee is asking any and all parents to upload pictures you may be taking of your child's classroom activities to the link on the flyer in the "Backpack." 

It's also time to pre-order your Yearbook for the specail price of $15.00.  Make sure to get your ordered now!  

5th grader parents can also place a "well wishes" ad for your child in this year's yearbook.  More info is in our "Backpack."

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There are still chairpersons needed for the 2014-15 PTO.  Please see the flyer in our "Backpack" and see what you can do to get involved!

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SAVE THE DATE:  Art and Author Night will be held on Friday, June 6th!

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Make sure to check the calendar dates on our website.  The field trips are listed along with the end of the year parties for all the grade levels, plus more!

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The Pennsbury Summer Camp registration is underway! If you are looking for some fun and interesting activities for your kids this summer look no further than the Pennsbury Summer Camp program! Your child can learn how to play golf, have fun shooting baskets, express their inner artist, discover  nature and its beauty and much more! You can see the list of activities under the E-flyer link or the Summer Camp/Community School link where you can register your child.  For further information or questions you can call 428-4100 extension 10444 and leave a message and someone will get back to you.

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Keep collecting those "Labels for Education."  They are on many products, not just Campbell Soups.  These will be used to purchase supplies for our school!

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Make sure to check the dates on the right side of this page for upcoming events!    ►

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DATES TO REMEMBER:  

April 17-21        NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 22              Earth Day

April 24             Red Berry Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser by MK Student

                          Council   Noon - 8:30 pm

April 30             4th gr. Field Trip to Philadelphia Walking Tour

May 2              Colonial Day 

May 9              1st gr. Field Trip - Silver Lake

May 12           2nd gr. Field Trip - Academy of Science in Phila

May 14           3rd gr Field Trip - Churchville Nature Center

May 16            Spring Concert  PHS-W  Keller Hall  7 pm

May 20            NO SCHOOL  Primary Election Day

May 23            Elementary only 1/2 day school  11:50 dismissal

                        No PM Kdg             ReadCess in morning

May 26            NO SCHOOL  Memorial Day observance

May 30           Field Day

 

Also, don't forget to check our "School Calendar" link (top left of this page) for more dates of activities not listed here.

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Parents:  a few reminders during this school year - 

If you are dropping off your child to school in the mornings, the drop off area is at the back of the school on West School Lane. From 8:35 to 9:00 am staff members are at the back doors to let students in the building.  Please do not drop off your child in the bus lane in the front of school during these times

Students who arrive to school after 9:00 will need to brought into the school office, signed in by an adult and a tardy card will be issued before going down to their classroom.

A Drop Off & Go desk for items that your child may have"forgot", i.e., lunches, sneakers, homework, etc. is located inside the front door of the school.  You may leave these items on the desk.  The school sectretaries check this table frequently all day and make sure these items get to your child in a timely manner.

Please remember to use the buzzer at the office door when entering the school office.  Everyone must sign in on the visitor log and take a "visitor pass" if you are entering the school to volunteer, see the nurse, etc.  

We have 3 or 4 "visitor" parking spots in the front of the school if you are quickly coming to school to drop something off, pick up your child early, dropping off your late child, etc.  If you plan to be at the school longer than 15 minutes please use the parking lot in the back of the school.

Please remember to write a note for your child if he/she is going home a different way than they usually do.  If they are going home with a friend, BOTH parents must write a note for this.  If your child will be picked up early from school a note to the teacher will expeditite the pickup when you arrive.  The teacher will have your child packed up and ready to go!  A note pad for this purpose was placed in the Welcome Packets! More notepads are available in the school office. 

Our absentee phone line should be used to report when your child will not be in school that day. Makeup homework requests can be made if they will be out more than a day.  The number is 215-321-2420 and press 6.  These messages are checked every day between 9:30 - 10:00 am.    

 

Parents
Please be sure to keep your emergency contact information up-to-date at all times. You may review the data we have on file for your family by visiting the Pennsbury Parent Portal. Should there be a need to update any of the demographic or student information you see posted there, please contact your school office and ask our staff to make the changes in the Student Information System. Thank you.

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Listed below is the telephone number for our Transportation Dept. if needed and the school office is already closed for the day:

215-428-4100 ext. 10076 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, September 16th - MK Back to School Family Picnic

5:30 p.m. 

 

Celebration Book orders are due September 28th. Please help us purchase books for our Makefield Library. Check the Makefield website for the wish list of books requested by the Library.  Book orders will be accepted throught the year for birthdays, to honor a teacher, or recognize a 5th grade grad!
 
Don't forget to send in your McCaffrey's grocery reciepts!
 
Each classroom has their own Box Top collection boxes. Clip those box tops and send them in for funds for our school.!!

Upcoming Events
Thu Apr 24
 Red Berry Yogurt Night noon - 8:30 pm
Fri Apr 25
 Pretzel Friday (preordered)
 PTO Clothing/Household Goods Drive 8-9 am 3:30-5:30 pm
Sat Apr 26
 PTO Clothing/Household Goods Drive 9 am- 2pm
Mon Apr 28
 4th gr. Science PSSA testing
Tue Apr 29
 4th gr. Science PSSA testin
Wed Apr 30
 4th gr. trip to Philly by train
Fri May 2
 Colonial Day
 Read-A-Thon Pledge money due
Wed May 7
 School Store Open 8:30-9 am
Fri May 9
 1st gr. Field Trip-Silver Lake Nature Ctr
Mon May 12
 2nd gr. Field Trip- Academy of Science
Tue May 13
 5th Parent Orientation at Wm Penn Middle Sch 7 pm
Wed May 14
 PTO Mtg. 9:30 am
 3rd gr. Field Trip - Churchville Nature Ctr
Fri May 16
 Fantastic Pretzel Friday (pre-ordered)
 Spring Concert @ PHS-W 7:00 pm
Tue May 20
 NO SCHOOL Primary Election Day
Wed May 21
 School Store Open 8:30 -9 am
Fri May 23
 Elementary Only 1/2 Day 11:50 dismissal No PM Kdg.
 ReadCess
Mon May 26
 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day Observance
Wed May 28
 5th gr. to visit Wm. Penn Middle School
 District Art Show @ PHS 6-8 pm
Thu May 29
 1st gr. Special Persons Tea
 District Art Show 6-8 pm
Fri May 30
 Field Day
 District Art Show 6-8 pm
Tue Jun 3
 Field Day raindate
Wed Jun 4
 Last School Store 8:30-9 am
Thu Jun 5
 5th gr to Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Fri Jun 6
 Pretzel Friday (pre-ordered)
 Art & Author Night 5:30-8 pm
Sat Jun 7
 MK Family Night at Trenton Thunder 7:05 pm
Tue Jun 10
 5th gr. School to Work
Wed Jun 11
 Instrumental Demos for 3rd graders/inter. 4th 2 pm
Thu Jun 12
 Kdg. Garden Party 10 am/2:30 pm
Fri Jun 13
 2nd gr. End of Year Party
 Rm. #13 Literary Event 11 am
Mon Jun 16
 1st gr. End of Year Party
Tue Jun 17
 3rd gr. Endo of Year Party
 4th gr. End of Year Party
Wed Jun 18
 5th gr. Move-Up/Awards/End of Year Party
 Last day for PM Kdg. classes
Thu Jun 19
 Elem. Prof. Workshop 11:50 dismissal No lunches
 Last day for AM Kdg
Fri Jun 20
 Students Last Day 11:50 dismissal Clap Out beginning 11:45

Securing the Future Together
Makefield Elementary School
1939 Makefield Road
Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067
Phone: (215) 321-2420


Pennsbury School District 2009




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