APRIL 27, 28 & 29 ARE HALF DAYS FOR STUDENTS /11:50 DISMISSAL/NO LUNCHES
Please be sure to read and fill out if needed the letter in our "BAckpack:" today from Mrs. M&M regarding if your children will NOT be returning to Makefield next fall.
Student Councill will be selling special Sprit Sticks in honor of Mother's Day! They will be sold on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 3rd, 4th and 5th, in the morning before school in Constitution Hall! They are $1.00 each!
Colonial Day 2016 is right around the corner - May 6th! To ensure that the day is a success for our 4th and 5th grade students please consider volunteering for a shift if you are available & background clearances must be on file with the office. You can click here to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4baba62aa3ff2-colonial2
Please see the flyer in our "Backpack" that contain more information about our Colonial Day and the order form for Colonial style hats for boys and girls!!
In addition we ask that every 4th and 5th grade families donate a food item or $5 to be used for our traditional Colonial Feast we serve the students as a part of the day. The signup for the Colonial Day feast is found at this link
Although our school year is not quite over it's not too soon to order your school supply kits for next fall! Schoolkidz School Supply Kits are available to order online only. www.shopttkits.com and our school account is 91809. Flyers are going home on April 28th with the "youngest child in the family."
There are still a limited number of School Yearbooks available on a first come first served basis. Please see the order form in our "Backpack" today!
In case you missed the Field Day T-shirt order forms that were sent home last week with your child, order forms for Black Team and Orange Team are in our "Backpack" today.
Gardening at Recess has begun! Monday, April 25th; and then every Thursday through June 9th. Students are invited to the garden during their recess time from 11:30 to 1:30 pm. Children should to wear garden appropriate clothes because we will be digging.
Volunteers are needed to help with this activity. Please use the Sign Up Genius link below:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Registration for students entering Makefield School for the 2016-17 school year will be held on Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to bring their new Kindergarten student with them to registration. All new registrants will be given a brief informal screening to help us place students appropriately in classrooms. In addition, parents will also be asked to complete a brief survey about their child. The screening should take approximately 15 minutes.
Click on the link below for information for specific times on the above dates and proof of residence items needed at the registration.
Please make sure to check our "Backpack" for additional flyers that may not be listed here!
Mark Your Calendars
April 27, 28, 29 Parent-Teacher Conferences 11:50 am dismissal
April 27 Kdg/1st Grade student registration 1-3 pm
April 28 Kdg/1st Grade student registration 1-3 pm/5:30-8 pm
May 2 4th Gr. Field Trip - Historic Philadelphia
May 3 2nd Gr. Field Trip - Howell Farm
May 6 3rd Gr. Field Trip - Churchville Nature Center
May 3, 4, 5 Mother's Day Spirit Stick Sale (sponsored by Student Council)
May 11 Last PTO Meeting of year - 9:30 am
May 13 1st Gr. Special Persons Tea 2:30 pm
May 16 Kdg Field Trip - Children's Museum, New Hope
May 17 1st Gr. Field Trip - Silver Lake Nature Center
May 19 5th Gr. Parent Orientation at Wm. Penn 7:00 pm
May 20 Fantastic Pretzel Friday
May 20 4th Gr. Grandparents Day
May 24 Spring Concert at PHS West-Keller Hall
May 24-26 District Art Show PHS East Gymn. 6-8 pm
May 25 5th Gr. students tour Wm. Penn
May 26 Field Day K-5
May 27 Elem. Teacher Workshop; 11:50 dism for all students
May 30 NO SCHOOL - observance of Memorial Day
June 1 5th Gr. Trip to Princeton Univ. Scavenger Hunt
June 2 Raindate for 5th Gr. Trip
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 secretaries 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 expedite 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 first day 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 1. These messages are checked every day between 9:30 - 10:00 am.