(More flyers are in our "Backpack")
News from our Parent Advisory Committee:
A Middle School Reconfiguration Committee has been formed and we would like to thank Makefield parent Michele Meinhart for volunteering to represent parents on this committee. They held their first meeting on November 20th and meeting minutes can be found on the Pennsbury School District website under "Quick Links" (on the right). The first meeting that will be open to the public will be in January. Community input is always welcome. Please send comments to the Middle School Reconfiguration Committee at MSRC@pennsbury.k12.pa.us
Student Council Pretzel Sale - Friday, December 6th! $1.00 each!
Student Council's Giving Tree
December 5th - 19th
Please help decorate it with scarves, hats and mittens that will be donated to needy children!
PARENTS - Spirit Wear orders will be delivered to your child on Friday, December 6th. Please look for it in your child's backpack!!
SAVE THE DATE - Barnes & Noble Night is Monday, December 9th! Come out and hear our Principal and various teachers read books, listen to our Vocal Ensemble and Band perform and do some holiday shopping! Please see the flyer in our "Backpack." It contains the vouchers to use that night so our school is credited with the sale!
Last chance for Scrip Gift Cards! The deadline to order is December 6th The flyer and order form are in our "Backpack"!
William Penn Middle School will be having their Black and White Ball in January. They are collecting gently used cleaned, nice dresses, bags, shoes or other items that young ladies would be interested in using. Also, ties, sports jackets, dress jackets, dress shirts, shoes and belts for young men. Hangers are also needed. Please keep in mind that clothing can be ANY color. Everything donated is for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, so donations should be "age appropriate. Please drop off your donations at the WP school foyer as soon as possible. Thank you for helping to make this program a success! Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Garden webpage can be found by clicking on the PTO link! See all the activities that go on in our garden!
REMINDER TO ALL - when visiting the school for any reason all parents/visitors must enter through the front door of the school and sign in at the office! All other doors to the school are locked throughout the day!
Make sure to check the dates on the right side of this page for upcoming events!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, December 9th - Barnes & Noble Night 6-8 pm
Wednesday, December 11th - "Dress Alike Day"
PTO Meeting at 9:30 am
Friday, December 13th - Spirit Day (wear your black and orange)
Pre-order Pretzel Friday
Also, don't forget to check our "School Calendar" link (top left of this page) for more dates of activities not listed here!
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.
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.
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
Friday, September 16th - MK Back to School Family Picnic
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.!!