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- All February - Box Top Classroom Competition
- 2.21.19 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - SM Multi-Purpose Room (K-2 @ 6 PM 3-5 @ 7 PM)
- 2.22.19 - Author Visit - John Armstrong
- 2.22.19 – Talent Show – SM Multi-Purpose Room (6:30 PM)
- 2.25.19 - HSA Donut Forms Due
2.20.19 - Happy Snow Day! February has been a very busy month at Springton Manor. The Kid's Heart Challenge, Valentine's Day, snow days and more! It's hard to keep track of it all.
Last week, our Mustangs worked on a 'Coloring Kindness' project. This program runs through the Chester County Food Bank. Students decorated boxes that will be distributed and filled with donations for seniors in need. Our Student Council helped distribute the boxes and our students worked diligently to decorate them. Some grade-levels collaborated and worked on this project together. Keep an eye out in the community - maybe you will see one of the boxes. Check out the Mustang Moments section to see pictures of our Mustangs hard at work!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention how hard the Springton Manor teachers worked on Thursday afternoon and Monday. Our teachers observed a math lesson by Greg Tang, shared instructional practices, received professional development on questioning strategies and spent hours digging into data to help drive instruction for students here at Springton Manor. Our teachers work tirelessly, reflecting and growing in order to be the best they can for our Mustangs. I am so proud to be part of such a fantastic team of educators.
I should also mention that I have a date with some duct tape and pies because our students exceeded their fundraising goal for the American Heart Association. Awesome job, Mustangs! Make sure to check out the next Mustang Monthly update...we will reveal the total amount raised and share pictures! :)
2.5.19 - Last week we ran our Kindness Challenge. Students were charged with completing various acts of kindness throughout the week. It was awesome to see our students complete the challenges set forth. From thank you cards to high-fives, every little action helped make someone feel special. We will run with the momentum from the Kindness Challenge and kick-off our Mindful Mustangs focus. Stay tuned for more information.
Even though the challenge is over, we are hopeful that our Mindful Mustangs will be the reason that someone smiles each day!
Since it is National School Counseling Week, I wanted to send a special shout-out to Ms. Amy Sullivan who has stepped into our School Counselor role this year. She has done an amazing job of supporting the staff and students at Springton Manor. Ms. Sullivan is always willing to drop what she is doing to spend time with any student that needs her support. Whether it is teaching a lesson, giving a school tour or meeting with a lunch bunch group, Ms. Sullivan always displays a positive attitude and shares encouraging words that help make Springton Manor the great school it is. Thank you for all your hard work this year!
This Week's Habit - Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
Look Fors at Home:
• Connecting ideas when completing homework or with assignments that were done at school.
• Making connections to previous situations with friends or siblings.
• Building upon foundational skills at practices or other extracurricular activities.
• Any activity where your child can take information they already have and make connections to new ideas or situations.
Keep an eye out for evidence of this habit being demonstrated at home. Identifying when you see it and situations when it could be applied will help your child understand it's importance. We look forward to a continued partnership on this Habits of Mind journey.
Downingtown Graduate and author John George Armstrong will be visiting Springton Manor on February 22nd. Click on the link below to read more about his visit and to find an order form for his book.
Springton's Got Talent!
Spring Fair is Coming!
This is a huge event here at Springton Manor and we are in need of a few volunteers. We are looking for a some help with registration and games. If you are able to help, please reach out to Ms. Mandy DeMattia at email@example.com.
Girls on the Run is coming to Springton Manor!