The Mustang Monthly december 2018 Edition

Please Note: The Mustang Monthly is Updated Throughout the Month - Last Update - 12/15/18

Use the link on our website (under Quick Links) to check in before the next edition is posted!

Upcoming Events

  • Caroling at Colonial Woods – 12.13 (4:00-4:45 pm)
  • Barnes and Noble Night (Exton) – 12.13 (6 pm/Chorus performance at 6:30 pm)
  • Lionville Dance Nutcracker Assembly – 12.17
  • Winter Concert Assembly – 12.20 (9:30-10 am & 7pm)
  • School Sing-a-long – 12.21


Principal's Post

12.11.18 - Hello again, Springton Manor families. It feels like we were just preparing for Halloween, and here we are, eight school days away from our winter recess. This year is moving right along!

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. There are many events to enjoy and opportunities to spread holiday cheer in our community. I will do my best to keep all of our Springton Manor information posted within the Mustang Monthly. Make sure to check the link on our websites, as I do not send out the link every time it is updated.

For our families that celebrated Hanukkah, I hope that it was a great holiday.

No matter how you celebrate this season, make sure to slow down and enjoy it, despite all of its craziness. Before you know it, we will be counting down the days until Spring Break!


This Thursday - Barnes and Noble Bookfair!

Cold Weather

With the temperatures dropping, make sure your child is appropriately dressed for the weather. We will continue to have outdoor recess unless the real-feel temperature drops below 25 degrees. Hats, mittens and jackets are an excellent idea for the chilly days ahead.

Educational/Family Trips

If you know that you will be submitting a request for your child to partake in an educational trip, please remember these key points from our District Policy:

  • Requests should be made at least three days prior to the trip
  • Ten days is the limit per school year (unless otherwise approved by the principal)
  • Please, please, please....list any and all educational values of the trip

While these do not cover all of the factors that go into considering approval for a trip, these are the first components that I review. Please click the link below to see the extensive list.

Downingtown West is holding a movie night for all the elementary kids!

The entrepreneurship class at Downingtown West and is planning a movie night for the elementary students. The date for movie night is January 11th, but the time and movie shown will be determined by you! Please complete the following survey to make your preference known.

All proceeds from this event will go to Operation First Response to help the veterans who helped fight for our freedom.

Trimester 2 - Literacy Newsletter


Counselor's Corner

Helping Hand Program

Please consider being a "Helping Hand" to a family in our Springton Manor Community. There are families in our own school that have suffered recent hardships and are feeling the burden of the economy. We would like to bring some comfort and smiles to them for the holiday season!

This year, we will be collecting gift cards to Wegmans, Giant, Acme, Target, and Walmart. All gift cards should be sent in to Amy Sullivan (LTS School Counselor) by December 18th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Teacher Talk


Nurses’ News


Home and School's Spot

Upcoming Events
Next General Meeting - 1.9.19 - Library (7-8:30 pm)


Mustang Moments

Our new Hydration Station is up and running. Thank you so much to our HSA for helping make this plan become a reality!
Thanksgiving Budgeting in Ms. Davis’ Class
Dr. Lonardi, Dr. Reed and Dr. Friedman visited SM to see all the wonderful things that are happening at our school.
Mrs. Donnellan’s Class presented persuasive projects to justify the need for a school Pajama Drive.
Fourth Grade kicked off the Hour of Code by video-chatting with Ms. Basey’s brother. He works for Google and utilizes coding skills daily!
Students Working in the DASD Mobile Innovation Lab
We had a great turnout for the Fourth Grade Writing Celebration.
Thank you for your support with our toy drive!


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