Arrowhead Elementary School

 February Newsletter 2017

Dear Arrowhead Families,


     In February, there will be many events occurring at Arrowhead such as Valentine’s Day, 100th Day of School, and President’s Day.  I am sure our students will be excited for all the special events and festivities.  As such, school will be closed on the following dates: February 17 (In-service Day), February 20 (Holiday).  Additionally, there will be no school for students on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 this date is designated for K-8 parent teacher conferences. 


     PSSA UPDATE: In an effort to be proactive related to scheduling and planning, there are several important dates to consider over the next several months. PSSA testing in English Language Arts for students in Grades 3 and 4 will occur between April 3-7, 2017PSSA testing in Mathematics will occur between April 24-28, 2017.  Lastly, our 4th Grade Science PSSA will occur between May 1-5, 2017.  In summary, April 3 to May 5 will be dedicated to PSSA testing.

     I respectfully request that you make every effort to ensure that your child or children are present on the scheduled testing days. These state-mandated assessments are one measurement by which we evaluate the learning growth and achievement of our students as well as our instructional programs. Student attendance on the testing days assists greatly with this process. Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation. 



     Kindergarten registration for the 2017/2018 school year is scheduled to be held the week of March 13 to March 17, 2017 at Woodland Elementary School.  Please help us to spread the word to first time families that may have moved into our district and to families that will have children entering school for the first time. Parents will need to schedule appointments. Additionally, parents will need to have the necessary registration paperwork completed.  If you have any questions relative to the registration paperwork, please contact the Arrowhead School office at 610-489-5000 extension 44200.  A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if s/he has attained the age of five (5) years on or before September 1st. 


Click here for 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration information


     I would like to remind parents that there are procedures for dropping students off before school or picking up students after school. Parents and guardians please remain in your vehicle.  Staff members will assist the students.  All children should be dropped off or picked up by following the white arrows around the rear parking lot.  Children and parents should not cross in front of the cars or buses.  This becomes a safety issue and we do not want any unfortunate accidents to occur.  Also, the bus loop in the front of the building should not be accessed when the buses are arriving or departing. Again, this request is made in the interest of safety and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.  


     Lastly, parents and guardians please be reminded that we must receive a written note indicating any dismissal changes. Many times students verbally inform us of a dismissal change.  However, we need a written note from the parent or guardian indicating the change in dismissal plans.  Again, we want to make sure that our students make it home safely and correctly.  As always we thank our families for their continued support in educating our students.  Click on the following links for more information regarding both the Methacton School District and Arrowhead Elementary School.


Stay warm and be safe out there!   



                                                                        Aaron Roberts