Arrowhead Elementary School

March Newsletter 2017


 Dear Arrowhead Families,


            The winter months are rapidly coming to an end.  We have been extremely fortunate as we have endured a relatively mild winter thus far.  As such, please note that Wednesday, April, 12, 2017 will be a snow make up day for all students.  Additionally, school is not in session on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  This is a K-12 Act 80 day. 


           Kindergarten registration for the 2017/2018 school year will be held the week of Monday, March 13, 2017 through Friday, March 17, 2016.  Kindergarten registrations will be conducted at Woodland Elementary School.  The school address for Woodland is:  2700 Woodland Avenue, Eagleville, PA.  Click here for additional Kindergarten Registration information.


             The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) for reading, mathematics and science has been scheduled to begin on Monday, April 3, 2017 and conclude on approximately Friday, May 5, 2017.  This assessment timeframe allows for PSSA make-ups for all tested subject areas.  Students in grades three and four will be participating in the PSSA assessment.  It is extremely important that your child be in attendance during the testing time frame. 


            Additionally, Arrowhead students in grades three and four are scheduled to begin the English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA on Monday, April 3, 2017.  The Mathematics PSSA testing will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017.  The Science PSSA testing (Grade 4 only) will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017.  The PSSA tests are designed to assist school districts in determining the quality of their educational programs. Parents can reassure their children that these assessments give them an opportunity to demonstrate their learning and help teachers plan the best possible instruction for them. Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school during these testing periods.  Good luck to all of our students as we prepare for our PSSA testing.


            Volunteering:  Are you looking to volunteer at Arrowhead?  Just a reminder: Methacton School District has adopted a volunteer policy. Click here for additional volunteer information.


            Notes from Parents:  Parents frequently request that their child go home with another child after school.  When parents make this request, it is school policy that two notes are required -- one from you and one from the parent of the other child.  We will not grant permission for a child to go home with another child without two notes.  Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and assistance related to our dismissal procedures.  It is very much appreciated. 


            Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Spring is just around the corner.





                                                                          Aaron Roberts