Worcester Elementary is excited to announce the completion of the much anticipated outdoor pavilion! Our gratitude goes out to the many individuals and groups who made the pavilion construction possible. Realizing the construction of the pavilion began with generous financial donations from our Home and School Association and from Rusty and Stephanie Carfagno and Family. The hard work of Mrs. Jennifer Cancro and Mrs. Nicole Drake further helped to secure funding as well as donations of some building materials by Palladino Window and Siding, Co. Additionally, the support of Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Zerbe, Director of Facilities Mr. Mark Fretz and the Board of Supervisors of Worcester Township all combined to make this project a reality. The students and staff of Worcester thank all those who made the pavilion possible and we look forward to using this awesome outdoor space for many years to come!
Worcester Elementary joins with the rest of our country in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In observance of the holiday honoring Dr. King, all schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017.
Happy New Year 2017!
January at Worcester promises to be a busy and productive month. As seen in the picture above, excitement is building for the upcoming completion of our outdoor pavilion. Although we have had our first weather-related two-hour delayed opening of school, the weather forecast for the next week looks favorable for work on the pavilion to continue.
Throughout the month of January, several of our three-times yearly universal screener assessments will be administered to students. The data associated with these screeners will continue to guide our instruction and be used to help plan instruction through our Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) program associated with ELA.
Despite the winter weather, we will continue to make every effort to hold recess outdoors. The general guidelines we use for determining outdoor recess are associated with days when temperatures are near to thirty degrees when factoring in wind chill. If temperatures are at least at or near to thirty degrees, recess will take place outdoors for fifteen minutes. During days when the temperature is well into the thirties, forties or beyond, outdoor recess will take place for thirtyminutes. Please consider sending students with winter coats, hats and gloves as you deem appropriate.
In observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16.
Our annual Mother/Son event sponsored by Home and School is scheduled for Friday, January 27 here at school. Please refer to the flyer previously sent home with details of the event.
Best wishes for a happy January and a wonderful 2017!
On behalf of the teachers and staff of Worcester Elementary School, may peace and joy fill your homes during the holiday season and in the new year to come. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
With the base poured, construction of the supports and roof of the pavilion has begun!
Our theme this year is “Leading the P.A.C.K. with Pride, Achievement, Creativity, and Kindness.” Each month, we will recognize students from each of our grade levels who are exemplifying Worcester pride, achievement, creativity and kindness. One girl and one boy from each class will be recognized as “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” and each will receive a certificate, medal, and magnet. Additionally, they will be recognized by having their picture displayed on the monitor in the front lobby of our school and on our school website. We congratulate the following “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” for the month of December:
Kindergarten: Sophia Klein, David Gensert
First Grade: Alexa DeBiasio, Liam Coveney
Second Grade: Abigail Masotta, Max Noh
Third Grade: Raegan Giroux, Rowan Painter
Fourth Grade: Juliana Trigone, Boyd Nesta
On Monday, December 19, students in Mrs. Cohen's, Mrs. Dectis's, Mrs. Kirschner's and Mrs. Markle's First Grade classes, together with the help of parent volunteers, participated in the annual gingerbread house day!
On Monday, December 12, students in our instrumental and performance music program performed the annual Winter Concert. Two concerts were held with an afternoon performance for our school students and staff and an evening performance for family and friends. Our gratitude goes out to Chorus and Melody Chime Director Mrs. Suzanne Williams, Band Director Miss Erin Trautmann, and Orchestra Director Ms. Stephanie Shuey for all the work they did to prepare our students for the performance. Thank you, Worcester parents and families, for your continued support of the music program in our school district. In a special way, we extend our appreciation to our students for sharing their talents with the entire school community.
Work continued today on the outdoor pavilion. All site work and concrete pouring have now been completed. Excitement continues to build for the completion of this awesome project!
On Monday, December 5, members of the Worcester Elementary Student Council, together with Student Council Sponsors Mrs. Cohen and Mrs. Moloney and parent chaperones, traveled to Target to participate in shopping for families in need during the holiday season. Funds for the shopping were raised by Student Council during pretzel and Smecil pencil fundraisers earlier in the year. Thank you to the sponsors and chaperones who made this trip possible.