Mr. Marc Weisgold, Principal
Welcome to 2017! Hoping everyone had a restful holiday break. We had
a terrific few months before break that were loaded with many neat events for our students. We had our Mystery Readers come in and read to our students in grades K-3 that met the qualifications of the at home reading program. Readers such as Elk Lake bus drivers, Smokey the Bear and
even Santa Claus made a guest appearance to read to our students! The elementary was honored to have the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's Mobile
Ag Lab come to Elk Lake. This opportunity was made possible through the PTO. The mobile lab allowed the entire elementary to have a 30 minute hands on science lab experience. A 40 ft. trailer provided space for student partners to complete hands-on experiments within 12 work stations. The science curriculum taught meets Pennsylvania Department of Education Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology Standards and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Children worked cooperatively to solve a problem as they formed a hypothesis, collected
data and drew conclusions. The level of student engagement was high and each student that left the mobile lab learned a real life science lesson. The PTO volunteered their own time to help assist in the lab for the entire week.
It was a great experience for all students! Just before break we had our annual Polar Express play that was put on by our 5th grade students for grades K-5th. The production had dancers, Santa being pulled in a sleigh,
a snow machine and every child received milk and cookies on the way out
of the performance. The students and staff involved did an excellent job
and committed a lot of their own time to help make this happen.
Looking forward in 2017, we are excited about our electric sign out front as the final preparations are being made to have it installed. This will be an exciting feature and one that is greatly needed! Two other important items that are upcoming in April are the PSSA’s and Kindergarten registration. PSSA’s will take place during the months of April and May. Testing will start on April 3rd with ELA and continue the rest of the month, followed by Math starting on the 24th and then followed by Science starting May 1st. Regardless of the testing, we will be working hard to ensure that students at Elk Lake elementary have a well rounded education that will get them as prepared as possible for the challenges that lay ahead of them. Kindergarten registration will take place March 8th, 9th and 10th.
I hope that you find these notes of value. As always if I can be of any assistance personally please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or you can reach me by phone at 570-278-1106 extension 731. Thank you!
Yours In Education,
Mr. Marc Weisgold