Fall Break Reminder
No school November 21-25. Need a tasty dish to take to Friendsgiving? Check out these recipes from BodyMetrix and RCTV:

You'll find a perfect recipe for your feast, whether you're a canned cranberry fan or a homemade cranberry fan!

Report Card Reminder
All report cards will be available via Skyward by 4 p.m. today, November 15, 2023.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Children do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending parent–teacher conferences is a way to be involved and help your child succeed. Please visit your school's website or school/principal newsletter for additional information about upcoming conference schedules.

U.S. News and World Report Best Elementary and Middle Schools
Way to go Spring-Ford elementary and middle school faculty/staff and students... because of YOU, U.S. News and World Report designated all seven elementary schools, the 5/6 Grade Center, 7th Grade Center, and 8th Grade Center as some of America's Best Elementary or Middle Schools!

2023 American Education Week
This year, American Education Week is November 13-17, and we encourage our community to celebrate public education by sending a message through Many Thanks, Spring-Ford!

In addition to our outstanding teachers, we encourage sending messages of thanks to our Support Professionals and Substitute Teachers!

ICYMI: Speaker Series - Eating for Strong Bodies
In case you missed it, Registered Dietitian Adrianne Delgado hosted a Speaker Series, Eating for Strong Bodies, and discussed the importance of proper nutrition for performance. She touched on three key nutrients to focus on to get an advantage over an opponent, hydration and sports drinks, and pre- and post-workout nutrition.

Click here to watch the recording.

Many Thanks, Spring-Ford
This year, American Education Week is November 13-17, and we encourage our community to celebrate public education by sending a message through Many Thanks, Spring-Ford! In addition to our outstanding teachers, we encourage sending messages of thanks to our Support Professionals and Substitute Teachers!

  • Many thanks to the FTAS Assistants at Limerick Elementary school for all you do for our students every single day. We wouldn’t be able to function without you. Your love for our kids is unmatched and you constantly go the extra mile to make sure everyone is supported. We have the best team out there. Love you all! 
  • Many thanks to Kelly B. for being an amazing student teacher. You keep our kids feeling loved and supported and are always looking for ways to help. I feel so so lucky to have you in our room and as a positive role model for our kiddos. From, Molly S.

Upcoming Job Fair
The MCIU and the School Districts of Montgomery County, PA are hiring! Meet, interview, and get hired at the School Districts of Montgomery County, PA Education Job Fair on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) located at 2 W. Lafayette St. Norristown, PA 19401. Candidates will be able to speak with school district administrators about career opportunities in our Montgomery County school districts, including:

  • Teachers (Elementary, Secondary & Special Education)
  • Behavior Analysts
  • School Psychologists
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Teacher Assistants & Personal Care Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Bus/Van Drivers
  • Food Service
  • Custodial and Maintenance
  • Office/Clerical

Click here to pre-register online by November 18th. Walk-in's are welcome, please bring copies of your resume!

Class Spotlight: Hydrogen Space Balloon
Earlier this year, the Exeter Library and Spring-Ford Area High School sent a Hydrogen Space Balloon to Deer Trail, Colorado into space! Yes, they sent a balloon into space!

After the hydrogen space balloon bursts at the edge of space (above 100,000 feet) the payload box will plunge back to Earth. At burst altitude, the balloon grew to a size larger than a house and could be seen from the ground with binoculars. When it reencountered air, the parachute deployed, and the string of payload boxes landed to be recovered by a ground chase team. If the parachute does not open, the payload will be lost.

After the chase team recovers a payload, they mail the box back to the original sender. Spring-Ford's payloads have included space-flown bookmarks, space-flown zinnia flower seeds (the low temperature, increased radiation, and no air might affect the flower seeds), and an onboard GoPro snaps pictures along the way.

Special thanks to Mr. Daniel Leppold, SFAHS teacher, for launching the Space Balloon Project year after year! 

 

Oaks Elementary Holiday ShopHoliday shoppers hold onto your hats... the Oaks Holiday shop is returning to Oaks Elementary!!! The BEST place to shop and support local crafters this season. Come on out for a day of shopping on December 2nd! 

WHEN: December 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: 325 Oaks School Drive

Ursinus College MLK Week Essay Contest
The Ursinus College Beloved Community MLK Week Essay Contest for students in grades 5 through 8 is now open. Please submit a registration form to submit an entry. Winners will be notified after MLK Day 2024. The deadline is December 1, 2023.

The Beloved Community program at Ursinus, which includes our annual MLK Week, is designed to bring greater awareness to the activities and programs that engage difference, promote our community values of creating a welcoming environment, and respond in thoughtful ways to Quest, our Core Curriculum. The winners in each grade category will be honored with a certificate and prize. 

Past Weekly Updates

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June 12, 2024

This Weekly Update includes an important update from Mr. Rizzo, Free Summer Reading Programs from Royersford Public Library, and a ParentSquare update.

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June 5, 2024

This Weekly Update includes Last Day of School signs, graduation update, important end of year dates, band and strings registration, upcoming Public Board Workshop, and more!

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May 22, 2024

This Weekly Update includes information about moving to ParentSquare, the 15th Annual Film Festival, Student Spotlight, and more.

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May 15, 2024

This Weekly Update includes the 15th Annual Film Fest, what we're watching on RCTV, Clearing the Air Vape Prevention Workshop, and more!

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