From the Principal


Take-Home-Tuesday (THT)

I would just like to remind everyone that each Tuesday we will place information on our school website for that particular week as well as upcoming weeks. Students will bring home a half page notice informing you of the flyers that have ben placed on the THT page. Please take a look weekly at the THT page and read about School, PTO, PTARC, Sports Associations and general notifications. Should you have any questions at any time about the THT page please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


Kindergarten Schedule
If the school district calls for a 2-hour delay the Kindergarten schedule is modified. The times for kindergarten in a 2-hour delay is as follows:

AM - 11:00 - 12:45
PM - 1:45 - 3:30

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.

Take-Home-Tuesday
Every Tuesday a file can be found on this website that includes all of the notifications for the week. All you need to do is open that file that interests you and print out the flier. At any time if the file does not open or you are having a problem please feel free to contact the office. Please see the announcements below for additional information.

Lunch Accounts
When you are sending in money for your childs lunch account please be sure to write their student number on the check and place it in an envelope marked with the homeroom teachers name as well as your childs name on the front. This will help to eliminate any confusion as to the correct placement of the funds.

PowerSchool
Your childs current grades can be found on PowerSchool. Everyone should have received a letter with the childs login in July. If you did not receive this letter or are having difficulty logging into the site please contact the school.

Calendar
Please check the site calendar frequently. I will add events as they become available to the calendar. There will also be a monthly calendar in the THT folder as well.


Follow us on Twitter at @McCulloughElem. Announcements and messages will be posted on this site regularly. Please feel free to contact me at the school with any feedback or questions.
 

 

Daily Announcements

Parent Visitation Days

You are invited to visit your child's classroom on Tuesday, November 11 or Wednesday, November 12. You are welcome to stay 20 to 30 minutes between the hours of 9:30AM to 2:30PM. Please see the attached flyer for more details. These will be the only two days available for visitation. Mark your calendars now. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the office.
Parent Visitation.pdf
McGraw Hill Reading

Attached is the information as to how you can access your child's reading series online. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact your child's classroom teacher or the office.

McGraw Hill Reading.pdf
Pearson Successnet

Attached is the information as to how you can access your child's math series online. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact your child's classroom teacher or the office.


enVision Math.pdf
Backpacks-To-Go Program

Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a backpack to donate to the "Backpacks-to-Go" program. As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that is new to the Penn- Trafford School District. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. In April 2014, we piloted the program at Harrison Park and the high school. This program will be implemented district-wide starting in September 2014. Children enrolled in the program, by parent request, take home a backpack with nutritious food in a safe, easy and discreet manner on the designated Fridays. The food items and included menu suggestions may be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Some of the child-friendly foods may include: peanut butter and jelly, easy-open canned fruit, applesauce, puddings, cereal, raisins, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, soup and canned pasta. We offer the “Backpacks-to-Go” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during the school year with adjustments made for holidays. These backpacks are given directly to the children without requiring their parents to pick up the food at a location. By meeting basic needs of our children, we hope each child will be better able to focus on learning and schoolwork instead of an ‘empty feeling’ or worry about the next meal.


We are in need of backpacks. Our primary need for backpacks is for boys in grades 3-5 and for boys and girls in grades 6-12. If you are able to donate a backpack or would like to make a monetary donation, please contact Lauren Traill, Elementary School Counselor, at trailll@penntrafford.org or Pat Blahovec, High School Nurse, at blahovecp@penntrafford.org.

Thank you for your support! 
Back Pack for Kids Request.pdf
AM Bus Routes 2014-15

The bus routes for this school year are attached to this notice. Everyone should have received a post card explaining their student pick time and location as well as dismissal drop off time and location. If you did not receive your post card or have any questions please contact the bus garage. They can be reached at 724-863-1185.

Mc Bus Routes AM 14-15.pdf
PM Bus Routes 2014-15

The bus routes for this school year are attached to this notice. Everyone should have received a post card explaining their student pick time and location as well as dismissal drop off time and location. If you did not receive your post card or have any questions please contact the bus garage. They can be reached at 724-863-1185.
Mc Bus Routes PM 14-15.pdf
Nurse Office Phone
The school district has updated and moved on to a new phone system. In this process the nurse at McCullough now has a direct phone line. Anytime that you need to speak to the nurse or return a phone call to her office please call 724-744-7442. This line will enable you to speak directly to her.

Principal's Message

Take-Home-Tuesday

Please be sure to check the Take-Home-Tuesday file on the website. If at any time you find that you cannot open a page please contact the school office. 

If you are looking to include a flyer in the Take-Home-Tuesday folder please submit all of your requests with the flyer attached as a pdf file by the Friday prior to the Tuesday for which you want your flyer posted. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the school. 

If at any time you need to have paper copies sent home please contact the school office. 

Mr. Marasti

McCullough News

New Student Registration

If you have moved into the area or have a school age child that is not currently registered for the 2013-14 school year, please contact the office. Registration is an ongoing process that is completed at the school which your child will attend. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the school at 724-744-7441.

School Hours are 8:00AM - 4:00PM Daily

Students of the Month

Twice a year McCullough Elementary is responsible for selecting and honoring an Elementary Student of the Month. The teachers provide the Principal with student names and the Principal then selects the individual student from the list for the award. The teachers use criteria which is not limited to but includes the following:
- Academic Growth
- Outside Activities
- Peer Relationships
- Citizenship
- Leadership
- Initiative


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 3
Blackburn Presentations - Grades 3 & 5 "Bullying"
DARE Grade 5
Tuesday, November 4
Inservice Day - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 5
Blackburn Presentations - Kindergarten "Personal Safety"
Thursday, November 6
PTO
Market Day Pick-Up 6:15-7:30PM

Weather

Today, 11/1/2014
High: 45 Low: 29
Rain showers likely
57% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/2/2014
High: 43 Low: 29
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.