From the Principal

School will be in session on Thursday, April 17.  (This is the make-up day for Tuesday, January 28, 2014)

Monday, April 21 is an Act 80 Day. This is an In-service day for teachers. Students do not have school on this day.

KINDERGARTEN and New Student Registration - ROUND 2

If you have a new student for the 2014-2015 school year, please register your child by calling the school office at 724-744-7441. All information for Incoming Kindergarten students comes in the mail after we receive your registration! We will take all the necessary information over the phone.  

The first Incoming Kindergarten event is April 23rd, 2014 - Our Kindergarten Kick Off Night.  Details were mailed home in March!  Please contact the school  with any questions! Thanks!

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.

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.

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.

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

2014 Penn-Trafford Summer Learning Camp

We will once again be holding the Summer Learning Camp this summer. There is a difference this year in that all children are invited to attend this year's Summer Learning Camp. This camp is designed to help those students that need a little additional assistance with skills that had been taught throughout the school year. It will also further develop their skills in reading and math. Please see the attached Invitation and registration form. Should you have any questions regarding the program please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
All forms are to be returned to the school by April 28.
SLC 2014.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

Elementary Student of the Month

McCullough Elementary was responsible for the Elementary Student of the Month for April. I am pleased to announce that Maura Suman, a fourth grade student was recognized at the school board meeting on Monday, April 14 as the Student of the Month.

Maura is the daughter of Cathy and Bob Suman. She has a sister Madison who is a student at McCullough Elementary School and a brother Cam who is a student at Penn Middle School. Maura is a strong student, who is a tireless worker and very persistent in all she undertakes. Her favorite class is Math. Maura is a natural leader and an excellent role model for others. She is very thoughtful and sincere and is an excellent friend. She is a person that will do anything for anyone. Outside of school, she is active in athletics and enjoys making people laugh. 

We would like to congratulate her on being named Elementary Student of the Month for April.


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

It’s a plane! It’s a bird?

It’s a broomstick?

Well it is!

McCullough Elementary school is hosting an after school book club on the Harry Potter Series.

We will meet every Wednesday in March and April

When: after school in the library from 3:30-4:30

For: Students in Grade 3-5.

Warning: Accelerated reading pace, so be prepared to keep up with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the Professors.

Refreshments will be provided

Mrs. Maureen Harris: Librarian, Reading Specialist, and an English Teacher will host the book club.

For the first session on March 12, please bring the first book Harry Potter and the Sorecers Stone and your permissions slip. 

We are looking forward to sharing our love of Harry Potter

Harry Potter Book Club Notice.pdf
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

Mon, Apr 14 - Thu, Apr 17
DIBELS Grades K-1
Wednesday, April 16
3rd Grade Field Trip - Science Center
Thursday, April 17
School is in Session - District Make up day
Friday, April 18
Spring Recess
Sunday, April 20


Today, 4/16/2014
High: 49 Low: 29
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/17/2014
High: 57 Low: 35
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.