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

The Penn Trafford High School - Administration and Management Class has a business project in which they are selling T-Shirts which they designed as part of a small business project. The students that are selling the t-shirts are former McCullough students. We are looking to help them and support the ALS cause by purchasing t-shirts. 

If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt please send in $10 or a check to PTHS with your name and Adult shirt size. All orders need to be submitted by next Wednesday, November 26.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.
ALS T-Shirts.tiff
Josh Boss Was selected as the Elementary Student of the Month for November. Josh's teachers stated he has many admirable characteristics. He has a pleasant and friendly personality. He loves to talk and interact with other children and adults and can brighten any situation with his cheerful smile. He has a fun sense of humor and often surprises his teachers with witty and funny comments. Josh is motivated to work hard, do his best and willing to take on any task with a can do attitude. 

Josh's favorite subjects in school are reading and math. He loves Public Safety and has developed a friendship with Officer Schwer, the school DARE Officer and SRO. In his free time Josh enjoys playing with his dog, visiting his grandparents and eating out. His perseverance, kindness and willingness to learn made him the ideal student for this award.

Congratulations Josh!!

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

Tuesday, November 25
DARE Grade 5
Fundraiser Pick-Up 4-7PM
Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28
No School - Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 1
No School - Thanksgiving Break
Tue, Dec 2 - Fri, Dec 5
DIBELS Assessments Grades K-1
Tuesday, December 2
DARE Grade 5
Progress Reports Sent Home

Weather

Today, 11/25/2014
High: 47 Low: 29
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/26/2014
High: 34 Low: 27
Snow likely
64% chance of precipitation.