The ENformer - Norristown Area School District

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The ENformer - Norristown Area School District
Volume 22, Issue 3
The ENformer
THE EAST NORRITON MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Principal’s Message
Dear ENMS Family,
I hope to see all of you here during our Report Card Conferences on
Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. We will send out more information about
scheduled conference times as the days draw nearer. Please remember
though, that you may contact your child’s teacher, the main office, or
myself at anytime if you have any concerns or questions about your
child’s education.
The month of October saw some changes in our teaching staff. We
said good-bye to Ms. Vacchiano who taught our writing seminar class
but has retired. We also gave our best wishes to Ms. Spina who took
advantage of the opportunity to teach AP high school Art at a
neighboring high school. In their places we have Ms. Morgan taking
over for Ms. Vacchiano but teaching Health and Physical Education
instead of the Writing Seminar. And for Art, we welcome Ms.
Formoso.
Important November Dates
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3,4
5
8
9
10
15
16
17
17-23
22
23
24,25
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dr. Spink
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The ENMS PFC is the East Norriton Middle School ParentFaculty Club. The parents of every middle school student are
automatically a member of the PFC. The PFC is responsible for
volunteering in school activities and fundraising projects,
participating in community events, planning events to encourage
the education of students, supporting teachers and staff in their
quest for academic excellence and more.
7th Grade Field Trip—Children’s Light Theater
Early Dismissal (11:50 AM)
Winter Choral Concert (7:00 PM)
District Science Fair
Winter Concert Combined Ensembles (Day concert for
the school)
Christmas Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
Things to Mention...
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What is the ENMS PFC?
Early Dismissal (11:50 AM)
8th Grade Field Trip—Longwood Gardens
Book Swap
Election Day—NO SCHOOL
PFC Meeting—Library (7:00 PM)
PFC Chick-Fil-A Night—East Norriton (5:00-8:00 PM)
Sports Picture Day
Flu Shots & Girls Sports Physicals
Boys Sports Physicals
Scholastic Book Fair—Small Gym (Fair will also run
during conferences)
Parent Report Card Conferences (Evening)
Parent Report Card Conferences (No school for
students)
Thanksgiving Holiday—NO SCHOOL
Upcoming December Dates
26-30
As we look forward to a time of giving thanks and appreciating all of
our blessings, I just wanted to express how thankful and grateful I
am to be here at East Norriton serving as your principal.
November 2011
Sign up for eScripts through Genuardi
Sign up to receive ENMS PFC News - Go to http://
www.nasd.k12.pa.us/ENMSPFC.asp and follow the
instructions.
Volunteer in School Store - email Chris Berkowitz for details [email protected]
Check out the PA PIRC (PA Parent Information & Resource
Center) quarterly newsletter and consider joining - Go to
http://www.center-school.org/pa-pirc/ for the newsletter.
Email Chris Berkowitz or Julie O’Connor for details [email protected]
Register your BONUSCARD online at GiantFoodStores.com/
aplus and select East Norriton Middle School. Our Giant
School code is 04037. Each time you use your BONUSCARD
from now to March 31, 2012, you will earn rewards for
ENMS.
Please contribute to the ENMS PFC Envelope Drive. Email
Shelly Hammer at [email protected]
Continue to send in Box Tops. Visit boxtops4education.com
for more ways to help ENMS PFC earn money for PFC programs.
More on the Web
Go to www.nasd.k12.pa.us - Schools - East Norriton Middle
School to view an expanded version of the ENformer. This
month’s online version includes:
Guiding Good Choices is coming to ENMS in the spring
A Message from the Certified School Nurses - Student
Health Services
A Message from the School Nurse - Tips to staying healthy
through the winter season
Details about the MATHCOUNTS and 24 practice programs
PA PIRC Parent Involvement Month - Jazz Band participation
Creating Waiting - Make waiting easier for your children.
Volumen 22, Número 3
La ENformer
LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA EAST NORRITON
El Mensaje de la Directora
Estimadas Familias de la Escuela Secundaria East Norriton (ENMS),
Espero verles a todos durante nuestras conferencias para entrega de
Reportes Escolares el 22 y 23 de noviembre. Estaremos enviando
más información acerca de los horarios a medida que los días se
acerquen. Por favor recuerde que usted puede contactar al maestro de
su hijo en cualquier momento si tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación
sobre la educación de su hijo.
Durante el mes de octubre habrá algunos cambios en nuestro personal
docente. Hemos dicho adiós a la Srta. Vacchiano quien estuvo
enseñando seminario de escritura pero tuvo que retirarse. También le
deseamos lo mejor a la Srta. Spina quien tomó ventaja de la
oportunidad de enseñar Arte en una Escuela Preparatoria vecina. La
Srta. Morgan tomará el lugar de la Srta. Vacchiano quien enseñará
Salud y Educación Física en lugar de Seminario de Escritura. Y para
la clase de Arte, le damos la bienvenida a la Srta. Formoso.
Al acercarnos a la época de dar gracias por todas nuestras
bendiciones, solo quiero expresar lo agradecida que estoy de estar
aquí en la Escuela Secundaria East Norriton sirviendo como su
Directora.
Feches Importantes de Noviembre
1
3,4
5
8
9
10
15
16
17
17-23
Despido Anticipado (11:50 AM)
Octavo Grado de Viaje de Campo—Longwood Gardens
Intercambio de Libros
Díade las Elecciones—NO HAY CLASES
PFC Reunión—Biblioteca (7:00 PM)
PFC Chick-Fil-A Noche—East Norriton (5:00-8:00 PM)
Día del Deporte Imagen
Vacunas contra la gripe y Físicos Deportes femeninos
Deportes chicos Físicos
Feria del Libro Scholastic—Gimnasio pequeño (Feria también
se ejecutará durante las conferencias)
22
Conferencias de Padres Boleta ( Noche)
23
Conferencias de Padres Boleta (No hay clases para estudiantes)
24,25 Acción de Gracias—NO HAY CLASES
Las Próximas Fechas de Diciembre
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13
15
20
23
Séptimo Grado de Viaje de Campo—Children’s Light Theater
Despido Anticipado (11:50 AM)
Concierto Coral de Invierno (7:00 PM)
Distrito Feria de Ciencias
Concierto de Invierno Combinados Conjuntos (Concierto del
Día de la escuela)
26-30 Vacaciones de Navidad (NO HAY CLASES)
Cosas que Mencionar...
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Feliz día de Acción de Gracias!
Dra. Spink
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¿Cuál es el ENMS PFC?
El ENMS PFC es el Oriente Medio Norriton Escuela de
Padres y Faculty Club. Los padres de cada estudiante de
escuela media es automáticamente un miembro de la PFC. El
PFC es el responsable de voluntariado en las actividades escolares y proyectos de recaudación de fondos, participación en
eventos comunitarios, planificación de eventos para fomentar
la educación de los estudiantes, profesores y personal de apoyo en su búsqueda de la excelencia académica y mucho más.
Noviembre de 2011
Regístrate para eScripts a través de Genuardi
Regístrese para recibir ENMS PFC News - Go to http://
www.nasd.k12.pa.us/ENMSPFC.asp y siga las instrucciones.
Voluntarios en School Store - email Chris Berkowitz para más
detalles - [email protected]
Echa un vistazo a la PA PIRC (PA Padre Información y Recurso
Centro) boletín trimestral y considere unirse a - Ir a
http://www.center-school.org/pa-pirc/ para el boletín de noticias. Email Chris Berkowitz o Julie O’Connor para más detalles [email protected]
Registrar su BONUSCARD en línea en GiantFoodStores.com/
aplus y seleccione East Norriton Middle School. Nuestro código
Escuela Giant es 04037. Cada vez que use su BONUSCARD a partir
de ahora al 31 de marzo de 2012, usted ganará premios de ENMS.
Por favor, contribuya a la ENMS PFC UNINDAD DEL SOBRE.
Email Shelly Hammer at [email protected]
Sigan enviando Box Tops. Visita boxtops4education.com más
formas de ayudar a ENMS PFC ganar dinero para los programas
de PFC.
Más sobre la Web
Ir a www.nasd.k12.pa.us - Schools - East Norriton Middle School
para ver una versión ampliada de la ENformer. Versión en línea de
este mes incluye:
Rectores Buenas Opciones está llegando a ENMS en la
primavera
Mensaje de la Escuela de Enfermería Certificado - Servicios de
Salud del Estudiante
Un Mensaje de la Enfermera de la Escuela - Consejos para
mantenerse saludable durante la temporada de invierno
Los detalles sobre el MATHCOUNTS y 24 programas de la
práctica
PA PIRC Participación de Padres Mes - Jazz Band participación
La Creación de Espera - Hacer más fácil la espera de sus hijos.
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A Message from the Certified School Nurses
Student Health Services
Norristown School District provides
ENMS Parent Representative:
We are looking for some parents
that are interested in being a
representative for ENMS. This
would involve answering
parents questions via email,
face to face or over the phone.
There is a commitment to
confidentiality. There is
training involved for this
position and you must have
child abuse clearances. This is a
great way to reach out to other
parents in our school and
community.
The following positions need
co-chairs: Please let us know if
you can help out with any of the
following committees.
an excellent school health service
program so that our students are in
optimum health and ready to learn. In addition to administering medication, first aid
and other medically necessary
treatments the School Nurses are
mandated to conduct many other services to all
school age students.
Recently we began conducting our yearly
vision and hearing screening in the
schools. Vision Screening is done on all
students in Kindergarten through Grade
12, and
auditory screening on students
receiving special services and on those in
Kindergarten through Grade 3, and in 7th
and 11th grade.
You may have already received a notice
saying that your son/daughter did not pass
the vision or hearing screening. It is
recommended that they be evaluated by
the family physician for a complete
RIF ~ assist with book ordering,
identifying dates for book
distributions and coordinating
parent volunteers on distribution
days.
Scholastic Book Fair ~ assist
with ordering books, set up and
coordinating parent volunteers.
School Store-Spirit Wear ~
assist with scheduling volunteers.
Help with orders/distribution of
spirit wear.
Year Book ~ assist with taking
pictures and lay out of year
book.
All families with students in
ENMS are already part of our PFC
(parent-faculty-club). If you have
any suggestions, ideas for guest
speakers or anything at all we are
eager to hear from you.
Volunteering is not just being in
school. We look forward to
meeting and partnering with all
of the families of ENMS.
Guiding
Good
Choices
is coming to ENMS
in the spring!
Guiding Good Choices is for
everyone who wants to help their
children stay on the right path as they
navigate through their middle school
years. It is a free parenting program
brought to you courtesy of NASD’s
Safe Schools Healthy
Students
Initiative.
For five consecutive weeks from 6:007:30 pm families can come to ENMS
for dinner and gain valuable
information on parenting while their
children have fun in recreational
time. Parents learn how to set
hearing exam and by an Ophthalmologist
to
determine if there is a vision deficit.
The State of Pennsylvania requires that
you are notified of the failure and asks that
you return the completed evaluation to
the School Nurse. If you have a
concern regarding the results of the screening
or a problem with insurance coverage do
not hesitate to contact the School Nurse.
We also ask that you contact the School
Nurse with any medical information that
might impact your son/daughter’s learning
so that we can assist in assuring your
child’s needs are accommodated. At the
beginning of each school year updated
medical
information and doctor’s
orders are required for students with
Chronic Health Conditions, Medically
Fragile Students, and students requiring
any medication (specifically those with
anaphylaxis). During the school year a
physician’s order is required to change or
discontinue any order for treatment,
medication or restrictions.
guidelines, develop
reasonable
and
consistent
consequences,
communicate in a positive way with
their children and help them say
“no” to friends who are trying to talk
them into negative choices. Parents
develop the skills necessary to
manage family conflict and change
their child’s behavior without
destroying family bonds.
Most
importantly, parents discuss how to
foster a connection with their
children that encourages them to
follow the beliefs, morals and values
they were raised with.
Guiding Good Choices is highly
interactive.
Parents have the
opportunity to share their
successes and concerns and learn
that they are not alone in their
struggles. Most parents who have
participated report that it was both
informative and fun!
For more information, please contact
Alissa McBride at 610-630-2111 ext.
239 or [email protected]
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A Message From Your School Nurse. . . . .
Now that the cold weather is upon us it is important to
remember how to stay healthy through the winter
season. Here are a few tips:
Parents—it is important to remember: Do not
--Healthy eating: eat 3 meals a day - ESPECIALLY
BREAKFAST!
Fever over 100F—children should return to school
when they are free of fever for 24 hours.
Many Students come to school without eating
breakfast and have a hard time making it through to
lunch
(6th grade eats lunch at 12:30).
Vomiting (or were vomiting during the night)
Diarrhea
*** the body needs time to recover after a virus/
cold/illness—if you don’t let it rest and recover you will
probably have a recurrence of the illness.
--Get plenty of rest. . . students should get
about 8-10 hours of sleep a night. We need to rest our
bodies after a long day of school and extracurricular
activities. If the body is well rested and in good
physical shape it is better prepared to fight off any
viruses or colds.
--Exercise . . . it is important to exercise daily.
Walking is a great exercise. Always remember to
stretch before any exercise activity and don’t over do
it.
--HAND WASHING -- good hand washing is
proven to be an effective way to help prevent colds and
viruses. You should be washing hands before meals and
after using the bathroom.
--Dressing appropriately for the weather. . .
It is important to dress according to the weather.
Dress in layers if you will be outside. Wear a coat
during the cold winter months. Hats and gloves help to
keep the body warm too!
send your child to school if they have the following
symptoms:
What’s been happening. . . .
***Physicals for new students and 6th grade students
were due by the end of October. Reminders will be
sent home with your child. School physicals will be
scheduled for January/February. These physicals are
required by the state. If you need a private physical
form contact the school nurse.
***Injuries: If your child has an injury—including a
cast, walking boot or brace—we need a doctor’s note
informing us of any or no restrictions. Students with
casts can not participate in PE unless we have a note from
the treating physician indicating any restrictions. Students
are not permitted use the elevator without a doctor’s note.
Students must have clearance from their doctor to resume
PE.
*** Flu vaccine will be given on November 16—only to the
students that have returned the completed permission
form.
Mrs. McKeron, RN CSN
MATHCOUNTS will again be offered at ENMS this year. The purpose of
MATHCOUNTS is to inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in middle school students
through fun and challenging math programs. Students who are interested in participating
should see Mr. Brendlinger in room 212 to sign up.
24 practice will be held before school on Tuesday mornings in the library. Students can enter
the building any time after 7:45 and stay until 8:15. However they must see Mr. Brendlinger
to get a pass so they can enter before 8:00.
Thank you,
Mr. Brendlinger
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Parent Involvement
Month
Last month was Parent Involvement Month and
the East Norriton Middle School Jazz Band
provided outstanding entertainment in the state
capitol rotunda. Kudos to the jazz band for
representing our school with pride! Please check
out the PA PIRC website for photos from this
event and to read Governor Tom Corbett’s
proclamation of October as “Parent Involvement
Month” in Pennsylvania.
http://www.center-school.org/pa-pirc/index.php
Great Job ENMS Jazz Band!
CREATIVE WAITING
by Peggy Jo LintellSmith, COTA/L
For years I would take my children
to different appointments and carry a
multitude of toys and books to keep
them occupied. Often we would wait
for hours to be seen by a doctor and
each child wanted their own “special”
bag of toys to keep them happy. I
would get tired of lugging everything
around while still needing to keep the
children safe and happy during the
entire ordeal. I never seemed to come
home with all the items I took or
things would get torn or broken.
I have been an Occupational
Therapy Assistant for over 20 years
and have worked with children most
of that time. It has only been in the
last year or so that I decided to utilize
my training to make my life easier and
my children’s time at the doctor/
dentist office more fun.
I download a variety of free
printable sheets to cardstock, laminate
each page and place them in a durable
binder. I bring dry/erase markers
(washable) and wipes so that the pages
can be cleaned off and used again. It is
amazingly simple to make each binder
as unique as each one of your children
and you can fill the binders with word
search, crossword puzzles, coloring
pages and many other great ideas.
Each one of my children have a binder
specific to their interests and I can
even “sneak” a few educational pages
in if they are having a big test or need
a little extra help in math!!!
Most of you already have a
computer and a small laminator is
under $20.00. The markers and wipes
I usually stock up on when they go on
sale or I have a coupon. It’s also a lot
of fun to make the binder with your
child so you know exactly what they
want.
I have even made a binder for
myself, filled with sports crossword
puzzles and Sudoku.
I find these activities much more
educational/ purposeful then having
my son’s face buried in a PSP or other
handheld game system.

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