Dear Worcester Family,
As my time as Principal of Worcester Elementary draws to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to express my deep and profound gratitude for everyone who made my time at our school one of abiding joy. Life is a series of meetings and partings and I firmly believe that it is incumbent upon every one of us to leave each place we visit in some way better than the way in which we found it at our arrival. That presented some difficulties for me given the exceptionally wonderful condition in which I found our school several years ago when I became principal here. I was left to contemplate meaningful and practical ways in which to make an already extraordinary place just a little bit better. Four years later, it is my fervent hope that I have found at least some small ways in which to leave our school better than I found it and that my legacy will be one of caring, thoughtfulness, compassion and integrity. It is never easy to leave a place that you have come to consider home and, therefore, I find it bittersweet to bid you all a fond and heartfelt farewell. I am honored and proud to be part of this Worcester Family. I wish all of you the very best of health and happiness in the years to come and I look forward to being together again with our students when they enter Methacton High School in the not so distant future.
Worcester Elementary School is a special place. Its students, teachers and families come together to make it more than just a school. It truly is a second home for all of us who have had the good fortune to spend our time here. Thank you all for allowing me to be a member of your family and accepting me into your lives. I am confident that our Worcester students will continue to lead the pack for many, many years to come.
Our theme this year is “Leading the P.A.C.K. with Pride, Achievement, Creativity, and Kindness.” Each month, we will recognize students from each of our grade levels who are exemplifying Worcester pride, achievement, creativity and kindness. One girl and one boy from each class will be recognized as “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” and each will receive a certificate, medal, and magnet. Additionally, they will be recognized by having their picture displayed on the monitor in the front lobby of our school and on our school website. We congratulate the following “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” for the month of June:
Kindergarten: Emily Akladus, Jude Rhoads
First Grade: Sophia Li, Easton DeBlaay
Second Grade: Dylan Bower, Chase Nolan
Third Grade: Madison Isbrecht, Declan Burke
Fourth Grade: Katie Young, Tyler Cobb
The last two weeks of the school year have been filled with fun events, trips, and activities at Worcester. The pictures above represent just a few of these fun end-of-year activities including the Fourth Grade Picnic to Manderach Park, Fourth Grade field trip to Citizens Bank Park, First Grade Animal Presentations, Third Grade Challenge Inventor/Inventions Presentations, the Graduation Parade welcoming back members of the Class of 2017 who attended Worcester Elementary, and Fun Day. The tireless time, effort, and volunteerism of dozens of parents, teachers, staff members, and community members combined to make all of these events possible for our students. On behalf of the students of Worcester, we thank all of you for making our school an amazing place to learn and grow together!
Worcester Environmental Club
GREEN RECYCLING BAGS
Dear Worcester Families,
KINDERS, FIRST, SECOND & THIRD GRADERS
Please save your family’s green recycling bag to use again next year. Continue using your bag to save your recycling over summer to kick-start our recycling efforts next year. Use a box or another bag if your bag gets too full.
If you have a younger sibling at Worcester, please keep your family’s recycling bag. If you are moving to Skyview and you have no younger siblings at Worcester, please turn in your Green Recycling Bag by Friday, June 9th to the yellow trash can in the atrium. The bags will be washed and then go to another incoming Worcester family.
Thank you for helping with our recycling this year. We were able to keep almost 500 pounds of trash out of the landfills!!!
Way to go Worcester Wolves!
Our theme this year is “Leading the P.A.C.K. with Pride, Achievement, Creativity, and Kindness.” Each month, we will recognize students from each of our grade levels who are exemplifying Worcester pride, achievement, creativity and kindness. One girl and one boy from each class will be recognized as “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” and each will receive a certificate, medal, and magnet. Additionally, they will be recognized by having their picture displayed on the monitor in the front lobby of our school and on our school website. We congratulate the following “Leaders of the P.A.C.K.” for the month of May:
Kindergarten: Giuliana Miller, Tyler Chung
First Grade: Angelina Cieriello, Anthony Coppola
Second Grade: Ava Battaglia, Aiden Oleary
Third Grade: Megan Decker, Aiden Drozd
Fourth Grade: Brielle DeBlaay, Viranch Doshi
Over the past week, our Third Grade students shared their Wax Museum presentations with parents, family and friends!
On May 17, Worcester students and staff participated in the annual Field Day activities. Thank you to Mr. Jeff Jacobs, Mrs. Linda Seibert and all of the parent volunteers who made this day possible!
This morning, Worcester Elementary continued its tradition of celebrating Arbor Day together with the Friends of Worcester. Mr. Jim Phelan from the Friends of Worcester presented to our students and led the planting of a Norway Spruce adjacent to our new outdoor pavilion. We are grateful to Mr. Phelan and to Dr. Wini Hayes from the Friends of Worcester for continuing this tradition and helping our students to understand the importance of preserving trees in our community. We are also grateful to all the members of the Friends of Worcester for supporting this program as well as to The Rhoads Garden for donating the tree.
On Monday, May 8, the Worcester Elementary Community came together to celebrate our Annual Night of the Arts. As has become our tradition, in addition to the Spring Concert, this celebration also showcased our Fine Arts Show, Spring Book Fair and Environmental Club Plant Sale. The tireless efforts of many parents, students, and staff members made this awesome celebration possible. We thank our students for sharing their many talents with the community and our parents for their generous gifts of time and support. In a special way, we extend our gratitude to Mrs. Williams, Ms. Shuey, Miss Trautmann, Mrs. Schwartz, Mrs. Cherry, and Mrs. Keller for their exceptional efforts on behalf of our students. Worcester Elementary is truly a family and our family gathering last night was a celebration of what makes Worcester such a great place to be!
On Wednesday, May 3, Worcester hosted Open House tours for the families of students joining the Worcester Family from Eagleville Elementary at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Jenifer Brucker, incoming Principal of Worcester Elementary, was on-hand to welcome the new students and families. Special gratitude goes out to Mrs. Stephanie Cohen, Mrs. Deb Cherry, Mrs. Alison Moloney, and Mrs. Kristy Schwartz for creating and organizing the event. A special thank you goes out to our Student Ambassadors who led the tours.