Quarryville Elementary is continuing their support of the Solanco Food Bank by serving as a collection point for the 12 Days of Christmas Food Drive. Each day, students and families can donate a different item to the food bank. Students can bring their items to their classrooms or items can be dropped off in the office.
December 3rd - boxed potatoes
December 4th - canned soup
December 5th - canned peas
December 6th - tomato sauce
December 9th - jelly
December 10th - peanut butter
December 11th - pancake mix
December 12th - oatmeal (box or canister)
December 13th - granola bars
December 16th - snack cracker (packs)
December 17th - mac-n-cheese
December 18th - bar soap
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Humphries with any questions.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude for what we have, as well as what we can give. In partnership with the Solanco Food Bank and Buck Company, Inc., Solanco schools will be holding food drives from Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 15th. Our school community will help provide Thanksgiving meals to share with families in need within the Solanco School District!
Please donate any of these items at any school or Central Office:
Fresh potatoes (5lb bag)
Canned green beans
Apple pie filling
Broth (chicken, turkey, vegetable)
Chicken or beef bouillon cubes
Brown and serve rolls
Monetary contributions to purchase turkeys (please make checks payable to “Solanco School District” with “Giving Thanks Project” in the memo line and mail to 121 S. Hess Street, Quarryville, PA 17566, attn Avery Hill)
If you would like to receive a Thanksgiving meal, please contact Avery Hill at 717-786-8401 or firstname.lastname@example.org BY NOVEMBER 15th.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS
GREAT EVENT TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY!
Congratulations to the following classes that were our Perfect Attendance Challenge winners for Attendance Awareness Month:
Congratulations to all students and families who are continuing to work hard to have good attendance. The first step to success at school is being here!
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell when sick is too sick for school. You want to make sure your child is healthy and gets the healing time he or she needs and you don't want to get other people sick. At the same time, you know it is important for your child's future and success to be going to school as much as possible.
Download the poster below to help you decide when your child should go to school, when your child would benefit from staying home, and when your child needs medical treatment.
Remember, if your child is absent, they should return to school with a parent note, or even better, a doctor's note. If your child is experiencing chronic illness or significant medical difficulties, please be sure to connect with your child's teacher, the school nurse, or the school counselor. We're all on your team to help you child achieve success!
After having the opportunity to meet with all of our students, I was able to compile some of the information into some graphs. This gives us some good information about how our students feel about school and what they like to do when they aren't at school. We can use this information to try to improve our students' success!
Did you know that a student can still fall behind in school even if they only miss a day or two of school every few weeks?
Did you know that absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help students catch up?
Did you know that missing 10% of days (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read?
Find out what you can do to make attendance a habit by downloading the poster, below.
-Setting a regular bedtime and morning routine
-Not letting your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick
-Developing back-up plans with family members, neighbors, or other support systems for getting to school in case something comes up
If you are finding it difficult to develop the habit of attendance with your child, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or me, Mary Humphries, School Counselor at 717-786-2546 or email@example.com.