The Makerspace program is designed so students can be creative, solve problems and do some basic work in coding.
Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools began introducing students to the program last fall.
Kelly Rissell from the school district information technology department, spearheaded a grant request sent to the state for funds to purchase Makerspace technology for the elementary schools.
Third- and fourth-grade students from Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools recently met for a day of fun at the elementary challenge games at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park fields in New Tripoli.
The challenges were organized by Chris Klein and Von Muller, gym teachers at the schools.
There will be no school on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.
The last day of school is June 12.
Middle school students will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m., high school at 11 a.m., and elementary schools at noon.
The 2018-19 school year will begin Aug. 27.
Kindergarten step-up day will be 9:30 a.m. May 25 in the gym.
PIE will once again be sponsoring a day of fun with the Bounce Houses on June 1.
The awards assembly for grades one through four will take place 9:30 a.m. June 4 in the gym.
Middle School students will showcase their talents for classmates 1 p.m. June 1.
The Pep Rally for Track and Field events will take place June 4.
Track and Field days for sixth grade is June 5; seventh grade is June 6 and eighth grade will participate on June 7. Rain date is June 8.
Students will receive the Academic Awards during an assembly at the school June 8.
Eighth grade promotion will take place 8:30 a.m. June 12 in the auditorium.
The Fifth Grade Finale between students of Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools will take place May 22 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission fields. Rain date is May 24.
Students should bring along a water bottle and sunscreen that day to school.
Fifth-grade students will have their artwork displayed and share what they learned in band and chorus throughout the school year at the spring concert and art show 7 p.m. May 17.
Elementary Challenge will take place between Northwestern and Weisenberg’s third and fourth grades at the Recreation Fields on May 15. Rain date is May 18.
Fifth grade students will visit the middle school on May 14 for orientation.
They will receive a tour of the school and learn what may be expected of them in the new school year.
There will be a PIE meeting 6:30 p.m. May 14 in the cafeteria.
The fifth grade band and chorus concert will be presented 7 p.m. May 17.
The public is invited to attend.
Teachers at the elementary schools thank all the parent volunteers who have assisted with the various activities and events through the year.
Time to check the balance in lunch money accounts to make certain there will be enough money to last until the end of the school year.
The final lunch of the year will be on June 8. All debts to the food service department for the 2017-18 school year are due by June 12.
Any leftover money in the students’ accounts will carry into the next school year.
Partners in Education needs volunteers for Fun Day for students in kindergarten through second grade on May 8. Rain date is May 11.
The Elementary Challenge for grades three and four will be May 15. Rain date is May 18.
To help, contact Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fifth Grade Finale will take place May 22. Rain date is May 24.
To help at the finale, contact Kelly at email@example.com.
The PTO is looking for volunteers for activities in May.
April 9 is spring picture day and fifth grade pictures.
There will be a PTO meeting 9:15 a.m. April 6 in the art room.
Art teacher Karly Sacco is looking for donations of long-sleeved, button or snap, men’s dress shirts to use for smocks in the art room.
Carol Fella and the third-grade teachers are preparing for the annual third grade musical.
Illustrator Ralph Masiello recently visited Northwestern Elementary because his friend David Biedryzcki, an author who visited the school previously, cannot stop praising the school’s staff and students.
Masiello shared some of his history with the students.
As a child, he lived with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
When Masiello was in first grade, his teacher told his parents to help him become an artist.