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2023-2024 Back to School Information

 

Dear New Eagle Families,

 

I hope you have had a healthy and enjoyable summer!  Our dedicated staff members have been diligently preparing to welcome your children back to school with open arms and a commitment to providing the best educational experience possible. Please know that your children's well-being, safety, and academic growth remain our top priorities.

 

My apologies for a very lengthy email, but we want you to have access to all of this information as you prepare for the upcoming school year. 

 

Teacher Assignments

 

On Wednesday, August 23rd, teacher assignments will be available in the Parent Portal in PowerSchool.  Information about how to access PowerSchool can be found on the TESD website here. Teacher assignments are firm following a process that began in the Spring and has continued throughout the summer. If enrollment numbers change before school begins, we may need to revise class assignments to follow district guidelines.

 

Forms to Complete in PowerSchool PowerSchool

In the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please complete the emergency medical information, student information, media consent, physical/dental report, sunscreen use, concussion information, and sudden cardiac arrest forms. If you have any questions about accessing PowerSchool, please email familyhelpdesk@tesd.net.

First Days of School

Monday, August 28th, is the first day for 1st – 4th grade students. Tuesday, September 5th, is the first day for Kindergarten students.  On students’ first day of school, please look for a manila folder (our ‘First Day Packet’) with important paperwork to sign and return. 

 

NEES Student Handbook

Please review the NEES Student Handbook with your child(ren).  It can be found on the New Eagle website (linked here).  In the First Day Packet, we do ask that you sign a document indicating that you have reviewed the Handbook with your child(ren).

 

iPad Information & Distribution

Information regarding student device distribution for the 2023-2024 school year is now available on the TESD website here: iPad Information.  Please email familyhelpdesk@tesd.net if you have any questions after reviewing the information.

 

Curriculum Nights  

Kindergarten Curriculum Night:  Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m. 

Grades 3 & 4 Curriculum Night:  Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

Grades 1 & 2 Curriculum Night:  Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.

 

Transportation

The TESD Transportation Department will post school bus stops and times in PowerSchool when they are ready.  Prior to posting on PowerSchool, an email will be sent via School Messenger with the exact date the transportation details will be accessible. If any changes occur to the posted transportation information, you will receive notification via School Messenger asking you to check the updated PowerSchool transportation information for your child. Please contact the transportation department at 610-240-1680 with any questions or concerns.

 

School Hours

School starts for elementary students at 9:10 AM and concludes at 3:45 PM (grades 1 – 4).  The morning kindergarten session runs from 9:10 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. and afternoon kindergarten begins at 12:50 p.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m.

Morning Vehicle Drop-Off

Students should be dropped off at the upper carpool circle between 8:45-9:10 a.m.   In anticipation of longer carlines, students who are dropped off between 8:45-9:00 will enter the cafeteria and remain seated until 9:00 when they will be allowed to go to their classroom.  If, for personal hardship reasons, students must be dropped off at 8:30, early drop-off is permitted.  Parents who need before school care prior to 8:30 a.m. may contact A Child’s Place (ACP) which provides onsite before and after school childcare beginning at 7:00 a.m. 

Afternoon Vehicle Pick-Up

Name cards will be sent home with all students on the first day of school.  Drivers must present name cards of all students they are picking up in the windshield of their vehicle in order to facilitate a quick, smooth dismissal. 

 

Zone 1 – Upper Circle (The first right turn as you come down our driveway). 

Use this zone if you have one single student to pick-up.

 

Zone 2 – Lower Circle.  (Drive straight to the very end of our driveway).

Use this zone if you are picking up more than one student.

 

Much more detailed information about morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures are in the Student Handbook (linked here).

New Family Orientation

We will hold an orientation for new students in grades 1-4 on Friday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m.  This is a chance for you and your child(ren) to attend a presentation about New Eagle and our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  More importantly, it is a chance for you and your child(ren) to have a student-led tour of the building!

Kindergarten Specific Information

Kindergarten Screenings and Conferences:  Parents/Guardians of Kindergarten students will be receiving a letter with information and appointment times for parent-teacher conferences and student screenings for the week of August 28th – September 1st

 

Kindergarten Curriculum Night:  Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m.  Kindergarten parents are invited to New Eagle to learn about the Kindergarten curriculum, program, and teachers.

 

Kindergarten Meet and Greet with Teachers:  Friday, September 1st.

Morning Kindergarten:  9:30-10:00 a.m.

Afternoon Kindergarten:  2:15-2:45 p.m.

 

First Day of Kindergarten:  Tuesday, September 5th.  The morning Kindergarten session runs from 9:10 a.m. until 12:05 p.m. and afternoon Kindergarten begins at 12:50 p.m. and ends at 3:45 p.m.

 

23-24 Grade Level Teachers

Believe it or not, this is still subject to change if a few new students register (which they tend to do this time of year)!  We have excellent teaching candidates ready to hire if this were to happen prior to August 28.

 

Kindergarten: 1. Cheryl Hutchinson, 2. Ali Troy

 

First Grade: 1. Beth Adams, 2. Jackie Carlin, 3. Sarah Domenick, 4. Jennifer Healy

Second Grade: 1. Emily Arnot, 2. Ali Daly, 3. Karen Fletcher, 4. John Kardasis, 5. Megan Kissinger

Third Grade: 1. Samantha Johnson, 2. Sarah Kline, 3. Heather O’Connor, 4. Lori Tornetta

Fourth Grade: 1. Susan Fickert, 2. Dave Hyett, 3. Heather Lyford, 4. Joe O’Hara, 5. Heidi Powel

 

New Staff Members

Angela Grecia – Speech/Language Pathologist (Joining TESD after many years of experience as a contracted service provider of speech/language evaluations and therapy, including privately and in school settings).

 

Lisa Hochstetler – Additional Gifted Support Teacher (Shared with Beaumont Elementary).

 

Victoria Kirby – Special Education Teacher (Returning to New Eagle after a year and a half at T/E Middle School).

 

Marie McGuire – Math Specialist (Joining us from Valley Forge Middle School).

 

New Eagle PTO

New Eagle’s amazing Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sends a weekly email ‘blast,’ filled with important information and updates.  Please sign up for the PTO blast here.  Finally, if you can help in any way, our PTO offers many opportunities to volunteer and help.  Please find ways to be involved with the PTO here.

Please join us for the annual PTO Ice Cream Social (held outdoors) on Thursday, September 7th at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate an exciting new school year!

School Opening Calendar of Events

New Family Orientation (grades 1 through 4)             Friday, August 25, 10:00 a.m.

First Student Day (grades 1 through 4)                      Monday, August 28

Kindergarten Screenings/Parent Conferences             August 28 – September 1

Kindergarten Curriculum Night                                  Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.

Morning Kindergarten Meet & Greet                           Friday, September 1, 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon Kindergarten Meet & Greet                         Friday, September 1, 2:00 p.m.

No School – Labor Day                                               Monday, September 4

First Kindergarten Student Day                                  Tuesday, September 5

Ice Cream Social (on Back Playground)                                  Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Grades 3 & 4 Curriculum Night                                  Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

No School – Rosh Hashanah                                       Friday, September 15

Grades 1 & 2 Curriculum Night                                             Thursday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.

New Eagle Spirit Day                                                  Friday, September 22

No School – Yom Kippur                                             Monday, September 25

Individual Student Picture Day                                              Wednesday, September 27

Student Health

Screenings  Thursday, Sept. 28 & Friday, Sept. 29

 

The Calendar Link at the top of the New Eagle webpage is a useful tool to keep track of events.

 

School Supplies Ordered Through PTO

Unfortunately, we were informed by the Schoolkidz company that the supply kits we were supposed to receive this week are delayed in transit.  If you pre-ordered school supplies, we will inform you immediately when they arrive.  Our teachers are aware and will be very flexible as we start the year.

 

Our staff is eager to begin working with your children this school year!  Never hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything I can do to support you or your children.

Enthusiastically,

Andy

Andrew C. Phillips, Ed.D.

Principal

New Eagle Elementary School

507 Pugh Road

Wayne, PA  19087

610-240-1550

PhillipsAndy@tesd.net