This week’s A lunch menu:

Monday, May 23rd–Pizza

Tuesday, May 24th–Cheeseburger

Wednesday, May 25th–Popcorn Chicken

Thursday, May 26th–Brunch Variety

Friday, May 27th–Pizza Sticks

A Lunches This Week May 9- May 13

May 2, 2022

Monday, May 9–French Toast

Tuesday, May 10–Pasta

Wednesday, May 11–Meatloaf

Thursday, May 12–Chicken Nuggets

Friday, May 13–Pizza

A Lunches This Week May 2- May 6

Monday, May 2–Hot Dogs

Tuesday, May 3–Popcorn Chicken & Dinner roll

Wednesday, May 4–Brunch for Lunch

Thursday, May 5–Cheeseburger & Chips

Friday, May 6th–Pizza Sticks

Spring Book Fair

Our spring book fair is just around the corner. If you are able to help, please sign up to help students shop!

Eshleman Spring Book Fair 2022Calling all book fair shopping assistants!   If you have your clearances submitted with the district and are available to help students shop for books we want you! We need a few adults to help the students as they shop to count money and help them select age appropriate books from our Scholastic Book Fair. We have slots during the school day and some slot during our evening Dance party / Art Walk event. Thanks in advance for helping our Eshleman students

Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello Eshleman families,
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming… May 2-6. It’s going to be a busy one with PSSAs and it’s been another year for the books, let’s show our teachers and staff some love!!
Monday- Donuts and coffee (PTO provided)Wednesday- SNACKS (see Sign Up Genius link, items can be dropped off in the office by Tuesday, May 3)Friday- Grand Central Bagels (PTO provided)
Everyday- notes/words of appreciation, acts of kindness, however else your family wants to show gratitude 🙂

No School – Vacation Days

There is no school Thursday, April 14 thru Monday, April 18 due to spring break.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 19th.

Dress code reminder

Today’s weather surely does not make us think shorts or Spring weather, but after reading the reminder about dress code from the high school, I wanted to make sure that our parents and guardians were aware of our expectations to help reinforce the appropriate dress for school.

Dress Code- The school board dress and groom policy is attached below:

Some reminders pulled from the board policy that are some reminders we are focusing on at the elementary level right now:

  • No hats and hoods during the school day
  • No clothing that exposes student’s midriff or underwear, tank tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, see-through clothing
  • No shorts, skirts, or dresses cut above mid-thigh

Three weeks until the PSSAs begin

With only three weeks until the PSSA testing begins for grades 3-8 and 11, we wanted to be sure to share important information with our families. Please contact your building administrator if you have any questions.

Click to access PMSD-Parent-Letter-for-Sapphire_Blogs.pdf

2021 PSSA Results

By now, the Spring 2021 PSSA Assessment Results have been uploaded to each student’s individual Sapphire account.  You should be able to access your child’s report through the parent portal; if you have difficulty, please contact the principal for assistance.  Here is an accompanying letter from PA Secretary of Education, Noe Ortega. Message-from-Secretary-of-Education-for-Parent-LettersDownload

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides schools with reports on individual student performance by Reporting Category and Assessment Anchor. Assessment Anchors represent categories of subject matter (skills and concepts) that anchor the content of the PSSA. For the ELA PSSA, there are four Assessment Anchors that are the same across Grades 3-8: Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Vocabulary, and Language. Grades 4-8 have one additional Assessment Anchor: Text Dependent Analysis.

For the Math PSSA, the Assessment Anchors differ by grade-band. For Grades 3-5, the Assessment Anchors are: Numbers & Operations in Base Ten, Fractions, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Geometry, and Measurement & Data. For Grades 6-7, the Assessment Anchors are: The Number System, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, Expressions & Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. For 8th grade, the Assessment Anchors are: The Number System, Functions, Expressions & Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. 

For the Science PSSA, the Assessment Anchors are the same for both 4th grade and 8th grade. There are several Assessment Anchors, which can be grouped more neatly into the following Reporting Categories: The Nature of Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Earth & Space Sciences.

Students receive a raw score, a scale score and a performance level rating (Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced) that is associated with a specific scale score range. The scale score associated with each performance tier differs by grade-level and subject area. For a deeper breakdown, you can consult the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Performance Level Descriptors and Cut Scores.