Knapp eNewsletter

January 5, 2015

Holiday Sing-A-Long 2014

Most Important News...

(If nothing else, read this part.)

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School! We hope you all spent time with your friends and family creating memories, exploring wonders and recharging your body and minds. NOW...lets jump into 2015!

Student Council Service Project now through February: Warmth for Winter!         See details HERE

Our next event....Snowball Dance Party for grades 4, 5 and 6 is January 16th at 7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering or donating snacks, please contact Theresa Palmer at

Just around the corner is the popular Math Night! Building on last year, on February 5th, our gymnasium will be transformed into Candyland! Look for a flyer and donation requests to come in the next week. Any questions, contact Mrs Sherman at

Flyers will go home this week about Lip Sync. It is open to all students in grades 4, 5 and 6. This is an event that requires helping hands leading up to the event and on the night of (March 6th). Please let Mrs Kravitz ( or Laurie Spencer ( know if you are interested and/or available. Volunteering opportunities include tasks that can be done from home.

Home and School...

In the coming months we will be planning our activities calendar, budget and accepting nominations for various Home and School board positions for the 2015-2016 school year. (It seems far away...but it will be here before we know it.)

FIRST...Is there an something we do not offer that you would like to see at Knapp? Do you have an idea on how to improve something we already do? We always welcome and are open to feedback and ideas...keep them coming! Submit at link below, email us, or talk to us in person.

SECOND...We are forever grateful for our families and staff for donating their time and energy. There is not one event or activity that would happen without your help. YOU are why our students have the opportunities that they do.

If you want to see an event happen next year, please consider signing up now to lead, co-lead or volunteer. Only activities with chairpersons will go on our calendar for next year. Board members are only asked to chair one event each year, so there are many open opportunities remaining.

FINALLY...Home and School Board nominations. The board is made up of families. Individuals that are just like you and I. They work. Have busy lives. Are interested in playing a part in making a difference for their child and others at Knapp. Are willing to give an hour of their time each month. They are not all from one circle of friends. Our home and school needs individuals (male and female) that represent our community. Individuals with students in various grades with a variety of learning styles, from various cultures and neighborhoods. It is what ensures that we are doing what is best for ALL students at Knapp.

We do not throw you to the sharks. We are there to support each other in our positions. So please, consider volunteering to be a part of the board. Submit your name on the "I wish..." form or add it to the nomination form when it comes out.


Whether you are a student, parent, teacher, or Knapp ES or in another building in North Penn School District, we are all part of one community. As we enter 2015, we want to remind everyone about the importance to respect one another, and both building and district policies. If you ever have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to speak with someone at Knapp. If they cannot help, they will be able to direct you to the next best person who can.

Main Office (Mrs Visby, Mrs Shaw or Mrs Mann): 215-368-2054

Principal, Mrs Mann's Email

Home & School (Gwen Pescatore):

Search Staff Directory:

Save the Date...

Coming up:

January 16: Snowball Dance at 7pm

January 19: No School

January 22: Dine out Night

January 23: Snow date for Snowball Dance

January 27: Home & School Meeting at 7pm featuring Knapp Student Council

March 6: Lip Sync at 7pm

A Window Into Class...

Sharing the learning at Knapp through pictures, tweets and  links.

Great things happen in the Knapp classrooms everyday. Here's a glimpse from last week.

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Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns...