Knapp eNewsletter

March 1, 2015

Most Important News...

Candyland Math Night

(If nothing else, read this part.)

Spring Pictures  SAY CHEESE!! Thursday, March 5th is picture day. No order forms to complete, every student is photographed. Pictures will be sent home at a later date for you to view and decide if you would like to purchase or return them.

We still need 1 volunteer for each 2 hour shift. Contact Laurie Spencer at if interested.

Lip Sync The next practice is on March 12th and the BIG SHOW is on March 20th!

HELP NEEDED: We are looking for a parent to oversee stage setup after school on March 20th and another parent to videotape the show the night of. Please contact Gwen Pescatore at this week if interested.

End of Marking Period Friday, March 6th.

Volunteer Mandatory Background Checks: Complete information from North Penn School District can be found here (along with links to comlete your background checks):

  • Anyone who has been raptored and has volunteered in the last 12 months is set until July 1, 2015. If you have not volunteered, or it is after July 1st, you need to complete your background checks and submit paperwork to the district before you can volunteer.
Student Council at the February Home & School Meeting

Home and School...

JoEllen McCarthy shared many book suggestions with our students and families at our meeting last week. You can find some of the resources she shared here:


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 will not throw you to the sharks. We are here to support each other in our positions. Please, consider volunteering to be a part of the board. Our goal is to always have someone from each community and grade represented on our team. Submit your name on the "I wish..." form or add it to the nomination form when it comes out.


It is cold outside...please send students to school with coats, hats and mittens/gloves.

Please drive slowly and watch for children when entering and exiting the school...especially during drop-off and pick-up when so many kids are walking.

Save the Date...

Coming up:

March 5: National School Breakfast Day

March 5: Spring Pictures

March 12: Lip Sync Rehearsal

March 14: Super Saturday

March 20: Lip Sync

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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Contact Information:

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

Principal, Mrs Mann's Email

Home & School (Gwen Pescatore):

Search Staff Directory:

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