Worrall Elementary School News

Annual Sing-a-long with Holly Holiday


Marple Newtown School District Special Meeting and School Board Vacancy

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet in a Special Meeting Monday, December 4, 2017, immediately following the reorganization and regular meetings scheduled at 7:30 pm, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Ms. Stavroula Kotrotsios.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073, fax to 610.723.3340, or email to boardvacancy@mnsd.org by 9:00 AM Monday, December 4, 2017.


Joseph Driscoll
School Board Secretary

Marple Township Tree Lighting This Saturday!

Please click here for more information about the 15th Annual Marple Township Tree Lighting.

MNHS Football Game

Please come out and support our Marple Newtown Football Team tonight at Crozer Keystone Stadium @ Marple Newtown as our Tigers face off against The Oxford Hornets in the 1st Round of the District One 5A Bracket at 7pm! 

Paxon Hollow Principal, Dr. Kane Receives Recognition from The Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association

At a School Board meeting on October 24, 2017, Mr. Dennis Murphy from the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association presented Dr. Kane with a certificate representing her service to Delaware County Veterans. Over the years, in her role as teacher, assistant principal, and now principal at Paxon Hollow, Dr. Kane spear-headed a variety of service projects and recognition efforts to support our veterans. Her current project involves The Paws Healing Heroes Program which was established in 2016 by The Griffin Gives Foundation.  The mission of Paws Healing Heroes is to raise money, through community events and donations and provide service dogs, primarily those in shelters, to Veterans in need. What a terrific way to support our veterans and help our dogs in making their way out of shelters! 

Congratulations, Dr. Kane!

School Board President Kathryn Chandless receives recognition from PSBA

At a School Board meeting on October 24, 2017, Mrs. Chandless received recognition from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association for her eight years of service to the Marple Newtown School Board. She was presented with a certificate adding her to the PSBA "Honor Roll of School Board Service." The Honor Roll Program is PSBA's way of saying thank you to those individuals who exemplify statesmanship by giving unselfishly of their time and talents for the future benefit of public education. 

Congratulations, Mrs. Chandless! 

Philadelphia Inquirer sits down with Anthony Paoletti and Dash Dulgerian

Philadelphia Inquirer sits down with Anthony Paoletti and Dash Dulgerian to discuss offensive approach and play development.


Congratulations to Worrall Elementary School and Loomis Elementary School!

Worrall Elementary School is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished School Award in the area of High Achievement. Loomis Elementary School is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished School Award in the area of High Progress. Both schools will be honored at the 2018 Improving School Performance Conference in Pittsburgh in January. Congratulations! 


Marple Newtown School District  will be hosting Bandarama on Saturday October 14, 2017.  Click here for more information.

Please Note Change of Date for 2018 Commencement

Please mark your calendars for the change of date for the Marple Newtown High School 2018 Commencement Event. Commencement exercises will take place on June 15, 2018 not June 12, 2018 at Neumann University.  


The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors is rescheduling the Budget and Finance meeting from Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA.  The Facilities and Transportation meeting will take place immediately following the Budget and Finance meeting.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Culbertson Pumpkin Festival

Culbertson's Pumpkin Festival in on October 14th!  Click here for Information


On Tuesday afternoon (09.26.17), our District’s 9th grade boys soccer team played an away match against Conestoga High School.   One of our students on this team wears religious headwear in observation of his Sikh faith.


Early in the match, the PIAA referee assigned by PIAA to officiate the match informed our student that he was not permitted to wear his headwear while playing. 


Our team’s soccer coach, Mike Snow, responded to the referee that our student wore his headwear for religious purposes.


Nevertheless, the referee indicated that our student needed to remove his headwear, and if he refused to do so, our student would not be permitted to play in the match.   


Coach Snow vociferously objected to the referee’s ruling regarding our student’s headwear.  Despite Coach Snow’s strenuous advocacy for the right of our student to appropriately wear religious headwear, the referee did not reverse his ruling. Therefore, our student was relegated to the sidelines for the match.


Coach Snow immediately telephoned Athletic Director Chris Gicking to alert him to this issue.  AD Gicking immediately and strenuously advocated for our student, including with his contact at PIAA, in an effort to permit our student to play in this match.  AD Gicking also communicated with the opposing team’s athletic director and his assistant, who joined with our District in strong agreement that our student should be permitted to play in the match while wearing his religious headwear.  Unfortunately, AD Gicking’s efforts were to no avail, and therefore our student remained relegated to the sidelines for the remainder of the match.

Autism Speaks Walk

We invite all district students, staff, families and friends to join us as Tigers Team Up for autism at Philadelphia’s annual Autism Speaks Walk. Our team has included over 100 participants and is one of the top fundraising teams each year! Join us as we show our TIGER PRIDE and hope to top those numbers at this year's Walk!


For more information, order forms, and Uno's vouchers, please click here!

Parent RIGHT TO KNOW Information

See the attached information regarding requesting information about our Title 1 programming (click here)

Welcome Back from the Food Services Department

Please click here to read a message from the Food Services department.

A Message from The Marple Newtown Transportation Department

August 25, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are writing to inform you that our transportation department is implementing a new, web-based, state-of-the-art transportation system, Trans Finder, for School Year 2017-2018. By this time, you should have received your students’ bus information.


Perhaps you’ve noticed changes from last year such as, bus stop location, bus number, driver, etc. These changes are to be expected as a result of our new, more efficient system.


Should you find that the information you received in incorrect (for example, transporting to wrong school), please call the Transportation Office at 610-359-4299. The transportation staff members will either handle your situation within 24 hours or will ask you to email a Request for Review to kkane@mnsd.org. Please put REQUEST FOR REVIEW in the subject line of your email.  Requests for Review will be settled within the first two weeks of school.


Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we open our new school year with Trans Finder.


Mr. Mike Dumin, Director of Operations

Mrs. Debra Hawley, Supervisor of Transportation




New Food Practices

Supply Lists 2017-18 (Kindergarten through 5th Grade)
CHIP Health Coverage


A Message from Dr. Cary- Death of Andrew Shelly

Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,


It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you of the tragic death of Andrew Shelly, Marple Newtown graduate Class of 2015, who was killed in a car accident on August 12. Andrew’s death touches so many in our community and we want to extend our support and condolences to all who are grieving.


Counseling services are available for students and staff at our high school at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 14, 2017. We will honor Andrew with a moment of silence at the beginning of the school year at our high school.


We cherish each one of our students and graduates and are deeply saddened by this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are offered to the Shelly family; Michael (a senior), Amanda, and Andrew’s parents, Melissa and Mike. 




Support the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band

​Support the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band at their UNO's fundraiser on Monday, August 14!  The fundraiser will run all day; when you eat please show your server the attached voucher and a portion of your check will automatically go to support the band! Help the Marple Newtown High School Tiger Band start this school year on a high note!  Thanks for your support!

Click here for the voucher

Website Navigation


Students, Parents, and Employees,

Welcome to our newly designed website. Please scroll down to the bottom of this home page to find the special resources sections. You will see Employee Resources, Student Resources, and Parent Resources. Click on the photo in the section you want and content will load that is pertinent to your interest.


The familiar section called Quick Links can be found at the top of this page, above the header photo, and to the right.


Wherever you find an arrow to the right of a header that means you can click on the arrow to access a drop down menu with additional content.


A Message from Dr. Cary

New Website Design- Thanks to our Ad Hoc Committee

An ad hoc committee was formed this past spring to assist in the re-design of our website.  I extend many thanks to the following people who helped with the project:

Parents: Kelly Lauer, Colleen Smith, Mary Ann Schiller, Paul Tocci

Teacher: Liz Mongan  

School Administrators: Christine White, Jim Wigo

District Administrators: Chris Lee, Mike Larkin 

We hope you like our new design and find the site to be more user-friendly than before.

Web content management is an ongoing process. We will continue to work to ensure up-to-date and relevant content.

Thank you, 

Dr. Cary


New PA Immunization Regulations as of August 1, 2017

Parents will have a much shorter time to provide proof of immunization due to these new regulations.  Previously, families had 8 months to provide proof of immunization to the school.  The regulations require most proof of immunization to be provided on or before the first day of school or risk their child’s exclusion from school.  The goal is to ensure that children in school are adequately protected from preventable diseases.

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday AND at least 6 months after previous dose
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

7th grade ADDITIONAL requirements:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 1 dose meningococcal vaccine (MCV)

12th grade ADDITIONAL requirements:

  • 2nd dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)  If the first dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

Exemptions to school law for immunizations:

  • Medical reasons
  • Religious beliefs
  • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction

If a child is exempt, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak/health emergency

Additional information regarding immunization requirements may be found by visiting the PA Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.

MNHS Class of 2017 Commencement
Calling all Marple Newtown School District Students, Families, and Employees!


Calling all Marple Newtown School District Students, Families, and Employees!


Marple Newtown 4th of July Parade 2017

It’s time to celebrate the 4th of July in Marple Newtown and we want you all there to walk with us and show our Tiger Pride!!!

Marple Newtown Baseball Playoff Game

The Marple Newtown Baseball Playoff Game today, Tuesday June 6th, will be held at Methacton High School field at 4pm!

Playoff Baseball Game Rescheduled

The Playoff Baseball Game at Neumann College hase been postponed until Tuesday at 4PM.

Lauren Holt Awarded The McCabe Full Scholarship to Swarthmore College!

Lauren Holt


Marple Newtown Baseball Team in District Title Game

The Marple Newtown High School Baseball team is playing against Springfield in the District Title Game this Tuesday May 30th at 4PM at Immaculata University.  Please come out and support the team!


District Wide Concert in the Park

Please click here to learn more about the "Concert in the Park."

Meet the Instruments

The 2nd annual MNSD Elementary “Meet the Instruments” night will be Wed., May 31st from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Russell School. This is a great opportunity for 3rd & 4th grade parents and students to test drive various musical instruments to determine which instrument they might like to learn in the 2017-18 school year. Contact lmongan@mnsd.org if you have questions.

"Meet the Instrument" Night

Instrument Night


Bike to School Day


Click HERE to access the 2017-18 Summer Reading Lists

Big Brother Big Sister Donation Drive Worrall Donation Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters last week.

We collected 2,000 lbs. (a ton!) of items and earned $350 for our school.

Great job Worrall!!



The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of acting on facilities projects and any other business that comes before the board. The public is encouraged to attend.

Russell Rocks the PSSA 2017

Worrall Bookaneers Win Blue Ribbon at 2017 Reading Olympics

Congratulations Worrall Bookaneers!!

Marple Newtown High School Digital Collections

The Marple Newtown School District has teamed with the Pennsylvania State Library and the Internet Archive to digitize Marple Newtown High School’s extensive collection of yearbooks and historic documents. The district’s new Digital Collections page will allow all members of the school community to learn more about the high school’s rich history. The MNHS Library currently has one copy of every yearbook, but we encourage donations of any other MNHS related documents, pamphlets, programs, newspapers, magazines or books from personal collections. Please contact Michael Karpyn at mkarpyn@mnsd.org or Jackie Pino at jpino@mnsd.org if you would like to make a donation.

The Digital Collection is located on the District and High School web sites or by clicking here

Kirsten Lipsky Receives Scholarship by The Delaware Valley Engineers

On Tuesday March 28th 2017, The Marple Newtown School Board will recognize fellow Marple Newtown High School student Kirsten Lipsky for being a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship by The Delaware Valley Engineers. To be considered for the scholarship, Kirsten had to submit her academic information as well as write an essay that was reviewed by The Delaware Valley Engineers Scholarship Committee. After being notified that she would be one of three  recipients, a dinner was held in Philadelphia at Dave & Buster’s, where Kirsten was honored and presented with a $1,000 check in front of her peers and over 100 members of the local engineering community. Kirsten plans on attending college in the fall and has already received acceptance letters from The University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University’s Honors Program and is waiting to hear from Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon.

Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements

Please click here to read more about that Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements going into effect August 1st, 2017.  

DCIU Resource Fair & Family Fun Night

Please click here to read more about the DCIU Resource Fair & Family Fun Night.

MNSD, MNHS, and PHMS Two Hour Delay; Elementary Schools Closed 3/15/2017

Due to inclement weather the Marple Newtown School District, Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Wednesday March 15th.  There is no school for elementary students. However, elementary teachers will report with the two-hour delay. Elementary conferences will be held as scheduled.   Please note, media sources such as news stations will report a two hour delay for the entire district, however, there will be no school for elementary students but elementary teachers will report with a two-hour delay.

MNSD Committee Meetings Rescheduled

The Budget & Finance and Facilities & Transportation Committee Meetings scheduled for Tuesday March 14th have been rescheduled for Monday March 20th starting with Budget & Finance Committee Meeting at 6:30PM.  The Facilities & Transportation Committee Meeting will follow immediately after the Budget & Finance Committee Meeting.  

MNSD Closure - 03/14/2017

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed tomorrow Tuesday March 14th, 2017.  All events and activities scheduled for Tuesday March 14th are cancelled.  

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is scheduled for this evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at our elementary schools.  We will monitor weather predictions this afternoon to determine if rescheduling is warranted. 

Please check our website and Twitter feeds for updates throughout the afternoon.  A final decision will be posted by 4:00 PM.

Thank You 

Give a Kid a Smile!

It's that time again! Give Kids a Smile Day returns Spring Break, April 10-14 2017. Children and youth throughout the Philadelphia region are invited to receive free dental care at dentist's offices in Delaware, Montgomery, & Philadelphia counties.  Please click here for more information

Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce County Championships

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania—On Wednesday, March 1, the Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce County Championships will be held at the Marple Newtown High School Gymnasium from 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm.  Twelve teams will be competing for the opportunity to travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania to compete for the State Championship! Marple Newtown is excited and honored to be hosting these matches and is working hard to produce a great event for the student athletes!


School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all NEW registrations for school year 2017-2018, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 20, 2017.  Please call 610-359-4260 to schedule an appointment...

MNSD Closure 2/9/2017

Please be advised, due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Thursday February 9th 2017.  All events and activities scheduled for Thursday February 9th  are cancelled.  


Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates: Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

Children who will be five years old on or before September 5, 2017, the first day of school, are eligible and should be registered at their neighborhood school...


The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for referendum exceptions in accordance with the provisions of Act 1 of 2006 as amended by Act 25 of 2011. The Marple Newtown School District’s Act 1 index for 2017-18 is 2.5%. If granted, the referendum exceptions will allow the Marple Newtown School District to increase taxes above the index without voter approval. The Pennsylvania Department of Education will determine whether or not the Marple Newtown School District’s exceptions will be granted.  On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception application.                                     

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator
School Board Secretary
Marple Newtown School District

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18 School Year

                 Worrall School Office

Monday, March 13th       6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 14th      9:30 am to 3:00 pm

(Child must turn 5 years old by the first day of school in September 2017)

Click here for detailed information.

MN Jazz Band Dinner Fundraiser
Experience Dyslexia, A Simulation

"Experience Dyslexia, A Simulation" on Wednesday, on Jan 25th from 5:00-7:30pm at the High School, Room A117. Open to all Marple Newtown parents.  Please click here for more information

Worrall's Annual PIZZA BINGO Night

Friday, January 20, 2017

Session 1— Kindergarten through 2nd grade 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Session 2— 3rd grade through 5th grade 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Click the here for more details and to register.


Internet Service Provider Maintenance

Our district’s internet service provider will be replacing network hardware at their location on Tuesday January 10th after 4:30PM.  During this time, access to the district’s website and email from outside the district will be unavailable.  Services should be restored by 9:30PM Tuesday January 10th.  Thank you for your patience and understanding while these changes are being made.