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Summer Food Service Program

Click "Read More" below to view a flyer about the Summer Food Service Program in our area. 

Superintendent Search Update

Please click "Read More" below for an important update regarding the superintendent search.

Culbertson & Loomis Renovation Projects

Please click "Read More" to view an important letter from the Operations Department about the construction at the Culbertson and Loomis Elementary Schools. 

Important Message Regarding Transportation For the 2019-2020 School Year

Please click "Read More" below to view an important message regarding Marple Newtown School District transportation. 

Elementary Parent/Guardian Homework Survey

The District is reviewing its policy on homework at the elementary level and is interested in getting feedback from you!

In the link below is a survey as it pertains to homework. If you could please take a few minutes to fill out a separate survey for each of your elementary age children, it would be greatly appreciated.

MNSD Elementary Parent/Guardian Homework Survey 

We appreciate you taking the time to do the survey; your feedback will be valuable as we strive to meet the needs of our community.  Please respond by Friday, June 7.
 

Summer Reading Night at Barnes & Noble

Please consider visiting our local Barnes and Noble Bookstore, located in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center, on the dates below to pick up your child's summer reading selections! Please be sure to mention you are shopping for MN Summer Reading when you make your purchase! Our district will receive a percentage of all sales, which will be provided to our librarians so they may purchase additional titles based on student interest. Click "Read More" for dates and more details! 

NAMM Recognition MNSD Named one of the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education!


Marple Newtown School District was recently named one of the “2019 Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation.  This award recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education.  Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

Meet the Instruments Night

Attention, 3rd and 4th grade parents! Is your child thinking of playing a musical instrument next year? If so, you should stop by Meet the Instruments Night at Russell Elementary on May 29, 2019! Click "Read more" below for more details. 

Marple Newtown Parent Workshop Cancellation


Please be advised that the Role of Executive Function in Learning training on Monday, May 13th has been cancelled. Check back for more workshop announcements in the future! 
 

Join us for Marple Newtown's 1st Annual Family STEM Literacy Night!

Marple Newtown School District's first annual Family STEM Literacy Night will be held at Russell Elementary School on Monday, May 6th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Click "Read More" below for more information on this exciting event, and use the following link to RSVP: Family STEM Literacy Night

Give Kids a Smile - Free Dental Care for Children & Teens!

Click "Read More" below to learn how your children may be eligible for free dental treatments during Spring Break!

Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program is a a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children's social skills, and family life sills training program specifically designed for families. Click "Read more" below to learn about this valuable program. 

Snow Make Up Day Scheduled for March 18th

Please be advised that school will be in session on Monday, March 18, 2019.  Click "Read More" below to read a letter from the interim superintendent regarding the make up day.

MNSD Two Hour Delay 3/4/2019

Due to the inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be operating on a two hour delay tomorrow Monday March 4th.


Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:


AM Session:  11:00 to 12:45.
PM Session:    1:30 to 3:15.


The district will continue to monitor road conditions and notify the community and staff of any changes.

MNSD Closure 3/1/2019

Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Friday March 1st 2019.

 

The Mini Thon event is still being held tonight as scheduled.  High School students are to report to the High School at 2:45 p.m.

Making a Difference Awards Nominations

Please consider making a nomination for the Making a Difference Awards!  Students and adults cherish this special award, and it is a great honor! MNSD's own Paul Philiposian, from Russell Elementary, won last year for the difference he makes in the lives of students with ranging abilities. Please click "Read More" below to view the nomination form, and be sure to submit the nominations by  Thursday, February 28th at 5:00 PM!

Marple Newtown Parent Workshop

Mark your calendars for this upcoming Marple Newtown Parent Workshop:

  • Addressing Anxiety in Our Students on Tuesday, March 5th from 6-8PM at MNSD Admin Building, Room 205/206. To register for this session, contact Kelly Fager at kfager@dciu.org.

    Click "Read More" for more details. 
MNSD Closure 2/20/2019

Due to the impending winter storm, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday February 20th 2019.  All evening events and activities are cancelled for Wednesday February 20th 2019.

MNSD School Board Committee Meetings Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, all MNSD School Board committee meetings have been cancelled for this evening. 

MNSD School Board Committee Meetings cancelled

Due to inclement weather, all school board committee meetings have been cancelled for this evening. 

MNSD Closure 2/12/2019

Due to concerns regarding snow and freezing rain, the Marple Newtown School District and it's schools are closed today Tuesday February 12th, 2019.  All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled. 

MNSD Closure 2/11/2019

Due to declining road conditions, the Marple Newtown School District and it's schools are closed today Monday February 11th, 2019.  All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.

Grades 1-12 Online Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

**Online Registration for the 19/20 School year is now being implemented. Please click "READ MORE" for important details regarding registration for grades 1-12 and items you will need to bring to Mrs. Teri Werner in the Admin Building. 

Kindergarten Online Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

**Online Registration for the 19/20 School year is now being implemented. Please click "READ MORE" below for important details regarding kindergarten registration and items you will need to bring into the school. 

MNSD Two Hour Delay 1/18/2019

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are experiencing a two hour delay today Friday January 18th...

 

Loomis Pajama Donation

Inclement Weather Closings/Delays Processes & Procedures


As we prepare for the upcoming winter season, the district has put together some important information about school closures and delays due to inclement weather. Click "Read More" below for further detail. 
 

Parent University Nights Presentation

 

Recently, we welcomed our MNSD parents and guardians to join the curriculum supervisors and elementary principals for an informational session on the various curricular programs and assessments, as well as, highlight some of our recent district initiatives.

Click here to view the Power Point presentation from the Parent University Nights.

Pajama Program
Parent Meeting 11/14/18
2018 Pumpkin Festival Join us for the 2018 Pumpkin Festival at Culbertson Elementary!
Give Kids Sight Day is Saturday, November 17, 2018

Please click here to learn about this free event!

Tigers Team Up


All district students, staff, and families are invited to the annual Autism Speaks Walk in Philadelphia on October 20th.

Click below for more information

Walk Flyer

Uno Chicago Grill Fundraiser

T-Shirt Order Form

Marple Sports Arena Form

MNSD ELEMENTARY PARENT UNIVERSITY

Please click here to learn more about Elementary Parent University.

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION UPDATED 2:00PM

IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Updated @ 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 5

 

Dear MNSD Families,

 

We are continuing to work through a few outstanding issues with regard to the bus schedules, specifically, adjusting the arrival and drop-off times of each student.  However, due to the BMW Invitational Golf Tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, traffic detours and volume have imposed a significant burden on our ability to establish accurate drop-off times the first week of school.  While we have reached an agreement allowing our buses to access roads that are closed to the public, the issue remains that there is significant volume on surrounding roadways. This heavy traffic is causing our busses to be delayed as they commute from other schools and bus stops.  Unfortunately, we anticipate this situation will likely worsen when the tournament begins play on September 6...

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet in a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road and West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of voting upon Human Resource motions and of taking official action upon any and all other business that may come before the Board.  The Budget and Finance and Facilities and Transportation Committee Meetings will be immediately following the Special Meeting.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Pest Control Information

Please click here to read the district's Pest Control Information Sheet.

Aqua Construction

Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) will be replacing the existing 6-and 8-inch cast iron water mains on the following street(s) in Marple Township, Delaware County as part of our ongoing infrastructure improvement program...

News at MNSD

At the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on June 26, 2018, the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved the 2018-2019 General Operating Budget.  This budget included funds for enhancing the district safety and security initiatives with the creation of two  positions.  The new Director of School Safety will be a professionally trained individual who will strengthen district security systems and manage the district safety programs, as well as, security personnel.  This individual, along with the newly created police officer position, will provide an increased level of security presence and response to the existing security team.   The addition of these new personnel in the area of security  are the first of several steps being taken by the district to improve the overall safety of the school district... 

Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant as principal at Worrall Elementary School. Mrs. Sturdivant comes to us with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Widener University and is currently enrolled in a Doctorate program at St. Joseph’s University.

 

Currently, Mrs. Sturdivant serves as the principal at Reeceville Elementary in the Coatesville Area School District. Prior to her appointment at Reeceville, she was an Elementary Assistant Principal in the Phoenixville Area School District.

 

Again, please welcome Mrs. Stephanie Sturdivant to the Marple Newtown School District and we wish her much success in her new role as principal at Worrall Elementary School.

Supply Lists 18-19 School Year
Boys Baseball

The Boy’s Baseball Team will play tomorrow June 5th at 4pm at Neumann University in the 1st Rd of the state tournament vs. Boy’s Latin!

For GPS, use 1 Neumann Dr, Aston, PA 19014.  Ticket prices are $6 for Adults and $3 for students.  We hope to see you there!

COMMITTEE MEETING CHANGE OF DATES AND LOCATION

The Budget and Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled to Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The Facilities and Transportation Committee Meeting will begin immediately following the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting. 

 

The meeting location has also been changed to the High School Auditorium, 120 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA. 

 

Important topics will be presented and discussed, including the 2018-2019 Budget, elementary education specifications, future building renovations, elementary school enrollments, and the athletic fields project.

 

The public is encouraged to attend.

Summer Reading Lists 2018

Dear MNSD Families-

 

The purpose of summer reading this year is to promote student choice. In an effort to support our students’ development of critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, students must be given the opportunity to take ownership of their reading choices. There are suggested titles that provide choice, as well as, opportunity for exposure to interact with texts that will assist in developing their understanding, perspective, and appreciation for the people, places, and ideas that comprise their world. 

 

The MNHS link provides both required titles and the opportunity for choice. Please note that this list also contains titles for all content areas and the related assignments.

The PHMS links include the rubrics which will be used to score the summer reading assignments so students can use them as a guide for completion.

Click here to see the lists

Meet the Instrument Night

Meet the instrument

Bring your child to Russell Elementary School on Monday evening, June 4th, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, to learn about the different musical instruments available to current 3rd and 4th grade students for music lessons next year!

Field Renovation Options and Budgets

The Marple Newtown School Board was presented an update on the proposed fields renovation project at the June 19th CIT Committee Meeting.  To review the plans and budget, please click here.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Our Academic Calendar for School Year 2018-2019 is on the website (under the header ‘News, Events and Calendar’). It was recommended by district administration and approved last evening at the Regular Board Meeting.

 

You will notice that the calendar has 183 school days for all students K-12.  Our make-up days are listed in the lower left corner.  It is our intention to use these make-up days in the order listed on the calendar as school closures occur, barring any unanticipated considerations.

 

The district also has adopted a modified spring break schedule for next year.  After careful consideration, administration recommended this calendar version, which includes a shorter spring break and an earlier year end, because it has several benefits.  These benefits include allowing for more meaningful instructional time and more flexibility in scheduling of PSSA’s, with the goal of improving student achievement and reducing student stress relating to testing. 

 

For example, the calendar allows the district to utilize the days before and after Spring Break for testing, giving the students a rest between testing sessions, and therefore a less stressful testing schedule. Please note that the testing schedule is specific to the individual school as long as it falls within the window from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
 

2018-2019 District Academic Calendar

 

Dr. Carol Cary

Superintendent

An Important Message from Dr. Cary

Very recently, some information has appeared on social media concerning highly disturbing communications and on-line posts apparently made by a now-deceased resident of Hazelton, PA to randomly-targeted and innocent school students and their families throughout the United States, including two families within our District.  This now-deceased Hazelton resident has no other connection with our District.   

 

At the recommendation of the Executive Director of our Delaware County Intermediate Unit, we are sharing with you updated information that she received yesterday afternoon from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office....

MNSD Email Communications

The Marple Newtown School District employs multiple methods of technology to communicate with its students, families, and community members.  Email has proven to be a highly effective and efficient form of communication for the district however, it has come to our attention that not all our email communications have been received.  This is most likely due to the safeguards that your internet and or email provider has put into place specifically, Anti-SPAM filters. 

 

To ensure the proper and timely delivery of district email messages, we are asking that you “whitelist” or “allow” the mnsd.org domain and donotreply@mnsd.org email address in your email account.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter and helping us serve our community.

APPOINTMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

March 28, 2018

 

Dear Parents, Students, and Community,

 

Please join me in congratulating Mr. John Beltrante as the new principal of Marple Newtown High School effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Beltrante admirably served in this district for the past twenty-two years.

 

Mr. Beltrante is an educational leader who brings diverse experience to the position. First, he served as a teacher at the high school, then as disciplinarian until he moved to assistant principal at Paxon Hollow.  Following that he became assistant principal at the high school and after a successful tenure of five years, he was selected for the position of principal at Worrall Elementary school.

 

While at Worrall he received the Keystone Award for Academic Excellence, The Snag in the River Award, and The Title I Distinguished School Award. In 2013, he was part of the Governor’s Award for Marple Newtown High School.

 

Mr. Beltrante brings not only experience, but a Master’s in Education from Eastern College and a Principal Certification from Immaculata University.  He is very active in the community as a coach, mentor, and father of two sons, Bryce and Austin.

 

Congratulations to Mr. Beltrante

 

 

CC

Carol Cary, Ed. D.

Superintendent

CIT Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Committee Meeting has been cancelled for this evening, March 20th.

Message from Dr. Cary

March 19, 2018


Dear Parents and Students,

 

It will be spring in just a few days! The winter will soon be behind us and we can look forward to warmer days ahead. Over the last few months while I was recuperating, I heard of the many good things happening in the district and I was so pleased.

 

I’d like to thank the School Board, Mr. Joe Driscoll, the cabinet, administrators, teachers, and staff for their efforts during my absence.

 

I’d like to thank our students for making us proud each day. I was especially proud of our high school students on the day of the Walk for our Lives event.

 

I wish you a warm spring recess and joyful holidays.

Sincerely,


Dr. Carol Cary

 

FREE DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN & TEENS!

Please click here to learn more dental care for children and teens

Make-up Days during Spring Break

Dear Marple Newtown Families,


I know that this winter has been difficult for both families and school operations.


As we continue through the month of March, the district must reassess the academic calendar.  Meeting student instructional days is a priority. As indicated on the school calendar, days over spring break will be used for make-up days.


To meet the required 180 days of school set by the state, our schools will be in session on Monday, March 26, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018. If there are additional school closures, the district will reevaluate the school calendar at that time.


Having the additional days of instruction prior to the PSSA testing is a benefit for students.  We know that this change may effect prior plans for families.  If your child or children will be absent during those three days, please speak with your child’s principal.

 

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 

Regards,


Joseph Driscoll
Substitute Superintendent

Marple Newtown's HEADstrong Event!
Safety Information

Please click here to find an important message containing information about safety and security in the school district

2017 Keith Waldman Optimal Performance Associates NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.50 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

 

Seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction.  Over 850 student-athletes have received the Scholar of Distinction designation in 2017.

 

The Marple Newtown 2017 honorees are listed below.

 

Marple Newtown High School (Newtown Square, PA) (4) – Morgan Battista, Gia DeAngelis,  Melanie DeCecco, Kristen Rutecki

MNSD Closure February 7, 2018

Due to the declining road conditions and transportation concerns, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today, Wednesday February 7th, 2018.  All events and activities scheduled for today, Wednesday February 7th, 2018 are cancelled.

February 8, 2018 - District Closing

Due to the significant impact the parade in Philadelphia is anticipated to have on our region, the Marple Newtown School District will be closed Thursday, February 8, 2018. We have made this decision after careful consideration, as we believe that this event will have a substantial effect on our normal daily operations.

Currently, there is no change to our school calendar. However, any additional closings in the future due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, could require a change to the calendar.

Thank you.

News Release Grades 1-12 Registration

School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all NEW registrations for school year 2018-2019, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 19, 2018.  Please call 610-359-4260 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are only scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9AM to 12 PM.  Registration information and blank forms are available at www.mnsd.net click on the “Parent Resources” picture on the bottom of screen for Student Registration . 

The Flu: A Parents Guide
Potter Cup 2017

Congratulations to Haverford Middle School for winning the Potter Cup this year. This coordinated event takes countless hours of planning and coordination. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Potter Cup Committee, faculty, students, athletes, and all the volunteers that helped make this year’s event so successful. This year’s total of $38,000 was raised for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which is the true winner of the event.  This brings our grand total to over $478,000!

Marple Newtown Ranks #17 in PA for Sports!

Please click here to read the entire article

Marple Newtown in the News

Administration: Just recently, Marple Newtown School District Business Manager, Mr. Joe Driscoll, was named as acting Superintendent and Mr. Stan Picara was named as acting high school principal.  School Board: Mr. John McKenzie was sworn in as a new school board director. Athletics: Our Cheerleaders finished 9th in the state…Both basketball teams are in playoff position…And Demetri Tsitsios,  Mike Hannig, and Matt Gray have all qualified for districts in swimming and diving. Operations: A makerspace has been completed in the Paxon Hollow Middle School library thanks to a donation from the PTO!

News Release - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

MNSD 2 Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Wednesday January 17th.  

 

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:


AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM 
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

MNSD Two Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Tuesday January 9th.  

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:

AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM 
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

MNSD Early Dismissal

Due to the impending inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be dismissing its students and staff beginning at 11AM starting with the Marple Newtown High School, followed by Paxon Hollow Middle School and then the Elementary schools.  There will be no PM Kindergarten today.  

All events and activities scheduled for this evening are cancelled.  

MNSD Closure 1/5/18

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed Friday January 5th 2018. All events and activities scheduled for Friday January 5th 2018 are cancelled

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.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/marple-newtown-anthony-paoletti-football-quarterback-university-of-delaware-high-school-20171031.html?mobi=true

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! 

Bandarama

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.  

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD CHANGE OF MEETING DATE

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

9/29/2017 UPDATE REGARDING 9th GRADE BOYS SOCCER PLAYER’S RIGHT TO WEAR APPROPRIATE RELIGIOUS HEADWEAR

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!

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

 

 

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

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Website Navigation

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!

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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!!!

Loomis Elementary 2017-18 Supply Lists
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!

2017MNBaseball

MNSD Elementary & 6th Grade Summer Reading Lists
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 Instruments

Meet the Instruments

Bring your child to Russell Elementary School

Wednesday evening, May 31st, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Learn about the different musical instruments available

to current 3rd and 4th grade students for music lessons next year!

Loomis Student Calendar & Events

Please review the calendar for daily events and after school activities. 

 

Calendar: 

June 2017

 

Event Highlights: (See Calendar above for complete list of events this month.)

6/01 FINAL School Store at Lunch

6/08 Talent Show 7:15 PM

6/14 1st Grade Flag Day Show 2:00 PM

6/16 5th Grade Graduation 9:30 AM

6/16 5th Grade Party 3:00 - 5:00 PM

6/19 Kindergarten Graduation 9:30 AM

6/19 NOON Dismissal

6/20 Kindergarten Picnic

6/20 NOON Dismissal - Last Day of School!

 

 

 

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING

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

The PSSAs are coming and Loomis students are ready!

ROAR

                                            

 

               3rd, 4th and 5th Grade                                                4th Grade

                 PSSA English Language Arts                                      PSSA Science

                   April 3 - April 7                                                              May 1 - May 5

 

                 PSSA Math

                   April 24 - April 28

 

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!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - GRADES 1-12 REGISTRATION

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.  

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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...

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

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.  

Shop the Holiday Shop tonight and this week til Thursday!

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Students can visit the Holiday Shop tonight in the cafeteria and Tuesday thru Thursday as scheduled per classroom.

14th Annual Marple Township Tree Lighting

It's time for the 14th annual Marple Township Tree Lighting.  Please click here for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Message from Dr. Cary


Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,


On behalf of all District personnel, I wish you a joyful, peaceful, and wonderful Thanksgiving shared with those you love. We are thankful for the students and families who give their best to make Marple Newtown School District an outstanding place to work and learn.


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Congratulations Dianne Blickle - Teacher of the Year

MNHS Marching Band Cavalcade of Bands Champion Congratulations Marple Newtown High School Marching Band!

The Marple Newtown High School Marching Band are Cavalcade of Bands, Yankee Open Class Champions 3 YEARS IN A ROW - 2014, 2015 and 2016! This year, they had an undefeated season and high score of 97.2! They earned: High Score! High Percussion! High Color Guard! High Overall Effect!

CONGRATULATIONS MNHS MARCHING BAND!!

Loomis Spirit Wear Available Now!

Available online now! Order your Loomis Spirit Wear. Orders can be placed November 9th thru November 25th. They will be delivered to school at the beginning of December. 

Bookaneer Book Fair!

Students can purchase books during their library class the week of November 14.

Loomis Pajama Drive Until November 18

Loomis is collecting pajamas and children's books for its annual Pajama Drive.

 

Open Enrollment: The Perfect Time to Remind Parents about CHIP!

It’s that time of year again—Open Enrollment—and Pennsylvanians everywhere are exploring their best options for health insurance. Make sure your community does not forget about Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)...

Click here to read more

Loomis Students Vote for President

 

And the results for the populace vote are...

CBS Philly comes to Marple Newtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBS Philly comes to Marple Newtown to preview Friday nights football game at Marple Newtown at 7pm between the Marple Newtown Tigers and the Upper Moreland Golden Bears.

In this photo from Left to Right are: WR Cameron Mathes and QB Anthony Paoletti being interviewed.  

Adult Life Transition after School

Join us for a discussion on transitioning young adults with disabilities to life after school.  Panel of Presenters include representatives from OID, OVR, Creative Financial Group & more.

Please click here for more informattion.

MN Tiger Rally Day following Loomis Walk-a-thon

SPP Scores Released Today

Dear Parents/Guardians/Community Stakeholders,

Today, October 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released the 2016 School Performance Profiles (SPP). With the exception of our high school, our schools did not have an SPP score last year. 

This year, 2016, reflects the first SPP scores of students using the rigorous PA Core Standards. The SPP uses a formula that is heavily dependent on standardized test scores. Pennsylvania aligned its standardized testing system to the more rigorous PA Core Standards and while the performance is still in transition, it is trending in the right direction.

Our schools remain strong in academic achievement and by next year we expect the achievement to be more fully apparent when tied to the SPP score. SPP scores can be viewed by visiting http://paschoolperformance.org/. Please contact your child’s principal if you wish further information about the SPP.

Thank you,
Dr. Cary

Back to School Night Entertainment

Important Message From Dr. Cary

To the Parents/Guardians of Marple Newtown School District Students

Our district administrators became aware of an alleged “creepy clown” incident that may have taken place during the football game on Friday, October 7th. The Newtown Township police who were on site for the game were made aware of the concern at that time. We have no knowledge about the identity of any alleged perpetrator. If you have any information about this alleged incident, please immediately report it to the Newtown Township Police Department.
 
Because the safety and security of our school community are of paramount concern, we ask that our parents and guardians partner with us in assuring that our students clearly understand that our District does not tolerate incidents of this kind.  They are not funny pranks. Instead, they can terrorize our children and expose the perpetrators themselves to the risk of serious harm.  Our District will hold any student perpetrator within our jurisdiction properly accountable in accordance with this serious level of infraction.    

Telephone Outage

Our telephone service provider experienced a nationwide outage that resulted in the district's telephones not being responsive.  Service has been restored as of 11:59AM today, October 4th.  We are monitoring the issue to make sure that it is stable and remains up and running.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

47th Annual Bandarama

Please Note our New Link to District and School Calendars

Please notice that the web section called “Upcoming Events” has been replaced with “Quick Links.”

Under “Quick Links,” you will see a link entitled “Calendar of Events.” Open “Calendar of Events” in order to view events/activities happening across the district or at your own student’s school. Use the filter menu to select the school you want to view.

You can also see “Calendar of Events” and “Academic Calendar” using the header across the top of the webpage. Click on “District Calendar” on the header and you will see the drop down choices for our calendars.

Those who wish to request use of our facilities will find “Welcome Guest! Log in to Request Facility Use” at the top right-hand corner of the “Calendar of Events” page.

Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised, the Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee Meeting scheduled for tonight September 20th, 2016 at 7:30PM has been cancelled.

BEST PLACE TO TEACH

Niche.com has ranked Marple Newtown School District as the best Delaware County School District in which to teach, and the sixth best in all of Pennsylvania.

According to Niche.com, its ranking takes into account a public school district’s academic programs, safety and resources, and data about teacher experience, work attendance and salary. According to Niche.com, a “high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers who are offered excellent support and compensation."

For more information, please go to https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-school-districts/best-places-to-teach/s/pennsylvania.

Submitted by:
Dr. Carol Cary
Superintendent
Marple Newtown School District
ccary@mnsd.org

Fire Alarm This Morning - September 19

ISSUE CONCERNING SOME PSSA RESULTS
Loomis Back to School Night

Join us for Back to School Night! 

Agenda now published (click 'Read more').

 

Give Kids Sight Day

We are excited to announce that Give Kids Sight Day returns on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Children from around the Philadelphia region (17 years and under) are invited to receive free eye care and eyeglasses. Please help us spread the word!

This free event takes place from 8:30am – 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall. The event is open to all children from Philadelphia and surrounding counties, and is geared towards kids who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year. No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome.

Walk-ins only, no appointment is needed! We do suggest families arrive early. All other info is on the attached flyer. Please help us spread the word by sharing with families in your community, or passing along to colleagues, partnering organizations, school nurses, classrooms, businesses and other interested parties. You can also print the flyer and put it on community bulletin boards, store windows and other key spots.

This flyer is now translated into Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, French, and Khmer, and available for download at www.pccy.org/sightday

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter for up to date events and news as well as emergency information such as school closures and delays.  @MarpleNewtownSD

Welcome back!

 

Thank you PTO for the warm welcome back to Loomis. 

Superintendent’s Welcome Back Message to Students and Parents

Dear Students and Parents,

As we begin School Year 2016-2017, we share our K-12 vision for a district united by its mascot, colors, vision, and community spirit. We mark this new school year by all schools using the tiger mascot and all schools using the district colors of orange and black (with white and grey as accent colors). While we know each school has its own culture and unique tradition, and we do not want to lose that, we also know that our students need to be part of a K-12 process that begins with students entering the district in kindergarten or first grade and staying with us through high school graduation...

SchoolCafe

Food Service is happy to share that we now have a NEW meal viewer/payment system called SchoolCafe.  This replaces PayPAMS.  Please note ALL STUDENT BALANCES have been transferred to SchoolCafe.  Please visit www.schoolcafe.com to register.  To learn more about this new system, please click here

Dr. Cary Encourages Participation in Fourth of July Parade

2016-17 School Supply Lists

Here are supply lists for the 2016/17 school year:

Kindergarten to 5th Grade Supply Lists

Message from Dr. Cary: Branding Initiative and District Vision
Home Run into Semifinals! Home Run into Semifinals!

Congratulations to the MNHS Baseball team! We won and are now in the State Semifinals. We play Plum Monday, June 13th, 2016, 4:30 pm at Greene Township Park in Scotland, PA

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students/senior citizens.

TIGER PRIDE!

Click here to view more photos!

Loomis Newsletter - May 2016 Loomis Newsletter - May 2016

See what Loomis students have been busy doing. Read the Loomis Leopard News on the Spot!

Meet the Instruments Night Meet the Instruments Night

Bring your child to Russell Elementary School on Thursday evening, June 9th, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, to learn about the different musical instruments available to current 3rd and 4th grade students for music lessons next year!

Please click here to view the flyer

Tiger Country Festival Cancelled.

It is with much dismay that I must inform you that yet again, due to the horrendous weather report this weekend, that we will be canceling The Tiger Country Festival on Sunday May 22nd at The Gauntlett Community Center...

Wilmington Blue Rocks Performance

The Wilmington Blue Rocks will have two 7 inning games today, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 due to last night's rain.  The first game will begin at 5:00pm and the second game will follow shortly after.  We will play before the second game so report time is still 6:00pm.  Please be aware that we may have to stand around a bit longer than originally anticipated as we wait for the first game to end.

Please feel free to wear warmer clothing UNDER your performance shirt.  

Statement from the Superintendent

Friday morning, May 6th, 2016, high school students found an empty bullet casing in the boys’ locker room at Marple Newtown High School. The students handed it to the teacher, and the teacher reported it to the administration. We contacted the police and immediately began working with the police department...

Concert in the Park, May 14, 2016

Concert in the Park is an event that highlights the band program at all Marple Newtown schools.  It is an enjoyable event to showcase our students' hard work throughout the year.  This is a great day to celebrate our children and support the band program at the same time.  Groups included are the instrumental music groups in the elementary and middle schools, and we will showcase our high school concert band, jazz band, drumline, and color guard in one HUGE evening.

Concert in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 14th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Marple Newtown High School Gym.  Please see the attached flyer, and thank you for your support!

2016 Elementary Schools Required Summer Reading List 2016 Elementary Schools Required Summer Reading List

Please click here to view the required 2016 Summer reading list.

Infinite Campus Issue

There has been intermittent issues with Infinite Campus Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 and today April 20th, 2016 resulting in slowness and the inability to log into the system.  We have been working with Campus support to resolve the issue and will be applying a software update at 6PM this evening and will reboot the server as well.  During the update, Campus will be unavailable for approximately one hour.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. 

Thank you,
Marple Newtow School District Technology Department
Phone:  610-359-4200  Ext. 7714

Spring into The ARTS at Marple Newtown Spring into The ARTS at Marple Newtown

Spring is the season for the Arts in Marple Newtown! Our young artists, musicians and their teachers have worked hard all year, and now is the time for them to showcase the results. Please join us for an evening (or two) of inspiring music and art brought to you by our own very talented students. Families, teachers, and friends are all invited to attend!

Click here to view the spring arts events at Marple Newtown.
Upcoming eventMonday, June 6th, 2016, 7:00pm - Choral Night at MNHS (Grades 4-12)

Message from Dr. Cary regarding PSSA/Keystone

Dear Parents,

This week begins our journey through the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). We begin with the PSSA and end with the Keystone Exams in May. The assessment was developed to reflect the PA Core Standards which were adopted in 2013. The PA Core Standards are more rigorous than those that had been previously adopted in Pennsylvania. The PA Core Standards challenge students to think deeply about their learning and require a level of knowledge and skill needed for students to be successful beyond the K-12 years.

Website Maintenance

Our web hosting provider will be performing their weekly planned maintenance on their servers Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 starting at 10PM. During this time, the district website and its schools will be unavailable.

Congratulations Beneshia Mathew

Marple Newtown High School junior, Beneshia Mathew, has been invited to represent MNHS to participate in the Chemistry Olympiad National Examination at LaSalle University on April 23, 2016.

More than 1,000 students sit for the 3-part National Exam each April. Coordinators nominate students for the National Exam based on the results of the Local Competitions.  No more than two students from any given school can compete in the National Exam.  The 20 top-scoring students are invited to attend a study camp to compete for a spot on the U.S. team.  Good luck Beneshia!

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The 2016-2017 school year calendar is available for viewing.

Click here to view the calendar.

March Bandness - Vote for MNHS's Drumline!

Marple Newtown High School's music program has a chance to win $2500.00 through 92.5 WXTU! Please open this link: http://925xtu.cbslocal.com/march-bandness/  and vote for Marple Newtown's Drumline.  Voting ends on April 7th.

Thank you for your support of Marple Newtown High School's music program!

MNHS Choir Fundraiser, Designer Bag Bingo

Come out and support the Marple Newtown High School Choir on April 22, 2016. A night of fun is guaranteed at Designer Bag Bingo! See the attached flyer for details.  Hope to see you there and thank you for your support!

MNHS Bocce Ball MNHS Bocce Ball

Congratulations to our Bocce Ball team on taking second place at States on March 18th, 2016!

Spring Recess

To Parents and Students

I wish you an enjoyable Spring Recess. I hope it is fun, safe, and relaxing.

We will all look forward to a strong finish when we return for the final stretch of the school year.


School resumes on Monday, March 28th.


Best,
Dr. Cary 

100 Years of Marple Newtown High School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please click here to see the attached flyer.

We are very excited to unveil our 100 Year Timeline with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 27th, 2016.

We hope you will attend and support the project.

Sincerely,

Carol A. Cary, Ed. D.
Superintendent

PTO Events and Fundraising PTO Events and Fundraising

Check out the updated PTO page for current fundraisers and events. Order forms and flyers are supplied in the Wednesday folders. 

Loomis PTO page.

 

Loomis Elementary "Caring Quilts" Loomis Elementary "Caring Quilts"

Loomis Elementary "Caring Quilts" begins each year when each classroom is given materials to design a 16 square quilt. Parent volunteers work with the children and classroom teachers to choose a theme and to decorate the quilt squares. Every child in the class participates in the process to make their masterpiece and then the quilt is sewn together by an adult volunteer. Loomis gathered for an assembly and the quilts were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This organization gives "wishes" to children who are ill and in need of some tender loving care. In addition, this year the children made a quilt in memory of their classmate, Michael Presser and presented it to his mom. 

The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid comes to MNPAC!  March 10, 11 and 12 beginning at 7:00 PM.  On Saturday, March 12, the cast will perform a matinee show at 2 PM. Tickets will be on sale early February for the show. See www.mnpac.net for more information. 

2 Hour Delay for all MNSD Schools Tuesday February 16th

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be operating on a two hour delay today Tuesday, February 16th.

Kindergarten students should follow this modified schedule for Tuesday February 16th:

AM Session:  11:00AM to 12:45PM
PM Session:  1:30PM to 3:15PM

 

SB880 Update

Thank you for supporting SB880. Governor Wolf has signed SB880 delaying the use of the Keystone Examinations as a graduation requirement through School Year 2018-2019. Details will be coming soon.

Important Information from Dr. Cary

Please click here to read an important message from Dr. Cary, Superintendent

(To view this link you will need Adobe Acrobat.  To download it for free, please click here)

Updated photo galleries Updated photo galleries

Check out our updated photo galleries to see why Loomis is a fun place to learn!

 

February 9th Committee Meetings Canceled

Due to inclement weather, the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting and the Facilities and Transportation Committee Meeting scheduled for February 9, 2016 are now canceled.

Thank you for your understanding.

MNSD Weather Conditions Update

Dear Parents and Students,

We will continue to monitor the weather conditions through the night and into tomorrow. At this time, we do not expect any weather-related announcements to be made tonight. If the morning presents a weather-related closure or delay, the decision will be made by 5:30 AM with announcements soon thereafter...

Russell Elementary Fun Fair Russell Elementary Fun Fair
Marple Newtown School District Supports Recycling

Here’s how!

  • Recycled materials are picked up at our schools in Marple by Marple Township and in Newtown by Newtown’s designated private hauler
  • Both townships send the recyclable materials to Blue Mountain Recycling located in North Wales, PA., where the materials are then sorted...
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

For more information, please click here.

Students Transferring From a Private Kindergarten

School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE and all new registrations for school year 2016-2017, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Mrs. Teri Werner starting Monday, March 28, 2016...

For more information, please click here

Two Hour Delay Friday 2/5/2016

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Friday February 5th....

Potter Cup raises over $400,000 for ALSF Potter Cup raises over $400,000 for ALSF

The friendly competition between Paxon Hollow and Haverford Middle Schools has raised over $400,000 in 12 years for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

MN participates in the PMEA District 12 Delco 5/6 Band Fest MN participates in the PMEA District 12 Delco 5/6 Band Fest

PMEA District 12 Delco 5/6 Band Fest was held on Tuesday, January 26th at Strath Haven Middle SchoolThe guest conductor was Dr. William Stowman, Co-Chair of Music at Messiah College.

Winter Storm Update: Information for Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Our schools will open on time Tuesday, January 26. We will continue to assess road conditions. Should we determine a delay is necessary, we we will notify you as early as possible in the morning...

MNSD Winter Storm Update

The district will close today, Friday, January 22, at 7:00 PM and remained closed through Sunday night, January 24.

District events/activities planned for this evening and tomorrow have been either canceled or modified...

Art Awards Presented to Loomis 4th Grade Winners

Fourth grade Loomis students received congratulatory certificates from Representative Adolph for their participation in an art contest and winners in each class were presented with award certificates. Artwork represented their favorite place in Pennsylvania and winners were chosen from each class. 

 

Winners standing left to right are…
Teo Ni, Nash Pettineo, Francheska Kocibelli, Fran Fusunyan, Noel Thompson, Victoria Salamon, Samantha Avellino, Joey Yukenavitch, Vincent Abatangelo, and Bailey Walton.

 

Message from Dr. Cary: Help Needed for SB 880

Please click here to read and important message from Dr. Carol Cary, Superintendent.

(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the link.  Do download free, please click here)

"Let's warm them up!" "Let's warm them up!"

Loomis Elementary School collected hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to benefit 650 children at John B. Kelly Elementary School in Philadelphia. 

Brunch with Beethoven - SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th from 9 to 1pm Brunch with Beethoven - SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th from 9 to 1pm

Due to the weather, the MNHS Orchestra Brunch with Beethoven was postponed until SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th from 9 to 1pm.

Marple Newtown High school orchestra presents Brunch with Beethoven a classical music & brunch event open for all!

When:    January 30, 2016
                9am-1pm

Where:  Marple Newtown HS cafeteria
$11.95 Adults & $7.95 Children (5 and under free)
Freshly made to order omelets, crepes, carved roast beef, sausage, bacon, pastries, bagels, coffee and more. Live classical music by the MNHS Orchestra

Raising Digital Kids

The district is presenting an informational session for parents on Raising Digital Kids.  Please click here for complete information regarding the presentation that will take place on January 27, 2016.

The Little Mermaid auditions on January 7th and 8th The Little Mermaid auditions on January 7th and 8th

The Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center will be holding auditions for the spring production of The Little Mermaid on January 7th and 8th. Information about auditioning is posted online at MNPAC.net.

MNSD First in Math Million Problem Challenge

As we enter our Winter Break, we ask that you encourage your child to participate in the MNSD First in Math Million Problem Challenge...

Message from Dr. Cary

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators...

Glory Days at MNHS!
Winter Concerts at the Performing Arts Center Winter Concerts at the Performing Arts Center

MNHS and PHMS held joint Winter Concerts at the Performing Arts Center this week! 
Videos and Pictures can be viewed on the Tiger Band Parents picture sharing site. Click here to view.

Minute to Win It Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It night was a HUGE success. Thank you to everyone who participated. See the pictures in the Photo Gallery.

8th annual pajama and book drive was a success! 8th annual pajama and book drive was a success!

Loomis Elementary School sponsored their 8th Annual Pajama drive for the Pajama Program (www.pajamaprogram.org) delivering warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. They teamed up with Barnes and Noble again and collected 450 Pajamas and 460 Books. This was the most ever!!!

MNEA Teacher of the Year - Brian Isselmann MNEA Teacher of the Year - Brian Isselmann

Brian Isselmann teaches 9th grade Honors and College Prep Social Studies courses and an elective he created called Leadership and Character, which has become a very popular option for students of all grades at Marple Newtown High School. Isselmann has always been a leader in the Social Studies department by helping to continuously develop the 9th grade curriculum for all academic levels.

Order Loomis Leopards Spirit Wear now!

Online ordering is now open for our Loomis Leopards Spirit Wear. The deadline is Sunday, November 29th and merchandise will be delivered to Loomis the week of December 14th to send home with students at that time.

B&E Online Store

Informational Spiritwear flyer on ordering and sizing

Marple Newtown Marching Tigers are Cavalcade Grand Champions Marple Newtown Marching Tigers are Cavalcade Grand Champions

Marple Newtown Marching Tigers are Cavalcade Grand Champions

The MNHS Marching Tigers finished their fall marching season with panache. Going into regional Championships, they were ranked #1 of 136 regional bands, a confident and strong position. On Sunday, November 15, at Downingtown’s Kottmeyer Stadium, the band and color guard performed for the last time their 2015 field show, Daredevil, as contenders in the Yankee Open Division at the Cavalcade of Bands Championship Show (“Champs”). The ensemble executed a magical, high spirited performance of the field show that they have performed and fine-tuned since August.

Scholastic Book Fair in Library or Online this week!

Students can shop the Scholastic Book Fair this week in the Library from November 16 to 20. Parents can also shop the Monster Book Fair online! 

Annual Pajama and Book Drive until 11/20.

Loomis has officially kicked off our Annual Pajama and Book Drive. We will be collecting new pajamas and books through Friday, November 20th. Our goal is to collect between 300-400 pairs! All donations are going to local shelters to add some comfort and warmth to those who need our help. However you are able to participate is greatly appreciated!! Let's make this year our best one yet!!

Thank you for opening your heart to support the Pajama Program.

MNSD Press Release - November 12, 2015

The Marple Newtown School District and the Marple Newtown Education Association are pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative contract agreement. No further details will be released until the members of the respective parties have been informed of the contents of the agreement.

Adult Services for students who have an Intellectual Disability - Thursday, Nov 19
MNSD Press Release - October 27, 2015

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDES UPDATE REGARDING ONGOING TEACHER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

The Marple Newtown School District has been negotiating a successor labor agreement with its teacher’s union (“MNEA”) since January 9, 2015.  The District takes this bargaining process very seriously, including most recently by releasing union representatives from their work day on October 12, 2015 in order to focus a full day toward reaching a settlement.  Members of the District’s bargaining team with full authority to recommend an agreement for Board approval have attended each bargaining session and have worked – both during and in between bargaining sessions – to incorporate aspects of the union’s requests into the district’s proposals.  The District has carefully reviewed market conditions and its own internal and community needs, and offered MNEA a comprehensive compensation package that raises starting salaries and includes salary increases for current teachers that far exceed the current cost of living increase.  The District greatly appreciates the work that our teachers do, and will continue to work in good faith to reach a settlement that is fair to all parties affected. 

MNHS Centennial Timeline

The MNHS Centennial Timeline opened for viewing on Friday October 16th. To have your name be a part of our history, please click here for more information. 

National Walk to School Day 2105
Profile of The Week: Dan Peters brings creativity and fun into teaching music Profile of The Week: Dan Peters brings creativity and fun into teaching music
Loomis Leopard 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, October 18th

Loomis Leopard 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, October 18th. 

Football Game tonight

The football game for this evening has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, October 3 at 4:00 pm. We apologize for the change in schedule, however, our player safety is our number one concern. We hope you will join us tomorrow as the football team looks to extend their winning streak. Go Tigers!

Courage for Catrina will be on Friday, October 16 (Homecoming)

Youth Night will be on Friday, November 6

Upcoming Parent training: Understanding Tourette Syndrome - Oct. 8, 2015 6-8pm
53rd Annual Pumpkin Festival at Culbertson Elementary School

The 53rd Annual Pumpkin Festival for Culbertson Elementary School will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.

46th Annual Bandarama - Saturday, October 10th at 6:00pm 46th Annual Bandarama - Saturday, October 10th at 6:00pm
 
The 46th Annual Bandarama is here – one night only! See the bands – support ‘music in motion’ at your local high school.
 
On Saturday, October 10, at Marple Newtown High School, the award winning Tiger Marching Band and Color Guard will perform at the 46th annual BANDARAMA.
Yellow Day

In honor of Michael Presser and our continued support of the Cure Childhood Cancer movement as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Loomis students dressed in yellow Friday.

The first grade shows its support.

 

Shirts and socks...

Loomis Remembers Michael Presser

Service for Michael Presser

Regarding MNSD Transportation during the Papal Visit

The Marple Newtown School District plans to operate on a regular schedule during the Papal Visit. However, we expect that buses could be delayed on Friday afternoon, September 25th and Monday morning, September 28 due to a heavy volume of traffic on roads across the region. 

From the Presser family
IMPORTANT LETTER FOR LOOMIS FAMILIES
Welcome New Teachers Welcome New Teachers

Dr. Carol Cary proudly welcomes the new Marple Newtown School District teachers including 3 MN Alumni. 

Cafeteria Menu - First day of school

For those who would like to order lunch the first day of school, cost is $2.65 to be paid to your teacher in the morning when you make your selection. See you soon!

Click for options!

PSSA Information for Parents
Profile of the Week: Dr. Carol Cary
First in Math

First in Math is an annual international mathematics competition that runs from August 1st through July 31st. After July 31st all player accounts are reset in preparation for the next year’s competition. Student First in Math accounts for the 2015-2016 have been set up and students may begin logging in and playing.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Cary talks Education in Main Line Parent
Sight Day - Oct 24th "Save the Date"
Important Information regarding New Meal Benefit Application

This school year we are making it faster and easier for families to apply for free or reduced priced meals. Please see this link to apply.

Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 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 general business and any other business that comes before the board. The public is encouraged to attend.  To view the meeting's agenda, please click here

Supply Lists Grades K-5
MN In Community Magazine - Summer Issue
Find a Summer Feeding Location

Please click here for more information regarding summer feeding locations.
Marple Newtown School District Food Services Department

Elementary Summer Reading List
Gov. Wolf waives fees for volunteers’ background checks

Governor Wolf announced that he is waiving the fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the new legislation concerning school volunteers.  This announcement is an extremely positive development; however, I ask that potential volunteers  hold-off on going through the clearance process until we have more specifics about the Governor's plan.

News On The Spot News On The Spot

It's the final issue of the school year!

Loomis Leopard News On The Spot ~ June 2015 - Issue #38

Love to Write? Come to Newtown Square Library’s New Writers’ Group!

Thursday, June 4th at 7:00 PM!

The Newtown Square Public Library is proud to kick-off      a new group – The Newtown Square Wordsmiths!   We welcome all journalists, bloggers, creative writers, poets, fantasy writers, novelists, cartoonists, reporters, business authors and like-minded scriveners. 

See more...

2015 Loomis Talent Show Highlights.

 

 

Leo shows off his talent at the 2015 Loomis Talent Show. Photo gallery being uploaded today.

MNSD 2015 Delaware County Young Author's Project Winners
Kathy Arganetto Receives Person of the Year Award

Loomis faculty and staff turned out at Tuesday's district board meeting to support Kathy Arganetto who was surprised to receive a Person of the Year award.

STATEMENT OF MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT RELATING TO BUS NO. 82

The safety of all children entrusted to the District's care is its paramount concern.  At the same time, the District must recognize that criminal charges, especially those involving non-work-related conduct, are only allegations and that people who are criminally charged must be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.  In addition, the District must respect the privacy concerns of its employees.

In light of all of these concerns, the District can assure the community that it has taken prompt and appropriate steps to ensure that this particular employee is not performing any functions for the District during the pendency of the criminal charges.

Mark A. Sereni, Esquire, Solicitor

Dated:  May 26, 2015

PMEA District 12 StringFest and BandFest
DCIU Parent Training Needs Assessment

Each year the DCIU has a Parent Training Needs Assessment Survey to help plan the parent training series for the following year.  Please follow the link to complete the survey.  

MNSD Announces New Superintendent

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors is pleased to announce that Carol Cary Ed.D has been appointed to serve as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Marple Newtown School District, effective July 1, 2015.

Uptown Loomis ~ Going WILD in here!

 

 

Thank You Loomis Families!

Thank you for your contributions during our Pennies for Patients drive. We raised $1800 in two weeks!!! 

Art Awards Presented to Loomis 4th Grade Winners

Fourth grade Loomis students who participated in the art contest received congratulatory certificates from Representative Adolph and winners in each class were presented with their award certificates during Friday's Global Safari assembly.

Students' artwork represented their favorite place in Pennsylvania and four winners were chosen from each participating class. 

And the winners are...

Thank You Mrs. A!

Loomis school thanks Mrs. Arganetto for all she does.

HAPPY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL DAY!

Gala of the Arts Gala of the Arts

We are two weeks away from the wonderful Gala of the Arts on May 16.  Please click here to see the attached flyer and purchase your tickets. 

Sincerely, Merle Horowitz, Ed.D.

Go to www.thetigerfoundation.org for more information.  

WILD for the PSSAs! WILD for the PSSAs!

Loomis is going WILD for the PSSA's for the next three weeks!

Wed. April 15th Workshop- Executive Functioning: The won't vs. the can't

Please click here to see more information

 

For workshops being hosted by the DCIU in the month of April visit: DCIU Parent Trainings.

Burble, Fizz, Kaboom! Burble, Fizz, Kaboom!

Special thanks to Mr. Whipple for his performance and for PTO's provision of this great learning opportunity for our students! Check out the snapshots of our budding future scientists who volunteered during the assembly.

2014-15 Parent Workshops
Congratulations MNSD 2015 Teachers of Excellence

Congratulations to our outstanding and dedicated teachers in Marple Newtown! 

MNSD is a Best Community for Music Education MNSD is a Best Community for Music Education

The Marple Newtown School District was recognized for the 3rd consecutive year by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education. The program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the core curriculum. Read more here. 

Flyers School Assembly Flyers School Assembly

Check out Bob "The Hound" Kelly's visit to Loomis school. The Flyers' Ambassador of Hockey discussed safety and teamwork while having fun with students and teachers. Visit the photo gallery for more!

Flyers School Assembly gallery.

DCIU Parent Ed - 10 Things to Help a Struggling Reader

The DCIU Marple Education Center is holding a parent workshop on Wednesday, April 8. For more details visit: 10 Things Parents Need to Know to Help a Struggling Reader

For Immediate Release...
Harlem Wizards took on MNSD Faculty! Harlem Wizards took on MNSD Faculty!

Saturday night was the night! Loomis teachers Debbie Meenan, Adam Murray and Jessica Galligher (pictured with Harlem Wizard #24) joined the MNSD faculty for a night of fun, laughs and sportsmanship. That's funny, no one sent me any scores...who won?

Check out more of the Harlem Wizards event at MNSD in Photo Galleries

Annie The Musical Annie The Musical

I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh ... 
Come see "Annie" at MNHS! 

 

Performances March 19th, 20th at 7:30pm
March 21st at 2:30 and 7:30pm. 
Show tickets online at www.mnpac.net
Cyberbullying Presentation - Why Parents Need to be Vigilant – Ensure Your Child is Safe!
Marple Newtown School Board Vacancy

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Sherry-Lee McAuliffe.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by 4pm Monday, March 16, 2015.

Loomis Newsletter - March 2015 Loomis Newsletter - March 2015

See what Loomis students have been busy doing this winter. Read the Loomis Leopard News on the Spot!

Market Day Dessert Days Market Day Dessert Days

Visit the Loomis PTO page for information on Market Day's Dessert Days. Loomis earns extra on desserts purchased in your next order. Stock up on pies for your upcoming Spring celebrations. There are two new tasty flavors and a returning favorite!

MNSD Two Hour Delay 3/06/2015

Due to today’s winter storm, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay tomorrow Friday March 6th. 

Kindergarten classes will be on a modified schedule listed below:

AM Session:  11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
PM Session:    1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

To ensure the safety of all of our students and staff, we will be reassessing the road conditions with Marple and Newtown Townships in the early AM hours and will notify you of any changes.

All Afternoon and Eventing Activities Cancelled

Due to mix precipitation starting this afternoon, all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled today, Tuesday March 3, 2015.

Kindergarten Registration Rescheduled

Kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for Monday March 16th at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Tuesday March 17th 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. 

MNSD Closed Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Monday March 2nd.  All events and activities are cancelled and Kindergarten registration will be rescheduled. 

Room 17 Visits The Constitution Center Room 17 Visits The Constitution Center

Check out Room 17's visit to the constitution center where the importance of making voting easier was stressed.

Constitution Center visit photo gallery.

MN Gala of the Arts Save the Date!
Free Dental Care for Children & Teens

Public Citizens for Children and Youth is sponsoring a Smile Day during Spring Break for children who do not have health insurance or who have not seen a dentist in the last six months.  Please click here to see the attached flyer.

Loomis Fun Fair is Out of this World! Loomis Fun Fair is Out of this World!
Come to Loomis Elementary School's Annual Fun Fair on 
Saturday, 3/7 from 11 until 3 pm.   
Enjoy food, games and prizes. 
It will be Out of this World! 
Harlem Wizards coming to MNHS! Harlem Wizards coming to MNHS!

Come for a night filled with Trick-Hoops & Alley-Oops!

Date: Saturday, March 14th
MNHS Tours: 4:45-6 pm 
Basketball Game Time: 6:30pm
Location: MN High School Gym
General Admission: $10.00

Chick-Fil-A, Pizza, Hot Dogs and Chipotle Burritos available from 5pm-8pm! 
Tickets are limited and being sold on a first come first served basis! Order form attached. 

See Big J's visit to Loomis in the photo gallery!

See Big J's visit to Culbertson in the photo gallery!

Breakfast with "ANNIE" Sat. March 7th has been CANCELLED due to weather.
CIT Committee Meeting

The Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee will meet as scheduled tonight, Tuesday February 17th at 7:30 PM. 

MNSD Closure 2/17/15

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and it's schools are closed today Tuesday February 17th.  All extracurricular activities and events are cancelled.

Special Voting Meeting Schedule for February 10th

There will be a public Special Voting Meeting on Tuesday February 10th, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Marple Newtown School District Administration Center Board Room.  The regularly scheduled Budget & Finance Committee as well as the Facilties & Transportation Committee meetings are cancelled.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.  Please click here for further information

Public Voting Meeting Rescheduled

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of rescheduling the Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Regular Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather.  The public is encouraged to attend.

MNSD Closure January 27th

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed Tuesday January 27th, 2015.  All afternoon and evening activities and events for the 27th have been cancelled. 

MNSD Activities and Events Cancelled 01/24/2015

Due to the impending storm this Saturday the 24th, all Marple Newtown School District Activities and Events have been cancelled for Saturday the 24th. 

PennSearch Press Release January 22, 2015

PennSearch and the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors are delighted to provide a press release regarding the progression of Marple Newtown School District’s search for a new Superintendent.  Considerable activities have occurred over the past several months as highlighted in this overview of our progress...

MNSD Early Dismissal 01/21/2015

Good morning,

Due to impending storm, we will have an early dismissal today.  Here is the schedule:

  • High School - 1:00PM
  • Middle School - 1:45PM
  • Elementary Schools - 2:30PM

Afternoon Kindergarten will be cancelled.  All afterschool activities and evening activities have been cancelled.

Thank you,

Marple Newtown School District
(610) 359-4200

MN Spotlight - Loomis Elementary School

 

 

Thurs. Feb 5th - Parent Workshop

Learning to Move; Moving to Learn: Ideas and Strategies to Help your Child Reach their Full Potential
(Presenters: Megan Rafferty OTR/L, Stephanie Graaf MPT, Lauren Moran OTR/L)
It will be from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Administration Building.

 

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved its 2015-2016 Proposed Preliminary Budget on January 13, 2015 and is now available for public inspection...

Paper Recycling Bin is Back!

The Paper Recycling Bin is Back! Learn more about how your paper recycling can help Loomis and what you can collect to help. Please check the list and help us fill our Paper Retriever Recycling bin. Accepted Item List

Rayna Handis wins SPCA contest Rayna Handis wins SPCA contest

Rayna Handis, a 5th grade student, won the mascot-naming contest for the Humane Education Department at the PA SPCA.  Rayna and new mascot “Biscuit” accepting her award from Director Allyson S. Wurst. 

MN's Got Talent April 24th at 7:00 pm MN's Got Talent April 24th at 7:00 pm
Mitten Tree Mitten Tree

Thank you all for mitten and gift donations. There's still time to send in mittens! 

 

Freddy's Steakburgers Marple Newtown Post Prom Fundraiser

Eat at Freddy's on Dec. 22nd from 5-8pm and help raise money for the MNHS Post Prom. Please click here for the flyer. 

Loomis Leopard News on the Spot Loomis Leopard News on the Spot

Take a look at what we've been doing in class in the November 2014 - Issue #36 Loomis Leopard News on the Spot!

Pajama Drive Pajama Drive

A total of 420 pajamas and 415 books were collected making our 7th year the most ever!! We have officially collected over 2,000 pajamas!! Thank you to Barnes and Noble for donating 200 books! 

Internet Outage

Due to inclement weather, our district's internet connection is currently down.  This has effected email communications to and from the district as well as internet access from within the district's buildings.  Once service has been restored, email communications will resume but may delayed for up to 24 hours.  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. 

Pajama Drive on ABC News!

Watch the Loomis Pajama Drive on 6ABC Action News between 4 and 6:30 tonight! 

MNEA Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2014 - 2015 MNEA Teacher of the Year 
Liz Mongan, 4th & 5th grade instrumental music at Loomis & Culbertson, and co-director of the Elementary Tiger Band and Select Strings.

Dr. Merle Horowitz selected recipient of PASA Leadership in Public Education Award

Congratulations to Dr. Merle Horowitz, Superintendent of the Marple Newtown School District, who has been named the recipient of the 2014 PASA Award for Leadership in Public Education.

 
 “Cyberbullying In Social Media Within Educational Institutions.” “Cyberbullying In Social Media Within Educational Institutions.”

Congratulations to Dr. Merle Horowitz for the recent publication of her book she has co-authored entitled “Cyberbullying In Social Media Within Educational Institutions.” 
Here is a link to the Book Promotion Flyer which offers a 20% discount from the publisher.

Marple Newtown HS Tiger Marching Band are CHAMPIONS! Marple Newtown HS Tiger Marching Band are CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations Marple Newtown HS Marching Tigers Band! 

Grand Champions, Yankee Open Division, Cavalcade of Bands Championship Show ("Champs") 
9 Nov 2014 at Millersville University

Marple Newtown HS is featured on NBC10: Band of the Week: 
Check out the tunes of this week's High School Blitz Band of the Week

Pajama Time! Pajama Time!

Loomis has officially kicked off our 8th Annual Pajama and Book Drive. 

MNHS “Ultimate Frisbee Night”  Tues. 10/28 at 7:00** MNHS “Ultimate Frisbee Night” Tues. 10/28 at 7:00**

On Tuesday, October 28th, the junior class will be hosting an “Ultimate Frisbee Night” to raise money for their class. The event will take place on the high school turf at 7:00pm. Teams should arrive by 6:45.
30 teams of students and faculty are scheduled to compete! The Spinners (Philly’s professional Frisbee team) will also be coming to help out and play the winning team at the end of the tournament. 

2014-15 Parent Workshops
2nd Annual Malawi Night - Oct. 24th at 7pm.
Haunted Hallow is Spooky Fun for the Whole Family

Haunted Hallow is Spooky Fun for the Whole Family

Come out and support the Marple Newtown Music Department and get your scare on! Family friendly hours are also available!!

Click Read more for Hours and attraction prices. 

Last Chance for Spirit Wear!

October 8 is the final day to order Loomis Spirit Wear. Visit B&E Sportswear to place an online order now.

For more information refer to the ordering flyer.

Loomis Wears Pink!

 

Loomis students sporting their denim and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day and National Denim Day.

Youth Night - MNHS Football game 7:30pm

Friday 9/26 is Youth Night as Marple Newtown High School takes on Lower Merion at 7:30 pm. All community members are welcome, elementary students are admitted free! This event will be a white out! 

MN Art teachers work on display at NSQ Library Sept. 2-30th

You are invited you to see the work of our own “Teacher Artists,” the Art Teachers of the Marple Newtown School District.  The Newtown Square Public Library is sponsoring the showing of art work produced by our teachers at the library during the month of September.  It’s a wonderful show , stop by the library to take a look!

Culbertson Elementary Pumpkin Festival Sat., Oct. 18 from 11-4 Culbertson Elementary Pumpkin Festival Sat., Oct. 18 from 11-4
MNHS 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sunday, Oct. 12th MNHS 3rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sunday, Oct. 12th

Date: Sunday, October 12th

Time: 10am-3pm

 
All proceeds benefit our Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund – this organization provides financial help for school activities.
MNHS Sunshine 5K - Sunday Oct. 12th MNHS Sunshine 5K - Sunday Oct. 12th
All proceeds benefit our Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund – this organization provides financial help for school activities. 
Date: Sunday, October 12th      
Time: 8:30am start
Worrall 5K & Kids Fun Run/Walk Oct 5th Worrall 5K & Kids Fun Run/Walk Oct 5th
40 Years - MNEA Teacher of the Year

 

Picture Day Picture Day

Mark your calendars. Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 9 2014.

Special Voting Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill an anticipated Board vacancy, to accept a Board member’s resignation, and to appoint a new Board member.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014.

Web site maintenance

Our web hosting provider will be performing maintenance on their systems on July 26th starting at 11PM and ending at 2AM.  During this time, the district website as well as the school pages will be unavailable.

Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 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 approving Human Resource Motions and any other business that comes before the board.  The public is encouraged to attend.  Click here to view the agenda

School Tool Box Pick-up Date. School Tool Box Pick-up Date.

Parents who ordered prepackaged school supplies can pick up their school tool box kit on Thursday, August 21 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM at the Loomis School Store.

EdFlex Waiver of Title I Eligibility

Marple Newtown School District has applied for an EdFlex Waiver of Title I Eligibility for Culbertson School and its surrounding attendance area. Upon federal and state approval of the waiver request, we will continue to operate a Title I program at Culbertson and St. Anastasia Schools.

Summer Math Packets

Link to Summer Math Packets.

** Math packets are optional for Paxon Hollow students and can be used for practice over the summer **

School Supply Lists School Supply Lists

School supply lists are here for the 2014-2015 school year!

School supply lists 1st - 5th grade.

School tool box kits will be available on Thursday, August 21 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM at the Loomis School Store.

Marple Library offers many summer services Marple Library offers many summer services

Marple Public Library offers great educational programs and services to support MNSD and education this summer!
Check out ways the  Marple library can contribute to a great summer without losing all the knowledge gained during the school year! Click here for the Marple Library Website.

Send us a postcard! Send us a postcard!

Remember Ms. White and Mrs. A.,

by sending a postcard of your summer vaca!

Leo says for more information: Please Click Here, Read And Do!

Notice of Intent to Adopt Final 2014-2015 Budget

The Marple Newtown Board School of Directors is scheduled to adopt its 2014-2015 final budget at the regular Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. prevailing time, in the Board Room, on the second floor of the District Administration Building, located at 38 Medial Line Road, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073. The proposed final budget is available for inspection at in the district’s Administration Building, Suite 210, Monday through Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm, and by accessing the district’s website here:  Proposed Final Budget.

The budget may be amended before final adoption.

Joseph J. Driscoll
Business Administrator/School Board Secretary

Loomis Learning Online Loomis Learning Online

The next rainy day or time that your child is bored this summer, have them get reacquainted with Loomis online. There have been a few changes to add and regroup learning resources so please refer to our Loomis Online flyer to find the Computer Lab page and more. They'll soon direct you to all their favorite activities. Have a great summer!

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

School Board Vacancy Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. James Lanzalotto.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014.

2nd Annual Loomis 5K Run/Walk Oct. 19th 2nd Annual Loomis 5K Run/Walk Oct. 19th

The 2nd Annual Loomis Elementary school 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 2014 at 8:30am. For more information on participating click here. 

Look in the Photo gallery for pictuers of our running club! 

Project 10 supports the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Project 10 supports the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
2014-2015 School Board Approved Calendar
Lawrence Park Fundraising Evening. Lawrence Park Fundraising Evening.

Thank you to all who came out to shop and dine in Lawrence Park. If you couldn't join us Monday June 2nd, you can still support the Loomis PTO by visiting Barnes & Noble throughout June to pick up your summer reading for school or the beach!

Visit the Loomis PTO page for more information or to get your vouchers!

School Tool Box Help Is Here. School Tool Box Help Is Here.

Order your school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year now! Deadline is June 2nd.

Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics

    

Loomis Evening of the Arts Loomis Evening of the Arts

Join us Wednesday, May 14 for our annual Evening of the Arts. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Enjoy the bake sale and student art displayed throughout Loomis before the 4th and 5th grade concert which starts at 7:00 PM. For a sneak peek...

Young Author Winners Young Author Winners

Congratulations to Loomis Young Author winners Ava Dezzi, grade 2, and Anna Ritchie, grade 4. Pictured with Reading Specialist, Helene Duckett, school mascot Leo the Leopard, and Principal, Chris White.

MN Music Parents Present the Steinway Concert Weekend
Survey of Parents of Students with Disabilities

Pennsylvania's State Performance Plan requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 include collecting and reporting data on the involvement of families in special education programs.  Specifically, states must report annually to the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and the public on State Performance Plan Indicator 8 which is:  "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."

Paxon Hollow has been named one of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Top 100 Fundraisers in 2013
Mr. Murray & Mr. Peters Recognized Mr. Murray & Mr. Peters Recognized

Loomis first grade teacher Mr. Murray and music teacher Mr.Peters were recognized at April's Leo's Heroes assembly by the PTO for their contributions to the MNSD Faculty game against the Harlem Wizards.

MNSD Hosts Harlem Wizards MNSD Hosts Harlem Wizards

A fun night was had by all as the MNSD Allstars vs. the Harlem Wizards (#slamtastic) took to the court! 

DCIU 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Month Resource Fair

Thursday, April 24th, 5-7:00 pm Please see the attached flyer

Congratulations to the 2014 MNSD Teachers of Excellence!
Culbertson - Brittany Fertman, Autistic Support
Loomis - Deborah Meenan, 4th Grade
Russell - Maria Botos, 3rd Grade
Worrall - Linda Rosenberg, 5th Grade
Paxon Hollow - Mary Ann Hrin, Music Teacher
High School - Christine Roy, Science Teacher
 
MNSD is a Best Community for Music Education MNSD is a Best Community for Music Education
MN Alumni holding Food Drive Sunday 3/23 at PHCC.

Lindsay Banes and Autefeh Ahmadi will hold a Food Drive Sunday, March 23 at Paxon Hollow Country Club to benefit Philabundance. The drive will be held in the lobby from noon to 3 p.m.

Bake Table Alert! Bake Table Alert!

Bake goods needed for the Harlem Wizards Event on Saturday March 29th.

Coach Bingo 5th Grade Fundraiser Coach Bingo 5th Grade Fundraiser

Play Bingo Friday March 28 and support the 5th Grade!

PTO Family Movie Night PTO Family Movie Night

Save the date! Loomis PTO Family Movie Night is April 4, 2014.

MNSD Two Hour Delay

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be experiencing a two hour delay today Monday March 17th.  

Kindergarten students should follow this modified schedule for Monday March 17th:

AM Session:  11:00AM to 12:30PM
PM Session:  1:15PM to 2:45PM

Harlem Wizards' Big Mike Visits Loomis Harlem Wizards' Big Mike Visits Loomis

Big Mike of the Harlem Wizards stops by Loomis for a visit to pump up the crowd for their game against MNSD Faculty & Staff on Saturday March 29.

Shrek! The Musical Shrek! The Musical
The MN Performing Arts Center presents Shrek! The Musical. A delight for the whole family, this musical based on the beloved Dreamworks film character and William Steig’s 1990s book will charm even the hardest ogre-ness out of everyone.   Click here for more details.  
 
Performances are March 14-15 at 7:30 with a 2PM Matinee on March 15.
Student Registration Grades 1-12

Registrations for students entering grades 1 thru 12 for the 2014-2015 school year will begin on Tuesday, April 8th at Central Administration.   Please call 610-359-4260 on or after Tuesday, April 8th to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Teri Werner at the MNSD Administration Bldg., 40 Media Line Rd., Newtown Sq., PA.   Please click here for more details!

MNSD Closure 03/03/2014

Due to the impending snow storm, the Marple Newtown School District and its school will be closed on Monday March 3rd.  All district events and activities are canceled.  Kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for Monday March 10th and Tuesday March 11th at 6PM to 8PM.  

Loomis Caring Quilt Assembly Loomis Caring Quilt Assembly

Loomis classes and faculty gathered for their annual Caring Quilt assembly.

Breakfast with Shrek 3/8 8:30-11:30 am Breakfast with Shrek 3/8 8:30-11:30 am
Marple Newtown Team competes at US Curling Nationals Marple Newtown Team competes at US Curling Nationals
Snow Dates for Kindergarten Registration

Please note:

If the district is closed on Monday 3/3 due to inclement weather then all K registration will be postponed until the following week, Monday 3/10 from 6-8 PM and Tuesday 3/11 from 9:30-3:00.

Snow Make Up Days Approved

At last night’s meeting of the Board of School Directors, the Board approved three days over Spring Break, April 14, 15 and 16, as snow make up days for K-12.  They also approved the use of two Saturday mornings later in the school year for seniors (dates to be determined with the HS Administration).  There were no snow days in the calendar for seniors, as they graduate earlier in June.  Families with planned vacations over spring break will be able to send a note describing the plans for an excused absence for their children.

Sincerely, Merle Horowitz, Ed.D.

Loomis Elementary's Annual Fun Fair is Saturday 3/1 Loomis Elementary's Annual Fun Fair is Saturday 3/1
Come out to the Loomis Elementary School's Annual Fun Fair
Saturday March 1st from 11 till 3.
 
Enjoy food, games, face painting, prizes and basket raffles. Lunch provided by various vendors including Chick-Fil-A, Freddie's Steakburgers, and much more! Snow Date Saturday March 15th.
 2nd Annual Indoor Color Guard and Drumline Show at MNHS 2nd Annual Indoor Color Guard and Drumline Show at MNHS
Harlem Wizards Come To MNSD

Saturday, March 29th for district wide spirit night with the Harlem Wizards. 
See the attached flyer for ticket information.

MNHS student  Priyanga Selvakumar wins prestigious Intel science competition MNHS student Priyanga Selvakumar wins prestigious Intel science competition
School closed for students, Two hour delay for Administration and Support Staff 2/14/2014

Due to the inclement weather, all Marple Newtown School District Schools will be closed for students.  Administration and support staff will start on a two hour delay, Friday February 14th. 

Russell Elementary is open and on schedule

Power and heat has been restored to Russell Elementary School and will be open and on schedule tomorrow, Monday February 10th.

Russell Elementary Closed and Paxon Hollow Middle School Open

Due to a power outage, Russell Elementary School will be closed tomorrow Friday February 7th.  Power at Paxon Hollow Middle School has been restored and will be open and on schedule tomorrow Friday February 7th.

MNSD Closure 2/5/2014

Due to significant power outages in both Newtown and Marple Townships, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed today Wednesday, February 5th. All district events and after school activities scheduled for today are cancelled.

MNSD closed due to weather

Due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed today, Monday February 3rd.  All district events and after school activities have been cancelled. 

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates: Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.

Please click here to see more information

MNHS "Evening Of Jazz" Dinner and a show Sat., February 8
PHMS - Best in State winner in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge PHMS - Best in State winner in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Congratulations Paxon Hollow MS!  The team is a Best in State winner in the 2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Their app concept earned top points in PA for its creativity, innovative design, and application of STEM principles to the development process.

Congratulations to Meryl Biju, Rachel Horn, Alexis Murphy-Costanzo, Olivia Murphy-Costanzo and Gloria Zacharias

See their video/app here: http://youtu.be/fVar0rDJ2lo

MNSD and Schools Closed for Weather

Due to the inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools are closed tomorrow, January 22nd.  All extracurricular activities and events schedule for tomorrow are also cancelled. 

Shrek the Musical - Open Auditions Shrek the Musical - Open Auditions

Calling all students in grades 4 to 8. Auditions may consist of singing and dancing. Call-backs may require a cold reading.

Please see the attached flyer for details! 

PHMS art projects featured in the new issue of SchoolArts. PHMS art projects featured in the new issue of SchoolArts.

Dianne Blickle, and her Paxon Hollow Middle School art projects are featured in the new issue of SchoolArts. 

Click here to see: Monsters in Action

Paxon Hollow Middle School Closed Today

Due to an issue in the boiler room. the Paxon Hollow Middle School will be closed today January 9th 2014.

A Little Wintertime Music - Tonight 7PM

A LITTLE WINTERTIME MUSIC

Join the Marple Newtown Music Department for an evening of wintertime music featuring the Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Orchestra and Select Choir. Holiday favorites as well as classics will be performed.  This free concert is on January 8th at 7PM in the Performing Arts Center. 

MNHS ROAR Video
Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting Cancelled

The Special Voting Meeting tonight, January 9th 2014 has been cancelled. 

School Closure due to inclement weather

Please be advised, due to inclement weather, the Marple Newtown School District and its schools will be closed on Friday, January 3rd 2014. 

MNSD Closure and Cancellation on 12/14/2013

All Saturday, December 14, 2013, activities in all the MNSD buildings have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

6th Annual Pajama Drive is a huge success! 6th Annual Pajama Drive is a huge success!
Vendor Night

Loomis will be holding our 2nd Annual Vendor Night! It will be held in Monday, December 9th from 5 to 8 pm in the Loomis cafeteria. More details to come! Happy Shopping!

Loomis fundraiser at Freddy’s Steakburgers on Monday 11-25

Loomis is holding a fundraiser at Freddy’s Steakburgers on Monday, November 25th.  All you have to do is eat at Freddy’s on Monday and bring the attached flyer (or show it on your mobile device) with you so that Loomis can receive 15% of the sales! The grade that brings in the most money will receive coupons for a free kid's meal on their next purchase! 

Monday is a 1/2 day - Have lunch at Freddy's! 

Freddie's Flyer

1/2 Day Dismissal Times

Elementary Schools are dismissed at 12:00, PHMS at 11:30, MNHS at 11:00.

Newsletter
We are ONE Proud  MNSD Community We are ONE Proud MNSD Community

During American Education week, MNSD would like to thank and celebrate all the accomplishments of our community. Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff Members, Administration, Community Leaders, Residents, Local Businesses - WE all play a role in our children’s accomplishment in education!
Friday November 22nd
Show your Pride by wearing orange and black!

See the photos from Walk to School 2013
Fall Festival Volunteer sign-up form due 10/9
Walk to School Information
OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT MNHS
The Pennsylvania Department of Education just released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.  Marple Newtown High School demonstrated outstanding academic performance on its School Performance Profile with a Building Level Academic Score of 98.1.   This score is comparable to the finest high schools in suburban Philadelphia and the state...
Attention! Traffic Alert
Commuters who regularly use roadways near the U.S. Route 1 (Media Bypass)and Route 252 intersection should be aware that PennDOT will begin construction on that intersection starting Monday, Oct. 7.  The following information is supplied by PennDOT...
44th annual BANDARAMA on Saturday, October 12th 44th annual BANDARAMA on Saturday, October 12th
On Saturday, October 12, at the Harry Harvey Stadium at Marple Newtown High School, the award winning Tiger Marching Band will perform, along with twelve other marching bands, at the 44th annual BANDARAMA. The event takes place from 6:00 PM until approximately 10:00 PM. 
See photos from the 1st Annual Loomis Leopard 5K Run/Walk
Marple Newtown School Board Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA for the purpose of approving an air conditioning bid for the Gauntlett Center and any other business that comes before the board.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Summer Math Packets
MNSD Meeting Change Notice

The Regular Meeting of the Marple Newtown Board of School Directors scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. is changed...

2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
The Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund of Marple Newtown High School is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, the application is attached.

 

 

Application - Word 97 version

Thank you for your support!

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT FINAL 2013-2014 BUDGET

The Marple Newtown School Board of Directors, in conformance with Pennsylvania Special Session Act 1 of 2006, hereby gives notice that the proposed final general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, in the amount of $70,350,000...

Marple Newtown School Board Meeting Change Notice

The committee meeting for Curriculum, Instruction & Technology scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. is changed to Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the MNSD Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Loomis Leopard April 2013
Book Fair

Grades 5 through 7 - We encourage you to take part in the Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble in the Lawrence Park shopping center on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8pm. During this time Paxon Hollow Language Art teachers and Administrators will be on hand to answer your questions about summer reading for Paxon Hollow Middle School.

 
TICKETS ON SALE FOR TIGER FOUNDATION GALA OF THE ARTS

Please click on the link below to order tickets online for this very special event showcasing the artistic and musical talents of the entire school district. 

 

http://www.thetigerfoundation.org/gala.html

 

Elementary Band and Chorus performed at the WIlmington Blue Rocks Game Elementary Band and Chorus performed at the WIlmington Blue Rocks Game
Committee Meeting Relocation for April 9, 2013

The Budget & Finance (6:30 PM) and Facilities & Transportation (7:30 PM) Committee Meetings for April 9, 2013 will be relocated to the MNHS Auditorium.

 

Thank you

Loomis Newsletter
Award Loomis Elementary School is the recipient of the 2013 International Reading Association’s Exemplary Reading Program Award
The Marple Newtown School District has been named in a list of  “BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION 2013.” The Marple Newtown School District has been named in a list of “BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION 2013.”
School Will Resume on April 1st

Please be advised.  All schools of the Marple Newtown School District will resume their normal schedules on April 1st .

LunchRoom.avi What's New In the Lunch Room

See what's new in the lunch room! 

 

Marple Newtown School Board Vacancy/Special Meeting

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. David McGinley.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest & resume to the President of Marple Newtown Board of School Directors, C/O Administration Building, 40 Media Line Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073 or fax to 610.723.3340 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013.  The Special Meeting will also address any other business that may come before the Board.

Followed by Budget & Finance Committee meeting then immediately followed by Facilities & Transportation Committee meeting.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Breakfast with Willy Wonka!
MNPAC presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
First Grade Registration

School registration for students transferring from a PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN to a Marple Newtown School District FIRST GRADE, and new registrations for school year 2013-2014, will be held at the Administration Building in the Registration Office of Gloria Fredrickson starting Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  Please click here for more information

Loomis Newsletter - February 2013
Infinite Campus Maintenance

Infinite Campus will be performing maintenance on all hosted customers including our district tonight starting at 9PM.  The duration of this maintenance is estimated to last four hours.  During this time, access to the Campus application and portal will be unavailable. 

School Board Vacancy and Special Meeting

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD

SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY/SPECIAL MEETING

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Media Line Road & West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA to conduct interviews for candidates to fill the Board vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. David McGinley...

Valentine Social Rescheduled to March First from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Telephone Maintenance

We will be performing maintenance upgrades this weekend on our district’s telephone system.  During this time, the phones will experience brief outages and will not function and voicemail will be unavailable.  Thank you for you patience while we work to perform these necessary upgrades.

2013-2014 Preliminary Budget

MARPLE NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD
PUBLIC NOTICE


The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved its 2013-2014 preliminary budget on February 12, 2013. The Preliminary budget for 2013-2014 is available for public inspection, in the Business Office of the Marple Newtown School District, 38 Media Line Road Suite 210, Newtown Square, PA. 19073, all schools, the local libraries, municipal buildings, and on the District website (www.mnsd.org).....

Activity and Event Cancellation

Due to the impending inclement weather, all after school activities and events have been cancelled for Friday February 8th through Sunday February 10th.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the Marple Newtown School District will be held at all elementary buildings on the following dates:  Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 9:30-3:00 P.M.  Please click here for further information

Select String, Tiger Band and District Choir Tonight

Our elementary Select String, Tiger Band and District Choir concert is Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, at 7:30 PM in the Paxon Hollow MS auditorium.  The concert will feature advanced students from all four of our elementary schools.  We expect the performance to run for about an hour and the cost is perfect....FREE.  

Thank you for supporting the Arts at MNSD! 

Activity Cancellation

Due to the impending inclement weather, all after school activities have been cancelled for Friday January 25th. As well as the Youth Recreation Center for this evening. All events, classes, and activities scheduled for Saturday January 26th are still being held as scheduled.

 

Tonight’s Coaches vs. Cancer games at Marple Newtown are rescheduled to MONDAY, JAN. 28th

 

Tonight’s Coaches vs. Cancer games at Marple Newtown are cancelled, as are all Marple Newtown after school activities today. 

The basketball games will be rescheduled to Monday, January 28th with the following schedule:  it will be our Coaches Vs. Cancer Night, MNBA Night, Senior night.  There will also be special presentations made to football coach Ray Gionta prior to the boys game and we will be honoring four of our girls players for having achieved All Central in the Fall Season.

AT MN

3:30 girls jv bball

4:30 boys jv bball

6:00 girls varsity bball

7:30 boys varsity bball

AT RADNOR

3:30 9th girls bball

4:30 9th boys bball

School Board Vacancies

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors will meet on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m....

2013 - 2014 Preliminary General Fund Budget

The Marple Newtown Board of School Directors approved its 2013-2014 proposed preliminary budget on January 22, 2013...

Loomis Elementary "Day of Service" Loomis Elementary "Day of Service"
The Flu: A Guide for Parents
Please read the attached document to find out more about the flu and how to protect you and your family against it (click here)
MNBA Night, Coaches vs. Cancer and Senior Night at MNHS on Monday, January 28th at 6:00pm
CIT Committee Meeting Canceled
The Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday January 10th at 7:30PM has been canceled.  All motions listed in the posted agenda will be moved to the Public Voting Meeting on Tuesday January 22nd at 7:30PM.
Pajama Program! Pajama Program!
 
Moment of Silence in commemoration of the event at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday
 Delaware County Council and all Delaware County School Districts will  be participating in a moment of silence tomorrow, Wednesday, December 19, at 9:30 a.m.  in commemoration of the event at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday...
Infinite Campus Outage
Please be advised...
Information and Support for the Marple Newtown School District Community
     Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and educators who were involved in the terrible tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. We mourn with the rest of the nation for the victims who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School...
Patch:Deck the House and win $100K for our School District
 
Loomis Newsletter November 2012
First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sat. May 11th First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Sat. May 11th
MNHS Open House Saturday, December 1st.
Marple Newtown High School will be having an Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10am - 1pm for the Community to tour the new building. Please see the attached invitation.

We hope you can join us! 

Pajama Drive
We are continuing to collect NEW Pajama's for our annual drive.  If you could please send in a new pair by 11/15.  The children are to wear their own pajamas on Thursday with their sneakers. 
Giving Tree/Toys For Tots
Library Book Fair
ELL NIGHT rescheduled to Wed. 11/14 at 6pm
Due to the impending storm, ELL International Family Night is cancelled for this evening. It is rescheduled for Wed., Nov. 14, from 6 to 8 PM in the high school café. 
Upcoming Dates

 

Kick off for our annual Pajama Drive at Joes Pizza this Monday, November 5th from 5-8pm
Kick off for our annual Pajama Drive at Joes Pizza this Monday, November 5th from 5-8pm and all are welcome. (please see the attached flyer for details.) Bring out your family for dinner and enjoy!! If you know of anyone else who may want to attend this please pass the email along, or see me for extra flyers. 
ROADS CLOSED - UNABLE TO PICK UP STUDENTS
Please be advised.  Due to debris and fallen trees, the following roads have been closed and the Marple Newtown School District Transportation Department is unable to travel through these areas to pick up students:

(click Read More for additional information)
School Resumes Wednesday 10/31
The Marple Newtown School District will be open tomorrow 10/31.

Thank you for your patience through Hurricane Sandy.
IMPORTANT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of a weather emergency, a message will be posted right here on the main page of our website... (click Read More for further details)
mnspoltight - Broadband High.flv Marple Newtown Spotlight
Please watch the Superintendent's new communication initiative:  Marple Newtown Spotlight!
District Calendar 2012 - 2013 Printable version
Read more to see the 2012 - 2013 MNSD calendar...
New Website Message New Website Message

As you may have noticed, we have launched our new site which we created to keep you better connected with all that’s happening in our school district. The look and navigation of the site is new.  A number of pages are still in progress, but visit the site frequently as more content about our activities will become available.

We hope you will enjoy the site and find the information you are looking for.

Bookmark us for up-to-the-minute news from our schools, or subscribe (coming soon) and be the first to know of new content. 

We welcome your feedback.  We’ll continue to add new features to the site as well, so if there’s anything you’d especially like to see, please let us know.

Some of the new features you will see throughout the website:
1.  Embedded videos
2.  One Calendar for all events
4.  Easier navigation
5.  Communication Features

6.  Many, many more improved areas