On Saturday, April 21 a few of our AMAZING Alburtis students chipped in a helping hand to beautify our community! Thank you to Macen George, Jaxon George, Riley Smith, Addison Trexler and their families for joining forces with our Alburtis Fire Department and participating in the Great American Cleanup. Together this team of caring individuals did a fantastic job helping to fill 55 bags of trash. Thank you for beautifying our community.
Recently our teachers and staff received CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) training from local law enforcement on how to respond to an active shooter. Based on the foundational elements of Avoid, Deny, and Defend, teachers and administrators were trained on how to make decisions to best handle various scenarios.
In order to introduce this training to students, all East Penn School District elementary schools will participate in a safety drill on Thursday, May 3. After the school is locked down, teachers will discuss with students the basics of CRASE training. Emphasis will be placed on action(s) to take during an active shooter event, dependent upon factors such as location, proximity to danger, exits, and information that may be provided to students and staff though our public address system.
This safety drill will be different than past lockdown drills in that it will be discussion-based providing students with an opportunity to ask questions. The training will be modified appropriately to consider the developmental needs and chronological age of students. At the conclusion of the drill, we will seek teacher and student feedback so that we can continue the process of refining our district’s crisis response procedures.
Over the next few days , you may want to take a few minutes to discuss with your child the necessity of being aware of surroundings, reporting suspicious persons or situations, and listening attentively to teachers and staff during an emergency.
Thank you for your continued partnership in providing a safe and welcoming educational environment throughout the East Penn School District.
Thanks to a generous grant from Burlington, Alburtis Elementary School is planning to use a portion of those funds to enhance our playground and the students’ recess experience. It has been 14 years since our school was built and the playground is in need of some additional equipment and upgrades to make recess more productive for our students.
Studies show that students who are active have greater attention, faster cognitive processing speed, and perform better on standardized academic tests than students who are less active. Play can help children build confidence, resolve conflicts, and become leaders.
Let’s build a playground that will lead to greater recess time. A great recess means fewer fights, fewer injuries, and fewer trips to the principal’s office – and students coming back to class ready to learn. Recess can be a time for children to gain the experiences that prepare them for success in and out of the classroom.
How can you help? Beginning conference week, look for the “Pump Up the Playground” jug outside the office. Add your loose change or any donation to help us add to our playground building account. No donation is too small to help our venture. Donations can be accepted from family members, friends or companies who are interested in seeing our children have a great recess experience.
Thanks for your help in “Pumping Up the Playground” at Alburtis Elementary School!!!
WOW! This year’s Spring Book Fair is a HUGE success! It is so nice to see our kiddos shopping for books with you. As parents, please know that you are such role models for your young readers. Our book fair will be open tonight during evening parent teacher conferences, tomorrow, Thursday and Friday!
Thank you for your generous pet food and pet supply donations.
Together we are supporting a local shelter in need!