WJHSD Closure Due to Coronavirus
The WJHSD and all K-12 schools in the state of PA will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 throughout the remainder of the school year with online instruction beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020. Please visit the  Online Instruction Family Resource Page for more information.
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The WJHSD and all K-12 schools in the state of PA will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 27, 2020, due to recent updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Monday, 5/18 - Friday, 5/22 - Student Item Pick-up Days 
Monday, 5/25 - Memorial Day (NO ONLINE SCHOOL)
Thursday, 5/28 & Friday, 5/29 - Online School is "in-session"
Monday, 6/1 - Final Day for Student Item Pick-Ups (11:00-12:00) 
Monday, 6/8 - Last Day for School Lunches 
Tuesday, 6/9 - Last Day of School 
*Every Wednesday will be a "Workout Wednesday" 
*All Fridays are Black & Gold days for TJ spirit! 
*Please see the Activities Calendar along the left-hand side for additional dates and upcoming events.

McClellan Town Hall Meeting

I will be holding a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 27,  to have an open line of communication between families, school, and the PTA.  As this school year is winding down, I’d like to be available to answer any questions you may have and gather any feedback on plans going forward.  I know I usually use the monthly PTA meetings for this, so while we are not in session I thought this would be the best route.  The members of our PTA board will also have some important updates to share as well.  If you can, please join us at 7:30 for a Zoom “Town Hall Meeting”. 
The information to access the meeting is below…
Mr. Liberatore is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: McClellan Elementary Town Hall Meeting
Time: May 27, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 791 4804 2728
Password: 854974
If you do not have a Zoom Meeting account, you will have to sign up for one prior to the start of the meeting.  This is the first time I am running a meeting using Zoom, so let’s keep our fingers crossed it works.  I was told I have to allow each person access to the meeting as they login, so please be patient.  I set it up for the cameras to be off, and your microphone to be muted as you enter (I’m hoping that works). 
Also, I will record this meeting and send it out via my weekly update and post it here (for those of you that cannot attend tonight).

Black History Month

Black History Month

Earlier in the month of February, students in second grade participated in a research project to learn about important African American figures and their contributions to science, math, sports, and the arts. The posters the second graders created were placed outside the library so all students can see the information. We asked the rest of the school to also help us learn about these amazing people and the impact they have had on our society. Below you will find a list of the people on display. We asked families to take a minute to look up a fact, a quote, or an interesting piece of information about one of our figures. They then wrote the fact/quote/information on hearts which were sent home and returned to school.  Check out the pictures below to see how much our knowledge has grown. Did you know Barack Obama won two Grammy awards?! That was just one of the 67 interesting facts brought in about President Obama, but I'm sure he'd be sad to know he lost out to the 78 facts for MJ. In total we had 268 hearts turned in. Thank you so much for your continued support in our learning!

Our Historical Figures:

Simone Biles; Barack Obama; Katherine Johnson; 

Michael Jordan; Maya Angelou; Thurgood Marshall

Read Across America Week

We had an awesome time during Read Across America Week this year.  We had themed dress up days... Green Eggs and Ham Day (wear green), Wacky Wednesday (crazy clothes and hair), Cat in the Hat Day (wear a hat), and The Lorax day (wear a mustache).  The teachers made outstanding displays for the Door Decorating Contest.  We also had visits from Therapy Dogs and students from TJHS to read with us and work on kindness projects.  To wrap up the week, the PTA held a birthday party for Dr. Seuss at the Pleasant Hills Public Library.  Thank you to the PTA for making this a great week!  Take a look at all of the fun below...

Door Decorating Contest

Therapy Dog Visit

TJHS Readers

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

McClellan Friendship Parties

On Friday, February 14, we held our annual Friendship Parties.  Thank you to the PTA and the numerous parent volunteers that made this such a fun day.  We couldn't do it without you.  If you didn't get a chance to attend, please take a look at the pictures below...

At McClellan... We ROCK!

One of the district initiatives is for every school to develop a School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention & Support plan (SWPBIS).  We wanted a systematic way to teach and reward positive behaviors, so we developed the following pledge:
Whenever students display one of the positive behaviors listed in our pledge, a staff member gives them a "ROCK Star Cash" coupon. The students write their name on it and place their cash coupons in a bin located in the school lobby.  At the end of each month, 4 ROCK Star Students are picked from each K-2 grade. Student photos are showcased in the school’s "Rock Star Hall of Fame" for the rest of the year.  Take a look at the winners for February below...

Earning For Learning

There are a number of ways other than selling fundraising items that can earn money for our school.  Please make sure you are taking part in the following programs:
Box Tops for Education
Apples for the Students (through Giant Eagle)
S.E.E.D. Program (through Shop 'n Save)
For more information on how to sign up for these, please click here to view the PTA flyer. 
Kindergarten Safe Snack List
Due to the later Kindergarten lunch schedule this school year, we are encouraging every child to bring a daily snack to be eaten between 10:00-11:00AM. Click here for the safe snack list and additional information. Thank you.

2019-2020 Car Rider Registration and Information

In order to ensure the safest and most efficient methods for student dismissal, the West Jefferson Hills School District is continuing to use a system at the elementary and intermediate schools for those students who are being picked up at the end of the school day.  The system will utilize car tags and backpack tags to identify students and ensure that they are released only to drivers who are approved to pick them up.  Click here for the registration form and letter.
Learning Resources

Artists of the Month - February

Each month, Mrs. Bowser will select 3 artists of the month from each grade level.  One for "Creativity", one for "Craftmanship" and one for "Concept".  These are also the categories that the students will be graded on in Art this year.  Please check back each month to see what lucky winners will be adorning our halls...
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