Welcome to Sinking Springs Elementary School


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It's always a GREAT DAY to be a PANTHER  and let your SPIRIT shine! 

                                                         

2850 Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406 

(717) 846-6789 ext. 1703

                                                                       

 Mr. Joel Gugino, Principal

 Mr. Scott Billig, Assistant Principal




Parent - Teacher Conferences 

Parent Conferences will be scheduled online!

Sinking Springs is pleased to announce that our conferences will be set up using an online scheduling system. The system will go live on Monday, Oct. 27th. You can sign up for a conference any time until Friday, Nov. 7th

Conference Sign-up Link:  http://ptcfast.com/schools/Sinking_Springs_Elementary

For the full list of instructions, please refer to the Parent Conference Document attached below:



Picture Retakes
 
Picture retake day for Sinking Springs will be on November 11th at approximately 10:30 am. If you would like to place a new order during retake day, have your child come to the office for a picture form. Send the completed picture form and payment on November 11th. If your child is having a picture retaken, the original package must be returned to the photographer on retake day. You do not need to pay for the retake if you paid previously. 

The Panther Pantry

The Panther Pantry is Central York School District's food pantry. The purpose of this pantry is to provide nourishing foods to children in our district who are hungry. The pantry is open the third Tuesdayof every month (Oct-May) from 6-7 pm.

The pantry is stocked completely by donations from our staff, families, and community members. We need help in order to help others.


Please consider making a food or toiletry donation to help our efforts. Your generosity will be appreciated!


When: November 11 - 14

Where: Drop your donations off at any school in the district

What’s Being Collected:

    High School: Whole Grain Cereal and Oatmeal

    Middle School: Whole Grain Pasta and Sauce

    North Hills: Tuna, Peanut Butter and Jelly

    Sinking Springs: Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, All Purpose Cleaner

    Stony Brook: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins

    Hayshire: Canned Vegetables and Fruit

    Roundtown: Whole Grain Cereal and Oatmeal


PTO Fundraiser

Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser
Reminder:
Pick- up for Gertrude Hawk chocolates will be Tuesday, November 25th, from 
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Sinking Springs Cafeteria. 

Look how the Sinking Springs Staff ended their first day!

The Sinking Springs staff cooled off at the end of our first day by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. The staff donated money as part of the challenge to go to the Panther Pantry which will benefit our Central York families. They challenged the Central York Elementary schools, Central York administrators, and a wonderful friend, Charlet Miller, former principal of Sinking Springs Elementary to the Ice Bucket Challenge.



Follow us on Twitter 

Sinking Springs now has our own twitter account.

Check us out at  @SS_elementary.

Look for daily updates as to what our learners are doing each day. 


PTO News 

Join the Sinking Springs PTO for their next meeting of the year, Tuesday, October 7 at 9:30 am  in the Sinking Springs faculty room. Join us to hear what the PTO has in store for our learners and our families this school year. 

Volunteers
The PTO is still accepting volunteer forms to assist on committees or to become a head room parent.  Additional forms can be obtained from the office.
 
Student Directory
If you would like to be included in this year's student directory, please provide your information on the computers provided at back to school night or use the link on the school web page.  All directory submissions must be received by September 30th to be included in the directory.
 
Fundraiser
The Sinking Springs fundraiser will officially kick off on October 1st and will end on October 13th.  The fundraiser will be Kid Stuff books and Gertrude Hawk chocolates.  All money for orders should be collected immediately and checks should be made out to the Sinking Springs PTO.  The Gertrude Hawk orders will come in the week prior to Thanksgiving and pick-up will be during parent conferences that week. 
 


Security Enhancements for 2014-2015
Central York School District considers the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff to be of the utmost importance. We strive to create a learning environment that protects the health and safety of ALL of our students and employees. 

This year when you enter Sinking Springs you will be greeted by one of our staff members on the right side of the lobby at a new window area.  They will assist you in picking up your child, dropping off your child or any items you may be bringing to school for your child. If you are dropping off or picking up items or students, the lobby will be the area of the school to complete these tasks.

To help out our office staff, labeling the item you are dropping off with your child's name will be very helpful. We will also have supplies in the drop off area to help with labeling any items.  

Those who are meeting with staff members, volunteering, or completing paperwork will proceed ino the office area.

Any adult entering the building will be signed into our School Gate Guardian system to allow us to keep an accurate log of who enters the buidlng each day. Please bring your driver's license with you the first time you enter the building, if you were not logged into our system last year. If you do not have your driver's license, our office staff will ask you for basic information to record in the system, and take a picture of you for our system. 

Thanks for your cooperation as we continue each year to improve the safety and security for our Sinking Springs learners, our staff, and our families.


Upcoming Events and Information


Didn't Get Enough Vacation this Summer and Looking Ahead to a Spring Vacation????
Check out the PSSA assessment schedule for 2015. 


Check out our Back to School newsletter that many of your received through Constant contact last week.