February Knights Knews

Catch up on what's happening at MES in the Knights Knews. This month's issue includes an article on unexpected good outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic, by Dylan Gilliss, Hailee Nevedomsky, Evelyn Kerr, Caroline Hoffmann, Luka Barnhart and Liam Howe; a dreamy tomato soup recipe, by Sean Bristow; pieces on space exploration, by Josh Carey and Zoey Middleton; Gabriel Smith's article on his summer adventure in Maine; learning more about Ms. Bickel, by Lucas Brown; and, artwork by Knights in the Hall. All students are welcome to participate by submitting articles, drawings, pictures or writing pieces.



MES Honors Students

This week students from Merchantville School received in-person and virtual school year first trimester awards. Congratulations go out to MES 6th graders who received First Honors - students who received straight A's. Keep up the great work Daisy, Caroline, Elliot, Julia, Frankie, Massimo, Jillian, Julian & Grayden. Shout out to 7th grade Principal's List students who received straight A's for the first trimester. Keep up the great work David, Isabella, Ella, Audrey, Eric, Abbie, Owen, Maddie, & Luke. And to our 8th grade Principal's List students who received straight A's for the first trimester. Great job Mikayla, Eli, Jai, Will, Dylan, Isaiah, Milan, Catherine & Spyrandreas. Merchantville School also announced Knights of Honor for the first trimester - students who exhibit the characteristics we expect from all of our students. Great job Heaven, Spyandreas, Peter, Audrey, Sasha and Marlowe!



On June 4th, Merchantville School's Chief Administrator, Scott Strong, published a letter to acknowledge the senseless murder of George Floyd and express the district's unequivocal commitment to empowering students with the skills and voice to make a change and stand up for what they believe is right. MES provides an environment promoting “No Place For Hate” where people are not only tolerant, but accepting of diversity. Students and teachers stand #uKNIGHTed in making the world a better place.

Give Blood at MES

Help save a life by donating at The American Red Cross blood drive at Merchantville School, 130 S. Centre Street, on Tuesday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Red Cross encourages healthy, eligible people to donate blood and reminds us there is no evidence that shows coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transmission - no cases of respiratory viruses have ever been reported through blood transfusions. Further, the Red Cross has asked potential donors to postpone their donation for 28 days following travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea or diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has or is suspected to have the virus. Appointments can be made through this link. 

Schools Read to Students

In addition to lesson plans and activities in theses stay-at-home times Merchantville School has focused on connecting to students and MES through "read out louds" on Facebook. Parents and kids can tune in throughout the week to listen as teachers and administrators share stories. Merchantville CSA, Scott Strong, read Duck for President and Harold and the Purple CrayonKrista Travaglini shared Peanut Butter and Cupcake and Spanish Teacher, Ms. Bonilla, read Say Hola to Spanish. Remember to read while you are at home. Enjoy and stay safe. for more videos. Keep on reading while you are home. We miss all of our students. 

MES Provides Meals During Closure

Breakfast and lunch will be made available to resident students on a weekly basis beginning March 17th at Merchantville School. Resident students including high school students, may come pick up bag lunches and breakfasts at designated times. Students will need to give their name, grade and school in order to pick up the lunches. Students that pay for lunches will have the amount added to their account balance. Students will enter through the door by the playground, give their information, pick up the lunches and exit out the door by the teacher’s parking lot. On Tuesday, March 17th, students may pick up 4 lunches and breakfasts between 11:00 am and 1:00pm. On Monday, March 23rd, students may pick up 5 lunches and breakfasts between 11:00 am and 1:00pm.

New Parent Night

Merchantville School will host a "New Parent Information Night" for Pre-K and Kindergarten students entering in 2020-2021 on Wednesday, March 18 6:30 in Room 105. This is a new process that takes the place of the Round-Up activities. Parents are invited to come out to learn about the registration process. Children need not attend this session. Parents of all new incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students are invited and will be given the opportunity to sign up for a screening in the Spring. The school is located at 130 South Centre Street . For additional information call 856-663-1091.

HS Information Night

Haddon Heights Course Information Night for 8th graders attending Haddon Heights High School next year as 9th graders will take place at Merchantville School on Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Haddon Heights Jr./Sr. High School continues to be proud of its tradition of excellent academic performance and high standards for all students. The high number of students who move on to post-secondary education and the military continues to be competitive nationally. Students and staff have access to current technology to assist teaching and learning. Students are participants in Google Classroom where they can share and interact with other students and teachers in a learning environment that opens up opportunities outside the classroom walls. Students, parents, and professional staff focus on the academic pursuits that prepare the students to enter high school as confident learners. Elective courses and our extra-curricular programs ultimately prepare each student to become a well-rounded learner, equipped to meet the challenges they will face in high school and the world. 2019-20 Program of Studies.

Intramural Bball Sign-Up

Students interested in PTA Intramural Basketball should fill out a permission slip by January 10th, 2020. The program is held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the season runs from January 15th through February 26th. All practices and games are in the school gym. Second and Third grade clinic is from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Fourth and Fifth grade clinic is from 7:15-8:00 p.m. Coaches/assistants are needed and there is no basketball experience required. This is a great chance to coach and be active with your child. Please contact Judyann McCarthy at 215-901-6398 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Please complete and return this permission slip to school by Friday, January 10th.


Read the Knight's Knews

The second and newest edition of Merchantville School's Knight's Knews, a monthly newspaper written, edited and published by MES students, is available to view online at www.merchantvilleschool.org. This is your go to place to see hot topics, articles and ideas from our elementary school. Each issue includes "Hot Topics", interviews, event pictures and articles, artwork, sports news and much more. Check it out!

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