Thursday, February 21, 2013
Russell Elementary School's annual Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BROOMALL–Russell Elementary School's annual Fun Fair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and promises to be a perfect Saturday of indoor carnival games and activities for anyone with kids in the Marple Newtown area. Many games were home-made by Russell parents in previous years, including small carnival games for the little ones and hands-on arts and crafts. The cafeteria will offer food, drinks and baked goods for lunch. For those who like to take chances, the school will offer a 50/50, theme baskets (including a Great Wolf Lodge and Phillies basket), and various gift certificates donated by local businesses. View photo galleries of previous years here and one from last year here.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Russell Elementary School honored local war veterans during a special assembly on Friday, Nov. 9.
BROOMALL–On Friday, Russell Elementary School honored local veterans with a special assembly dedicated just for them. John Wing, of Broomall, and Rob Carroll, of Newtown Square, both of the Valley Forge Fife and Drum also showed up on Friday morning to kick off the dedicated ceremony to veterans. Legionnaires and veterans from Marple Memorial Post 805 also performed their own special presentation for the students. Veterans showed students how to properly fold the American flag while teaching them what the 13 stripes on the flag symbolized. Jack Casta, who served with the U.S. Navy aboard U.S.S. Dewey from 1972-1978, helped present the folding of the flag to the students on Friday. But one of his favorite parts of the day was Lindsay …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Russell Elementary School and a couple of local parents from St. Pius X are starting their own collection drives for Hurricane Sandy victims.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
BROOMALL–In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Russell Elementary School is pulling together to help those in need. Russell has partnered up with Island Heights Volunteer Fire Co. 1, who are in desperate need of the following items: St. Pius X School parents Helen Molloy and Patrizia Rizzi–who also has children at Loomis Elementary School–are also spearheading a local collection drive to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Their main goal is to help the children of those victims by donating care packages that will include basic necessities. According to their private Facebook group "Care Packages for Jersey": "I am going to put this out there and hopefully will get a big response. I am sure many of us know someone at the shore that has lost many …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
One soldier in Afghanistan and another soldier in South Korea have been adopted by Russell Elementary School's fifth-grade class in the Adopt-a-Soldier program.
BROOMALL–Lindsay Mitchell's fifth-grade class at Russell Elementary School is participating in the Adopt-a-Soldier program again this year and held a candy corn guessing jar fundraiser recently to raise money. So far, the class has adopted two soldiers–Josh in Afghanistan and Jason in South Korea who they have already been in contact with this year. According to Mitchell, the candy corn fundraiser raised $170 which will allow the class to "send tons of care packages to our two adopted soldiers." A gift card was awarded to the winning adult and a goodie bag to the winning student who guessed the closest number of pieces of candy corn in the jars.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Meet this first-grade teacher at Russell Elementary School who started off as a business major in college and wound up teaching to make a difference in children's lives.
Marple Newtown Patch is featuring great teachers in the Marple Newtown area who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. Meet this 10-year teacher who started off working in marketing and then wound up teaching to make a diffrence in children's lives. Name: Kim Scheck School: Russell Elementary School Grade/Subject: First Grade Years in the Industry: This is my 10th year. I taught in Upper Darby for five years. This is my fifth year at Russell. Teaching History: I did not start out as a teacher. I received my bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University in business. I worked as an account executive for a small …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Find out when students in the Marple Newtown School District have to go back to school and other important dates to jot down.
Don't tell the kids, but summer is more than half over. So make sure you pencil in these back-to-school dates. Students in the Marple Newtown School District head back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4. All six schools in the MNSD begin on this date. Those schools include Culbertson, Loomis, Russell and Worrall elementary schools, Paxon Hollow Middle School and Marple Newtown High School. Below are some other important dates to keep in mind. Don't have a student in the MNSD? Check out this list of back-to-school dates for local private schools here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Meet this fifth-grade teacher at Russell Elementary School who has always dreamed of becoming a teacher someday.
Marple Newtown Patch is featuring great teachers in the Marple Newtown area who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. Meet this fifth-grade teacher, who has a passion to share her love for learning to her students. Name: Samantha Partridge School: Russell Elementary School Grade/Subject: Fifth Grade Years in the Industry: 3 Teaching History: I graduated from West Chester University with degrees in both Elementary and Special Education. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Reading at West Chester University. I completed my student teaching at Russell Elementary School. In 2009, I started teaching in …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Phillie Phanatic helped kick off Russell Elementary School's end of the year celebration on May 21, announcing how much was raised in their recycling collection, the Sour Face Contest winners, and the students who portrayed cooperation this month.
BROOMALL–The Phillie Phanatic was a surprise guest at Russell Elementary School's End of the Year celebration on Monday afternoon. The Phanatic helped kick off the celebration with a few dance routines, pumping up the students to announce the total amount collected in the school's recycling collection, the teachers who won in the school's Sour Face Contest to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, and the students who portrayed May's character trait–cooperation. The school raised $2,878.14 in their recycling collection and over $200 in their spring Sour Face Contest and lemonade stand. Earlier in the school year, the school raised over $2,000 with their bat-o-lanterns project. Students were able to purchase lemonade during their lunch …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Russell Elementary School held its annual fun fair on Feb. 25.
BROOMALL–Russell Elementary School held its annual fun fair on Feb. 26, bringing out the entire community for a day of games, activities, raffles and lunch. According to school Principal Dianne Smith, the fun fair has been in existence for approximately 30 years. With the help of the PTO and the school community, Russell was able to bring another successful fun fair this year. Were you there? Take any photos? Add them to our gallery here.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Family and friends of the Marple Newtown community participated in the annual 26-mile Walt Disney Marathon in support of cancer survivor and Russell Elementary School student Charlotte McAuliffe.
Several members of the Marple Newtown community pledged to do the unthinkable–run 26 miles in Orlando, FL, in support of local 9-year-old student Charlotte McAuliffe, a cancer survivor. Charlotte, a third grader at Russell Elementary School, was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 3 but through rigorous treatment and approximately 17 surgeries, she's overcome her battle to the cancer. Ambassdors to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the McAuliffes have been involved with fundraising for childhood cancer over the years but this year was the first year the family has decided to run a marathon in support of Charlotte and childhood cancer awareness. And so the team, Charlotte's Lemonheads, of about 10 adults and six children–consisting of…