Jun 3

The Positive School Culture Team asks that families please complete this brief 4 question survey about your experiences this year.  Please take 2 minutes and click the link below to share what events you attended, and any thoughts you may have regarding any school events from the year! We appreciate your feedback and candor so that we can make Short Pump the best school that it can be!  Thank you!


May 28

As you know, we have our Kindergarten Music Performance coming up in little more than a week!  Thank you to everyone that has been practicing lines with their children at home, we have come a LONG way!  Please keep practicing so that we can really shine when it is time for the class to be on stage!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Ms. Widdowson

May 20

Good afternoon!

As you know we have been experiencing some very HOT weather lately!  It is very hot outside, and can at times be pretty chilly in our classroom.  Please consider sending your child to school in layers so that they can be comfortable around the building.  Please also consider sending your child to school with a water bottle each day so that they may bring it outside to recess.  Also, for safety, please continue to send your child to school in tennis shoes.  Sandals cause young students to trip and get stubbed toes while running around on the playground and blacktop.

Thanks, Ms. W

May 6

Good afternoon Stinger Families!

Your child’s first elementary school field trip went off without a hitch!  Your children followed directions nicely, stuck with their chaperones, and learned tons!  We got to use our five senses, smell, taste, and plant herbs, investigate some compost, and visit with some butterflies!  Thank you for all of your help to make today’s trip a success.

Please enjoy some pictures from our day 🙂

Apr 29

As a reminder, Field Trip forms and money are due TOMORROW!!!!

Also, today your child is bringing home another set of photos from Strawbridge today that are available for purchase.  If you would like to purchase these pictures, please return the small inner envelope with your payment.  If you aren’t interested, please return the large envelope containing the photos to me as soon as possible.


Ms. W

Apr 16

As you have new neighbors move into your neighborhood, please encourage them to register their incoming students (especially Kindergarteners) with our front office so that we can properly plan for next year.

Families will need to bring the following documents with them in order to register.

  • An official state-issued birth certificate for your child. A child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30.
  • Proof of residency. You will need:
    • A picture ID: driver’s license, DMV ID, military ID or other picture ID; AND:
    • A current house contract, lease agreement, mortgage statement
      or tax assessment; AND:
    • A current utility bill (dated within the past 30 days).
  • Physical Form (Must be received before the child may start school)
  • Immunizations (Must be received before the child may start school)
Apr 8

Please keep an eye out for envelopes to come home this week about Jump Rope for Heart.  This is an entirely optional fundraiser for the American Heart Association, that comes with prizes for kids that raise money.  It also has lots of great online resources for free available to everyone to access giving child-friendly advice about how to keep their hearts healthy.  Your students are bringing home 3D glasses today from our assembly, which they can use to watch the video on their website.

Thanks, Ms. W


Mar 25

This is the time of year when students’ extra supply pockets start running low.  Students are starting to realize that they are on their last glue stick, have run out of crayons, or have filled up all of the pages in their independent writing notebooks with pictures and stories from their reading centers.  Please check in with your child to see if they are lacking any supplies.  I will be sending home little notes in folders with specific supplies that your student needs as we notice that they have run out.  Thank you for sending in those items to help keep our routines running smoothly!


Bitmoji ImageMs. Widdowson

Mar 18

Our Class Treasure Box is running low, and we are in need of some donations!  Your students get to choose a prize from the treasure box each Friday that they have received all good colors on their behavior chart, and now also get to choose a prize once they meet their goal and climb their goal setting mountain!

Please consider sending in some small party gift bag type trinkets (no food items) to donate to our treasure box.

If you would like to see an example of the sorts of items we are looking for, please click this link.

Thanks for supporting your child’s good behavior and motivation to meet their individual goals!

Mar 14

Good afternoon families!

Tomorrow I will be sending home the Strawbridge school pictures that were taken a couples weeks ago.  If you paid for a class picture, those will be sent home for you to keep sometime soon (they are not included in your students individual picture envelope).  Even if you did not purchase a class picture, Stawbridge took an individual spring picture of every student and is sending home proofs for you to look at, and decide if you would like to purchaseAgain, these individual photographs have not been paid for by anyone at this time.  If you are not interested in purchasing these spring individual pictures of your child, please return the entire packet to school in your child’s folder as soon as possible.  If you decide to purchase one or more of the pictures, please return any pictures not being purchased in the envelope, along with the payment for the pictures you decided to keep, in the small envelope included with the pictures. If you decide to purchase all of the individual photos being sent home, please simply return the payment in the small envelope found inside with the pictures. I understand that this is a confusing way of doing things, but it is what the picture company has requested that we do.  I appreciate your help with this!!! 🙂

And finally, to the fun part of the post!

PIRATE DAY is TOMORROW!!! Please have your child dress in red, white, and black (pirate colors) so that the scurvy dogs can’t find them!  We will be using our map skills to track the clues around our school to avoid the scurvy dogs and find our special treasure!

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Thank you!

Pirate Widdowson


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