Welcome to Poston Road Elementary

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger

Helpful Information for New Families

Welcome to Poston Road Elementary! Although this may not contain ALL the information you might need, we hope this newsletter gives you a great head start to joining the Poston Road Family. Please call the school office if you have any questions. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! :)


Dr. Vlcan, Principal

Upcoming Events

August 10th - Back to School Open House 5:00PM-6:00PM

August 11th - First Day of School (School Hours 8:40-3:40)

September 6th - Labor Day (No School)

September 15th - Fall Pictures

Back to School Open House

On Tuesday, August 11th from 5:00-6:00PM we will host our annual Back to School Open House. At this time, your family can visit the school to meet your child's teacher, see their classroom, tour the school, drop off supplies, order spirit wear, and more! We hope to see you there!

Teacher Assignments

You can find out who your child's teacher will be by logging into Skyward beginning Friday, August 6th after 4PM.

Staff Roster: *There have been several changes*

Office Staff:

  • Jill Vlcan, Principal
  • Brenda Markitan, Secretary
  • Jessica Lashbrook, Clinic Clerk
  • Shelby Smith, Counselor
  • Patti Ostler, Family Service Coordinator

Grade Level Teachers:

  • Pam Verhey, Preschool
  • Molly Ferran, Kindergarten
  • Amy Brown, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
  • Diana Fox, Kindergarten & 2nd Grade Spanish
  • Dawn Werne, Kindergarten & 2nd Grade
  • Delia Fornero, Kindergarten & 1st Grade Spanish
  • Mimi Boyd, 1st Grade
  • Tanya Holman, 1st Grade
  • Amanda Percifield, 2nd Grade
  • Lisa Cameron, 3rd & 4th Grade
  • Donna Lehmann, 3rd Grade
  • Maria Clor, 3rd & 4th Grade Spanish
  • Wynne Deckard & Cheyenne Mappes (co-teach), 4th Grade

Resource Staff:

  • Monica Palmore, School Psychologist
  • Katie Nix, Speech Pathologist
  • Jennifer Hansen, Special Education Teacher

  • Daniel Davis, Special Education Teacher
  • Taylor Schubert, Special Education Aide
  • Jo Hall, Special Education Aide
  • Sidney Price, Special Education Aide
  • Stephanie Blandford, Adult & Child Therapist
  • Stacey Davis, Adult & Child Skills Development Specialist

Cafeteria Staff:

  • Kim Craig, Cafeteria Manager
  • Paula Stanfield
  • Shelly Plummer
  • Evelyn Burpo
  • January Robertson
  • Jackie Craven
  • Penny Thomas

Custodial Staff:

  • Lawanna Riffel, Evening Custodian
  • Ron Stevens, Evening Custodian

Title I Staff:

  • Becky Fishel, Title I Teacher
  • Bev Richardson, Title I Aide

Specials Teachers:

  • Caitlyn Hanson, Music Teacher
  • Susan Rishel, Gym Teacher
  • Crystal Niese, Technology Aide
  • McChristie Brooking, Art Teacher
  • Cheyenne Mappes & Wynne Deckard, Library

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

“Creating Globally-Minded, Lifelong Learners."

Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment


Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at: brenda.markitan@msdmartinsville.org

School Supply List

  • Backpack
  • Box of Kleenex
  • Folder
  • Reusable Water Bottle

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Doors open at 8:20AM (we do not have staff members available to supervise students before 8:20) Please DO NOT drop them off at the door prior to 8:20.
  • Door 2 & Door 8 are both options for drop off. It is your preference on which door you would like to drop your child off at. Please pull up along the sidewalk before letting your child out of the car. DO NOT allow your child to cross in front of cars.


  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:35PM
  • Walkers will be dismissed out Door 2 & Door 8 first.
  • Next, the students riding buses and daycare vans will dismiss out of Door 2.
  • If you are picking up your child, grades PK-1 as well as Senora Fox/Mrs. Werne's 2nd graders (and older siblings) will be picked up at Door 2. Students in grades 3&4 as well as Mrs. Percifield's second graders will be picked up at Door 8. Please stay in your car, we will bring your child out to you.


Please call in all student absences at (765) 342-8408 and select option "1" by 9:00AM for EACH day your student will be sick or late. If your student is going to be late to school for any reason, please make sure and let our office know ahead of time (if possible) by calling our office by 9:00AM that morning.


Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time.

What's for breakfast AND lunch??

Did you know we serve breakfast? Our cafeteria is open at 8:20AM everyday for all students.

Student Lunch prices:


Breakfast prices:


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