The Principal's Pen

East Coventry Elementary School

News and Information for the Week of September 13th

Thank you to our ECPTA for organizing our tailgate before last Friday night's OJRHS football game. It was so nice to see so many EC families stopping by the tailgate before going to the football game. Even our new superintendent, Dr. Stout stopped by to say "hello". It could not have been more perfect weather to see the our Wildcats go on to win the game!
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Important Calendar Reminder!

There is no school for all OJR students on Thursday, September 16th.

What Happens if My Child is Quarantined?

The elementary schools have developed plans in the event quarantines are needed. At the elementary level, quarantined students will participate in the daily classroom meeting. In addition, they will receive direct instruction, if they are well enough to participate, during specific times of the day. Each building will have a supplemental teacher who will provide instruction and support to students in quarantine. Please understand that this will need to be a fluid process based on the amount of students who are in quarantine throughout the building. Students who receive direct instruction from a special education teacher will join their group via Google Meet. In the event of a quarantine, information will be provided to families regarding the instructional plan via their child's Google Classroom. In order to communicate and plan the lessons, we typically need one school day in order to post the checklists and be ready to deliver instruction.

Updated District Calendar

With the recent cancellation of school on Thursday, September 2nd, the District calendar has been revised to include the make up day. School is now in session on Monday, June 13th. The revised District calendar is available for download below this information.

Pickup Patrol

We kindly ask that you do not use Pickup Patrol to mark your student absent. Instead families need to use the attendance hotline (610-469-5688) to report absences. Pickup Patrol is to be used to communicate either early dismissals or end of day pickup plans.


If you have not yet done so, please log -in and update your students' default plans for this school year.

OJR Cavalcade of Bands

The 50th OJR Band Cavalcade is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd. Gates open at 3:30 and performances will take place from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM. It is expected to be the grandest event yet and so volunteers are greatly appreciated. General information can be found on the OJR MPO Website Cavalcade (ojrbandmpo.com), and volunteer opportunities are found on our SignUpGenius (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caaad2dabf4ce9-50th).
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OJR Pink Out Game

The Owen J. Roberts Pick Out Game will be held at Wildcat Stadium on Friday, October 1. Once again, shirts will be sold to raise money for Unite For Her. Below is the link for the Pink Out Shirt Online Store. There will be no school delivery. Shirts will need to be shipped directly to your homes or picked up at Bob Hilbert Sportswear in Boyertown, PA. All orders are due by September 13, 2021. There are several options and sizes. Questions? Kira Marks at KMarks@ojrsd.net


Details:

-Pink Out Gear Order Information

OJREF Farm Fest is Back!

The OJR Education Foundation is proud to present the popular Family Farm Fest Fundraiser on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. The event will take place at Olszanowski Farm located at 315 Pughtown Road, Spring City, PA. Enjoy an evening of food and fun with family and friends! Bring a camping chair and a flashlight, and we'll do the rest!


Activities include touring the 3.5 mile Corn Maze, a hayride, s'mores by the bonfires, basket raffles and a 50/50 drawing, food and drink, pumpkins for sale, and games for all. Tickets are $11 each and children age 3 and under are free. They include the hayride, maze, games, and bonfires. OJR Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All funds benefit the students at Owen J. Roberts School District.


Sponsorships for the Family Farm Fest Fundraiser are available. For more info. About sponsorship opportunities, you can email Cindy Hutcheson at chutcheson@ojref.org.

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EC PTA News and Information

EC Spirit Wear!

The NEW designs are up for purchasing!!! Place your orders for the whole family between now and September 26th. You’ll have your items by mid-October...either delivered to your child at school, or shipped home to you. Click here to order: https://bobhilbertshop.com/shop/ols/categories/east-coventry-wildcats

GO WILDCATS!!!! GO EC!!!!

Family Fall Fest

Our Family Fall Fest will be held on October 7th at Colonial Gardens from 3:00-6:30. The cost will be $10/person (2 and under are free). For that price, each person will get a hayride, access to the mazes, and a small pumpkin! AND…$5 of each ticket price will come back to the ECPTA, so we can organize even MORE fun things for kids and families! Stay tuned for pre-purchasing tickets! Contact eastcoventrypta@gmail.com for more information.

Membership Drive

Sign up before September 30th and join the ECPTA for just $6!

Paper forms should have been brought home this past week and can be returned to the school labeled "Attn: PTA".

You can also go to eastcoventrypta.com/join and complete your registration and payment online.

There's a place for everyone in the ECPTA! Volunteer for your child!

East Coventry Spirit Night at the OJR Football Game

Thank you ALL for coming out to get fired up at our tailgate before EC’s night at the OJR football game! We had so much fun, and we appreciate all of you who came!

Monthly Meeting

Don’t forget to come (or zoom in) to our first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at EC in the innovation room, or you can log in at home. A link will be sent out before the meeting! See you there!!

Spirit Night at the Epicurean Garage

Come out for dinner on Sunday, October 10th! Enjoy a DELICIOUS meal, and support the PTA at the same time. The Epicurean Garage has very generously decided to give back 25% of the evenings sales (dine-in and take-out). Simply bring in the flyer that will come home with your child soon!

DATES FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

September:

  • ECPTA Meeting: Tuesday, September 14th at 7PM
  • No School for Students or Staff: Thursday, September 16th

October:

  • OJR Flu Clinic: Monday, October 4th from 3-6PM at the OJRMS
  • Fire Prevention Week: October 4th
  • Start With Hello Week: October 4th
  • Fall Picture Day: Wednesday, October 6th
  • PTA Fall Fest: Thursday, October 7th
  • No School for Students: Monday, October 11th
  • ECPTA Meeting: Tuesday, October 12th at 7PM
  • Warwick Fun Run: Monday, October 25th

November:

  • Fall Picture Retake Day: Wednesday, November 3rd
  • No School for Students: Wednesday, November 4th
  • ECPTA Meeting: Tuesday, November 9th at 7PM
  • EC PTA Scholastic Book Fair: November 15-26th
  • Half Day for Students: Dismissal at 11:50AM: Monday and Tuesday, November 22nd and 23rd
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: Monday and Tuesday, November 22nd and 23rd; 2-8PM
  • No School for Students: Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th
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