February Newsletter

Dr. Malinda McKillip

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is NOW open! Please visit our district's Student Registration website page for additional information or contact Mrs. Alexandra Lewis, our FC Attendance Clerk, at 610-469-5710.


Please note that Kindergarten students must be age 5 by September 1, 2020.

National School Counseling Week

Please join us in celebrating National School Counseling Week and recognizing our own counselor, Mrs. Gabrielle Baylor February 3th-7th.

February Daily Rotation Schedule

February General PTA Meeting

If you have been thinking about getting more involved with the French Creek PTA, please consider attending our next General Meeting on Wednesday, February 5th at 9:30 AM. There are openings for the 2020-2021 Board, as well as several clubs and activities that are looking for Chairs and Co-Chairs.

First Friday Fun Day

Students are encouraged to dress as a 100 year old on Friday, February 7th.

School Closing

There will be no school for students on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spring parent/teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th.


The online scheduling assistant in Skyward will open on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00 AM through Monday, March 2nd at 4:00 PM.



  • Students will report to school on 3/4 and 3/5 from 8:30-11:50 AM.

  • AM Kindergarten will attend on Wednesday, March 4th. (No PM Class)

  • PM Kindergarten will attend the morning of Thursday, March 5th. (No AM Class)

2020 PSSA Testing Dates

Please mark your calendars. Students will be completing PSSA assessments on the dates listed below. As a reminder, requests for Non-School Sponsored Travel cannot be approved during the PSSA testing window.


3-6 English/Language Arts-April 20th, 21st, and 22nd


3-6 Mathematics-April 27th and 28th


4th Grade Science-April 29th and 30

Reinforcing Positive Behaviors

Dear Parents,

While our French Creek students are typically very well behaved, please review and reinforce the expectations below with your child(ren). We are definitely seeing an increase of non-desired behaviors the past couple of weeks. Many thanks in advance!

6th Grade Parent Night at OJR Middle School

The Middle School Administration will be hosting a 6th Grade Parent Information Night on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 PM in the Middle School Auditorium. We hope our 6th grade parents will be able to attend the important information session.

K-3 Arts and Craft Club

Visit the French Creek PTA website and register your child via PTBoard for Arts and Craft Club on Wednesday afternoons February 12th-April 15th.


*No classes March 4th or April 8th.

2019-2020 Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are on sale NOW... Please see the attached ordering directions. Please note that all Sixth Graders receive a yearbook compliments of the FCVPTA and DO NOT need to place an order. The deadline for ordering a yearbook is Friday, March 27.


To place your order, please go to: www.schoolannual.com

  • Click the “Buy My Student's Yearbook” button
  • Search for “French Creek Elementary, Pottstown, PA”
  • Click “2020 Yearbook” - Click “Order Now”


Please make sure you enter your child’s teacher’s last name when ordering!

6th Grade Yearbook Shout Outs

Sixth Grade Parents... Now is your opportunity to recognize your Sixth Grader’s accomplishments-place your child's picture in the school yearbook, along with a note of congratulations! Please use this form. All Shout-Outs and payments must be returned to Mrs. Troutman no later than Wednesday, February 19th.

Help K-Kids "Love The Animals"

Our French Creek K-Kids has begun a drive to "Love the Animals" through the month of February. Students will be collecting items needed by local animal rescues and shelters right in our own OJR community. The donation items that are most needed are; bath towels, new/used pet toys, laundry soap, hard bones (nyla or marrow), food and paper towels. Please contact Mrs. Jessica Hengst (jhengst@ojrsd.net ) if you have questions.

Discovery Kitchen Event with Chef Nels

Chartwells' Chef Nels will be visiting French Creek on February 24th and preparing Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothies. Students can purchase a special treat for $1.75.
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Wellness Committee Newsletter

Imagine time in your day to choose a quiet activity without anyone needing you. There would be no interruptions, no expected outcome, and no imposed rules. You could determine what you needed and for how long. Sounds wonderful, and hard to come by, right? It is rare that adults make time to relax. Demands on your time, whether self-imposed or not, prevent people from reading a book for pleasure, going for a leisurely walk, gardening, or taking time for another interest. This common picture of family life has inspired many books and research about the detriments of no quiet, relaxing, unstructured time on both adults and children alike.


This month the Wellness Committee is encouraging you to provide time for yourself and your children to unwind, screenless. Minds need to wander, invent, imagine, and ponder at their own pace. Providing quiet time for your child will enable them to develop these necessary life skills.


Click on the links below for some ideas to help un-stress your child.


https://rethinkrural.raydientplaces.com/blog/13-unstructured-playtime-ideas-to-get-the-kids-outside


https://gozen.com/50-calm-down-ideas-to-try-with-kids-of-all-ages/


https://www.verywellfamily.com/unstructured-play-2764971

Volunteers Needed for 24 Tournament

Stay Connected

There are so many exciting things that happen each day at French Creek. Please follow us on Twitter @OwenJRobertsFC to stay connected!

Wishing you a wonderful February!

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