January Newsletter

Dr. Malinda McKillip

Happy New Year!

Dear French Creek Families,


I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. It is always so very nice to welcome the children back to school and hear about their favorite winter break activity, their special surprises, and fun memories!


Many thanks for reading through this newsletter for important dates and information. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Wishing you a happy and healthy new year,

Malinda McKillip

Terrific Tuesday and Fun Friday

French Creek students and staff will celebrate "Terrific Tuesday" and "Fun First Friday" this week. Students are invited celebrate the month of January by wearing their comfy pajamas to school on either day! (No slippers, please.)


Please don't forget to send one picture of your child to fcpictures@ojrsd.net to be included in the French Creek Yearbook!!!

Updated Website Design

You may have already noticed that our district website received an update over the winter break. Please take a moment to become familiar with the new layout and where you can find important information.

School Closing

OJR schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Upcoming PTA Meeting

There will be a general PTA meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 PM. A meeting link will follow.

The Great Kindness Challenge

French Creek will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge January 25th through January 29th. The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that promotes improved school climate and increased student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness possible. Please click here for more information.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Wednesday, February 3rd at 9:00 AM. 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 incoming Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2021.

Important Reminders

Morning Drop Off

As a friendly reminder, student drop off is in the rear of the building at Door #10. Students are greeted by Mrs. Barto, Mr. Till, and Mrs. Flieger between 8:15-8:25 AM. Please do not drop off your child at any other location/door and leave them unattended. I am sure you can imagine this creates a safety concern.

Attendance Line

Please call the attendance line to report any student absence or tardiness prior to the start of the school day. (610) 469-5688 Calling the attendance line is essential as it enables the main office to quickly account for every child as a safety precaution upon the start of school day at 8:30 AM.