Parkland Weekly Update

January 23, 2015

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Cetronia Elementary Annual Art Show Wowed Visitors last weekend

Each student in the building picked their favorite work of art to be on display in the building. The event drew a large crowd! Dragon artwork was raffled off as prizes.

Coming Events

January 23, Springhouse MS Get Up & Move Dance-a-thon Event, 6-9 PM.

A fundraiser to support the SMS Partnership by providing additional funds for field trips, ARP Auction, 8th Grade Celebration, and Game Night AND to raise funds in

support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, this event will feature:

• DJ organized dances

• Wii Dance

• Hoops for Hope (basketball free throws)

• Race for The Cure Relay Races (ex: sack races, dice relay)

• Zumba

• Hula Hoop Contest

• Photo Booth (for a small additional fee)

• Surprise Guest Appearance by local celebrity

January 28, Are you Smarter than a Teacher?, PHS Library, 3-4:30 PM. For the third year, the Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society are joining forces for a highly competitive afternoon of "Are you Smarter than a Teacher?" All faculty and staff are invited to challenge the students to a match.

January 30 and 31, PHS Winter Play, “An Evening with Tennessee Williams,” Parkland High School auditorium, 7:30 PM. One of the most prolific playwrights of the modern era, Tennessee Williams also penned volumes of short plays and one acts that feature remarkable characters. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. For the ticket order form, click here.


The PHS GEO Club will be running a marker drive through February. They are collecting all markers and highlighters as long as they do not have a metal casing. They will be recycled and used for fuel for environmentally conscious manufacturing.

The PHS Student Council will be collecting trial size soaps, deodorants, toothpaste and toothbrushes for a homeless shelter in Allentown through Jan. 30.

The PA Department of Education is requesting feedback from teachers, parents, students, and other community members about the academic content taught to our local students. This is an opportunity for you to have your voice heard and effect change in our current standards. Please take part in this initiative by clicking on, and selecting the grade and subject you are interested in reviewing. Once you have answered a few initial questions, you can pick which standards you would like to review! Feedback will be solicited through January 15, 2015. You may visit the site and provide feedback as often as you would like. For the month of December, start by providing feedback on the language arts standards; You can suggest that the standard is just right for the grade or offer suggestions and input for change. Be part of the education process for Pennsylvania’s children. Visit PA Academic today.

The Winter edition of the Parkland Newsletter is here. Click here to view it.

Parkland SWIM AND GYM Sundays are back. Click here for the schedule.

New Student Registration Info for Incoming Kindergarteners, First Graders and PHS Students

Registration for new students entering Parkland High School this fall is scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2015 and Tuesday, February 24, 2015. A snow make-up date is scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 2015. The evening registration is designated for those students currently residing in the Parkland School District but not attending Parkland schools. Parents who would like to make a registration appointment should call Parkland High School at 610-351-5610 and ask for Mrs. Kris Chenworth, Registrar, at extension #73432 or email her at:

Parents: Please let friends and neighbors who have a child that will be starting school at Parkland for the first time as either a kindergartener or first grader this fall that we will be holding kindergarten and new first grade student registration in March in all Parkland Elementary Schools. Here is a flyer to share with them.