North Coventry News

March 23, 2023

A Note From Mrs. Esposito

Last week we celebrated Pi Day (3/14) in a unique way. On Tuesday students who demonstrated respect and responsibility earned special Wally tickets. These tickets, which could be divided into two, served as their admission to an assembly on Friday. The other half of the ticket was placed in a bag representing staff volunteers who were willing to have a whipped cream pie thrown in their face. This effort wasn't just for Pi Day, rather it was PBIS Blast with the intention to highlight the Wally Wildcat Way. The goal was to infuse energy into earning Wally tickets and to refocus the whole school on being responsible and respectful in all that we do.

The results were amazing. First, on Pi Day itself students were excited as they came to the main lobby with their Wally tickets. When asked how or why they earned their ticket, students were able to tell the adults what they had done that was responsible or respectful. Many students earned more than one ticket in the day! The smiles said it all!

On Friday we hosted two assemblies for the students. At our first assembly students in K-3 were able to pie our volunteers of; Ms. Ruzzini, Ms. Kain, Ms. Leahy, Mrs. O'Connell, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Beaver, Mr. Sands and Mrs. Esposito. At the second assembly the older students had a chance to pie Mrs. Dolph, Mr. Zalesky, Mrs. Schwenk, Ms. Janda, Mrs. Cates, Ms. Jennings and Mrs. Esposito. In total, over 60 pies were thrown to thunderous cheers and laughs from the students and staff. The students were reminded that being respectful and responsible is what we do at North Coventry, but when we all work together in demonstrating these behaviors, we can look forward to other fun events in the future.

Please note that the next newsletter will be sent on Thursday, April 13th! Enjoy your Spring Break!


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Important Dates


3/24: Wear Purple - Epilepsy Awareness Day

3/24: PTO: NC's Got Talent - Talent Show @ 7pm

3/30: 3rd Quarter Ends

3/31: 4th Quarter Specials Start


4/5-10: Spring Break: No School for Students and Staff

4/19: Spring Picture Day

4/21: Professional Development Day: No School for Students

4/25: PSSA Testing Starts for Grades 3-6

4/25: 1st Grade Field Trip to Elmwood Zoo

4/26: 1st Grade: Farm Day @ OJRHS

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NC March Madness Shootout Success!

Thank you to all the students and staff who came out March 15th for our 4th Annual March Madness Shootout. It was a huge success! A special thanks to Mr. Lopez and Mr. Mitchell for facilitating this event.

Congratulations to all of our participants and winners. Keep shooting for the stars!

Night of the Arts: Message from Mrs. Duffy, NC Art Teacher

Art Show Volunteers

Hello, amazing humans, also known as volunteers! The Night of the Arts date this year is Wednesday, May 3, 2023. It is a time for students to showcase their talents, share their voices, and have the community show their appreciation. In the few years I have been at North Coventry Elementary, I received nothing but fantastic support for the art program, and your children are growing in leaps and bounds with your help. You can be a great asset to your child’s art program. If you’re lucky, you may join our fantastic art star crew! In addition, I am looking for a few passionate parents/guardians who would like to help in the pre-staging of the art show area. Volunteering requires no experience, and I will have everything prepped for your success. Please contact me, Lisa Duffy, via email @ if you are inspired to help create a fantastic evening for your children. Please ensure you have updated clearances with our district to assist with volunteering within the school.

The following opportunities are available beginning on April 4, 2023:

  • Labeling & stapling the artwork (at home or here at school)

  • Mounting the artwork onto bulletin board paper (at school)

  • Creating large, fun banners announcing the Night of the Arts (at home or here at school)

  • Hanging the bulletin board papers with the artwork in the hallways, starting Apr 12, 2023 (at school)

  • Creating two balloon arches a few days before the event (at home or here at school)

  • Displaying the clay projects in the library on the day of the event (at school)

Thank you for your continued support throughout the year,

Lisa Duffy & Alyssa Cross

NC Art Teachers

SchoolPay Issues - Message from District

Dear OJR Families,

We want to apologize for any recent confusion associated with the SchoolPay system and answer several questions we’ve received.

SchoolPay is currently running an update on its systems. As a result, student information is not populating or viewable when you log into the system to add funds to your child’s account. Please know that all of your information is still safe and secure in the SchoolPay system. While your child’s information can be found via a manual search, SchoolPay is working to have the information more easily visible as soon as possible.

We want to assure you that all students will continue to receive their normal school meals (breakfast and lunch) and that no child is being turned away for these meals while SchoolPay continues its update.

SchoolPay is working to resolve the issue and we will share additional information with all families as soon as we have an update.

We sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern caused by these recent happenings and appreciate your patience and understanding. We will share a status update with all families as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact OJR Food Services directly at 610-469-5701.


The Owen J. Roberts School District

Summer Enrichment Program

Hello summer! The Owen J. Roberts School District is excited to announce a variety of 40+ enrichment opportunities open to students from June 14 through August 10, 2023. From fishing, baking, crafts, sports, and STEM challenges to serious academics, there are plenty of exciting activities from which to choose!


Registration began Tuesday, March 7, 2023 and will run through Friday, June 9, 2023 (or until sessions are full). All opportunities are self-supporting and may only be offered with sufficient enrollment. Our summer programs offer students of all ages a place to come together to play,

learn, and grow. For more information e-mail Missy Walton or Heidi Lehmann at or, or call 610-469-5196.

To learn more, please reference the 2023 Summer Enrichment Brochure.

Wildcat Shoutout to 5th grader, Colton Schwoyer!

A big Congratulations to Colton Schwoyer! Colton placed 3rd in the Keystone State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. The Tournament was held at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. #NCPROUD
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OJR ED Foundation Staff Tribute Program!

The OJR Education Foundation’s STAFF TRIBUTE PROGRAM is an opportunity to recognize a special staff member in your child’s life. You can make a donation in honor of a teacher, aide, coach/advisor/director, nurse, secretary, principal – anyone who has had a positive impact on your child and family. Just click HERE to honor someone special! Be sure to enter the name of the person to which the gift should be dedicated.

Do you have pictures that can be used in the yearbook?

Do you have pictures of school/classroom events from this school year that could be used in the yearbook? If you do, please send them to In your email, make sure to include the event name and names of individuals in the picture(s). If possible, please send them in by the end of this month.

Parents/Guardians - Are you going out of town?

If you plan on being out of town and your student(s) will be in the care of someone else while you are gone, please make sure the school office is aware. In the case of an illness/emergency, the school needs to have the contact information for your child's caretaker. If we do not have them listed as an emergency contact we can not release your child to them. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Safe travels.

NC Wellness Corner - The Great Outdoors: Go take a Hike

Chester County is graced with a plethora of parks that offer free entertainment. From hiking to events such as sheep shearing, county fairs, concerts and picnics, you and your family can find something fresh and active to do together.

Here is the website that will take you to the great outdoors!

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SchoolPay - For Events, Trips, Meal payments, and more!

Make sure to go to to check out what your student may be able to sign up for - after-school activities, clubs, field trips, and more. There are always items being added.

SchoolPay is also the site you will need to log into to make meal payments for your student(s). No cash/checks will be taken in the cafeteria. Make sure to deposit $$ in your child's SchoolPay account so they can enjoy our district's yummy breakfast and lunches.

North Coventry PTO News!

  • This Friday NC's Got Talent Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:15 for you to treat the stars to Kiss the Cast treats and get concessions. Free entry, but bring some change and cash/ use Venmo for purchases if you wish. You have to see these talented students!
  • Basket Raffle for Spring Fest is heating up! Sign up HERE to donate an item or funds by 4/14 to fill your grade level basket prizes!
  • Yearbook photos are due by 3/26. Send them to Click here to ORDER a yearbook.
  • 5/6 from 11am-3pm is Spring Fest! Mark your calendars for a great day of fun!
  • Searching for Spring Fest Sponsors - Can you drop a sponsorship flyer at a local business? Check out the Sponsor List HERE and feel free to add a business you don't see.

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