November Parent Newsletter

Dr. Malinda McKillip, Principal

French Creek Halloween Fun

We hope students were able to enjoy Halloween festivities this year! Despite having to make some adjustments, the teachers and staff still had a lot of fun! Click on the links to see our spooktacular French Creek Trick or Treat Night and our Virtual Halloween Parade.

Fall Conferences

Please click here for very important information regarding fall conferences scheduled for Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th. The window to schedule a conference with your child's homeroom teacher in Skyward is now open! Please note that all conferences will now be offered virtually.

Reflections Contest Follow Up

French Creek Families,


If your child entered the Reflections contest this year, please send an email to Mrs. Horosky at shorosky@ojrsd.net so that she can confirm receipt and follow your child's entry through the judging process.


Thank you!

Terrific Tuesday

We can't let Fridays have all the fun! Students attending school in person on Tuesdays will now have the opportunity to participate in Fun Fridays with their own special day, Terrific Tuesday. For the first Terrific Tuesday tomorrow, November 3rd, we are asking students to dress patriotically.

General PTA Meeting (Cancelled)

The general PTA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 4th has been cancelled. Please reach out to the PTA Executive Board directly via FCVPTA@ojrsd.net with any future agenda items or points of discussion.

First Friday Fun Day

French Creek will be honoring Veterans this month. Students and staff will be paying respect to our Veterans by wearing red, white, and blue on Friday, November 6th.

Make A Difference Day

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our annual Make A Difference food drive to support the North Coventry Food Pantry. Donations are still being accepted up until Friday, November 6th.

Drop Off Cart

Need to drop off a forgotten lunch box or water bottle? Maybe a left behind instrument? Our new French Creek Drop Off Cart is here to help! Anytime you need to drop off items for a student, please use the Drop Off Cart located in the FC vestibule outside of the main office. Instructions and supplies are on the cart. An office staff member will retrieve the items and deliver to students.

Veteran's Day

French Creek will be hosting a virtual Veteran's Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 11th at 9:00 AM. Please click here for more information and to learn how your child can contribute to this special event.

Save the Dates

World Kindness Day: French Creek will be celebrating World Kindness Day on Friday, November 13th. On this day, people around the world attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds, helping others, and demonstrating random acts of kindness. Please join us!


American Education Week: Join us November 16th through 20th as we celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child receives a quality education.


Education Support Professionals' Day: French Creek will be recognizing the contributions and important work of our support staff team on Wednesday, November 18th during American Education Week. Today's support professionals provide invaluable services that enable students to learn in positive, supportive environments.


Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: The year is 2020 so that means the FCVPTA will be offering an Online Scholastic Book Fair to replace the traditional in-person fair at school. It will take place November 16-29 and will include our school’s own online store with a large selection of titles and other fun items. Why buy from Scholastic when I can buy from Amazon, you ask? French Creek receives 25% back from every dollar you spend. With your generous support last year, we were able to donate over 400 books to our teacher’s classrooms and add new collections of books to our library (See photos below). Thank you!!


Online store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/frenchcreekelementaryschool2

Thanksgiving Break

The district will be closed on Wednesday, November 25th, Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

Holiday Giving Tree

Please click here for more information about our annual Holiday gift giving.

Yearbook Pictures

Mrs. Torres and Mrs. Troutman need your help with taking pictures for the 2020-2021 French Creek Yearbook. Please take ONE picture of your child/children during any upcoming FC event/activity (First Friday Fun Days, Spirit Days, Virtual Run 101 Club, etc) and EMAIL it to fcpictures@ojrsd.net. Please have the subject of the email state the event/activity. If you have a picture from the first day of school, we would love to include it also! Thank you for all your help with these pictures!

2020-2021 Yearbook Cover Contest

Attention French Creek Artists! It's time to show us your talent for this year's French Creek Yearbook Cover Contest! Attached you will find the guidelines that are necessary when creating the yearbook cover. All covers are due by Friday, December 4th.


We will vote to determine a winner from K-3 and also 4-6. Please email Mrs. Torres (ttorres@ojrsd.net) or Mrs. Troutman (kristatroutman@ojrsd.net) with any questions.

Citadel Heart Of Learning Award

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County, PA. Each year, fifteen finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to teaching. Teacher nominations are now being accepted until December 31, 2020. Please take a moment to nominate a French Creek teacher who has touched the lives of others. Click here for more information. All nominated Owen J. Roberts teachers are publicly recognized at a school board meeting after winners are announced.


Click here for the brief nomination form.

Box Tops For Education & Amazon Smile

The Box Tops program has changed the way we earn cash for our school. All Box Tops will now be earned digitally by scanning your receipt using the Box Tops mobile App. Click here to learn more. Please share with friends and family as well!


Also, if you shop at Amazon, use smile.amazon.com to register your account with FCVPTA to help raise money for our school.

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Thank you!