Schuylkill Elementary News

Updates from Dr. Renzulli

May 20, 2022

Message from Dr. Renzulli

Leading with SSHA news this week!

SSHA Scoop


SSHA Board Positions for 2022-2023 School Year The term for 2 of our current SSHA Board members (Vice President and Treasurer) will be ending in June of this school year. We are currently seeking volunteers interested in stepping into these roles for the 2022-2024 school years. The SSHA Board works with parents and faculty to organize and facilitate events both during and after school hours that serve to enrich our children’s educational experiences and build a stronger community. It is a great way to meet and work with wonderful people, and also provides a bird’s eye view into what is going on at Schuylkill! If you are interested or want to learn more about any of the board roles, please contact us at

Hey 5th Grade Parents its a long standing tradition for the outgoing class to put on their bathing suit and take a seat in the Spring Fair dunk Tank!! Make a SPLASH!! The Spring Fair is on Friday, 6/3 @ 5pm - 7:30pm ( NO Rain date ) Please complete the below permission 'slip' by, THURSDAY, MAY 20TH. We (SSHA) distribute a sign up genius the 26th, so you will be able to sign up for a time slot in the DUNK TANK. Book Fair We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from May 23-26.

· Family Night will be held during the Specials Showcase on Wednesday, May 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

· Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and others can contribute, too!

· If your student can’t make it to the fair during school hours or you’d prefer to shop from home, visit us online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

· Questions? Please contact Kim Parise ( or Alison Cahill (

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

Spring Fair Wristband PREORDER GET A ‘FAST PASS’ TO THE SPRING FAIR FUN!! Schuylkill's Spring Fair is Friday, June 3rd. 5-7:30PM The Spring Fair is BACK! We are excited to offer dunk tank (s), an inflatable obstacle course, DJ, face painting, balloon animals, Phantom Football, Phoenixville Area Soccer Club, Phoenixville Karate & To Love a Canine (Puppies!) Food & water will be available for purchase.

Spring Fair - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We have lots of fun filled activities planned for the children. This event and the funds raised would not be possible without the parents/guardian participation and the gift of their time in volunteering!! Please consider signing up for one of the shifts below. Thanks in advance! Hoping for great weather!! Any questions, please email Christina Venezia (

2022 Spring Fair Sponsorship Opportunities! The Spring Fair is BACK! We are excited to offer dunk tank (s), an inflatable obstacle course, DJ, face painting, balloon animals, Phantom Football, Phoenixville Area Soccer Club, Phoenixville Karate & To Love a Canine (Puppies!) SSHA Scoop A weekly summary of all things SSHA

In an effort to reduce our costs, we are asking for sponsorship from our Schuylkill families and our community. If you are interested in supporting the Spring Fair as a family, neighborhood, or business it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made by sending a check in to the office, made out to SSHA, and labeled Spring Fair.



Do you have information that you would like to share through the SSHA Scoop? Please have it to Kristie Drayo ( by 6pm Tuesday night to be included in that week’s edition.

Special Area Showcase

Please join us for the first annual Specials Showcase! Combined with our Spring Book Fair and Art Show, the display of our STEM, Library, and Music departments will not disappoint! Meet us here at Schuylkill on May 25th, starting at 5:00 PM.

Field Day

Good afternoon,

The Schuylkill Elementary Field Day will be held on Thursday May 26th. We are extremely excited about a day of fun activities, school spirit and cooperative sportsmanship.

Students SHOULD bring a water bottle with their name on it. We ask students to wear sneakers they can move safely in and please apply sunscreen at home. Note, sunscreen will NOT be provided by the school nurses.


Grades 2 and 4 will enjoy their field day activities from 9:15 – 11:45.

Grades 3 and 5 will participate in their activities from 12:45– 3:15.

Spectators are welcome

If you have any questions, please contact use as; or

Thank you,

Tammy Kurtz and Eric Burnett

Early Dismissal

May 27th is an early dismissal day. Car riders and walkers will be called at 12:10 PM. Changes to dismissal should be made by 10 AM that day. Please use this form.

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Parent Volunteers

The PASD Board recently approved the Health Plan. All volunteers are required to be vaccinated. Please provide a copy of your current COVID vaccination card when applying, or you can email it to Samantha Iyoob at

Upcoming Events

5/20 5th Grade PAMS Visit

5/23 Assembly #4 – The Brain Show

5/24 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra Concert

5/24-5/26 Spring BOGO BOOK FAIR – Family Night May 25 - SPECIALS SHOWCASE and Art Show

5/26 Field Day

5/27 Patriotic Celebration Grades 4 and 5: Reeves Park Early Dismissal

5/30 Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

6/3 5th Grade Celebration 1:15 – 2:45 PM

6/3 SSHA-Spring Fair

6/7 9:00 AM Kickball Game - FOX's Bob Kelly is reporting from Schuylkill Elementary!

6/8 Senior Salute 9:00

6/8 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 10:00 AM

6/10 End of 4th Marking Period

6/10 Last Student Day


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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Car loop safety!

In the morning, please have your children ready to get out of the car with their belongings. Do NOT pass other cars in the loop. The loop closes promptly at 8:50 AM. After that, please park in the main lot and bring your child to the main entrance. Do NOT stop or park in the bus lanes. Arrival after 8:55 AM is marked late.

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Dismissal Information

Requests for placards are required every year. Action needed by 8/20/21.

Temporary Change of Dismissal

Click this link if your child's dismissal deviates from their usual mode of transportation or walker status. This must be submitted by 2:00 PM.

Early Dismissal

Click this link if you child has an urgent need to be dismissed early from school. This must be submitted before 2:00 PM and no early dismissals will take place after 3:30 PM.