May Newsletter

Dr. Malinda McKillip, Principal

Sunny Days Ahead

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are enjoying the warmer spring temperatures. It is hard to believe we are already preparing for the end of the school year. Please note the exciting activities and special events listed below. Grade level specific events will be communicated through classroom newsletters.


Malinda McKillip

Elementary Rotation Schedule

Warm Weather Attire

Now that the weather has started to warm up, it is time to remind families about appropriate warm weather dress. Students are NOT permitted to wear flip flops, short shorts, short skirts, or tops with spaghetti straps. Exposed shoulder straps should be 2 inches or greater.

Last Chance to Complete Dr. Lloyd's Parent Climate Survey

As a friendly reminder, Dr. Lloyd is requesting that all OJR families take a few minutes to complete her Parent Climate Survey by Wednesday, May 1st. This important survey will allow her to annually measure parent perceptions about various aspects of each of our schools and the district as a whole.

To complete the survey:

1. Go to

2. Click on "Clicking Here" in the light blue box titled Home Page.

3. Enter the invitation code EZFBCK

4. Click Apply New Code

If you have children in multiple district schools, you are welcome to complete a separate survey for each school.

Unplug Week

Our French Creek Wellness Committee is sponsoring Unplug Week at French Creek! Please encourage your children to take time to unplug and engage in other fun activities.
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Wellness Committee

Please click here for the most recent French Creek Wellness Committee newsletter. It includes useful information, parent resources, upcoming events, and recipes. Look for information regarding the Every Kid In The Park hike after school on May 15h.

Citadel Heart of Learning Award Nominees

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a nationally-recognized program through Citadel Banking and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The award is designed to honor and thank Chester County’s teachers while raising awareness of their impact on students, families, and the entire community. Please join us in congratulating the following French Creek nominees:

Amy Hess

Christa Jones

Christy Palmerio

Craig LaBarbera

Dale Scalea

Heather Smith

Jackie Kirby

Jess Stone

Jill March

Joanna Kerlin

Krista Troutman

Krista Zollers

Leah Saltzer

Mary Cate Jastrem

Meredith Gallo

Pam Yarbrough

Samantha Horosky

Sarah Walls

Shelby Roland

May PTA Meeting

Our May PTA meeting will be on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there.

Special Olympics

Please encourage your child to wear his/her French Creek shirt on Thursday, May 2nd. We will once again be gathering as a school community along the front sidewalk to cheer and applaud our Special Olympians upon their return to school. The rain date will be Thursday, May 9th.

First Friday Fun Day

Students and staff will be celebrating the first Friday in May (May 3rd) with "Wear Your Teacher's Favorite Color Day".

School Lunch Superhero Day

French Creek will be celebrating our fantastic cafeteria workers on Friday, May 3rd.

French Creek Talent Show

Our annual Talent Show will be on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation

French Creek will be celebrating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th. Please take a moment to recognize individuals who make a difference for your child.

School Nurse Appreciation Day

Please join me in recognizing Mrs. Deb Weber on Wednesday, May 8th for the care she provides our school community each day.

French Creek Fine Arts Night

French Creek's Annual Fine Arts Night will be on Wednesday, May 8th. The Art Show begins at 6:00 PM followed by our Spring Concert at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Spring Fling Dodgeball and Painting Night

The PTA is sponsoring a dodgeball tournament and fingerprint art painting night at French Creek on Friday, May 10th from 6:30-8:30 PM. All proceeds will go to support travel expenses for our Odyssey of the Mind students and their families as they travel to Michigan later this month for Worlds. Please visit the PTBoard website to sign up.

2019-2020 Kindergarten Round Up

French Creek will be hosting Kindergarten Round Up for incoming Kindergarten students on Monday, May 13th. There will be NO AM or PM Kindergarten classes on this date.

PTA Fun Fair

The French Creek PTA will be hosting our annual Fun Fair on Friday, May 17th. Please help to ensure that this is once again a successful night by volunteering a bit of your time. Any and all help will be most appreciated! Click here for the SignUpGenius.
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School Closing

All OJR schools will be closed on Friday, May 24th and Monday, May 27th.

2019 Senior Walk

Former French Creekers of the 2019 graduating class will return on Wednesday, May 29th to walk our halls in their caps and gowns for the last time as OJR students! It's truly a wonderful event!

Field Day

Field Day will be on Friday, May 31st. Please look for information to be emailed home in the near future from Mr. Troyan. Our Field Day rain date will be Monday, June 3rd.

Thank You Giant A+ Shoppers

Thank you VERY much to all of our French Creek family and friends who use their rewards card to support our school. Giant will be awarding us $5,766.78 because of all of you!

2019-2020 Homeroom Assignments

Please note that our school has established a comprehensive process for establishing class lists which takes into consideration multiple factors including student academic levels, learning behaviors, peer and adult relationships, special needs, etc. Please understand that requests for specific teachers cannot be accepted. Many thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Save the Date!

June 4th- 6th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game

June 6th- Early Dismissal at 11:50 AM

June 6th- 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 9:30 AM

June 6th- 6th Grade Promotion Party at 12:00 PM

June 7th- Last Day of School and Early Dismissal at 11:50 AM