November Parent Newsletter
Dr. Malinda McKillip, Principal
Veterans' Day Reminder (Registration Closes Today!)
*All of our honored guests must be pre-registered no later than Monday, November 5. Please click here to RSVP.
*Guests should park in the rear of the building and enter through Door #8.
Parent Visitation Day Reminder (Registration Closes Today!)
American Education Week will be November 12th-16th. French Creek will be hosting our annual Parent Visitation Day on Monday, November 12th.
*All parents planning to attend must RSVP no later than Monday, November 5th.
Click here to RSVP for AM Kindergarten and Grades 4-6 from 9:30-10:30 AM.
Click here to RSVP for PM Kindergarten and Grades 1-3 from 1:00-2:00 PM.
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, 2018. 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.
Lunch Bunch Invite
Birthday Book Club
Are you looking for a unique and meaningful gift that also benefits all students at French Creek? Why not purchase a Birthday Book in your child’s honor? All Birthday Books become a part of the French Creek library for everyone to enjoy! Visit this PTA link for more info: https://frenchcreek.ptboard.com/formvw?store=839&form=4.
K-Kids (Grades 4-6)
Drama Club Grades 5-6
Elementary Transition Night
The focus of this evening parent presentation will be about services and supports for students diagnosed with mental health, intellectual disability and/or Autism.
Program Specialist/Intake Coordinator
Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Development Disabilities
November 20, 2018
Middle School Auditorium
Please RSVP via the link
byThursday, November 15,2018
For more information, please contact Cristin Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall parent/teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th. Students will report to school on November 19th and 20th from 8:30-11:50 AM.
*Mrs. Yarbrough will be offering additional conference times for parents on Friday, November 16th in the PM.
AM Kindergarten will attend on Monday, November 19th. (No PM Class)
PM Kindergarten will attend the morning of Tuesday, November 20th. (No AM Class)
Our district is once again utilizing Skyward Family Access to schedule parent/teacher conferences online. Parents will need to log-in to Skyward, click on the “teacher conferences” link on the left hand side of the screen and select a preferred conference time. The scheduling assistant will open on Monday, October 29th at 7:00 AM.
Please schedule a conference time with your child’s homeroom teacher unless you have already been contacted by another staff member in advance. Information related to your child’s overall progress, across all subject areas, will be provided at this time.
Please take a moment to view the brief parent tutorial using the link below.
The scheduling system will remain open for parents until Friday, November 16th at 4:00 PM.
Fall PTA Book Fair
The Scholatic Book Fair will take place from November 26-30th. Each class will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair twice; once for a preview day and another day to purchase the books. These times will be communicated to you by your child's teacher.
This year we are able to utilize a new feature, eWallet, a cash-free payment option in which students can purchase books at the Book Fair using funds in account set up by parents on-line. A link will be sent out a week before the Book Fair to set up your child's eWallet account if you chose to do so. (Cash and check will also still be accepted.)
A sign-up for volunteers will be sent out via PTBoard for parents willing to come in and help students shop the Book Fair. Please make sure you have all clearances on file in the office.
2018-2019 Yearbook Cover Contest
Calling All French Creek Artists!
What does French Creek mean to you? Gather your ideas and talents, and create an entry for the 2018-2019 French Creek Yearbook Cover Contest! Contest guidelines are available from Mrs. Troutman in Room 141 or Ms. Scalea in Room 130, or can be found on the French Creek website. Please follow all guidelines carefully so that your entry may be considered. All entries are due to Ms. Scalea by Friday, November 30.
Important Reminders for Parents
- Please call the attendance line to report any student absence or tardiness prior to the start of the school day. (610) 469-5688
- If students are enrolled in multiple after school activities which may, at times, occur on the same day of the week, we must have a note indicating which activity the student will be attending on that given day.
- Lastly, kindly arrive on time when picking up your child up from after school activities.