November Parent Newsletter

Dr. Malinda McKillip, Principal

Veterans' Day Reminder (Registration Closes Today!)

French Creek will be honoring friends and or family members who have served or are serving in the armed forces on Friday, November 9th. Veterans, along with their host student or staff member will be invited to attend a breakfast from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the cafeteria. The children will proceed to their homerooms at 8:15 AM and then return for a school-wide assembly at 8:45 AM.

*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.

School Closing

All OJR schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 6th.

Citadel Heart Of Learning Award

Dear Parents,

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.

Reading Olympics

Parents, registration for Reading Olympics has begun! Visit for more information and encourage your child to pick up the registration form and appropriate book list in the library. Contact librarian Ms. Fazioli ( for more information.

Lunch Bunch Invite

Please see the attached parent letter regarding Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Baylor.

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:

K-Kids (Grades 4-6)

Is your Fourth, Fifth, or Sixth Grader interested in helping others in our school and community? If so, please encourage them to join the K-Kids. K-Kids is a branch of Kiwanis International, a group of over 600,000 volunteers serving their communities. As we provide service to the school and community, we also provide opportunities to build character and develop leadership skills. The K-Kids meet on Wednesdays twice each month. The registration form below is due back to Ms. Scalea by Friday, November 16th.

Drama Club Grades 5-6

Drama Club will be offered to students in Grades 5 and 6 this year. If your child is interested in participating in Drama Club, please visit the PTA website via PTBoard for more information. Drama Club will run December 4th through March 9th.

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.


Julie Moyer

Program Specialist/Intake Coordinator

Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Development Disabilities

November 20, 2018

6:30-7:30 P.M.

Middle School Auditorium

Please RSVP via the link

byThursday, November 15,2018

For more information, please contact Cristin Burke at

Fall Conferences

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.