Mr. Bentman's Bulletin

January 21, 2022

Dear North Coventry,

Please check out the important updates and information below. I would like to wish our NC community a wonderful weekend!

2022 NC Science Fair Competition!

The North Coventry Virtual Science Research Competition was held on Thursday, January 20st, 2022. This year’s competition was virtual. Projects were displayed using Google Slides on the NC Science Fair Website found here.

Mr. Nick Zurga, one of our sixth grade educators, served as North Coventry’s science fair coordinator this year. He brings with him many years of science fair experience.

The student participants were interviewed by a judge via Google Meet. The judges are members of the local community with careers in the science, technology, and engineering fields.

Projects judged best from North Coventry grades 4, 5, and 6 will be entered in the Chester County Science Fair to be held on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 (grade 6) or Wednesday, March 9th (grades 4 & 5).

In addition, sixth grade participants judged best at the Chester Country fair will be eligible to compete in the Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 6, 2022 with hopes of making it to the Broadcom Masters Science Competition during the summer of 2022.

There are many reasons why participation in the science fair is a valuable experience. Science fair projects allow students to practice scientific thinking and problem-solving, improvise when a procedure doesn’t work out as predicted, present their findings to others, and sharpen their communication skills.

The following students will proudly represent North Coventry Elementary at the

Chester County Science Research Competitions:

Aurora Pickell - Grade 6

Lilah Wilkes - Grade 6

Areyla Randolph - Grade 5

Dylan Yannick - Grade 5

Kira Bartollini - Grade 5

Norah Dantica - Grade 5

Maya Randolph - Grade 5

Maddie Barnthouse - Grade 4

Sam Barnthouse - Grade 4

Nate Faust - Grade 4

Congratulations Science Fair Competitors!

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COVID isolation and quarantine guidance

Please refer to the link below for general public COVID isolation and quarantine guidance from the CCHD and continue to keep your child home if sick or exposed to someone with COVID.

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open on Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00 AM. Please visit our district's Student Registration website page for additional information or feel free to contact Mrs. Ficca, NC Attendance Clerk.

Please note incoming Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2022.

PTO Updates!

  • NC's Got Talent Show registration is now open: Register for FREE through School Pay. See flyer below.
  • Yearbooks on sale! See flyer below. Lowest price of $20 ends 2/27. Order now
  • 1/26@2pm Tech Talk Zoom Presentation: no need to register, zoom will be sent out via PTO on 1/26.
  • 2/17 Virtual Canvases and Cookies: Info coming soon to sign up. Low fee to cover materials and instructor
  • 2/3 Virtual Family Trivia Night Fundraiser! Team sign up coming out soon! Kids and adults encouraged!
  • 2/15 @ 7pm PTO General Meeting, Zoom and TBD if in-person in the NC library
  • Many thanks to all the donors and volunteers who helped to make the 4th Annual MLK Day of Service a success!

Science Explorers: After-School Clubs

Please click HERE for more information!

Clubs are for students in Grades 1-5. Students MUST be registered through the Science Explorers website if they would like to participate.

Attendance Line 610-469-5688

A friendly reminder as we start the New Year, all absences and lateness's need to be called into our attendance line at 610-469-5688. When you call please be sure to leave your student's name and reason for absence. If we do not receive a call your student's absence will be marked as unexcused. Thank you for your assistance.

Meals for Quarantined Students

Hello, families of OJR! All students are eligible to receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals for the year 2021-2022! Should your child(ren) need meals during this time, due to being quarantined, registration by student is required and must be completed by using SchoolPay no later than Thursday evening each week. Pick up is located at Middle School's curbside between 7:30am - 8:00am every Wednesday or delivery arrangements can be made through your school's guidance counselor.



If you are keeping your child out of school for a reason other than illness or a doctor's appointment please submit a Non-School Sponsored Travel Form to Mrs. Ficca.


If your child requires medication while in school, please have the doctor complete, sign the authorization form and return it to Mrs. Lemma.


All in-person students are required to wear a clean face mask throughout the school day. The mask should cover the mouth and nose. Teachers will provide students with regular mask breaks.


Please have your child bring a water bottle to school. They will also have access to refill the water bottle while at school. *No glass bottles please*


Click here to view the map for picking up your student at dismissal. Please remember to write your students’ name in large letters on a piece of paper and place it in the passenger side window. Don't forget to update PickUp Patrol each day. Need the link? Email Mrs. Ficca.


This year it is very important that students are reported out on the attendance line, 610-469-5688. Please make sure to leave a message with your student's name and the reason for the absence the event the nurse needs to contact parents.


Need to drop something off during the day? Please plan to fill out an “I Forgot Note” and attach it to the item you want your child to have and leave it on the Drop Off Cart in the vestibule. The office staff will monitor it during the day and assure the student gets the item.


Hats and hoodies are not permitted to be worn in the building and in classrooms. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Click Here for the updated lunch menu!

North Coventry Elementary School

Our Mission

Inspiring each student for success and greatness tomorrow

Our Vision

To work collaboratively so as to engage every child in order that they may live a successful, joyful, and meaningful life