South Lebanon Elementary

5th Avenue Falcons April 2021

Notes and News from the Principal

Dear South Families,

We have now officially entered the 4th marking period. I would be remiss if I did not offer my sincere appreciation for your support as we have worked our way through this year of challenges. Our students have truly been able to thrive.

With the start of April, our students and staff in grades 3-5 are turning their attention to the upcoming PSSA state assessments. These assessments will begin with ELA testing on April 20-22, Mathematics on April 27-28. Fourth grade students will take the Science assessment on April 29-30. Please know that these assessments are simply a snapshot in time and the information gleaned from the assessment data will be used to assist your child and inform our instruction for the future.

As students prepare for the PSSA's we ask for your help at home. It is important that students have a good breakfast daily and have a good night's rest. We do not want our students to stress about these tests and our message to students will be one of encouragement. All that we ask is that students try their best. Please reinforce that these assessments have no bearing on whether or not students move on to the next grade. Their importance lies in kids showing what they know. With your support and positive messaging to students, we are confident that our students at South Lebanon will continue to SOAR and show their Falcon Pride.


Mr. Brown


PSSA - Important Information for Parents

For students in grades 3-5, please see the PSSA testing schedule and use the links below to access important information regarding the state PSSA assessments for 2021.

Testing Schedule

English/Language Arts - April 20-22

Mathematics - April 26-27

Science - 28-29

Parent FAQ's

PSSA Electronic Device and Cell Phone Policy

Go For the Greens April 6th-9th

Cornwall-Lebanon School District

During the week of April 6 – 9, Our elementary schools

(Cornwall, Ebenezer, South Lebanon, Union Canal)

will feature a green vegetable for lunch to promote green veggies as good food and good fun!

How can my child receive a green vegetable sample?

Students may choose to participate in the free lunch program to obtain their green veggie


Students who pack, can request a small green veggie sample, free of charge.

Go for the Greens Menu

(Main Menu Choice)

April 6 Walking Taco & Ants on a Log

April 7 Hot Dog (All Beef) Tostitos Chips Spinach Dip

April 8 Dutch Waffle & Yogurt Cup Cucumber with Ranch

April 9 Big Daddy’s Cheese Pizza Broccoli Salad

*Please notify the school nurse if your child has food allergies and is unable to participate. You can call the nurse’s office at 717-389-1862 for other options.

News from the Nurse

Please be aware that the state mandated physicals will be conducted by our school physician on April 8, 2021 from approx. 9:15- 1:30p.m..


Please be aware that the state mandated dental exams will be conducted by our school dentist on April 30, 2021 from approx. 9:15-1:30p.m.

All physical and dental exams will be conducted in the nurse office. Homeroom Teachers will receive a schedule prior to the appropriate exam date.

Reminder: I am still missing various referrals and private exam forms on a number of students. Please return these state mandated forms ASAP.

ATTENTION 5th grade parents: You have received a request form asking your preference for either a school or private physical examination and a secondary health history form for your child to enter 6th grade. Please return the 6th grade secondary health history form (will be on colored paper) ASAP. Also, please specify if you would like a school or private physical for your child’s 6th grade state mandate physical and return ASAP. Private physical forms can be picked up at the main office or in the nurse’s office. Private physicals are due October 1, 2021. Private physicals completed within the past year are acceptable for the 6th grade state mandate physical examination. Please submit private physical form to the nurse’s office ASAP. Thank you for your help.

ATTENTION 2nd grade parents: You have received a request form for school or private dental examination for your child’s 3rd grade state dental mandate. Please return the 3rd grade state mandate dental form with your request for school or private dental. Private dental form is due October 1, 2021. Private dental forms may be picked up at main office or in the nurse’s office. Private dentals completed within the past year are acceptable for 3rd grade state mandate dental examination. Please submit private dental form to the nurse’s office ASAP. Thank you for your help.

Boyd's Chicken BBQ

South Lebanon PTP will be holding its 13th Annual Chicken BBQ. This year's BBQ will be provided by Boyd's Chicken. Refer to the attached flyer to order your BBQ tickets.

South Lebanon Chorus and 5th Avenue Falcons

Great News!

The South Lebanon Chorus and Fifth Avenue Falcons have just been selected as a semi-finalist in the youth choir division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts – for a 4th consecutive year!

Mr. Small submitted recordings from last year’s Holiday Concert along with some previous recordings and a national judging panel has evaluated their singing.

Congratulations to all chorus members from the last several years!!!!

Kids Heart Challenge Assembly--Mrs. Houtz

Thanks to all South Lebanon families for helping to have a super successful Kids Heart Challenge event this school year! As a school we raised, $34,889.51 for the American Heart Association. This is the HIGHEST total EVER raised at South Lebanon Elementary School!

During school on Friday March 26th, we celebrated by having a live-streamed assembly so that students could watch from their classrooms. During the assembly students were randomly selected to come down to the gym to help make Mr. Brown & Mrs. Houtz into Human Sundaes!


Upcoming Events – Look for more information to come out in the near future!

5th Grade Field Day at Cedar Crest High School

South Lebanon K-5 Field Day at South Lebanon Elementary

Art Room News

Calling all elementary students!

Mrs. Houtz shared news of a coloring contest with Mrs. Klein! Students are welcome to take one or more coloring sheets home and to enter the contest described below. Some may have time to color them in art class.

All details for entering the contest can be found by following the link below:

South Lebanon PTP News


Upcoming events:

April 14th – PTP Officer Elections If you or anyone you know has an interest in taking on a leadership role in the PTP for the upcoming year, please contact me at

May 13 – Chicken Bar-B-Q from 4-6pm. Meals $8.00 Look for ticket sale info to be coming home soon!

New this year…WEIS4SCHOOL

Our school is partnering with Weis to earn money for our school simply from shopping at Weis markets. On your next shopping trip, simply scan the barcode below to register your Weis Club card. Once you register, you’re in the program. Thanks for supporting South Lebanon with much needed funding!

South Lebanon’s code for Weis Markets is attached below.

BOX TOP APP - PLEASE sign up for the box tops app and choose South Lebanon. Every time you shop, scan your store receipt and we will automatically earn points.

Email me with any questions, concerns or

The next PTP meeting will be: May 12, 2021 at 6:30pm

Meeting will be held socially distanced in the LGI. Masks are required. Dr. Domencic will be in attendance during this meeting.

You may also attend virtually at the link listed below:

Scholarship Award Winners

Each year former South Lebanon Elementary students have the opportunity to apply for the South Lebanon PTP and Stacey Seldomridge Pennington Awards. The students applying for these awards must be former South Lebanon Elementary students.

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Scholarship Awards:

Cole Pennington--Stacey Seldomridge Pennington Award


Sophie Beasley--South Lebanon PTP Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Cole and Sophie, Class of 2021!


From the District

· National Library Week: April 4-10, 2021

· Middle School Orientation for Parents of 5th Grade Students scheduled for April 8, will be RESECHEDULED for sometime this summer. Details will be shared via your Skyward parent portal later this school year.

· The next meetings of the CLSD Board of School Directors: Monday, April 19, 2021, 5:30 PM, CCHS Large Group Instruction (LGI) room. A Public Work Session will be held Monday, April 5, 2021, 5:30 PM, in the same location. Check website for info and a link to view the Livestream meeting or to register to attend in person.

· CCHS Spring Chorus Concert: Sunday, April 18, 2021, 2 PM. Check the District website calendar for more information.

· Administrative Professionals Recognition Day: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

· Falcon Foundation Grants/Awards & Recognition Reception, scheduled for April 28, is cancelled. Awardees will be notified by mail of their award.

Jazz Band Concert CCHS: Friday, April 23, 2021 7:30 p.m. Check the District website calendar for more information.

· The online CLSD Community Bulletin Board has information about sports activities, summer camps, scouting opportunities, and many other activities for students and families: <[]> under the “Community” tab. Info is updated regularly!

· Falcon Foundation Golf Tournament: has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, Fairview Golf Course. Info <[]> under the “Falcon Fnd.” tab. Proceeds from golfer fees and hole sponsors supports the Foundation’s grants & awards program for CLSD students, staff and community members.

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