December Newsletter

Dr. Malinda McKillip, Principal

Happy Holidays!

Dear French Creek Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday season!

Very truly yours,

Malinda McKillip

Equity Listening Sessions

One of our school district’s goals this year is to “Establish equity as the foundation that frames every District decision and intentionally include the voices of all in order to provide opportunities for students to learn.” To begin this work, members of the OJR School Board and Superintendent, Dr. Susan Lloyd will be conducting small group listening sessions throughout the district with the parents and guardians of our students in order to better understand their perspective regarding equity and cultural sensitivity in our schools.

Please consider signing up to join one of the sessions for French Creek parents/guardians on Tuesday, December 1st or Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 PM. Groups will be limited to 25 parents/guardians. More sessions will be added if there is high interest.

Please click here for the sign up form.

Terrific Tuesday/First Friday Fun Day

Are you ready to spread some holiday cheer?! This Tuesday is Terrific Tuesday for those students who are attending school in person on Tuesday, 12/1. This means that they are encouraged to wear their Holiday Sweaters whether they be ugly, glamorous, or somewhere in between. All remaining students including Cyber will have the chance to wear their ugly sweaters for Fun Friday on 12/4. Please don't forget to take pictures to share with the yearbook committee at

Wildcat Wednesday

All of the OJR elementary schools will be celebrating Wildcat Wednesday on December 9th. Be sure to get creative and show your school spirit! Please post your pictures to our Wildcat Wednesday Google folder.
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Trimester 1 Report Cards

Report cards will be available to parents via Skyward Family Access on Friday, December 11th at 3:00 PM. Please notify your child's homeroom teacher if you wish to request a hard copy.

Parent Information Night

The Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services will be offering a parent information night program on December 15th at 7:00 PM. Please click here for additional details and to register.

Cold Weather Dress

Please make sure your child arrives to school appropriately dressed for winter weather. Students will be expected to wear coats and lots of layers when they go outside for recess.

Winter Break

Schools will be closed December December 24th-January 1st for the winter break. We will welcome students back to school on Monday, January 4th..

Friendly Reminders...

Picture Retakes

As a reminder, picture retakes will be Tuesday, December 1st and Thursday, December 3rd.

10:45 AM Kindergarten followed by Grades 1-6

12:40 PM Kindergarten

3:30-4:30 PM Cyber Students

PTA Spirit Wear Store

The new FC Spirit Wear Store is open for business! Take your time to shop over 30 items created especially for us. Merchandise will likely be delivered via a drive-thru at school. Thank you in advance for supporting your FCVPTA--this is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Visit our PTA website to shop at the online store.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Attention French Creek Artists! It's time to show us your talent for this year's French Creek Yearbook Cover Contest! Attached you will find the guidelines that are necessary when creating the yearbook cover. All covers are due by Friday, December 4th.

We will vote to determine a winner from K-3 and also 4-6. Please email Mrs. Torres ( or Mrs. Troutman ( with any questions.

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, 2020. 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.

Amazon Smile

If you shop at Amazon, please remember to use to register your account with FCVPTA to help raise funds for French Creek every time you make a purchase. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchases!

Box Tops

The Box Tops program has changed the way we earn cash for our school. All Box Tops will now be earned digitally by scanning your receipt using the Box Tops mobile App. Click here to learn more. Please share with friends and family as well!

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