Pequea Point Break Reminder

We are well on our way to our $10,000 goal! Mrs. Murray should get her sleeping bag ready for her sleepover on the roof! See the display of our progress tonight at Meet-the-Teacher night.

Thank you to all who donated postage stamps. We have enough to cover our mailing. A copy of the fundraiser donation letter can be found here.  If you have not brought in your mailing labels, it is not too late! Please send them in tomorrow. 

Please join us at our first PTO Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. All parents are invited. Come and meet the PTO leadership and share your ideas. Volunteers for our upcoming events are always needed, you can sign up here.


Pequea Point Break

This year our PTO is hosting a fun Obstacle Course Challenge for all students to build team unity, school spirit, and help raise funds for our school.

We need your help for success!

Students are encouraged to bring in at least
10 postage stamps by Friday, September 8th
to help defer the cost of mailing the donation request letters.

Students who donate stamps will be entered into a drawing for a gift card prize.
10 stamps = 1 prize entry ticket
20 stamps = 2 prize entry tickets

How do we participate?

Students and teachers will be enjoying the challenge during the day on
October 13th (rain date October 19th).
Families will help by completing at least 10 mailing labels with addresses of friends and family and return them with your student to school
by Friday, September 8th. Prizes will be awarded.
Check your students’ take home folders for more details that were sent home with the labels on Friday, August 31.
PTO volunteers will use the addresses to mail a letter to friends and families asking for their support. Donations are due by October 6th!

When our Pequea students reach the goal of raising
Mrs. Murray and additional teachers/staff will sleep on
the school roof to celebrate the accomplishment!

Week-At-A-Glance: May 29 to June 2


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Pequea Families,

In honor of Memorial Day, school is not in session on Monday, May 29. Also, school is in session tomorrow, Friday, May 26, for a weather make-up day. All students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue tomorrow, Friday, May 26, for a patriotic assembly.

Click on the boxes below for more important information![/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion color=”blue” c_icon=”chevron” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” add_icon=”true” title=”Girls on the Run” tab_id=”1495673025451-a1fbe858-1d79″][vc_column_text]On Saturday, May 20, our Girls on the Run participants completed the 5K to culminate their experience. The theme of their program was kindness, and the girls helped the evening custodians complete their tasks. They also decorated the school with positive sticky notes! Thank you to Mrs. Eshleman, Mrs. Herrmann, Ms. Caruso, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. O’Brien for working with the girls this spring.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-lightbulb-o” add_icon=”true” title=”End-of-the-Year Reminders” tab_id=”1495736763621-c1f289f0-a707″][vc_column_text]

Medication: Please pick-up all medication from the nurse’s office before the end-of-the-year.

Lunch: Please make sure all outstanding balances are paid before June 6. You can pay online through MySchoolBucks. There is also an iOS and Android app available.

Library: Check with your student to make sure all library books are accounted for and returned to the library.

Lost and Found: Have your student check the lost and found outside the office if you’re missing something. Items remaining in our collection on the last day of school are donated to charity.

Last Day of School: The last day of school for kindergarten students is Tuesday, June 6, and first through sixth grade end of June 7, at 11:30 AM. Breakfast and lunch is not served on the final day of the year, Wednesday, June 7.

Sapphire: Are you signed up for Sapphire? View our Sapphire Sign-Up Information to register. Second grade families should register as soon as possible so your accounts are active for the 2017-2018 school year.

Childcare Procedures: Thinking of using a babysitter before or after school next year?  Forms for alternate transportation (same school zone, different address or bus stop) are due by June 30! Click HERE for more information.

Volunteer Information: Please consider completing the process to assist with events and chaperone field trips. Your information is on file for five years and it’s FREE! Click HERE for more information.

Labels: Remember to collect Box Tops, MyCoke Rewards, and Turkey Hill Moo Money Caps throughout the summer!

PTO: Our amazing PTO is always looking for families to assist our school community. Please consider attending the meetings next school year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-cutlery” add_icon=”true” title=”Flex Day Menu – Tuesday, May 30″ tab_id=”1495673025496-70f9314e-7a23″][vc_column_text]

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Tuesday, May 30, is a Flex Day or Manager’s Choice. The “A Lunch” selection is:

Bacon Cheeseburger
Fries or potato rounds
Steamed Peas
Assorted Fruit

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  • May 29 – No School (Memorial Day Observed)
  • June 6 – Final Kindergarten Day
  • June 6 – Sixth-Grade Recognition (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
  • June 7 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • August 24 – First Day of School!

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  • Monday, May 29 – No School
    • Memorial Day Observed
  • Day C: Tuesday, May 30
  • Day D: Wednesday, May 31
  • Day A: Thursday, June 1
  • Day B: Friday, June 2

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-medkit” add_icon=”true” title=”Chickenpox Information” tab_id=”1495726951833-9ae7b01e-cad0″][vc_column_text]A student who attends Pequea Elementary School has contracted chickenpox. To prevent the spread of illness, parents and students are urged to follow recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which are outlined  in a letter sent home with students on May 24.

A copy of the letter from Pequea principal Shirley Murray is posted here: Chickenpox notification 5-24-17[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]