Congratulations go to Pequea Elementary Fun Run Winners!

The​ ​​Traveling​ ​Trophy​​ ​was​ ​presented​ ​to​ ​our students who participated in the Fun Run on Saturday, September 23. Pequea had​ ​​the​ ​highest​ ​percentage​ ​of students​ ​participating​ ​in​ ​the​ ​run. Thanks for representing Pequea in a big way! We are proud of you!

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.

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Alumni Accomplishments

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Pequea Families,

We try to share the accomplishments of our former Pequea Elementary students on our social media platforms. However, there have been too many accomplishments to share in the recent weeks! Listed below are the accolades of some of the students that attended Pequea Elementary School. Please contact us if you have information about a former Pequea Elementary student to celebrate.

2016-2017 Salutatorian

Congratulations to Christine Bye. Christine is the salutatorian for the 2016-2017 senior class! Click HERE to read more.

Patriot News Best & Brightest

Senior, Gabby Martino, has been recognized by the Patriot News as one of the Best and Brightest for the class of 2017. Click HERE for more information.

FFA Awards

We have many former Pequea students actively involved in the FFA at the high school. Many of our former students earned awards at their recent banquet. Click HERE for more information.

SAE Start Up Grants: Abby Reiff, Alyssa Chalfant, Marshall Ebersole
SAE Expansion Grants: Rebecca High
Scholarship Awards: Clara Hess, Marshall Ebersole, Neve Consylman
Keystone Degrees: Connor Bitts, Neve Consylman
2017-2018 Officers: Clara Hess, Lauren Sensenich, Abby Reiff, Rebecca High

Athletic Accomplishments

Our spring sports teams had successful seasons, and many of our former Pequea Elementary student-athletes played integral roles in their success. The boys’ volleyball won the section title, and they’re currently playing in the District III tournament. Our boys’ track and field team won the section and league title. Click HERE for more information.

Baseball: Our baseball team won the Section 1 title, and three former Pequea students were named all-stars. Congratulations to Ryan Witmer and Dalton Landis for second-team selections, and Grant Gale earned first-team honors for section 1.

Softball: Our softball team won both the Section 1 and the LL league title. Brittany Hook, Abby Busswood, Tori Malpica, Lauren Sensenich, and Maddy Curtis are student-athletes from Pequea Elementary to round out the roster. The girls are currently playing in the District III tournament. Brittany Hook earned first-team honors, and Abby Busswood was an honorable mention selection.

Field Hockey: Rated one of the top 50 players in the nation, former Pequea Elementary student-athlete, Gabby Bitts, accepted an athletic scholarship to play field hockey at Ohio State University.

Number 1 High School in Lancaster County

For the third year in a row, Penn Manor High School has been honored with a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report and is ranked the No. 1 high school in Lancaster County! Click HERE to read more!

We are Pequea Proud of all our former students!