East Forest

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East Forest School
PO Box 308
120 West Birch Street
Marienville, PA 16239
814-927-6688
814-927-8452 (fax)

Principal Debra Arner

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June 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Students were welcomed back with freshly painted hallways as we continued to make progress on the building repairs.  New staff members who joined our team this year were: Mrs. DeLay in PreK/Kdg, Mrs Sumosky, who took over the guidance responsibilities and Mrs. Weckerly, district social worker, who was added full-time this year.  Each of these ladies enhance our school and brings her own special talents and experiences to support both students and staff. A “1950”s” Open House brought many families, friends and staff to East Forest. In addition to visiting classrooms, we enjoyed hot dogs, root beer floats and popcorn together in the gym.  Mark your calendars now for next year’s Open House on September 16th at 5:30 pm.  “1960’s” will be the theme.

Students worked hard on their English Language Arts and Math this year.  We continue to analyze test performance and make changes to the materials and interventions throughout the year.  The PreK classroom was transitioned this year to the PreK Counts Program.  By doing this we received additional resources in order to make new material purchases for the classroom.  Additional curriculum training in science, health and PE was provided to elementary faculty and will be implemented next year.  The teachers brought back more agricultural resources to use with our students. In addition, second grade adopted a cow. This year the elementary grades were paired with a high school grade working together on projects and did holiday activities with their partner class.   For example, some teams went to Snyder Memorial to sing and do different activities during the holidays. During Random Acts of Kindness Week, the teams participated in many activities together including relay races and a dance.

In addition to our daily curriculum, students were able to attend activities away from the school:  FCCLA students went to Seven Springs and will be heading to California this summer, seniors traveled to D.C., Student Historians to N.Y., 6th grade to Gettysburg, 2nd grade to the Ag Conference, and 3rd & 4th grade visited our local park, Loleta.  The Industry Club members continued to explore local businesses.  PTO sponsored a roller skating fun day for the high school students and held a carnival for the elementary students at the end of the year.

We will have new ideas for next year and we will continue to work together as a team to enhance and always improve our students’ educational experience at East Forest.  Thank you for sharing your children with us. We enjoy them every day. Have a wonderful summer with your children! See you next year.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Deb Arner, Principal

EAST FOREST, Our School, Our Team Our Family

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