Issue 1 - September 2016
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Wow!  Friendship is off to a great start for the new school year!  We set new records for parent attendance at our Back to School Night and the Friendship Family Picnic.  Did you know that parent involvement is the number one factor that determines a child's success in school?  This being the case, we are going to have the best learning year ever!  
We continue to follow our School-Wide Effective Behavior Support Plan,  "U ROCK” at Friendship.  I am sure if you ask your child what each letter stands for they will tell you:  U are responsible, Remember to follow directions, Own your actions, Control yourself, and Kindness counts.  We already had our first lessons for what it means to “U Rock” in the cafeteria and the playground.   I can definitely share Friendship children rock the Kindness counts rule!  

So many exciting things are happening here at Friendship on a daily basis.  This year we are adding a Student Council made up of our fifth and sixth graders.  Elections are being held for student officers and representatives. Be on the look out for special events we know will be coming from this dynamic organization.

Extra!  Extra! Read all about it!  Our fifth and sixth graders are also working on producing a Friendship newspaper this year.  We are excited to read what our budding news reporters create this year!

As I share every year, it is an honor to serve as your child's principal.  Being in the career of education, I have the privilege of helping prepare learners for all other careers.  I cannot think of a better place to be than with my Friendship Family!  Thank you!

Beth M. Koontz

Sept. 22 Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night
Sept. 23 Early Dismissal-12:30 p.m.
               Fall fundraiser orders due

Oct. 10 School Closed - Teacher In-service
Oct. 12 Fire Prevention Day
Oct. 14 Fall Festival
Oct. 18 PTO Meeting - all welcome - 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 PTO Bingo - 7 p.m. -
             doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 24 Chick fil A Spirit Night
Oct. 26 October fun Night at SHS - 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 28 First Marking Period ends
             Early Dismissal - 12:30 p.m.
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* New Student Council for Grades 5 and 6 - Elections are this week!

* Be on the look out for October spirit days decided by our new Student Council Body.

Smiley-face-happy-smiling-face-clip-art-at-vector-clip-art.gif (600×600) Spirit Wear flyers have been sent home.  Orders are due by Friday, October 21st. Let's show some school spirit!  FES WARRIORS!! 

Smiley-face-happy-smiling-face-clip-art-at-vector-clip-art.gif (600×600) Box tops are being collected for the fall drive until Friday, October 14th.            Just keep clipping...Just keep clipping... 
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Smiley-face-happy-smiling-face-clip-art-at-vector-clip-art.gif (600×600) Please join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm in the PTO room (room 107) for the next regularly scheduled PTO meeting.  

Smiley-face-happy-smiling-face-clip-art-at-vector-clip-art.gif (600×600)Join us for our second FES Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A.

Smiley-face-happy-smiling-face-clip-art-at-vector-clip-art.gif (600×600) October 20th - BINGO! - join us at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and silent auction! Then at 7:00 p.m. the fun begins and we start calling the first #! 

Smiley-face-happy-smiling-face-clip-art-at-vector-clip-art.gif (600×600) As always, feel free to reach out via email to our PTO President, Stacy Guess at -

Though 86 percent of families say attendance plays a big role in helping their child graduate, nearly half believe missing three or more days of school per month won't have a significant impact on academic performance. This report, Make Every Day Count:  Boost School Attendance, will help families ensure their children don't miss school and lose precious instructional time.  


FES Fall Day
October 14th

Please contact Brandi Otto if
you are willing to help on this
fun-filled day!
Friendship Elementary School :: 3457 Sticks Rd. :: Glen Rock, PA 17327 :: Ph 717-235-4811 :: Fax 717-235-0302
Mrs. Beth M. Koontz, Principal -
Mrs. Lisa A. Boyer, Assistant Principal -


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