Dear Paul V. Fly Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your child on completing another amazing school year. It has been a wonderful year of making friendships, learning new content, and growing academically. I want to thank you for your support at home and in the classroom. Parent involvement makes a huge difference in the academic growth of a child.
As we conclude this academic school year I would like to encourage you to pick up where we are leaving off. Research shows that the average student regresses one month in academic progress over the summer. This is very alarming. I would like to challenge your child to read for at least 15 minutes each day and to keep writing by journaling the events of the summer. We have posted many academic activities on our school website to keep your child academically challenged over the summer.
Finally, I wanted to let you know that you will receive a letter at the end of the summer welcoming you to another school year. In this letter you will find the 2015-2016 classroom assignment for your child. You will also find an updated classroom supply list and important dates pertaining to the upcoming school year.
In closing, I would like to express how much I appreciate your support as we continue to build on the high expectations and legacy of success attributed to Paul V. Fly. We are very excited to have you be part of our school and I look forward to another successful school year in 2015. I want to wish you and your family a wonderful, fun filled summer. Please check our school website for any news about the 2015-2016 school year.
Jason W. Smith
Paul V. Fly Elementary
It is our desire that all our students have a safe summer. We have provided a few resources to help prepare all of our students and their families for summer fun. Attached to this link are a couple of fabulous websites that provide summer safety tips. Please take a moment to review with your child. Have a great summer!
A challenging and fun way to practice your basic facts and problem solving skills is by playing the game 24. On May 6, 2015 Norristown Areas School District hosted their annual district 24 competition. Paul V. Fly was able to send their top four 4th grade players to compete with 24 other fourth graders from across the district. The Paul Fly 24 team consisted of: Braheen Mitchell, Christian Carbone, Malachi Atkins and Mark Bickerdyke. Malachi Atkins placed 1st and Christian Carbone placed 4th district wide. All of our competitors did an outstanding job!
The 4th grade Paul Fly Super Readers read 45 novels and earned a FIRST PLACE, BLUE RIBBON in the 2015 Montgomery County Reading Olympics at Colonial Middle School on May 4th. Both the team's knowledge of the books and their good sportsmanship made us very proud. Thanks to all of our wonderful families who came out to cheer them on at the event. Your support of your children's education is what makes them love reading and learning!
DaVita Healthcare Partners teamed up with Paul V. Fly Elementary School to help with a variety of outdoor projects to make the school even more beautiful! Several projects took place on April 25 with almost 50 volunteers from DaVita and Paul Fly! Lines were painted for playground games, flower beds were mulched and gorgeous flowers were planted, our former trail in the woods was cleaned out and wood chips were added, and our garden was completely renovated with 3 new beds! DaVita has donated a variety of seeds and tools for our students to be involved in the upkeep of the garden and watching plants and vegetables grow! We cannot thank our friends at DaVita enough for their time, dedication, and commitment to making Paul Fly look amazing!