Parkland Weekly Update – May 11, 2018


May 17-19, 15th Annual District-wideFestival of the Arts at Parkland High School

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Special Parkland Discount

Special Parkland Discount is BACK! Get a ticket for just $22.50. Valid for one visit any day the park is open May 4-27, 2018. Best of all, $1.50 is donated back to Parkland Schools for every ticket sold.

Coming Events


The last day of school is June 19, 2018 due to inclement weather make-up days.

May 12 – PHS Music Boosters Mattress Fundraiser, 10 AM – 5 PM at Mattress Warehouse, 750 N. Krocks Rd.

May 12 – Parkland Senior Prom, Steel Stacks, 6 PM and Post Prom at PHS 11:30 PM – 5 AM.

May 13 – Mother’s Day


May 17 – Kids teaching Kids in the STEAM Expo at Orefield Middle School, 10 – 11 AM

Hosted by the STEM in Action Club, five elementary school’s 5th graders will visit 45 stations run by over 100 7th and 8th grade students focusing on STEM-related topics with career information and a hands-on activities. There will be a host of professionals throughout the day sharing their expertise along with a Liquid Nitrogen demonstration.

May 17 – 19 – 15th Annual Festival of the Arts, click here for the schedule of events.

May 17 – PHS Art Show, 6-8 PM

May 17 – PHS Chorus Concert, 7 PM

May 18 – Early Dismissal HS/MS at 1 PM and Elem Schools at 1:45 PM

May 18 – Parkland’s Got Talent, 7 PM

May 23 – PHS Academic Awards Night, 7 PM in the PHS Auditorium

May 24 – FREDDY AWARDS, Live on WFMZ TV, 7 PM

May 25 – School Volunteer Lunch at LCTI

May 28 – MEMORIAL DAY – Schools Closed

May 30 – Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony, 5 PM in the PHS Auditorium

Mat 31 – Teacher Dunk Tank Contest for Sierra Leone – The Parkland Sierra Leone Project, which raises money for the Centennial School in Africa, is inviting all teachers to participate in the first annual teacher dunk tank contest. Every participating teacher will be given envelopes with the period numbers that they teach and will collect money from the students in their classes. The teacher with the most money donated in each period will get dunked.The whole class will go down to the grass area outside of the C wing hallway and each student will throw 3 balls at the target in an attempt to dunk their teacher. RAIN DATE: Friday, June 1st.

May 31 – Visual and Performing Arts Awards, 7 PM in the PHS Auditorium

May 31 – LCTI Senior Recognition Program at PPL Center, 6:30 PM

June 2 – Parkland Senior Citizens Social, 6-9 PM, Orefield Middle School

This completely FREE event is hosted by the OMS Builder’s Club and is for those 55+ residing in the Parkland & East Penn School Districts. PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY CALLING (610) 351-5900 ext. 41234

The event will include:

* Dancing to the tunes of oldies DJ, Freddie Frederick Sr.

* Performance by the Orefield Middle School Jazz band

* FREE buffet with a variety of delicious appetizers, desserts, and beverages

* FREE keepsake photographs taken by Christmas City Studios

* Basket Raffle

June 4 – Senior Cabaret, 7 PM in the PHS Auditorium – Parkland seniors take the PHS stage for the last time.

June 5 – Academic Scholarship Recognition, 3:30 PM, PHS Auditorium – recognizing those who have earned 25% or more in college tuition academic scholarships

June 11 – Graduation at PPL Center for Class of 2018, 7 PM

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Check out our Summer Camps Web Page!

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Information Provided By:
Nicole McGalla
Director, Community Relations & Development
Parkland School District
1210 Springhouse Rd.
Allentown, PA 18104
Twitter: @ParklandSchools
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