Parkland Weekly Update – June 3, 2019



The school year is winding down, but we are not.  Check out some really unique things happening this week around PSD:


June 3 – Senior Cabaret

MAY 28 2019 7:20 PM

PHS seniors take the PHS stage for one last time as they showcase their talents – 7 PM, PHS Auditorium

June 4 – 26 Pebbles Fundraiser at Alburtis Tavern

MAY 27 2019 3:01 PM

Eat at Alburtis Tavern any time, all day, on June 4th to help send the cast of 26 Pebbles to Nebraska to perform at the International Thespian Conference where they’ve been selected as one of 11 schools in the country to perform!  Present this flyer on your phone to ensure the cast receives credit.

June 5 – SC Challenge and Reward

MAY 27 2019 2:02 PM

Schnecksville Elementary School is getting ready to “graduate” the 5th graders who are heading to middle school in the fall. Before they move on, the 5th graders did a “challenge” and raise money for a good cause. This year they chose to help out Gress Mountain Ranch in Orefield. If their goal was met, Gress agreed to bring some of the animals to school so the 5th graders could meet the animals they are helping. They wanted to raise $400 and they crushed the goal!! The animals will be visiting the school on June 5th at 2:30 PM.

June 5 – Parkland Police with Students to LV Zoo

MAY 27 2019 2:01 PM

Police from all of the area police departments will take a trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo with elementary students from every building with the goal of forging positive relationships with police at a young age.  11 AM – 1:30 PM.

June 6 – Inventor’s Alley at SMS

MAY 26 2019 7:28 PM

Sixty-four 7th and 8th grade students have worked very hard to get everything ready for a fun day of learning for the 6th graders at Springhouse Middle School. From 8:30 – 2 PM, students will be rotate through 7 different activities including: Coding, Paper Structure Engineering STEAMM Challenge, and Straw Rocket Engineering STEAMM Challenge, makerspace, a drone zone and the Springhouse Inventors’ Alley, where the inventions of 7th and 8th grade students will be on display.  One in particular won 1st place at states and will compete in National competition.  See if you can guess which one:

Additionally, SMS is thrilled to have Kat Mahoney coming from We Discover Geeks and Crayola, Intertek, B Braun, PPL, and Performance Minerals to join in as real world STEAMM role models for students.

June 6 – Marc Levitt Visits PHS Biomed Students, 9-10 AM at PHS

MAY 26 2019 7:27 PM

Marc A. Levitt, M.D. is Chief, Section of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University.  He is also a Distinguished Parkland Alum and we are thrilled to host him at PHS at 9 AM where he will discuss his career with PHS students enrolled in the Biomedical program.  Marc is also part of the nonprofit Colorectal Team Overseas, spending a few weeks each year performing surgeries in developing countries on children diagnosed with colorectal conditions.

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