Monday, April 8, 2013
Upper Macungie Supervisors ask township traffic engineers to address the concern on Weilers Road, near Jaindl Elementary School.
Monday, April 8
Upper Macungie Supervisors asked Keystone Consulting Engineers traffic engineer Scott Stenroos to investigate how a problem concerning parked tractor trailers on Weilers Road near Jaindl Elementary School can be addressed. "It's dangerous to school buses and parents," said supervisor Sam Ashmar. "It's the same two trucks there. They're frequent fliers. If you allow one, they'll be a second, third and fourth. They're using Weilers Road as a parking lot." A similar problem is currently taking place on Mosser Road, supervisors said. Stenroos will examine the parking regulations at both locations to determine a solution.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The third annual Jaindl Elementary School teacher/parent basketball game is scheduled for Friday, April 5 at Parkland High School.
Tuesday, March 19
Jaindl Elementary School teachers and parents will take to the Parkland High School basketball court on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. for their third annual Turkey Slam basketball matchup. Jaindl students will be involved in the contest, according to chairwoman Jennifer Bower, with the fifth-grade choir singing at the event. The Jaindl Art Club is making banners for the game and cheerleaders and a pep band will provide spirit, Bower said. Both the parents and teachers have a victory in the basketball series. Both teams are said to be practicing hard for the game. Last year, the Jaindl teachers pulled out a 33-28 victory.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Donations will be collected at Jaindl's free Family Fitness night to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.
Friday, January 25
Editor's Note: This was initially scheduled for Jan. 25 but was postponed because of last week's snow storm. It's time to get moving. Family Fitness Night gets under way at 6 tonight, Feb. 1, at Jaindl Elementary School. Families can join in exercises and learn how to make healthy snacks. The event, which goes to 8:30 p.m., is free but donations can be made to Hurricane Sandy victims. Donations will go to those affected in Staten Island, through Messiah Lutheran Church in Staten Island, NY.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Jaindl Elementary School get a lesson in presidential elections -- and even get to 'vote' too.
In the end, Obama beat Romney, 191 to 110. But in this recent "mock" election at Jaindl Elementary School, it wasn't the outcome that was important but the process, as third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Jaindl Elementary School learned how America elects its presidents. The cool part? The students got to "vote" using two electronic voting machines, courtesy of the Lehigh County voter registration office. "It felt like we were like grownups," said fifth-grader Stephanie Roccoberton of Upper Macungie, who was among the students casting ballots. Outside the classroom, in the lunchroom and the like, students got passionate about their candidates, she said. In the classroom, the students learned the process of electing a president, the …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Officer David Keck, who has served on the South Whitehall Police force for the past 27 years, is a new D.A.R.E. Officer for Parkland School District.
If you have a fifth-grader in the Parkland School District, chances are he or she knows South Whitehall Police Officer David Keck. Officer Keck is the new Youth Services/D.A.R.E. officer and three-days-a-week he meets with fifth graders to teach them conflict resolution, decision-making skills and drug awareness. "My goal is to make a difference and try to get through to kids, not just about drugs, but about how they can handle situations," Keck said. "I stress conflict resolution skills." He reaches more than 700 fifth graders from the eight Parkland elementary schools every school year, including the Jaindl elementary and Fogelsville elementary schools in Upper Macungie. When he isn't teaching D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Giant Food Stores will launch its A+ School Rewards program for the 2012-13 school year on Oct. 7. Is your BonusCard registered?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Since 2005, Giant Food Stores has donated $13 million to 2,500 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program, which will return for the 2012-13 school year on Oct. 7. According to www.giantfoodstores.com, A+ School Rewards are points that accrue with each purchase using the BonusCard, kind of like gas points. At the end of each month, the A+ School Rewards are used in a calculation to determine your school's cash total, which then is automatically credited to your school's account. Customers can support up to two schools. Schools in the Uppper Macungie area are enrolled. They are: There is no restriction on what schools can do with their A+ School Rewards. They can be used for technology, scholarships, school programs, …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Parkland High School and Ironton Elementary did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress.
**Correction: This story has been revised. An earlier version stated incorrectly how many and which schools did not meet AYP. Final PSSA scores for the Parkland School District were released last week and there were no surprises - Parkland High School and Ironton Elementary did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress. In August, Patch reported that preliminary PSSA results showed both these schools were falling short of AYP goals and final results echo that data. This is the second year Parkland High fell short of AYP goals. Marge Evans, district coordinator of data assessment and federal programs, said results from most of the students at Parkland High met AYP but a small subset of students did not. Jaindl Elementary met AYP standards this …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It is part of Fire Prevention Week activities at Jaindl Elementary School. Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 7 to 13.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It will be a busy time of year at Jaindl Elementary School in early October. First, Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 8 at the school, where students will learn about how to prevent fires at home and other places. It is part of National Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 13. Then, the Jaindl PTO will sponsor the fall book fair from Oct 9 through Oct. 12. The PTO will also be sponsoring an Applebee's breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Upper Macungie Township traffic engineer reports that a crosswalk by Jaindl Elementary should be eligible for a free PennDOT crossing sign.
Jaindl Elementary School students coming from Parkland View apartments should have a safer place to cross starting in the fall. Scott Stenroos, Upper Macungie Township’s traffic engineer, told township supervisors Thursday that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides free portable crosswalk signs, called channeling devices, that the district’s crossing guard can set up and take down before and after school. The sign, which sits in the street, says “State Law Yield to Pedestrians within Crosswalk.” To be eligible for the signs, the district would have to paint the crosswalk on Cetronia, Stenroos said. The district already has a crossing guard helping students coming from Parkland View apartments cross at the intersection of …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Fogelsville Elementary School holds "Transition Day" to welcome the 47 Jaindl Elementary School students who will be transferring to Fogelsville in the fall.
About 47 Jaindl Elementary School students got a chance to meet their future classmates and teachers Thursday during "Transition Day" at Fogelsville Elementary School. The Jaindl students will be transferring to Fogelsville next fall as part of Parkland School District's redistricting plan to ease crowding at Jaindl school. Fogelsville Principal Brenda DeRenzo said the day went well with the students getting a chance to mix during lunch, recess, in classrooms and at a special welcome assembly.