• harvestEP students and staff will celebrate Harvest Fest on Wed., Oct. 27th starting with a parade outside on the track beginning at 1:45.  Costumes are optional.  Parents may watch the outdoor parade from outside the track.  In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be held indoors for students and staff only.   As always, participation in the Harvest Festival is optional. If you’d prefer that your child not participate in these activities, please notify your child’s teacher, and alternative activities will be made available for your child during this time.

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  • Here are our Fun Run Spirit Days:



    Friday, October 22nd

    Cozy/PJ Day

    Comfy clothing or pajamas all day!


    Friday, November 5th


    Hat Day

    Wear your favorite hat!


    Friday, November 12th


    Favorite Color Day

    Dress from head to toe in your favorite color!


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  •  Scholastic      The EP PTO is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair the week of Oct. 25th thru the 29th.  

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  • There is NO SCHOOL ON THUR. AND FRI., OCT. 28TH AND OCT. 29TH due to parent/teacher conferences.  School resumes as usual on Monday, Nov. 1st.

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  • calendar    PTO Virtual  Meeting (Parent-Teacher Organization) The next virtual PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd6:30-7:30 p.m. All parents and teachers are invited to attend  this meeting. If you are interested in attending and have any questions, please email the PTO at Most PTO meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month throughout this school year. For now, meetings are virtual until further notice!

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District News

  • Word Wall Tradition Promotes Student Engagement

    In Andy Cunningham’s academic literacy class, students always get the final word. Proof lines one wall of his Park Forest Middle School room. A blackboard as colorful as a flower garden presents a vivid mosaic of dictionary heavyweights such as “miasmic” and “gossamer” — written, often in whimsical script, by students.

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  • New Easterly Parkway Elementary Principal

    Susan Lunsford is moving up in the district by moving across it. Lunsford became the new Easterly Parkway Elementary School principal on Sept. 13 after the State College Area School District Board of Directors approved her change of jobs.

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  • Three New State High Administrators

    On Sept. 13, the Board of Directors approved the filling of three State High administrative positions. Brett Wilson shifted from being an assistant principal to the associate principal role, and teachers Jackie Saylor and Danielle Ambrosia are now assistant principals.

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  • A Salt Shaker Named Pepper

    Park Forest Elementary’s Vivian Petrich has proved that, in the right hands, writing an award-winning children’s book can be child’s play. Her book, A Salt Shaker Named Pepper, topped the field in the WQED-sponsored PBS KIDS Writers Contest’s second-grade category.

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  • The 2021-2022 School Year Begins!

    On Aug. 24, the district welcomed nearly 7,000 students at 11 schools to kick off the year with smiles and high expectations. Recognizing that some students, after a year of learning altered by the pandemic, will need extra assistance, we added academic and social-emotional resources.

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About Us

  • Easterly Parkway Elementary School
    Home of the Eagles!

    234 Easterly Parkway
    State College, PA 16801

    Phone: 814-231-1170
    Safe at School (SAS) Line: 814-231-1171
    Fax: 814-238-1796
    School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    At Easterly Parkway we:
    Show Kindness
    Own our Actions
    Act Safely and
    Respect Everyone
    Susan Lunsford, Principal,
    Roxann Gill, Secretary,
    Dawn Gregory, Attendance Secretary,


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