• Spirit Wear and Teacher Lunch

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 12/12/2019

    Just a quick note to let you all know that Spirit Wear orders have been delivered and will be sent home with students today or tomorrow. Some orders are incomplete though and will be fulfilled as soon as possible. If you ordered the Jelly Bean tie dye t-shirt, then unfortunately, that is not in this order. They were incorrectly printed in green and are currently being re-made, we hope that they will be ready before our Winter Break. 

    Also, thank you to everyone who has signed up to bring a dish to the Teacher Lunch next Tuesday! It is already sounding delicious. If you haven't signed up yet, there are some open slots, please use the sign up genius link

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  • PTO News and Updates - December 2019

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 12/8/2019

    Chili Cook-Off

    Save the date! Our Chili Cook Off is back by popular demand and will be held Friday, January 24th. 6 - 7:30pm. We are looking forward to some entries in this competition to rival Mr. Weed! I am sure he's rooting to win again this year, so lets give him some strong and tasty competition! Please email Mr. Weed at tvw11@scasd.org if you would like to enter. If you are planning on attending but not entering a chili, please bring a side dish to share. It is always an enjoyable evening with our PFE friends.

    K & 1 - Desserts

    2nd & 3rd - Side dishes

    4th & 5th  Chips and chili toppings


    Basket Bingo

    Basket Bingo will be held on Friday, February 21st. Save the date! This is always a fun and very popular event and our only other fundraiser this school year. More details to come in the New Year!


    Teacher Holiday Lunch

    Our Teacher Holiday Lunch will be held on Tuesday, December 17th. Please consider donating a dish, all donations are much appreciated! You may sign up using the Sign Up genius link.


    Spirit Wear

    Items have been received and we are collating orders. All items will be delivered to classroom by the end of this week.


    Also, just a reminder to let you know that PFE collects
    box tops and we would LOVE it if you would collect them and send them in to your child’s classroom. You can clip tops or use the new BTFE app to scan receipts. Look for it in your app store.


    PFE also participates in Amazon Smile! If you shop on Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to the PFE PTO to benefit our children. To sign up, go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your account. 

    On the bottom right there is a text box under ‘Or pick your own charitable organization:’

    Type: ‘Park Forest Elementary PTO’ and Select Search. Be sure to select the result located in ‘State College PA’ and you are ready to shop!

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  • PTO Meeting

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 11/19/2019

    Reminder! Our PTO Meeting will be held tomorrow evening. Wednesday at 7pm in the PFE Library. Please feel free to join us, or remotely using the zoom link below.

    This is our last meeting of the calendar year. There is no meeting in December due to the busy holiday season.

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  • Spirit Wear Orders

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 11/6/2019

    Spirit Wear orders are due this Friday - November 8th. Show your PFE school pride and order a PFE shirt! Samples are still on display in the atrium if you would like to check out sizings. Please order online using the following link: 


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  • Spirit Wear and Wacky Week

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/26/2019

    Good Morning PFE and a happy weekend to you all!

    PFE Spirit Wear is now available to order online! Show your PFE pride and purchase some 2019-2020 Spirit Wear. Samples are on display in the PFE atrium, fliers were sent home this week in folders with pricing and style information. Orders are due by Friday, November 8th and must be placed through our online store at 


    Congratulations to 5th Grader John Michael Turay for his winning design!

    Wacky Week !! 

    Next week at PFE we will be celebrating our fantastic Fun Run efforts with Wacky Week. The top class with donations in each grade will also have their ice cream party on Wednesday afternoon. Please have your child join in the Wacky Fun this week at school!

    Monday - Crazy Hair

    Tuesday - Mismatched Day

    Wednesday - PJ Day

    Thursday - Halloween costumes

    Friday - No School. But please join us at Penn Skates 5:30-7:30pm. for our school wide prize party. Admission and skate rental will be paid for by the PTO.

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  • PTO News and Information

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/9/2019

    * Next week we will be holding our Fall Scholastic Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conferences. Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th. 8am-3pm. Please be sure to stop by and visit! Scholastic has a very generous rewards scheme on our sales that directly benefit our classrooms with books and classroom resources!

    * Also, for those students with Scholastic Dollar prizes from the Fun Run please stop by to use your prize!

    * We are also in need of volunteers to help run registers during this time, set up next Wednesday after school and tear down on the Friday. If you are available to help please follow the Sign Up Genius link below, children are welcome to come along and help too!


    Wacky Week 

    *Monday, October 28th - Friday, November 1st*

    Monday - Crazy Hair Day

    Tuesday - Mismatched/Backwards Day (wear stripes, and dots, all the colors of the rainbow and all the patterns!) Make it wacky!

    Wednesday - School PJ Day

    Thursday - Halloween

    Friday - no school but please join us at Penn Skates! 5:30-7:30pm. This is a school wide prize and all are welcome. Admission and skate rental will be paid for by the PTO.

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  • Fun Run Totals!

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/4/2019

    Good Afternoon everyone!

    We are thrilled to announce our Happy Feet Fun Run totals after a fantastic and really fun morning of running. The kids and teachers did a great job out on the track today!

    Our school total is $26,147.60 !!!!!

    WOW! We are beyond grateful to each and everyone of you for all the donations. We are delighted that we can help fund and support our school in the best way possible, and we thank the kiddos and teachers for running this morning and all our families for supporting the PTO.

    Our top three students earners are:
    1) Ryan Loy - 3rd Grade
    2) David Edmunds - 4th Grade
    3) Sebastian Mainzer - 1st Grade
    Well Done to these three students!

    Our overall Top Classroom is Mrs. Khayat's class - 3rd Grade. Congratulations!

    Top Classroom in each Grade:
    K - Mrs. Ondik
    1st - Mrs. Brigman
    2nd - Ms. Ollendyke
    3rd - Mrs. Khayat
    4th - Mr. Meyers
    5th - Mrs. Cody
    Good job everyone!


    Additionally, our raffle prize winners are Elijah Bailey (2nd Grade) and Madeleine Miller (1st Grade). Congratulations!

    The school reached both our goals so we will be holding Wacky Week, Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th October. Look out for further details about this!

    Since we also reached our $25,000 goal we will be having our Penn Skates evening on Friday, November 1st. 5:30-7:30pm. Save the date!

    Additionally, I would like to give a huge thank you to Melinda Turner and Pam Shellenberger for all their hard work and behind the scenes efforts in making this event so successful. They have both volunteered a great deal of time to organize this event, and an extra thank you to our parent volunteers this morning. Thank you!

    Again, thank you all for such a successful fundraiser! We are truly grateful for the support to help our wonderful school!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • Fun Run is tomorrow!

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/3/2019

    Dear Parents and families

    The Happy Feet Fun Run is tomorrow!  Thank you all SO much for all of your generosity in helping us have another successful campaign!  We will announce our grand total at the Fun Run tomorrow (and in an email later that day).  We will still take donations up until the Fun Run tomorrow.  Any donations made today and tomorrow will not affect class totals for prizes, but we can still give out individual Book Fair dollars.  

    At announcements this morning we were excited to say that we have met our goal of over $20,000 so we will be holding Wacky Week at school - Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th October. We will give further details as soon as we have them.

    The weather forecast is looking dry for the morning. Please remember to send your student wearing comfortable running clothes and sneakers.  The temperature will be much cooler than we've become accustomed to. We encourage children to wear their PFE shirts to school tomorrow and if you still have them their Field Day buffs too. Parents are welcome to come and watch and cheer!

    Thank you all again for contributing to our wonderful school!

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  • Donations

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/2/2019

    Good Evening PFE!

    Tonight at 11:59pm is the deadline for online donations to be included in the class and individual prizes! Please follow the link below if you would still like to donate - there is time! We are very close to our school wide goal and would love to reach our PFE school prize!


    We will accept online and envelope donations tomorrow and Friday and appreciate all the support and generous donations that have already been received!

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  • Envelopes due tomorrow!

    Posted by Courtney Wozetek on 10/1/2019
    Just over 24 hours to go for Fun Run prize donating!

    Good evening everyone,

    We are counting down to the Fun Run on Friday and excited for a great morning with the kids running! 

    Thank you to everyone that has already donated! If you haven't yet donated you may donate up until Friday during the day. But, to be included in the class and individual prizes, donations need to be received by tomorrow at 11:59pm. There are just over 24 hours to go! 

    Please remember to return the donation envelopes tomorrow or you can donate online at https://afitevent.formstack.com/forms/park_forest

    Thank you to everyone for your support!

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Last Modified on December 16, 2019