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Reminder of extended Memorial Day weekend
Please remember that there is no school Thursday, May 24, Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28. All buildings closed on Monday. We hope you enjoy the extended Memorial Day weekend!

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Talent show participant playing guitar and singing SV High School talent show makes wishes come true!
Susquehanna Valley High School's National Honor Society joined hands with the Central New York Make a Wish Foundation to put together a night of entertainment on the stage of SV High School's auditorium: a community talent show to support the foundation's ongoing quest to make wishes come true. 
Averie Andres with Dr. Freeland and Kristen Green FPD's Averie Andres wins art contest, pizza party!
When Valley Dental Pediatrics, Endicott, opened its 2018 Children's Dental Health Month art contest, the response was outstanding: 1,500 entries! And Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School 2nd grader Averie Andres' entry was judged to be the best of the best!  
SV banner Sabers Banners sale underway
Wouldn't it be something to travel around the Susquehanna Valley School District and see Sabers banners hanging everywhere? That's the idea behind a Sabers Spirit Banners sale going on now. Want to show your Sabers spirit for a particular sports team? The arts? Grandparents? You can do that! THIS FLYER/ORDER FORM has all the details. Or, you can place an order HERE. 
Children pose in front of boxes of donated food FPD generosity fills bellies!
What started out as a modest low-key goal to collect some food for hungry people in our area turned into a spirited challenge and competition among students and staff at Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School. It all resulted in a big donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  
SV music logo March means music in our schools!
March is always a musical month here in Susquehanna Valley. Sabers singers and musicians were very busy during the month of March performing both in and out of our buildings. 
Group of girls at activity center during Mathapalooza event Mathapalooza adds up to fun at FPD
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, F.P. Donnelly's fifth grade class hosted Mathapalooza. The fifth grade students created games and activities for students in Pre-K to Fifth Grade. A fabulous time was had by all! EVENT PHOTOS HERE, courtesy of Mrs. Pilotti. 
F.P. Donnelly hands out November Saber Star Awards, Grades 3-5 image F.P. Donnelly hands out November Saber Star Awards, Grades 3-5
Benning:  Ryleigh Stewart, John Thomas
Steflik:  Sophia Easley, Kaiden Terry
Natale:  Amethyst Albert, Stephen Armstrong
Porcari:  Amy Chen, Anthony Mastronardi
Pilotti & Vavra:  Reilly Connors, Zachary Fedorwich, Drew Burkhardt, Madelyn Fabrizi-Shover
Brewer:  4th - Benjamin Finch, Makenna Newbury;  5th - Mason Nagle, Riley Masters
 
Another successful PARP in the books! image Another successful PARP in the books!
It could be Parents as Reading Partners, or People as Reading Partners, or Pick a Reading Partner. However you refer to it, PARP is always a hit at Susquehanna Valley's Francis P. Donnelly and Brookside Elementary Schools. PARP advisors called upon some musical assistance to kick off the program November 7 with this year's theme being Reading is Music to Our Ears! The Susquehanna Valley High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mrs. Markstein, brought their instruments - and some of their favorite books - to the KICK OFF CELEBRATION. Several of the high schoolers - some of whom were once F.P.D. students - talked about their favorite children's books and gave away copies at random. PARP ran through November 22. 
Young readers share talents with visitors image Young readers share talents with visitors
November 9 was a day to celebrate reading and writing in Miss Foster's classroom at F. P. Donnelly. Youngsters wrote and illustrated short stories and read those stories to a classroom full of visitors. The WRITERS PUBLICATION CELEBRATION put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces.  
Visiting B-U students teach Turkish Erbu painting at F.P.D. image Visiting B-U students teach Turkish Erbu painting at F.P.D.
Students at Francis P. Donnelly Elementary had a "marble-ous" time November 6 and 8, welcoming visiting Binghamton University students teaching Turkish Erbu (Marbeling) painting. After a brief demonstration by the university students, the youngsters dove right in. Turkish marbeling is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oil water and then transforming this pattern to paper.  SEE THE COLORFUL RESULTS! 
A colorful F. P. D. Halloween parade image A colorful F. P. D. Halloween parade
Qutie a cast of characters marched along a sunny sidewalk outside Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School October 31 as the school celebrated Halloween. The ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE, with hundreds of spectators, was followed by classroom parties.  
Barry Lane brings a Force Field for Good to Donnelly Elementary School image Barry Lane brings a Force Field for Good to Donnelly Elementary School
A man and his guitar helped students, faculty and staff at Francis P. Donnelly Elementary School create a Force Field for Good during a high energy musical performance October 5. Click on the headline to read more! 
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