Ingomar Elementary School

IES: Inspiring Every Student

Ingomar Inklings

Upcoming Events and Information

Week of May 20 - May 24

Monday, May 20 -School in Session

Tuesday, May 21-In-Service

Wednesday, May 22- School in Session

Thursday, May 23-School in Session

Friday, May 24-School In Session-Memorial Day Program 2:15

Monday, May 27-No School-Memorial Day

Tardy to School

Please remember when your child is tardy to school a note is required to be sent by the parent or guardian explaining the tardy. The handbook indicates there are only three reasons why students can be excused when late to school:

  • 1. Severe weather conditions
  • 2. Bus transportation difficulties
  • 3. Personal accident or illness

All other tardy reasons are marked as illegal.

IES Staff Changes for 2019-2020

There will be a few staff changes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Due to enrollment and retirements, I am glad to announce the following changes. Mrs. Kleckner will join the first grade team. Mr. Mounts will be teaching third grade next year. Mr. Gentile will be moving to fifth grade. In addition, Mrs. Koseski will be taking a sabbatical during the 2019-2020 school year. Please know a lot can change between now and the start of the next school year!

The parent information below is helpful and assists in answering many frequently asked questions regarding PSSA testing. The calculator policy and explanation regarding the use of technology are detailed. These policies are reviewed with students before testing begins.

Library News

Birthday Book Club

This month the Birthday Book Club is celebrating May and June birthdays! If you would like to participate you can shop directly through the Library’s Amazon Wish List for more book choices, more price options AND you will earn cash back for IES by using your Amazon Smile account. Click HERE to get started! Thank you so much for supporting our school library and encouraging a love of reading in all of our students. Please contact Mrs. Smokovich at with any questions/comments. Thank you!

Summer Book Swap Donations Needed

Are you doing a little Spring cleaning and aren’t sure what to do with all those books your kids have outgrown or read so many times they know them by heart? Please consider donating them to the Ingomar Elementary Library for our 2nd Annual Summer Book Swap. Donations will be collected and organized by reading levels so that students can “shop” for a free book before they start their summer vacation. We would love to send every student home with a “new” book to cherish! Mrs. Smokovich will be collecting the donations through Friday, May 25th. In the event that we do not collect enough books for every student, all donations will be held for student distribution the following year. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Smokovich at Thank you so much for your support!!

Lost & Found

The IES Lost and Found is overflowing! Please consider asking your students to take a look and see if they can uncover one of their lost treasures -or stop in yourself and take a look. On the last day of school, June 6th - all items will be removed and donated. Thank you!

Field Trips

Memorial Day Program - Friday, May 24th

The Honor of your presence is requested at the Ingomar Elementary School Memorial Day Celebration!

We, the students and staff of Ingomar Elementary School, would like to RECOGNIZE, HONOR, and THANK all Veterans in a special Memorial Day celebration. We would like to invite the Veterans and their spouses to our Memorial Day event expressing our gratitude to those who have courageously served our country. Our goal for this special celebration is to get as many Veterans from our Ingomar community here to create a memorable experience for all.

We invite you to Ingomar Elementary School on May 24th at 2:15 pm. During this time, you will have the opportunity to watch our students present short performances to celebrate Memorial Day. Learning about our country and Memorial Day is an amazing learning experience for students.

If you are able to join us for this special event, please CLICK HERE to complete the participation form. Because the students will be learning names and rehearsing, we will only be accepting submissions until Wednesday, May 21st. Thank you for your understanding.

We appreciate you sharing part of your day with us and giving us the opportunity to show our gratitude for what you have done for our country.

Kennywood Ticket Sale Day - Thursday, May 23rd

Drop Off

Drop-Off at IES

This year, we have tried a new drop-off system. We have had very good feedback, and we will continue the process. Students in grades K-2 get dropped off in the side lot by the kindergarten small playground. We are aware if you have multiple children, you may have older students being dropped off as well. We have opened the gate by the small fenced in kindergarten playground to allow students to enter through the side door. There is an adult monitoring the door to provide a safe drop-off. In order to be timely and safe during drop-off, please do the following:

  1. Please pull all the way up to the gate in order to allow cars to move quickly through the line. It is keeping traffic moving on W. Ingomar Road and Bellcrest.
  2. Please stay in your car.
  3. All students will exit the vehicle and enter through the kindergarten playground gate. Students should access the main doors only if the kindergarten gate is closed.
  4. Please do not drive around vehicles for safety reasons.

We appreciate the flexibility in making this work. We continue to monitor and adjust allowing students to enter school safely and quickly. We also want traffic on the main road to flow.

Building Readers --- Book List

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Building Readers --- Reading Strategies