Message From Principal Hetrick

Dear Families,

Welcome to Pony Express, Home of the SMART Panther.  Together, we will create a year of excellence for our children as we focus on academics and building culture and family engagement. We will create a school where safety, respect, accountability, support and excellence are highly evident! In creating a culture of college readiness, we continue to build shared understandings about what this means and ways parents and teachers can work together to ensure that every SMART Panther is college and career ready.



Red Ribbon Week and Food Drive
"Be Drug Free. #YouOnlyLiveOnce"

This week promotes drug, alcohol, tobacco, and violence prevention.  Our calendar of events focuses on making smart, healthy choices, and being respectful to ourselves and others.  Also during the week, bring in non-perishable foods for our food drive!


Harvest Festival

Save the date for an evening of fun games and delicious food.  Get into the spirit with your Halloween costume, and most importantly, help our teachers earn money for their classrooms!  Admission is free.  Food and game tickets are $0.50 each.

HELP NEEDED!  PTA needs volunteers to help work the festival.  If you can, please sign up for a shift.


November PTA Meeting at Round Table Pizza

Hear the latest in school news, and learn what we’ve got planned in the coming months!  To avoid the Election Day crowd, we will be meeting at Round Table Pizza on 1307 Florin Road.  Tuesday nights are Family Night Buffet!  All you can eat salad bar, pizza, and twists for $7.49 (adults) and $4.29 (kids).


Veteran’s Day

In observance of this holiday, school will be closed.


Thanksgiving Break

Have a safe and happy holiday!