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.



Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please observe the following shortened day schedule:

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten:  unchanged
  • 1st through 3rd Grades:  9am to 1:40pm
  • 4th through 6th Grades:  9am to 1:49pm

April PTA Meeting

Enjoy some refreshments, hear the latest in school news, and learn what we’ve got planned for the month.


Spring Break

Have a safe and fun-filled week off!


Ice Cream Sundae Social

Ring in Spring with an ice cream sundae!  Sundaes are $2 each and include one scoop of ice cream (chocolate or vanilla) and toppings.


Staff Appreciation Week
Time to show just how much we appreciate our terrific Pony staff!

Pony PTA will be providing our wonderful teachers and staff with breakfast every morning and a luncheon on Friday.  We could use your help with cash donations and donations of breakfast items (casseroles, pastries, fruit, etc).  If you are able to donate, please fill out the donation form or email ponypta@gmail.com.