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.



Book Fair
Located in the Library (Room 8)

The Scholastic Book Fair is open to students and parents each day from 8:50am to 11:30am.  (During class time, students with money will be escorted to the library.)  The Book Fair will also be open to families during Back to School Night from 5:00pm to 7:15pm.  Credit cards are accepted, and all profits go to the Pony library!


Back to School Night

Meet the teacher(s) and find out what to expect this school year!  (And don’t forget to support our school library by visiting the Book Fair.)

  • 5:30pm to 6pm – Introductions in the cafeteria
  • 6pm to 6:30pm – Meet with the teacher in the classroom
  • 6:30pm to 7pm – Second teacher session (for families with multiple students)

October PTA Meeting

Our first meeting of the year!  Enjoy some refreshments, hear the latest in school news, and learn what we’ve got planned for the month.


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.


November PTA Meeting

Enjoy some refreshments, hear the latest in school news, and learn what we’ve got planned in the coming months!