School News


School News


Summer Break: June 14 – Aug 28


CA State Fair Summer Fundraiser
Get your tickets now!

The California State Fair will happen in July 12 – 28 at the Cal Expo grounds. 

Please support our school by buying your State Fair tickets through our school link.

Pony Express will get $1 for every General Admission ticket sold to the 2019 California State Fair!

Visit this link or go to:



6th Grade Promotion – Wed, June 12 at 9:15am

6th Grade Promotion Ceremony – June 12th, starting at 9:15 in the cafeteria. Following, all 6th graders will attend the after party at the Cabana Club.  


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients
Donate online!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research–and we are one of them!

Our school has teamed up with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to create a world without cancer, and YOU can help our Squad make a difference in this journey.

Thanks to schools like US and donors like YOU, there are more children and adults surviving every day.


Online donation for our FUN RUN is now up!

The 2019 Pony Express Fun Run is our biggest fundraising event where students participate in a Run-a-thon to earn money for the school.  


Our GOAL is to raise $20,000!


To donate, please visit:



Kona Ice available @ Picnic on the Green

Shaved ice by Kona Ice will be available for purchase during our June 7th Picnic on the Green.


Price starts at $3 for shaved ice.  We are looking forward to your support!  Twenty percent (20%) of the sales will go back to Pony Express PTA.


Kindly bring small bills.  See you there! 




A big thank you to our 2018-19 PTA Event Sponsors and Supporters

Pony Express Elementary PTA is pleased to acknowledge the following companies and organizations for their generous support of the 2018 PTA Sponsored Events. 

Their investment in PTA enables us to continue providing top-quality support to all our students, their families and our staffs at Pony Express Elementary School.

2018 PTA Sponsors and Community Supporters:


Don’t forget Ice Cream Social/Silent Auction/FREE Movie Night tomorrow at 5:30pm
May 2, Thursday at 5:30pm

Tomorrow is a big day for Pony Express!  Cafeteria doors open at 5:30pm.

Ice cream is selling for $2 for 2 scoops. Please bring small bills if you can.

We’ve chosen the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet”.  Space is limited so no air mattresses please!

Silent auction winners to be announced after the movie.


Congratulations to our Color Fun Run winners!

We had a very successful color fun run and the students, staff and volunteers all had an amazing time.


Congratulations to the winners! We can’t wait for next year’s Color Fun Run.


Girls & Boys Winners by Grade Level:


Help Secure Funds for Our School Just by Voting!
Vote March 11 to 22


Would you like a break from the seemingly endless fundraising events to raise money for things like band instruments, sports equipment or field trips?


The State of California’s ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan is here to help!


The Scholar Dollars Program, brought to us by State Treasurer Fiona Ma and ScholarShare 529, will award more than $300,000 to California’s K-8 public and charter schools in 2019.



2019-20 PTA Board Elections on March 12
Interested to serve next school year?

If you would like to make a difference in the students’ lives and continue to enrich their experience at Pony Express,  please consider serving as part of the PTA Board for next school year.

Learn more about the duties of the following positions up for election on March 12.







4th-6th Grade Basketball Tryouts on Wed & Thurs
Wed 3:45pm & Thurs 4:00pm

If your child is interested to try out for basketball,  please have them stay in school on any of the following days:


Wed, Jan 30 at 3:45pm

Thurs, Jan 31 at 4:00pm


FREE to participate.  Each player will be provided a school team jersey.


Games on Wednesdays,  starting on Feb 13.


2019 School Climate Survey for Families
We want to hear from you! Deadline Feb 21.

Please take the SCUSD School Climate survey to inform how our district and our schools are meeting the needs of our families and students. The deadline to complete this school climate survey is February 21, 2019.

The district surveys families every year for their opinion on issues such as safety and feelings of connectedness to school. We hope you will share your opinion every year, and complete one survey for every school that your students attend. 


Free Meals For Kids During Winter Break

Kids in need of a hot meal over the Winter Break can pick up FREE federally funded meals between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following school sites between December 26th and January 4th: 


Shoparoo with your Smartphone

Shoparoo is a free app for smartphones that allows everyone to raise money for Pony!  Simply use the app to snap pictures of your grocery receipts to earn Roo Points, based on the purchase amount.  (500 Roo Points = $1 cash donation from Shoparoo)  You can also take pictures of your non-grocery receipts for entries into Shoparoo’s $1,000 and $15,000 sweepstakes.


Nugget Markets Scrip Program

With this program, up to 4% of your purchases at Nugget Markets will be donated back to our school.  To obtain a card, fill out the request form, or leave a note in the PTA mailbox.  Register your card online, and present it to the cashier each time you shop at Nugget Markets. Multiple cards can be registered under one family member so monthly purchases earn a greater percentage.