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Letter From the Principal

Dear K.D. Markley Families and Friends,

We had an excellent opening day and this week has been one of the most memorable first weeks of school. We are thrilled to have all our friends back in the building!  Our students are doing a fabulous job adjusting to school, making friends and settling into their routines.  Our teachers and staff are excited to see students and are doing all they can to ensure that each student is finding a home in their new classroom and in our school.  We thank you for your partnership in making this week successful. Your patience and flexibility - in the face transportation challenges, bussing issues, and even a hurricane - are greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your teamwork in making the start of this year a success.

Below are a few important dates and activities for your calendar.  Links to additional information and flyers are also provided.

Back to School Night:                                                                             
Wednesday, September 8: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Families will have the opportunity to visit their student's classrooms where they can meet teachers and learn about the curricular expectations for the school year. Families are asked to limit their participation to two family members for the event. 
Back to School Night flyer

Back to School Social and Book Fair, sponsored by our PTO:
Friday, September 17, in the cafeteria
Please join us for FREE KONA ICE for all KDM STUDENTS, and to shop at our one-night-only Scholastic Book Fair.   
KDM PTO website 
PTO Welcome Back to School flyer

School Drop-Off and Pick-Up:
If you have not already done so, please visit the K.D. Markley website and complete the “Car Line Pickup Form” as soon as possible.  Having a car tag helps to speed up our pick-up time! 
 Click here to order your car tag.

Author Visit!
KDM is excited to host a virtual author visit with Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, Willodeen) for grades 3 – 5 on Monday, September 13 at 1:00 PM.  More information on the KDM Library webpage.  Even though Katherine will present to the upper grades, all students and families can purchase copies of her books.

As a reminder, there is no school for students on Monday or Tuesday of next week (September 6 and 7). We look forward to students returning on Wednesday, September 8!

Thank you again!

Marshall Hoffritz, Ed.D
K.D. Markley Elementary
354 Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
610 644-1790