Upper Dauphin Area Elementary School

PJ’s and Pancakes Winter Reading Challenge Starts Now!




 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Your child has just found out about the Winter Reading Challenge. All grades K-4th will be able to participate.  NOTE: This is not a mandatory challenge.


Here’s why this is so important:

  • Reading each day enhances comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and writing skills.
  • When students explore different kinds of books they discover what kinds of books they enjoy reading.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Each student received another colored Bingo Board. The color indicates what grade the student is in. (K orange, 1st yellow, 2nd pink, 3rd green, 4th blue) (Extra copies available in the elementary office)
  • The students have between now and Friday March 3rd to hand in their Bingo Boards. Bingo Boards will be placed in the Reading Box in the lobby.
  • Students who complete 3 full rows (up and down, across, or diagonally) will be invited to a PJ’s & pancake party in March.
  • Students who complete the entire Bingo Board, will receive a FREE BOOK, and be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to our Spring Book Fair.


If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Groff, Reading Specialist groffe@udasd.org


A Word from the Principal

I am very excited to serve the Upper Dauphin Area School District family as the Elementary School Principal! I look forward to working with all of you to help your children continue to grow academically, socially and emotionally. I am confident that if we work as a team, we will make your children’s academic experience enjoyable and productive.

I hope to have the opportunity to meet all of you in person in the near future so I may better engage with the very people that have been, and continue to be, the students’ first and most influential teachers.

So, this is an open invitation to meet me! Please feel free to stop by the office and/or call anytime!

And, thank you so very much for sending us such great children! We have the best kids ever!

Jessica S. Megonnell
Upper Dauphin Area Elementary Principal



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Upper Dauphin Area Elementary School
5668 State District 209
Lykens, PA 17048
Phone: 717-362-4511
Fax: 717-362-0988


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