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Oaklyn Elementary School
115 Oak Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: 570-286-3731

School Hours:
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
1/2 Day dismissal is at 11:45AM

Principal: Mrs. Angela Farronato

            Mr. David Hoffman School Counselor
aklyn Elmentary School Staff

OK1 Mrs. Jennifer Vovakes      Kindergarten
OK2 Mrs. Katie Stover             Kindergarten
OK3 Mrs. Danielle Williams      Kindergarten
Ms. Tammy Lahr             First Grade
O12 Mr. Ron Pratt                  First Grade
Mrs. Shelley DePhillips     First Grade
O21 Mrs. Erin Phillips             Second Grade
O22 Mrs. Jessica Zeigler         Second Grade
Ms. Melanie Brown         Second Grade 
Mr. Nathan Heim            Third Grade
O32 Ms. Jennifer Troutman    Third Grade
O33 Mrs. Suanne Chervanik   Third Grade 
O41 Mr. Frank Boyer             Fourth Grade
O42 Mrs. Betsy Grimm           Fourth Grade
O43 Mrs. Marjorie Vanslavie   Fourth Grade
O51 Mr. William Zeigler         Fifth Grade
O52 Ms. Raelene Kiepke        Fifth Grade
O53 Miss Angie Olson           Fifth Grade

Mrs. Krista Tilford                 Life Skills  K-2
Mrs. Karen Leavens              Life Skills 3-5
Miss Cassandra Mace           Autistic Support
Ms. Erin Treadway               Autistic Support - IU
Mrs. Abigail Ziegar            Learning Support
Mrs. Heidi Kremer               Reading Specialist
Mrs. Linsey Fleming  I         Interventionist
Mrs. Elise Gledhill                Speech & Language 
Ms. Melissa Engle                OT

Mr. Greg Baney                   Physical Education
Miss Minda Fogarty             Librarian
Mr. Frank DeLucca              Music
Mrs. Christina Landau         Art

Mrs. Lori Bradigan         Health Room Technician
Mrs. Jolene Dressler      Nurse

Mrs. Melissa Corbin         Secretary
Mrs. Kristy Whary          Office Aide

Mrs Brenda Bickel             Classroom Aide
Mrs. Sue Herman             Classroom Aide
Mrs. Regina Kohl             Classroom Aide
Ms Ashley McClusky         Classroom Aide
Mrs. Joy Richards            Classroom Aide
Mrs. Stacey Mielke          Classroom Aide
Mrs Paula Mull                Cafeteria Aide
Mrs Janel Schrader          Cafeteria Aide
Mrs. Lori Kenney             Library Aide
Mrs. Corrine Brosius        Personal Care Aide
Mrs. Kim Zoch                Classroom Aide - IU
Ms. Angela Klinger          Classroom Aide - IU
Mrs. Crystal Marshalek    Classroom Aide - IU

Bill Mower                      Custodian
Lisa Mills                        Custodian
Deb Smith                     Custodian

Virginia Anderson           Cafeteria
Linda Wendt                  Cafeteria

Staff email is the employee
 last name first initial

New Enrollments or Registration

Beginning March 1, 2019, all new student enrollments for children entering kindergarten through 12th grade will be done at the the administrative building on Island Blvd.  Please call the main office - 570-286-3721.

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if she/he has attained the age of five (5) years on or before September 1, 2021. Children eligible for registration are those who will enter kindergarten who did not 30.attend kindergarten during the current 2019-20 school year.

Contact any district office to obtain a Registration Appointment form.

Because of the school closure the scheduled screenings for kindergarten have been postponed.  Within the next few weeks we will be requesting parents to register online through our new student information system called, Sapphire.  We will be contacting you with how to access the system.

Our hope is to reschedule the screenings for later in the summer.  We will keep parents updated on the registration process.

McKinney Vento Homeless Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all homeless children and youth.  Federal and state laws make the school district’s responsibility clear.

  • A student whose family becomes homeless may remain in the school he/she was attending prior to becoming homeless for the duration of the school year.

  • If it is feasible, a student may transfer to a school if it is closer to his/her transitional housing.

  • The receiving school may not prevent or delay the enrollment of a homeless child by requiring proof of residency or lack of documentation such as immunization records.  

  • Transportation for homeless must begin within 5 school days, but sooner if possible.

  • All visitors must use the visitor entrance and report to the office.
  • All clearances must be on file in order to participate in classroom activities.
  • Please inform the office no later than 2:30 pm of any changes in your child's transportation home from school.
  • When absent, students must submit a written excuse within 3 days of the absence.  Otherwise, the absence will be considered unlawful.
  • Lost and Found is located in the school lobby.  Items not claimed at the end of each month will be donated to a local charity.
  • Educational Journey requests are to be submitted 10 days prior to the trip.
Textbooks and Library books can be place in the drop off bin at the front entrance.

Continuity of Education
Distribution of Phase 3 Packets

MAY 26
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MAY 27
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

If you CANNOT make one of these dates or times please email Mrs. Farronato for an appointment.  

Packets can also be accessed digitally by clicking the link below.

To abide by social distancing:

1.  Packets will be distributed outside Oaklyn Elementary.  
2.  Parents can pull up to the school entrance.  
3.  Please DO NOT get out of your vehicle. 
4.  Provide your student(s) name and grade(s).  
5.  Staff will hand you the packet
6.  Staff will be wearing masks.  If possible, we ask that whoever is picking up the packet does the same.


Digital Copy of Packets

4th Grade Math Videos

Middle School Band 
 Any 5th grade student interesting in joining band next year can complete the form using this link.

Principal's Message
Week of May 25, 2020

Good Morning Oaklyn Students and Families,

The final learning packets will be distributed this week according to the schedule above.

As a continued reminder, completed learning packets will NOT be collected by the school.

Library books and any other materials that belong to the school or teacher will be collected at this time.

Spring pictures & class photos have been distributed by the PTA.  If you wish to purchase any pictures, payment can be made online to Lifetouch.  Unwanted pictures can be deposited in the bin at the main entrance of the school.  

Yearbooks are not yet available.

The teachers are working on end of the year awards.  We are creating a video that will be posted on the district and school websites and social media pages.  Certificates will be mailed home the final week of school.

Final report cards will also be mailed home for June 12.

We are in our final two weeks of remote learning.  Although no one ever anticipated our school year ending in such a way, the Oaklyn community held strong together.  The teachers, parents and students did an outstanding job, making the best of the situation.

If you have any questions, you can call the school.  If I am not there, leave a message.  My phone messages are forwarded to my email.  Or you can just email me using the address listed in the directory at the right.

Join my in wishing the happiest of birthdays to staff and students that are celebrating birthdays this week.

May 25  
Brooklynn Reid - Grade 2

May 26
Bradley Berger - Grade 2

Avery Brown - Grade 3

Carter Moore - Grade 1

May 27
Audrina Knoebel - Grade 5

May 28
Brantlee Stover - Grade 1

May 31
Ashton Derr - Grade 1

I would like to keep adding photos to our Braves Blog.  Parents are welcome to email pictures of things the students are doing during the closure.  See what your friends are doing by clicking on the "Braves Blog" link at the top of this page.

Thank you to the parents that have been sending pictures!  I love seeing the students and miss them so.

That is all for today. I will post a new message each morning.  Remember we miss you, keep learning and be safe!

Mrs. Farronato

School Counselor Corner:


Smart Futures is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit software development organization in the field of education and workforce development. Smart Futures’ vision is a Commonwealth with an emerging workforce prepared for 21st century careers.

To accomplish its mission, Smart Futures has created, an online career planning and portfolio platform that makes it easy for a school district or charter school to implement and comply with Pennsylvania’s Career Readiness Indicators that are a part of Future Ready PA. 

Students can log in to the website and use Smart Futures at home.  For students currently in 3rd or 5th grade, go to Smart and enter their User ID and Password.  If they do not remember their login information, feel free to contact me at and I will forward it to you.  


Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.

Here’s how it works:

  • Submit an anonymous tip report through the Safe2SaySomething system  (1-844-723-2729) If this is an emergency, please call 911.
  • Crisis center reviews, assesses and processes all submissions
  • Crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement  for intervention
  • If needed, crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app

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Angela Farronato,
Apr 3, 2020, 5:50 AM
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