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End of the Year Dates

April 17 - Early Dismissal at 1:30

May 5 - Fitness Day at the CM Stadium (rain dates May 12, 19 and June 2)

May 14 - Spring Band & Chorus Concert - 7:00 pm

May 16 - Family Night at the Book Fair

May 19 - Book Fair during school

May 20 - NO SCHOOL

May 20 - Kindergarten Screenings for next year

May 26 - NO SCHOOL

June 4 - Portfolio Day

June 10 - Last Day for Students

June 12 - Wild Things Baseball Game for the Reading Club




The district has a strict policy on birthday treats!

Please note in the Canon-McMillan K-4 handbook: Students are only permitted to send in NON EDIBLE TREATS for a child's birthday celebration. Please do not send any items that are food or candy. We are sorry, but we will have to ask you pick them up if food treats are sent to school.



First Street Elementary School is a learning community based upon the premise that all children can achieve success in learning. We believe that children can be responsible for their own learning and reflect our high expectations. All learners at First Street Elementary are entitled to a nurturing environment that provides support and safety for all.

All staff members at First Street Elementary are stakeholders in educating young minds. Parents, teachers, students and administrators are equal partners in this educational process. Our instructional practices are research-based and differentiated in order to address the needs of various learning styles. Our aim is to encourage success in many facets of each learner, including behavior, motivation, and their academic progress.


Literacy Night at the Frank Sarris Library



Author Paul Orshoski visits First Street in February~

Veterans read to our students for Veterans Day


Check out our daily Air Quality Flag

It's a Jungle out there... 

but First Street Kids have been spotted being good around our school community.  Please look for special green certificates to come home from school acknowledging some of the good things the children have been spotted doing around the school.  By acknowledging positive behaviors, we hope that more children will do something kind for others!

NO PETS on School Grounds During School Hours...

The Canon-McMillan School Board recently passed a policy that prohibits animals, even leashed, on school grounds while school is in session. Please leave your pets at home. We appreciate your cooperation.

Do NOT Forget - - We Recycle!

In case you did not know, First Street Elementary School has its very own Paper Retriever Recycling container for our school and the community. Not only are we learning how to be green but it is also a simple way to earn some green! 

Our school receives money for every ton of recyclable materials, such as:  newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, and office papers.

Unfortunately they do not accept: phone books, hard cover books, food boxes or cardboard.

The big green and yellow bin is located in our teacher parking lot to the back of our building.






First Street Elementary
803 First Street
Canonsburg, Pa. 15317
Phone: 724-745-3130
Fax: 724-873-5229

Mrs. Shannon Balch

Mrs. Tacy Ross


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