Published June 10. 2021 12:16PM
By LOU WHEELAND
Special to The Press
The Parkland School District dedicated its newest school - Veterans Memorial Elementary School - on May 22.
The new school, at 250 Twin Ponds Road, Breinigsville, was needed due to population growth in the district’s south and west, encompassing most of Upper Macungie Township.
Fogelsville and Fred J. Jaindl elementary schools were near or at capacity with more students needing classrooms in the near future.
The land for the school was donated by the Jaindl Family, providing a significant saving to the school district in its quest for a new school.
David Jaindl, president of Jaindl Land Development, had only one request of the school district: name the school “The Veterans Memorial Elementary School.”
KCBA Architects designed the building and Alvin H. Butz Inc., was the construction management company.
Veterans Memorial Elementary School houses 700 students from kindergarten through fifth grade and occupies 92,600 square feet.
The school opened in September 2020 with staff and students attending, however, it has not been open until now, to families and visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 school year.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Members of the Parkland High School Marching Band perform for dignitaries and visitors May 22 at the dedication of Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Breinigsville.
Members of Ray A. Master, American Legion Post 217, Topton, “Post the Colors” at the dedication.
Veterans Memorial Elementary School fifth grade students performed a special musical number for attendees at the dedication.
David Jaindl discusses his family's commitment to providing the best education available to Parkland School District students.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND With the ribbon cut, Veterans Memorial Elementary School was dedicated. School board and Core Leadership Team members join Principal Karen Dopera at the ceremony. President David Hein, member Patrick Foose; Assistant Superintendent Rodney Troutman; member Marisa Ziegler; Solicitor Steve Miller, members Linda Perlman-McKenna and Bob Bold; Dopera; Director of School Services David Keppel; member Carol Facchiano, Assistant to the Superintendent for Operations Tracy Smith, Superintendent Richard Sniscak, and member Lisa Roth. Additional photos page A5.
The Jaindl Family - Josh Jaindl, Kandyce Peterson, David and Jackie Jaindl, Olivia Brown and Adam and Luke Jaindl - are joined by Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak at the May 22 dedication for Veterans Memorial Elementary School.
KCBA Architects' Mike Kelly, James Clough, Jamie Bortz and Jim Kieffer are joined by Veterans Memorial Elementary School Principal Karen Dopera and Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak at the ceremony.
Michael Butz, Project Manager Peter Schneck and Construction Superintendent Bob Myrick, all with Alvin H. Butz Inc.; Veterans Memorial Elementary School Principal Karen Dopera, Greg Butz and Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak attended the ribbon-cutting.