Pennsbury On Point
February 24, 2023
February 24, 2023
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Good luck to the Pennsbury High School Girls Basketball team as they host Upper Dublin in the 6A Girls Basketball Quarterfinals tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m. Come out and Pack the Nest!! Check out the message below from Coach Sciolla! Click here to order your tickets.
Pennsbury Competes at First-Ever Girls Wrestling SOL Championships
Congratulations to Pennsbury High School students Eliana Riva, Anya Abel, and Sophia Santiago for placing at the first-ever Girls Wrestling Suburban One League Championships on Friday, February 17, at Central Bucks West. Anya and Sophia both placed second, and Eliana placed third. What a great showing for Pennsbury Girls Wrestling. Go Falcons!
Coach Kane, Forever a Falcon
Chuck Kane, architect of Pennsbury football dynasty, dies at age 85
One of the legendary football coaches in the history of the Delaware Valley is no longer with us after Pennsbury High's Chuck Kane died at the age of 85 earlier this week. After serving as an assistant for two years under Al Matuza and nine years under Erle Baugher, Kane took over as Pennsbury's head coach in 1970.
Pennwood Students Learn About Black History
As part of a Black History Month assignment, 6th-graders in Mrs. Bevington's social studies class at Pennwood Middle School have been studying important events and history makers. Students researched the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, desegregation, and Affirmative Action, along with Harriet Tubman, Madame CJ Walker, Maya Angelou, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Robert Smalls, to name a few. Students shared their newfound knowledge with their classmates as part of the assignment.
Dizzy Day at Walt Disney Elementary School!
Walt Disney Elementary School's mascot, Dizzy, made his first appearance at the school on Friday, February 24. The playful dragon met all of his school friends, who were all wearing Dizzy Dragon t-shirts, and learned about expected school behavior from them. "Dizzy Day" was designed to promote the school's Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), re-teach positive behaviors to students (and Dizzy!), and celebrate awesome student behavior!
Students visited different stations throughout the day that reinforced expected behaviors like being respectful, responsible, and safe. The students also practiced the new Walt Disney Chant:
Disney Dragons ROAR!
We always try MORE!
It is our quest to do our best!
So Disney Dragons SOAR!
SOAR stands for
S - Safety Comes First
O - Our Community is Responsible
A - All People Deserve Respect
R - Roar with Pride
Throughout the day, students were awarded Dizzy Dollars from staff members who witnessed positive behaviors. Students entered their Dizzy Dollars into their favorite Dizzy Day Raffle bin. Prizes include a pizza party with a favorite teacher, extra recess for an entire class, a class movie and popcorn party, Afternoon Announcement Takeover, or being a Special Area teacher for a day! Winners will be selected from each bin at random.
PBIS is an evidence-based tiered framework for supporting students' behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health.
For The Kids!
Manor Elementary School held its Mini-THON Dance Party on Friday, February 24. Today's festivities culminate the students' efforts to raise money for Four Diamonds Mini-Thon, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer. Mini-THONs are modeled after the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THONTM)
The school's fundraising efforts kicked off at the beginning of February. The classroom that raises the most money will get to "Silly String" Principal Salvucci in front of the entire school! The winning classroom will be announced on Monday, February 27. Donations are accepted through 10:00 p.m. tonight by clicking here. Manor and Penn State thank you for your support!
Makefield Students Create Nurse Appreciation Goody Bags
Recently on Valentine's Day, Makefield Elementary's 2nd- grade classes participated in their annual service project. This year, students organized and assembled nurse appreciation bags. With the generosity and support from Makefield families, they were able to collect pens, hand lotion, lip balm, mints, and sweet treats for the nurses of St. Mary's Hospital. Students also decorated goody bags with inspirational messages and filled them with all of the donated items. Over 65 bags were assembled and delivered to St. Mary’s. Great job, everyone!
Students Donate Over 500 Pounds of Food to Local Homeless Shelter
Students at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School donated over 500 pounds of food to the Bucks Count Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown this week. The food was collected as part of a community outreach project in partnership with the school's annual Super Duper Bowl. 5th-grade members of the Eleanor Roosevelt's Student Council and Character Council gave up recess time to help box up the donations for delivery. Way to go, ER!
Penn Community Bank Teaches Penn Valley Students Financial Literacy
Earlier this month, students at Penn Valley Elementary learned about financial literacy from Ms. Antoinette Gellentien of Penn Community Bank. Ms. Gellentien is a community relations representative and branch manager for Penn Community Bank in Levittown, PA. During her visit, she taught students about the importance of making good financial decisions and ways to keep their money safe. It was a great learning experience for all!
Penn Community Bank is a proud member of the Pennsbury Partners Program. Watch the video below to hear more from Ms. Gellentien about Penn Community Bank and why they feel it is important to support the Pennsbury community.
Be Scare-ful Out There!
Walt Disney Elementary School recently held their first-ever Scare Games, inspired by the Disney Pixar movie Monster’s University. Students in Pre-K through 5th grade were divided into three teams based on the teams in the movie, and participated in activities during their PE classes. All of the games were based on Scare Games challenges from the movie, including the Toxicity Challenge, the Silent Library Challenge, and Hide and Sneak.
At their core, all of the games were team-building activities where students practiced good communication, listening skills, and being good overall teammates. Scores were updated daily to show how each team performed in their games that day. Students also had an opportunity to score bonus points by showing expected behaviors at lunch and recess.
The four-week event concluded with Slugma Slugma Kappa narrowly defeating Roar Omega Roar and Oozma Kappa to earn their first Scare Games Championship. A huge thank you to all of the students and staff members that participated, as well as Ms. Cassidy and Mr. Kennedy, for hosting the event!
Reading with Friends
Students from Mrs. Enwright's 6th-grade English class at Charles Boehm recently paid a visit to Mrs. Carducci's class at Manor Elementary School to read to her students. Mrs. Enwright places her students' names into a hat each marking period and randomly selects which ones visit the students at Manor. Principal Terri Salvuci said the Manor students love when their Charles Boehm friends come to read! We love to see the collaboration between schools!
Exploring Cultures at Eleanor Roosevelt
As part of their Social Studies unit on Immigration, 3rd-grade students in Kris Bria and Hannah Rumbelow’s classroom at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary explored the culture of different countries. Students were encouraged to explore their family’s heritage and cultural background. They learned about geography, food, and places to visit and shared facts with their classmates. The students enjoyed finding commonalities between their cultures!
Let's Guac and Roll!
Recently, Edgewood Elementary's "Fuel Up to Play 60" team and The Nutrition Group teamed up to offer students a taste test at school. Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation's leading youth wellness program that empowers students, parents, and educators to work together and build healthier communities.
5th-grade team members collaborated with the Nutrition Group to come up with fun food ideas to try. Students in grades 1-5 were invited to try up to four foods that may have been new to them during their lunch period. The foods were guacamole, tomato salad, peach salsa, and pineapple pulled pork. After they finished, students were asked to rate each of the foods.
Because Fuel Up to Play 60 is supported and driven by the NFL, the team chose a “Tailgating” theme. For this round of tasting, the top-rated food was the pulled pork, with guacamole coming in second. A huge thank you to the students on the Fuel Up team that helped work the event, the Nutrition Group, and the cafeteria aides who helped make this an incredible experience.
Cinderella's Closet Accepting Donations March 1st & 2nd!
Cinderella’s Closet will soon be accepting donations! Cinderella's Closet is a program that provides gowns, tuxedoes, and more for low income students.
Dates: Accepting donations March 1st & 2nd ONLY
Location: Drop off at PHS West Main Office
Time: Between the hours of 7:20 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Items to be donated:
- Dresses size 14 and up *In VERY high demand*
- Gently used shoes
- Gently used handbags *In high demand*
- Men’s dress pants *In high demand*
- Men’s dress shirts *In VERY high demand*
**Due to limited space, we will not be accepting any donations before or after March 1st & 2nd **
Cinderella’s Closet is sponsored by Pennsbury’s FCCLA Student Organization.
Questions? Contact Ms. Mickle (JMickle@pennsburysd.org) or Mrs. McCormac (JMcCormac@pennsburysd.org)
The Pennsbury Parent Academy will be hosting a live viewing and discussion of the film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety on Monday, February 27 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Pennsbury High School East Auditorium. This event will also be livestreamed.
What is the difference between “being anxious” and having an anxiety disorder? What can we do about the 634% rise in use of Mental Health America’s online tool for anxiety since the start of Covid? Why is there still so much fear and stigma in just talking to others instead of hiding online? What can each of us do to make it better and best engage in a full and happy life? Angst is on a mission: to start a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety.
This documentary delves into all aspects of our society’s most common mental health challenge with:
Candid interviews with kids and teens who discuss their anxiety, its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope
Expert perspectives (from institutions such as Stanford University, Child Mind Institute), who talk about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects and resources to help
Tips, tricks, and strategies to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety, and support others
Awareness that anyone can be touched by, and overcome, anxiety, via a unique and revealing interview with mental health advocate Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history
Learn more and watch the trailer at AngstMovie.com
The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year! All PHS seniors planning to attend college/trade school can apply, and PHS graduates can apply each year they are in school! Click here for more information and to apply.
Applications Being Accepted for Lendo Fellowship Program - April 1 Deadline
Lendo Fellowship Program / Lendo Fellowship Program
Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D., is a distinguished Pennsbury alumnus with a strong sense of dedication to family, classmates, school, and community. A member of the Class of 1964, Dr. Lendo is the first and only Pennsbury graduate to endow a fund to support PHS students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits.
Pennsbury Community School
Spring Registration is now OPEN for Pennsbury Community School!
New courses this Spring include Zumba, Vinyasa Yoga, Goals-based Investing, and Ceramics!
Courses are offered to anyone 18+ years of age and are not limited to just employees or Pennsbury residents. Invite your friends and family to enroll with you!
Check out the catalog of courses below and click here to register.
On Wednesday, March 1st PHS will hold a Postsecondary Planning Kickoff presentation in the East Auditorium at 7 pm. This event will help juniors and their families understand the next steps in planning for life after Pennsbury, including the college process. Juniors and their families are highly encouraged to attend!
What is SAP?
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a team of school staff and an SAP Counselor who work together to address concerns that may be interfering with a student's ability to be successful in school. Check out the monthly newsletter below.
Teen Safe Driving ROADeo
TMA Bucks Community Traffic Safety Program is hosting its 3rd annual Teen Safe Driving ROADeo. This FREE event is open to all high school students in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The event is designed to keep teens safe on the roadway through education, interaction, and fun. Click the link and sign up today!
ACP - Bringing Affordable Internet to Families
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.
Join SEPAC Today!
The mission of the Pennsbury School District's Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to collaborate with administration and parents to facilitate communication, sharing of resources, and offering of support programs. SEPAC strives to improve the experiences and education of all students who receive special education, while promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion within the Pennsbury School District. Click here to learn more.
SEPAC holds monthly meetings, and all parents are welcome to join. Their next meeting is Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this interest form.
Confidential Residency Reporting Tip Line
The Pennsbury School District is making a concerted effort to ensure that students who reside within our District boundaries are able to attend the school they are assigned to based on their home address. To help us, we have established a Confidential Residency Reporting Tip Line. If you believe someone is falsifying their student's address to attend the Pennsbury School District, please call or email:
(215) 428-4100 ext. 84777 (TIPSS)
Do you enjoy working with children?
Do you like working close to home and earning a competitive salary?
Becoming a Pennsbury Bus Driver is the job for you!
- A competitive salary
- Flexible hours
- A student-centered work environment
- Paid training for your CDL
Come join our team!
Apply online at: www.pennsburysd.org or call: 215-428-4140
Current CDL holders can start right away! (Once they receive proper clearances)
Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page
Click here to visit the Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page.
These flyers represent current or ongoing announcements of interest to Pennsbury students and their families that emanate from local community organizations, sports leagues, scouting groups, and other non-profits. Browse through our gallery!
To obtain approval for a flyer to be posted on the E-Flyers Page, please email your request to Macy Cellitti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Jobs for Students
Click here to view Pennsbury High School's Student Job Board and find local area businesses with open positions. Some positions allow applicants as young as 14 years old.
Click here for information on how to obtain a work permit.
2022-23 Chromebook Fees
The annual required Chromebook fee that allows students in grades 5-12 to take their device home can now be paid online. The price is $40.00 (reduced to $15 for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch). The Chromebook fee can be paid by logging on to PowerSchool through a web browser, not the PowerSchool mobile app. Cash or check payments are also accepted at each school.
Have a question about Pennsbury? Don't trust the rumors, ask Penny!
Send Penny an email at email@example.com, or leave a message at 215-428-4100, ext. 73669 (PENNY).
Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the PA Office of Attorney General. Report a confidential tip to help prevent violence and tragedies.
The Nutrition Group is now hiring! Positions include Food Service Workers, Cooks, and Kitchen Managers with rates from $15-$17 per hour. The hours are Monday-Friday, school hours only. No nights, weekends, or holidays! Apply today by calling the Nutrition Group office at 215-949-6740 ext. 2, or click here and search for "Pennsbury"!
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