We're all learning

STUDENTS: It was a big week here with the Track & Field Meet for 5th and 6th graders. Our kids represented Penn as a loyal pride and with great pride. See here for pics and here for the results.

The gym was alive with music this week too with 2nd ,3rd, 4th, and 5th graders all sharing the learning they've been doing in music this year. We enjoyed ORFF concerts too. See here for pictures from the concerts.

TEACHERS: Everyone is working diligently to wrap up the school year with creativity and rigorous learning.

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School Supply Kits for 2018-2019

Penn Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option to order school supply kits for the 2018/19 year. Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests! Go to to order today. Online orders are now open. Prices increase after June 1.

Questions? Contact Erica Gentry,

Does your student need tutoring for reading?

We are able to offer FREE tutoring for students who are reading at a level below what is expected for proficiency. For more information please contact Barb Musson at
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"Pay to Ride" Bus Program

Click the link for info and to apply

Looking Ahead

May 21 - 25: 6th graders attend School of the Wild

May 30: LAST DAY of SCHOOL; Dismissal 1 hour early at 1:55pm

May 30: 6th grade Celebration @ 8:15am

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It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Kingsley Botchway II, Director of Equity, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,