Pennsbury On Point
September 29, 2023
September 29, 2023
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Pennsbury's Hunger Heroes
Staff members and students enrolled in Pennsbury's M.O.S.T. program took the time this week to support ShopRite of Yardley's annual "Help Bag Hunger" event. The group proudly represented the district alongside other volunteers from the community to help stamp out hunger in our area. "Help Bag Hunger" raises funds to help those facing food insecurity.
Special thanks to Mrs. Hidalgo (Penn Valley,) Mrs. Salvucci (Manor,) Mrs. Hultquist (Edgwood,) Mr. Becker (Oxford Valley,) Mr. Rehb (Quarry Hill,) Mrs. Steffy (Central Office), and Mr. Longo (Central Office) for their help!
Be Our Guest!
Friday, September 22, was Be Our Guest Night at Falcon Field. Prior to the PHS Varsity Football game against Central Bucks West, 7th & 8th-grade students from Charles Boehm, Pennwood, and William Penn Middle Schools performed with the Pennsbury High School Marching Band and then joined them in the stands for the rest of the game. Meanwhile, some of the District's youngest cheerleaders got to experience what it is like to be a varsity cheerleader! What a great night seeing PHS students mentor younger Falcons!
Making New Friends
Kindergarten students at Quarry Hill Elementary School met their 4th-grade buddies for the first time this week. Pennsbury has a tradition of partnering younger students with older students at the elementary school level to foster friendship, kindness, and teamwork. The students worked on Venn Diagram posters to get to know each other better.
Hoop Castle Challenge at Walt Disney
At Walt Disney Elementary School, Mr. Kennedy's physical education class worked on team-building exercises this week. Students worked together to build hula hoop castles and collaborated to make their way through the castles. Team work makes the dream work!
Penn Valley Shadows
Ms. Gatt's 5th-graders at Penn Valley Elementary School took advantage of the sun when it made an appearance this week to study their shadows. They utilized their shadows to learn about the position of the Earth and Sun in our solar system.
Testing Newton's First Law of Motion
Newton's First Law of Motion was an area of focus in science this week for 8th-graders at William Penn Middle School. Check out the video below to see if the students were successful in testing the law that states an object at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion remains in motion at constant speed and in a straight line unless acted on by an unbalanced force.
Learning Math through Song
Students in Mrs. Falcone's 7th-grade math class at Pennwood Middle School reinforce integer operations with a parody of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Sing along!
"Same sign add and keep,
Different signs subtract.
Use the sign of the bigger number,
Then you'll be exact!"
It's All in the Details
Students enrolled in Art 1 with Mr. Mays at Pennsbury High School display impressive attention to detail as they draw while observing photos. Art 1 is an introductory first-year art elective course for students interested in continuing in a planned, sequential art program. In this foundation course, students learn the proper techniques for various materials, which will prepare them for higher-level art courses. Art criticism, art history, and aesthetics are incorporated into art production assignments.
Join Pennsbury's SEPAC
Please join us for our Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) event on Wednesday, October 18 for a presentation about transition services.
If you cannot attend, the event will be recorded and posted on the district's SEPAC page. If you are interested in joining SEPAC, please complete this interest form to be notified of upcoming events and important information.
The mission of Pennsbury's SEPAC is to collaborate with administration and parents to facilitate communication, sharing of resources, and offer 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.
How would you like your child to go on an incredible journey in creativity? How would you like to share this experience as a coach and make a memory that will last a lifetime?
Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an international creative problem-solving competition available to students of all ages (K-12). Each year OM issues six (6) different challenges that focus on science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts. Students present solutions to these challenges as 8-minute theatrical performances.
Registration for the 2023-2024 season is currently open and will close Sunday, October 1. To learn more, visit www.pennsburyom.com
Financial Aid 101
Presented by Fran McKeown, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, in Partnership with Alexis Cane CFP in conjunction with the Pennsbury Community School.
This presentation provides an early understanding of the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. Topics include higher education costs, types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.
When: October 16, 2023
Where: Pennsbury High School East, (705 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills), Room 104
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Save the Date!
Vote for PAF!
The Pennsbury Arts Foundation is in the running to receive $1,000 from McHales Cares, a program that gives back to the community that it services. Throughout September, please take a moment to vote for the Pennsbury Arts Foundation daily at www.mchalescares.com. Once you submit your vote, you'll receive an email asking you to confirm your vote. Your vote will support Pennsbury Arts Foundation's 22nd year of awarding classroom grants, "Linking the Arts to Learning."
The mission of the Pennsbury Arts Foundation is to integrate the visual and performing arts into ANY K-12 curricular areas through Teacher-selected programs that create unique student learning opportunities.
Pennsbury Sports Schedules
Registration Open for Community School Fall Classes
Registration is now open for Pennsbury Community School's Fall Classes! Course offerings include Pickleball, Yoga, Zumba, Introduction to American Sign Language, and more! Click here for more details and to register.
2023-24 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.
If you are having difficulty logging into PowerSchool, please contact the appropriate person at your student’s school:
- High School and Middle Schools - Guidance Office
- Elementary Schools - School’s Main Office
There's An App For That!
Download the new FREE, Pennsbury School District App today and receive important alerts, news, and information. Customize your app experience and follow specific schools, calendars, lunch menus, and more! Available for FREE in the App Store and Google Play.
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Pennsbury School District 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 email@example.com.
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.
Pennsbury Parent Academy
The Pennsbury Parent Academy (PPA) is a series of educational programs and presentations offered to Pennsbury parents and guardians to support school success and continued home-school partnerships. The PPA program includes monthly, live in-person and/or virtual programming on a variety of topics to promote parent and guardian community engagement, such as:
- Mental Health & Wellness
- Supporting School Success
- Social Media & Internet Safety
- Diversity & Inclusion
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.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.
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)
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"!