the PENN NEWSLETTER
TONIGHT: Mileage Club and free Family Movie Night
This Friday, 9/29/2017 we would love to see families come walk the Penn trail for Mileage Club. Students can bring their punch cards and earn punches towards their goal. Join us from 6:00 until dark and stay to watch the movie.
WE'RE ALL LEARNING
Penn Elementary is participating in the Global Read Aloud Project October 2nd through November 10th. The project was created by teacher Pernille Ripp in 2010 with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. The premise is simple, but powerful. Each classroom will be sharing the same class read aloud books as classrooms throughout the world, all at the same time. It is a powerful way for kids to discuss and enjoy books with people from all over the world. This year more than 2 million students in more than 25,000 different locations will participate.
The books for this year are:
K-1st grade Mem Fox author study
2nd-3rd grade Fenway and Hattie
4th-5th grade The Wild Robot
6th grade A Long Walk to Water
TEACHERS: Yesterday we spent our Professional Development time working in committees exploring resources and strategies to help all students be successful.. We have two teacher committees: PBIS = Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and MCGF/CC = Multi-cultural Gender Free / Cultural Competency. Each teacher serves on a committee to learn and promote student learning.
KINDNESS is COOL
RUN FOR THE SCHOOLS
There are 3 ways for you to participate and earn participation credit for your school:
Run or Walk in the race – Register now or get more information at www.runfortheschools.com
Volunteer to help on race day! Volunteer RFTS Sign Up
Make a donation for Run for the Schools to the ICCSD Foundation at Run for the Schools Donation
- Oct. 3: PTO Meeting, 7pm (free care provided for toilet-trained children)
- Oct. 4: VNA Flu Vaccination Clinic, 3-6pm
- Oct. 15: Run For The Schools
- Oct. 20: Penn Fun Night (more info to come)
- Oct. 24: Picture retakes
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, Botchway.Kingsley@iowacityschools.org.