WP News Brief 2019

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES and INFORMATION

Strive for Success-Own Your Actions-Act Safely-Respond Respectfully

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UPCOMING NEWS & INFORMATION

I know it’s hard to believe but time doesn’t wait for any of us and the reality that this is our last week of school is really hard to believe! I know for my own kids this weekend there was a lot of buzz about what this week would bring for them!


With that in mind, we reach out with some updates and reminders for this last week of school together and reflect on some things that have occurred over the last few weeks as well.


First, with mother nature not cooperating with anyone this month we were faced with some rain delays during our FIELD DAY last month. Despite the challenge of dealing with these unexpected events the students and staff succeeded in having a great day that brought together our entire school in a positive manner displaying both sportsmanship and competitiveness.


We continued with weather woes when we were faced with postponing our dodgeball tournament for our 7th & 8th-grade students. We, of course, were pleased to makeup this event last Wednesday, June 5th from 3:00-5:00 PM. The event brought together our school community in a fun way for a great cause that our student council decided upon for this school year.


Our 8th-grade Finale was a great success once again on Friday night, June 7th. Our PTO and parent volunteers once again helped to coordinate this final event for our 8th-grade students! The annual success of this event could not be possible without parent volunteers and food donations. It was a fun-filled night which included a DJ, Photo Booth, Caricaturist, Kona Ice Truck, Food, games, and refreshments for all who attended. The weather finally cooperated for one of our events and the kids had a blast!


As we move into this final week of school together please be mindful of our schedule this week.

Monday & Tuesday: Regular Dismissal at 2:55 PM

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: Dismissal at 10:45 AM


Locker clean outs began on Friday for our 7th & 8th grade A teams and will continue this week with B teams and 6th grade. Official locker clean out days will conclude on Tuesday, June 11. Be on the lookout for "STUFF" coming home that you may have not seen since October!


Yearbooks arrived and are in the process of being distributed. We will have some extras on sale through the school store until we sell out.


We will reach out on the last day with some final thoughts for the year!

Here's to looking forward to a positive final week of the 2018-19 school year!


Sincerely,


Chris Becker


Principal

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Student Bulletin

This information is read daily on our morning show and students have instant access on their Chromebook Clever Login Page. Updated DAILY, this is an awesome way to stay connected to our DAILY/WEEKLY events!

Important Upcoming Dates/Information

ENJOY THE SUMMER!

2019-2020 PROPOSED PENNSBURY SCHOOL CALENDARS

Use the link above to access the proposed school calendars for next school year.

Nurse's Corner News & Updates

Our mission is to provide a positive and safe environment that inspires students to become responsible, well-rounded, civic-minded, global thinkers who are equipped with 21st-century skills and are prepared for the academic rigors of high school and future challenges.

A student that requires the use of ANY medications during the school day must have permission by the school nurse. To ensure we are providing a safe and healthy school environment please note the Pennsbury School District Medication Policy, which can be found at the following link: http://www.pennsburysd.org/Forms1.aspx

This link will bring you to the Pennsbury School District Nursing Services page where many important forms can be found, including:

  • Immunization and Medical History Report

  • Physical Exam Form

  • Dental Exam Form

  • Acute Concussion Evaluation Form

  • Permission to Administer Medication Form

  • Asthma Questionnaire

  • Diabetes Questionnaire

  • Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

  • Seizure Questionnaire

William Penn's Creative Writing Club

Our Creative Writing Club has been meeting weekly this school year and we are excited to showcase our first 2 student writing pieces in this edition of our News Brief.


These writing pieces were developed with a focus on Perspective Writing. Take a look at the awesome work that our students developed recently this school year. Be on the lookout for new showcase pieces in future News Brief editions! Congratulations to all of our students in our club who continue to develop their passion each week after school.

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PTO NEWS

Box Tops Changes and Summer Contest - Please see attached changes for important changes to the Box Tops program as well as information for a Summer Collection Contest.

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If you didn’t receive this from the PTO directly, but got it forwarded from a friend...please sign up directly so that we can include you on future blasts. The PTO does not get any contact information from the school, so if you have to sign up with us either online or by filling out a paper form.


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William Penn Middle School PTO

Email: wp.ptocommunications@gmail.com

Website: http://www.williampennpto.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WilliamPennPTO/

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REMIND OVERVIEW

The following link provides families with an overview of the REMIND application.


https://assets.remind.com/marketing/pdfs/remind-overview-parents.pdf

William Penn FAQ's

Check out the following link for common frequently asked questions.


https://www.smore.com/q5ju5

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School Lunches

The price of a full student lunch is now $2.80. Cafeteria account envelopes will be handed out in homeroom on the first day as well as free and reduced lunch applications (must be updated yearly). You may also manage your student’s cafeteria account online by going to www.schoolcafe.com.


Student Insurance

Information regarding the cost of coverage and application forms are located on the Pennsbury website.

Gym Uniforms

Gym Uniforms

If you have a regulation gym suit, you do not have to purchase a new one. For those students who need to purchase a new gym suit, The Pennsbury School District has established a vendor site so that you may order the appropriate gym shorts and t-shirts for your child in accordance with the school’s dress code.


Please see your child's Physical Education teacher during the school year if your child is in need of replacements shirts or shorts.

HAC (Home Access Center)

Starting this year, all William Penn student information (Homeroom/Team assignments, Schedules and Transportation Information) will be accessed online. In the near future additional information will be sent regarding when this information will become available in The HAC system. Please make sure to contact the William Penn Guidance Office at (215)428-4280, Ext. 50850 if you do not have access to the HAC system.

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Chromebook 1:1 Website & FAQ's

Use this link to access the district's Chromebook 1:1 Website for all FAQ's and forms.

Power Up Your Chromebook!

Directions to charge your chromebook:

You will need to shut down your Chromebook. Do not charge the Chromebook in sleep

mode, it will not hold the charge. Make sure you plug in both parts of your charger until it

clicks into place, check for the Red light when Charging and a Green light to indicate a Full

Charge. Charge your Chromebook overnight, so the battery will last the entire school day.

Any questions, please stop in the library for additional help. Ms. Pecuch

Sport Physical Information

Fall Sports Physicals

Student Athletes in 7th & 8th grade are reminded that in order to practice and participate in any sport they must have a completed Pennsbury Athletic Eligibility Physical Form dated after June 1, 2018.


QUICK LINK TO PHYSICAL PACKET FORM

http://www.pennsburysd.org/Downloads/Physical%20Packet%202016-2017%20pdf2.pdf


Athletic Eligibility forms dated after June 1st will be in good standing for the entire 2018-2019 school year. Additional information regarding physical form documentation can be found in the Athletics section of the William Penn website.

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CELL PHONE REMINDER

We follow a simple saying and rule at William Penn regarding cell phones.

"Off and Away During the Day"

We recognize that many parents desire that their child have a phone for various reasons but we do not want to interrupt or distract the learning environment at school. Please do not call or text your child during the school day. If there is a need for your child to call home they are required to report to the office and use our student designated office phone. There has been a recent increase in situations where students and parents have texted each other during the school day. This has led to interruptions to the learning environment and confusion in our main office regarding arrangements being made between students and parents. We thank you in advance for your support regarding this matter.

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Follow Us on Twitter

We are excited to venture into the land of Twitter this school year to help tell the awesome story of William Penn Middle School on a daily/weekly basis! Take time to follow us at our new Twitter handle! Stay tuned for how we leverage this awesome resource to promote all of our positive students, staff, and events from WPMS!


WP Principal @William_Penn_MS


https://mobile.twitter.com/William_Penn_MS