Pennsbury On Point
September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022
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This Sunday, please take the time to remember and honor those who lost their lives, those who stepped up to serve, and the countless sacrifices made in the days, months, and years following the tragic attacks on the day of September 11, 2001.
9/11 Ceremony at PHS
Pennsbury High School held a remembrance ceremony on Thursday, September 8, ahead of the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Cadets from the PHS Air Force JROTC stood at attention as fellow cadets raised the American flag in front of Pennsbury High School East. Junior Shaelyn Nuschkei performed the National Anthem while the Color Guard presented arms.
Several senior cadets spoke during the ceremony reflecting upon the tragedies of that fateful day 21 years ago before introducing guest speaker Don Bentivoglio. Mr. Bentivoglio is a 1965 graduate of Pennsbury High School, a Vietnam veteran, and serves on the Pennsbury Wall of Honor Foundation Advisory Board. He worked in the World Financial Center across from the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Mr. Bentivoglio offered a unique perspective on the events of that day and spoke of the acts of bravery that occurred.
Thank you to everyone, Mr. Bentivolgio, the Pennsbury High School AFJROTC, and school administration, for marking this important anniversary in our nation's history.
A Walk to Remember at Makefield Elementary
Makefield Elementary School held their annual Walk to Remember on September 9, to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. Students spoke to the crowd about the history of 9/11 being deemed a national holiday now called Patriot Day, what it means to be a hero, and the history of the American flag. They also performed patriotic songs such as My Country 'Tis of Thee, The Star-Spangled Banner, and You're a Grand Old Flag.
Walk to Remember is also a fundraising event for the Garden of Reflection, the official Pennsylvania memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks. So far, Makefield has raised over $700 and expects a lot more donations to come in following today's event! Last year, Makefield raised a total of $2,000. Thank you to these students and their families for contributing to such a worthy cause and honoring those we have lost. You can also donate to the Garden of Reflection by clicking this link.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Day at Fallsington Elementary
Kindergarten had a fabulous day at Fallsington Elementary diving into the story "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom". Teachers Cherie Lynne Kooker and Jennifer Tietz, along with paraprofessionals Jeannie Hollopeter and Liz Moratti, dressed for the occasion helping to instill a love for reading into their kindergarteners. Students got to listen to the story, sing the story, create their own name tree, count and tally how many letters are in their name, match sounds, and so much more! Keep an eye out at Fallsington to see what story comes to life next!
What's my name? Check my Legos!
Fourth grade students at Penn Valley Elementary spent time getting to know each other's names during the first week of school. They listened to the book "Your Name is a Song" by Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow, shared stories about their own names, and built Lego structures that represented their interests and favorite colors to spell out their name. Very creative!
New AFJROTC Cadets Learn How to Fold a Flag
New cadets in Pennsbury High School's Air Force JROTC class learned how to properly fold the American Flag. The program, led by Major MacEachern and Ms. Lynch, is designed to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. (Military service beyond JROTC is not required.) AFJROTC members participate in a variety of activities and community service throughout the school year, including presenting the colors at monthly school board meetings.
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.
Remaining Back to School Nights:
Sept. 14 (Grades 1-2)
Sept. 20 (Grades 3-5)
Sept. 20 (Grades 1-5)
Sept. 13 (Grades K-5)
Sept. 13 (Grades 1-5)
Sept. 14 (Grades 3-5)
Sept. 14 (Grades K-5)
Sept. 13 (Grade 6)
Sept. 21 (Grades 7-8)
Sept. 21 (Grades 7-8)
Sept. 21 (Grade 6)
Sept. 29 (Grades 7-8)
Sept. 22 (Grades 9-12)
Upcoming Pennsbury Parent Academy Events
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.
Parent/Guardian Reminder! Set up your Canvas Observer Account!
Canvas Observer accounts:
- Are available to parents/guardians of students in grades 6-12
- Roll over from the previous school year. If you set up an account last year, no action is needed to see this year's courses.
Do you need to set up your Canvas Observer Account or pair with an additional child? Visit the Pennsbury Canvas family Support Site for directions. Additional support links and a Help Desk Form are available on the site for new and existing users.
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.
The goals of SEPAC are:
- To improve special education communication among all stakeholders by having information accessible while building a network of support.
- To share resources with parents/caregivers regarding special education.
- To host speakers on topics that are relevant to children/families with special needs.
- To collaborate and support a community that promotes understanding and respect for all individuals.
SEPAC holds monthly meetings, and all parents are welcome to join. If you are interested in attending meetings, please fill out this interest form.
Their first meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New District Website Guide
Over the summer, Pennsbury implemented brand new websites for the district and each of its schools. We are excited to offer our families a fresh, new website with easy-to-use navigation features. The website is still in a beta phase, as we will continue making adjustments throughout the start of the school year. We appreciate your patience and feedback!
Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page
Click here to visit the Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page. On this page, you will find flyers that represent current or ongoing announcements of interest to Pennsbury students and families. 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.
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The Nutrition Group is now hiring! Positions include Food Service Workers, Cooks, and Kitchen Managers with rates from $13-$15/hr. 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"!