January 4 - 8
Making learning objectives clear to students will help them focus on and accomplish the goal for the lesson. Enjoy the video below!
Introducing, Kay Jackson, Special Education
We welcome Kimberly Long and Tanisha Anderson as additional long term substitutes in our building. Ms. Long recently graduated from NSU with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. Tanisha Anderson has been with us for the last two weeks before break. She loves children, has run her own learning care and is currently in school. Please make them a welcomed member of the team.
This week's Committee Meetings
Parent & Community Advisory Committee - Tuesday, January 5th 7:00-7:30a.m. in Parent room
Happy Schools Committee - none this week (upcoming January 14, 3:15p.m. Mr. Thomas' Rm).
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) - Tuesday, January 5th at 3:20p.m. (room across from library)
Safe & Healthy Schools Committee - none this week (upcoming January 12, 3:20p.m. (Rm. #7)
All committees extend an open invitation to anyone on our staff! Your input is valued.
Daytime & Afterschool Activities for students
1/7 Thursday - Mentoring by "100 Black Men" remind students to bring their assignment.
1/4 Monday- none
1/5 Tuesday - Basketball tryouts 3rd - 6th grade 3:30-4:30p.m. in the gym.
1/6 Wednesday - Basketball tryouts 3rd - 6th grade 3:30-4:30p.m in the gym.
1/7 Thursday - Cub Scouts led by Ms. Gilliland in the gym weekly
1/8 Friday - none
Choir led by Ms. Ellington coming soon!
Gardening coming soon - a teacher sponsor is needed
NOTE: There is no longer a dance team at Penn. Notices will be placed in your mailboxes to give to students in your classroom on the dance team.
If you are interested in leading an afterschool activity, please see Ms. Jackson.
Bring new thoughts about our collective ability to continue change at Penn into the 2016 New Year!
It begins with a thought
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
January Dates to Remember
January 4 - 1st day back after Winter Break
January 4 - 1st day of 3rd quarter
Jan. 4 - Jan. 14 Think Through Math Benchmark Testing
January 4 - February 5 - Early Childhood Inventory Assessment Window
January 12 - PTA 3:30p.m. in the library (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
January 15 - Teacher Professional Development (No School)
January 18 - Martin Luther King Holiday ( No School)
January 19 - 28 - 2nd Grade Cogat Testing ( Gifted & Talented)
January 25 - Feb. 4 - SRI Window (Grades 3rd - 6th)
January 25 - Feb. 4 - SMI Window (Grades 4th - 6th)