the PENN NEWSLETTER
PENN PRIDE: we have. we are.
Students earned our first school-wide PBIS celebration for 10,000 Penn Paws! On Thursday, students and staff all enjoyed Read and Feed: 20 minutes of free reading with a snack. Students earn paws when an adult recognize them following school expectations of being caring, respectful, responsible and ready. We are super proud of our panthers for reaching this goal in just 14 days.
Staff: During the early-out this week, info was shared with teachers from the School Climate Survey. This survey was done last spring by 5th and 6th graders, teachers and parents across the district. This information gives us information by building and by district. The information will guide our goal setting about culture and climate.
PAINTING the TOWN
Our first Penn PTO fundraiser, Red Wheel Catalog sales, will began this week. Information was sent home with your student. Sales will go through September 18th.
Items will be at Penn for pick-up November 1st.
There is also a direct donation option for those who wish to participate in that instead.
GROW SOMETHING Garden Group
Opportunities to visit school
Please consider joining our community for these upcoming events:
Liberty Homecoming Parade on Sept. 26
Costume Parade at Penn on October 31, at 2:00pm
Parent Teacher Conferences in November
Some reminders about the the district wellness policy. You can read the policy and administrative guidelines at: https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/1167
You can see the list(s) of examples of foods that are acceptable to share with other students for classroom celebrations or classroom snacks at: https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/1165
A few things to remember:
1. All foods that are brought for classroom snacks, classroom celebrations, etc. must meet the Smart Snack Guidelines.
2. No home-baked foods for classroom celebrations or classroom snacks (to prevent exposure to food allergens).
So, you might want to go on a field trip or volunteer at school ....
- Sept 25: Fall Pictures
- Sept 26: Liberty Homecoming Parade @ 6:15pm
- Oct. 31: Halloween Parade @ 2:00pm