PENN PRIDE: we have. we are.


Students: You'll probably start seeing and hearing about our Tell Your Story focus. Everyone has a story to tell and we hope by focusing on this that we'll increase appreciation for diversity and differences.

Teachers: Classroom teachers continued to focus on math instruction during our early release time on Thursday.

2019-20 Elementary Attendance Areas

Dear Families,

The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting.

The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link:

In addition, the District’s Attendance Area Look-Up links have been updated to reflect the approved boundary changes. The Attendance Area Look-Up links provide school information specific for your home address. The links can be found on the District website at the following link:

Junior high and high school students may also be impacted by these changes. Please be sure to check the Attendance Area Look-Up link above to determine if changes to the elementary boundaries have affected your student.

Stephen Murley
Iowa City Community School District

from Mrs. Paisar

Kindergarten Sing Along Friday Dec. 21 9:30 AM

First Grade Sing Along Friday Dec 21 12:15 PM

Sing Alongs take place in the gym. Plan for 20-30 minutes.

2nd-5th Grade Informance Wednesday, May 15- Penn Gym

8:30 AM 3rd Grade

9:00 AM 2nd Grade

10:00 AM 5th Grade

10:30 AM 4th Grade

All concerts will start on or after the above time. We may run late, however, no concert will start earlier than stated above. Hopefully if you are leaving work, this will help for planning.


Our bins are overflowing. We'll be donating any thing not claimed by winter break.

Cleaning out closets? We'd love your donations.

The health office loans out pants daily to many children. If your child has borrowed a pair, please wash and return. We also would gladly accept any hand-me-downs you might want to donate to the Penn Health Office.

Info for Future Grant Grizzlies

Christine Grant Elementary Facebook site:

Looking Ahead

  • December 10: GRANT PTO organizational meeting @ 6:30 in the Penn Library
  • December 21: Sing-alongs for K and 1st grades. See info above
  • December 24 - Jan 4 NO SCHOOL: winter break
  • January 7: School Resumes