September 11th, 2022
A Message from Mrs. Hoke
Hello Penny Road Parents & Guardians,
Our first two weeks of school have been great! It is wonderful to see our students making new friendships, rekindling old friendships, and acclimating themselves to their classrooms and teachers. As I have observed in many of the classrooms, solid instruction is happening and our teachers and staff are setting the stage for a strong academic school year.
Effective, tomorrow, September 12th, parents will no longer be allowed to walk their child to the classroom. We will continue to have staff ready and available to escort students should they need assistance. If you need to speak with your child's teacher we ask that you schedule an appointment in advance. Thank you for your cooperation as we settle into our new morning routines.
This past Friday, our school walked through our emergency procedures and we practiced a lockdown drill in the cafeteria. This was only a walk-through exercise in order to familiarize our students and staff with how to respond to a drill in the event that the drill or an emergency happens during lunch times. We will have our unannounced yearly drills in the upcoming months.
School Lunch Information
To receive free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year, families must submit a meal benefits application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper copies will be available at the school’s office. For families who completed the 2021-22 meal benefits application, the benefit continues for their student's first 30 school days of the 2022-23 school year. At elementary schools, full-paid breakfast will be $1.50 and lunch will be $3.00. At middle and high schools, full-paid breakfast will be $1.75 and lunch will be $3.25.
Morning and Afternoon Procedures
I would like to give all of our parents who transport their children to school via car. Our carpool procedures have gone exceptionally well and we ask for you to continue to follow our procedures and guidelines in order to get our children safe on and off campus. Please reference the procedures in the body of the newsletter for additional information.
Mrs. Hoke, Principal
Parent Engagement Survey
As we continue to set our School Improvement Goals for the 2022 - 2023 school year, we asked that parents take a moment to complete a brief survey about our school in order that we may improve to best meet the needs of our families. The survey will be open through October 3rd.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
Important Upcoming Dates
September 20th - General PTA Meeting @ 6:30 (virtual)
September 21st - PTA Hospitality Event for Staff
September 27th - Book Fair Family Night @ 6pm
Going, Going, Gone......
Just in case you forgot to order, we’ve re-opened our spirit wear store for an additional week!
Don’t miss your chance to grab these spirit wear items before they are gone!
Once this store closes, we won’t be opening another store until late this fall…and it will be filled with new items.
Thanks for supporting Penny Road PTA!
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Volunteer Opportunities 2022/2023
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2022/23 PTA Board Members
Please see below for this years PTA Board
President: Cara Nicholes
Treasurer: Aaron Snitzer
Secretary: Mandy Bien
VP Spirit Events: Laura Taylor
VP Communications: Lynsey Birne
VP Fundraising: Jessica Perry
VP Volunteers: Tiffany Gibb
VP Programs: Katherine Ruffolo
VP Education: Joan Bramstedt
Advocacy Committee: VACANT
Audit Committee: Melanie Phillips
Nominating Committee: VACANT
If you are interested in being a part of our PTA board, please reach out to our nominating committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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