the PENN NEWSLETTER
PENN PRIDE: we have. we are.
Students: What a fun, fun week! Halloween and costumes and candy were sandwiched in the midst of reading, and math, and science and social studies, OH MY!
Yesterday teachers worked on preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences ... looking at data, thinking about your student and completing conference reports.
Thank you for picking up your Red Wheel items on the designated date. This was so helpful!
Support a good cause after school Monday
Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences
We do strive to have 100% of students represented at conferences ... kids love to know their favorite people (parents and teachers) are talking about them.
Purchase your Penn Spirit Apparel
Pass on the info
1. Stay in your car or park in a designated parking spot
2. Pull as far forward as you can
3. Keep your patience on. :)
School Board Listening Posts about attendance areas
The Iowa City Community School District’s Board of Directors will hold three Community Listening Posts to gather feedback on the proposed 2019-20 elementary attendance area maps. Each meeting will cover the same content. Below are the meeting details for those interested in attending:
Thursday, November 8, 2018
South East Junior High Library
Facts about Head Lice
As we enter the season of winter and HATS, this is important information.
Head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and they do not transmit disease, anyone can get them. The spread of lice from one child to another can occur during direct head to head contact or by sharing personal items such a combs, brushes, or caps. Lice do not jump, fly, or swim. They are, however, good crawlers. The Iowa Department of Public Health advises parents to check your child’s head for lice and/or nits (eggs) weekly. Mature lice which are not bigger than a sesame seed avoid light and can be difficult to see. Lice eggs or “nits” are usually found close to the scalp-usually within ¼ inch. They appear as tiny whitish ovals that are “glued” to the hair shaft. Unlike dandruff, they cannot be easily removed from the hair shaft.
With winter just around the corner also comes coats, hats, and gloves. Please remind your students not to share these items with friends.
You can find additional information on the Iowa City Community School District website: IowaCitySchools.org
- Nov. 16: NO SCHOOL for PT conferences, 7:40 - 3:40
- Nov. 21, 22, 23: NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving