the PENN NEWSLETTER
PENN PRIDE: we have. we are.
Students are settling in with their peers and teachers. Expectations and routines are being established. We do this to protect our learning environment. These routines and expectations are the "track that learning runs on".
Staff: During the early-out this week, classroom and special education teachers collaborated to ensure that every student's experience in the classroom is as rich and meaningful as possible.
From our Penn PTO:
We invite you to attend PTO meetings to meet other parents and staff, help make decisions that positively affect our students, and learn about resources in our school and district. Child care is provided during meetings for toilet trained children.
Please note that most meetings are the first Tuesday of each month however our September meeting is the 2nd Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday and other school conflicts.
2018-2019 Penn PTO meeting schedule
Sept. 11 - 7pm
Oct. 2 - 7pm
Nov. 6 - 7pm
Dec. 4 - 7pm
Jan. - TBA
Feb. 5 - 7pm
Mar. 5 - 7pm
Apr. 2 - 7pm
May 7 - 7pm
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.
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).
- Sept 11: PTO at 7pm in the library. EVERYONE is welcome.
- Sept 25: Fall Pictures