Elsie Rogers Express
December 9, 2022
Excellence Happens Here
In St. Joseph County since the Community Foundation began administering the Lilly Scholarship in 1998, 33 Penn Scholars have been named accounting for 25% of the total number of Scholars! Last year Penn had four Penn seniors named Lilly Scholars.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are chosen based on community involvement, academic achievement, character, and leadership. The scholarship provides for full tuition, fees, and books for four years, full-time, undergraduate study at any eligible Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.
Holiday Food Drive - Keep it Up!
Currently Mrs. Fox's class is in the lead with 3 classes in a tight race for second: Miss Feller, Mrs. Mauro and Miss Marine. We have 4 days of collecting left. It is anyone's game!
Flanagan's Flashlight Friday!
5th graders helping out K students with their bowling unit in PE!
Students in third grade practice their FUNdations skill by taking on the roles of teacher/student.
eLearning Days for Penn-Harris-Madison
As part of the new Indiana law HB-1093, schools are limited to three days of eLearning. Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation will use, if warranted, three weather related days as needed throughout the year. If additional makeup days are required, they will be added to the end of the school year calendar beginning on June 2. Principals will communicate with parents eLearning expectations and possible calendar adjustments throughout the year.
Free Meals and Textbook Assistance
Your family may be eligible for assistance paying for cafeteria meals and school fees.
Households that meet the financial guidelines of the National School Lunch Program are eligible for free or reduced meal prices, as well as a discount applied to textbook rental fees. To receive this support parents must apply annually and provide information that serves to verify household income. The application is easy to fill out (choose online or paper format) and it includes a place to indicate that you also want to apply for textbook assistance. Please make sure to submit only one form (application) per household, even if the children are in different schools.
(Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning July 1st, 2022)
We encourage ALL Elsie Rogers parents to apply online at this website: www.schoolcafe.com.
Applying online is faster and easier than using printed forms, and your benefits will start sooner!
Save the Dates
December 13 - Sock Day; wear your favorite holiday socks
December 16 - Celebrate the Festival of LIghts; wear blue and white
December 20 - Holiday Headwear; wear santa hat, antlers, elf hat, etc
December 21 - Jamming in our Jammies; wear appropriate pajamas, slippers etc. (we still have recess and PE)
December 22 - Dress it up; wear your favorite holiday attire
Decemeber 23 - January 8 - Winter Break
January 9 - Back to School