Pansophia Academy Weekly

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The Week of March 11th


Book Fair!

3:00 Little Women Auditions


Book Fair!

EMC & DE Accuplacer Testing

Crazy Hair Day- March is Reading Month

Project Lean: Lehman, Esterline & Miller

8:25 8th grade BACC visit

3:00 p.m. Girls on the Run


Book Fair!

Dentists R Us

8:00 United We Read

3:00 p.m. Little Women Auditions


Book Fair!

Project Lean: Maurer, Grable, Bird, Verde

Dress as your favorite book character- March is Reading Month

3:00 Girls on the Run

4:30 Shamrock Social


Book Fair!

No Events Scheduled


Book Fair!

Science Olympiad


Reminder: Please have transportation changes for the day communicated to the school by 1:00 p.m.

Report Cards and Make up day!

Grades Locked: March 15, 2019

Report Cards will be sent home on Friday!

We are awaiting approval of our 3 day waiver for make up days! If approved, we would still have 1 day that we needed to make up. Currently that day will be made up on April 19th. April 19th is currently scheduled as a day off. On this day we would run an Early Release Friday Schedule. Although no date is ideal, we felt this day would be less problematic compared to the option of adding a day at the end of the year (which would have students coming back on Monday, June 3rd. We will communicate with families as soon as final decisions are made.

Please welcome Mrs. Kasperski to the PA staff!

Mrs. Kasperski will be helping in the front office as well as managing portions of the business office.

Hot Topics! Parking

Construction will begin in early April. Our current parking lot off of Elizabeth Street will be unusable during most phases of construction. We are working on pick up and drop off changes that will impact student drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. Some of the changes being considered are:

*Student drop off in the morning will occur in the parking loop off of Abbott Avenue

*Student car rider pick up will continue as normal in the parking loop off of Abbott Avenue

*Student Walker room pick ups will need to join the car rider pick up process on Abbott

Avenue due to construction of that area.

*Secondary afternoon pick up: We are considering 2 locations (Cars line up on the North

side of Elizabeth Street and possibly BACC parking lot or Morse Street, south of Elizabeth)

We will communicate with parents as soon as final decisions are made. Please remember, this is an adjustment for the last 2 months of school, so we can begin construction. We will all have to change a little and work together to make sure our kids are as safe as possible during this phase of construction. We do not want foot/car traffic in construction areas. If you have suggestions, please call the academy.

Construction Update

Final page turn of prints have been done

· We’re getting ready to publish an Ad for bid in the local paper for tradesmen needed

· Water fountains in new area will have bottle water fill stations as well as drinking fountains

· Science room, music room, and art room have eco-friendly lighting. If the sun is shining bright, the lights will dim down. If the sun is not shining the lights will turn up. The Science lab areas will have switch controlled lights to provide extra lighting in this area.

· Garbage Waste Container will be enclosed and secure

· New kitchen has area to expand services under a new and larger hood system

· RFP board throughout kitchen to aid in sanitation

· Own storage room, eliminating shed storage

· Kitchen will include a fresh fruit and vegetable wash station and more prep tables

· Etched Puma “P” will face outwards on top entry window

· Puma claw that the children voted for will be in foyer area bedded into the flooring

· Each classroom will have its own eco bee thermostat for temperature control within their room

· Science lab areas will have 2 head gas flow stations

· Classrooms will have Mag door locks that will allow teachers to lock the door from the inside if an intruder were to be present

· Music room has practice room, acoustical wall to provide high sound quality while keeping the sound to travel to next door rooms

· Art room will be equipped with a nice storage room and kiln room (space enough for 2 kilns)

· School name will be up lit on side of new building

· Working on address change

· Currently School Staff is working on a procedures and areas of drop off and pick up while construction is occurring.