the PENN NEWSLETTER

8/24/18

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Thank you all for completing your e-registration!

School Times

Elementary school hours are 7:55am-2:55pm, with each Thursday dismissing an hour early at 1:55pm.


Arrival

Both front doors will be open and students may enter the building at 7:30.

At 7:30, student will either go to breakfast or to the gym.

At 7:45, students will go to their classrooms.

School begins at 7:55. (A student is late if he/she is not in his/her classroom by 7:55)

Students may be dropped off from the carline in front of the building or in the carline north of the building between Penn and the park.


The south parking lot is reserved until 7:45 am for bus traffic and day care vans. Please do not use this lot before 7:45. It is critical for buses to not be held up in a line of cars Because the buses run a route after their Penn route,


Beginning Monday, August 27 students will enter independently. We will have 6th graders at the front doors to help younger students find their way.

Parents, if you wish to walk your child in to the building, you'll need to park your car, come to the office to register as a visitor before taking your child to the classroom.


Departure 2:55, except 1:55 on Thursdays

Please have a plan for where students should go or to be picked up immediately after dismissal.

Kindergarten and first graders, and their siblings, may be picked up in front of the building.

Students in grade 2 thru 6 may be picked up in the carline north of the building between Penn and the park.


More details about our procedures for student arrival and departure, including car-line info, can be found in the links below. Please take a look at these 3 important documents:


  • Arrival and Departure Procedures (2 pages)
  • Car-line Map
  • Safest Walking Routes Map

BREAKFAST!

Breakfast is available to all students each morning (unless there is a late start).

Where: Lunchroom

When: 7:30-7:45

What: FOOD! Menus and pricing can be found here. (this menu viewer is new, make sure the breakfast tab is clicked if you are seeing lunch instead)

If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch their breakfast will also be free or reduced accordingly.

Breakfast eaters will be able to enter the building using at 7:30. Students are not served after 7:45 so please make sure they arrive by then if planning to eat.

Looking Ahead

  • Sept 3: No School, Labor Day
  • Sept 4: PTO at 7pm in the library. EVERYONE is welcome.
  • Sept 25: Fall Pictures