the PENN NEWSLETTER
Penn Pride: We have. We are. Together.
Together ... we run.
Today we had an "olympic style torch run" to raise awareness for the huge Run for the Schools fundraiser this weekend. See details below about how to still get involved.
The torch began at Wickham. Wickham students ran to North Central, North Central students ran to Van Allen, Van Allen students ran to Garner, Garner students ran to Grant, Grant students ran to us at Penn. We all went out to cheer on the runners! Then our Penn runners took off to meet students running from Liberty High School.
7 schools, many students, but just 1 community running together.
A quick pause.
Penn runners with the runners from Grant
And, they're off ....
Mrs. Heman and 12 forth graders ran to represent Penn. Each of those students has logged more than 10 miles during Mileage Club.
Gotta love all that purple!
Handing off to the runners from Liberty High School!
Run for the Schools
Run for the Schools 2019 is Sunday, October 27!
Walk, run, or volunteer in this family-friendly event that raises money for our schools with half mile, mile, 5K, 10K and half marathon options. Early bird pricing and T-shirt registration deadline is October 11! Register, Volunteer, or Donate today! For more information, go to runfortheschools.com
Support Girls on the Run as they impact our community
McTeacher Night at McDonalds: Tuesday, October 29th 5-7pm
HALLOWEEN Parade and Parties
We will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The whole school will be on parade at 1:20 pm. We'll be outside on the playground if weather permits or through the gym if it is raining or temps are below 40 degrees. Parents are welcome to come to watch, but we do want you to know that this is a very brief event.
Teachers will provide more specific info about their classroom parties.
Each classroom teacher will plan their party at a time convenient for their classroom.
All students are welcome to bring a costume for the parade, but no one has to dress up. Students will stay in costumes after the parade.
Parents who wish to take their student home after the parade must communicate with the classroom teacher.
Please remember: dressing up is fun. Let's keep it fun. No weapons, not even play weapons, are allowed as part of costumes.
Parents, if you would prefer for your child to not participate in a classroom party or the parade, that's ok. Please notify the classroom teacher by email so we can be sure to respect your wishes.
Order Penn Spirit Wear
Penn spirit wear included in the newsletter. Orders are due October 23rd and there are lots of new items are available. Could we also have this sent to all the teachers they can order if wish.
Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences
We are looking forward to parent-teacher conferences! And I know many of you are eager to get your times scheduled. Here is the link for the sign up page: PT Conferences
Picture Retakes: November 13
No AM Preschool on Nov. 14
SAVE the DATE .... info about Music Performances
Kindergarten: December 20 at 8:30 Concert and winter sing-along
1st grade: Wednesday, March 25 2:00
2nd grade: Wednesday, March 25 2:20
3rd, 4th and 5th grades: May 13, Wednesday 8:30 AM
6th graders will perform at their last day of school celebration
- Pick up your PTO fundraiser items, October 29, 3:15-5:30
- McTeacher night at McDonalds, October 29, 5-7pm
- Halloween Parade: Thursday, Oct. 31, 1:20 - 1:40pm
- Family Movie Night in the gym, Nov. 8, 7:00pm
- Parent Teacher Conferences: Nov. 14, 2:10pm - 7:10pm
- Parent Teacher Conferences: Nov. 19, 7:40am - 7:10pm (No School)
- NO SCHOOL: Nov. 27, 28, 29
- Penn Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (4-8pm) and Barnes & Noble (4 - 7pm): Dec. 5