the PENN NEWSLETTER

1/20/2018

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4th graders got Eraselets from Junior Achievement

WE'RE ALL LEARNING

STUDENTS: Everyone is back in the groove after time off. Students enjoyed indoor recess AND then getting outside yesterday and today.

TEACHERS: On Thursday Penn teachers spent our professional development time learning more about using number lines in math instruction.

Check backpacks for IA Assessment Reports

Students in grades 3-6 will be bringing home their IA Assessment Reports today, Friday, January 19, 2018. Reports are in an business size envelope.

FOOD DRIVE for the NL Food Pantry extended til Friday, January 26th

Christine Grant Elementary School Attendance Area Development

The Iowa City Community School District will begin the process of developing the attendance area for the new Christine Grant Elementary School. Grant Elementary will open in the fall of 2019 in North Liberty across from South Slope. The process will begin in January of 2018 and follow the timeline outlined below. This could potentially affect families in the following attendance areas: Garner, Lincoln, Mann, Penn, and Wickham elementary schools. We welcome and encourage community participation in this process.

Christine Grant Elementary School Attendance Area Development Timeline

  • Monday, January 22
    6:00 pm
    Community meeting to share first draft maps
    North Central Junior High School
  • Monday, January 29
    6:00 pm
    Community meeting to share second draft maps
    North Central Junior High School
  • Thursday, February 8
    6:00 pm
    Community meeting to share third draft maps
    North Central Junior High School
  • Monday, February 19
    6:00 pm
    Community meeting (if necessary)
    North Central Junior High School
  • Tuesday, February 27
    Board Work Session
    Community map discussion
  • Tuesday, March 6
    Board Work Session
    Community map discussion (if necessary)
  • Tuesday, March 27
    Board Meeting
    Community map discussion and vote

Girl Scouts Opportunity

Kindergarten girls are invited to come learn about Girl Scouts, explore the Daisy Flower Garden, and meet other new Daisies.

Parents must attend.


When: January 29th, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm or February 22nd, 2018 from 6:00-7:00pm

Where: Jean Schwab Auditorium, in the Coralville Library.


To reserve your spot, please email alyssaj@girlscoutstoday.org with your child's name, and which session you plan on attending.

Looking Ahead

  • January 10 - 26 Food Drive for the NL Pantry
  • February 6: PTO, 7 pm
  • February 14: Valentines Day

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Kingsley Botchway II, Director of Equity, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Botchway.Kingsley@iowacityschools.org.