Today we celebrated Veterans Day with a school wide assembly. We began with our own Penn Boy Scout color guard and the Pledge of Allegiance. We were honored to receive a flag donated in honor of Allen Howard who has just finished basic training with the US Marine Corps. (Mr. Howard is the uncle of Caden in KM.) The best part was recognizing our honored guests: over 50 veterans! We sang patriotic songs and listened to a skit performed by 5th and 6th graders. Special thanks for all the prep to Mrs. Zacek, Kris Hynek, Mrs. Paisar, Mrs. Krueger and Ms. Fishman.

TEACHERS: We had our first night of conferences yesterday. THANKS everyone who came yesterday. It isn't too late to get signed up for a conference. Next Wednesday, 11/15, is also devoted to parent teacher conferences. We are hoping to have have seen someone for 100% of our conferences before Thanksgiving. You can sign up at this link: OR email your teacher or call the office.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Nov. 15

Please use this link to sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher. We think this is a very valuable conversation.

Check the Lost and Found when you're here for conferences. Everything is out on tables or hanging on hooks at the south door.


It's getting COLD. Students go out for recess everyday unless the windchill is below zero. It's time to get that winter gear out if you haven't already :)

Wishlist items...

Teachers are wishing for

  • gallon size ziplock bags
  • Clorox wipes.
Send to the office if you are able to donate any. We appreciate it!

Looking Ahead

  • Nov. 15: No School- Parent-Teacher Conferences, 7:55 - 7:05
  • Nov. 22, 23, 24: NO SCHOOL for THANKSGIVING

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,