Pennsbury On Point
November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022
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Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Day
All Schools and Offices Closed
Friday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Recess
All Schools and Offices Closed
Strike Up the Band!
Don't forget to tune in to the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow and cheer on your favorite marching band! The Pennsbury High School Marching Band makes its 39th appearance in the parade. Parade coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. The drum line recently participated in a recording session for the parade and will be featured as part of the parade's opening production number. The Long Orange Line has performed on five continents, countless parades, and almost all of the Disney Parks. Whether entertaining the crowd at a Pennsbury football game, marching in local parades, or performing in another country, this outstanding group of students, under the direction of Chris Bygott and his dedicated staff, is a strong point of pride for the district!
It's Turkey Bowl Time!
Schools across the District wrapped up the last days before Thanksgiving recess with their annual Turkey Bowl festivities. These annual events provide a fun opportunity for the staff and student body to come together in school spirit and camaraderie.
Manor Elementary School was grateful to work with community partner Neighbors In Need to feed 34 families a full turkey dinner. Thank you to Carmela Bunch, Kristin Cimochowski, Donna Merriman, and Neighbors In Need for shopping, organizing, and putting all of the logistics together to ensure our Manor families will have a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner!
Makefield Elementary Celebrates Friendsgiving!
Makefield Elementary School held its annual Kindergarten Friendsgiving on Tuesday. Students and their guests enjoyed a delicious holiday meal prepared by the Nutrition Group before dismissing early for the Thanksgiving Break.
Powderpuff at PHS
It was a cold night when Pennsbury High School hosted its annual Powderpuff football game on Falcon Field on Monday night. The annual contest ended with a Black Team victory over the Pink Team, 32-0. Thanks to the Pennsbury Channel for putting together the fun highlight reel below!
Fallsington Feast and Fowl Fun
Fallsington Elementary celebrated the upcoming holiday with some creative crafts and delicious food. Students had fun creating different turkey-themed crafts such as turkey hand tracings, turkey hats, and paper bag turkey heads. Then, they got to end the day with a delicious snack feast in the cafeteria complete with assorted veggies, popcorn, pretzels, cookies, apple sauce, juice, and more!
Surprise Visitor at Penn Valley
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of things to be grateful for! Ella, a kindergarten student at Penn Valley Elementary school, had a surprise visit this week from her older sister Cristina, who has been away on a naval deployment! Welcome home, Cristina, and thank you for your service!
What Are You Thankful For?
This week at Manor Elementary, pre-K students in Miss Ritchie’s class spent some time with their 5th-grade buddies in Mrs. Tvarok’s class. Everyone talked about what they are thankful for and worked together to make thankful turkey crafts. Then, the students ended their monthly activity by jumping into a big pile of leaves!
Edgewood Thanksgiving Activities
Edgewood Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving across all grade levels this week. From performing Thanksgiving plays to custom turkey making, students were able to learn about the history of the holiday, use their creativity, and have a lot of fun along the way.
SPARK Veterans' Day Challenge at Afton
Students at Afton Elementary School were tested their building skills in SPARK class with a Veterans Day challenge. After discussing the importance of Veterans Day, students had to create a flag pole that could support a small American Flag using only straws and tape. They did a great job!
Only a Few Tickets Remain for the Harlem Wizards!
The world-famous Harlem Wizards are coming to Pennsbury on December 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.! This fun-filled, family event, presented by NorthPoint Development, is open to the entire Pennsbury community and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Pennsbury Education Foundation. Tickets are now on sale! Click here to purchase tickets.
The Pennsbury Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) committed to supporting the best possible curriculum, instruction, and programs for all Pennsbury students. Click here to learn more about the PEF.
Thanks to our sponsors - NorthPoint Development, Playa Bowls of Newtown, STARS Kids Life Coaches, ShopRite of Yardley, and FVHD Architects Planners.
Purchase Tickets Here!
Vocal Thunder at Pennsbury High School
Pennsbury students in grades 6-12 recently participated in the 11th annual Vocal Thunder, the Young Men's Song Festival. Pennsbury High School was home base for event this year, which brings together students in grades 6-12 from schools across Bucks and Montgomery counties in a one-day choral workshop. This year's guest conductor was Matthew Chi Lee, the choral director at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey. Mr. Josh Suslak, from the Pennsbury High School Choir Department provided accompaniment for the performance.
Pennsbury Parent Academy
Did you miss the latest Pennsbury Parent Academy presentation? Check out How to Help Your Child Manage Emotions with Dr. Adam Saenz.
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Join SEPAC Today!
The mission of the Pennsbury School District's Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is to collaborate with administration and parents to facilitate communication, sharing of resources, and offering of support programs. SEPAC strives to improve the experiences and education of all students who receive special education, while promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion within the Pennsbury School District. Click here to learn more.
SEPAC holds monthly meetings, and all parents are welcome to join. If you are interested in attending meetings, please fill out this interest form.
Their next meeting will be Thursday, December 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Confidential Residency Reporting Tip Line
The Pennsbury School District is making a concerted effort to ensure that students who reside within our District boundaries are able to attend the school they are assigned to based on their home address. To help us, we have established a Confidential Residency Reporting Tip Line. If you believe someone is falsifying their student's address to attend the Pennsbury School District, please call or email:
(215) 428-4100 ext. 84777 (TIPSS)
Free Breakfast for all Pennsylvania School Students
Free breakfast is now available to all Pennsbury students. The Universal Free Breakfast Program will run through the end of the 2022-23 school year. More than 1.7 million Pennsylvania children enrolled in public schools, intermediate units, charter schools, career and technology centers, and childcare institutions that participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs will benefit from this state-funded program.
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2022-23 Chromebook Fees
The annual required Chromebook fee that allows students in grades 5-12 to take their device home can now be paid online. The price is $40.00 (reduced to $15 for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch). The Chromebook fee can be paid by logging on to PowerSchool through a web browser, not the PowerSchool mobile app. Cash or check payments are also accepted at each school.
Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page
Click here to visit the Pennsbury School District's E-Flyers Page. On this page, you will find flyers that represent current or ongoing announcements of interest to Pennsbury students and families. To obtain approval for a flyer to be posted on the E-Flyers Page, please email your request to Macy Cellitti at email@example.com.
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The Nutrition Group is now hiring! Positions include Food Service Workers, Cooks, and Kitchen Managers with rates from $13-$15/hr. The hours are Monday-Friday, school hours only. No nights, weekends, or holidays! Apply today by calling the Nutrition Group office at 215-949-6740 ext. 2, or click here and search for "Pennsbury"!