Team Penn

September 29 - October 2


Everyone needs a little "pick me up" from time to time. When you do, curl up in your recliner with "Hardball"! You will be reminded of why we come to school each day and why we chose Penn. It will inspire you and propel you forward knowing that you provide hope and light when and where it is needed most.

Inspired by a true story (On Netflix)

Faculy Meeting Agenda

  • Active Learning Lab - Tulsa Health Dept

Student of the Month Assembly is this Friday, October 2nd at 7:35a.m. Please call and invite the parents of the student in your class so that they may celebrate with their child. Thank you.

Early Release Agenda

  • Active Learning Lab - Tulsa Health Dept
  • 7 C's
  • Culture Rubric & Goals

As we prepare for upcoming Parent Teacher conferences, enjoy this Carol Burnett clip of Bubba's conference!

Carol Burnett Show- Bubba's Teacher, Part 1
How To: A Teacher's Guide To Parent Teacher Conferences

Volunteer room

Ms. Burford, a Penn volunteer, will be at Penn Monday and Tuesdays from 8:00-10:00a.m. If you have projects, copying, laminating, cutting, etc. that needs to be completed, please label it with your name, room # and clear instructions. You may place the materials in your grade level basket in the volunteer room. As she completes the work, she will return it to the "completed" basket. We are so happy that she has chosen to volunteer at Penn!

Data Displays

Displaying student data in your classroom can be fun! It can serve dual purposes. It can be decorative so that it livens up the room and it can also help students to track their data as they learn. Below are examples of fun ways to display data creatively. Begin to think of creative ways to track student data with your students.

Principals were asked to remind teachers that it is district policy that student names cannot be attached to individual data that is displayed in the classroom, hallways, data rooms or the teachers’ lounge. This includes homework, attendance and other types of data displays. Ideas for identifying students would be numbers, letters or icons. Thanks.

Enriching Experiences for students!

Dates to Remember

October 1 - Lysol Bus (see email for schedule)
October 2 - Student of the Month Assembly 7:35a.m. /Early Release PD 1:30p.m. gym
October 6 &13 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30p.m.
October 15 & 16 - Fall Break (Schools Closed)
October 19 - Last Day of 1st Quarter
October 20 - 2nd Quarter begins
October 23 - 31st - "Red Ribbon" week
October 29 - Report cards issued
During the month of October, health classes for K - 3rd will be scheduled. See upcoming email.

Staff Celebrations!

Little Black Dress Initiative

As a member of the Women's Junior League of Tulsa, this week I will be participating in the "Little Black Dress Initiative. This raises funds and awareness to end the cycle of poverty in Tulsa.

Oklahoma’s citizens are increasingly suffering from food insecurity and homelessness. Oklahoma ranks worse than national numbers in overall poverty rates and child poverty rates, according to 2013 census data. Tulsa County’s profile matches that of the state as a whole, with 16.1% of the overall population living below the poverty line and 24.3% of children living in poverty. We see the effects of poverty in our schools each day.

Our city’s numbers are even more sobering. The 2013 poverty rate in Tulsa was 19.7%, meaning approximately one in five residents were living below the poverty line. In Oklahoma as a whole, 18.3% of women live in poverty.

Each participant wears one black dress for five days to illustrate the effects poverty can have on a woman’s access to resources, confidence, and opportunities. Or if a black dress doesn’t fit the participant’s lifestyle, she may wear some variation of a black ensemble throughout the initiative.

I hope that you will consider joining me in raising awareness and "making poverty unfashionable" this week by wearing your black dress or black ensemble.

Thank you,