Originally delivered on 10/29/2023 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of October 30, 2023

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony Oct. 30, 2023
Message from the Principal

Thank you for an awesome Fall Festival and for supporting our Unity Day Wear Orange last week. Student Council will be speaking with our lower grade students on ways to prevent bullying and sponsor other events during the school year.  

If you missed CWTP, here's the slidedeck.

On Tuesday, we will host Character Day at PAS.  Students may dress up as their favorite book character.   Please no full face masks, weapons, cultural appropriation, or inappropriate language.

On November 14 we will host a dominos event for grades 5-8 and a social media workshop for parents.   See our Upcoming Events section below for sign up information. 

Finally, we are pleased to announce the PAS Musical for '23-'24, please click here!

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 30

  • B Day
  • No Choir Club afterschool

Tuesday, October 31

Wednesday, November 1

  • D Day
  • 8:45am Events working group meeting. All welcome.

Thursday, November 2

  • E Day
  • Volleyball Match (H)-Blaine/Bache Martin

Friday, November 3

  • A Day
Upcoming PAS Events

  • November 1, 8:45 - 10 AM: Events working group meeting in the atrium. All are welcome!
  • November 7: School closed for Election Day.
  • November 8: Picture Day. Volunteers who sign up to help will receive a discount coupon from Lifetouch Pictures!
  • November 8, 5:30 - 8 PM: Community Potluck hosted by Equity Circle. RSVP HERE.
  • November 13, 3:45 PM: SAC Meeting.
  • November 14, 6-7:30PM: 5-8GR Dominos & Dominos Workshop
  • November 14, 6 - 7:30 PM: HSA Meeting & Speaker Series Event - Impact of Social Media on Children's Socio-Emotional Development led by Dr. Marsha Richardson. RSVP HERE.
  • October 25-November 17: Harvest Food Drive. Please bring in food, toiletries, PPE, and supplies to support the University City Hospitality Coalition.
Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

  • PAS Nurse's office is looking for gently used/hand-me-down clothes for littles. We are in need of leggings, sweatpants, and t-shirts size YS-YXL
  • Monday, November 27 parent-teacher conferences. There is no school for students on November 27 in order for teachers to meet with parents.  This is a district wide change from the three half days for conferences.
  • CVS asked us to remind the community that they will need to start towing cars to ensure that there is room in their parking lot for customers. Do not park at CVS unless you are shopping in the store, or run the risk of being towed.
Matching Fund Donations for the HSA

Giving Tuesday, the HSA's biggest fundraising appeal of the year, is coming up next month. In preparation, we are soliciting families who wish to be a part of an anonymous group of donors who will match funds. If you are willing to pledge a donation of $250 or more to go towards our pooled larger match amount, please contact HSA President Susie Pierce at president@HSAPennAlexander.org.

Thank you for your consideration!

Specialist Corner

Please visit the links below to learn more about what our students are learning in art, SEL class, Technology Program, Physical Education, and in the Music Program:

Community at Large

The programs listed below have either shared fliers with the school or are within a few blocks of Penn Alexander. These programs are not affiliated with Penn Alexander; as such, families should evaluate each program to ensure it is the right fit for their family.  Click on the links for more information.

NEW PAYSA Basketball League

Community Conversation with Councilmembers Kendra Brooks and Isaiah Thomas - October 24 and November 1

UPenn Dept. of Physics & Astronomy Halloween Event - October 30

25th Annual "Little Tot" Halloween Parade and Party - October 31

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