Originally delivered on 11/19/2023 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of November 20, 2023

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony Nov. 20, 2023
Message from the Principal

Greetings, PAS families: 

If you haven't received your report card conference time for November 27, please look for announcements from your homeroom teacher or reach out to them. Their email addresses are on our faculty webpage.

Thank you to families who have contributed thus far to Giving Tuesday @ PAS!  We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous group of family donors have collectively pledged over $19,000 as a match! When you make a donation, it will be matched by this group. The campaign is running all month so that everyone has an opportunity to participate, and envelopes will be going home with students this week. Please know that any size donation makes a difference towards our school reaching its goal and ensures students have the programming you expect.

The bookfair is up and running!  Classes have started to visit. Students may purchase during their visit or make a wishlist to bring home. The fair will be open all day of report card conferences as well. Click HERE for more information.

Share your love of science by being a science fair judge at the Penn Alexander Science Fair for Grades 4-5 on Wednesday, December 13! The students are eager to present their projects after all of their hard work of researching their topic, conducting their experiments and analyzing their data.   No experience necessary. Listen to students present their projects and chat about the scientific method. Sign Up Here! We hope you can join us!

Week at a Glance

Monday, November 20

  • A Day

Tuesday, November 21

Wednesday, November 22

Thursday, November 23

  • School Closed

Friday, November 24

  • School Closed
Upcoming PAS Events

November 22 - December 1: Book Fair. Volunteer to work a shift HERE. All volunteers can pick a book for free! (up to $10 value)

November 27: Parent-teacher conferences. School closed for students.

November 28: Giving Tuesday. Donate HERE.

November 30: Coffee with the Principal, 8:30 AM in the lunchroom.

December 11: SAC Meeting, 3:45 PM in the PAS library.

December 14: Winter Concert, 6-8pm. Ticket sales opens November 26

Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!
  • November 22, 12:09pm dismissal for students and staff
  • November 23-24, school closed for students and staff 
  • November 27, school closed for students

  • Pick up after 2:45pm is not permitted to ensure the safety of all students at a time when students are moving about the building to their various pick up locations. 
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, the HSA's biggest fundraising appeal of the year, is upon us! Please support your child's public school and donate today. Our goal is to raise $75,000 for the general fund so we can continue to support our full time art program, teacher & staff appreciation, teaching, classroom, and building supplies, and so much more. The grade with the highest family participation for making contributions of any amount this month will receive an extra recess.

Donate HERE. Thank you!

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.

Weekend Chess Program @ PIC 

Free Saturday STEAM programming for 6-8 at CCP

NEW PAYSA Basketball League 

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