Originally delivered on 1/15/2024 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of January 15, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony January 15, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Today our nation honored and celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  To learn more about Dr. King, I have created a list of resources for families, including some pictures one of which includes our namesake Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander.   

Winter Club Cycle enrollment status notification will be emailed on Tuesday, January 16 to parents who completed the sign up form. Reach out to Ann Kreidle if you do note receive the email.

Kindergarten registration also opens on Tuesday and will conclude in early February.  If we have more applications than seats, a lottery will held.  To learn more, click HERE.  

At 5:30pm on Wednesday, Caroline Hill of 228 Accelerator will lead a parent/caregiver workshop sponsored by the Equity Circle and HSA. Caroline has been an invaluable coach to me for several years as well as supported our staff to address equity concerns.  Sign up HERE by Monday.

Teachers will email report card conference schedules on Friday for conferences that will be held on February 1-2.

Pancake Breakfast is back!  Sign up HERE to help, get more information on the menu and make your reservation to dine with us.  The event may sell out but we will try to accommodate everyone who wants to come.  The breakfast is all you can eat breakfast cooked by the teachers and served by the middle school students.  Proceeds support the 8th grade trip to DC in May. 

On February 7, our 4th grade has been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress.  Please click to here for more information and reach out to Mrs. Talbert at tsettles@philasd.org if you have questions.

Finally, we have 3 SSA positions available.   These are 4 hour positions that work with students and complete special projects as needed. If you are interested, please contact me at loverton@philasd.org.

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 15

  • No School in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Tuesday, January 16

Wednesday, January 17

Thursday, January 18

Friday, January 19

  • C Day
  • 5GR trip
Upcoming PAS Events
  • Thursday, February 1, 12:09 pm Dismissal (Report Card Conferences)
  • Friday, February 2, 12:09 pm Dismissal (Report Card Conferences)
  • Saturday, February 3, 8-10:30am: Pancake Breakfast is returning! Buy tickets HERE. All volunteers receive 2 FREE tickets. Supply donations are also requested.
  • Thursday, February 8: Equity Circle Affinity Dinner
  • Wednesday, February 28: Save The Date for the Talent Show. try out dates forthcoming.

Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

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. 

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
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