Originally delivered on 1/28/2024 7:39 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of January 29, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony January 29, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

As I shared during Friday's Coffee With The Principal, we will have our required lockdown drill tomorrow, which some families may wish to know in advance. We will practice a HOLD lockdown. Click here to read the lockdown description. This is only a drill and will be very brief.  Teachers will explain the protocol to students before we have our drill.  The drill will not include a robo call or an email message.

Please click here to read Friday's Coffee With the Principal slidedeck for other important updates. 

This is the last week to register for Kindergarten at our school.   Click here for more information. 

The much loved Pancake Breakfast is returning on Saturday, February 3. The menu features all you can eat pancakes, locally source bacon, sausage, eggs and applesauce, along with Greenline coffee.  Staff will be flipping while middle school students serve.  Sign up here to get your tickets! Proceeds support the 8th grade trip to DC in May. 

The District invites all parents to participate in the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priority Survey by Monday, February 5. The district is starting the conversations around the budget earlier than they have in the past, in order to limit the impact on students and schools.

Please join Ms. Barnes and Dr. Kreidle on Tuesday, February 6 at 8:30am in the lunchroom to discuss plans for celebrating Eid at PAS.

On Thursday, February 8, our 8th grade has been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress.  Please click here for more information and reach out to Mrs. Talbert at tsettles@philasd.org if you have questions.

Calling all alumni, parent/caregiver drum players!!  PAS is looking for a drummer to accompany the Spring musical, Willie Wonka Jr. on May 21, 22, & 23  If you are an experienced drum set player and would like to volunteer your time, please contact PAS music teacher Mrs. Zimmer at ezimmer@philasd.org.  

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 29

  • C Day
  • 3:15pm BB Games @ Heston School

Tuesday, January 30

  • D Day

Wednesday, January 31

Thursday, February 1

  • 12:09pm Dismissal for Report Card Conferences

Friday, February 2

  • 12:09pm Dismissal for Report Card Conferences
  • Deadline for Talent Show auditions sign up.
  • Deadline for Kindergarten Registration 

SATURDAY, February 3

Upcoming PAS Events
Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

Please remember to inform your child's afterschool program if you are not sending your child on a particular day.

Students who have smart watches are not permitted to wear them during the school day. They are to be kept in their backpacks during school.

Sponsorship Help Needed for 5K and Spring Musical

We have two big events coming up that need sponsorships from businesses: the 5K and the spring musical.

  • Did a business do work for you recently worth recommending?
  • Do you work for or frequent a business that might be receptive to learning about sponsorship?
  • Can you provide any prizes for the 5K?
  • Do you own a business and are looking to deepen community engagement?
  • Are you able to contact a few businesses for sponsorship or prizes?

If you can recommend or solicit any businesses, please let us know by submitting the sponsorship form HERE. Thank you for your help!

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.

Learn About & Take Action For Equitable School Funding Forum

Spring Arabic Classes for Adults

Beginning Level Chinese as a Foreign Language course for children

Registration Now Open for Dungeons and Dragons after school program for children 11-15 at Redcap's Corner.  

FREE Philly Materials Science Day @ Drexel on Feb. 3

Kat Academy Spring After-School Programming and Summer Camp Info

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