Originally delivered on 3/3/2024 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of March 4, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony March 4, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Penn Alexander is excited to recognize Ramadan.  If you or someone you know would like to share an explanation of Ramadan and its significance to those who observe Ramadan with our community, we are grateful for the experience to learn with you.   Click here to sign up and we will be in touch to coordinate with you.

New Driver and Biker Drop-Off & Pick Up Plan

In our continued effort to improve the drop off and pick up experience for our drivers and the safety of our students, we are launching a new plan for drivers and bikers.  Spruce and Locust Streets are 20 minute stopping zones and provide an entire block of space for drivers that would like to walk with their child.  Please click HERE to learn more.  We will be handing out fliers and sending them home in the pony.

We have a few club reminders this week:

  • No Feel Good Club on Monday.  
  • No Coding Club on Wednesday.  
  • Radical Readers Club will end TOMORROW Monday, March 4.

Please join me and the Equity Circle on Thursday for a community potluck and workshop with the amazing Caroline Hill.  No need to bring a dish if you can't fit that into your schedule.  

Calling All Students Who Like To Sing!The Philadelphia Boys Choir and the Philadelphia Girls Choir are looking for young singers, grades 1 through 5, to potentially join their training programs and ensembles next year. Any student who enjoys singing is encouraged to sign up for an audition, which will be held at Penn Alexander during the school day on Friday, March 8. For information and to sign up, visit www.phillyboyschoir.org/pennalexander and www.phillygirlschoir.org/pennalexander

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 4

Tuesday, March 5

  • E Day
  • 9:30am Prospective K Family Open House
  • 2-5pm MS Math League competition. Volunteer HERE.

Wednesday, March 6

  • A Day

Thursday, March 7

Friday, March 8

  • 12:09pm Dismissal
Upcoming PAS Events
Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

Musical stage crew is in need of the items listed below.  Please drop off at main entrance. 

  • paper towel & toilet paper rolls
  • old newspapers
  • ribbons
  • boxes (please flatten)
  • wrapping paper (solid colors)

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

  • Did you hire a business to do work on your home that's worth recommending?
  • Do you work for or frequent a business who may be interested in local advertising?
  • Can you provide any prizes for the 5K like gift certificates / baskets, free passes / tickets, or merchandise?
  • Do you own a business and are looking to deepen engagement with families in West Philly?
  • Are you willing to contact a few businesses to ask for participation through sponsorship or prize donation?

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

HSA Open Board Positions

The HSA needs your help! We have 4 open executive board positions for the upcoming school year:

  • Treasurer
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Fundraising Chair  

Please consider running or nominating someone to make sure that the school continues to operate at the same level in the future. We are also seeking people to serve on the nominating committee to help guide the elections process. More details can be found HERE.

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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