Originally delivered on 3/17/2024 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of March 18, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony March 18, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Starting TOMORROW, SEPTA will close Spruce Street between 40th and 42nd to replace the trolley tracks. Click HERE to read the SEPTA notification. Significant delays are expected in the area, allow for additional time when traveling and seek alternate routes if available.  

Families that drive to school may want to use Locust Street for drop off.

I have bittersweet news to share with our community.  Many of you may already know that our wonderful crossing guard at 43rd and Locust, Ms. Betty, has a new position at City Hall.  Her last day at PAS will be Thursday, March 21. She has invited the student to sign her Crossing Guard Sign!  Let's send her off with lots of appreciation and well wishes. 

Congratulations to our Language Day Poster Contest Winners:  

Middle School - Adiba Nowshin. Click HERE to see Adiba's poster.

Lower School - Srujaninka Roy. Click HERE to see Srujaninka's poster.

Week at a Glance

Monday, March 18

  • C Day

Tuesday, March 19

  • D Day

Wednesday, March 20

  • E Day

Thursday, March 21

Friday, March 22

Upcoming PAS Events
  • March 25-29 School Closed for Spring Recess
  • April 1 - 5: Scholastic Book Fair. All volunteers receive a FREE book!
  • April 4 - 5: 12:09 PM Dismissal & Report Card Conferences.
  • April 5: Dress Down Day for Space
  • April 8: Solar Eclipse. Glasses provided for students & staff.
  • April 15: SAC Meeting, 3:45 PM. All are welcome.
  • April 16: Equity Circle Parent Workshop on Neurodiversity / HSA Meeting, 5:30 PM.
  • June 2: PAS 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. 5K 'on-course' volunteers receive a FREE snack bag!
Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

Kinder, 3rd, and 7th grade families: Has/have your kiddo(s) had a dental exam or physical exam since August? The state requires both to be on file for kinder, 3rd, and 7th grade. Please send an appointment confirmation, physical/dental form, or other notification to the nurse at ngornstein@philasd.org

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.

Musical stage crew is in need of the items listed below.  Please drop off at main entrance. You can also purchase costumes and props from the Amazon wishlist HERE.

  • paper towel & toilet paper rolls
  • old newspapers
  • ribbons
  • wrapping paper (solid colors)
5K Prizes Needed!

The 5K race committee is busy planning for the event, but we still need some prizes, race bag swag, and snack bag contents donated. Can you donate:

-gift certificate to a local, kid-friendly business

-free passes / tickets

-600 pieces of swag

-50 snacks or beverages

-gift basket

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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