Originally delivered on 4/14/2024 7:00 pm

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

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony April 15, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Spring clubs begin this week with the exception of the K-2 Running Club, which starts on May 9.    Click HERE for the schedule.

Join us on Wednesday for our  Equity Circle Parent Workshop on Neurodiversity / HSA Meeting, 5:30 PM. RSVP HERE.  Dinner and childcare provided.  

We still need supplies for the Musical Build Day on Saturday.  Click HERE to see the Amazon Wishlist.  And come out to help with building and decorating the set on Saturday! 

Tried of all the trash on the PAS grounds, joins us for Spring Spruce Up on Saturday!

If you aren't running in the PAS 5K on June 2, please sign up to be a course guide.  We need families to be on the course to cheer on runners and make sure they are making the correct turns. 

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 15

  • E Day
  • Spring Club Cycle Begins
  • 3:45pm SAC Meeting (use library entrance)

Tuesday, April 16

  • A Day
  • Grades 4/5 Musical rehearsal  cancelled.  Rescheduled for Thursday, 7:20 am. 

Wednesday, April 17

  • B Day

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

  • D Day

Saturday, April 20

Upcoming PAS Events
Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

The 23-24 School Experience survey is open.  Your feedback will help us plan for next year.  Click HERE to complete the 5 minute survey.

PSSA Grades 3-8

Student in grades 3-8 will be participating in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), a state-mandated standardized assessment beginning April 22 through May 10, 2024. Please make sure your child gets to bed early and has breakfast. As always, free breakfast is provided in the cafeteria daily beginning at 8:00 AM.  Students who arrive after 8:30am on a testing day will not be able to test that day. 

PAS Testing Schedule: 

ELA Testing: April 22, 24, and 25  

Math Testing: April 29 and 30

Science Testing (Only 4th and 8th Grade): May 1 and 2

Makeup Testing: May 6 - May 10

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.

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: Deadline April 25

The HSA needs your help! We have 4 open executive board positions for the upcoming school year, and so far NO ONE has stepped up:

  • 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. Rope in some of your friends and go for it! 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

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.

Girls Chess Tournaments -Free Transportation

Mayfair @ Clark Park Petting Zoo & More - May 11

New WP Afterschool Program - Playology Open House May 15

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