Originally delivered on 4/28/2024 7:00 pm

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

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony April 29, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

In case you missed the news on Thursday, 2GR teacher Ms. Brame was selected to be teacher of the month by the School District of Philadelphia. Please join me in congratulating Ms. Brame and thank you to Ms. Umberger for nominating her. 

Likewise. If you missed Coffee With the Principal last week, click HERE for the slidedeck.

On Monday, presales of musical tshirts will be coming home with your youngest child. 

Wednesday is our deadline to be guaranteed a race shirt with registration.  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. 

HSA is sponsoring a viewing of Screenagers on Thursday for parents and students.  Click HERE to learn more and to sign up. 

Middle School Career Day is scheduled for June 4.  Please sign up to share your career with our students.  Details about the lower school career day are forthcoming. 

The 23-24 Yearbook is now on sale. Limited quantities available. Click HERE to order your book. 

Finally, as a reminder 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. 

Week at a Glance

Monday, April 29

  • D Day
  • PSSA Math Grades 3-8

Tuesday, April 30

  • E Day
  • PSSA Math Grades 3-8
  • Track Meet @ 10th and Bigler Supersite
  • Boys Volleyball Scrimmage

Wednesday, May 1

  • A Day
  • PSSA Science 4GR & 8GR

Thursday, May 2

Friday, May 3

  • C Day
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.

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.

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.

PAS Parent Book Talk: Designed To Fail - May 8

Mayfair @ Clark Park Petting Zoo & More - May 11

New WP Afterschool Program - Playology Open House May 15

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