Originally delivered on 5/5/2024 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of May 6, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony May 7, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. We invite families to share their stories with us. Please click HERE to sign up and someone from PAS will reach out to you to coordinate.

This month is also Jewish American Heritage month, which began as a week of recognition in 1980 and expanded to a month in 2006.  Several families shared their traditions and culture this past fall. We are grateful to all of our families who have given us an opportunity to recognize as well as learn more about your cultural heritage.  Our theme this year is one school many stories so please reach out to Dr. Kreidle if you would still like to come in to do a read aloud or share your story.

The afterschool WHYY club is pleased to share their latest production: PAS News Season 6 Episode 3

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. 

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. 

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 6

Tuesday, May 7

  • 3:15pm Boys volleyball vs. SLAMS @ PAS

Wednesday, May 8

  • A Day

Thursday, May 9

  • Return teacher and staff appreciation notes and cards to the office. 
  • 3:15pm track meet at 10th and Bigler supersite
  • 3:15pm boys volleyball vs Southwark and Sharswood @ PAS

Friday, May 10

  • 12:09pm Dismissal for teacher professional development
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.

Digital Literacy Videos for Newcomer families 

Spruce Hill Mayfair Call for Vendors 

PAS Parent Book Talk: Designed To Fail - May 8

Mayfair @ Clark Park Petting Zoo & More - May 11

Queer Family Yoga - May 11

New WP Afterschool Program - Playology Open House May 15

Teaching for Justice - How to integrate the principles of AAPI studies into your professional work - May 17-18

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