Originally delivered on 5/19/2024 7:01 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of May 20, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony May 20, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Show night is almost here!  Willy Wonka, Jr. opens on Tuesday and will run through Thursday.  Show is at 7pm with blacktop (43rd Street) doors opening at 6:30pm.  We will send home the remaining presales orders tomorrow.     We have a few tickets left (Tuesday: 25; Wednesday: 13; Thursday: 38) that can be purchased for $15 each at the door with either a credit card or cash.  

Show nights will also include: 

Silent Auction: featured artwork from our design crew and PAS students. A silent auction will take place to bid on the pieces, and you will be notified if you win. Also, Heather Gardner Studio and All Around This World donated music lessons for the auction!

Kisses for the Cast: Show the cast, choir, and crew how proud you are by writing messages for the cast and purchasing "Kisses for the Cast." Hershey Kisses will be 25 cents each or 5/$1 (CASH ONLY)

PAS 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

Our culminating event of the year is just around the corner!   Last day to preregister for the PAS 5K/1 Mile Fun Run is May 26.  After this date, families can still participate by registering the morning of the race, starting at 7:30am.

Starting this year, we will no longer be sending home race packets with students. Packet pick-up will occur in/near the PAS cafeteria on Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st from 8 - 9 A.M. and 3 - 6:15 P.M. Race packets will also be available at the Day of Registration table across from the PAS front door in the courtyard on race day but we strongly encourage families not to wait until the morning of the race as there will not be storage to hold your packet or shirt. 


While we have plenty of school remaining, we want to give families a heads up about school supplies for next year.  Please plan now so that your child(ren) can start the 24-25 school year off with a smooth start.  All the 24-25 school supply program details for each grade can be found here, including deadlines for participation. 

We have lots of events and fun planned as we wrap up the 23-24 school so be sure to check out our reminder section below if you have signed up yet.  

Week at a Glance

Monday, May 20

  • C Day
  • 8th Grade Algebra Keystone

Tuesday, May 21

  • D Day
  • 8th Grade Algebra Keystone
  • 3:!5pm boys volleyball @ Duckrey

Wednesday, May 22

  • E Day

Thursday, May 23

  • A Day
  • 3:15pm Track Meet

Friday, May 24

  • B Day
  • Play Clean Up
Upcoming PAS Events
  • May 26: 5K/1 Mile Fun Run preregistration closes. 
  • May 30 & May 31, 8 - 9 A.M. and 3 - 6:15 P.M. 5K/1Mile Fun Run race packet pick up PAS lunchroom.  We strongly encourage all participants to pick up their packets but they will also be available on race day at the Day of Registration table across from the PAS front door in the courtyard on race day.
  • May 31: Save the Date - Rainbow Library Event
  • June 2: 8:30am PAS 5K and 9:30am 1 Mile Fun Run. If you aren't running, please sign up to be a course guide HERE and receive a FREE snack bag! We need families to be on the course to cheer on runners and make sure they are making the correct turns. 
  • Day of registration opens at 7:30am  Prices are Adults: $50; Students: $40
  • June 4: Middle Grades Financial Reality Fair and Career Day. Volunteer HERE or sign up to share your career with our students HERE. Details about the lower school career day are forthcoming. 
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.

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.

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

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.

Penn Summer Band Camp

Digital Literacy Videos for Newcomer families 

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