Originally delivered on 6/2/2024 7:00 pm

SUBJECT: PAS ePony for the Week of June 3, 2024

Penn Alexander School

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander University of Pennsylvania Partnership School

PAS ePony June 3, 2024
Message from the Principal

Dear PAS Families:

Thank you for a great race today (click here to see the finish line video), for a wonderful Rainbow Library Event on Friday and to all who donated to the Patrick O'Neill Memorial Fund on Space Day Dress Down Day.  We had intended to share a video of the presentation to Dr. Kreidle, but the video recorder didn't pick up the audio.  Ann was speechless, completely surprised and overwhelmed with gratitude for the PAS community.  She hopes everyone enjoys the PAS grounds as much as her husband did. We purchased a weeping cherry that will be planted this fall.

Spirit Week is here! See you in your PJ's tomorrow. Be sure to click HERE for the schedule so your child can be prepared for the fun!  

If you missed Friday's CWTP, click here for slidedeck.

There is Still Time to Earn a Lil' Pop Shop Party! We are at 46% completion rate but if we get to 90% by June 10, we are ready for a Lil' Shop Party.  Please take 5 minutes to complete the 23-24 School Experience survey.  Your feedback will help us plan for next year.  Click HERE to complete the survey.

Calling All Past Due Library Books!

Ms. Ross is offering an amnesty for all overdue late book fees. That's right no late fees for overdue books so dig through those closets, under the bed, in the bottom of the laundry pile and return your library books to the library.  Email Ms. Ross at jross@@philasd.org if you have questions.

And finally, we still have yearbooks available. Click HERE to order.

Week at a Glance

Monday, June 3

  • B Day
  • Spirit Day  PJ Day
  • No 5K afterschool club
  • 3:09pm Volleyball Fest for volleyball teams and middle school spectators.

Tuesday, June 4

  • C Day
  • Spirit Day - Hero/Villain Day 
  • Middle School Financial Reality Fair and Career Day
  • 8:30-8:50am Lower School Career Day
  • 4-6pm POC parent meeting in lunchroom

Wednesday, June 5

  • D Day
  • Spirit Day - Beach Day. Bring your towel
  • No 5K afterschool club

Thursday, June 6

  • E Day
  • Spirit Day - Philly Pride Day & Board Games
  • Pretzel Day - last one of the year!
  • No 1 mile fun run club

Friday, May 31

  • A Day
  • Spirit Day - Color by Class Day & Field Day
  • Last Day of Spring Clubs
Upcoming PAS Events
  • June 10, 3:30pm: PAS 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 10, HSA funded Summer Reading Coming Home
  • June 13 & 14: Half days
  • June 14: Last day of school!
  • June 30: Deadline to order Edukit School Supplies 24-25
  • July - August, Look for the PAS Uniform Swap & shop for School Supplies for 24-25
Reminders & Resources
Don't Forget!

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.

Teacher & Staff Gift Collection

The HSA is collecting donations which will be passed on to all teachers & staff as a year end bonus in recognition of their hard work all year long. Each and every teacher and staff member from classroom and specialist teachers to cafeteria and office workers to crossing guards and custodians will get a gift. Donate HERE. Thank you for your generosity!

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. 

Mighty Writers offers FREE full- and half-day summer camp program

Unlocking Homeownership Tangled Title Workshop

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