6/12/2024 8:30 am

Ramadan Mubarak

March 12 - April 12

Share Your Story!


We invite families who wish to share about their Ramadan traditions with our community, by reading a story, giving a presentation, or sharing a sweet treat. We are grateful for the experience to learn with you.


If interested, please fill out the form and PAS will reach out to coordinate.

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5/16/2024 5:30 pm

Join the HSA Board


Deepen your commitment and make a huge impact at PAS

Time commitment: approx. 2-4 hours per week


The HSA will have several open board positions next year, and we are looking for a few interested candidates. Board positions can be split between two people! This month we are featuring the role of treasurer.


The treasurer manages HSA bank accounts, creates and reports on the yearly HSA budget, creates monthly reports, processes payment requests, and pays appropriate dues, fees, and bills. This position also manages the finance working group.


Jaie Bosse is our current treasurer. Feel free to reach out to them about the role or email Treasurer@HSAPennAlexander.org. New board members will be voted on/announced at the May 2 HSA meeting, and the term begins July 1.

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Language Day

3/7/2024 3:00 pm

International Mother Language Day


February 21

Participate in the Poster Competition!


International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is observed every year on February 21 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.


The Friends of Bangla School has created a slideshow HERE about the history behind this important day.

Children of all grades are invited to participate in a poster competition. Details and complete rules are available HERETurn in your poster to Ms. Larese by March 7.
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Help with Sponsorships

2/3/2024 3:30 pm

Help with Sponsorships

Connect us to Potential Generous Businesses or

Help Solicit Future Sponsors or Prizes


We have two big events coming up that need sponsorships from businesses: the 5K and the spring musical.

  • Did you hire a business to do work on your home that's worth recommending?
  • Do you work for or frequent a business who may be interested in local advertising?
  • Can you provide any prizes for the 5K such as a gift certificate, free passes, or a gift basket?
  • Do you own a business and are looking to deepen engagement with families in West Philly?
  • Are you willing to contact a few businesses to ask for participation through sponsorship or prize donation?

If you can recommend or solicit any businesses, please let us know by submitting the sponsorship form!

Sponsorship Form


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Help with the 5K

1/18/2024 3:30 pm

Help with the 5K

Our Biggest Fundraising Event of the Year! 


Planning has started for the 5K, to be held on Sunday, June 2. The first planning session is on Thursday, January 18 at 3:30 P.M. in the PAS Atrium. At this meeting, we will figure out our schedule for meetings in the future (approx. every other week) and determine who is interested in helping with what. Some categories include procuring food and supplies, fundraising/sponsorships, prize gathering, training clubs, and marketing.


If you are interested in helping out, please attend the January 18 meeting, email Ann Kreidle, or fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

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Box Tops

1/2/2024 9:00 am

Box Tops for Education

Easy, Quick Money for PAS

Only Takes a Minute!


You can make a difference to our school. Download the Box Tops app, search for Penn Alexander, and start earning.


Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipts for participating products. PAS will automatically earn cash with every Box Tops product you buy. No clipping needed! Learn more HERE.



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Join a Working Group

9/5/2023 6:02 am

Join a Working Group

Short-Term, Huge Impact! 

Time Commitment: approx. 2 - 10 hours per project

The HSA needs help with many projects that benefit our students!

Working Groups (Committees) Include:

  • 5K
  • Book Fair (New!)
  • Events
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Nominating
  • Sadie Alexander Birthday Celebration
  • School Gear & Store (New!)
  • Teacher Appreciation

More details can be found here.

If you are interested, please email HSA President Susie Pierce or fill out the Volunteer Interest Form:

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Event Volunteers

7/16/2023 1:56 pm

Interested in Helping with an Upcoming Event?

Short-Term, Super Helpful!

1 - 4 Hour Shifts Usually Available

Have a few hours to spare to help make the next event a smooth success? We'd love your help!

Check out our current Volunteer Opportunities and Sign Up Here

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