Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 3
Picture Day

Friday, September 4
Youth Night
@ Warrior Stadium
Monday, September 7
Wednesday, September 9
This event is for parents/guardians beginning at 6:30pm.  Students are not to attend.
Wednesday, September 16
PTO Meeting
at 7:00 pm in the Library

Penn Middle News

Attached is a PTO membership form. Please fill it out and have your child turn it into their homeroom teacher.

Our first meeting for the school year is Wed, Sept 16 at 7:00 pm in the Library. Please come and support your student's school/PTO.

2015-2016 PTO Membership - Google Docs.pdf
Back to school shopping? As you back to school shop, please consider purchasing a gift card to Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, or Giant Eagle or food to donate to the “Backpacks-to-go program."

As a reminder, the “Backpacks-to-Go” Program is a supplemental nutrition program that is new to the Penn- Trafford School District. Through the “Backpacks-to-Go” program, we provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children. We offer the “Backpacks-to-Go” on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month during the school year with adjustments made for holidays.  This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. The program was piloted in April 2014 and went district-wide in the 2014-2015 school year. It will continue district-wide in the 2015-2016 school year. 

Food items needed: peanut butter (no larger than 16 oz. plastic jar), peanut butter: single-serving 8 packs, grape jelly (squeezable plastic container), single-serving cereal, small boxes of cereal (for older students), instant oatmeal single serving packets, single-serving mac and cheese, boxes of mac and cheese, any single serving pastas in plastic, microwave containers, Chef Boyardee Pasta in easy-open cans: no larger than 15 oz., single-serving cup of noodles, single-serving tuna in a packet, microwave single serving soups, chunky soup in easy open can single-serving pudding cups (not needing refrigeration), single-serving fruit cups, single–serving mandarin oranges or apple sauce, granola bars, breakfast bars, Pop Tarts, gummy fruit snacks, microwavable popcorn, single-serving peanut/nut snacks, snack crackers: small 6 cracker size, juice boxes, hot chocolate

If you feel that your child could benefit from receiving a backpack as described above during the 2015-2016 school year or if you are able to make a donation, please contact Lauren Traill, Elementary School Counselor, at trailll@penntrafford.org or Pat Blahovec, High School Nurse, at blahovecp@penntrafford.org

Picture Day at Penn Middle School will be Thursday, September 3 in the morning. Parents can log onto mylifetouch.com to order their students pictures. Our Picture Day ID is DE335518Q0.

Please join us for Middle School Band Night on Fri, Sept 4 at Warrior Stadium. Please read the attached flyer for more details.


Suggested Supplies for the 2015-2016 School Year

  • Foreign Language - 3-ring binder (1.5 inch)
  • Math - 3-ring binder (1 - 1.5 inch)
  • Science - 3-ring binder (1 - 1.5 inch)
  • Social Studies - Notebook, Folder and Email or Gmail address
  • Reading/Literature/Language Arts - 3 ring binder (1.5 inch)
  • Physical Education - White t-shirt, athletic shoes, shorts (must meet fingertip length check) 
  • Also, a Flash Drive (4GB recommended) or a "Dropbox" account; the Dropbox Account is preferable.


Athletic Sports Physical Forms

The Athletic and Sports Medicine Departments are pleased to announce a few changes in the Athletic Physical process. The 2015-16 Athletic Physical Packets for 2015-16 are now available online at the Athletic Training/Sport Medicine website at http://pths.penntrafford.org/. It is your responsibility to go online and print out the entire package.These are available for printing immediately. Please see attachment for more important information.  

It’s a Great Day For Hockey!  PT Middle School Ice Hockey registration is open until September 10, 2015.  Email Anthony Panza at  ptpthockeypresident@gmail.com for more information.   Register today!

District Announcements

Please click on the attached letter to read about our fund raising campaign for a much needed new Nature Center at Deer Valley. Thank you in advance for you donations to this worthy cause.  (LETTER)

Daily Announcements

Athletic Dismissals for Aug 31:
Football - 3:00 pm
Cross Country - 3:00 pm
Girls Soccer - 2:51 pm
Boys Soccer - 2:51 pm

Penn Middle School Open House will be held on Wed, Sept 9 @ 6:30 pm. This was moved from Thurs, Sept 10.

If you missed the orientation for 6th graders and new students, please click on the below orientations presentation and questions.



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Newly Posted Flyers:
PT Aqua Club