Parent Email


Hello, Parents/Guardians of Middle School Students, I hope you and your family are doing well. 

I am relieved to share good news regarding the bedbug issue.  The traps were installed last Thursday, and there have been NO bedbugs found.  This is great news.  If any bedbugs were found, we would have had to bring in the exterminating company, and the process would have been lengthy and laborious with interruptions to our schedule and room use.  Thankfully, this is not the case.  We will continue to monitor the traps.  I will alert you should we find any other bedbugs.


Upcoming Events and Happenings

Oct 24 - End of 1st Quarter

Oct 29 - Picture Day Make-up (Bring the previous set of pictures in or go to - EVTN89DH3 is the code)

Oct 31 - Report Cards posted on Powerschool

Nov 5 - "Stand-up and Choose" Assembly

Nov 6 - Save-a-Day & Club Day

Nov 11 - Professional Development Day - Thank you to all our Veterans!

Nov 13 - PTO Meeting 7 pm

Nov 14 - Camfel Assembly “Go Viral”

Nov 20 - Club Day

Nov 21-23 - "A Christmas Story" Drama Club Shows

Nov 27 - Early Dismissal Schedule

Nov 28 to Dec 2 - Thanksgiving Break

Dec 4 - Band Concert 7:30 pm

Dec 5 - Save-a-Day

Dec 10 - 6th Grade Chorus Concert 7:30 pm

Dec 11 - 7th & 8th Grade Chorus Concert 7:30 pm

Our first school dance will take place tomorrow night (Thursday, October 24) from 6:30 until 8:30 pm.  Tickets will be sold during all lunches and at the door.  A signed parent permission slip is required to purchase a ticket.  Students will be dropped off and picked up at the door to the bubble cafeteria (Door 12).  There will be traffic congestion so carpooling is suggested.  Snacks will be sold during the dance.  School appropriate costumes are allowed, but not required.  NO COSTUMES WILL BE WORN TO SCHOOL ON HALLOWEEN (Thursday, October 31).

Report Cards - Report Cards will be finalized Thursday, October 31st.  You can view a pdf copy on the Powerschool parent portal.  As per the handbook, if you would like a paper copy, please contact Mrs. Beck in the office.  Once you review your child's report card, if you have concerns, please contact the individual teacher.  He or she can give you the best insight as to what can be done to improve the situation. The biggest problem we encounter is incomplete work.  This can be countered by checking the teacher websites weekly and making sure there is a preset homework time and place each school night.

School Website and Calendar - Do you ever miss an event at Penn Middle?  Well, you don't have to.  Just check the school website and calendar weekly and you will be updated on events, especially changes to events.  Here is the link, please bookmark it.

Thank you for your time, please contact me with any questions or concerns you have.
Jim Simpson