Happy February PMS Families,
I hope your February is off to a great start. Aren't you glad the Chiefs won the Superbowl, the 49ers would have had 6 just like us and the Pats. Now, let's go Pens!
Please refer to the Penn Middle Website for continual updates of important information. Also if you are a twitter user, please check out the PM twitter page occasionally. The focus of the page is our students.
Our middle school book fair is next week (2/10-2/14). All students will have the opportunity to shop at the book fair with their English classes from Monday through Thursday, with Friday being an alternate date in case of snow. Book prices start at just $1. All proceeds go directly to help the library and the school.
Like last year, Scholastic has offered the opportunity to set up an e-wallet account for your student. You can set up an account and load any amount to your student's account. This eliminates the need to carry cash or a check (which are still both accepted at the fair). Any amount not spent up to the limit you set will be refunded to your card after the fair ends.
E-wallet accounts can be set up as well as online book fair shopping can be done on the Penn Middle book fair website at https://www.scholastic.com/
Additionally, volunteers are needed to make it a successful week. If you have your clearances or the ability to provide your clearances, please sign up for a time slot via the site above.
If you have any questions about the book fair, please contact Corri Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-Range Planning for State Testing
For the dates below, please do not schedule any days off and only schedule doctor's appointments in the afternoon - after 1 pm. All testing will be in the morning.
PSSA English & Language Arts (all grades) - April 21-23, 2020
PSSA Math (all grades) - April 28-29, 2020
PSSA Science 6 and Local 7/8 - May 5-6, 2020
Keystone Algebra Testing - May 12-13, 2020
Advanced classes in English and math are offered at each grade level. Please refer to the list below
Advanced English courses - 6th-Literature 6, 7th-Advanced Lit 7, 8th- Advanced Lit 8
Advanced math courses - 6th-Advanced Math 6, 7th-Advanced Math 7, 8th - Algebra
If your son or daughter is not in an advanced course listed above and you would like him or her to be evaluated for advanced placement, please email Mrs. Wentroble (email@example.com) before May 1.
Candygrams and now on sale during all lunches. The cost is $1. Candygrams will be delivered on Valentine's Day.
Calendar of Events
Friday Feb 7 - 8th-grade students to Trafford Middle School for the Reality Fair
Monday Feb 10 to Friday Feb 14 - Book Fair in 211
Tuesday Feb 11 - Midpoint of Q3
Friday Feb 14 - Valentine's Day
Monday Feb 17 - President's Day - No school for students - Teacher professional development day
Wednesday Feb 19 - Club Day
Thursday Feb 20 - French Field Trip to Paris 66 Bistro
Friday Feb 21 - Black History Month Assembly & Student Council Limo-Lunch
Friday Feb 28 - County Chorus
Wednesday March 4 - Club Day
Thursday March 5 - Save-A-Day
Sunday March 8 - Daylight Savings - Spring Forward!
Friday March 12 - CWCTC presentations to each grade level
Monday March 16 - End of Q3
Tuesday March 17 - St. Paddy's Day
Wednesday March 18 - Last Club Day
Monday March 23 - Report Cards Posted
Let's hope Punxsutawney Phil was right, but don't count on it, he has only predicted correctly 40% of the time since 2011.
Penn Middle School Principal