A few announcements as we begin our last month. We have had a tremendous year with many highlights. I want the last few weeks to be as smooth as possible. At this time of the year, students can get a little "squirrely" or go into a shut-down mode. Please help us keep your children as engaged as they were back in September. All PSSA Testing is done, but the 8th-grade algebra students have Keystones later in the month, May 15-16.
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and I salute all the teachers in this building. I am lucky to lead such an outstanding group of teachers. If a teacher has made a positive difference in your child's life, please take a moment to send them an email and let them know how you feel.
Football for 2017 Fall Season - There will be an informational meeting Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM in the Penn-Trafford High School Cafeteria for all prospective players currently in grades 6, 7, & 8 and their parents. You will meet the coaches as they share information on summer workouts with review required paperwork for participation.
Traffic - Please remember, the district provides busing for every student in the district, there are very few exceptions. Please refrain from doing parent drop-off or pick-up without a valid reason - such as a medical issue or an appointment to keep.
Introductory Spanish Classes for younger middle school students - If you are interested in Spanish for your 6th or 7th grader, please see the attached flyer.
Calendar of May Events
May 1 - Band Concert 7:30 pm Auditorium
May 3 - 8th-grade Gettysburg Field Trip (drop-off & pick-up at PTHS)
May 3 - 7th-grade CWCTC Trip (has your child turned in his/her permission slip?)
May 4 (HS Prom Day) - Act 80 Day - no school for students but professional development for teachers.
May 7 - 6th-grade Chorus Concert
May 9 - 7th & 8th-grade Chorus Concert
May 15 & 16 - Keystone Algebra Testing - If your son or daughter is enrolled in Algebra they will be taking this exam. Please make sure he/she is well rested and prepared for this testing. Testing will be in the morning, please do not schedule any appointments for this time.
May 17-19 - "The Little Mermaid" Musical presented by the drama club. See drama website for details - http://www.pennmiddledrama.
May 18 – 8th Grade Farewell
May 22 – 5K at Bushy Run
May 23 pm – 6th Grade Spelling Bee
May 24 am – 6th Know Bowl
May 24 pm – Yearbook Dance
May 25 – Last Student Day – Early Dismissal Schedule
June 1 - Kennywood Day
Here's to a great year and a smooth last month of school,
Spanish classes at Penn Middle.docx.pdf