Penn-Lincoln Lions ROAR!
Message from Mrs. Keefe, Principal
Reading is my passion…I end every day reading a chapter or two of a good book. Unfortunately, many of our students don’t feel the same way. They can read, however some students struggle with decoding and comprehension. The entire Penn-Lincoln staff is committed to bringing about a change to instill a LOVE of reading in ALL students!
Walk into any classroom at the designated hour that we have set aside for Intervention and Enrichment and you will see small groups of students reading a new book, working on “word work” or enjoying a discussion with their peers. The energy in the room is contagious. See the articles in this newsletter on SIPPS and LLI to learn more about these special programs. Ask your child about this special reading time and catch the enthusiasm!
Our students are committed to learning and are always attentive and work hard in the classroom, but they also enjoy having fun. Unfortunately some of these fun activities have come to a halt. I know that the new clearance laws have kept many parents from volunteering their time. Now that all clearances are free, I’m hopeful that you will begin this process. I have computers available for the online clearance sites as well as the online training course. I will help you! Contact me and I will work with you to get all required documents as quickly and easily as possible. I am hopeful that you will find some time to help us here at Penn-Lincoln.
If you have not already done so, please sign up for Martins, Giant Eagle and now Red Robin (info in this newsletter); a percentage of every dollar you spend goes directly to our school. Also, keep sending in those Boxtops, so far we have collected almost 5000 Boxtops!
Thanks to everyone who helps our school in any way to raise funds for our students. We have earmarked funds for our PAWS program where students earn prizes and rewards for demonstrating PAWSITIVE behavior!
As always, do not hesitate to contact me (946-8396) with IDEAS, questions or concerns that involve our students or our school.
Dates to Remember
- Sept. 18 – Elementary Football Night 7:00 PM
- Sept. 23 – Autumn begins
- Sept. 28 – INSERVICE – NO SCHOOL
- Oct. 15 – McTeacher Nite
- Oct. 28 – End of 1 st Marking Period
- Oct. 30 – INSERVICE – NO SCHOOL
- Nov. 6 – Individual Student Pictures
- Nov. 11 - VETERAN’S DAY – NO SCHOOL
- Nov. 16-20 American Education Week
- Nov. 23 (PM only) – Conferences K-6
- Nov. 24, 25 (All Day) - Conferences K-6 – NO SCHOOL
- Nov. 26 -30 Thanksgiving Vacation- NO SCHOOL
- Dec. 23-Jan. 3 INSERVICE AND WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL