Save the date. More details to come.
Our annual celebration of PAS student talent will be held on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5/each. Join friends before the show for the annual hoagie dinner at 5:30 pm. Choose from Italian, turkey or vegetarian hoagies. The show and hoagie together costs $12/person. Hoagie dinners can be purchased for performers or others not attending the talent show at $7/each. Students performing in the show do not need an admission ticket. Online ticket sales are closed.
Second grade families are invited to join Ms. Muse in her classroom for a mini-music lesson and discussion. The blacktop entrance will be open.
March 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Friday, March 14th is the 3rd Annual Wear Something Musical Day. PAS students are encouraged to show their love for music by wearing musical symbols on their clothing or jewelry. Suggestions include: musical symbols on jewelry, homemade music t-shirts or hats, or music pins. Be creative!
The 2014 PSSA testing schedule is as follows:
Reading and Math for Grades 3-8: March 24 - April 4
Writing for Grades 5 and 8: April 7 - April 11
Science for Grades 4 and 8: April 28 - May 2
All students must be present during testing.
The next submission deadline for Box Tops for Education is February 28th. Any money received for box tops submitted then can be used in this school year. So far, we have received almost $600. Please help PAS raise more money by checking your kitchen and household items for missed box tops, asking friends and family to pass on their box tops, and looking around your office for products with box tops.
Parents: It is very important that PAS adminsitration can reach you in an emergency. If any of your contact information has changed since school started, please visit or send a note to the office with updated information as soon as possible.
Parents who have children who will turn 5 before September 1, 2014 may register them for kindergarten between January 21 and February 28, 2014. Visit the PAS office to register your child now. Be sure to bring all required paperwork. A lottery will be conducted on March 5, 2015 by the School District of Philadelphia. Results of the lottery will be communicated by letter from the School District. Letters will be mailed to families during the week of March 10, 2014.
The PAS HSA is pleased to continue to offer an online payment option for donations and ticket sales to most school events; however, the credit card and PayPal fees associated with these purchases detract from our fundraising goals. For this reason, all online purchases and donations made via the Penn Alexander Home and School Association web site will now have a 2.9% fee added to them at check out. The addition of this nominal fee will help ensure that more of the funds raised can be put towards student programming and associated expenses.
We encourage you to avoid this fee whenever possible and submit donations and payments by check made out to the PAS HAS. Checks can be submitted in appropriately labeled envelopes via the Pony or at the PAS office.
The past two years have been marked by a dramatic and much needed increase in PAS Home and School fundraising. We appreciate your support and look forward to increased growth.
This year's Talent Show and Hoagie Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 6th. Auditions will be held after school on February 19 and 20. Permissions slips for students planning to audition are due by February 12. Plan your act now. Remember that acts must be two minutes or less.