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What’s coming up in May? 1 st through 18 th Spring MAP Testing Window 8 th Pennell PTL Meeting 6:30 pm / Library 11 th 14 th 15 th 24 th 25 th 28 th Ice Cream Social 6:30 8:30 pm Pennell “B” Band Concert 7:00 pm / Gym Pennell “A” Band Concert 7:00 pm / Gym Pennell Field Day 1:15 Early Dismissal Day Memorial Day Holiday: NO SCHOOL PENNELL IN PRINT MAY 2012 PENNELL ELEMENTARY 3300 RICHARD ROAD ASTON, PA 19014 610.497.6300 x 7500 PENNELL ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER On Mon. May 14 th , the Pennell/Parkside B-band will perform and on Tues., May 15 th , the A-band will perform. We will be treated on both nights to a fantastic ensemble of talented musicians. Both concerts will be held in the Pennell gymnasium and begin at 7:00 pm. Our annual Field Day Event will take place on Thurs., May 24 th , with the raindate being Friday, June 1st. Please be sure to send your child to school with the appropriate clothing and shoes on those dates. PTL Update: The last meeting date of the year will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 8 th in the library. I want to thank all of the wonderful parents who have made the time to attend the meetings this year and support our school! Finally, keep a look out for the 3 rd trimester progress reports. They are due to be mailed home on Tues. May 1 st . Best regards, Shawn Dutkiewicz, Pennell Elementary Principal HAPPY SPRING! Dear Parents, We have a ton of exciting things coming up as we enter our last FULL month of the 11-12 school year! We have lots of MUSIC coming your way! We are very excited about our annual Spring Concert and Art Festival and Pennell/Parkside “A” and “B” Band Concerts! Students have worked extremely hard over the last several months in preparation for these wonderful spring events! The Spring Chorus Concert and Art Festival will be held on Thurs., May 3 rd at 7 pm. Look forward to some beautiful art work and songs of spring! Outdoor Classroom Update: pg. 2
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    What’s coming up in

    May?

    1st through

    18th

    Spring MAP Testing Window

    8th

    Pennell PTL Meeting 6:30 pm / Library

    11th

    14th

    15th

    24th

    25th

    28th

    Ice Cream Social 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Pennell “B” Band Concert 7:00 pm / Gym

    Pennell “A” Band Concert 7:00 pm / Gym

    Pennell Field Day

    1:15 Early Dismissal Day

    Memorial Day Holiday: NO SCHOOL

    PENNELL IN PRINT MAY 2012

    PENNELL ELEMENTARY 3300 RICHARD ROAD ASTON, PA 19014 610.497.6300 x 7500

    PENNELL ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER

    On Mon. May 14th, the Pennell/Parkside B-band will perform and on Tues., May 15th, the A-band will perform. We will be treated on both nights to a fantastic ensemble of talented musicians. Both concerts will be held in the Pennell gymnasium and begin at 7:00 pm.

    Our annual Field Day Event will take place on Thurs., May 24th, with the raindate being Friday, June 1st. Please be sure to send your child to school with the appropriate clothing and shoes on those dates.

    PTL Update: The last meeting date of the year will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 8th in the library. I want to thank all of the wonderful parents who have made the time to attend the meetings this year and support our school!

    Finally, keep a look out for the 3rd trimester progress reports. They are due to be mailed home on Tues. May 1st.

    Best regards, Shawn Dutkiewicz, Pennell Elementary Principal

    HAPPY SPRING!

    Dear Parents,

    We have a ton of exciting things coming up as we enter our last FULL month of the 11-12 school year! We have lots of MUSIC coming your way! We are very excited about our annual Spring Concert and Art Festival and Pennell/Parkside “A” and “B” Band Concerts! Students have worked extremely hard over the last several months in preparation for these wonderful spring events! The Spring Chorus Concert and Art Festival will be held on Thurs., May 3rd at 7 pm. Look forward to some beautiful art work and songs of spring!

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  • Our outdoor classroom and garden is taking shape!

    Recently, our garden area was cleared

    and plots were established that will be

    assigned to each grade level. As you

    can see in the picture, our learning

    center structure has been complete

    and is ready to house tools for

    learning and investigation.

    Over the course of three years, this

    has truly been a collaborative project

    in the making. Thanks to Pennell

    families, donations, local businesses

    and contractors, our outdoor

    classroom is coming ALIVE!

    We are aiming to re-dedicate and open our outdoor classroom in late May! Keep an eye out!

    Pennell Students Perform at SONG FEST!

    On March 30th, 5th grade students Emily

    Egan, Mollie McGroarty, and Nina

    Shicatano participated in the PMEA

    District 12 Song Fest at Westtown School.

    Emily, Mollie, and Nina performed with

    130 students from various elementary

    schools in our area. The girls rehearsed

    with Mrs. O’Kane for two months to

    prepare for the choral festival and

    performed in a concert to showcase their

    hard work and talent.

    Kudos to Emily, Mollie, and Nina for their

    hard work and dedication!

    GREAT NEWS TO SHARE...

    Nina Shicatano, Emily Egan, and Mollie McGroarty pose with their Pennell sign at the PMEA District 12 Song Fest at Westtown School.

    OUTDOOR CLASSROOM UPDATE...

  • By ~ John Clark and Sandy Johnston ~ Elementary Physical Education Teachers

    Rosemary Fowler, Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

    “Battleship” in the Pennell Gym

    Dance Off at “Aston in Action Night”

    “Oh the Places You’ll Go in P.E. Land with Dr. Seuss”

    Penn-Delco Elementary Physical Education, Priceless…

    The elementary physical education program moves through a skills progression that will allow the students to

    participate in a lifetime of sports, recreation, and dance programs. The skills progression begins in the primary

    grades with emphasis on locomotor such as jogging, running, leaping, and jumping and non-locomotor-

    balancing. As the students move up through the grades the skills based units introduce and develop catching,

    throwing, shooting, kicking, and volleying. All of these skills are taught using critical cues and assessed with

    various rubrics. For example, in the Throwing and Catching Unit a student would receive the critical cues for

    throwing: step in opposition to your throwing arm, throwing arm like an L, point to the target with your non-

    dominant hand, follow through as you release the ball. The student would then be given time to practice and

    pair-share with a partner giving feedback.

    The elementary physical education program develops sound mind and body. There are five domains of

    physical fitness: flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and body

    composition. Four of these domains are included in our program throughout the various units.

    Body composition is addressed by the school nurses. These domains are assessed during our Presidential

    Fitness Test that is administered to our students in grades 3-5.

    Other highlights in our physical education program include the adoption of the Phillies Phitness Initiative,

    Jump Rope for Heart sponsored by the American Heart Association, and everyone’s favorite ~ Field Day!

    Home/School Connection ~

    Start a fitness log. Set a few fitness goals such as, “Before bed I will do 50 push-ups,

    100 sits up, and 100 jumping jacks. Next time you are watching TV use the

    commercial time to do more push-ups, sits ups and jumping jacks. Record your

    progress in your journal. Continue to set new goals. You will be surprised at your

    accomplishments!

    SPOTLIGHT ON CURRICULUM

  • Each month, Pennell focuses on a core value/essential that we hope students will practice and apply in their

    daily lives. We recognize students who exemplify our core essentials by giving them “team tickets”. Team

    tickets are awarded to students and then displayed in our lobby. At the end of the month, students who

    received a team ticket are chosen randomly to have lunch with the Principal, Mr. Dutkiewicz.

    MAY’S MONTHLY VALUE: RESPONSIBILITY

    Responsibility – proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you

    Car Time –

    JUST FOR FUN:

    What is the longest you have ever been without food?

    DISCUSSION STARTER:

    The Emperor Penguin is the only penguin that breeds during the winter months in Antarctica. Because it’s so

    cold, the mother and father penguins have to go to great lengths for their babies to survive. The female lays

    the egg, and the father keeps it warm while she treks dozens of miles to the sea to get food. The parents go

    without food for nearly a month and have to defend the egg from predators while they care for their unborn

    chick.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    What are some ways that your parents take responsibility for you? What might happen if your parents suddenly became very irresponsible? What responsibilities do you have? What could happen if you didn’t follow through on those responsibilities?

    Rest – K-2: The Babe and I by: David Adler; A young boy and his family are living through the Great

    Depression of 1932 When he learns that his father does not have a job, he gets a job with his friend selling

    newspapers to help make money for his family. He sells all of his papers outside of Yankee Stadium due to

    the popularity of Babe Ruth and his stories in the paper. He even gets to meet the Babe!

    3-5: Summer Shepherd by: Bonnie Highsmith Taylor; During World War II, Jack, who had started getting in

    trouble at home, goes to work on his uncle's sheep ranch in Oregon, where he learns about responsibility,

    bravery, and getting along with others.

    Experience – We are all responsible for something. Some of us are responsible for children. Others are

    responsible for pets. Still others are responsible for picking up snacks for the ball game next weekend. But

    the one thing almost all of us must be responsible with is our money. Money can make life easier but more

    often than not, it makes life tougher. It all depends on how responsible you are with it. Start your child off

    right by setting up an allowance system in which he or she gives, saves, then spends his or her money. A

    typical percentage division could be: Give 20% (to a charity of your child’s choice), Save 20%, Spend 60%.

    But of course these can be tweaked.

    CORE ESSENTIALS: VALUE OF THE MONTH

  • With Scholastic Reading Counts your child participates in an independent reading program that tracks their success on the books they read, in and out of school. This technology-based program creates a personalized and engaging learning environment that ensures independent reading accountability.

    This year, our school-wide Reading Counts goal is 112,000,000!

    * As of April 25th 2012: Congrats to the students who have read at least 750,000 words!

    Students Total Words Read

    Emily Egan 3,567,018

    Colin Bradley 3,164,245

    Kyra Green 1,818,094

    Mollie McGroarty 1,800,919

    Chelsea Hendrix 1,694,610

    Sara Chodak 1,689,531

    Hannah Nearey 1,618,785

    Brooke Lawton 1,386,909

    Devin Widmaier 1,381,368

    Nicole Buscaglia 1,369,187

    Haweh Kwaidah 1,251,372

    Daniel Nearey 1,235,266

    Christian Hansen 1,235,141

    Arianna DePasquale 1,212,044

    Zach Seddon 1,187,612

    Christian Parker 1,161,507

    Dylan Mokshefsky 1,145,986

    Jayln Slaughter 1,144,034

    Zach Volturo 1,096,723

    Shalane Buck 1,056,441

    Jack Segool 1,051,584

    Shannon Purfield 1,049,976

    Luke Rice 1,042,942

    Ryley Marker 1,034,632

    Randy Marker 1,032,669

    Jason Bandjough 1,029,007

    Darren Panusky 1,025,739

    Jenna Ford 910,751

    Kylie Kane 882,989

    Nina Shicatano 865,871

    Kassidy Lambert 864,683

    Brett Michaels 855,714

    Kyri Colson 829,394

    Jared Volturo 821,902

    Anthony Ellis 814,778

    Claudia Miller 773,724

    READING COUNTS

    PENNELL IS MAKING

    GREAT PROGRESS IN

    READING COUNTS!

    WE ARE UP TO 27

    MILLION-WORD

    READERS AND MANY

    MORE NEARLY THERE!

    OUR STATUS UPDATE

    FOR THE 2011-2012

    YEAR IS:

    95,405,783

    95,405,783, / 112 MIL =

    85% OF OUR GOAL!

    KEEP UP THE GREAT

    WORK PENNELL!

  • “What’s on the fridge this month” is a page dedicated to those things that we want

    to celebrate here at Pennell... the things that could be deemed, “refrigerator

    worthy”!

    Congratulations to the following students, who are classroom

    winners for the Young Author’s writing contest:

    Room 101 – Evan Steveline – “The Dragon Lizard”

    Room 109 – Julia Lancellotti – “Mousetown”

    Room 107 – Kylie Shetter – “Seeing Stars”

    Room 108 – James Churchman – “The Plane Ride” and

    Samuel Park – “The Lost City”

    Room 211 – Brett Michaels – “Did You Ever Hear of Sharkzilla?”

    Room 212 – Madison Reilly – “The Mighty Tree” and

    Nicole Buscaglia – “A Long, Long Walk”

    Room 210 – Grace Lobb – “The Elf on the Shelf”

    Room 208 – Abigail Fisher – “Olivia the Brave”

    Room 206 – Teagan Williams – “The Nose”

    Room 209 – Sydney Parkinson –“The First Day of Second

    Grade”, Mitchell Resnick – “The First Day of School”, and

    Savannah Lewis – “The First Day of Third Grade”

    Room 205 – Nick Siekierski – “Little Major League”,

    Colin Bradley – “The Avalanche”, Sophia Belgiorno –

    “Sky Diving”, and Kiley Boyd – “Dancing Shoes”

    Room 204 – Kassidy Lambert – “Spider Island” and

    Luke Rice – “The War of the Immortals”

    Room 203 – Jenna Ford – “The Roof Worker and the Peanut Butter”

    Room 202 – Emily Egan – “Follow the Drinking Gourd” and

    Danny Nearey – “9/11/2011”

    Room 102 – Frankie Wingender

    Room 200 – Connor McDermond – “The Last Rocket Launch”

    Room 201 – Erin Nearey – “The Seashell” and

    Laura Mark –“Vlad Dracula”

    Many students were selected to compete at the

    county level, and Pennell had a WINNER!

    WHAT’S ON THE FRIDGE THIS MONTH?

    BIG CONGRATS TO...

    Holcomb Prevention’s Annual

    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug

    (ATOD) Awareness Poster Contest

    and Calendar award winners!

    1st grader Justin Maiorine (4th place).

    4th grader Olivia Nickerson (3rd place)

    1ST grader

    Justin

    Maiorine

    (4th place)

    Of the students that competed at the county level, 4th grade student Luke

    Rice won for his piece entitled, “The War of the Immortals”.

    HUGE CONGRATS to LUKE RICE!

  • “What’s on the fridge this month” is a page dedicated to those things that we want

    to celebrate here at Pennell... the things that could be deemed, “refrigerator

    worthy”!

    GREAT WRITING GETS RECOGNIZED!

    We have some wonderful writers here at Pennell Elementary! Recently, three of our students were

    recognized at the county level. Please take a few minutes to read their poetry...it is quite impressive!

    WHAT’S ON THE FRIDGE THIS MONTH?

    Carli Komorowski

    Grade 3

    First Place: Young Poets of Delaware County

    In January

    In January, the snow is falling. The smell of hot cocoa is flowing in the air.

    In January, bears are hibernating and will soon be seeking spring.

    In January, the fireworks are blowing. The sounds and excitement of a New Year coming,

    In January, there are many birthdays. Ages go higher and higher.

    In January the tastes of snowflakes melt in my mouth.

    In January, the feel of snow shivers me.

    In January

    Jason Bandjough

    Grade 5

    Third Place: Young

    Poets of Delaware County

    Cats

    A ghost of the alley

    A big furry tuft

    Circling round and round

    On beds filled with fluff

    Some have spots

    On silky tan fur

    Some have stripes

    A soft gentle purr

    Yellow, brown, black or gray

    Cats are good for any day

    Silky, soft, fluffy cat

    Admire them cause they’re all that!

    Gianna McFarland

    Grade 2

    Winner – Women’s Club

    of Aston (Poetry)

    I’m Gianna

    My hair is as blond

    as a lemon…

    My eyes are as blue

    as the sky…

    My lips are as red

    as a ladybug…

    I’m as cute

    as a baby…

    I’m Gianna McFarland!

  • Pennell Elementary is fortunate to have an extremely talented and dedicated staff of teachers,

    paraprofessionals, and support personnel. It is wonderful when they are recognized at the county

    level for their tremendous efforts! Pennell’s very own Mr. Santini and Mr. Clark were recently

    selected for excellence in education and making a difference with children!

    Mr. Santini, Pennell’s Autistic Support teacher was recently selected and recognized as one of

    the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union’s Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award

    winners!

    The Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes

    outstanding and dedicated teachers in Delaware County,

    Pennsylvania. Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union created this award

    in 2007 in partnership with Delaware County Intermediate Unit.

    All recipients were honored at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union’s

    Partners in Learning Celebration on April 19, 2012 and recognized in

    an edition of the Delaware County Daily Times.

    CONGRATULATIONS MR. SANTINI!

    Mr. Clark, the Pennell and Parkside Physical Education teacher was recently selected as a

    Making a Difference Award Winner by The Right to Education Task Force.

    The Right to Education Task Force was created in 1972 as part of the

    P.A.R.C. Consent Agreement that provided for a free, appropriate public

    education for children with mental retardation. In 1975, the Right to

    Education was extended by State regulations to include learning

    disabilities, physical handicaps, emotional difficulties and hearing,

    visual, speech, and language impairment. The purpose of the Local Task

    is to assist in improving education for all school-age children with

    special needs.

    The Making a Difference Award is meant to recognize staff members and students who have gone

    out of their way through their work, support of friendship and/or going out of their way to be

    accepting, understanding and make sure to include children of all abilities.

    The Making A Difference Annual Awards Ceremony, scheduled for May 22nd, will honor Mr. Clark

    and the other recipients (staff and students) from each of the 17 public and charter school districts

    in Delaware County.

    CONGRATULATIONS MR. CLARK!

    PENNELL TEACHERS RECOGNIZED!