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  • What’s coming up

    April?

    2nd

    6th

    School resumes from Spring Break Pennell’s first SPRING FEST 12 – 4 pm

    8th

    through

    19th

    9th

    3rd, 4th, 5th Grade PSSA Math and Reading Assessment

    PTL Meeting 6:30 pm / Library

    23rd Reading Olympics

    Competition Marple-Newtown H.S. 7:00 pm

    24th and 25th

    4th Grade PSSA Science Assessment

    26th May 2nd

    1:15 Early Dismissal / Teacher In-service

    Spring Art Fest and Chorus Concert 7 pm / gymnasium

    PENNELL IN PRINT APRIL 2013

    PENNELL ELEMENTARY

    3300 RICHARD ROAD * ASTON, PA 19014 * 610.497.6300 x 7500

    PENNELL ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER

    Happy April Parents!

    The 2013 Jump-a-thon was a HUGE Success! Pennell physical education teacher, Mr.

    Clark organized another tremendous Jump-a-thon that resulted in an equally

    tremendous donation to the American Heart Association! Thanks to the Pennell

    community, Pennell Elementary raised $7,000! Combined with the other district

    elementary schools, Penn-Delco donated over $20,000 to the American Heart

    Association! Way to go!

    The results of the Jump-a-thon further demonstrate the incredible generosity of the

    Pennell community, and our drive to support health and wellness within Pennell’s

    academic program. Our “Fit 2 Learn” theme has produced some wonderful results so

    far. In fact, Mr. Clark was recently notified that the American Heart Association is

    recognizing Pennell Elementary as a “Fit Friendly” work place!

    Thank you for your continued efforts to support Pennell Elementary!

    Best regards,

    Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz, Pennell Principal

    Pictured left to right: 1st Grader, Megan Sarosy, Aston/Coebourn Phys. Ed. Teacher, Mrs.

    Johnston, American Heart Association Representative, Pennell/Parkside Phys. Ed. Teacher,

    Mr. Clark, 1st Grader, Sammy Ziviello.

  • The Pennell JUMP-A-THON was a Success!

    Led by our Physical Education

    teacher, Mr. Clark, Pennell

    students participated in another

    successful Jump-a-thon event!

    Pictured below, students

    participate in Mr. Clark’s Jump-a-

    thon stations.

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO MARCH’S CORE ESSENTIAL OF THE MONTH RECIPIENTS!

    The following students were recognized for showing the core value of HONESTY!

    KINDERGARTEN - 1ST GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Justin Celentino 101

    Jordan Hand 101

    Jack Leiby 103

    Bruce O’Donnell 103

    Oseiga Iyobhebhe 107

    Arianna English 107

    Katie Kuehl 107

    Mikya Jackson 101

    Delaney Kilgore 101

    Luke Novak 108

    Sarah Kunze 108

    Luke Novak 108

    Patrick Willey 109

    Juliana Valente 109

    2ND GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Amanda Southern 210

    Andrea DeSantis 210

    Jason Papotto 211

    Emma Parkhill 211

    Sean Blake 212

    Samantha Westenberger 212

    Gianna Zivello 211

    Sam Park 210

    3RD GRADE RECIPIENTS Bridget Nearey 206

    Hannah McGroary 206

    Joe Holloman 208

    Hailey Twardowski 208

    Joyce Cardwell 209

    Jakob Steffy 209

    Erin Kelly 206

    Marqus Dorazio 206

    4TH GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Patrick Gill 203

    Madison Schaefer 203

    Mitchell Resnick 204

    Grace Pena 204

    Alyssa Shockley 205

    Ryan Nearey 205

    Tyler Davidson 203

    Brandon Cairy 203

    5TH GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Gabbie Lobb 200

    Randy Marker 200

    Destin Pagan 201

    Jessica Hastings 201

    Kassidy Lambert 202

    Josh Gindle 202

    Zach Seddon 200

    Jalyn Slaughter 201

    WHAT’S ON THE FRIDGE THIS MONTH?

  • 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.

    APRIL’S MONTHLY VALUE: FRIENDSHIP Spending time with someone you trust and enjoy.

    JUST FOR FUN: What was your favorite toy when you were

    younger? Why?

    DISCUSSION STARTER: In the movie Toy Story, all the toys

    in Andy’s room look up to the boy’s favorite cowboy,

    Woody. Then, on Andy’s birthday Andy gets a new toy—a

    spaceman called Buzz Lightyear. When Woody sees what

    Buzz can do, he gets jealous. He’s afraid that Andy has

    forgotten him. But after a series of events that leads both

    toys to work together through dangers and mishaps, Woody

    comes to realize there is enough room for both of them in

    Andy’s life.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    Do you have a “best friend?” Has there ever been a time when you thought they suddenly liked someone else better than you?

    How did you feel or what did you do when that happened? What can you do to prevent jealousy from ruining a good friendship? What are some things you can do with others to help make your friendship grow stronger?

    Rest –

    K-2: Enemy Pie by: Derek Munson; It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the

    house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to

    get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the

    enemy!

    3-5: The Faithful Friend by: Robert D. San Souci; On the lush tropical island of Martinique lives Clement

    and Hippolyte, two inseparable friends. When Clement falls in love with the beautiful Pauline, Hippolyte

    agrees to join his best friend on his journey to propose marriage. But when Pauline accepts Clement’s

    proposal, it enrages her uncle Monsieur Zabocat—reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard. To prevent the

    wedding, the old wizard lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap, forcing him to choose between his friend’s

    safety and his own.

    Experience – The friends your child chooses are critical influences in their lives. Ask your child what qualities he

    or she looks for in a friend and why it is important to have friends you can trust. After talking about true friends,

    plan a weekend this month to host a fun slumber party with the friends your child most trusts and enjoys. Plan

    the party together with your child, then sit back and enjoy watching him or her grow healthy relationships!

    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 113,000,000!

    As of March 22nd 2013: Congrats to the students who have read at least 950,000 words!

    Students Total Words Read

    Jalyn Slaughter 3,535,194

    Darren Panusky 3,258,840

    Sara Chodak 2,655,461

    Chelsea Hendrix 2.509,998

    Colin Bradley 2,357,360

    Nicole Buscaglia 2,000,060

    Kelsey Celestino 1,911,793

    Christian Hansen 1,747,073

    Devin Widmaier 1,743,114

    Shannon Purfield 1,477,831

    Randy Marker 1,249,413

    Jenna Ford 1,303,671

    Ryley Marker 1,240,903

    Sophia Pantuliano 1,237,674

    Shalane Buck 1,149,319

    Luke Rice 1,147,218

    Abigail Otsyina 1,106,672

    Zachary Seddon 1,087,320

    Jacqueline Oldham 1,086,109

    Justin Hassel 1,082,259

    Nicholas Maiale 1,068,657

    Ava Ruggieri 1,066,292

    Brett Michaels 1,001,571

    Emmanuel Otsyina 959,210

    Erin Kelly 903,869

    READING COUNTS

  • Technology…Transforming

    Teaching and Learning

    By Barbara Hagerty, Instructional Technology Coordinator

    Online learning has become an important aspect to education. Higher education has been using online tools

    for a number of years to share content and have students collaborate on projects. Having the ability to do so

    in the K-12 environment will better prepare our students for college. As higher education has continued to

    utilize online learning, a number of businesses have also incorporated it to train their employees. In

    addition to training, businesses can work globally through the use of online collaboration.

    In Penn-Delco School District, we use My Big Campus. My Big

    Campus is a safe, social networking site that allows students and

    teachers to share information and work together. My Big Campus

    allows for online file storage, submission of schoolwork to the

    teacher, collaboration among peers, and is monitored for use and

    language. If you have access to the Internet, you have access to My

    Big Campus. Links to access the website are listed below in the

    Home/School Connection. In addition to the website, there are

    mobile apps available for both Android and iOS devices that can be

    downloaded for free.

    A new feature to My Big Campus is the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal allows you to view the groups that

    your student(s) are a part of, view their schoolwork, and their online activity. To sign up for a free Parent

    Portal account, visit our parent resource page at http://www.pdsd.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=4445.

    We welcome you to be part of the My Big Campus online community as we continue to prepare our students

    for college and career readiness.

    Home/School Connection:

    My Big Campus App available through Android and iTunes Market for free

    My Big Campus website for student access: http://www.mybigcampus.com/

    My Big Campus website for parent access: http://parents.mybigcampus.com/

    Penn-Delco School District Digital Citizenship page:

    http://www.pdsd.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=4444

    SPOTLIGHT ON CURRICULUM

    http://www.pdsd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4445http://www.mybigcampus.com/http://parents.mybigcampus.com/http://www.pdsd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4444