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  • What’s coming up

    May?

    2nd

    6th

    6th

    through

    10th

    Spring Art Festival and Chorus Concert - 7:00 pm

    NMS 6th Grade Parent Orientation

    Math Night for Parents – Aston Elem. 6:30 pm

    Spring Book Fair During library

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Spring MAP Testing

    13th

    14th

    5th Grade Shadow Day at NMS

    FINAL PTL Meeting 6:30 pm / Library

    17th Field Day

    21st

    23rd

    24th

    27th

    “A” Band Spring Concert 7:00 pm / SVHS

    “B” Band Spring Concert 7:00 pm / SVHS

    1:15 pm Early Dismissal

    Memorial Day No School

    PENNELL IN PRINT MAY 2013

    PENNELL ELEMENTARY

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

    PENNELL ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER

    Happy May Parents!

    Although PSSA testing consumed most of the month of April, we had some wonderful

    things to celebrate here at Pennell!

    On Monday, April 22nd, we formally re-dedicated and opened our outdoor classroom.

    The ceremony included special guests from the past and present, and between our

    student body and guests, over 500 people were in attendance. More information and

    pictures can be found on the Pennell and P.D.S.D. Facebook pages, and page 2 of this

    newsletter.

    Pennell also had two special visitors on Friday, April 26th. Dr. Jerry Joyce and Dr. Gregg

    Amore from DeSales University spent several hours at Pennell, touring our school and

    presenting us with the PA School of Character banner shown in the picture. Our next

    challenge...to earn National School of Character honors!

    Pictured left to

    right:

    Dr. Jerry Joyce,

    DeSales University,

    Mr. Shawn

    Dutkiewicz,

    Pennell Principal,

    Mrs. Fran Im,

    Pennell Guidance

    Counselor, and

    Dr. Gregg Amore,

    DeSales University.

    As mentioned, PSSA testing consumed a great deal of our time in April. I want to thank

    our parents and students again for their focus and efforts on this very important annual

    state assessment. We are confident that the hard work will once again bring very

    positive results that we can share at the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

    Best regards,

    Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz, Pennell Principal

  • On Earth Day, Monday,

    April 22nd, Pennell

    formally re-dedicated and

    opened our outdoor

    classroom!

    The classroom has been a

    school-community project

    in every sense of the

    word! Over the last five

    years, we have been very

    thankful for the

    generosity, time, and

    energy that the Pennell

    PTL and community has

    put into this wonderful

    endeavor!

    The ceremony included some special

    guests including: Mr. John Monaghan,

    previous Pennell Principal, Pennell

    retirees, Mrs. Jackie Abrams and Mrs.

    Molly Klein, family members of the

    people in which the classroom was

    dedicated (Jason Voss, Cooper Hall,

    Stewart Smith, and Tom Calvecchio),

    P.D.S.D. Superintendent, Dr. Steinhoff,

    Assistant Superintendent, Dr. McGloin,

    HR Director, Mrs. Albence, and School

    Board President, Mrs. Kim Robinson.

    We are very grateful for their time and

    support!

    THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM IS OPEN!

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

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

    KINDERGARTEN - 1ST GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Dino DiEmidio 103

    Molly Ann Mucklow 103

    Sean Nolan 101

    Christian Durkee 101

    Mikya Jackson 101

    Seamus McGroary 107

    Nathan Panusky 107

    Riley Johnston 108

    Octavius Slaughter 108

    Delaney Kilgore 101

    Landon Stafford 109

    Nick Pellegrino 108

    Justin Hickman 109

    Matthew Gartland 108

    2ND GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Sophia Esposito 210

    Justin Maiorine 210

    Janay Kennon 211

    Tyler Digan 211

    John Nolek 212

    Sophia Possenti 212

    Andrew Parker 211

    Ava Calvecchio 211

    3RD GRADE RECIPIENTS Alex Volturo 206

    Kathryn Gricco 206

    Madison Reilley 208

    Dora Sy 208

    Catherine Taylor 209

    Jaimy Johnston 209

    Darren Panusky 206

    Patricia Young 209

    4TH GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Brandon Cairy 203

    Kristine Guenther 203

    Brenden Howley 204

    Julia McGehean 204

    Ethan Papa 205

    Kaylie Hunt 205

    Patrick Gill 203

    Tyler Thornton 204

    5TH GRADE RECIPIENTS

    Gabbie Lobb 200

    Jared Kosierowski 200

    Riley Price 200

    Jaimee Higgins 201

    Ryley Marker 201

    Makaila Carter 202

    Breanna Kalb 202

    Jenna Ford 201

    WHAT’S ON THE FRIDGE THIS MONTH?

    HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our

    Young Author Winners!

    Darren Panusky – Ms. Raucci – "The Big Fish and the Three Sharks"

    Sarah Gartland – Mr. Zebley - "The Fight"

    Caitlin McShane – Mr. Gorniok - "My Trip on the RMS Titanic"

    Randy Marker – Mrs. McDougall – “Inside the Park"

    Alyssa Michael – Mrs. Wood - "The Dark Tunnel"

    Patrick Gill – Mrs. Nielsen - "My Magic Potion"

    Sarah Kunze – Mrs. Lindsey - "Snowman Secrets"

    HUGE CONGRATS to the Woman’s Club of Aston –

    Student Literature Contest Winners!

    Poetry Division

    Grade 1

    2nd Place – Jackson Nagle – Mrs. Lindsey – “Red”

    3rd Place – Matthew Garland – Mrs. Lindsey – “Black”

    Grade 3

    1st Place – Ryan McKenna – Mrs. Lumley – “All About Me”

    2nd Place – Emily Zarmanian – Mrs. Lumley – “This is Why I Love April”

    Short Story Division

    Grade 1

    1st Place – Vincent Hanobeck – Mr. Sciecinski – “The Beach”

    2nd Place – Abby Carr – Mr. Sciecinski – “Sea Isle City”

    3rd Place – Cayden Price – Mr. Sciecinski – “When I Am A Spy” Grade 2

    1st Place – Cole Postlewait – Mrs. Rosset – “My Pop Pop’s Boat”

    2nd Place – Lindsay Nearey – Mrs. Rosset – “The House”

    3rd Place – Catherine Diamond – Mrs. Rosset – “The Black-Headed Dragon” Grade 5

    1st Place – Emma Robinson – Mrs. McDougall –

    “My Cheerleading Competition”

  • 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:

    PATIENCE - waiting until later for what you want now

    Open Wide – JUST FOR FUN: What is your favorite food?

    DISCUSSION STARTER:

    Did you know that a spider is one of the most patient creatures?

    While other animals rely on their strength and speed to capture

    their food, a spider must rely on her ability to spin a web. The more

    time she spends weaving an elaborate, complex web, the more

    attractive it will be to her next meal. Once the web is spun, a spider

    must wait patiently for her meal to fly into her delicately-woven

    trap.

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

     How does a spider show patience?

     What are some things that you have to wait for?

     What is hard about waiting?

     Can you think of one reason why patience is important?

    REST:

    K-2: Horton Hatches the Egg by: Dr. Seuss; Poor Horton. The kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its

    mother, the good-for-nothing bird Lazy Mayzie, takes a break. Little does Horton know, Mayzie is setting off for a

    permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a

    freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. Further indignities await, but Horton’s

    patience is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of... an elephant-bird.

    3-5: A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 by: Kathryn Lasky; A

    Pilgrim girl makes the dangerous journey on the Mayflower to a new world filled with promise and unexpected

    hardships.

    EXPERIENCE: We all have things we want. And we want them NOW. But rarely, are we able to get what we want

    as soon as we want it. Whether it’s a new skateboard, video game, or pool float, we all have to learn to wait until

    later for what