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Pennington's Variety Show LOCATION has changed! We will now have this event at Brentsville High School. The Variety Show is Friday, April 29 at 7:00. Tickets are $2.00. See you there!
 
Budget Uncertainty
Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts  


 
Appliance Connection
Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
WELCOME TO PHILIP MICHAEL PENNINGTON SCHOOL!
Blue Green Day Schedule
Monday
May 2
Day 6

 
 
Tuesday
May 3
Day 1
 
Wednesday
May 4
Day 2
Thursday
May 5
Day 3


 
 Friday
May 6
Day 4
SCHOOL HOURS   9:00AM - 3:40PM 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE CELEBRATION!

SPRING SOL SCHEDULE
The schedule for the upcoming 3rd - 8th Grade Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments is available. Please see the schedule and mark the dates on your calendars for you and your student's information. Your teachers will have more information forthcoming regarding preparation and testing days.
Please make sure that your child have a good night's sleep prior to the testing day, as well as a healthy breakfast on the day of, to help them do their best! **Please communicate as soon as possible any absences that will result in your student needing to retake the tests. (If you are not going to be at school on the day of the assessment, please notify the school as far in advance as possible so that he/she can take the test earlier.)


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE 2016 SPRING SOL SCHEDULE

Information regarding Expedited Retakes and
         Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) 
              (only grades 3,6,7,8)                               
Parents need to return the permission slip for retakes by May 2.




 
BIRD'S EYE VIEW FOR APRIL IS ONLINE!



Pennington's April
Newsletter is ONLINE! Follow the
link to our newsletter and sign
up to receive updates as they
are created monthly! (Please note 
that changes are made to the newsletter
online during the month, and the 
best way to stay informed is to
click "FOLLOW")

   "A Bird's Eye View"

April Yearbook
 
Yearbooks are now available for purchase online. www.ybpay.lifetouch.com
School Code: 10467416
Cost:  $20.00 FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL
For an additional cost, you can choose to add upgrades to your child's yearbook, such as:
  • Additional Autograph Page $1.00
  • Current Events Insert $3.00
  • Yearbook Stickys (removable stickers) $2.00 Gold Foil Name on Cover $5.00
Please contact Mrs. Anderson at anderseh@pwcs.edu if you have any questions.
 
 
A Tisket A Tasket - We Need A Class Basket!


 
Over the past few years, our PTO has funded many items to improve our students’ learning, including subscriptions to online programs, projectors for the Smart Boards, programs and more. One of the most popular fundraising events of the school year is the Spring Fling which includes baskets. Each class puts together a themed gift basket to be auctioned off during the fling. These baskets are amazing and elaborate, and raise a ton of money for the school! We are once again asking for your help with class baskets. Download the file to see what basket your child’s class has been assigned and help by filling it up! We look forward to all of the creative and amazing baskets that will join our auction! Thank you so much for your support!
 

The fourth annual Health and Physical Education Amazing Race


The fourth annual Health and Physical Education Amazing Race is a fun physical challenge where two teammates race throughout the Prince William County Community Expo grounds, solving clues and performing a special challenge at each of the 10 Pit Stops. First teams back that correctly complete each Pit Stop will earn awards!

The Prince William County Community Expo
When: Saturday, May 21
Where: Pfitzner Stadium Complex
7 County Complex Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Elementary School Amazing Race Team = One Student and One Adult
11:30 am check-in and registration
12 noon Start Time
Middle and High School Amazing Race Team= 2 students
1 pm check in and registration
1:30 pm Start Time

 
FREE event
**First 20 teams to pre-register and race get a FREE event t-shirt!**
 
Prizes to the Top Place Finishers include:
$50, $30, $15 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards/Gift Cards/Fitness and Recreation Prizes/Splash Down Water Park passes…and more!

Join Pennington as we Team up with 'Feed My Starving Children"


Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that provides food to help communities in developing countries become self-sustaining. FMSC's approach is simple: volunteers hand pack scientifically designed meals, which are shipped to partners in nearly 70 countries and used to run orphanages, clinics, schools, missions, and community feeding programs.
 
Pennington has signed up to assist with this event on Sunday, May 15th, from 3:00pm - 5:30. You have the opportunity to get involved and make a real difference as you perform your community service hours! We would love to see as many Blue jays as we can showing their support for their community! (*Note: Pennington has registered for May 15, however, there are other days available for families if you are unable to join at that time.)
 
WHEN
Join Mrs. Stockton on Sunday, May 15th, 3-5:30pm
WHERE
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
 
Your family can earn school community service hours doing this special project together. Parents will need to stay with their children during the event.
You can also make an online donation directly to this event at www.fmsc.org/MobilePack.
 
Stonewall Jackson Track 1 Mile Fun Run 2016
 
Date & Location
Saturday, April 30th
Stonewall Jackson High School (main entrance)


Events
Check in Time: 8:00-8:45 AM
Registration: 8:00 AM-8:45 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM (kids first)

 
Registration & payment
Visit: SJraiders.org! Cash, or check payable to SJHS- put “Track” in the memo.

Registration Fee: Adults $10/ High School $10
                           Middle School $5/ Elementary $2   
T-Shirt:    $10
T-shirt! *Only guaranteed if you sign up by 4/22/16

For more information and the registration form, click here

 

Parent to Parent Connect Survey
On behalf of the Parent to Parent Connect Committee, we hope you are having a great First year at Pennington.  We hope the transition for your child was a smooth one and that they are excited about their new school.  We are looking for feedback on the Parent to Parent Connect Committee and would appreciate if you could take the time to fill out a short survey.  Thank you.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLT3CYD
Running Club

The Pennington Running Club will meet every Monday throughout the months of March and April with the exception of Spring Break.
 
Volunteer Hour Info
      Are you on track to complete your
  required parent volunteer hours this year?
 
Did you know?       As of March 4, parents have just under three months, until May 31, to complete their required parent volunteer hours for this school year.
 
Are you on track?      You are registered.  You have volunteered at Pennington.  You are on target to complete your hours, and all of your hours are logged in the v-volunteer system.
 
What can you still do?  Complete your registration.  Ask your child's teacher if s/he needs a volunteer.  Participate at Pennington Meetings:  PTO, Advisory Council, Admin/Parent Roundtable, or PEP.  Assist the cafeteria hostess - daily from 10:30 until noon (first come, first served; no appointment necessary).  Chaperone your child’s field trip or other classroom activity.  Participate in the Spring Beautification Day (Saturday), and help with the Spring Festival (contact the PTO President directly).

Questions?      Refer to your parent volunteer registration packet, your student’s agenda, the Pennington website, or contact the volunteer coordinator in the front office (703.369.6644).
 
Pick-up/Drop Off Safety Reminders
Parents,
Please read the safety reminder for our morning and afternoon car-pool pick-up and drop-off. There have been recent concerns regarding cell-phone usage and other potential safety hazards during these times. We appreciate your help in assuring the safety of all our Bluejays on a daily basis.
School of Excellence
We did it again! Congratulations to Pennington for achieving School of Excellence 2014-2015! It's a team effort and we couldn't do it without the students, parents or our terrific staff! Way to Go!!!

Parent Volunteer Hours Qrtly Update

 The 2nd quarterly update is now available at the left
 blue navigation button.

 From the drop down, locate your family's hours next to
                             your Parent Pick Up Number (not the carpool/walker number).                


Pennington 5K & Hero Mile Highlights

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