Principal's Message

Greetings!

The 2017-2018 school year is underway and we are off to a great start.   We have many exciting things going on at Pennoyer.  

Our academics are off to a strong start.  Students have been assessed with both MAP and AimsWeb to help us find the best way to target specific learning needs.  Small groups have been formed to further address those targets.  Grade level bands (Kdg-2nd/3rd-5th/6th-8th) have been meeting during Wednesday early dismissals to plan for our new intervention/enrichment/advisory block.   As we make our way through the year, teachers will continually meet to discuss student needs and further analyze data to ensure we are providing students with instruction that rigorous, relevant, differentiated and engaging.  

Once again the PTC and their dedicated group of volunteers have been working hard planning many fun and exciting activities for our students.  Keep an eye out for Wednesday and Friday communication for flyers outlining their upcoming events.  

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are happening on November 6th (3:00-7:00pm) and November 7th (8:00-1:00pm).  I strongly encourage all parents and guardians to make time to attend.  This is a perfect time to connect with your child’s teacher, take a look at their progress, and understand where they are headed academically for this school year.   It is important for us to have this contact time with you to make sure your child’s school year is a team effort.   This year we are moving to an online sign up for parents as well as a different format for our middle school grades.  Parents of junior high students will now have an opportunity to meet with as many of your child’s teachers as necessary.  Communication outlining this change will be sent home to parents in early October.     

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  

Best regards,

Mrs. Gina Sierra