Principal's Message

October 2019

Dear Pennoyer Families:


The 2019-2020 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 enrichment/intervention/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 school.  Students have already participated in a PTC Pizza lunch, the Scholastic Book Fair and Walk-a-Thon.   Please come out to Pennoyer for their annual Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 18th.  Also keep an eye out for our Wednesday school communication flyers outlining more upcoming events.  Consider attending a PTC meeting to learn more about upcoming events.   

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are happening on October 10th.  I strongly encourage all parents and guardians to make time to attend.  This year Pennoyer has moved to a student-led format and students are excited to share their goals, strengths, and progress with their families.  The end of the first trimester is November 8th with report cards being sent home on Friday, November 15th.  As the days become shorter, it’s hard to believe we will be preparing for the holidays in just a few months.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.  

Best regards,

Mrs. Gina Sierra