Principal's Message

December 2018

Dear Pennoyer Families:

What a fantastic first half of the 2018-2019 year we’ve had at Pennoyer!  As we quickly approach winter break (Dec. 24- Jan 4) and everyone has the holidays on their mind, students and staff continue to work hard toward achieving their educational goals.  This month, all students in Kdg-8th will have an opportunity to show how much growth they have made since Fall on the NWEA/MAP benchmark assessment.   Look for student results to be sent home with report cards in January.  The second quarter comes to a close on January 19th.    

Please remind students to wear layers when coming to school.  While the temperature outside can be quite chilly, many of our classrooms remain quite warm.  Look to guidance from your child’s teacher as to how hot/cold their classroom runs so you know how to best dress your child.   During lunch recess, students in Kdg-5th grade are able to play in the snow if they have snow pants, boots, gloves and a hat.  We want students to have fun but we also want to make sure they are able to return to class after recess in dry clothes.  As always, throwing snow or ice is strictly prohibited.  Student safety in all regards remain our top priority at Pennoyer and as such, we appreciate parents sharing this message with their students.   
With winter weather comes snow, and with snow comes limited visibility.  Please be mindful when driving near Pennoyer during drop off and pick up times.   We have seen an increase in unsafe driving practices around the building during these times and we are extremely concerned about student safety. 

Students are excited to have an opportunity to shop for the holiday at the PTC Winter Workshop event Dec. 5-7th.  Please refer to information sent home by individual teachers regarding the day/time of your child’s visit.  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email the Pennoyer PTC at  I know they are always excited to see new faces come out and assist with events.  

As always, my door is open to you.  I want to hear any concerns, suggestions and/or joys you may about your child and/or Pennoyer School. 

With warmest regard,

Mrs. Gina Sierra