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Welcome To Penn Elementary
This is Penn Elementary School, where we work hard
"Making a Difference Every Day"!
2015 Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments Schedule
  • Please make sure your students are in attendance for their test days  and well rested.
  • Testing starts promptly at 9:20 in the morning and then again at 12:20 in the afternoon.
  • It is very important to have your students at school on time to start their tests.
  • Our SOL Review Site
  • SOL Test Taking Tips
4th Grade Reading - Tuesday, May 12th
5th Grade Reading - Wednesday, May 13th
3rd Grade Reading Part 1 - Thursday, May 14th
3rd Grade Reading Part 2 - Friday, May 15th

4th Grade Virginia Studies - Tuesday, May 19th
5th Grade Science - Wednesday, May 20th

4th Math Part 1 - Wednesday, May 27th
4th Math Part 2 - Thursday, May 28th ​​
3rd Grade Math Part 1 - Monday, June 1st
3rd Grade Math Part 2 - Tuesday, June 2nd
5th Grade Math Part 1 - Wednesday, June 3rd
5th Grade Math Part 2 - Thursday, June 4th

2nd Grade Earth Day Celebrations!
Wednesday at Penn ES, the 2nd graders celebrated Earth Day 2015 with classroom rotations of fun activities. With Mrs. Oles, the students planted flowers and talked about what they need to survive. Mrs. Lee took the students on a nature walk/scavenger hunt finding pine cones, flowers, tree bark, and maybe a squirrel or two! Ms. Draggoo collected items so the students could create a "trash to treasure" project, using recycled paper towel rolls, water bottles, cans and more. Mrs. Simpson had the students use recycled paper to create a hand print and then talked about how they can help the Earth. Mrs. Tabassum had the students drawing creative Earth Day themed scenes on the sidewalk. Students really used their nature smarts and background knowledge of the Earth and conservation while having fun and being creative. GO GREEN!  
Check out our picture slide show of the event here.
Muffins with Mom
 "Muffins With Moms"
Friday, May 1st 

Plan to join your children for breakfast in the school cafeteria at 8:00am for a special breakfast together.

 Please RSVP by returning the bottom portion of this flyer to school
by Friday, April 24th.


Just a reminder moms, the BOOK FAIR WILL BE OPEN DURING  
Muffins with Mom STARTING AT 8:00am 

Reading Fair

We are pleased to announce that we are having our first annual Reading Fair at Penn Elementary. This reading fair will have students selecting a great fiction book of their choice and interacting with it in a new way. The students will be making a tri-fold or poster display highlighting the important elements of the book that they have been learning in school. The goal is to energize readers and share great books with others. The week’s activities culminate on Wednesday evening (6:00- 8:00) with the Reading Fair Book presentations being displayed for viewing by families during the Penn Book Fair. Dues dates for the projects are:

  •  Monday, April 27th by 9:00am -  5th grade projects due
  •  Tuesday, April 28th by 9:00am - 4th grade projects due:
  •  Wednesday, April 29th by 9:00am - 2nd & 3rd grade projects due
  •  Wednesday, April 29th - Evening Reading Fair Book Presentations (6pm - 8pm)
    • ​​Projects will be displayed for viewing by families during the Penn Book Fair
  • To see examples of last year's Reading Fair Projects click here

*Tri-fold boards are available for purchase from the 2nd through 5th grade teachers for only $2.00.  

**There will be grade level judging of projects. Late projects may not be judged.
***Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be participating with projects they will work on with their classroom teachers. 

The following are each of the grade level requirements for the Reading Fair projects. 


Spring Book Fair
Take Me Out to the Book Fair! 
 We will be open for business on Tuesday, April 28th through Tuesday, May 5th. Many activities are planned to make it a Book Fair to remember. Our baseball-themed fair will cover all the bases. Check Out Our Book Fair Website for More Information
  • Family Night on Wednesday, April 29th from 6pm-8pm will be a double-header when the Book Fair teams up with the school wide Reading Fair. Students will swing for the fence by creating a display board about one of their favorite books. Prizes will be awarded for the entries that hit it out of the park! Families can run the bases throughout the school to see the lineup of projects and Uncle Slam from the Potomac Nationals will be on deck to help you root for your favorite Penn player. And it wouldn’t be a ballgame without food! The Cafeteria Concession Stand will be serving up free hot dogs and chips! So suit up in your baseball jerseys and hats and help the home team bat a thousand at the fair. It’s a great place to catch a good book! PLAY BALL! 
Check back to this announcement for information about our Online Book Fair


Field Day
Penn Elementary Field day is Friday, May 22nd!     
     We need lots of volunteers to run stations. The Volunteer Form can be uploaded here or from Wednesday Folder Page .You may volunteer for a specific grade level, morning/afternoon shift, or all day.
     If you can help, please fill in the form, detach and return to your child's teacher.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your shift so you can check in and get your assigned station.
     If you need more information or you’re interested in volunteering please contact Mr. Perelli, PE Teacher, at or Joanne Morgan, Penn Volunteer Coordinator, at
Thank You!     

Times for the grades are:
  • 3rd 9:45-10:30
  • 5th 10:35-11:20
  • 4TH 11:25-12:10
  • 2ND 12:45-1:30
  • K 1:35-2:20
  • 1st 2:25-3:10
Thank you for your Support!

Year Book
Remember our Smiles - 2014-2015 Yearbook
Pre-order your Penn Elementary Yearbook NOW!  

The Penn Elementary yearbook celebrates our school with 60 colored pages.Included are wonderful school memories with school events, students and staff.  Pre-order your Penn Elementary Yearbook NOW! Please fill out the following information

Healthy Snack
Penn Celebrates Healthy Living with Healthy Snack Day:

May 1st - Go-Gurt Yogurt Squeezes

The Class with the most BOX TOPS collected will receive a PTO Sponsored Popcorn Party!For more information go to

School Information
Wednesday Folder Information online    
Communicacion del Folder de Miercoles   
Riding the bus is a privilege not a right
Penn PTO Information Found Here!

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If you have registered in the past you DO NOT have to register again, you will use the username and password you created in the past to login. Penn Portal Information Here

Renaissance Home Connect is a feature of the Accelerated Reader program that allows the teacher, you and your child to share information about their progress in Accelerated Reader.  It can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.   Read More

We here at Penn Elementary would like to send abig thank you to Lowes for donating paint sticks to the library. A special thank you goes to Mr. Sanchez, one of our wonderful Penn parents, who made this possible. Each student is given a stick that has their ID number, reading level, user name and password for the reading programs used at school. THANK YOU Lowes & Mr. Sanchez for supporting the literacy program here at Penn!


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