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August 2015

Dragon Families,

I hope this email finds you well! As you and your family enjoy the last days of 

summer, I wanted to reach out to all Pennekamp families with a few reminders 

for our upcoming year!! My PK team is very excited to welcome you and your 

child back to school and the 2015-16 school year!! Included in this email are a 

few reminders to make sure we have a fabulous start to this year.

Important Information about Pennekamp:

1. We strongly encourage that if possible, you walk or bike to school each day, 

as traffic and parking can be a concern. Please remember that the drop off 

lanes both on Rowell and Peck are for drop off only. As Dragon Valet 

volunteers begin to sign up to support continuous traffic movement, please 

remember to pull forward as much as possible and PLEASE NEVER LEAVE 

YOUR CAR UNATTENDED IN THE DROP OFF LANE. If you can’t walk to 

school daily please try each Wednesday to support PK’s Walk to School 

Wednesday!!

2. New Dragon Families and Incoming Kindergarten Social - Don’t forget to 

come and meet other PK families, get to know our PTA and how you can get 

involved!! See you Tuesday, August 25 from 2-3 PM at the Kindergarten 

play area!

3. Back to School Night for Kindergarten and TK will be on Tuesday, August 

25th from 3:30-4:30 PM. All other grades (1-5) will hold BTSN on Thursday, 

September 10 at 5 PM for the general PTA meeting and Classroom visits 

beginning at 6 PM.   

4. The First Day of School is Wednesday, August 26th. School will be in 

session from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM for GRADES 1-5. Kindergarten will run on 

normal schedule for both AM and PM sessions. AM classes will be from 8-

11:20 AM and PM class from 11:25 AM to 2:45 PM. 

5. Please make yourself familiar with our Pennekamp website as most questions 

can be answered here and be sure you are signed up to receive our school 

newsletter the Dragon Flash sent each Tuesday. The link provided can be 

used more than once to allow for multiple email address entries to keep PK 

families up to date with PTA events and important school updates. Use this 

link! If you still have school questions, please use Ms. Snook and Ms. 

Ratchford as your first point of contact. Any PTA related questions can go 

directly to Bonnie Darrow or Pennie Stepczyk, our PTA Co-Presidents.  

6. Please be sure to complete your InfoSnap online registration and if you need 

assistance retrieving your code please contact the main office. You will need 

to print your registration confirmation page for your child once your online 

registration is complete and turn it into your classroom teacher on the first day 

of school. 

7. Class placement for the upcoming year will be emailed to families Saturday, 

August 22nd in the morning. 

8. PK IS GOING GREEN! This year we will transition to a more environment 

friendly campus by reducing paper exchange via Tuesday envelop this year. 

We will fade the use of envelops to once a month beginning January of 2016 

and will direct parents to download forms from the PK website or limited hard 

copies will be available in the main office. Thank you in advance for 

supporting PK’s green effort! 

9. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for PK 101 and Pride Day on Saturday, 

August 29th to kick off the start of another great year!! Come out and support 

campus clean up and various campus tasks for the new year anytime from 

8:30 - 11AM. PK 101 will run from 9 -11 AM and is your chance to learn more 

about programs for the upcoming year and PTA involvement opportunities 

throughout the year!  We are still looking for a few more parents to support 

longstanding PK traditions so please come out and see how you can help 

grow our Dragon Community!! 

10. Parents of 1st - 5th grade students, you can purchase school lunches in 

advance. You can deposit as much as you like into your child’s lunch account. 

To deposit lunch money click here. 

Important Upcoming Events at PK - mark your calendar!!

(please use the pennekamp.org website for more specific times and locations) 

August 25th-  New and Incoming PK Dragon Family Social, TK/K Back to School 

Night

August 26th- First day of school 

August 29th- PK 101 and Pride Day 

September 7th - Labor Day (No School) 

September 10th- Back to School Night 

September 14th- Local Holiday (No School) 

September 18th- Dragon Jamboree

I want to welcome all the new Dragon Families and look forward to a fantastic 

year! I will see you soon and please contact the main office if you have any 

questions. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Brown