Join us for some fun events during the 2023-24 school year!



  • 17-19 - Breakfast with a Buddy, 8:15-9:00 a.m. (volunteer HERE)
  • 23 - No School
  • 24-26 - PSSAs ELA (Grades 3-5)
  • 25 - Dine & Donate @ Duffer's Tavern, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • 30 - PSSAs Math (Grades 3-5)


  • 1 -PSSAs Math (Grades 3-5)
  • 2 - Spring Concert @ Rustin, 7 p.m.
  • 2-3 - PSSAs Science (Grade 4)
  • 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 9 - Home & School Meeting, 6 p.m. in the library (All are welcome!)
  • 10 - 4th Grade Pennsylvania Day
  • 15 - 4th & 5th Grade District Track Meet (wear track shirts, volunteer HERE) - rain date May 17
  • 22 - Art Show, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (volunteer HERE), Dine & Donate @ Dairy Queen Westtown, 3-10 p.m.
  • 24 - No School
  • 27 - No School
  • 30 - Science Day
  • 31 - Yearbook orders due (order HERE)



Yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Reminder: 5th graders automatically receive (1) yearbook included in their 5th grade fee, so you only need to submit the form for your 5th grader if you wish to order additional copies.


To order, log into and then click this LINK


You will also be able to find the order form by:

1. Logging into

2. Clicking on "My Account"

3. Scrolling down to "New Forms."

4. Select "2023-24 Yearbook Order Form"


$18.00 Regular Price - after April 5 (to May 31)



We recommend one yearbook per child. Yearbooks are distributed at the end of the school year where classmates often enjoy writing in each others' books. We encourage you to purchase yearbooks at this time because we need an accurate count before the final book goes for printing. A small amount of books may be accessible for purchase after the deadline for $20.00, but we cannot guarantee availability. 



breakfast with a buddy

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! What better way to start the day other than breakfast with one of your favorite people?  Join us for our annual Breakfast with a Buddy event April 17-19. We hope that you’ll join your favorite Penn Wood student(s) in making their day extra special.


RSVP and volunteer HERE by April 3.


Questions? Contact Sarah @




Dine & donate @ Duffer's


Grab lunch or dinner with your family and friends at Duffer's Tavern on Thursday, April 25!  Make sure to mention "Penn Wood" when dining in or ordering takeout and you'll be supporting our school.






WCASD Track & Field Day is Wednesday, May 15 (rain date May 17) for 4th and 5th grade students. Home & School will be providing shirts for all 4th grade students and any new 5th grade students. Shirts will be delivered to school and handed out the day of the event.


** 5th grade - Your child should re-use their t-shirt from last year and wear it to school on the day of the track meet. If you’d like to purchase a replacement for $5, click the above link and we will contact you for payment.


Also - MANY volunteers are needed for the Track Meet to be successful. Let's show up for our students, Penn Wood! You can volunteer HERE if you have your clearances.



PENN WOOD Art Show 2024

 Stop by the Penn Wood Art Show at school, hosted by our art teacher Ms. McLoone, on Wednesday, May 22 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. to see what our Penn Wood artists have been busy creating!


Volunteer to help at the Art Show HERE!


Penn Wood's Home & School Association has partnered with Dairy Queen at Westtown Marketplace, 1502 West Chester Pike, the same night so you can stop for ice cream before or after the event.  Our school will receive 20% of ALL SALES between 3-10 p.m.!  Make sure to share with your family and friends.  Thank you, Dairy Queen!



Art Show: Penn Wood Elementary

1470 Johnny's Way

West Chester, PA 19382

5:30-7:30 p.m.


Dine & Donate @ Dairy Queen

1502 West Chester Pike

West Chester, PA 19382

3-10 p.m.



A limited quantity of Penn Wood blankets are available to purchase. These blankets will make the perfect gift! They are warm, soft, 50X60 and have plenty of Penn Wood spirit. If interested, please contact Vicki Babylon at





pretzel fridays

Pretzel Fridays began on Friday, September 22.  Did you forget to sign up?  Sign up HERE if your student would like to receive pretzels each Friday for snack.


Please note- any orders not submitted by Tuesday night may not be included in that week since orders are sent to Philly Pretzel Factory on Wednesday.  Thank you for supporting the 5th Grade class!


Email with any questions.


classroom party sign up

Classroom parties are a favorite Penn Wood tradition and we are again using a SignUpGenius for all three parties at once.


Three volunteers will be able to sign up for each classroom per party.   Party volunteers will plan the snacks & activities. More details and guidelines will be sent from Home & School to the volunteers closer to the date of each party. One party remains:


· End of Year - Monday, 6/10/2024 is a PLACEHOLDER.  As it gets closer to June, each grade will select a date and time that works best with their schedule and volunteers will be notified ASAP. NOTE: The 5th Grade Committee plans the 5th Grade year-end party and the sign-up is organized separately.


Be sure to read the rules below BEFORE signing up.  Some of these rules increase the chances that each student will have a parent volunteer at one of their class parties during the year.  Thank you in advance for being considerate!


  • Please only sign up once for each child and once per day (parties may be the same time for different grades.)
  • Volunteers from the same household are limited to ONE party per child.
  • You must have all three volunteer clearances on file with Penn Wood's main office to volunteer.  (See for more information.)
  • You cannot bring siblings.
  • We recognize there may not be a spot for everyone who wants to volunteer. There will be two Alternate spots per classroom per party so if you do not get a spot, you can sign up as an alternate and you may be contacted if any of the original volunteers cannot attend. You can also keep your eye out for other volunteer opportunities on

Penn Wood Classroom Party Sign Up:


If you have any questions, please contact



school store

The PWE School Store will be open Tuesday & Thursday mornings before school from 8:30-9:00 a.m. The store is set up in between the cafeteria & gym and sells everything from school supplies (crayons, folders, erasers) to fun things (keychains, bookmarks, squeeze balls, bendable pencils) to PWE gear (stickers, bracelets, maybe more to come!). Everything is priced between $0.10 and $2.00.


Volunteers: We rely on volunteers to run the store and can’t open without them! Please consider signing up – it’s quick (30 min), your kid(s) will LOVE helping you run it, and the PWE students really enjoy shopping. Sign up here!  Volunteer clearances are required.


All Parents: Some kids have come in with special money ($2 bills, dollar coins), so you may want to check what they’re bringing in so they don’t part with special tooth fairy or other occasion gifts!


Thank you in advance for your support of the School Store!


Penn Wood chocolate bowl 2023-24

Our Penn Wood teachers and staff enjoy a chocolate treat, mints, and even hard candy every so often. Home & School started a bowl of chocolate in 2020 and we would like to keep this going. If you would like to send a big bag (possibly from Costco) or 2 of individually wrapped candies, please sign up below.


It doesn't have to be the exact date you signed up for but that week would be great. You can send candy in with your student and label the bag "Penn Wood Chocolate Bowl" or drop off to the main office.  There are about 60 staff members.


Sign up HERE.  Thank you!



Keep scanning those receipts to earn money for our school!

Download the Box Tops for Education app HERE

Search for Penn Wood Elementary School 



Our Home & School Association helps Penn Wood thrive with volunteers like you, so THANK YOU!


Want to get more involved in the 2023-24 school year?  There are many different ways to do this based on your individual interests and availability. You can:


1. See current Volunteer Opportunities under the My Account section of this website at any time.  If you're new to volunteering, don't hesitate to reach out to the contact listed in the SignUpGenius with any questions.

2. Attend an upcoming Home & School meeting.  Schedule is below and all are welcome!

3. Read more about all of Home & School's Committees under the "Our Team & Activities"

4. Work towards getting your volunteer clearances on file and up-to-date with the main office. These clearances will be needed for certain volunteer positions when in the presence of students (e.g. field trips, classroom parties). For more information, visit

5. Email with any questions!


penn wood cares

Penn Wood Home & School is thankful for the generous community support we've received over the years from these local and Penn Wood family-owned/operated businesses.  Please consider supporting these local restaurants and businesses in the future.  If your business would like to be added to the list, please email us at #pennwoodcares


Home & SCHOOL Meetings

All are welcome!

General Meetings are held in-person at school from 6-8 p.m. in the library.  See the 2023-24 schedule below:





Email with any questions.


Welcome to all the new and returning Penn Wood families! We look forward to connecting with you this year.  Please take some time to review some ways to connect & support Home & School below:



Please also take some time to review the items below to best connect and support Home & School:


  1. Register or log in to this website - this is your “one stop shop” for all things Home & School.
  2. Access the Online Directory under the Directory section of this website.  This is a secure part of this website so you must log in to view.  The more people that join, the more useful it is for play dates & birthday parties.
    • Need to update information?  Log in to this website then go to My Account --> Family Information to update your child's teacher info, add any new Penn Wood students, and confirm your contact info.  Please note: these updates do not flow back to the district's Parent Portal.  
    • Need to update what info is included in the Directory?  Go to My Account --> Directory Publish Preferences to update your preferences of what contact info is shown.
  3. Download the Membership Toolkit app (app version of for easy access to HSA event info, signups, online payments, directory & more.
  4. Have your clearances on file with the Penn Wood office so you’re ready to volunteer.
  5. Sign up for text reminders - download the Remind app and join class @pwehsa.
  6. Join & invite PWE friends to our private “Penn Wood Home and SchoolFacebook group to ask/learn from member questions.  Make sure to answer the security questions.
  7. Don't forget to scan your receipts into the Box Tops app and earn money for Penn Wood Elementary.