Join us for some fun events during the 2022-23 school year!



  • 2 - "Snow Day" (wear your Snow shirt or the color yellow to school)
  • 3 - Orders Due for Valentine Treats (Order HERE)
  • 9 - Home & School Meeting 6-8 p.m. in library (All are welcome!)
  • 10 - Sweetheart Dance, 6-8 p.m. (Purchase tickets HERE and volunteer HERE), Dine & Donate @ Bierhaul, Valentine Treats Pick Up 5-6:30 p.m.
  • 16 - Beginner Strings Concert, 7 p.m.
  • 17 - Half Day (12:10 p.m. Dismissal)
  • 20 - Presidents' Day, No School
  • 21 - Dine & Donate @ Olive Tree Greek Grill, 4-8 p.m.
  • 23 - Book Fair Begins



Valentine Treats Sale

Cakepops! Hot Cocoa Bombs! Heart Cakes!


Along with "Cakes and Candies by Maryellen", Penn Wood Home & School Association is offering the opportunity to purchase adorable Valentine-themed treats and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Penn Wood!


How to place an order:

1. Complete this ORDER FORM on/before Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

2. Total your order and immediately send payment via Venmo to @maryellen-derr. In Venmo, add the comment: PW(heartemoji)(Your Last Name).

3. Pick up your order from Penn Wood (1470 Johnny's Way) on Friday, February 10th, 2023 between 5-6:30 p.m. at the front of the school. You will be emailed with further instructions.


 Thank you for your support!


sweetheart dance 

Join us for Penn Wood's first Sweetheart Dance on February 10th!  Log in and purchase tickets HERE!


The Sweetheart Dance committee is looking for parent volunteers to help with the craft and snack tables. Please sign up to volunteer using this LINK.

Dine & Donate @ bierhaul

Grab dinner before the Sweetheart Dance at Bierhaul and 10% of your food purchase will be donated back to Penn Wood!  Were you not asked to the dance?  Spend your night at Bierhaul instead!


penn wood night out @ philadelphia union 

Join your classmates for a Penn Wood Night Out at the Philadelphia Union soccer game on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.!
Cost is $30 per ticket and families will be seated together in one of the orange endline sections. 
Purchase tickets HERE.
Please note: Demand for Union games is at an all-time high so the Union rep recommended anyone interested should purchase tickets ASAP because they anticipate selling out all home games this year and will not have more inventory if there is high interest.






school store IS OPEN - volunteers needed!


The school store is open and the kids are loving it! All we need is a few volunteers to help run it. Who doesn't love to see those smiling faces in the morning?


The store will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, set up at 8:30 a.m. and break down at 9:00 a.m. There can be one or two volunteers running the store per day but you must have your clearances on file with the school in order to do so.


Sign up to volunteer HERE!



penn wood chocolate bowl 2022-23 

Our Penn Wood teachers and staff enjoy a chocolate treat, mints, 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 exactly date you signed up for but that week would be great. There are about 60 staff members.




Classroom Party Sign Up

Classroom parties are a favorite Penn Wood tradition and we are again using a SignUpGenius for volunteers.


Three volunteers will be able to sign up for each classroom per party and 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. The remaining party is:


· End of Year - date TBD (will be one of the last half days of school in June) - 5th Grade Party will be organized separately by the 5th Grade Committee


Be sure to read the following prior to signing up:

  • Please only sign up once for each child and once per day (since parties may be the same time for different grades.)
  • You must have all three volunteer clearances on file with Penn Wood's main office to volunteer.
  • 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:




Keep scanning those receipts to earn money for our school!

Download the Box Tops for Education app HERE

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yearbook - Call for photos!

Attention Penn Wood Parent Photographers! Our school has many amazing events planned that could make this year’s yearbook packed with fun photo ops.


We are already collecting photos for:

🐻 Chalk the Walk

🐻 Ice Cream Social

🐻 Fall FUNdraiser Dance-athon

🐻 Fall Movie Night

🐻 Field Trips

🐻 Dine & Donates

🐻 Prized Pumpkin Social

🐻 Halloween Parade

🐻 Classroom Parties

🐻 Winter Concert



If volunteering for yearbook layout or book distribution might not fit your schedule, consider collecting photos and submitting to Thank you! 📸



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


Want to get more involved in the 2022-23 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.

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

3. Complete the Volunteer Interest form to tell us more about yourself if you'd like.

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


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 Meeting

All are welcome!

General Meetings for 2022-23 will be held in-person at school from 6-8 p.m.  See schedule below:


2/9, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11


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. Download the Remind app and join class @pwehsa2 to get reminders (or Text @pwehsa2 to 81010).
  2. Our private Penn Wood HSA Facebook Group is a great place to connect with others and ask questions.
  3. Don't forget to scan your receipts into the Box Tops app and earn money for Penn Wood Elementary.
  4. Join AmazonSmile and select Penn Wood Home and School Association to support our school every time you shop with Amazon, at no additional cost to you.