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




  • 30 - Science Day (volunteer HERE)
  • 31 - Yearbook orders due (order HERE)


  • 3 -5th Grade Colonial Fair
  • 4 - 5th Grade Arrowhead Picnic (rain date June 5)
  • 5 - Dine & Donate @ Lo Piccolo's
  • 6 - Field Day (rain date June 10)
  • 7 - PBIS Day, Last Pretzel Friday, 5th Grade Party, 6:00-8:30 p.m. (rain date June 12)
  • 10 - End of Year Classroom Parties (2nd grade: 1-2 p.m., Kindergarten: 2-3 p.m.)
  • 11 - Half day (dismissal @ 12:10 p.m.), 5th Grade Ceremony @ 9:30-10:30 a.m. (rain date June 12)
  • 12Half day (dismissal @ 12:10 p.m.), End of Year Classroom Parties (1st grade: 10:15-11:15 a.m., 3rd & 4th grades: 11-11:45 a.m.)
  • 13 - Last Day of School (half day dismissal @ 12:10 p.m.)



OutDoor Lunch volunteers

Please consider volunteering for outdoor lunch duty so that the students can continue to go outside for some extra fresh air and sunshine. We will continue to take students outside as long as, and whenever, we have nice weather days.


If you have your clearances and you are interested, you can sign up HERE.


If there is inclement weather and lunch will not be held outside, you will be notified.  You will receive an email with instructions once you sign up for Outdoor Lunch.



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 - order on/before 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.  



Penn Wood Science Day

May 30 is Science Day at Penn Wood. We are planning an exciting day full of experiences for our kids to learn and practice science.


THANK YOU to all the people who volunteered already to fill the presentation slots for each grade!


We still have a need for many more helping hands in 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. Click HERE to review the sign-up and get involved. You don't need to be a scientist to help!


We still need a leader for 4th grade catapults and 1 lead per class for 5th grade rubber band racers!




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




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 - Each grade selected a date and time that works best with their schedule. NOTE: The 5th Grade Committee plans the 5th Grade year-end party and the sign-up is organized separately.


Monday, June 10 (full day):

  • Kindergarten: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 (half day):

  • 1st Grade: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • 3rd Grade: 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • 4th Grade: 11:00-11:45 a.m.

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 at 6 p.m. in the library.  Meetings will resume in the 2024-25 school year!



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.