Have a great summer!  Check back to join us for some fun events during the 2024-25 school year!



  • Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Garden Club help needed (sign up HERE)


  • Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Garden Club help needed (sign up HERE)
  • 14 - Kindergarten Playground Meetup, 4-6 p.m. (rain date 15) (RSVP HERE, Sign up for a tour HERE)
  • 26 - First day of school



2024-25 school supplies

This school year just ended but it's never too early to check one thing off your TO-DO list for next school year! 
You have two options for 2024-25 school supplies:
1. Order through 1st Day School Supplies: If you purchased a school supply box through 1st Day School Supplies by July 1, your supply kit will be delivered directly to your child's classroom in August.
2. Purchase on your own: Purchase the school supplies on your own and send them to school the first few days.  You can view the 2024-25 school supply list HERE.


kindergarten & new family Playground Meetup and tours

Entering Kindergarten or new to Penn Wood?  Join Penn Wood's Home & School Association on Wednesday, August 14 (rain date August 15) from 4-6 p.m. on Penn Wood's playground. 




You can also schedule a tour of the school HERE!






Yearbooks were delivered to school and distributed on June 5.  A small amount of books were accessible for purchase for $20.00 cash in the main office, but availability is not guaranteed if you did not preorder.


Thank you to our yearbook committee and volunteers who put together such a great keepsake!  




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 Lauren Nealon at lmooney23@gmail.com.




classroom party sign up

Classroom parties are a favorite Penn Wood tradition and will use 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. 


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 https://www.wcasd.net/domain/1039 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 PennWoodHSA.com.

Penn Wood Classroom Party Sign Up:

The link for 2024-25 school year will be available in September/October 2024!


If you have any questions, please contact pennwoodhomeandschool@gmail.com.



school store

The PWE School Store is 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 for next school year when the spots open– it’s quick (30 min), your kid(s) will LOVE helping you run it, and the PWE students really enjoy shopping.  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 2024-25

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 or 2 of individually wrapped candies, please keep an eye out for the sign up link.


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.


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 https://www.wcasd.net/domain/1039.

5. Email pennwoodhomeandschool@gmail.com 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 pennwoodhomeandschool@gmail.com. #pennwoodcares


Home & SCHOOL Meetings

General Meetings are held in-person at school at 6 p.m. in the library.  See the 2024-25 meeting schedule below!

All are welcome!


October 10, November 14, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 8 



Email pennwoodhomeandschool@gmail.com 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 pennwoodhsa.com) 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.