Thursday, February 16th, 2017
News for Parents
General Information--February 17, 2017
Tickets for Winter Musical on sale next Wednesday: Tickets for the Winter Musical, Footloose, go on sale Wednesday, February 22, at 8:00 a.m. Please click here to purchase tickets. Students may purchase tickets during lunch periods in the dining hall from February 22 until they are sold out; cost will be charged to student accounts. Footloose will run March 1 through 4 at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on March 4. Pricing is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All performances will be in the Stainton Hall Lecture Center.
Peer-to-peer tutoring now available: Peer-to-peer tutoring is now being offered to Middle and Upper School students in the science and math departments. Please email Ms. Zema at email@example.com for more information if you are interested in having your son or daughter tutored by an eleventh- or twelfth-grader.
Meckler Library now open to parents in the evening: Parents of children participating in evening activities such as Driver Education, Pennington Singers, Eye to Eye, or others, no longer need to sit in their cars while waiting. Meckler Library is now open for parents to quietly gather from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Parents Association hosting two clubs: TPSPA will be hosting two parents clubs this spring. The first, a book club, will meet the third Thursday of the month, and a walking club will meet the second and fourth Friday of the month. Both will meet at 8:15 a.m. Please sign up by clicking here.
Sophomores raising money to fight pediatric cancer: The Class of 2019 will be hosting the School’s first-ever 4-Diamonds Mini-THON to raise money toward pediatric cancer research on April 8, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The event is for students in grades 9 through 12 and will follow a lock-in format, including dancing, dodge ball, various competitions, and food. Students wishing to participate can register and start raising donations right away by clicking here. Once a student has registered, the cost to attend is $20, payable by cash or check. Students may bring a friend from another school by filling out a Guest Permission Form. Sophomore parents interested in helping with the event or those with questions may contact Sydney Gibbard at Sydney.firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Russo at email@example.com. Donations of food for the participants are especially welcome!
Save the dates – Upcoming parent events: The Parents Association is planning to host an “April Fools Parents Night Out” on April 1, 2017. The price will be $35 per person, and the location is TBD. If you are interested in helping, or have any questions, please email Lori Washton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also in the works with dates to be determined are weeknight paint parties at the Painter’s Loft in Pennington, a parent/child talk on self-esteem, and a parent/child talk on the harms of binge drinking. Email Karin.email@example.com for more information on any of these events.
Upper School--February 17, 2017
Global Studies, Applied Science deadlines extended to Feb. 21: Members of the Class of 2019 (current sophomores) are eligible to apply to either the Applied Science or the Global Studies programs. Applications may also be found on the web page of either program on the School’s website, in the Global Studies Office on the first floor of the Yen Humanities Building, or in the Makerspace on the second floor of Stainton Hall. Applications are due to the respective program director by Tuesday, February 21. Please contact Dr. Sisserson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Global Studies program and Mrs. Wirsig at email@example.com for information on the Applied Sciences program.
Alumni returning to campus for presentations: Three Pennington alumni will be returning over the next month to speak to Applied Science students. Attendance at these speaking engagements is required for students in the Applied Science program, and all other students, faculty, and parents are welcome to attend. Presentations will include Oluwarotimi Adesina ’04 on Friday, February 17, about Pediatrics; Jesal Trivedi ’07 on Wednesday, March 1, on Innovation and Business; and Ryan O’Connor ’04 on Friday, March 3, about Engineering with DuPont. All talks will be held in the Wesley Forum from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.