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General Information--February 23, 2018

Red & Black BASH tomorrow evening: Last chance to donate or buy tickets! Parents for Pennington is hosting its annual Red & Black Bash tomorrow, February 24. Click here to visit the auction website and for more information. Click on "Purchase tickets" if you plan on attending; click on "View item" to view current donations. Today is the last day to drop off donations; members from PfP will be on campus by Buck Hall today gathering donations during drop-off or you can deliver your donation to Wesley Alumni House. We hope to see you at the BASH!

Seussical the Musical next week: Pennington School Drama will present its winter musical, Seussical the Musical, on Wednesday, February 28, through Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Stainton Hall Lecture Center. For ticket information, please click here. We hope to see you there!

Girls in STEM Dinner next week: On Tuesday, February 27, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the School will host a Girls in STEM dinner for girls in grades 8 through 12. The evening will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and begin with a keynote speaker, followed by dinner with an entrepreneur at a round table. The evening will conclude with a Q&A panel. The keynote speaker is Rebecca Rescate, a serial entrepreneur who has pitched two innovations on Shark Tank. There is no cost for this event; space is limited. Priority will be given to Applied Science students. If interested, please email swirsig@pennington.org to reserve your daughter's spot.

The Media Lab is Open! Is your child planning a video for an assignment or class project? The Media Lab in the lower level of the Campus Center is available to help make a more professional video. The lab consists of an editing room complete with Final Cut Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite (including Lightroom and Photoshop for photographers). There is also a 500 square foot studio that is suitable for video production, voice-overs, photography, and small performances. The lab is open weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other hours by arrangement.

Student exhibition, celebration in Silva Gallery: Seniors with a focus and passion in the visual arts will celebrated on Friday March 9, in the Silva Gallery between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Stop by to congratulate our visual artists with a final exhibition of their work. Click here for more information, including a list of the students participating in the show.

Parent/Advisor/Advisee Conferences March 9: Advisory conferences will be held on Friday, March 9, from 5:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please see the attached letter for important details about what to expect in these meetings, and about how to sign up for a time slot with your child's advisor.

Business Office now using Veracross: The Business Office is pleased to announce that it has converted to Veracross, the system that you use for information on your student's schedule, academic records, and report cards. Parents should already be familiar with Veracross and have login information. Once you log into your Veracross account, click the "my invoice" button to view your statement(s) in real time.

When viewing your statement, due to the conversion, all payments made before December 15, 2017, are showing in the activity area. All payments made after December 15, 2017, should appear at the bottom in the payment section of the statement. If you are enrolled in the monthly payment plan with TMS/Afford, please continue to make your monthly payment with them. February should be your last monthly payment. For the remainder of the academic year, your payment options are as follows:

  • Credit/debit card – Afford (fee)
  • E-check – Veracross (no fee)
  • Mailing a check to the School, with Attn: Business Office

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Business Office at 609-737-6119.

Calling all Makers! The Pennington School is hosting the area's first Maker Faire on Sunday, April 8. The Maker Faire is for Mercer and Bucks counties, and it is a great opportunity for makers, engineers, artists, and inventors to share their work with the surrounding community. There is no cost to exhibit at the Maker Faire. See the attached flyer for more information, and please share the flyer with others who may be interested! Contact Sue Wirsig at swirsig@pennington.org with questions. The deadline to apply as an exhibitor is Wednesday, February 28.

Mini-THON for cancer awareness in April: Every day, forty-three children are diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, twelve percent of all pediatric cancer patients do not survive. Join the junior class in battling childhood cancer as they host the second annual 4-Diamonds Mini-THON, and the first ever Mini-Mini-THON for Middle-Schoolers.

The Upper School Mini-THON will take place Saturday, April 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The cost to attend is $25. The Middle School Mini-Mini-THON will take place Friday, April 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Both events will take place in the gym; registration fees should be paid in cash or by check, payable to The Pennington School, and turned in to Mr. Russo or Sydney Gibbard '19. Everyone who signs up for either event by March 16 will be guaranteed a free Mini-THON T-shirt. Help make a difference in the lives of thousands. Register now by clicking here.