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General Information--February 16, 2018

Red & Black Bash February 24: Parents for Pennington is hosting its annual Red & Black Bash on Saturday, 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. Be sure to check back for additions!

Seussical the Musical coming end of February: 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!

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.

Health History Update needed! If your child will be participating in a spring activity or sport and his or her physical was completed prior to December 19, 2017, the State of New Jersey requires you to complete a Health History Update form. This form does not require a doctor's signature. You can complete this requirement in your Magnus account, or students can hand-deliver the form to Mrs. Iorio in Old Main. Updates must be received prior to a student's participation at the start of the season. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact Director of Health Services Karen Rossi by email krossi@pennington.org or by phone at 609-737-6114.

*If your physical EXPIRES before Monday, March 5, you will need to turn in a new physical prior to participating. You can check your child's last physical date on Magnus or by contacting the Health Center.

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.

Girls in STEM Dinner February 27: 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.

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.