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PTA Volunteer Spot
If you are interested in learning more about the dual immersion program, we will be having an informational meeting on Thursday, January 14th in the William Penn library at 3:30pm.
ABC4Utah visited our fourth grade yesterday for Weather School. You can check it out here. http://www.good4utah.com/weather/weather-school/weather-school-at-william-penn-elementary
Message from the Principal
by Ms. Gilson
January 5 – PTA Board Meeting 8:45am
January 7 – Arts Booster Meeting 10:00am
January 11-14 – Red Ribbon & Family Week
January 14 – Kindergarten Dual Immersion Informational Meeting 3:30pm
January 15 – No School – End of Term
January 18 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20 – Science Fair
January 25-29 – PTA Reading Challenge
January 26 – Community Council 7:30am
January 26 – Evergreen Registration for 6th Grade 1:00pm
Kindergarten Dual Immersion Informational Meeting
All parents of kindergarten students interested in the dual immersion program for first grade are welcome to come to this informational meeting. We will share information about dual immersion in general as well as at William Penn and be willing to answer any questions that you may have regarding the program or the lottery system. The meeting will be held in the library across from the front office.
If you live outside of William Penn boundaries and are interested in having your student(s) attend, please come by our office during the open enrollment period (now through February 19, 2016) to fill out the appropriate paperwork. All decisions will be made in March.
Dual Immersion Lottery
If you are the parent of a kindergarten student and are interested in having your child participate in the dual immersion program, please make sure that you apply for the lottery on the Granite School District website. All kindergarten students must apply for the program if interested. http://www.graniteschools.org/curriculuminstruction/dual-immersion/
Please send your children dressed appropriately for cold weather. We will have outdoor mornings and recesses for all students when the temperature is 20 degrees or warmer and on green air days and all students without health issues on yellow air days. All students will be kept inside when the temperature is colder than 20 degrees or if the air quality is red.
by Ms. Gilson
Granite School District provides school choice enrollment in all schools where space is available. Parents are responsible for transportation when exercising school choice. This letter explains Granite School District’s Open Enrollment Guidelines; Open Enrollment is necessary for students to attend a school other than their home boundary school.
There are two open enrollment periods: Early Open Enrollment and Late Open Enrollment. The Early Open Enrollment period is the recommended time to enroll for the next school year. Late Open Enrollment period is for the current year and may be applied for at any time. Early open enrollment period for the 2016/2017 school year begins on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 and ends on Friday, February 19, 2016. Open Enrollment Applications are available at all schools, and are processed in the order received. Students residing within Granite School District boundaries are given priority. Enrollment depends on space available in the requested grade, class, or program. Open Enrollment requests do not require a release from the student’s home school or district.
A one-time, non-refundable $5.00 processing fee, payable to the requested school, may be charged at the time the application is submitted. This fee can be waived for qualified applicants.
If your student is accepted for Open Enrollment, annual reapplication is not required—as long as the student remains in the same school, and space is available. When a student transitions from elementary school to junior high, or from junior high to high school, there is no automatic feeder system for Open Enrollment; therefore, reapplication is necessary to attend a school outside of the student’s home boundary school.
For more detailed information, refer to the back of the Open Enrollment Application or Granite School District’s website: www.graniteschools.org; select Departments>Prevention and Student Placement>Open Enrollment Guidelines.
Dual Immersion Lottery
Opens December 1, 2015 and can be found on the Granite School District website. Please apply if you are interested in having your child participate in the program. All kindergarten students who would like to participate in dual immersion must apply through the online application. Registration will close at 4:00pm on February 19, 2016.
12/1 Picture Retakes
12/1 PTA Board Meeting
12/3 Arts Booster Meeting
12/8 Band & Orchestra Holiday Assembly 9am
12/9 Dance Informance – Cook
12/10 Community Council Meeting 7:30am
12/10 4th Grade Ski Trip
12/10 Dance Informance – Moore
12/11 Dance Informance – Ramos
12/16 Star Wars Spirit Day
12/17 Holiday Sing-along 9am
12/21-1/3 Winter Recess – No School
1/3 School Resumes