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Message from the Principal

Dear Pennell Elementary Parents/Guardians,

It is with great honor and excitement that I write this Principal’s Message for the 2018-19 school year as the newly appointed principal of Pennell Elementary School. During my time as a teacher and administrator for Penn-Delco, I have come to cherish the student and family relationships I have formed within this great community. I look forward to using my experience to further enrich the educational experience that students receive at Pennell on the foundation established by years of excellent educators. 

We at Pennell Elementary School are excited to welcome in another school year where all stakeholders work together to help students achieve, succeed, and excel in alignment with the Penn- Delco School District’s mission statement. Pennell Elementary is a school that achieves academic excellence, fosters a positive learning environment, and works with parents and guardians as partners in each child’s education.

Providing high quality, differentiated instruction to all learners is our primary focus at Pennell Elementary. Pennell’s staff is filled with expert educators who continue to learn and refine their craft through school based and district wide professional development. Academic success is tradition at Pennell and will continue to be during the 2018-19 school year!

Pennell Elementary School is state recognized for its dedication toward creating a positive environment for students and staff. During the 2017-18 school year, Pennell earned state recognition as a school that implements positive behavior programming (PBIS) with fidelity. This award acknowledges the school community’s commitment to enhancing the behavioral, emotional, and social skill development of our students. Core values and behavioral expectations are integrated within the education of students school- wide. Students are recognized daily and monthly for modeling these posititve values where students cherish our school values of being “respectful, responsible, and safe!”

The Pennell Elementary PTO has a long history of supporting the needs of students and staff to ensure that each child has a positive experience in elementary school that builds a foundation for a successful life. I encourage the school community to support their efforts and be actively involved. PTO fundraisers directly support assemblies, events, and items for the students. For example, every student will receive a 2018/2019 Pennell T- Shirt to wear to school or special events and will be paid for by the Pennell PTO.

I look forward to beginning a new chapter and to another successful year at Pennell Elementary! Sincerely,

Joshua Leight Principal

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