Penn-Kidder Campus Bulletin for Thursday, December 07, 2023
2023-24 Informational Page
Office Contact Information
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday
Phone (570) 722-1150 Fax (570)722-0317 Address: 2850 State Route 903, Albrightsville
Principal: Holly Mordaunt email@example.com Asst. Principal: Sara Mass firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Anita Repecki email@example.com Secretary: Kristine Good firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance: Stacie Gula email@example.com Matthew Shaffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Louise Lauer email@example.com
All students are to be in the building by 8:35
Parent Drop-off begins: 8:10 Parent Drop-off ends: 8:30
Parent Pick-up begins: 3:15 (sign-up on Pick-up Patrol by 2:30)
Bus dismissal begins: 3:20
*The office is busy at the end of the day; any business that must be done in the office must be completed by 2:30PM (this includes student dismissal for appointments, etc).
Attendance ALL attendance and dismissal options must be handled through Pick-Up Patrol. Details on how to make your account will be sent via parent email before the start of the school year and throughout the year upon request. Please contact the office for account information.
Drop off & Dismissal Safety is a top priority at the Penn Kidder Campus. Your cooperation is essential in ensuring safety on our campus and in our parking lot. You can help keep our students safe by following our procedures.
Students must be dropped off at the designated curb area in the back of the building from 8:10 - 8:30.
Please do not get out of your car, as this will only hold up the others waiting in line.
DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD OFF IN THE FRONT LOT before 8:30.
All those who wish to use Parent Pick-Up or early dismissal must have this information logged into Pick-Up Patrol by 2:30 PM.
Transportation The Jim Thorpe Area School District provides transportation through our partner Brandywine Carbon Transportation for all of its students who require it. If you have any questions or changes to your child's transportation, please contact transportation at 570-732-5134.. Activity Bus Students must sign up for the activity bus no later than 11:00AM or you will not be able to ride after school activity transportation. The return bus will depart the high school at 6:10PM.
Breakfast and Lunch Each student will receive a free breakfast and lunch for the 23/24 school year. The district is now participating in the Community Eligibility Program. You don't need to do anything for your students to receive the free meals.
Please note: Snacks will still be available for purchase. Transactions for snacks will be cashless, but checks, cash and money orders will be accepted in a sealed envelope clearly labeled with your child’s name, and should be handed to a Food Service team member at the breakfast station, or school office.
Deposits for student snacks can also be made online at the following website:
https://www.schoolcafe.com/jtasd. You can also download the SchoolCafe app for iOS or Android to complete these tasks.
If at any time your phone number, address, or email changes, please contact the office as soon as possible to make those changes as correspondence is sent out quite frequently through these areas.
Upcoming Important Dates, Class Trips & Fun Days
12/5 Pre-K Gingerbread Houses
12/11-12/15 Holiday Shop
12/15 Kindergarten Winter Spectacular
12/22-1/1 SCHOOL CLOSED - WINTER BREAK
1/12 Early Dismissal - 12:30
1/15 SCHOOL CLOSED
1/18 End of Quarter 2
1/19 7th & 8th Grade Semi Dance at LB Morris
1/31-2/2 Early Dismissal - 12:30
1/31-2/1 Parent Teacher Conferences
2/9 7th & 8th Grade Dance at PKC
2/12 NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service
2/19 SCHOOL CLOSED
3/15 Early Dismissal - 12:30
3/15 PreK-6th Grade Family Dance
3/25-4/1 SCHOOL CLOSED -Spring Break
4/2 End Quarter 3
4/12 7th & 8th Grade Dance at LB Morris
5/6-5/10 Parent Day Shopping
5/20-5/24 Book Fair
5/27 SCHOOL CLOSED
6/5 Tentative Last Day of School
PKC 15 Days of Christmas
12/1 Tis the Season! Wear Red and Green to start the countdown
12/4 Baby it's cold Outside! Wear a cozy Sweater
12/5 Mr. Carroll Day - Wear Notre Dame colors or a Mr. Carroll shirt
12/6 Rudolph Red Day - Wear red and your favorite Antlers
12/7 Mistle"toes" - Cover your feet with cozy Holiday Socks
12/8 Jingle all the Way (into the Weekend) - Wear your favorite Holiday Bling/Bells
12/11 Mad about Plaid - Wear your favorite Plaid Attire
12/12 Holiday Hair/Headgear - Get your Hair into the Holiday Spirit with some Headgear or a Festive Hairstyle
12/13 Holiday Glow Up - Wear something Shiny and Bright
12/14 Bust out that Ugly Sweater - Wear your best Ugly Sweater
12/15 Holiday Best - Dress up in your Fanciest Holiday Attire
12/18 Feeling Grinchy because it's Monday! Wear Green/Jeans
12/19 Polar Express Day! Come aboard the Polar express and wear your Favorite Holiday PJs!
12/20 Winter Wonderland Wednesday - Wear White Attire or Snowflakes
12/21 Christmas Vacation - Wear Vacation Clothing (ex: Hawaiian Attire)
Activity Bus Information
The activity bus will begin on the first day of school August 29th.
In order for students to ride the after school activity/shuttle bus, they must have the parent consent form on file at school and must be enrolled in a current after school activity or sport. The 6:10pm bus will run Monday through Thursday only. The student will be responsible to sign up daily for the activity bus if a ride is needed that day. This can be done online on that day until 11:00AM. If a student signs up late or is not on the list they will not be able to ride.
Please have parents/guardians fill out the Parent Consent Form at this link. (Currently active)
Students must sign up daily for the activity bus no later than 11:00AM each day you will ride. (will be active first day of school)
Activity bus Page on JTASD website:
Band and Chorus Holiday Concert
Mark you Calendars!!! The Penn-Kidder and L.B. Morris Band and Chorus Holiday Concert will be held at the Jim Thorpe Area High School Auditorium on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 pm. Snow make-up (if needed) will be on Tuesday, December 19th.
Holiday Shop Schedule
12/11 Skelly, 5-McElmoyle, K-Reese, Clay, Strohl
12/12 Harleman, Confer, Becker, Demyanovich, Zimmerman, Warren, Gregory, Pisauro, K-Reese, Meader, 6th Grade
12/13 Harleman, Confer, Smarr, Damian, Meader, Gregory, Zoba, Pisauro, O'Rourke, 6th Grade
12/14 Skelly, Sedon, Demyanovich, Smarr, Zimmerman, Warren, Klitsch, Zoba, O'Rourke, Clay, Strohl
12/15 Sedon, 7th & 8th Grade, 5-McElmoyle, Klitsch