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Penn PALS Community Preschool

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2022-2023 Preschool Registration

Join our Penn PALS Preschool where your child will imagine, engage, and explore!

 

Who can register? 

Any child that lives in P-H-M district AND turns 2 years old by March 1, 2022.

 

 

When and How do I register?

Click here to register starting April 11, 2022.  Applicants will be placed on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

 

 

What you need to register?

  • A $60 non-refundable registration fee is required.  You will receive a placement confirmation email notifying you of the school and class where your child has been placed.  You will need to take the non-refundable registration fee to the school that your child has been placed by the due date found in the confirmation email.  Please make checks payable to Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. Also, please make sure your child’s name is in the memo line of your check.  NOTE:  The registration fee must be made in order to hold your child’s spot.

Please email the following documents to our preschool office at jtebell@phm.k12.in.us.  If you are unable to email the following documents, please attach copies with  your registration fee and turn them into the school.

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Records

  • 2 Proofs of Residency (current mortgage/lease statement and a current utility bill)

  • CHIRP form

To inquire about seats available for this school year, please contact our office at (574) 968-9600.


FOCUS AND MISSION 

Penn PALS (Promoting Academic Learning Skills) Community Preschool mission is: Serving students with exceptional needs in an inclusive setting with their general education preschool peers. We educate both Exceptional and General Education preschool students side-by-side, supporting the Exceptional Ed students with the appropriate challenge, support, and accommodation. Click to watch a video montage of the program.

 

Penn-Harris-Madison offers free speech and language screenings for three, four, and five-year-old children who reside within P-H-M boundaries


CURRICULUM

To promote kindergarten readiness for students, we will provide a curriculum crucial for development that includes cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language activities outlined by the state of Indian’s Early learning Foundations.

 

Three Cheers for PK
Three Cheers for PK is a literacy-based curriculum that helps prepare children for school success in kindergarten and beyond.  The rich stories that are so relatable to young children help develop a sense of who they are and how they fit into their school, their community and their world.  The thematic curriculum, which has nine 4-week units, uses stories that support children’s development of academic concepts in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and more.

 

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
Heggerty Phonemic Awareness is designed to help children understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds, which are called phonemes.  The Heggerty lessons focus on auditory training and supports children in isolating sounds, manipulating sounds, blending and segmenting sounds into spoken and written words.  Our younger children participate in the Early PK Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum that uses auditory and oral language play activities to prepare them to learn letter names and sounds.  The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program is used at the elementary level as well.

 

Fundations
Fundations is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program. Beginning in Pre-K, this program benefits students in all P-H-M schools through third grade.

 


LOCATIONS, OPERATING HOURS, AGE REQUIREMENTS, & PRICING:

2022-2023 School Year

  • Two days per week: $140.00 monthly
  • Three days per week: $168.00 monthly
  • Four days per week: $192.00 monthly
     

PennPALS Community Preschool is a half-day program. It is only open to P-H-M resident students (students must live within the P-H-M district).

Bittersweet Elementary School (Click here to view pictures of the PennPALS classroom)

  • 2 ½ – 4 Year Olds: (Child must be 2 by March 1, 2022)

    • Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

    • Monday and Wednesday, 9:00.-11:30 a.m.

    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2022)
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Monday – Thursday, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Elm Road Elementary School (Click here to view pictures of the PennPALS classroom)

  • 2 ½ – 4 Year Olds: (Child must be 2 by March 1, 2022)
    • Tuesday and Thursda, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

    • Monday and Wednesday , 9:00-11:30 a.m.

 

  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2022)
    • Monday – Thursday, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Mary Frank Elementary School (Click here to view pictures of the PennPALS classroom)

  • 2 ½ – 4 Year Olds: (Child must be 2 by March 1, 2022)
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

 

  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2022)
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30-3:00 p.m.
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    • Monday – Thursday, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Elsie Rogers Elementary School (Click here to view pictures of the PennPALS classroom)

  • 2 ½ – 4 Year Olds: (Child must be 2 by March 1, 2022)
    • Tuesday and Thursday,  9:00-11:30 a.m.

    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2022) 
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:15-2:45 p.m.

    • Monday – Thursday,  9:00-11:30 p.m.

    • Monday – Thursday, 12:15-2:45 p.m.

       


2022-2023 School Year Info

Penn PALS runs August 17, 2022 – June 1, 2023 and follows the P-H-M vacation and recess days schedule. ​

 

Please note when bad weather occurs, tune into local TV stations. If Penn-Harris-Madison schools are closed, Penn PALS is also closed. If there is a 2-hour delay, there will NOT be morning preschool. Click here for more information on how P-H-M handles closings and delays.

 


PAYMENT

We now offer online payment for Penn PALS fees. Click here for more details. 
 

Tuition is due the first of each month by 3:00 p.m. Payment can be made online.  cash or check payments can be made in the school office and a receipt will be issued. Please make checks payable to Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. There will be no refunds for days absent. If payment is not received by the fifth day of each month at 3:00 p.m., a $25.00 late fee will be added to your account.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

Penn PALS Community Preschool

(574) 968-9600