COVID Test Resource

I hope your week is off to a great start! I wanted to pass this COVID-19 test resource along to our families.

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fitness Frenzy

Friday, January 14th, is our second 4A Day of the year, Fitness Frenzy where students will participate in various athletic-themed activities. Because of this, students may wear comfy clothing including school appropriate workout attire for the day. Please, remember it is also a half day and Panther’s Den is still available until 5:00 pm.

We are also coming up on our 100th day of school already! I am amazed at how fast this year is flying by. To celebrate this momentous day, we will be having a 100th Day Dress-up! On Wednesday, January 19th, students may dress-up with a 100 theme of their choice. They can make themselves look like they are 100 years old, glue 100 items to their shirts, find a friend and wear matching 1-0-0 shirts, or whatever creative idea they can think of. If your student would not like to participate, our usual uniform will be worn.

Reminders & Surprise Dress-Up Day Tomorrow

As a reminder, there will be no Panther’s Den tomorrow for the half day. All students must be picked-up following the early dismissal. Friday, December 17th will also be a half day with no Panther’s Den available.

Next Wednesday, 12/15 is our annual Crazy Holiday Sweater Dress-up Day, however, many of the students will be performing that day and will be wearing other attire. Therefore, students can wear crazy sweaters on both, Monday and Wednesday if they would like!

Swap Shop will be held on Friday, December 17th. Please, ensure you bring those Panther Bucks from home so that you can purchase some goodies! This will also be Ms. Cheyenne’s last day with us. Although we are heartbroken to see her go, we are excited for her and wish her the best on her new adventures in Texas!

Finally, we will be having a surprise pajama dress-up day tomorrow, 12/10!

Parts of a Plant

Students in Mrs. Wernsing’s Kindergarten class recently completed their Science unit on Plants. To review the parts of a plant, students had the opportunity to eat each plant part: the roots (carrots), the leaves and stem (spinach), the fruit (pumpkin), and the seed (pumpkin seeds). Students also rated if they liked each part or not. Even though they did not necessarily enjoy each of the parts, the students had a lot of fun! 🙂

Logo Hoodies

Have you ever seen those amazing hoodies that our teachers sport around campus with our PPA log stitched on and thought, “Wow, I wish I could get my kiddos or myself or my aunt, uncle, cousin, etc. one of those fabulous hoodies?”…

The amazing folks at Cleats Sports partner with us to sell the hoodies directly through them. If you would like to purchase a hoodie, please visit their location (Southwest corner of 51st and Bell – Hours are 9 to 5 Monday to Friday and Saturdays 9 to 2). Also, remember that you can also have our gorgeous logo stitched on any polo of your choice for just $10.

70th Day of School, 11/16

In honor of our 70th day of school, we will be having a 1970’s dress up day on Tuesday, November 16th. If you are having trouble finding 70’s attire in your closet, feel free to wear clothes that show movies and/or other school-appropriate pop culture from the 1970s as well! Have a great weekend, Panthers!

Sea-sonal Production

It is time for our annual holiday production! Although we are still limiting cross-cohort mixing, we still wanted to ensure that each class has the opportunity to perform live for their families. Each enrolled student may have two adult guests in attendance at their own performance. Only children under 2 years of age who do not require an additional chair may also attend. Guests will be asked to wait outside of the school until ten minutes before their student’s performance. Please, see the schedule of class performances below:

Starting Pointe – Tuesday, December 14th at 10:30 am
Only Starting Pointe will be performing.

Ms. Stekkinger – Tuesday, December 14th at 1:00 pm
Stekkinger, C. Wernsing, & Grobnagger will be performing.

Ms. Wernsing – Tuesday, December 14th at 1:30 pm
Stekkinger, C. Wernsing, & Grobnagger will be performing.

Ms. Grobnagger – Tuesday, December 14th at 2:00 pm
Stekkinger, C. Wernsing, & Grobnagger will be performing.

Ms. Lemer – Wednesday, December 15th at 1:00 pm
Lemer, Shaw, & Crocker will be performing.

Ms. Shaw – Wednesday, December 15th at 1:30 pm
Lemer, Shaw, & Crocker will be performing.

Ms. Crocker – Wednesday, December 15th at 2:00 pm
Lemer, Shaw, & Crocker will be performing.

Mr. Wernsing – Thursday, December 16th at 1:00 pm
T. Wernsing, Allen, & Jensen will be performing.

Ms. Allen – Thursday, December 16th at 1:30 pm
T. Wernsing, Allen, & Jensen will be performing.

Ms. Jensen – Thursday, December 16th at 2:00 pm
T. Wernsing, Allen, & Jensen will be performing.

Last year, we were able to get a bit creative with our drive-in showings of The Holidays are Out of this World and this year we will continue the new tradition by offering a showing for our families of the entire 2021 production. 

If you would like to see all of the Panther classes perform in a pre-recorded production, join us on Thursday, December 16th at 7:30 pm. We will be having one showing outside on the field with our inflatable movie screen. Gates will open at 7:00 pm. Please, ensure you bring chairs and/or blankets for your family. If you are unable to attend your student’s live performance and/or the pre-recorded production, videos will be posted on Google Classroom.