Fall Festival

William Penn Fall Festival

      November 2, 2018 from 5-7 pm


Character Trait Day

Character Trait for September

“Self Control”

wear lime green


PTO Meeting

Come and join us for our first PTO meeting of the year.

Thursday, September 13,2018

Meet and Greet starts and 6:30. followed by our meeting at 7pm

Learn what is going on at William Penn and how to get involved

One lucky person who attends will receive a $50 gift card for Pirata

We hope to see you there!


Open House

 Wednesday, September 12, 2018

6:30-8:00 pm


First Day of School

First Day of School is Tuesday, August 21, 2018. 

Hope everyone has a great day!




2018/19 PTO Board Members

PTO is excited to announce the PTO Board for 2018-19 School Year:
President: Kathy Marshall & Erika Schuster
Vice President: Celina Gastgeb
Secretary: Jennifer Garfold & Denise Stutzman
Treasurer: Wendy Gaefke


Lead Testing for Incoming Kindergarten Students

Attached is a link to a document from the Allegheny County Health Department. It is for lead testing verification of the incoming students who are registering for kindergarten. BLL-Lead-Testing-Record- fillable.pdf



The Pennsylvania Department of Health has revised its list of required vaccinations for school age students.  You can see that information online at:  Please make sure your children are up-to-date on their vaccinations by the first day of school.  By law, the District can exclude children from school who are not current with their vaccinations.  Thank you for ensuring that your students’ vaccinations are current, to not only keep your children healthy this school year, but the other students in the Bethel Park School District as well.


William Penn’s Halloween Party


Halloween parties will be on Wednesday, October 31

  • The Halloween parade will begin at approximately 10:45 for AM kindergarten and  2:15 PM for the rest of the school
  • The parties will be immediately following the parade

Please do not send candy or treat bags of any kind into school.  In order for our student’s to enjoy a safe, fun-filled day, please follow these guidelines:

  • Children are to dress in age-appropriate costumes. We do NOT permit look-alike weapons (i.e. toy guns, knives, spears, etc.) as part of a costume.
  • Because of the ages of our students ranging from 5-10 together with many toddler visitors that day, we discourage costumes with a violent or extremely scary theme.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation .
  • Parents are reminded to sign-in, wear a Bethel Park ID badge, and remain recognizable to the school staff at all times.  Visitors’ faces cannot be covered with a mask or costume of any kind.
  • If you wish to take your child home with you that afternoon, please send a note in the morning to let us know and also sign your child out on the blue dismissal sheet in the school lobby.  As always, your patience is greatly appreciated during the dismissal process.


2018/19 William Penn Character Trait Program

What is the “Character Counts” Character Education Program?

William Penn Elementary School launched its “Character Counts” character education program during the 2016/17 school year.  The goal of this program is to teach children about important character traits and help them build “soft skills”.  Throughout the month, as teachers reinforce the importance of this trait, students will be given that animal cutout when they are caught demonstrating this trait. Then, the students will be invited to add their animals to the “Wild About Character” wall in the hallway. In addition, we will hold a Character Trait Day each month when students are encouraged to wear that specific color to school to highlight the importance of showing character. The featured word will be displayed on our school’s marquee and on classroom posters. Mrs. Mason will add to the excitement as she reads a Character Tip of the Day each morning on our school announcements. This provides students with a different, child-friendly example of how they can show/practice this trait during their day.  As a school community, it is our goal to help our students to understand and to demonstrate that their character really does count.

September 2018 – Self Control/ Wear Lime Green

October 2018 – Respect/ Wear Orange

November 20178- Gratitude/ Wear Gold

December 2018 – Patience/ Wear Dark Purple

January 2019 – Independence/ Wear Blue

February 2019 – Compassion/ Wear Red

March 2019 – Dependability/ Wear Dark Green

April 2019 – Perseverance/ Wear Pink

May 2019 – Cooperation/ Wear Purple



Picture Day


Picture Day for all students is on Wednesday,October 3rd.

Remember to bring your smile!