Dates to Remember

June 5-8th: William Penn final exams grades 9-11
June 9th: William Penn Make-up exams grades 9-11
June 9th: Abbreviated Day- All grades/ Staff Development
June 12th: Staff Development- NO SCHOOL
June 13th: School Board Meeting 7 PM William Penn Innovation Center. Livestream  www.colonialschooldistrict.org.

William Penn Sports Update

Fall Athletes for the 2023 season should have a physical dated after April 1, 2024. Athletes may turn in their physicals anytime to Athletic Director Matt Sabol in C100.
Verification & Eligibility Day for Fall Sports- Thursday, August 10th from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Summer Learning in Colonial

WE offer summer learning programs for academic enrichment and credit recovery. WE will offer a mix of online/virtual, and in-person summer learning opportunities. For more information email Jessica.hitchens@colonial.k12.de.us.

WE Recruit!

Delaware State University is excited to offer MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) and ARTC (Alternative Route to Certification) programs in New Castle County starting in Fall 2023.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in education!  Mark your calendars to join their virtual fair on June 1st or June 22nd @ 6 pm.  Be sure to register online HERE.

Mental Health Tips for the Summer

Summer break is a great time for students and families to recharge and begin preparing for the next school year.  While many individuals report improved mental health over the summer, it is important to still monitor your child and reach out for help if needed.  We hope you find the following strategies and resources valuable.

Summer Strategies
*Take care of your mental health this summer by getting outside.

*Enjoy your sleep! It is summertime! Sleep deprivation can affect your mental health.

*The amount of sunlight you receive during the day has a direct impact on how much sleep you get at night

*Volunteer when depressed, it helps to do good things for others in need. This includes pets!

*Look at this informative article on Combating Teen Depression in the Summer.

Psychology Today- This link can be used to find a therapist near you
Therapy For Black Girls- This link provides guidance on getting started with therapy
*For anonymous conversation: Text DE to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line. Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
*For in-person evaluation: If under 18, call: 1-800-969-HELP (4357) If over 18, call: 1-800-652-2929 in New Castle 1-800-345-6785 in Kent/Sussex
*For Police or Medical Emergencies Call 911

Here are some videos on Suicide Prevention that include
*Tips on taking care of yourself and others
*The importance of asking about suicide
*Mental Health Help in the Emergency Room – A Powerful New Model

School-Based Health Centers:

Nemours Elementary Wellness Centers are here to support you.  If your child (grades KN-5) needs physical or behavioral health services, please give them a call today at (302) 429-4083.  Enrollment in the center is required.  Packets can be found online  HERE

NOTE: If your child is currently in 5th grade and planning to play sports next school year, Nemours can complete your sports physical.  Call today for an appointment.

William Penn School-Based Health Center will be closing soon for the summer.  They will re-open before the start of the school year. If your child will be attending William Penn for the 2023-2024 school year, please consider enrolling in the center to have access to physical and behavioral health services.  If your child will be playing sports at William Penn next year, the school-based health center can complete your sports physical.  For more information call (302) 324-5740 or visit https://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/wphswellness/.

Summer Things to Do with the Kids!

Museums for all-steep discounts with snap card (pandemic debt):

Quick Activities
Western Railroad- https://www.wwrr.com/
Imax- https://www.imax.com/theatres
Creation Station (Pottery Painting)- https://yourcreationstation.com/ 
Melting Pot (Afternoon Fondue)- https://www.meltingpot.com/wilmington-de/restaurant-menu.aspx 
Skyzone- https://www.skyzone.com/newark 
Main Event- (You can purchase multiple-day packages) https://www.mainevent.com/locations/delaware/newark/
Urban Air- https://www.urbanair.com/delaware-christiana/
Chucky Cheese- ​​https://www.chuckecheese.com/ 
Woodside Farm Creamery (see the cows that made your ice cream)- https://www.woodsidefarmcreamery.com/ 

Cheap Activities
Killens Pond (State Water Park)- https://destateparks.com/PondsRivers/KillensPond
$2 Regal Summer Movies
Conowingo Dam, Pool- https://www.lighthouse-pools.com/conowingo-pool/
Longwood ($2 tickets with snap card)- https://longwoodgardens.org/
Herr's Factory- https://www.herrs.com/visit-us/ 
Carousel Park (see the state troopers' horses)- https://www.newcastlede.gov/425/Carousel-Park-Equestrian-Center 
Lums Pond: Paddle Boats, Go Ape, Park, etc.-  https://destateparks.com/pondsrivers/LumsPond 
Assateague Island (Drive through and check out the wild horse/ small museum/Free)- https://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm
Diggerland- https://www.diggerlandusa.com/
Dutch Wonderland- https://www.dutchwonderland.com/
Sesame Place- https://sesameplace.com/philadelphia/
Hershey Park- https://www.hersheypark.com/
Delaware Museum of Nature and Science- https://delmns.org/
Winterthur (let the kids play in the enchanted forest)- https://www.winterthur.org/
Please Touch Museum (Philly)- https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/ 
The Franklin Institute (Philly)- https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/the-f CBC franklin-institute/
Franklin Square (Philly)- https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/franklin-square/
Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University (Philly)- https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/the-academy-of-natural-sciences/
Delaware State Fair (July)- https://www.delawarestatefair.com/ 
3 Palms Zoo- https://3palmszoo.org/
Fort Delaware- https://www.visitdelaware.com/listings/fort-delaware-state-park/4266 

Weekend Trips
Legoland Amusement Park & Hotel (This place is crazy cool for little ones, pricey but so worth it) NY- https://www.legoland.com/new-york/
Great Wolf Lodge (Perryville, MD open this summer !)- https://www.greatwolf.com/
Camping Spots in De- https://destateparks.com/Reservations/Cabins 

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