MAY 7, 2020

Thanks for All You Do!

To date, our hard-working nutrition services and transportation workers have delivered 199,978 meals to students during this health crisis. For National School Lunch Hero Day, each worker received a token of thanks but it is the show of appreciation from students and their families that really keeps them so motivated. Nutrition Services Supervisor Paula Angelucci couldn’t be  prouder of her staff saying, “This year more than ever the School Nutrition staff truly are heroes!”

A Salute to Our Scholars!

Each year, Delaware’s Secretary of Education, Susan Bunting, honors select students from the current graduating class for their exemplary work ethic, dedication, and accomplishments both in and out of the classroom.  Four William Penn High School students were selected out of 91 public school students for their excellent academic records and community service.  Pictured from left to right are, Jay Patel, Orooj Ahmed, Arriana Bisram, and Rachel Gray.
Typically, the students attend a banquet in Dover that had to be canceled.
"I regret that the COVID-19 crisis prevented us from honoring these soon-to-be graduates in person as scheduled. They deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements and leadership in and out of the classroom," Bunting said. "Their success is the result of their hard work and the support of their families and educators. Graduation is the start of a new chapter in their lives, and I can't wait to see how they will continue to excel in college, military service, and their chosen careers.”  Congrats to our outstanding Colonials!

Wilbur Inspired...Always!

Wilbur Elementary School usually celebrates Staff Appreciation Week by carting snacks around to everyone along with a small gift for all to enjoy.   This year, Wilbur administrators adapted and created the snack cart and appreciation gift drive-thru. “We love our Wilbur staff so much! They are the heartbeat of the school!” said Assistant Principal Roberta Jacobs (right)  who helped on the frontline.

Let's Dance, Dance, Dance!

Carrie Downie hosted a virtual dance for students, many of whom dressed up for the occasion. Principal Doug Timm, who lives a double life as a DJ at home, had the latest hits and party lights so his beloved students could let loose on Facebook Live!

Yesterday was National School Nurse Day

We love our school nurses, each and every one makes a difference in the lives of children at our schools!

Testing for COVID 19 at William Penn

You Can Help Colonial with the Census Count

Did you know the US Census Bureau will distribute more than $3 Billion in federal funding to Delaware each year for the next 10 years? But in 2010, Delaware lost out on $14 million annually because families did not respond to the census. Responding to the mailed invitation will increase the services and resources your family needs! Funding to services include:
  • School Free Breakfast & Lunch
  • Head Start
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Pell Grants & Student Loans
  • Senior Centers
  • After-School Programs
  • Special Education Services & English as a Second Language Services
  • Purchase of Care
  • State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Section 8 Vouchers
  • SNAP & WIC Benefits
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LHEAP)
While we shelter in place, it's the perfect time to respond to the Census. If you have not received anything in the mail, call (844) 330-2020 or use your computer or smartphone to visit 
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