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Welcome from Principal Oldweiler

Welcome to Mary E. Pennock Elementary School! This is a school where kids and their learning matter more than anything else. Pennock opened its doors in 2003 on that very premise, and since then “KIDS and their learning,” continues to serve as the measuring stick on which all decisions are made.

We are equally proud of the people that routinely work with our students and in our school. Our teaching and support staff are absolutely exceptional at what they do. We have the best parent volunteer base and PTA around, and even parents who can’t volunteer their time at school do the most important work a parent can support their children at home.

As a school, we strive to provide a learning environment that “feels like home”. We value and encourage family involvement, and understand that you are lending us your most valuable possession every day from 7:50 to 3:30. We hope that you have high expectations from our staff and for our school.

We believe that it is essential to provide parents with information about school and its events. You can expect a monthly newsletter from our school, frequent newsletters and progress reports from your child’s classroom teacher, and an updated website. If, at any time, you need information that you can’t find, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Pennock teaching staff is a highly devoted group of individuals who collectively work to meet the needs of your child. We continually utilize and seek research-based best practices to better accommodate the various learning styles and the levels of academic achievement within our classrooms. Our curriculum is the Colorado State Model Content Standards, and we use the Brighton School District 27J’s texts and materials as a vehicle to meet these standards. We work hard within the classroom to maximize student engagement and make learning relevant to the lives of our learners.

Our school halls and classrooms are clean, safe, and orderly with clearly communicated expectations for student behavior. We regularly celebrate the academic and behavioral successes of all our students. We instill in our students a respect for talents, abilities, and the rights of self and others. We also strive to infuse a passion for learning, a sense of pride in quality work, and a high level of personal responsibility. At Pennock, kids are our job, but kids themselves bear the ultimate responsibility of learning.

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