Welcome to our Pennell School page! Browse around to see all of our important information and happenings!

Important Dates and Information

  • February 1: Report Card Conferences–Early Dismissal EVENING CONFERENCES 4-6 PM
  • Febrary 2: Early Dismissal Report Card Conferences
  • February 9: Awards Assembly
  • February 12: 100th Day of School Celebration
  • February 19: Presidents Day–No School for Students and Staff
  • February 22: Someone Special Dance
  • February 28: Black History Assembly

Check out our school calendar for all important events and information!

Pennell Spotlight!


A Message from Our Principal and Assistant Principal

Principal Lofton photo

Pennell Scholars and Families,

Welcome back to Pennell for the exciting school year 2023-2024! I am delighted to return as the principal and continue working with you, our amazing scholars and dedicated staff.

I am proud to share that we saw growth in all areas, including reading, math, science, and student attendance. This indicates the positive impact of our collective efforts towards academic excellence. It is through the collaborative work of our teachers, staff, and supportive parents that we have been able to foster an environment of growth and achievement.

As we continue into this new school year, our focus remains on the holistic development of our scholars. We firmly believe that regular attendance plays a vital role in academic success. I encourage you, as parents and guardians, to partner with us in reinforcing the importance of regular attendance. By maintaining open communication with us and emphasizing the value of attending school consistently, we can work together to create a positive and supportive environment for our students.

I am genuinely excited for the year ahead and the opportunities it holds for our scholars. With your continued support and dedication, we can build upon the achievements of the past and make even greater strides towards the development of our scholars.

Please stay tuned to our school website, Dojo and Instagram for updates on upcoming events, workshops, and other valuable resources. We invite you to join us in creating a vibrant and supportive school community.

Once again, welcome back!  Let’s embark on this journey of growth, learning, and success together! See you all on September 5, 2023 @ 8:15!

Best regards,

Susan Lofton, Principal


Meet Our Assistant Principal


My name is Mr. Depa, and I am the Assistant Principal at Joseph Pennell Elementary School. My background in education includes nine years of teaching students in 2nd through 6th grade as well as various leadership roles within the district. I am so excited to continue my role at Pennell, and I cannot wait to see all of the amazing accomplishments of our scholars this year!