Great Day To Be a Quaker

One Year - A Great Day Music Video

Take a master class from a PC teacher!

Choir Director Joe Fitzmartin will lead a virtual choir rehearsal. Join Fitz and friends at 5:00 p.m. to sing along!

Social Studies teacher Bhelly Bagbonon shares information about exciting new courses in the department. Bhelly will be joined by Academic Dean David Brightbill and Assistant Director of Upper School Lee Payton. Watch Bhelly's video presentation the morning of March 11, and join the live Q&A at 6:00 p.m. 

RSVp & earn points for your team

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Great Day 2021 Blog

Are you ready for a wacky, fun-filled way to celebrate excellence at Penn Charter? 

Great Day to Be a Penn Charter Quaker, our annual interactive day of giving, returns on Thursday, March 11!

In March 2020, Great Day was the last day before the school went on break and the region into stay-at-home orders. Has it been hard? YES, definitely. But our community has come together in remarkable ways, our students, teachers, staff and parents have shown incredible resilience, and we've found some silver or as we like to say, blue and yellow linings — some new kinds of joy. 

Great Day 2021 is all about celebrating the amazing work of our teachers and students and giving us all a boost of fun. 

This celebration of educational excellence and the student experience returns for a sixth year and will be jam-packed with ways everyone can participate in the activity and impact the school in a big way. 

Join in the fun online and make a gift on March 11, to support Penn Charter! Your participation will help make it a Great Day to Be a Quaker.

Return here,, to see videos and posts about the fun leading up to, and on, the day.

What do you love about Penn Charter? How have Penn Charter teachers made a difference in your life, or your child's life?

Share your favorite memories, moments and photos with #GreatDayPC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or email

Join us on March 11. ShareParticipateGive

Don't want to wait until March 11 to make a gift? Visit Thank you for helping Penn Charter power the student experience and plan for the future.

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On Thursday, March 11, 2021 join us online and on social media to share your blue and yellow linings about this year at PC, and see what others are sharing. Share your memories of PC with us, celebrate your favorite teachers, get a glimpse into campus and make a gift to support the Penn Charter Annual Fund. 


How do I participate? 

Check out this page throughout the day to see a few new videos, progress toward our goals, and memories, posts honoring teachers and photos sent in by other OPCs and parents!

Participate in the fun! Attend a master class given by current teachers and staff, try your hand at some trivia, and watch out for fun ways to earn points for your color team.

Share your stories with us by posting a comment on this moderated blog, or via social media or email. Tag @PennCharter or use #GreatDayPC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (Your account must be public for us to see your posts, but you can share privately with your friends, too.). 

Make a gift to Penn Charter on March 11 to help us reach our Annual Fund goals. Each donation, from $5 to $5,000, supports powerful experiences of learning, friendship and discovery at Penn Charter.

What is Great Day? 

A day to celebrate all that we love about Penn Charter and to support our school. Our community will come together to tell stories of a favorite teacher, a joyful moment seeing your child thrive, celebrate the strength in our community and share a win or proud achievement from your years with PC. 

As you fondly recall Old Penn Charter, help support excellence in teaching and learning at Penn Charter with a gift to the Annual Fund, even when school looks a little different.

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Messages of Love for Penn Charter

Great Day 2020

Thank You For a Great Day

The evening message from John T. Rogers Hon. 1689 thanking the  Penn Charter community for messages and support of the school.

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Great Day is here! Join us in celebrating all that we love about Penn Charter. 

Great Day 2019

Quakers on the Street

Lower School students talk about their goals for the future and about spreading some kindness right now.

Penn Charter Social

    Great Day to Be a Penn Charter Quaker 2018 a Big Success!

    You can still share your memories, favorite moments, and what you love about Penn Charter using #GreatDayPC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    Thank you for your gifts!