Friday, November 30, 2012

Announcements for November 30

We celebrated the end of the 2nd 6 weeks with a great CHAMPs Assembly.  Thank you to our students for their hard work, to our teachers for their commitment to helping every child learn and our parents for your partnership and support in helping your child learn.

For the 2nd 6 weeks, we established another attendance record of 95.7%.  Great job to everyone.  We also experienced fewer children in the office for behavior infractions.  That is due to our teachers creating great instruction and structured and positive learning environments where students want to behave and learn.

December is here, and Christmas Break is upon us.  We have a lot of activities planned for next month so here is a list of events and Christmas performances in our community. 

December 3-18

  • Pennies for Patriots - We will begin raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.  If you would like to donate to our US Troops, please contact the office.  You can donate change, cash and checks made out to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tuesday, December 4

  • 3rd Grade (Cunningham, Mills, Meza) to perform at Upshur County Library at 9:00
  • 2nd Grade (Branch, Scott, White) to perform at Upshur Manor at 10:00
  • 3rd Grade (Broadwell, Vestal, Morris) to perform at Upshur County Library at 12:30
  • 3rd Grade (Kiser, Henry) to perform at Bradford House at 1:45

Friday, December 7

  • 2nd Grade (Brevard, Barton, Brown, Bill) to perform at Gilmer National Bank at 12:30
  • 2nd Grade (Dean, Reneau, Henson) to perform at First National Bank at 1:45

Tuesday, December 11

  • Head Start Parent meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18

  • The Yam Queen, Paige Linder, will be here to read to our kindergarten students.
  • Our 1st Grade Musical will be at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

Thursday, December 20

  • Polar Express Day - All students will have learning centered around the movie, Polar Express.  Students may come to school in their school appropriate pajamas and tennis shoes or boots.
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students will have the Slamma Jamma reward for making growth in reading and math.

Friday, December 21

Christmas Parties will be at the following times
  • 9:10 - 10:10 for grades 1 & 2
  • 9:40 - 10:10 for PK
  • 10:30 - 11:30 for grades K, 3, 4

Monday, December 24 - Monday, January 7

Christmas Break - Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 8

Students return back to school for the first day of the 2013 new year.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Announcements November 23

Thank you to everyone for attending our Bring Your Parent to School days.  Every Friday, 2 grade levels opened their rooms and their learning for parents to experience.  Here is a picture of parents watching Mrs. Verzosa's strategies when she is reading to the class.  Thank you for taking time to learn how we are teaching your kids.

Thanksgiving is here and here is a bulletin board of good character traits that we are teaching the kids this month.  Our counselors, Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Winkler are working hard to promote good character lessons for the kids.  Also Coach Pate and Coach Turner are teaching fantastic character education lessons to the kids every day.  We hope you have a great Thanksgiving break.

Here are the events for the week that we come back from Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 29

  • Report Cards will go home with the children.

Friday, November 30

  • CHAMPs Assembly - We will celebrate our classes that are in the green zone for  great attendance, behavior and learning as well as listen to outstanding stories from our student writers.  Our students will also perform musical selections for us.
    • PK, K & 1st grade classes will have their assembly from 8:15 - 8:45
    • 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade classes will have their assembly from 2:35 - 3:05

December 3-18

  • Pennies for Patriots - We will begin raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.  If you would like to donate to our US Troops, please contact the office.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Announcements November 9

We are one week from Thanksgiving break, and I hope you are all gearing up for a great break to give thanks with family and friends.  To give thanks, our students have been collecting canned and boxed food items to donate to local families in need this Thanksgiving.  Thank you in advance for donating to such a worthy cause.

The 2nd 6 weeks grading period will end next week and report cards will come out after break.  We are very proud of our kids' work and the teachers for doing everything to support them.  We also appreciate you for staying involved and helping your child at home.  Together, we are creating strong partnerships to help all kids succeed.

Last, thank you for coming to our Bring your Parent to School events the last 3 Fridays.  We hope that you enjoyed learning with your children and took away some ideas to help your child with their work.

Here are the events this week.

Wednesday, November 14

Thanksgiving Lunch
  • Notes went home in your child's folder to RSVP for the dinner.  If you did not turn it in, you can still come to eat with your child.  Be sure to come early as it will take longer to scan your driver's license on this day.
  • Parking will be packed, so we appreciate your patience in advance.
  • Lunch times are longer due to the large crowd we are expecting.
    • 10:40 - 11:25           PK & 2nd Grade Lunch
    • 11:30 - 12:15           1st & 3rd Grade Lunch
    • 12:20 - 1:05             K & 4th Grade Lunch

Friday, November 16

Class Picture Day and Picture Retakes - Students will take pictures with their class, and students who were absent on picture day last month will be able to take their school picture for the yearbook.

End of 2nd Six Weeks - Report Cards will come out on the Thursday, November 29.

Monday - Friday, November 19-23

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 26

Students return to school.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Announcements November 2

October is over and November is here.  In 3 weeks, we will be getting ready for Thanksgiving break.  Red Ribbon Week was fantastic.  We had an outstanding response from our kids, and we enjoyed seeing the kids dress up for each theme day.  The student essays about being drug free were awesome.  Thank you to our counselors, Melanie Hudson and Stacy Winkler, for their hard work to make Red Ribbon Week a success.

Our PK and K students' benchmarks were completed before Yamboree, and we are seeing very high levels of performance in every class. Our student data came back on our 1st benchmarks in 1st -4th grade this week, and they were outstanding. Our students were able to show their knowledge at high levels, and we are confident that our 3rd and 4th graders are on pace to make history when they get to the STAAR test in the spring.  If you have questions about your child's performance, please contact your child's teacher.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - We have made a change for visitors eating lunch with students.  Please click this link to view our new Visitor Procedures for Lunch.

Here are the week's events:

Monday, November 5
  • Visitor procedures for lunch will begin on this day.
  • Canned Food Drive begins.  The class that brings the most canned or boxed food through November 15 will win a pizza party courtesy of Brookshire's.  Please join us in helping those that are less fortunate.

Friday, November 9
  • Bring Your Parent to School will be for 1st and 4th grades from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.  Join your child for a free breakfast in the cafeteria and in the learning that they are doing.  It is a great way to learn how we are teaching your child.