1016 Woodlawn Drive ~ Byrdstown, TN 38549 ~ 931-864-3496

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Favorite Boy

My favorite boy wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! And he thanks all the K-8 families for reading his Granny's blog and sending her nice comments!

Miss Patti's Bulletin Boards

Miss Patti makes the best bulletin boards. She would never brag so I'm going to do it for her!
See what I mean. They are works of art!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Lunch

Wednesday is Christmas Lunch for parents of students in grades 3-8. See menu on the right hand side of the blog!

One Size Fits All

Don't forget to check out the K-8 Moms blog called One Size Fits All. It has some interesting posts and links that change almost daily! If you would like to be an author on that blog just send an e-mail to Delilah at gibsond2@k12tn.net or Misty at dowdym1@k12tn.net and we will add you to the group.

Where's My Ornament?

We have two large trees in the front lobby holding all the student created ornaments. I tried to get most of both trees so you could see how creative our families are. (Remember if you click on the picture it will open up in a new larger window on your screen.)

Elisha's Golden Sneaker Award

Elisha Cummings, one of our third grade students, recently received another golden sneaker award for his work with the Juvenile Diabetes Association. He raised more than $3000 with the local walk he holds and other donations. We are very proud of him and the time that he donates to this cause.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday, December 12

Snow Day

Need some help keeping the kids busy? Check out the activities on this site.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

Tomorrow, December 9, is the last day to enter the Annual Christmas Ornament Contest!


If you go to this web site, [ http://www.LetsSayThanks.com ] www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!!
It is FREE and it only takes a second.
This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you.
Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to
do. We can never say enough thank you's.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Save Your Pop Tabs!

Mrs. Stephanie Norris is going to start a campaign to collect the pop tabs from aluminium cans. The tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville. Recently Stephanie's nephew, Braxton Wells, has had some health problems and been a patient at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. His family was able to stay at The Ronald McDonald house during this time. Anyone who has had a sick child or family member knows that the stress of the illness is overwhelming, and being in an unfamiliar place far from home doesn't help either. The Ronald McDonald house provides a place to stay and services for the families of sick children. Stephanie wanted to help this amazing place whose volunteers had been kind to her family, so she will be in charge of collecting these tabs and delivering them to Nashville.
If you would like to participate, just save the pop tabs from your cans and bring or send them to the school. Mrs. Norris will do the rest. If you belong to an organization or a church that would like to help, please share this information with them. If you have questions you can e-mail me at gibsond2@k12tn.net or Mrs. Stephanie Norris at norriss2@k12tn.net
Thanks for your help, I know tabs will begin to pour in, because any time we ask our K-8 families for help, you always respond in a big way!!!

Some added info:

Pop Your Top for Families in Need

More than 25 Million Tabs Pay for 40 Family Stays
at the Ronald McDonald House® Each Year
It’s easy to get involved. Simply save your pop tabs from your soda or other cans. Then drop your tabs off at the Pickett County K-8. Tell your neighbors and friends that they should be collecting tabs, too. Remember - it all adds up. Every pop tab you save helps provide services to families at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville.
Who can participate?
People of all ages can participate in supporting the Ronald McDonald House by collecting pop tabs.
Many schools support this project because it is easy and helps teach valuable math and recycling lessons. Families, churches, service organizations and businesses also participate as a way to show
their support of the Ronald McDonald House and the families we serve.
How do you get started?
It's easy. There is no registration required. Simply remove the pop tab from the aluminum can and put them in your favorite collection container. Where do I drop off my collected pop tabs?
Send your tabs to school with your favorite student and Mrs. Norris will deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville.
If possible, please bring your pop tabs in closed boxes, zip lock or sealed bags or closed WIDE-mouth containers. Please avoid gallon milk jugs, water bottles and other narrow-necked containers, as they make the recycling process time-consuming and difficult.

• 1,267 pop tabs = 1 pound of metal
• 71 pounds of recycled pop tabs will house a family for one night at the Ronald McDonald House
• 500 pounds of pop tabs takes care of a family for a week

Useless Trivia

Want to know what day of the week you were born on? Go here to find out:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pickett County Humane Society Needs Our Help

I received an e-mail from PAWS, Pickett County Humane Society asking me to vote for them at this website. They are entering a contest, trying to win a $10,000 donation from Care2.com.
They will need the votes of your friends and family by January 31, 2009 to win. You can visit here to vote:

Orders Due

If you want to order a re-take or jump rope team picture it is due in the morning, Thursday, December 4th.

Christmas Ornament Contest

Our annual Christmas ornament contest is underway. The ornaments must be homemade and parents and grandparents are allowed to help. The deadline for entering is 9:00 A. M. Tuesday, December 9th. Prizes for each grade level will be awarded that afternoon. The trees are up and ready so get started so bring in your masterpiece.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snow Day

School is closed for Tuesday, December 2nd.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tuesday--November 25

Mid-nine weeks progress reports go home today.

4th Grade assembly program @ 2:00 P.M.

Thanksgiving Break begins--No school until Monday, December 1st

Cranberry Juice Taste Test

Mrs. Lisa Cummings with School Coordinated Health recently sponsored a taste test for the students. They sampled cranberry juice and then voted by dropping a colored paper square into a jar. Students chose a green square if they liked the juice and red if they did not. The final vote was 340 greens and 109 reds! Some moms report that students requested they buy some cranberry juice when they went grocery shopping.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cornucopia Coloring Contest Update

Response to the Cornucopia Coloring Contest was tremendous! Thanks to all who entered, everyone colored so well it was hard for the judge to pick a winner. And who knew so many adults still love to color!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

8th Grade Baby Pictures

Eighth graders who want to use their baby pictures in the yearbook MUST turn them in on Wednesday, November 19th. I have to complete these pages to meet my publishing deadlines or we have to pay extra for the yearbook!
If I do not receive your baby photo I will use the regular school photo made at the beginning of this year.

Cornucopia Coloring Contest

Entries for the Cornucopia Coloring Contest are due on Wednesday, November 19th. Remember it is open to everyone--even adults can enter. The coloring sheets are just outside Mrs. Alice's office door--across from the gym.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Scarecrows and Turkeys

These are some of the entries in the Scarecrow and Turkey contest this week. Our next contest is the coloring contest. The contest is open to everyone--even adults. For more info click on the Giving Thanks for Family and Friends link on the top right of this page.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Adventures of Thomas T. Turkey

This is Thomas T. Turkey, he has been going home with students and asking their families to make a list of what they are thankful for this year. (These lists are displayed in the front hallways of our school, you should stop by and see them.)
Last weekend he went home with the Dowdy Family and had a little adventure! Thomas T. went to jail. He was not in trouble or anything, he even was allowed to be an honorary dispatcher while he was there.
Keyton was Thomas T's host, so he took him along to help celebrate his friend, Jason's birthday. Keyton gave Thomas T. a tour of the jail and advised him that it was not a pleasant place to be and that he should always stay on the outside of the jail cells!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Door Winners

Mrs. Booher's Kindergarten class were the winners of the door decorating contest held this week as part of the homecoming activities.

Special Hats

On Hat Day this week Emilee and Elisabeth wore hats their grandpa had loaned to them. They are pretty special because these are the hats he wore when he was in the United States Navy more than 50 years ago! What stories these hats could tell!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Homecoming Week Activities

The junior high homecoming game is Thursday, November 6th. Here are some things scheduled for this week:
Tuesday-Backwards Day
Wednesday-Hat Day/Door decorating contest
Thursday-Black and gold day/ a spirit walk and a pep rally around 2:30

Friday, October 31, 2008