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Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Faces

Here's some of the cutest Friday Faces!

And My Personal Favorite!
A girl who is glad it's Friday

She was just clowning around making faces, she is really a very, very cute Friday Face!

Keyton Helps Fellow Second Graders

Keyton Dowdy, on the right, presented Mrs. Stephanie Norris and her second grade class with all the pull tabs he had saved this summer. Keyton encouraged his family and friends to collect the tabs for his fellow second graders. The tabs are donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville. The Ronald McDonald House allows the families of sick children who are far away from home to have a place to stay and be together out of the hospital environment.
After they poured Keyton's tabs into their collection jar it appeared that he had saved about 1/2 gallon this summer. Keyton and his family are continuing to save the tabs and they hope you join in and bring them to Mrs. Stephanie Norris's second grade class in Room 206.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Picture Report

Pictures went as smooth as silk this year! Everyone was ready, dressed well and very few were absent. But, best of all, the students were very well behaved and cooperative during picture taking. The proofs should be back in about two weeks.
We have set September 15 as the date for retakes. Retakes are for those who were absent or if you have a facial expression you just can't live with! The eighth graders will have a candid photo, outside on the playground on this date.
We thank Mr. Joel Poston, our school photographer, for taking his time and making us all look great!

New Science Blog

There's a new blog in town. Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson's 5-6th grade science classes have added themselves to our list of bloggers. Check them out here.
They are also in our blog list to the right.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Picture Day

Tomorrow, Thursday, is picture day for grades four through eight. The backdrop is gray and solid colored clothing looks best. This is the photo for the yearbook. Click here for more details.

Anyone who was absent in grades pre-k through 3 can get their photo taken Thursday.
Siblings must have a note or have sent an e-mail to Miss Delilah(gibsond2@k12tn.net) to get a photo together.

If You Give Mrs. Kim a Camera (continued). . .

Here's some fourth grade playground fun Mrs. Kim caught with the camera this week! Thanks Mrs. Kim for helping out, don't know what I would do without you!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Picture Week

Don't forget that Wednesday is picture day for grades pre-k through 3.
The background is gray.
Click here for more details.

If You Give Mrs. Kim a Camera. . .

If Mrs. Kim goes out with the camera. . . . She'll come back with some pretty great shots from all around the school. Here's just a few she made today.

To be continued. . . .

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hat Parade

Mrs. Kim Stockton's first graders read a story about hats today and decided to design a hat of their own! They liked their creations so much the class went on a hat parade and shared their work with anyone who passed by them in the hall! Good job first graders, thanks for stopping by the computer lab to share.


The background for the school portraits is gray.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mr. Tompkins's August Newsletter


WELCOME BACK! We hope everyone had a great summer break. We have four new teachers and they are:

Ms. Leah Amonett is teaching 2nd grade.

Ms. Emily Bilbrey is teaching 5th and 6th grade math, reading,

and language arts.

Ms. Sally Pendergrass is teaching 1st grade.

Ms. Mindy Sidwell is teaching 1st grade.

We had two teachers to change positions:

Ms. Julia Barber went from 1st grade to 3rd grade.

Ms. Jamie Evans went from 1st grade to 2nd grade.

We have three new educational assistants:

Ms. Faith Reagan is working in grades 5-8.

Ms. Kathy Vitatoe is working in grades 5-8.

Ms. Danielle Sells is working in kindergarten.

Student/Parent Handbooks will be passed out during the 1st full week of school. A few changes to look for are the following: the new cell phone policy, the new textbook replacement policy, and the severe weather lockdown procedures. Please read through the Handbook with your child/children and return the designated parent/student signed sheet to school.

The State Curriculum Standards have changed for the 2009-2010 academic school year. Therefore, you may notice some changes in your child’s/children’s schoolwork. Teachers have spent a considerable amount of time over the summer getting prepared for changes the new standards have brought. It is extremely important that students are not absent unless absolutely necessary. Those who would like to view the State Curriculum Standards can do so on the Tennessee Department of Education Website at www.state.tn.us/education/ and click on Educators/Administrators then click on Curriculum/Standards.

Kenny Tompkins, Principal

Third Grade Superstars

Here's a new blog for you to check out. Mrs. Julia Barber's third grade class has their own site with photos, and important information like spelling lists and vocabulary words. Click here to see what's happening in Mrs. Julia's Class.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Time for Pictures!

School Portraits will be made on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27th. Wednesday will be pre-k through the 3rd grade. Thursday will be grades 4-8. These are the portraits that will be used in the school yearbook.

Photos will be taken by our school photographer, Mr. Joel Poston from Livingston and proofs will be sent home to allow you to make orders.

If you would like for siblings to be made together (in addition to the individual portrait) please send a note or an e-mail informing us who should be in the picture and which day.
If you have any questions, you can call the school or e-mail me.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Finally Friday

Has Friday left you feeling flat?
Even though our week was short it was tough to get back on track and up and going, but we have the whole week end to recharge!
I have added Monday and Tuesday's  menu to the right hand side.  The school calendar is also there. We have some projects, plans, contests and give-aways planned for this year so keep checking by for updates. Don't forget to check out the other school blogs listed in my blog list, also on the right. If you would like to join the K-8 moms blog, One Size Fits All,  or if you have any school related questions just send me(Miss Delilah) an e-mail and let me know
Happy Friday!!!