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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Moving On. . .

Thirty-four years ago a young girl, fresh out of college walked back into the high school where she had been a student and became one of the faculty members. She was filled with youthful enthusiasm and ready to start doing what she had always wanted--be a teacher.
Last Friday, she left after teaching three generations of students and at some point all grades K-12.

That girl, of course, was me and I would like to think that I never lost my youthful enthusiasm!
I started this blog in 2008 hoping to give parents a place to go for information when they ask the age old question, "What did you do at school today?" and then heard the reply, "nothing."
Six hundred posts later, I'm here to say good-bye.

I'm leaving the blog with a promise from Miss Rebekah that she will take good care of it and provide you with information and of course, your favorite, lots of pictures. You may have noticed that she has made the last couple of posts. She is full of youthful enthusiasm, and will do a terrific job.

You'll now find me reading a book, or being Parker's Nana or doing lots of interesting things. Maybe Miss Rebekah will let me guest blog from time to time!

In the meantime you can still e-mail me (gibsond2@k12tn.net), friend me on facebook or look at my personal blog to see what I'm up to!
I thank each of you for all the compliments and "thank yous" that I have received from the K-8 blog readers. You made my day when I opened my e-mail and read your comments or when I met you in person and you had praise for the blog.

Miss Delilah

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Parties

Today students and teachers enjoyed a Party day, as the last full day before Christmas break. Many students brought presents and snacks to trade and enjoy in their classes, the 6th graders brought breakfast for their class, and each student was given a gift bag which contained fruit. Needless to say it has been an eventful day. To top it all off we had a very special visitor show up this afternoon! It was definitely a day enjoyed by many!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Ball Update!

The Winter Ball scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
It has been rescheduled for Friday, January 14, 2011.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Football Awards

This afternoon the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades assembled in the gym for a presentation of football awards. Each of the players received a trophy with their name, and the 8th grade players were also presented with a plaque recognizing their playing time at PC K-8.

8th Graders
7th Graders
6th Graders

Friday Faces

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jr. High Homecoming Update

The Jr. High Basketball game and Homecoming activities scheduled for tomorrow night have been canceled. This cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances at Pine Haven.

Homecoming activities have been rescheduled for
Monday, January 10, 2011.

December Newsletter

Dear Families,
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving Break. We only have two weeks before Christmas Break!

Christmas Lunch for 4th through 8th grade students and families will
be on Thursday, December 9th. The charge for visitors will be $5.00
per meal. If you did not get a form to send back indicating you will
attend, please call the office at 864-3496 as soon as possible so we
can get an accurate count.
Jr. High basketball homecoming will be Thursday, December 9th. The
game will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The Winter Ball for 7th and 8th grade students will be Thursday,
December 16th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
School will dismiss at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17th, which is
the beginning of Christmas Break. School will be back in session on
Monday, January 3rd.
Important dates for December:

December 9—Christmas Lunch—grades 4 through 8 and their families
December 9—7/8 grade Homecoming—Pine Haven—6:00 p.m.
December 10—4th grade trip to Cumberland County Playhouse
December 10—Christmas Portraits go home
December 11—5/6 & 7/8 basketball game—home—York—10:00 a.m.
December 13—7/8 grade basketball game-away-South Fentress—6:00 p.m.
December 16—7th and 8th grade Winter Ball—6:00-10:00 p.m.
December 17—School dismisses at 9:00 a.m. for Christmas Break
January 3—School is back in session.
Everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kenny Tompkins, Principal

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Free Educational Apps

Ms Rebekah and I spent part of last week at a technology conference learning about all sorts of interesting things. One session we attended was conducted by a couple of educators from Memphis who shared with us the free apps they use in their ipod touch labs.
If you have an ipod touch or ipad you might want to add some apps that would help students practice and review skills. The list can be found here.
There are two pages to this link so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

Remember when you visit the apps store that iphone apps will usually work with both iphones and ipods, but ipad apps work only with the ipad. You have to create an itunes account to download any of these applications.

Jump Rope Team and Cheerleader Pictures

The K-8 Jump Rope Team and the Junior High Cheerleaders will have their team and individual pictures made on Wednesday, December 8th.
These two groups need to bring their uniforms to school on that day.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Lunch 4-8th Grade

This note went home on November 29th with the students in grades 4-8:

Dear Families,
We will be having Christmas Lunch for 4-8th grade families on Thursday, December 9th. Students in grades Pre-k through 3 will not be called to eat with older siblings.
Please return the bottom portion of this note by Wednesday, December 1st so we can get an accurate count.

______________ will have __Guests to eat Christmas Lunch on Thursday, December 9th
(Student's Name)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Ornaments Due

Christmas ornaments for our annual contest are due on Wednesday, December 1st by 9:00 A.M. Miss Alice, official Christmas ornament chairperson, will have judges here at that time to choose the winners.

All ornaments will be used to decorate the large trees in the school entrance, so get busy and send us your most creative work!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Progress Reports

Today, students will be bringing home their progress reports for the middle of the second nine week grading period.

This week Thanksgiving break will be Wednesday through Friday, November 24-26.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Word of the Day

Here is another word from my high school English teacher's vocabulary lists.

1 a slight indication or suggestion : hint, clue

2: a slight knowledge or vague notion

Thanksgiving Feast

The Food Network, Paula Dean, Rachel Ray nor Bobby Flay can compete with the hard working lunch ladies of Pickett County K-8, because yesterday they fed approximately 875 people a delicious Thanksgiving meal. It's been a tradition as long as anyone can remember, that we invite students' family members to eat a Thanksgiving or Christmas lunch here in our cafeteria.
Our cooks were at work that morning before daylight and for your information here's just a few of the things they prepared:
36 turkeys
8 hams
17 pans of dressing
900 rolls
976 yams

So I would like to say THANKS to Marcia, Janice, Patty, Lori, Bloss and Janet for keeping everyone fed--everyday!

In just two weeks, December 9 to be exact, they are going to prepare their next feast--Christmas Lunch and feed the masses again!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hooray for Friday!

Click on the image to see how Miss Delilah's social studies class feels about Friday!