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Friday, February 26, 2010

March Newsletter

Dear Families,
We hope the snow is over. The plan to make up the first 3 days we missed over our banked snow days is to come to school on April 2nd (Good Friday) and April 12th and 13th (Monday & Tuesday of Spring Break). The plan for making up Thursday, Feb. 25th is pending.

The TCAP test is quickly approaching. It is very important that students be in school if at all possible. We are having several students picked up early in the afternoons and missing some of their 6th period class. Please do not make picking up students early a habit. The students are missing instruction time.

Jr. Pro will begin the week of March 15th and run through April 20thwith a break the week of TCAP (April 5-9) and the week of Spring Break (April 14-16). Jr. Pro games will be played on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Miss Cross is hosting a book giveaway to celebrate the success of this year's book fair. You can enter by visiting the K-8 Computer Lab Blog. You will need to leave a comment or send an e-mail to enter. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, March 2 at 1:00 P.M. The giveaway includes a cookbook and 3 easy/chapter books. The url for the computer lab blog is http://k8computerlab.blogspot.com

Important dates at the K-8:

Jr. High Football will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on April 3rd at the football field. Start time is 10:00 a.m. with a cost of $3.00 per person. There will be four age groups from 0 to adult and over 1,000 eggs with prizes and candy for each group.

Kenny Tompkins, Principal

Friday's Faces

Spring Portraits

We have re-scheduled the Spring Portraits for

Wednesday, March 10th
Thursday, March 11th.

The first day is pre-k through 3 and the second will be 4th-8th grades.
More information later!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Book Give Away

Miss Rhuveda Cross is going to host a book give away to thank everyone for making this year's book fair a huge success. Anyone who reads this blog may enter. All you have to do is leave a comment saying pick me or send an e-mail (gibsond2@k12tn.net) and you will be entered.
The contest will begin today and end next Tuesday, March 2nd at 1:00 P.M. when we will draw out the winner's name.

This collection of books includes one cookbook and three picture/easy chapter books. Next week she will be giving a new collection away!

So start commenting and e-mailing--you can't win if you don't enter!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring Photos

We tried twice to schedule spring photos! This time we will wait until the weather is a little more spring like before we schedule. Watch for a post on the blog giving you dates and a note will be sent home again!

Book Fair News

The book fair will remain open until 12:00 on Monday. You need to make your final selections, if Miss Cross has sold out of a title you wanted, she can still order it, but you will have to pre-pay. Even with the snow interruptions, the book fair has been a success and Miss Cross wants to thank everyone who participated.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Book Fair Open

The book fair will be open on Friday, February 19th.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Progress Reports

Due to the number of days missed for snow the third nine weeks, teachers do not have enough grades to adequately represent student measures for progress reports. We will not be sending home mid nine weeks progress reports. Report cards are scheduled to go home on March 19th.

Roses are Red. . .

Welcome to our day! It has been filled with candy, and balloons and stuffed animals and cupcakes and cards and flowers and children who have consumed way too much SUGAR. . . way, way too much SUGAR!

President's Day

Monday, February 15th Pickett County K-8 is closed for President's Day!

Who is your favorite president?

If you want some more information about presidents click here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Going Back

The snow all melted away, so we are going to school on time, tomorrow, Friday, February 12th. Valentine's Day will be celebrated. Don't forget you can still get a gift from the book fair and since it will be open until next week you could even buy a gift certificate.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Picture Note

Once again the weather has caused us to rearrange our schedules. We will postpone the photos until next week, Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Thursday, Feb. 18th.
Don't forget there will be a green screen used to make the photo, so please do not wear green shirts.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Western Day in Second Grade

On Friday, Mrs. Jamie's second graders had a western theme in their class. The class was full of cowgirls and cowboys.

While I was there, the cowpokes were all busy with the art project you see above. Mrs. Jamie was tracing around their foot to make the horse's head and the students were looking at a picture on the computer that showed them how to decorate their horses. Later, I saw their finished projects decorating the hallway outside their classroom door. I noticed each student had chosen a name for their horse. I'm sure the day was filled with other western related activities. It was a good way to spend their first full day back at school this week!