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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Newsletter

Dear Families,
Spring is hopefully here and the TCAP test is almost here as well. The TCAP testing dates have changed for us as a result of missing so much school for snow. The new testing window is the week of April 19th through 23rd. This means we need to change the Jr. Pro basketball schedule. The games scheduled for April 19th, 20th, and the make-up night of April 22nd will now be scheduled for April 5th, 6th, and 8th.
There will be no parties before the TCAP test. We feel that we need to use all available instruction time in preparing for the TCAP. We will have a celebration day after TCAP testing is completed provided students work well during TCAP preparation and exhibit a good attitude during testing.
Parent/teacher conferences are Thursday, April 1st from 3-6 p.m. If you are unable to attend please call and we will set up a time for you to meet with your child’s/children’s teacher during the teacher’s planning.
Important dates:
April 1st—Parent/Teacher Conferences—3-6 p.m.
April 5th—Jr. Pro Game rescheduled from the 19th.
April 6th—Jr. Pro Game rescheduled from the 20th.
April 8th—Jr. Pro Game rescheduled from the 22nd.
April 14th-16th—Spring Break
April 19th-23rd—TCAP TEST WEEK
April 19th—Begin taking Pre-K applications for next year.
April 22nd—FCA speaker for 7th & 8th grades—2:00 p.m.
April 23rd—Reptile show for grades 3-6—2:00 p.m.
April 27th—Progress Reports go home.
April 29th—Tom Thumb Wedding—7:00 p.m.

Kenny Tompkins, Principal

Dates to Remember

Tomorrow, March 31 you may bring your entry for the annual egg decorating contest. For complete rules click here.
Remember only single eggs will be judged--no displays.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, April 1 from 3 until 6 P.M.

Spring portrait orders must be turned in by April 6th.
For a chance to win a free package--click here.

Spring Break is April 14-16th.

TCAP testing has been moved to the week of April 19th. Testing will begin on Tuesday.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Proofs/Win a Package

Today I distributed the proofs from our spring portraits. Each proof has a choice of 10 backgrounds, with packages ranging in price from 18 to 45 dollars. Other products such as magnets and key chains are available as add-ons. Remember add-ons are only available with the purchase of a package. The last day to return your order form is April 6th.

To celebrate spring, Mr. Joel Poston, our school photographer is giving away to one lucky blog reader a free Package F.
That's two 5 x7's and 8 wallets with a retail value of $18.00. To enter all you need to do is comment on this post or send an e-mail to gibsond2@k12tn.net
Just say pick me, choose me, or I love free pictures!

We will randomly pick a winner on Monday, April 5th. Enter by noon, and we will try to notify the winner.

Feel free to start commenting and e-mailing for that free package!

*If you have any questions about the portraits feel free to contact Joel at 823-8910.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

National Champions

We're very proud of our Junior High Cheerleading squad who just became national champions last week while competing in the CanAm Competions in Myrtle Beach South Carolina!

Thanks to Miss Julia for bringing a picture to share. I think they had lots of fun not only competing but enjoying the activities available at Myrtle Beach!

Good job cheerleaders, you made the whole school proud!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Last week the theme in Mrs. Connie's Pre-k was the West, so on Friday her students came dressed like the best in the West!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Today's Book Winner

We had twelve entries in the book giveaway. I assigned each entry a number based on the order each person entered the contest. Then, I used the Random number generator at Random.org to choose a winner. The generator chose number 11, and that number belonged to:

Kim A.

Thanks to all who entered and for reading the K-8 Computer Lab Blog.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thursday's Spring Portraits

Thursday, March 11 we will be making spring portraits for grades 4-8. DO NOT wear green shirts!

Thanks to everyone this morning--pictures went smooth. If you did not send a note, but wish to have sibling groups made we can still do that on Thursday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring Portraits on Wednesday

Spring pictures for grades pre-k through 3 will be tomorrow, Wednesday, March 10.
DO NOT wear green!

Don't forget the book give away on Thursday!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Couple of Changes

Report card day has been changed to March 26th
Parent/Teacher Conferences have been changed to April 1.

Just a Reminder

Spring Portraits are scheduled for March 10th and 11th.
Wednesday, March 10th--pre-k through 3rd grade
Thursday, March 11th--4th through 8th grade
Remember portraits will be taken on a green screen so that you can select the background, so do not wear green shirts or sweaters.
Notes will be sent home Monday to remind everyone.

It's Time for the Annual Egg Decorating Contest

Easter Egg Decorating Contest Rules 2010

Entry must be turned into homeroom teacher by 8:30 A.M. on March 31st. Please put first and last name somewhere on your egg.

  1. Entries must consist of a decorated egg that could be hid for egg hunting. NO Displays. Individual decorated eggs only.
  2. Please have your first and last name on your egg.
  3. Entries will be judged at 9:00 A.M. on March 31st (by someone outside the school)
  4. Entries will be on display in the library through Friday, April 2, at 2:30. At 2:30 you may pick your entry up to take home with you.
  5. Classes may tour egg entries.
  6. Winners will be announced on the afternoon of March 31st. (three winners per grade-first, second and third place)
  7. Adult category also for teachers, staff and parents who wish to enter.

  8. Happy Decorating!

Miss Alice

Note from Miss Alice:
I have smooth Styrofoam eggs to sell at 25 cents each. I only have 900!!! See me for the eggs. No limit on number to buy. I have plenty.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2nd Book Giveaway

To continue her appreciation for making the book fair a success, Miss Cross is hosting a second book give away. This one has a Family Fun Night book, an adult selection and two young adult selections.
You may enter to win these books by leaving a comment or sending an e-mail to gibsond2@k12tn.net
We will have a drawing for these books on Thursday, March 11 @ 1:00 P.M. so you must be entered by then.

And the winner is. . .

The winner of the first book give away is Kayla Garrett. We had 26 entries. The twenty six names were placed in a basket and then student helpers, Adam and Kristen took it from there.
Adam carefully held the basket and Kristen closed her eyes tightly and drew the winning name.
There it is Kayla Garrett!
Tomorrow we will start a new giveaway, watch for details.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Early Dismissal--Tuesday March 2

School is closing at 11:00 A.M. today, so our book give away scheduled at 1:00 P.M. will be postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3rd. I will still take entries until then!