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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!

Friday Faces

Word of the Day

This is a word from Mr. Hill's vocabulary handouts! (Funny how I can remember this word from 1974 but I can't remember yesterday! I guess I am not impeccable.)


1 not capable of sinning or liable to sin

2 free from fault or blame : flawless

Definitions courtesy of www.m-w.com


Don't forget we are collecting food for the annual food drive. Two more items we are gathering up are old phone books and tabs from your soda cans. The phone company is rewarding us for helping them collect old phone books for recycling and Miss Robin's third graders collect tabs from aluminum cans to help the Ronald McDonald House. If you want to help just sent these two things our way!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

K-8 Food Drive

The Pickett County K-8 will be hosting their annual food drive during the month of November. We are collecting non-perishable food items that will be used to help those in need in Pickett County during the holidays.

The grade that brings in the most canned items will be rewarded with a popcorn and movie day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicola Smith in the Family Resource Center at 864-6940.

Thank you fro helping teach our children the rewards of giving to those in need.

30% off

I can e-mail you a coupon for 30% off at Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic. It is good November 11-14 and can be used in store or online. It is part of their Give and Get Program. If you would like one just send an e-mail request.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Word of the Day

I have a keyboarding class with 8th graders on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. After we complete our lesson each day we learn a new word. The students open the Merriam-Webster dictionary site (www.m-w.com) and I spell the day's word for them. The site gives us all the dictionary information plus pronounces the word for us.
Where do I get the words? Those of you are are like me and older than dirt, can remember that our high school English teacher, Mr. Hill had a weekly vocabulary list that he tested us over every Friday. Some of the words I remember from his lists, others just pop up. I ran into this word when I was reading a picture book to first graders, proving it is not a very good idea to read a book to a group without previewing it! I did not know how to pronounce the word!
And the word is:

harsh or discordant sound : dissonance 2; specifically : harshness in the sound of words or phrases

In a sentence:
The sounds of barking dogs and sirens added to the cacophony on the streets.

You will have to visit m-w.com to get the correct pronunciation.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Time Change

Don't forget that Daylight Savings Time ends on November 7th. Change your clock on Saturday night, remember you "fall back"!

Christmas in November

Don't forget about Christmas in November at the Byrdstown Community Center. It is Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6th. That's today and tomorrow!
The hours are 8-5 on Friday and 9-3 on Saturday. Food and craft items will be sold and they will give away door prizes every hour!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Newsletter

Dear Families,
I hope everyone had enough candy over Halloween. The costumes in our
Halloween Parade are getting better and better each year.
The 6th grade will selling RADA beginning Monday, November 1st
through Friday, November 12th.
On Tuesday, November 2nd, 8th grade students will be having pictures
taken outside for the yearbook. If it rains, they will be
rescheduled for Thursday, November 4th. Retakes and basketball
pictures will be taken on Wednesday, November 3rd.
The band will be having a chili supper and silent auction on Friday,
November 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the K-8 cafeteria.
Third and 7th grades will be taking a Constructed Response Assessment
on Monday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 10th. It is
important students are present for the assessment.
There will be no school on Thursday, November 11th in observance of
Veterans Day.
The 2nd grade will be having a bake sale at B&K on Saturday, November
13th beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Kindergarten will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts beginning Monday,
November 15th through Tuesday, November 23rd.
Fourth grade will be selling Avon beginning Monday, November 15th
through Monday, November 29th.
Thanksgiving Lunch for grades Pre-k through 3rd and their families
will be on Thursday, November 18th. Please look for a note home
about the lunch in the near future.
The 8th grade will be taking Christmas Portraits on Thursday,
November 18th. Please look for a note home with more information in
the near future.
Progress reports will go home on Monday, November 22nd.
Thanksgiving break will be Wednesday, November 24th through Friday,
November 26th.

Important dates for November:
Nov. 1-12—6th grade RADA sales
Nov. 1—7/8 basketball game-away-Cornerstone-6 p.m.
Nov. 2—8th grade yearbook pictures
Nov. 2—5/6 basketball game-home-Allardt-6 p.m.
Nov. 3—picture retakes, basketball
Nov. 3—Health Screenings—4th grade
Nov. 4—5/6 girls, 7/8 basketball game-home-Allons-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 8-10—3rd/7th Constructed Response Assessment
Nov. 8—7/8 basketball game-home-Clinton Co.-5 p.m.
Nov. 11—NO SCHOOL-Veterans Day
Nov. 13—2nd grade bake sale at B&K 8 a.m.
Nov. 13—5/6, 7/8 basketball game-home-York-10 a.m.
Nov. 15-23—kindergarten doughnut sales
Nov. 15-29—4th grade Avon sales
Nov. 15—5/6, 7/8 basketball game-home-Pine Haven-5 p.m.
Nov. 16—5/6, 7/8 basketball game-away-York-5 p.m.
Nov. 18—Thanksgiving Lunch for grades Pre-k through 3rd
Nov. 18—Christmas Portraits
Nov. 18—7/8 basketball game-away-Hilham-6 p.m.
Nov. 20—5/6 boys basketball game-away-Clinton Co.-TBA
Nov. 22—Progress Reports go home
Nov. 22—5/6 boys, 7/8 basketball game-home-Livingston-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 24-26—Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 29—7/8 basketball game-home-Allardt-6 p.m.

Kenny Tompkins, Principal