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Monday, December 19, 2011

Santa Clause

We had a very special visitor this morning at the K8....Santa Clause and he even showed up with his reindeer, because from time to time Santa would have to call Rudolph down for prancing around too much on the roof! Everyone loved seeing Santa and the students in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade got to take time to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas!! Merry Christmas to All, and I hope you have a wonderful break!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Magic Show

Tennessee Litter and the Pickett County Government office hosted a Magic Show this afternoon. The students learned about litter and how to help prevent it, while they enjoyed some magic tricks. The show's motto was "Litter Free - Because of You and Me!"

Elementary Love

Buddy Glitter George

Not to be out done by the love birds blossoming on the Middle School end of the building, the teachers on the K-3 side have shared stories about their mischievous elves. Three classrooms have Elves on the Shelf, Mrs. Evans' elf's name is Buddy, Mrs. Danielle's Glitter, and Mrs. Booher's George. These elves have the special job of watching and reporting the day's happenings to Santa each night when they use their special Christmas magic and fly back to the North Pole.

However the exciting things are what students have found each morning when they return to school! It seems that these elves are very MISCHIEVOUS - everything from paperwads, to chairs being overturned, and even a mess from a couple that had too much fun with some glitter! Today's surprise was that it seems Buddy and Glitter have been on a date! There were pictures of them in different places around school, even in Mr. Tompkins' office! Now Mrs. Evans' 2nd graders are keeping an eye on George, they do believe there may be some competition in the near future!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Ornament Contest

Friday, December 2nd was the deadline for our Annual Christmas Ornament Contest. There were many great entries and we hope everyone is looking forward to participating again next year. Although, I was unable to be here for the contest Mrs. Sherri took some pictures of the winners and of the fully decorated trees in our front lobby.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December Newsletter

Dear Families,

Christmas is almost here! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

The "PEACE" Program will be going to see "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" on Saturday, December 3rd. We will leave the K-8 at 8:30 am and return at approximately 3:30 pm. This trip is for students who have met the required attendance criteria.

The 3rd and 7th grades will be taking the Constructed Response Assessment December 6th, 7th, and 8th, with a test make-up day on December 9th. This is a state mandated assessment.

The Christmas portraits from the 8th grade fundraiser will be back December 8th.

There will be a Magic Show sponsored by the Pickett County Litter Grant on Friday, December 9th, at 1:00 pm for grades K-3 and at 1:45 for grades 4-6.

Christmas lunch will be on Thursday, December 15th for grades 4-8. Each student will be allowed 2 guests. Please look for a note home in the near future to help us get an accurate count.

The Band Concert will be on Friday, December 16th, at 2:00 pm in the K-8 gym and at 6:00 for the public.

Remember that Tuesday, December 20th, will be our last day of school before Christmas Break, and buses will run at 9:00 am. School will be back in session on January 3rd.

Important Dates for December:
Dec 1st - Last Day to turn in Christmas Portraits
Dec 1st - 7/8 Basketball Game - Away - S. Cumberland - 5:30 pm
Dec 3rd - PEACE Program Trip to the Playhouse
Dec 3rd - 5/6 Basketball Game - Home - S. Cumberland - 10:00 am
Dec 5th - 7/8 Basketball Game - Away - Allardt 6 pm
Dec 6-8 - Constructed Response Assessment Grades 3 and 7
Dec 8th - 7/8 Basketball Game - Home - Allardt 6 pm
Dec 8th - Jump Rope Jumps at Home Basketball Game 6 pm
Dec 9th - Make up day for Constructed Response Assessment
Dec 9th - Magic Show - 1:00 Grades K-3; 1:45 Grades 4-6
Dec 12th - 5/6 and 7/8 Basketball Game - Away - York 5 pm
Dec 15th - Christmas Lunch Grades 4-8, 2 Guest per Student
Dec 15th - 5/6 and 7/8 Basketball Game - Home - York 5 pm
Dec 15th - Jump Rope Jumps at Home Basketball Game 5 pm
Dec 16th - Band Concert - 2:00 pm for school, and 6:00 pm for public
Dec 20th - School Dismisses at 9 am
Dec 21st - Jan 2nd - CHRISTMAS BREAK

Monday, November 28, 2011

Middle School Love

It seems that on the middle school wing of the building we have two new love birds! Just today Ms. Snowgirl Christmas tree in Mrs. Misty Dowdy's classroom has spotted Mr. Snowboy Christmas tree across the hallway in Mrs. Patty Melton's class. As you know there is never a dull moment with the happenings of middle school and these "love-birds" are sure to provide much drama over the next several weeks.

Mr. Snowboy Christmas Tree

Ms. Snowgirl Christmas Tree

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Annual Christmas Ornament Contest

Once again we are hosting a Christmas Ornament Contest. Turn your handmade ornament into your homeroom teacher by 8:30 am, Dec 2nd, 2011. Ornaments will be judged at 9:00 am that day. Classes can come through and see them after judging. They will then be put on the trees in the front lobby.

1. Small enough to hang on tree
2. Handmade
3. Family members are welcome to help
4. 1 (one) ornament per person

There will be 1st ($15), 2nd ($10), and 3rd ($5) prizes per grade, and an ADULT category for parents and staff.

Come on and let's strut our stuff (show our talent) by making the most and best ornaments yet!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011