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

Friday, September 30, 2011

Jr High Football Homecoming

Tuesday night the Pickett County Jr. High Bobcats took on the Albany Bulldogs in the last game of the season. Congratulations to the Bobcats on their win and a well played game. Also congratulations to all the attendants in the Homecoming activities, and to Queen Summer Wilber, and Princesses LeeEllen Beaty and Camme Sells! Everyone looked Fabulous!!































Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

We Are 3rd!!!

PC K8 has moved into 3rd Place in the US Cellular contest! We can totally do this! We still have 10 days left to vote! We appreciate everyone who has helped us make it to 3rd Place but please keep encouraging everyone you know to go by a US Cellular store and get a card and vote for PC K8!!


Keep up the Hard Work!! Mr. Tompkins says to remind everyone he REALLY wants a mohawk! Let's help him get it!

Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook Pictures will be
Wednesday, Sept 28th, for grades Pre-K - 3rd
and
Thursday, Sept 29th, for grades 4th - 8th

Mr. Joel says that this years background will be Gray, and that any color will photograph well on the background except white. Darker colors will bring more attention to the students' faces but that they should try to avoid stripes and busy patterns, as well as shirts with lots of writing on them.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hair Cut Warning

It's a little short notice, but remember that fall pictures will be taken next Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th.
Pre-K - 3rd - Wednesday
4th - 8th - Thursday



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Moving UP!!

Thanks to everyone's hard work we are now ranked number 4! Congrats and please continue to work hard! Here is the new Top 10 Ranking from Uscellular.com....
Top Rank School Name City, State
1SEYMOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL Seymour, TN
2CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN CATHOLIC SCHL Orland Hills, IL
3HOBBTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Newton Grove, NC
4PICKETT COUNTY K-8 SCHOOL Byrdstown, TN
5TOMMYS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Goldsboro, NC
6CAPSHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cookeville, TN
7WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Joliet, IL
8WAYNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Goldsboro, NC
9LUTHERAN INTERPARISH SCHOOL Williamsburg, IA
10LA GRANGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL La Grange, NC

Thursday, September 15, 2011

5th!

We have moved up into 5th place in the US Cellular Rankings! The new Top 100 was released this afternoon, and shows that Pickett County K-8 is making our way to the top! Everyone please Keep up all the awesome work you are doing!!

Again here is the list of the Top 10....

Top Rank School Name City, State
1SEYMOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL Seymour, TN
2HOBBTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Newton Grove, NC
3CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN CATHOLIC SCHL Orland Hills, IL
4TOMMYS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Goldsboro, NC
5PICKETT COUNTY K-8 SCHOOL Byrdstown, TN
6WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Joliet, IL
7CAPSHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cookeville, TN
8ST STEPHEN THE MARTYR SCHOOL Omaha, NE
9LA GRANGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL La Grange, NC
10LUTHERAN INTERPARISH SCHOOL Williamsburg, IA



































Monday, September 12, 2011

Ranked 6th!! Keep up the Work!!

Congratulations Students, Parents, Teachers, and Friends we are ranked 6th in the nation for the US Cellular Contest after this first weekend, BUT we must not slow down now!! We still need everyone to go by and pick up code cards daily (and don't forget the US Cellular Stores in other towns)!

Also remember that tomorrow the student who turns in the most cards will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Certificate that was donated to the school-wide effort.

Congratulations and KEEP up the hard work!! I know we can do this!

The Ranking of the Top 100 schools can be found at www.uscellular.com. Here is a list of the top 1o schools across the nation.....

Calling All Communities - Top 100

As of 9/12/2011 8:01 AM (CST)

Top Rank School Name City, State
1HOBBTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Newton Grove, NC
2CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN CATHOLIC SCHL Orland Hills, IL
3SEYMOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL Seymour, TN
4CAPSHAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cookeville, TN
5TOMMYS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Goldsboro, NC
6PICKETT COUNTY K-8 SCHOOL Byrdstown, TN
7WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Joliet, IL
8ST STEPHEN THE MARTYR SCHOOL Omaha, NE
9LUTHERAN INTERPARISH SCHOOL Williamsburg, IA
10LA GRANGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL La Grange, NC

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cookie Dough Sales End

Remember to return your Cookie Dough orders to school tomorrow September 12th! Thank you all for your participation in our Sales!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PC K-8 Needs YOUR Help

US Cellular to Give Away $150,000+ to Schools

The local U.S. Cellular store is participating in an effort to help us hopefully receive as much as $150,000.00 for the K-8. Between September 9th and October 6th, anyone 18 years or older can visit the new local U.S. Cellular store at 8500 Hwy. 111 in Byrdstown and ask an associate for a code to vote for their favorite school. Each online voting code gives people the opportunity to vote once daily until the campaign ends. The voting cards will feature a peel-off that gives thousands of lucky supporters a chance to cast two votes a day. A total of 18 schools will be awarded prizes. The school with the most votes will receive $150,000.00 with the 17 runner-up schools receiving $50,000.00 each.

No purchase is necessary and you do not have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to vote.


How to Help

Simply PICK UP A CARD!

No Purchase Necessary

Anyone can go by and pick up these code cards at any US Cellular Store -Parents, Grandparents, anyone 18 and over. Next go online to www.uscellular.com, and vote for your favorite school - Pickett Co K8!

If you are unable to complete the daily online voting yourself, simply send your code cards with a valid e-mail address, if possible, to school with your child, drop the cards by the K8 office, or drop them in your offering plate at church. We will see that your votes are counted daily!

Remember voting is daily and cards can be picked up daily from multiple US Cellular locations. Therefore parents and grandparents who work out of town can go by all the Livingston, Algood, and Cookeville area stores daily to get code cards for our schools voting.

Thank You

To All Who Participate

Pickett County K8

September 9th – October 6th

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Newletter

PICKETT COUNTY K-8 SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Dear families,

We are very excited about some of the things going on in the month of September at the K-8. The Twin Lakes Telephone Directory Recycling Campaign is still in full swing. The only Twin Lakes Directory not accepted is the new 2011. The K-8 receives 50 cents per copy turned in and the classroom that collects the most books will receive $100.00 and a pizza party. The recycling campaign ends September 30th.


We are also in the middle of our yearly cookie dough sales fundraiser. If grades 5-8 sell 800 items, I will get to wear a new hairdo for a day. Please help me get my new do.

The money raised helps with the cost of copy machine maintenance and repair along with purchasing toner. One toner cartridge costs us $165.00 and that is buying in bulk to receive the best price. We greatly appreciate all the efforts to help us with our fundraiser. The cookie dough sales end September 12th.


I had included information about the U.S. Cellular contest in last month’s newsletter. We now have more information and hopefully we have some strategies to help the K-8 win. Between September 9th and October 6th, anyone 18 years or older can visit the local U.S. Cellular store (in the same shopping complex as the Dollar General Store) and ask an associate for a code to vote for their favorite school at uscellular.com. You can go by and pick up a new code everyday of the contest and vote all codes each day. If you do not want to vote your code/codes each day, simply write your e-mail address on the code card and send it to school with your child. I have enlisted the help of several to enter the votes each day. Please encourage other family members to go by and pick up codes every day (grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.). I really believe the K-8 can win the $150,000.00 prize with the help of the entire community.


One part of our strategy to win is by having two contests. The first is between classrooms. The classroom in grades Pre-K-4 and in grades 5-8 that turn in the most code cards will receive $1,500.00 each. Second place classrooms will receive $1000.00 each and third place classrooms will receive $500.00 each if we win the $150,000.00 grand prize. The other contest is between students in grades Pre-K-4 and grades 5-8. The students who turn in the most code cards will receive $1000.00 each. Second place students will receive $750.00 each and third place students will receive $500.00 each if we win the $150,000.00 grand prize. In the event we are one of the 17 runner up schools and we win $50,000.00 the prizes will be as follows: First place classrooms will receive $750.00, second place classroom $500.00, and third place classrooms will receive $250.00. First place students will receive $300.00, second place students will receive $200.00, and third place students will receive $100.00. In the event there are ties within the contests, names will be drawn for the winners.

Another part of the strategy is that code cards can be picked up at out of town U.S. Cellular stores as well. Example: If you go to Livingston or Cookeville, you can go by the Byrdstown store and pick up a code card, go by the Livingston store and pick up a code card, and go by the Cookeville store and pick up a code card all on the same day. All code cards can be voted on that day and every day that follows during the contest. I have included a list of stores in the area.

Remember, if you want us to vote your code/codes everyday, send those to school with your e-mail address written on the card and we will make sure it is voted. All cards turned in to teachers will be voted daily until the contest ends. PLEASE HELP US WIN $150,000.00.

The local U.S. Cellular store, Business Express, located at 8500 Hwy 111, Ste 100 in Byrdstown will have a Calling All Communities Kick Off on Saturday, September 10th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Festivities will include games, face painting, bounce house, free hot dogs and drinks, giveaways and door prizes. Please go by and join the fun. Most of all pick up your voting code for the day. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY!


I had addressed the early picking up of students in the afternoon in last month’s newsletter. There are still too many students being picked up early. We understand the occasional doctor’s appointment and the like, but we also see that it has become a habit for some. The school day does not end until 3:00 p.m. Car riders are not released until 3:10 p.m. If you want to avoid the traffic, please pick up your child/children at 3:25 p.m. We are always here until 3:30 p.m.


In the mornings, if you take your child/children to their classrooms, it is a state law that you sign in when you enter the building. The sign in sheet is in the front lobby on the table as you enter to your right. Also, parents do not need to be going down the hallways in the afternoon to pick up their child/children. If you have to pick up your child early, go by the office and have the secretary to call for your child. If you need to speak with a teacher, please wait until after the car riders have been called at 3:10 p.m. At the end of the day, teachers are trying to get students ready to go home and make sure all students are getting where they are supposed to that afternoon. Please do not go to your child’s room before we call for car riders


The PEACE Program and After School will begin on Tuesday, September 6th. The PEACE Program schedule is as follows: 6:50-7:50 a.m. Monday & Wednesday will be for kindergarten and first grades, 6:50-7:50 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday will be for second and third grades, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Monday –Thursday will be for grades 4-8. The After School program will be 3:00-5:00 p.m. Monday –Friday for grades K-4.


Important dates for September are:

Sept. 1—Peace Program kick-off dinner-6:00 p.m. in cafeteria

Sept 1—Junior High Football Game-away-Albany

Sept. 5—LABOR DAY—NO SCHOOL

Sept. 6—PEACE Program and After School begin

Sept. 6—6/8 girls bb game-away-Burkesville-5 p.m.

Sept. 8—Junior High Football Game-away-Jamestown

Sept. 9—U.S. CELLULAR CONTEST BEGINS

Sept. 9—Progress Reports go home

Sept. 12—Cookie Dough sales end

Sept. 13—6/8 girls bb game-home-Burkesville-5 p.m.

Sept. 16—Storytelling in the afternoon

Sept. 20—Junior High Football Game-away-Walter S. Barrett

Sept. 23—5/6 bb game-home-Algood-5 p.m.

Sept. 26—5/6 bb game-away-Cornerstone-5 p.m.

Sept. 27—6/8 boys bb game-away-Burkesville-5 p.m.

Sept. 27—Junior High Football Game-home-Albany

Sept. 29—Junior High Football game-home-Winfrey Bryant

Sept. 30—Twin Lakes Telephone Book Recycling ends

Sept. 30—5/6 bb game-away-Algood-5 p.m.

Kenny Tompkins, Principal

AREA U.S. CELLULAR STORES & Hours

Business Express, 8500 Hwy 111, Ste 100, Byrdstown—M-F—9-5, Sat. 9-2

Coffee Talk Wireless, 1539 West Main Street, Livingston—M-S—9-5

Sam’s Satellite, 110 South Main Street, Jamestown—M-S—9-7, Sun. 1-5

Sam’s Satellite, 606 D West Main Street, Algood—M-S—9-7, Sun 1-5

U.S. Cellular, 770 S Jefferson Ave, Suite A, Cookeville—M-F—9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5

AC Rentals & Radio Shack, 615 West Lake Ave., Celina—M-S—7-6

U.S. Cellular, 1784 N. Main St. Suite 104, Crossville—M-F—9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5

Sam’s Satellite, 1096 West Avenue, Crossville—M, T, Th, F—8-5, W—9-12, Sat. 9-12

PEACE Program

Reminder:
The PEACE Program Kickoff dinner is tonight at 6pm in the K8 Cafeteria.