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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bring in Your Old Phone Books!

We will be hosting a phone book drive again this school year! 

Please send in your old Twin Lake telephone directories. Whichever classroom brings in the most books will receive a prize. The school will receive $1.00 for each book, and the books will be recycled.

This is a great opportunity to get those old books out of the way and help out your school!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mrs. Rena's 4th Grade Recycled Cells

Mrs. Rena's 4th grade science classes have been studying plant and animal cells. Students collaboratively created a model of a plant and animal cell from recycled goods. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

2015-16 Handbook Changes

In case you missed orientation...

Changes in the Cafeteria Charge Policy
  • The Federal Government does not encourage student charge accounts, therefore students will only be allowed to accumulate 5 days worth of charges. After the 5 days an alternate meal will be provided at no cost to the student. 
    • Breakfast - cereal & milk
    • Lunch - sandwich & milk 
  • HOWEVER, student balances must be paid off before they are allowed to participate in school trips. 
  • It is best to keep money in your student's account to avoid an excessive balance. The cafeteria funds itself, so it is important to remember that meals are only free/reduced for those who have qualified.
    • Free/Reduced lunch applications must be filled out yearly (Federal Guidelines) only one application is needed per household.
    • Free & Reduced Meals - click here for more info
  • The school system is in the process of setting up an online system for both viewing cafeteria transaction history and depositing money into a student's account. 
State Mandated Testing
  • Most of the TNReady (TCAP) test will be taken online this year. There will be two separate testing periods, Part I in February and Part II in April/May. This does not apply to K-2 students.
Dress Code
  • If a student is wearing jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, or other tight fitting pants, please be sure that they are wearing a long top/dress that hits 3-4" from the knee. A t-shirt is not considered appropriate with this type of bottom. 
Bus Safety
  • A reminder that food & drink are not allowed on buses due to safety hazards. Trash & spills cause falls, food can be a choking hazard as well as a food allergy issue. Remember that there is only one adult on buses and that person is the driver. 
  • We are asking parents to not send balloons to a student who will be riding a bus. If at all possible students need to be picked up on those days. We are working with the local florists to offer more bus friendly options!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome Back To School

The first day of school for Pickett County students will be on Friday, August 7. 

Students in Pre-K or Kindergarten "phase-in", be sure to speak to their teacher regarding when your child will begin school. 

Welcome back and have a wonderful 2015-16 school year!