Pearre Creek Newsletters

Volume #5, Issue #29                                                                                       February 24, 2017

Order Your Yearbook Now!

Order forms and ordering information about the 2016-17 PCES yearbook were sent home on Wednesday of this week. AN IMPORTANT NOTE— we do not order extra yearbooks! If your child wants a yearbook, please avoid any disappointment and order online or send in your order now. Thank you!

A Note about Bikes

As the weather warms and the bicycles come out, please help us keep our sidewalks clear by reminding your children to place their bikes in bike racks. We are ordering another one to meet the growing demand. Bikes left on the sidewalks pose a tripping hazard and are especially hazardous during fire drills or in the event of an actual evacuation for any reason. If we see bikes on the sidewalks, we will move them to a rack or inside the building and having to do so repeatedly may cause us to have to revoke a child’s bike riding privileges.

We love all our bikers and walkers. Please help us keep this fun activity safe…while keeping your children’s bikes in good shape at the same time!

Kindergarten Registration Happens in MARCH

It’s already time to register future Kindergartners for 2017-18! If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 15 or know someone else with a child this age, here’s some important registration information.

Registration dates are March 14 and 15 from 9:00-2:00 and 5:00-7:00 on both days.

Please bring the following:

Copy of certified birth certificate and parent ID

Two current utility bills for proof of residency (gas, water, or electric) and proof of ownership or lease

Immunization Record on Tennessee Form with Proof of Physical

Let’s Have Chipotle for Dinner and Help Pearre Creek School

Parents must mention PCES when ordering at Chipotle in Cool Springs between 5-9pm on March 2nd. They will donate 50% back to our school! A flyer about this great opportunity to raise funds for our playground is found in the link below.

PCES Spirit Night at Chipotle!

The Girl Scouts’ Father/Daughter Sock Hop is Coming!

It’s that time again. Come to the Father Daughter Sock Hop. Dress in your best 50’s attire. You can register online at Event Brite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-service-unit-172-fatherdaughter-sock-hop-2017-tickets-20316881339 ) with the password sockhop.  The price is $26 per couple and $13 for additional scouts. All girls (scouts or not) are welcome to attend with their fathers. Enjoy refreshments and endless hours of fun. So come out to Pearre Creek Elementary School on Saturday, February 25 between 6-8:30. Can’t wait to see you!

Please Remember to Turn Off Your Car in the Car Line in the Loading/Unloading Area between the Paws Painted on the Driveway

Everyone is doing GREAT in the afternoons, but we need to all turn off the ignition in the mornings, too. Why?

  • So cars won’t accidentally move while children are moving
  • To reduce the exhaust to which children and staff are exposed
  • To reduce noise so staff members can more effectively communicate with one another in moving the traffic

It’s Time to Apply to Be in the Early Childhood Program for 2017-18!

The application is found in the link below.

Early Childhood Program application

TCAP Testing for 2016-17

This school year, students in grades 3-5 will take the TCAP test. The test will be administered on paper, but will involve several formats, beginning with a writing test on April 18. The complete schedule is found below under “Important Dates” and will be spread over three weeks. Thank you in advance for helping with attendance for all our students so they can really show what they know and SHINE!

Walk Across Williamson 2017

The annual Walk Across Williamson Challenge is back for its 9th year! We hope you will participate and join us for the inaugural FREE 5k and Fun Run Event for students, staff, and families at Harlinsdale Farm on Sunday, April 9th!

Let’s Get Started

  • Coach Caudill will lead our Pearre Creek Team.
  • Activity Logs to students, staff, families!
  • Each participant records their physical activity during the month of March.

Reporting Results

  • Coach Caudill needs completed activity logs by Monday, April 3rd.

Free Celebration 5k & Fun Run Event

  • All schools will celebrate together on Sunday, April 9th at Harlinsdale Farm.
  • Parents/guardians/staff must register individually for the free celebration event at https://walkacrosswilliamson.eventbrite.com beginning March 1st.
  • The first 1,000 participants who register for the 5K have the option to be chipped.
  • A limited number of free t-shirts will be available for those who pre-register and attend the event.
  • Pearre Creek will have designated area at Harlinsdale Farm on the day of the celebration.

Mini-Grant Awards

  • Coordinated School Health will award mini-grants based on percentage of student participation (i.e., submit activity logs & participate in the celebration event).
  • A traveling trophy will be awarded to the Elementary, Middle, and High School with the highest overall participation (students, staff, families).

Timeline of Events

  • March 1:  Registration opens for the Walk Across Williamson Celebration Event.
  • April 3:  Last day to submit Activity Log to Coach Caudill.
  • April 5:  Registration closes for Walk Across Williamson Celebration Event.
  • April 9:  Walk Across Williamson Celebration Event at Harlinsdale Farm.

A Special Presentation on Bullying Prevention  is Coming for Families

On Tuesday, March 14 the Bullying Prevention Advisory Council will host a community event at St Philip Catholic Church in Franklin from 6:30 to 8:00.  Families are invited at attend!  We will have a panel of guests (a principal from WCS, a principal from FSSD, Dennis Fetting and Roger Dinwiddie) who will discuss common terminology associated with bullying, the steps a student should take if he/she is the victim of bullying and the procedures that are followed when a bullying incident has been reported to the school.  We want to provide an opportunity for parents to submit questions about bullying that they would like the panel to discuss.  Click the link below to submit your questions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-EQHGbHzB1RjpcVXDV5_SSkYh2Bztg2KV_I3Xsu-5weB0Jw/viewform

Workers Needed at Some SACC Locations

Though we are in good shape at Pearre Creek, some SACC locations are now closed to new registration because they do not have enough staff members. If you would like to work in a great before and after school program at any of the schools below, please contact the director at pamelad@wcs.edu or call the main SACC Office at 615-472-4039.

  • Edmondson
  • Grassland
  • Kenrose
  • Lipscomb
  • Mill Creek
  • Sunset
  • Walnut Grove

Baseball Camp Offered

Independence High School baseball will be conducting a fundamental camp for grades K to 8 on March 5 (1pm to 5pm).  For more information please contact Mike McLaury at michael.mclaury@wcs.edu or call 615-971-3303.

InFocus…the School District’s #1 Source of Information

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

March 4                   WCS Fine Arts Celebration at the Factory from 10-5

April 18                     TCAP Writing Test

April 19-20               TCAP Reading Test

April 27-28                TCAP Math Test

May 2                       TCAP Science Test

May 3                       TCAP Social Studies Test

May 4                       TCAP Make-up Tests

Volume #5, Issue #28                                                                                       February 17, 2017

We Have a Spelling Bee Champion at PCES!

Our own 5th grader, Emerson Gardner, won the Pearre Creek Spelling Bee out of all our 4th and 5th graders AND has qualified to go the the Tennessee Regional Competition! Winners from Tennessee go on to national competition in Washington, D.C.! Only 70 students from Tennessee qualified to participate in the Regionals. We are so proud of our panther, Emerson, and wish her all the best! She’s a super speller, for sure!

We Need a Special Education Teacher Assistant

We are in need of a caring individual to work with students with special needs at Pearre Creek. Our teacher assistants (TA) work with an amazing team of 18 special education teachers and assistants to support learning. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:15-3:45, and TAs only work on days that students are in school.  If you are interested in the position, please go to the district website at www.wcs.edu, look under “Careers” for a generic TA position in special education, and complete a brief, online form. Contact principal, Stephanie Goff, at Stephanie.goff@wcs.edu or 615-472-5150 for more information or to set up an interview.

Kindergarten Registration Happens in MARCH

It’s already time to register future Kindergartners for 2017-18! If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 15 or know someone else with a child this age, here’s some important registration information.

Registration dates are March 14 and 15 from 9:00-2:00 and 5:00-7:00 on both days.

Please bring the following:

Copy of certified birth certificate and parent ID

Two current utility bills for proof of residency (gas, water, or electric) and proof of ownership or lease

Immunization Record on Tennessee Form with Proof of Physical

The Girl Scouts’ Father/Daughter Sock Hop is Coming!

It’s that time again. Come to the Father Daughter Sock Hop. Dress in your best 50’s attire. You can register online at Event Brite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-service-unit-172-fatherdaughter-sock-hop-2017-tickets-20316881339 ) with the password sockhop.  The price is $26 per couple and $13 for additional scouts. All girls (scouts or not) are welcome to attend with their fathers. Enjoy refreshments and endless hours of fun. So come out to Pearre Creek Elementary School on Saturday, February 25 between 6-8:30. Can’t wait to see you!

Please Remember to Turn Off Your Car in the Car Line in the Loading/Unloading Area between the Paws Painted on the Driveway

Everyone is doing GREAT in the afternoons, but we need to all turn off the ignition in the mornings, too. Why?

  • So cars won’t accidentally move while children are moving
  • To reduce the exhaust to which children and staff are exposed
  • To reduce noise so staff members can more effectively communicate with one another in moving the traffic

It’s Time to Apply to Be in the Early Childhood Program for 2017-18!

The application is found in the link below.

Early Childhood Program application

TCAP Testing for 2016-17

This school year, students in grades 3-5 will take the TCAP test. The test will be administered on paper, but will involve several formats, beginning with a writing test on April 18. The complete schedule is found below under “Important Dates” and will be spread over three weeks. Thank you in advance for helping with attendance for all our students so they can really show what they know and SHINE!

Check Out More Healthy Reminders from Nurse Heather!

In order to protect all students and staff, please do not send your child to school if they are sick.  Williamson County Schools policy states that students must be without fever and/or vomiting for at least 24 hours in order to return.

Also, please do not send medication to school with your child.  All medications must be brought into the school to the nurse by a parent.  Appropriate paperwork must be filled out in order to administer the medication.

A Special Presentation on Bullying Prevention  is Coming for Families

On Tuesday, March 14 the Bullying Prevention Advisory Council will host a community event at St Philip Catholic Church in Franklin from 6:30 to 8:00.  Families are invited at attend!  We will have a panel of guests (a principal from WCS, a principal from FSSD, Dennis Fetting and Roger Dinwiddie) who will discuss common terminology associated with bullying, the steps a student should take if he/she is the victim of bullying and the procedures that are followed when a bullying incident has been reported to the school.  We want to provide an opportunity for parents to submit questions about bullying that they would like the panel to discuss.  Click the link below to submit your questions.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-EQHGbHzB1RjpcVXDV5_SSkYh2Bztg2KV_I3Xsu-5weB0Jw/viewform

Independence High School Coach Sponsors Girls’ Travel Basketball for Grades 3-8

Tryouts take place on March 1. More information is found in the link below.

Workers Needed at Some SACC Locations

Though we are in good shape at Pearre Creek, some SACC locations are now closed to new registration because they do not have enough staff members. If you would like to work in a great before and after school program at any of the schools below, please contact the director at pamelad@wcs.edu or call the main SACC Office at 615-472-4039.

  • Edmondson
  • Grassland
  • Kenrose
  • Lipscomb
  • Mill Creek
  • Sunset
  • Walnut Grove

Baseball Camp Offered

Independence High School baseball will be conducting a fundamental camp for grades K to 8 on March 5 (1pm to 5pm).  For more information please contact Mike McLaury at michael.mclaury@wcs.edu or call 615-971-3303.

News from the Physical Education Department

Look at these awesome upcoming events from PE and the Panthers Care Club!

NEW! Jump Rope for Heart – February 23

Just a reminder that Jump Rope for Heart will be this coming Thursday, February 23rd from 5:30-7pm in the gym.  To register for this event, go to the following link: http://www.kintera.org/site/c.dkLRKbOWLjK4E/b.9387231/k.38A9/Home_NEW_2017.htm

We would love to have some help with snacks and water for Thursday night.  Please go to the online sign-up formhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44a4af28a0fb6-2017 if you can help provide snacks.

InFocus…the School District’s #1 Source of Information

Sign up today to receive InFocus, the district’s weekly e-newsletter! Complete with videos, articles and other news you need to know, InFocus is the district’s main source for Williamson County Schools information. To sign up, go tohttp://www.wcs.edu/infocus/subscribe-to-infocus/.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

February 20              NO SCHOOL for students; teacher professional development day

April 18                     TCAP Writing Test

April 19-20               TCAP Reading Test

April 27-28                TCAP Math Test

May 2                       TCAP Science Test

May 3                       TCAP Social Studies Test

May 4                       TCAP Make-up Tests