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Pearre Creek Newsletters

November 20, 2017                                 Volume #6, Issue #16

Your Child Attends A …Tennessee Reward School!

In the past five years, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 have taken the TCAP/TNReady state standardized achievement test four times. And for last year’s test, they have achieved Reward School status for the fourth time! To be identified as a reward school by the Tennessee Department of Education, overall student achievement levels in a school must be in the top 5% in the state. We always knew it, but now your children have proven it… we have the smartest kiddos in the very best school!

TCAP takes place this year between April 16 and May 4, with a different subject tested each day. We will send out a specific schedule of tests with suggestions for helping your children do their best after Spring Break. The TCAP tests for students in grades 3 and 4 will be administered on paper, while 5th grade testing takes place online. We know they will be ready to crush that test once again!

Fields and Putnam Voted Our Teacher and Classified Employee of the Year!

We are so proud to announce that Mrs. Denine Fields, Kindergarten teacher, and Mrs. Susan Putnam, bookkeeper, have been selected by the school staff members to represent Pearre Creek as our WCS Employees of the Year! Both incredible employees have been here since Pearre Creek Elementary opened its doors, and they epitomize excellent performance every day. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Fields and Mrs. Putnam!

We Are Celebrating Key Kiddos of Excellence for September and October!

At PCES, we have high expectations rather than traditional rules. These expectations are guided by the eight Keys of Excellence. Each month, teachers select two students per class who have been models of our Key of Excellence for the month. We are proud to announce those students here.

For the Key of Integrity in the month of September, our Key Kiddos are:

Kindergarten: Brynlee Young, Allie Scruggs, Ben Schneller, Nora Heller, Avery Earls, Marshall Hendrickson, Beau Allen, Maggie Parish, Allie Davis, Fitz Freeman, and Cailyn Curatola

1st Grade:  Benjamin Mills, Avery Morgeson, Davis Pittman, William Skube, Parker Anderson, Madison Sloyan, Charlie Pflug, Alissa Cannessa, Wyatt Kilgore, Adalyn Prewitt

2nd Grade: Grace Anne Kepley, Cross Stammen, Addison Schubert, Charlotte Blackburn, Dean Henneberry, Lennox Harvey, Sawyer Smith, Eli Ford, Annie Cooper, and Paola Montes

3rd Grade: Keegan Hanzely, Taylor Roberts, Megan Skube, Aidan Cathey, Elle Young, Joshua Liposky, Quinn D’Amico, Finley Adair, Conaln Bolden, and Reagan O’Shaughnessy

4th Grade: Hayden McClarty, Andrea Dolaptchiev, Alyssa Bell, Rhett Weiland, Ethan Lee, Dara Oetting, Grier Staton, Bennett Fullington, Hudson Crabill, and Finley Boron

5th Grade: Emmitt Foretich, Josie Wadatz, Briana Doty, Russell Garges, Rylee Thompson, Colin Adams, Georgia Graver, Jake Harper, Lucy Ruzzo, and Walker Squires

For the Key of Failure Leads to Success in the month of October, the key students are:

Kindergarten:   Cecilia Feinstein, J.T. Taylor, Diego Ferguson, Emerson Hinterman, Vincent Ferraro, Sloane Murphy, Carson Weiland, Elin Kingery, Anna Tarrants, Taylor Turner-Goodson, Grace Whittier, Lily Mack, and Eliot Ryan

1st Grade: Kylan Hendrickson, Sully Torcivia, Jacob Jominy, Thomas Lopes, Phoebe Young, Kamden Dell, Quinn MacNeill, Kayden Dugan, Jonah Slotnik, and IV Richardson

2nd Grade: Conner Guilling, Hoke Boyd, Jack Phifer, Sam Birckhead, Aislynn Conrad, Crew Sharp, Owen Boron, Grace Graver, Sadie Garner, and Bennett Stevens

3rd Grade: Josie Coleman, Oliver Kingery, Oliver Craige, Audriana Bastien, Jack Scruggs, Ellery Kate Deane, Ella Fowler, Hadley Reed, Claire Boyd, Jacob Kash, Madelyn Lewis, and Knightly Max

4th Grade: Ava Aguilar, Allistair Hugie, Kae Koenig, J.R. Garges, Ryan Hodges, Elle Matthews, Olivia Anderson, Hendrix Harvey, Owen Smarto, and Annie Harney

5th Grade: Emily Barton, Aidan Sullivan, Madeline Murray, Smith Norman, Hannah Wiggs, Jack Morris, Taylor Tisdale, Lexi Lincoln, Zoe Hemphill, and Peyton Gordon

To learn more about the definitions and descriptions of our 8 Keys of Excellence, you can go tohttps://www.8keys.org. Look for Speak with Good Purpose students for November coming soon!

Healthy Reminders and a Call for Kleenex!

As winter approaches, our clinic is in need of Kleenex! We also have attached some great reminders that will keep us all much healthier through the holidays.

Time to Sign Up for Elementary World Language Classes!

Enrollment for the language program, EWLP, for Williamson County Schools is OPEN! Depending on parent response, we could offer Spanish and/or Chinese before and/or after school. Second semester classes begin on January 15. To enroll, go to https://www.wcs.edu/parents-students/elementary-world-languages.

We Still Need Teacher Assistants!

Would you like to help our boys and girls? Do you know someone who would like a rewarding job working with children? We have two full-time openings and one part-time for Early Childhood and grades K-5. The schedule for full-time positions is Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00. The schedule for part-time is in Early Childhood for the same time each day, but not on Wednesdays. If interested, please apply online at www.wcs.edu under “Careers” and email principal, Stephanie Goff, at stephanie.goff@wcs.edu for an interview.

A Big Thank You from Our Librarian, Ms. Boggess

Dear Pearre Creek Families,

I can’t thank you all enough for your amazing outpouring of support for the library and our Fall Book Fair.  We had so many wonderful volunteers and I had such fun working with each of them.

I would like to spotlight our amazing Book Fair committee members who went above all expectations and were so truly helpful!

Jordan Rimkus, Wren Davis, Cindy Poe, Sammi Weiland, Kimberly Davis, Ashley Hoskins, Jessica Schneller, and Laura Pittman.

We raised over $4,000 for All for Books this year!  A huge congrats goes to Mr. Hoogerheide’s 5th grade class. They raised a whopping $612.29.  They will have an extra turn on PCTV and they each received a $5 gift certificate to the Book Fair.  The following classes each raised over $150 and earned a popsicle and a popcorn party: Hoogerheide, Anderson, Kinser, Fields, Cherry, Morris, and Conley.  The following classes raised over $100 and will get to choose either a popsicle or popcorn party: Costello, Dorsten, Johnson, Mills, Newburn, Cotton, Hunt, and Frank.

Our library is a beautiful room filled with so many wonderful books because you all continue to support the library and our book fairs.

Thank you so much and have a great Thanksgiving break!!!

Limited Edition Pearre Creek Gifts Now Available Online! Sale Extended to November 28!

Stay warm and show your Panther pride with special order items from the PTO holiday order: long sleeve tees, dry fit tees, hoodies, hats, and more.  Order these items now by visiting https://pcesholiday2017.itemorder.com

Also shop the Pearre Creek Boutique Holiday Order. Custom made 18″ doll or stuffed animal shirt, embroidered fleece jackets, 2017 PCES ornament, and personalized pillowcases.  To shop, visit https://pearrecreekpto.membershiptoolkit.com/  Items make great gifts and will be delivered to school December 18. Email hopels@hotmail.com for more information.

Williamson County Needs Cafeteria Workers

At schools across the district, we are short on cafeteria workers. At this time, WCS has 2 full time Rover positions open and 31 part-time positions open across the county.  A flyer is attached for your reference.

The PTO has a Wonderful New WEBSITE!

Check out the new PTO website, where you can find all the information you need in one central location.  Visit the site, create an account to connect with our school, get calendar alerts, access the online directory, lunch menus, Invest in the Best donations, you name it…and remember, this does replace MySchoolAnywhere, so communication through the PTO about events and reminders will not get to you if you are not on this site.  Eventually we will have an online store, room parent information, and much more.  Please us the following link:

https://pearrecreekpto.membershiptoolkit.com

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

November 20-24   Thanksgiving Holidays

Attachments:
5_Health_Reminders_for_Parents_and_Students.docx (14.4 KB)

November 10, 2017                                 Volume #6, Issue #15

We Still Need Teacher Assistants!

Would you like to help our boys and girls? Do you know someone who would like a rewarding job working with children? We have two full-time openings and one part-time for Early Childhood and grades K-5. The schedule for full-time positions is Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:00. The schedule for part-time is in Early Childhood for the same time each day, but not on Wednesdays. If interested, please apply online at www.wcs.edu under “Careers” and email principal, Stephanie Goff, at stephanie.goff@wcs.edu for an interview.

Important Reminders for Morning Car Riders

Just a few reminders to keep our morning car line safe and smooth!

  • If any cars are already in line, do not turn left into the entrance.
  • Put your cell phone down, please! If you are looking at it, you are not looking at people and other cars.
  • Children should stay in their cars until the cars pass over the first speed bump. School personnel monitor to ensure that students get to the sidewalk before cars begin moving. If children get out of their cars behind us, we risk them walking among moving cars because we cannot see them.
  • Speaking of personnel, please move slowly and carefully past our good folks out there helping get the boys and girls inside safely!
  • When you come to a stop in between the hump and the front school person, put your car in park and turn off your engine before allowing your child to get out.

We would rather your child be late than in an accident! Thanks for your help!

Limited Edition Pearre Creek Gifts Now Available Online!

Stay warm and show your Panther pride with special order items from the PTO holiday order: long sleeve tees, dry fit tees, hoodies, hats, and more.  Order these items now through November 17 by visiting https://pcesholiday2017.itemorder.com

Also shop the Pearre Creek Boutique Holiday Order. Custom made 18″ doll or stuffed animal shirt, embroidered fleece jackets, 2017 PCES ornament, and personalized pillowcases.  To shop, visit https://pearrecreekpto.membershiptoolkit.com/  Items make great gifts and will be delivered to school December 18. Email hopels@hotmail.com for more information.

Lost and Found is Overflowing!

The PCES lost and found is filling up.  Items will be cleaned out November 17.  Come find your missing sweatshirts, jackets, water-bottles and lunchboxes at the back of the school building!

Want to Participate in a Dance Clinic?!

The Independence Dance Team is hosting a dance clinic on Saturday, December 2, from 9-11 am for all rising 9th-12th graders. The cost is $30 and covers technical training with a professional choreographer. Everyone is welcome to come out and hone their skills or just have fun! Note: It is strongly encouraged that anyone interested in trying out for the Dance Team in the spring attend. For more information, email Mrs. Green at Raefani.green@wcs.edu. Please bring a completed waiver (attached).

Join Panthers Care in Helping Others

2nd Annual Drive Away Hunger Challenge: The Drive Away Hunger Challenge was started by the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group as a way to help end hunger in Williamson County. Over the past six years, thanks to the help of WCS & FSSD staff, students and their families, we have collected over 270,000 pounds of food.  Your donations will benefit GraceWorks, GraceWorks West, One Generation Away and The Well.    One exciting part of the challenge is the increase in incentive pounds.  For every school who participates, DWAG will donate 500 pounds of food and in honor of the top three schools they will donate an additional 2,500 pounds per school.  Last year the elementary school challenge took place in January, but the local pantries are running critically low on items for their Fuel Bags Program so our Food Drive will begin on Monday, October 30th and go through Friday, November 17th.  Boxes are located in the main hallways.

Fuel Bag Critical Needs (all individual sizes please)

Peanut Butter to Go
Raisins or Fruit Snacks
Individual-size Cereal
Ramen
Sweet Snack
Salty Snack

Williamson County Needs Cafeteria Workers

At schools across the district, we are short on cafeteria workers. At this time, WCS has 2 full time Rover positions open and 31 part-time positions open across the county.  A flyer is attached for your reference.

The PTO has a Wonderful New WEBSITE!

Check out the new PTO website, where you can find all the information you need in one central location.  Visit the site, create an account to connect with our school, get calendar alerts, access the online directory, lunch menus, Invest in the Best donations, you name it…and remember, this does replace MySchoolAnywhere, so communication through the PTO about events and reminders will not get to you if you are not on this site.  Eventually we will have an online store, room parent information, and much more.  Please us the following link:

https://pearrecreekpto.membershiptoolkit.com

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

November 14        Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program

November 20-24   Thanksgiving Holidays

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camp_waiver.docx (13.5 KB)
Cafe_Help_Wanted_Flyer_(2).pdf (578.9 KB)