PPS Newsletter December 2013
Parent Calendar December 2013
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Announcing Devin Collins as the 2013-2014
Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!!
Congratulations to second grade student, Devin Collins in Ms. Matthews' class. Art instructor, Mrs. Griffith, is pleased to announce after a school wide vote, Devin's artwork won as the Petersburg Primary Schools' 2013-2014 Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!! Way to Go Devin!!
November Thanksgiving Meal
Thank you parents for showing your support and joining us for our annual feast and fellowship time. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Relay for Life:
Petersburg Primary School is participating in the 2013-2014 Relay for Life fundraising campaign, and we have challenged ourselves to raise $5000.00 by April 30, 2014. If you are willing to donate, there are two ways that you may do so in November:
Beginning Monday, November 4, USC and Clemson cutouts will be sold for $1.00 each. Your child’s name will be written on each cutout that he or she purchases, and all cutouts will be displayed in the hallways of our school.
On Tuesday, November 26, your child may pay $1.00 to wear either USC or Clemson attire.
FALL FUNDRAISER MEGA PARTY
FIRST AND SECOND GRADE
All students enjoyed a successful MEGA PARTY due to high sales, parent volunteers, and Mrs. Kiser and Mrs. Baker working the Sno-cone machine! Together we can...and our students loved it!!!
PETERSBURG PRIMARY Raised
$1,747.40 for March of Dimes!!
The mission of March of Dimes is to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Our school is proud to support the efforts of this organization for children.
November Parent Night
Petersburg Primary School hosted a Family Night celebration
Tuesday, Nov. 12 which included a free spaghetti dinner, the
Book Fair, and a clothing give-away. The cold weather and a
forecast for snow did not keep the 550 participants from joining
in the fun. The entire Petersburg family enjoyed a very nice evening together thanks to funding and donations from our Title I program, the school’s PTO, Mueller’s Pasta, as well as Bi-Lo, Food Lion, and Pepsi.
America Recycles Day
Friday, November 15
In honor of America Recycles Day, Ms. Rose Gainey, Chesterfield County Recycling Coordinator, visited Ms. Crow's classroom. She led a game that tested the students' knowledge about recyclable items and left goodie bags containing educational materials for the students and their parents.
Second Graders Enjoy Readers Theater
Mr. Mark Shychuk's students performed their version of "Why Bear Has a Stumpy Tail," a trickster tale of Clever Fox tricking Bear into losing his long and beautiful tail. The cast included three narrators, Bear, Rabbit, Mouse, Groundhog, and Fox. The students worked hard to learn their lines and enjoyed performing in the media center in front of classroom peers, teachers, other students, and parents.
Congratulations to Mrs. Elizabeth Crow, representing our school as
Teacher of the Year for 2013
Mrs. Elizabeth Crow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina in 2001. She later earned her graduates degree in the Master of Arts of Teaching Early Childhood/Elementary from University of South Carolina in 2003.
This is her eleventh year teaching. Her first year began in 2003-2004, where she taught seventh grade math at New Heights Middle throughout the first semester, and then began teaching Child Development at Petersburg Primary that January. She is currently teaching our Pre-Kindergarten students through CDEPP. We are excited to have her as a role model for our teachers and her high expectations and exemplary teaching style impart continual learning on all her students. She believes all children can learn and do their best every day.