Petersburg Primary School
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Earth Day celebration for 4K!
In honor of Earth Day, Mrs. Crow's class planted a dogwood tree-a gift from the Pageland Garden Club-in front of the school. The children wore special Earth Day shirts to commemorate the day. Each child received their very own pine sapling, donated by the Sand HIlls State Forest, to take home and plant.
Rose Gainey, Chesterfield County Recycling Coordinator, also visited the classroom. She discussed the types of items which can be recycled, played a related game with the children and also read them a book about recycling. Mrs. Gainey provided educational pamphlets for the students' parents and coloring books, rulers and pencils for the children.
Some photos from the ceremony...
Monday, February 4 was the 100th day of school at Petersburg. Teachers and students celebrated various mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100 at school and at home in nearly hundreds of ways- by bringing in collections of 100 objects from home, eating "100" snacks, performing 100 exercises, writing about what they will look and feel like when they are 100 years old, and much more!
Week of the Young Child
Both Child Development classes at Petersburg attended the Week of the Young Child celebration sponsored by First Steps at Moore's Park in Pageland on April 16. Children enjoyed a picnic lunch provided by McDonald's and Touch-A-Truck by local businesses and agencies.
Super Stackers- Super Students!
On Thursday, March 28, Petersburg Primary's annual cupstacking tournament was held in the school gym before a full crowd. Sport stacking has quickly become part of the PE curriculum for over 36,000 schools worldwide-including Petersburg Primary! It has become a hit with students since it was introduced by PE teacher Ms. Brown. For the past few months, all K-2 students honed their cupstacking skills during their PE, music, and art specials classes. The final competition came down to 22 talented students speed stacking for the school title.
Below: Cupstacking Tournament winner, McKayla Carroll, and runner-up, Aaliyah Funderburk, stand with their PE teacher Ms. Brown
Here are some images from the recent tournament.
How to catch a leprechaun-101
If you thought it impossible to do just that, check out just some of the amazing designs from the students of Mrs. Plyler's class. Those elusive leprechauns just don't stand a chance against the creativity, imagination, and a wee bit of mischief from this talented group of Kindergarteners.
On March 8, parents and grandparents joined students in Mrs. Crow's Child Development class for an afternoon of fun and learning. Through playing ABC Bingo together, children practiced their letter recognition skills-and had a great time doing it. Every lucky child received a picture book, pack of crayons, and tub of play dough to take home for participating in this very special family event!
Real Men Read- March 7
Seen here is Principal Marcus Sutton as he is reading to the students in Mrs. Moss' class. The children were excited that their principal came and sat in their reading area just to read to them!
Petersburg Primary hosted its first annual Real Men Read event on Thursday, March 7. Organized by Elizabeth Crow, 4K teacher, and Patsy Griffin, Guidance Counselor, this event invited men from throughout Chesterfield County to read a book to each class and discuss the ways reading and writing are essential to their jobs and their lives. Representing a breadth of professions and occupations, these men were invited into classrooms with the goal of encouraging literacy- especially lifelong literacy- among students.
Above: One can see the wide range of careers represented by the impressive group of participants in Petersburg Primary's "Real Men Read" event. All students and faculty members enjoyed and learned from their visit.
Above: Superintendent Harrison Goodwin is seen reading to Tiffany Conner's second grade class during Petersburg Primary's emphasis on literacy;as well as community involvement in their school.
100 Days Smarter at Petersburg!
Patsy Griffin, Guidance Counselor at Petersburg Primary School, is constantly looking for ways to promote good citizenship which naturally discourages bullying. Here two students are seen, along with Principal Marcus Sutton.
PTO Family Night-Monday, December 10
There were polar bears, grizzlies, black bears, teddy bears, kodiaks, and brown bears! Oh my!
On Monday evening at Petersburg Primary, second grade and Kindergarten students brought a lot of holiday cheer by singing several songs from the musical, A Bear-y Merry Holiday. This evening was a celebration of the hard work, practice, and rehearsal by Mrs. Lukac's music students over several weeks. A full crowd in the cafeteria also enjoyed seeing the different bears wearing their adorable masks created in Ms. Kitchen's art classes. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all! Thank you to all the students and families that came out that night.
Chesterfield County School District amends calendar
The Chesterfield County School District has rescheduled parent conferences scheduled for November 5, replacing it with two late afternoon and early evening dates.
Parent conferences will be held after school in the McBee, Cheraw, and Chesterfield attendance areas October 30 and November 1.
Schools in the Pageland-Jefferson attendance areas will hold parent conferences after school on October 29 and November 1.
The times for Petersburg Primary School will be 3:00-6:30pm on both Monday, October 29 and Thursday, November 1.
Parents who have conflicts with these dates are asked to contact individual teachers about scheduling a conference.
Dr. Harrison Goodwin, superintendent, said that the new dates should benefit parents and families. "Working parents often find the conferences held after school much more convenient to attend," says Goodwin. "Also, with November 6 a scheduled holiday for elections, families are now free to have a four-day weekend break."
Fire Prevention Week
Petersburg Primary's annual Fire Safety Day was held Friday, October 12. Students, along with their families, learned valuable information from the High Point Fire Department about what to do in the event of an emergency.
Students rotated through a series of hands-on activities and stations outdoors and listened to a presentation inside. Students practiced the "stop, drop, and roll" procedure, ventured through the "smoke house," and had the opportunity to try their hand at lifting the firefighters' equipment. With the assistance of volunteers, students practiced dialing 911 through a "play" telephone and giving their address and telephone number to the emergency personnel on the other end of the line.
Weather and parent turnout were excellent! Thanks goes out to the High Point F.D. and United Way for providing T-shirts to all students and staff members and to Ms. Griffin, Petersburg's Guidance Counselor, for organizing this fun and informative event.
We also want to recognize second grader, Aiden Cotton, whose artwork emphasizing the importance of two ways out of a home during an emergency, was featured on the back of the T-shirts. Congratulations again to Aiden Cotton! He is pictured below with his Art teacher, Ms. Kitchen.
Some memories from Fire Safety Day...
Family Math Night
Students and their families, along with the teachers and staff of Petersburg Primary School, celebrated math during Petersburg Primary's Family Math Night held the evening of Monday, October 8. Families participated in several math games that are used during their child's daily math instruction. Afterward, all were invited to enjoy a hot dog supper in the cafeteria and take home gently used clothes that were generously donated to PPS by a neighboring community. We would like to thank all who attended this event and we all look forward to our next family night in December.
Blessings in a Backpack
Petersburg Primary has partnered with First Steps and the faith based community for the Blessings in a Backpack Program. This program is designed to distribute food and personal hygiene products to the CDEPP-4K students and their siblings at Petersburg. The items go home in a backpack every Friday. We salute First Steps and the area churches for choosing Petersburg as a site for this project.
Family Literacy Night
The PTO and Title I hosted a Family Literacy Night on September 10, 2012. Title I plans for the upcoming year were discussed. The parents visited their child's classroom and received valuable tips for helping their children become successful in literacy. A Scholastic Book Fair was also held in the Media Center. We would like to thank all of the parents, guardians, grandparents, and other relatives who supported this event.