Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PTO Meeting RESCHEDULED - Thursday, January 28 at 6pm

We hope you can make it to the rescheduled PTO Meeting this Thursday, January 28 at 6pm.  The agenda is posted here along with the minutes from last month's meeting.

PTO Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Sunday, January 17, 2016

PTO Minutes Available & Volunteer Opportunities

If were you unable to make it to last month's PTO meeting, you can read the agenda and minutes at:

If you are looking for ways to help, we could use volunteers for the following programs & fundraisers:

--Box Tops - we need someone who would be willing to create monthly reminders and forms to distribute to families, collect and submit Box Tops, and coordinate one school-wide collection competition during the spring. Contact Julie Valdivia if you can help:

--Square 1 Art - help coordinate this program with the art teachers.  Contact Julie Valdivia if you can help:

--Teacher Luncheon during Parent/Teacher Conferences - February 11. Contact Nichole Kane if you can help:

Upcoming events:

Middle School Open House - January 21
Friendship Parties - February 10
Chinese New Year - February 18
African American History Night - February 25

Monday, January 11, 2016

Upcoming PTO Meetings

All parents are encouraged to attend PTO meetings.  But if you cannot attend, check back later for meeting agendas and handouts to be posted.

Upcoming meeting dates for 2015-2016

January 19 - 6:00-7:30pm
February 18 - 6:00-7:30pm
March 22 - 6:00-7:30pm
April 21 - 6:00-7:30pm

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Winter Weather Clothes

Please be sure your student is dressed for the cold weather. If the temperature is above 35, then students will go out to recess. Inside, it is helpful for your student to have a uniform colored sweater or sweatshirt over their uniform shirt. Some rooms are colder than others so having layers is always helpful! With the layered clothing comes the challenge of many lost items. Please put your child’s name on their belongings. We do our best to return items to students when we can identify the owner. In order to keep the lost and found under control, we will begin donating unclaimed items.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Perfect Attendance Raffle

Each week in January, we will draw the names of two students with perfect attendance for the week and each will win a $50 gift card. Remember, to qualify you must have perfect attendance for the entire week meaning no late arrivals or early departures. Good luck!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

This Friday’s dress down for $1 day has been changed to Red Friday. Go Chiefs!

This Friday’s dress down for $1 day has been changed to Red Friday. Go Chiefs!

Out of Uniform Days Explained

Dress Down for $1 Days - Most Fridays, students may wear any school appropriate clothing if they choose to pay the $1 dress down fee. This money goes to the student activity account to help pay for things such as buses for field trips or supplies for extra classroom activities. If you do not wish to pay the $1, you may wear your uniform to school on Fridays.

Panther Pride Days - On the first day of each month, those students who did not receive a written discipline referral, that means a BIF or a Conduct Card, in the previous month may come to wearing school colors - red, black and silver or gray. It is not a free dress day, but a school colors day. Save your pink, purples oranges and greens for free dress day!

Spirit Days - On the last Friday of each month we have a Spirit Day. On these days, there is no charge to come out of uniform. There is a monthly theme for dressing down. These days are meant to be fun for students and provide relief from the daily uniform requirements.