2017-2018 Parent and Family Engagement Survey


titleI_logo Title I schools have the opportunity to tailor programs based on the needs of their students and parents. This survey is your opportunity to share what parents need when it comes to educating their children. Your input is extremely important. The survey will be used by your school’s Title I Planning Team in developing the Parent Involvement Policy, School-Parent Compact, and Calendar of Parent Events. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. 

Please click on the link below to participate in the survey.  All responses are anonymous.

English version:  https://goo.gl/z9QGF1

Las escuelas Título I tienen la oportunidad de adaptar sus programas de acuerdo a las necesidades de sus estudiantes y padres de familia. Esta encuesta es su oportunidad de compartir lo que los padres necesitan cuando se trata de apoyar a sus hijos. Su opinión es extremadamente importante. La encuesta se utilizará por la oficina de Título I del condado de it Sevier y por su escuela para desarrollar la política de participación de padres, Calendario de eventos para padres de la escuela, y el contrato entre los padres y la escuela. Gracias por tomar su tiempo para completar esta encuesta.

Spanish version: https://goo.gl/BmzkM4

Thank you for your time - WE APPRECIATE YOU!!


We will be using remind.com to send text messages to parents regarding school or bus changes. If you would like to receive text messages from Ms. Tammy (Dr. Valentine) text @spspar to the number 81010. Thank you!


Our SPS volunteers are so important to us. Be sure to pick-up a Volunteer Application in the office if you are willing to be a Sevierville Primary School helper or chaperone. Thank you!!

Sock Drive

Our school is collecting new or clean socks for students in need. If you are clearing out your sock drawer, please consider donating them!

Helping your child read!

The Panel found that a combination of techniques is effective for teaching children to read:

  • Phonemic awareness—the knowledge that spoken words can be broken apart into smaller segments of sound known as phonemes. Children who are read to at home—especially material that rhymes—often develop the basis of phonemic awareness. Children who are not read to will probably need to be taught that words can be broken apart into smaller sounds.
  • Phonics—the knowledge that letters of the alphabet represent phonemes, and that these sounds are blended together to form written words. Readers who are skilled in phonics can sound out words they haven't seen before, without first having to memorize them.
  • Fluency—the ability to recognize words easily, read with greater speed, accuracy, and expression, and to better understand what is read. Children gain fluency by practicing reading until the process becomes automatic; guided oral repeated reading is one approach to helping children become fluent readers.
  • Guided oral reading—reading out loud while getting guidance and feedback from skilled readers. The combination of practice and feedback promotes reading fluency.
  • Teaching vocabulary words—teaching new words, either as they appear in text, or by introducing new words separately. This type of instruction also aids reading ability.
  • Reading comprehension strategies—techniques for helping individuals to understand what they read. Such techniques involve having students summarize what they've read, to gain a better understanding of the material.



Parents can now use their credit cards and debit cards to pay for lunch charges!  MealpayPlus is a pre-payment system that allow parents to make deposits into their child's meal accounts via the Web.

Kroger Community Rewards


Kroger Community Rewards®

Giving More Back to the Community!

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®.

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Campbell Soup Labels for Education

Please help your school collect Labels for Education.

Box Tops for Education

Make a Difference for Our School!
Clip and save Box Tops from your favorite products. Click here for a full list of products that can earn money for your child's school.



Cub Chat


Mar. 1st        Book Fair Family Night 3-6pm

Mar. 1st        Kindergarten Sock Hop @ 4:30-5pm

Mar. 1st        1st grade Sock Hop @ 5-5:30pm

Mar. 1st        2nd grade Sock Hop @ 5:30-6pm

Mar. 2nd        Report Cards

Donors Choose

Several of our teachers have set up Donors Choose accounts to get specific items they need for their classroom. If you are willing to help, check out these SPS projects!!

PTO News

The first PTO meeting will be on August 22nd for a “Meet and Greet” at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. All meetings the rest of the year will be the first Tuesday of the month at 8:15 am. 

PTO Meetings: 8:15 am
August 22, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
February 6, 2017
March 6, 2017
April 3, 2017
May 1,2017

Save the Date: Teacher "Welcome Back Breakfast" will be September 8th. Fall Festival and 4th Annual War of the Wings will be October 26th from 5-7pm.

TN Standards Review

The Tennessee State Board of Education is responsible for reviewing academic standards every six years, and recent legislation (Public Chapter 423) specifically outlines the process for review, including this website for public feedback, of the English language arts (ELA), math, science, and social studies standards. Currently there are three sets of standards available for public review: ELA, math, and science. 

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child or know of a child who will be 5 years old by August 15, 2018, please stop by the office between January 12th and March 9th to pick up the kindergarten packet. Registration will be March 9, 2018 between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30.

The following documents are required:

  • Tennessee Certificate of Immunization with Health Exam. This form may be obtained from your doctor or the Health Department. The physical exam must be given after January 1st of this year. Your child will not be able to attend school until this form is completed. If your child attended Pre-Kindergarten in the Sevier County School System or within the State of Tennessee, the "Pre-School Immunization Certificate and Physical" will be sufficient for enrolling your child in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, but immunizations must be updated to the required standards for entry. 
  • Official birth certificate. This is not the mother's copy or a hospital-created record of birth. If your child was born in Tennessee, the local Health Department can provide an official certificate.
  • Kindergarten information sheet (included in Kindergarten Packet).

Set up a kindergarten screening appointment at the time of registration.

If all required documents are not available on the day of registration, please turn them into your child's school as soon as you obtain them. The child will not be officially registered until all documentation is received. Only packets containing all of the required documents will be accepted by the school.


Examples of some items covered during the screening:

  • Child's full name
  • Birth date (month and day)
  • Address (street number and name)
  • Basic color recognition
  • Counting to 10 or above
  • Identify several body parts
  • Print name
  • Be able to copy simple shapes
  • Recognize numbers and their quantity
  • Identify letters of the alphabet

Staff Wellness Newsletter


Food City School Bucks


Earn Bucks for Your School

For 2014-2015 school year, Food City will donate $600,000 in cash through the Food City School Bucks program.  The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $600,000 total.  It's like a pie - the size of your school's slice will depend on how many points they have received.  Schools should encourage their supporters to register their ValuCard for the Food City School Bucks program.

Have Questions? Visit School Bucks FAQs.