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Red Ribbon Week 2018:

Monday 10/22-Wear Sunglasses & Cool Stuff

Tuesday 10/23-Dress like a Hero

Wed. 10/24-Wear Favorite Team Gear

Thursday 10/25-Wear Red

Friday 10/26-Wear Purple

Mon. 10/29-Crazy Hats & Socks

Tuesday 10/30- Wacky Hair Day

Wed. 10/31-Wear Halloween Costume for SPS Parade

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Stuffing Drive:

The Sevier County School System's students and employees will once again reach out to assist in meeting the needs of our community through a food drivePlease help by donating boxes of cornbread stuffing mix.  As always, thanks for reaching out to help those in our community who are in need! All stuffing mix is due on 10/31,


Remind

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!

Volunteers

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.

MealpayPlus

https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/

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

https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards

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!


Newsletter

Reminders

Nov. 5th         2nd six weeks ends
Nov. 6th         No School - Election Day
Nov. 12th         No School - Veteran’s Day Observed
Nov. 15th         Grade cards 
Nov. 21st         Early Dismissal @ 10:50
Nov. 22nd No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 23rd      No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 26th      Conferences
Dec. 3rd         Mid six weeks report
Dec. 21st     3rd six weeks ends
Dec. 24th  -
Jan. 4th            Holiday Break
Jan. 15th          Grade cards go home
Jan. 30th         Mid six weeks report
Feb. 22nd        4th six weeks ends
March 4th      Grade cards go home
March 15th        Mid six weeks report
April 16th         5th six weeks ends
April 24th         Grade cards go home
May 7th         Mid six weeks report
May 31st         Grade Card Pick up

Breakfast

Breakfast

Our cafeteria serves a great hot and cold breakfast every morning beginning at 7:00!  Some things offered are eggs, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, apple turnovers, cereal, cereal bars, milk, and orange juice.  If your child is eating breakfast try your best to have them here by 7:30 so they will have time to enjoy their breakfast!

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


PTO meet at 8:15am in the cafe. 

September 4th
October 2nd
November 13th
December 4th
February 5th
March 5th
April 9th

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. 


Staff Wellness Newsletter

https://drive.google.com/a/sevier.org/file/d/0B3gJfb8tpI8kcjE0a2ZyNDZqcVltXzBUaEl1OGZKZTlHRlJr/edit?usp=sharing

Food City School Bucks

https://www.foodcity.com/community/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.


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.