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IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGE: 
Monday, April 24th K screening appointments will be rescheduled to Monday, May 1st.

Announcements


The My People Fund provides $1000 each month for up to six months to Sevier County families who lost their homes in the wildfires. Anyone can donate to the My People Fund online or by mail. 100% of your donation will go directly to the families affected by the wildfires. Families that need to apply for funds may also visit the My People Fund site online.




Sevier County School System Donation Information:

Thank you for your concern, kindness and support to the Sevier County Schools during this devastating time in our county. It has been determined due to the magnitude and diversity of the needs that monetary donations would be more manageable than in kind gifts of clothing and school supplies. 


At this time we are identifying the students and employees that have lost their homes and material possessions and have other special needs. A process is being established with the individual school principals to distribute these funds directly to the families and to the schools.

 

Donations may be made to Sevier County Schools, 226 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862 and will be distributed directly to those impacted through our schools. If you would like to designate a particular school please do so.  Again, thank you. We urge our friends to continue to pray for us and return to our beautiful county and mountains in the future.

Pasta for Pennies

Hi Teachers and Families!
The final countdown to our 
Pennies for Patients campaign has begun! In PE next week your children will get the introduction to Pennies for Pasta. Make a note to ask him or her about it. A parent letter will also be heading your way as well, so be sure to check your child’s backpack. You also will receive a collection box to transport change to school. 
 
Help prepare your child for the campaign kickoff by taking these simple steps:
Practice with your child how to ask family members, friends, and neighbors to consider making a donation. Donations can be made via your child’s online giving page, his or her classroom or school page, or as cash donations. To learn more about giving online, click here.
If you’ve haven’t started collecting spare change at home, now’s the time. Designate a change jar and start adding to it. When your child brings home his or her change box, you’ll be that much closer to filling it up. 

Pennies for Patients makes an even bigger difference than you may think.
If you don’t know someone with a blood cancer, you probably know someone who has battled another form of cancer. More than 40% of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA between 2000 and 2015 were first approved for blood cancer patients but now help others as well. Working together on our Pennies for Patients campaign, we can turn our spare change into real help for real people!

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!



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.

Yearbook


Our SPS yearbooks are available for online purchasing. 

Use ID code: 4758117 

Newsletter

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QGepArq1agPeJNSF_zygtIysPqDrVk6ROuRF1wLw-f0/edit?ts=58e56361


Cub Chat

Parental Involvement


2016-2017 Parent Involvement Survey

 

 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 surveyAll responses are anonymous.


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 Gwinnett 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: https://goo.gl/HWbH2q


Reminders

April 4th     PTO Meeting @ 8:15

April 11th     5th Six Weeks Ends     

April 14th    Dismiss at 10:50

April 17th-21st    Spring Break

April 26th    Grade Cards

April 27th    Cap and Gown Pictures (K ONLY)

May 1st-4th    2nd Grade Testing

May 5th    Cub Crawl

May 9th    Mid Six Weeks

May 9th     Golf Tournament

May 17th    Healthy Kids Awareness Day

May 23rd    Humane Society

May 26th    Mega Party

May 29th    No School

May 30th    CNB to provide lunch

May 30th    K Fun Day

May 31st    1st Grade Fun Day

June 1st    2nd Grade Fun Day

June 2nd    Admin Day

June 3rd    Grade Card Pick-up


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 23rd 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. 


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, 2017, please stop by the office between January 9th and March 3rd to pick up the kindergarten packet. Registration will be March 10, 2017 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 2017-2018 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

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.