All students to receive free breakfast and lunch until October 20th!
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, our school district petitioned the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) to provide all students in our school district with free breakfast and lunch. After reviewing the impact to our community from Hurricane Irma, the FDACS and FNW has approved our request and all students will receive free breakfast and lunch from Monday, September 18th thru Friday, October 20th.
Dads, Take Your Child to School Day!
We would like to invite all of our families to the DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY event! On September 27, 2017, we encourage all fathers and father figures to take their children to school and walk them to class. The campus opens at 8:00 and the cafeteria will have light refreshments and a slideshow playing. Please enter the cafeteria through the doors facing the bus loop, but do not park in the loop. The event will conclude at 8:25 when the first bell rings. In the past this has been a well-attended event, so please plan accordingly for timing and parking.
This year we will highlight the service that military fathers provide to both our country and their children. While the name focuses on "Dads" all father figures are welcome, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and other significant male role models. Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also invited to participate.
This initiative’s intent is to highlight the significant difference fathers and father figures can make by taking a more active role in their children’s educational experience. When fathers play a more active role in a child’s education, children perform better academically; have fewer discipline problems; and become more responsible adults. We hope all fathers will take this opportunity to become more familiar with our schools and staff and that you will return often.
September is Attendance Awareness Month!
Clay County Schools has joined a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September and has pledged to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focus on reducing chronic absenteeism in the new school year.
We recognize that good attendance is essential to academic success. But far too many students are at risk academically because they are chronically absent. Chronic absence is described as missing 10 percent of the school year—or about 18 days – for any reason, excused or unexcused. That’s the point at which absenteeism begins to affect student performance, research shows.
Starting as early as kindergarten or even preschool, chronic absence predicts lower 3rd grade reading scores. By middle school it’s a warning sign that students will fail key classes and drop out of high school.
Getting your child to school on-time, every day, unless they are sick, is something that you can do to ensure your child has a chance to succeed in school. While others can help, you are the bottom line. You can promote good attendance when you:
- Establish and stick to the basic routines (going to bed early, waking up on time, etc.) that will help your child develop the habit of on-time attendance.
- Talk to your child about why going to school every day is critical and important unless they are sick. If your child seems reluctant to go to school, find out why and work with the teacher, administrator or afterschool provider to get them excited about going to school.
- Come up with back up plans for who to turn to (another family member, a neighbor or fellow parents) to help you get your child to school if something comes up (e.g. another child gets sick, your car breaks down, etc.).
- Reach out for help if you are experiencing tough times (e.g. transportation, unstable housing, loss of a job, health problems) that make it difficult to get your child to school. Other parents, your child’s teacher, principal, social worker, school nurse, afterschool providers or community agencies can help you problem solve or connect you to a needed resource.
- If your child is absent, work with the teacher to make sure she or he has an opportunity to learn and make up for the academics missed.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Run|Walk new member mtng, 2:50 PM, Cafeteria
last day to signup
Book Fair starts
School Board Mtng.
6:00 PM, F.I.H.S.
Dads, Take Your Child to School Day
Hat Day passes on sale
Paterson's Got Talent!
PFA Membership drive ends
3:00 PM, Library
Fall Rebates drive starts
Ice Cream Social
(PK - 2nd grade)
The lunch and breakfast menus for the rest of September have been revised due to the storm. You can find them on the One Clay app or at http://www.oneclay.net/food-services.html
Pennies for PES
The change drive is over. Thanks to all who participated, and to our PFA for sponsoring it.
OUR WINNERS ARE...
POPSICLE PARTY CLASS WINNERS:
- PreK: McKenzie
- Kindergarten: Bendig
- First Grade: Cioffi
- Second Grade: Hollinger
- Third Grade: McGuffey
- Fourth Grade: Dunkel
- Fifth Grade: Pressler
- Sixth Grade: Creswell
Mrs. Creswell's Class!
Fall Book Fair
The Fair runs Monday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
During the book fair, each child visits with their class during media center resource time to make purchases. Or they can visit with a parent before/after school. There will also be Classroom Wish Lists if you'd like to buy a book for your teacher.
Be sure to visit and support your Library!
Next Week is Founders' Week!
Manatee Morning News would love to feature military members - active duty or veterans - to wave "hello" on the news. Please contact Mrs. Linda Marlowe if you are able to attend: email@example.com
Yearbook Club Deadline Extended
You now have until September 22 to turn in applications for Yearbook Club (5 & 6 graders). Forms are available in the Front Office.
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One Clay app!
The OneClay app is the best way to stay connected with your child’s school. It includes calendars, push notifications, news, menus, and bus information. Search “OneClay” in your app store and download it today for free!
This year PES has it's own text alert. Get notified of important dates like picture day, early dismissal days, FSA testing, or school closings. You can add us along with your teachers and Run|Walk! Text @pes1718 to 81010 or (754)333-5167, download the Remind app, or visit remind.com/join/pes1718