School News for October 17, 2017
Support Art at PES!
Our school is participating in a unique fundraising program with "Art to Remember" that gives you the opportunity to purchase keepsake items with your child's artwork on them. The best part is that every keepsake order supports the Art department. Order forms for Art to Remember were sent home with students last week and are due back by October 25. Or you may order ONLINE by using your child's unique online order code on the brochure that was sent home. To see available keepsake items like coffee mugs, key chains, and necklaces, visit https://order.arttoremember.com/
(Purchased items will be arriving the end of November.) Any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Madonia (Art Teacher) at email@example.com.
The last day for all Clay County students to receive free breakfast and lunch is Friday, October 20th, 2017.
If a Free and Reduced application has not been completed for the 2017-2018 school year or if parents have not received notification of benefits, an application will need to be completed as soon as possible. Online applications are available at http://ccsd.heartlandapps.com/ and are usually processed within 24 hours. Paper applications can take as long as two weeks. Any students who have not had a current application approved will be charged full meal prices on Monday, October 23.
Monday, October 23 - "Team Up to Just Say 'No!’" Faculty, staff, and students, we will begin the kick off of Red Ribbon Week by having everyone wear their favorite team jersey or Paterson shirt. Gear up and "Just say no to drugs!"
Tuesday, October 24 - "Sock it to Drugs” Faculty, staff, and students, wear your wildest and craziest socks to put your foot down against drug use.
Wednesday, October 25 - “Unite Against Drugs” On October 25th, Clay County District Schools will participate in Unity Day 2017. Students, faculty, and staff will come together in one giant message of hope and support by wearing and sharing orange to color our district, visibly showing that Clay County Schools believes no child should be bullied or use drugs.
Thursday, October 26 - “I’m Too Wacky for Drugs” Faculty, staff, and students, style your hair in the craziest ways to show that you are too wacky for drugs.
Friday, October 27 - “Wear Red to Just Say No to Drugs” Faculty, staff, and students wear red- red hair, red shirt, red pants/shorts, red shoes. Just wear red to show that you “Just say no to drugs!”
First Book Event this Weekend!
Don't forget to stop by the Green Cove Springs Junior High School cafeteria on Saturday, October 21st! Students and teachers will have access to 40,000 new books through our partnership with First Book established by the CCEA, CESPA and the American Federation of Teachers.
All teachers are welcome at 9 a.m. Students and families are invited to pick up books between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
More than 1 out of every 5 students report being bullied.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. This campaign has grown from an initial week-long event to a worldwide effort with thousands of individuals participating in multiple activities throughout October.
Hundreds of schools, major corporations, and many celebrities have joined the movement. Take action and show that you care about kids being safe at school, while online, and in the community. Read more about this cause at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/ .
Congrats to Mrs. Dunkel's Class and Thanks to Your Pie!
Here is Mrs. Dunkel's class enjoying their prize- pizza from Your Pie Fleming Island. This class had the most families join PFA this year, so they were the contest winners. Many thanks to Your Pie for donating an individual pizza for each child, in addition to being a business sponsor on our PFA Membership card. Everyone that joins our PFA receives a discount card, and one of those discounts is a free kid's meal at Your Pie!
BIG thanks to our Partners in Education
Huntington learning Center of Fleming Island, and Dentistry 4 Children
Revised District Calendar Due to Hurricane Irma
View and print the revised calendar at https://goo.gl/zpb9zk
Say No to Drugs/ Red Ribbon Campaign Calendar Contest
Elementary school students, grades K-6 are invited to create and submit a poster with the Red Ribbon Week theme or any other non-drug use message.
Submission deadline: November 15
Calendar Contest Guidelines
Media Release and Cover Sheet
We need help with the Halloween Dance. It's a great way for high school students to earn hours, too! Visit https://goo.gl/a7Udhn .
Q & A
Q: Do I need to call the school when my child is going to be absent or tardy?
A: No. Simply send in a note within 3 days of the absence for it to be considered for an excused absence. Tardy students should arrive as soon as possible, and enter through the Front Office for a tardy slip. Parents can not walk tardy students to class.
FALL REBATE CONTEST REMINDER
Gather all your Box Tops and MyCokeRewards in a zip lock bag and return them to Paterson by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18. Make sure your teacher's name is included so your class can get credit!
It’s time for the October Reading Raffle Contest, hosted by the media center. When students read a book in October, and pass the AR quiz at 70% or higher, they may fill out a raffle ticket.
35 tickets will be pulled at random during the first week of November and each will win a prize!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Rebates contest ends
1st Quarter Awards
Red Ribbon Week
Unity Day - wear orange
Art to Remember orders due
October 25 & 26
Patrol Mtng. 7:30 AM
3rd & 4th 5:30-7 PM
5th & 6th 7:30-9 PM
Early Dismissal 11:45 AM
School Board Meeting
6 PM, FIHS
Mon- Bricks 4 Kidz, Drama Club
Tue- Art Club, Chorus, Robotics