The Tiger Times

Watch us ROAR the Week of November 21, 2022

ENJOY THANKSGIVING BREAK

School will not be in session for the week of:

NOVEMBER 21-25, 2022


Classes resume NOVEMBER 28, 2022

Holiday Break: A Message from Our Administration

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the following community stakeholders:


The Community Volunteers who dedicate their time to work with our BOOST program, lead lessons, support our instruction as guest speakers, donate resources, and grow our children through career pathways insights.


The Faculty and Staff who work tirelessly to continuously improve instruction, create engaging educational experiences, and give themselves to their craft. Our instructional staff is comprised of Counselors, General Education Teachers, Specials Educations Teachers, Specials Teachers, Enrichment Teachers, Support Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Office Personnel-- each with unique insight and gifts which provide something special to our children each and every day.


Nurse Joy helps to screen children for hearing and vision, administers medication, and helps to keep our children safe and healthy. Her office has been incredibly busy and we appreciate her support.


The Cafeteria Staff for providing our children with not only nutritional meals but delicious ones. Food is at the center of fellowship and the heart of our school.


The Custodial Crew who supports in a multitude of ways from sanitation to making major logistical moves which are swift and do not interfere with learning.


The greater Gulfport School District Community from our colleagues in other schools to the Central Office. We are very thankful to for the support and helping us to leverage our collective capacity.


The First Responders of our community who have volunteered their time, helped us in times of need, and keep us safe.


The Parents and Guardians who have partnered with us in raising our children. Thank you for the communication, support, working with us through sometimes difficult conversation, and maintaining high examples of respect. From the organizational efforts of the PTA to simple donations of tissue boxes-- the support of the parents in our community is at the backbone of our support for our children.


and lastly but most importantly...


The Students of Anniston Avenue Elementary School who are the inspiration for everything we do. Our students are sweet spirited, they are motivated, they are bright, and they make our school truly unique. They unify us to common purpose as we are #oneanniston.


Many on staff have had health, family, and personal obstacles. Our children have been nothing short of compassionate, kind, and understanding. They vocalize well wishes, empathize when others are struggling, and they rise to the occasion to help. Children are incredibly honest-- sometimes too honest. The level of warmth our children exude is incredibly special and a reflection of their guardians and the values of our community. Thank you to our children and the guardians who are raising beautiful people.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT

Title funds are federal dollars which supplement district funds. They can be used to purchase supplementary instructional materials, assist with staffing, use for professional development, and provide targeted resources to our most vulnerable populations. All students benefit from our Title funding and your input is incredibly valuable and assists our decision making as we make decisions throughout the school year.


The survey window closes on November 30th.


Survey link to share:

https://forms.gle/2v9yRh9jptXcitQ36


or you can access the survey by going to our website and clicking on the picture.

https://www.gulfportschools.org/

SAVE THE DATE: 4TH GRADE PROGRAM, DEC 8, 2022, 6PM

It Takes a Village: The Rotary Club of Gulfport

We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Gulfport and our Councilman Ron Roland for the generous gift of knowledge to our students. The dictionaries gifted by the Rotary Club of Gulfport also have included information about each state, country, American Presidents, the Periodic Table, Sign Language, Braille, and so much more. Every child in the 3rd grade received a copy to call his/her own and was taught how to use the dictionary and how to find special information.

It Takes a Village: Cecily Cummings

We would like to thank guest artist, Mrs. Cecily Cummings, for presenting about careers in art. Mrs. Cummings is an instructor at MGCCC. She also helped us jumpstart our self-portrait art projects in our QUEST classes for Gifted students,


We are proud of offer access to the arts through music and arts programming through the leadership of Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Raskett. Thank you to Mrs. Wolford and Ms. Jones for coordinating some excellent opportunities for our students.

In the Tiger Cafe

BREAKFAST

28 Chicken Patty Biscuit Assorted Cold Cereals


29 Mini Pancakes in a Bag Banana Breakfast Bread


30 Breakfast Sausage Pizza Assorted Cold Cereals



Always the option of Fat Free Milk or Chocolate Milk and or assorted fruit juices.

LUNCH

28 Taco Soup w/Tortilla Chips /Chef Salad

Buttered Corn

Seasonal Fresh Fruit


29 Cheese Pizza/ Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Baby Carrots

Seasoned Green Beans

Garden Salad w/Dressing


30 Red Beans and Rice with Sausage /Chef Salad

Seasoned Cabbage

Roasted Sweet Potatoes


Always the option of Fat Free Milk or Chocolate Milk and or assorted fruit juices.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A BOOST VOLUNTEER?

INSTRUCTION: FREE AT HOME RESOURCES

MDE Purchases Access to the Following

Digital Resources: The State Board of Education approved digital learning resources and on-demand tutoring services to support the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Learn more about them here:


  • Homer: English Language Arts (K-2nd)
    This fun and exciting application improves reading fluency, increases academic vocabulary, and helps develop independent reading skills.

  • Newsela: English Language Arts (3rd-12th)
    Newsela provides content specifically to enhance, engage, and extend the English Language Arts standards.
  • Imagine Learning: Math (K-8th)
    Imagine Math and Math Facts builds problem-solving skills, provides personalized learning, and includes online math help.
  • News-O-Matic: Social Studies (K-8th)
    This news site publishes daily articles which include numerous multimedia features to help keep students engaged.
  • Discovery Education: Science (K-6th)
    Students can take virtual field trips, conduct STEM activities, or listen to podcasts using Discovery Education.
  • Paper Tutoring (3rd-12th)
    Paper provides free, unlimited access to trained tutors in math and English Language Arts. This allows students the ability to ask questions, work through problems, and grow confidence in their academic success.
  • Gale Science: Science (7th-12th) Gale includes interactive labels for biology, chemistry, and human anatomy along with Lexile-leveled articles and multimedia content.

2022-2023 Yearbooks

Make sure to order your yearbook from Josten's before March 1st, 2023. We are excited to see all the memories captured throughout this year!


There is an opportunity for businesses to purchase add space, families to buy dedication pages, and special customization options for your yearbook! Click here for more information!

A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE:MORE THAN A DICTIONARY

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IMPORTANT DATES

Mark Your Calendars

NOV 21-25 THANKSGIVING BREAK

NOV 28-DEC 9 IREADY BENCHMARK WINDOW


DEC 8 4TH GRADE PROGRAM

DEC 13-15 DISTRICT COMMON ASSESSMENTS


DEC 16 END OF TERM

DEC 19- JAN 2 WINTER BREAK


JAN 3-6 INTERCESSION TUTORIAL

JAN 9 3RD TERM BEGINS

FOLLOW US

GSD ACADEMIC CALENDAR

We start school on July 22nd. Our school day is from 7:00am to 2:30pm. Should you need aftercare, please fill out a SchoolPlus form. Registration is $15 and $35 for the first child and $30 for each additional. Space is limited.

Anniston Avenue Elementary School

Dr. Rachel Gibson, Principal

Crystal T. Wade, Assistant Principal