Rocket News

August 12, 2022

Dear Rocket Families,

We have had a fabulous start to the new school year. Mrs. Borders and I have been out in the building visiting classrooms and working in the cafe, and the students are engaged and enjoying school! We met with each classroom to discuss the following goals for this school year:

  • Be Kind
  • Always SOAR
  • Do your personal best

This week we reviewed lots of school routines including our SOAR Code to help students learn procedures in the building. Students should always ask themselves if they are S = Safe, O = Orderly, A = Attentive, and R = Respectful before acting. Ask your child(ren) to tell you how they applied the SOAR Code this week at Peeples. We have heard lots of great examples of how students are already applying these goals. Peeples sure is a great place to be!!

As we continue to work together, please take a moment to read this short article, 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School, from Kids Health.

We hope all of our Rocket Leaders enjoy some time to rest and relax this weekend. Below are a few updates from Peeples.

~Buffy Blodgett, Principal

COVID-19 Protocol Updates

What do I do if my child tests positive for Covid-19? If a student is positive or symptomatic, they should stay at home until their symptoms are improving, they are feeling better, and are fever-free for 24-hours without fever-reducing medications. If they visit their doctor, they should follow their doctor's instructions based on their individual health needs. Please do communicate with your student's homeroom teacher if you student is absent due to illness and complete the Online Absence Excuse form located on our school webpage under Quick Links.

Curriculum Night (3rd-5th Grade Students)

Curriculum Night will be held on Thursday, August 25th, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Special area teachers will be available for a drop-in visit in the Launch Pad from 5:00-5:30 p.m. We hope to see everyone here! We will have an Open House for students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades on Thursday, September 8th.

Message from our Art Teacher, Jill Daniel

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

Welcome back to the Art Room, Peeples Families!

We are already off to an exciting start to the year in our Art Room. This year we will once again be posting our art projects on Artsonia, which not only lets us share the art work with friends and relatives far away, but also offers us a wonderful way to earn funds for the art room through customized keepsakes. Click here to join Artsonia!

I am looking forward to a great year!

Jill Daniel

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PTO Meeting

Our first PTO Meeting will be Thursday, August 25th, at 9:30 a.m. at Peeples. Please check in to the front office for the location when you arrive. All parents are invited, and we would love for you to join us!

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Join Girl Scouts

An information meeting will be held Thursday, August 18th, at 6:30pm in the Peeples Cafeteria. All girls, Kindergarten and older, are welcome to join! Click here for more information.

Cub Scout Recruitment Night

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd, from 6:30-8:00 in the cafeteria for anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts in grades K-5th.

Bus Drivers Needed

Fayette County Schools is in need of quality individuals who may want to work part time as a bus driver. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a bus driver, click here to read more information.


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