The Paine Post

November 1st, 2022

In this edition...
  • Upcoming Events
  • Book Fair Information
  • Paine Fall Festival
  • Mercedes Marathon Sign-Up
  • 1st Annual Coin Drive Fundraiser
  • EnRich Information
  • & Much More!

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

  • Book Fair: October 31st - November 10th
  • Book Fair Family Night: November 1st
  • Fall Festival: November 5th
  • Canned Food Drive: November 7th - 18th
  • Veterans Day Program: November 10th
  • Veterans Day: NO School! November 11th
  • Awards Day: November 15th
  • PES Coin Drive: November 14th - 18th
  • Kids Mercedes Marathon Sign Up Deadline: November 15th
  • Remote Learning for Students: November 21st & 22nd
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd, 24th, & 25th

Paine Fall Festival Saturday, November 5th!

The Paine Elementary Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, November 5th, from 9 am - 1pm on the North P.E. Field. There will be inflatables, carnival games, and more! Pizza, chips, water, and other snacks will be available for purchase. The Book Fair will also be open! The Silent Auction Baskets will be set up as well! Come join us for a Saturday full of family fun!
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PES Book Fair is OPEN until November 10th!

Scholastic eWallet is the easiest way for your student to shop the Book Fair! Please visit our Book Fair website to set up an eWallet for your student today!

Family Shopping Night is November 1st from 3:30-6:30.

A letter from the coaches: Kids Mercedes Marathon

Dear Parents,

Over the next few months our school will be training for the 2023 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon. The Kids Mercedes Marathon is an innovative, endurance building running/walking program for K-5th graders. Our goal is to assist your child in building endurance, setting and accomplishing long-term fitness goals, and enhancing self-esteem while teaching valuable lessons about making health and fitness a regular part of his/her life. Children will run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of the five-month program. Students will run in PE on Fridays as part of our “Fitness Friday” stations. Since every child participates in “Fitness Friday” in our PE class, then everyone qualifies to run the last mile of the 26.2 miles on the Marathon Day. (Participation in the Marathon is totally optional of course.) As each child completes the final mile on the actual marathon course on Saturday, February 11, 2023, he/she will receive a Blue Cross and BlueShield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon Finisher’s Medal, a miniature version of the Mercedes Marathon Finisher’s Medal. To make it easier for everyone involved, we will keep a master log of the miles run to turn in to the Marathon office once we reach 25.2 miles. Therefore, you do not have to do any logging of miles at home. We will do it in PE.

If you choose to allow your child to participate in the marathon just click the button below. We will not be registering any children at school. Registration MUST be completed online by November 15th at $25 per child. After November 15th the price goes up to $40. For your added convenience the Paine PE staff will pick up the race packets in January and will distribute them at school.

If you have any questions, or would like additional assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact the marathon office at (205) 870-7771 or at .

Thank you for all your support!

Coach Burnett, Coach Cooper, and Coach Pharis

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Lost & Found Information for Parents

If you would like to check the lost & found for your child's missing belongings, please visit the front office anytime during regular school hours. When you arrive, tell the front office staff you are needing to check lost & found, and they will assist you.

EnRich to begin this week for all 2nd-5th grade students!

We will begin a 6-week session of enrichment (known as EnRICh) for students in Grades 2-5 this Thursday. Each Thursday for the next 6 weeks students will attend their selected session from 1:00-1:50. These are STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) focused cross-curricular experiences. Our teachers are facilitating these sessions based on their areas of interest.

Students were asked to select the top 3 experiences they were interested in. We were able to place each student in one of their top 3. We will have another session 2nd semester, so they will be able to participate in a different one at that time.

Our learning experiences for this semester include:

  • A BEEutiful Parade-BeeBots (2nd & 3rd)
  • American Heroes (2nd)
  • Book Club (2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th)
  • Code Your Hero (2nd & 3rd)
  • Comic Book Math (2nd, 3rd, & 4th)
  • ExperiMental (2nd & 3rd)
  • LEGO Earth (2nd)
  • Math Explore (2nd & 3rd)
  • Young Authors (2nd, 3rd, & 5th)
  • Paine Podcast (3rd, 4th, & 5th)
  • Species Survival (3rd)
  • Weaving Patterns of Joy (4th)
  • Sports Analytics (4th)
  • Paine Top Chef (4th)
  • Paine's Preppy Fashionistas (4th)
  • Build it Festival (5th)
  • Newspaper (5th)
  • Robotic Miniature Golf Course (4th & 5th)
  • Musical Theatre Production (4th & 5th)
  • Math Teams (4th & 5th)
  • Science Olympiad (5th)
  • Pathfinder Leadership Team (5th)

We are so excited to be able to provide these rich, challenging learning experiences for our students. Be sure to check with your child to see which one they are participating in. Look for pictures in future Paine Post editions.

PES went PINK on Wednesday, October 19th, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Kindergarten and First Grade visited by Trussville Fire & Rescue Engine 3! Thank you, TFR!

5th Grade Field Trip to Nature's Classroom in Mentone!

2nd Grade Pumpkin Exploration!

Fantastic Teaching & Learning Happening all around Paine!

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