Panther Pause

January 2016

Fundraisers for Technology

Each month, we host a theme day as a tech fundraiser. Students are encouraged to donate $1 (or more!) and participate in the day. This month's theme day is School Colors, on January 29. Support the Panthers by wearing green or blue and donate to the Tech Fund!

Home STEAM (STEM) Challenge

Monthly, we will be posting a challenge for students (and families!) to design something using a common household item. The projects, designed by the students, will be displayed in the media center throughout the month of the challenge. Come by and see STEAM in action!

Character Trait of the Month

To help our students develop and/or strengthen positive character traits, students have been modeling a new character trait each month. The trait is highlighted through class discussions, activities throughout the school and reinforced during guidance lessons. Our emphasis this month is perseverance. According to Merriam Webster (, perseverance is the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult.

Yearbooks are on sale!

The 2015 - 2016 yearbook is on sale! Annual sales have been continued through January. Soft cover books are $20 and hard cover books are $25. Money can be turned in to your student's homeroom teacher.

Save your Box Tops for Education

Throughout January and February, we will be collecting Box Tops for Education. Box tops can be sent in your student's homeroom teacher. Box Tops will be counted the final week in February. The class with the most box tops turned in will win an ice cream party.

For more information on box tops, please visit the Box Tops website.

Upcoming Events

January & February: Boxtops for Education Drive

Jan 11 - Jan 22: Second Quarter Benchmark testing (contact teacher for schedule)

Jan 15 - 19: No school

Jan 16: Registration for softball and baseball

Jan 21: Registration for softball and baseball

Jan 28: Registration for softball and baseball
Jan 29: School Colors Tech Day fundraiser