Pinckney News & Notes, 1/13/22
Pinckney Elementary, 810 W 6th, Lawrence, KS 785-832-5800
Please congratulate your students on having a great first week back to school. Our teachers and staff are so proud of the positive learner behaviors we have seen. Keep up the great work, Panthers!
Spelling Bee Winners
Another congrats to all of our participants:
3rd graders Timmy Montalvo, Maya Lee, Lena Saltmarsh, and Liam Burns
4th graders Finn Savoie, Brody Porter, Gio Rooney-Martinez, and Nova Scanlon
5th graders Libya Elshekhi, Oliver Katz, and Jackie Hamilton
Ms. Kemme and Veda Moore are our MLK Dreamer Award recipients (from last week)
Ms. Kemme was chosen for her constant positivity and commitment to all students. Her students report how she is always kind and supportive and will do whatever it takes for them to be successful.
Veda Moore, a 5th grader in Ms. Dutcher's class, was chosen because of her strong leadership, her commitment to learning, and her support of her school. Veda is a great student and she is always willing to help her classmates and her teacher in order to support Pinckney.
Please join me in celebrating these two amazing Pinckney Panthers!
Futures Planning Community Input Sessions
The Futures Planning Committee and district administration will gather more community feedback about achieving board financial priorities during two Public Input Sessions. Each session will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. First, on Tuesday in the Free State High Commons, and then Wednesday in the LHS Commons.
Consultant RSP and Associates will share a brief overview of the committee's review of data about school finance, curriculum and instruction, facilities, and other factors. With an Open House format, participants will then have an opportunity to review enrollment projections, the committee's finance, teaching and learning, and facility belief statements; and proposed budget reductions while asking questions and sharing verbal and written input.
AmeriCorps members will provide child care for school-age children.
The committee's meeting materials from Wednesday have been uploaded to the website at www.usd497.org/FuturesPlanning.