2021 October PCS Parent Newsletter
Pelham City School has developed a hand out to give support and assistance to basically support parents navigating homework help. The document is available to download below this article.
We want to share this guide which will help parents access Parent Portal and all the instructional resources/software our school already owns or can access for free. The Parent Portal is also where the SLDS or State Longitude Data System can be accessed, which offers resources for each grade level and for each standard in each content area. Check out the Communities in Schools in Georgia (CISGA)website which is loaded with helpful resources and has also created the Parent Homework Checklist, which you can access below with the other resources shown. Educational Websites for Families and Educational APPs for Families are resources brought to us by the GADOE. All of these informational guides and more are also accessible on this PCS Parent and Family Engagement hot link.
Another aspect of making homework time effective and fun is having a set place that students can claim as their study area, with their materials and quiet space that lends itself to uninterrupted studying! Check out a few ideas posted on Pinterest recently on the Homework Station Hints button below.
READ, READ, READ!
If you as a parent or care giver are a struggling reader yourself or know someone who is, stop by our Parent Involvement Resource Center (see hours of operation below) and discover what resources we have for adult literacy and how we might point you in direction for help. If you are someone who needs to get their GED or General Education Development Test please check out the information provided about free GED classes in our local area by Southern Regional.
Parent Involvement Resource Center
Hours of Operation
Monday- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Thursday- 1-4 p.m.
Friday- 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Or by appointment as needed. P.I.R.C. Materials are also available at this link https://rb.gy/or4tpd
*If I can assist you concerning the PCS Parent & Family Engagement, Homeless Education, or Foster Care Programs please contact me at ext. 214 or email me at:
PES Reading Buddies Program
Pelham City School Title 1 Meetings
Title 1 Meetings dates and times for this month:
PES, October 14, 2021 at 6 p.m., in the PES Cafeteria, followed by PES Curriculum Night!
PCMS, October 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., in the PCS Auditorium, followed by PCMS
Following each Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting schools will each host their specific parent event as noted above which will all include, academic support, student involvement and great door prizes!
PES Curriculum Night
Thursday, Oct. 14th, 6:30pm
534 Barrow Avenue Southwest
Pelham Elementary School Curriculum Night!
October 14, 2021
Following the 6 p.m. Title 1 Parent Meeting
You are invited to PES Curriculum Night where you will learn information about your student’s curriculum, hear from our new Academic Coaches, learn how you can support your student academically, see student work displays, and enter the drawing for a brand new BIKE!
PCMS Curriculum Night!
Monday, Oct. 25th, 5:30pm
209 Mathewson Avenue Southwest
PCMS “Middle School 101” Curriculum Night!
October 29, 2019
Following the 5:30 p.m. Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting
Learn about how Title 1 funding affects your student’s academics! Then students will present up-to-date curriculum information in every content area and specials with fun interactive presentations, grade level Chili Cook off and more!
*** Every student whose parent attends earns a dress down pass and their name in a drawing for prizes!
Coming Soon At PHS!
PHS FAFSA Night!
Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 5:30pm
PHS Media Center
Completing the FAFSA can be a daunting task as you seek financial aid for college for your student. Come hear the Georgia Finance Commission Representative as she walks parents through the FAFSA process.
October PTO Events for Pelham Elementary School 🎃
- Oct.14, PTO Presentation/Info at PES Title 1 Meeting 6 p.m.
- Oct. 21, Lighting up to Read Day- PTO will provide glow sticks to read in class!
- Oct. 22, PTO Spooky Grams $1
- Oct. 29, Flashlight Friday, Bring your own flashlight to school & read!
Your Input Needed!
This funding helps "level the playing field" so to speak for successful academic student outcomes. As a part of the requirements for the continuation of our funding we are required to obtain parent input into our Parent and Family Engagement Program. In order to give as many opportunities as possible for parents and community input, we are imbedding a new Parent & Community Input Form in this newsletter. The survey below is brief but very helpful in our planning and implementing effective parent activities and strategies. Please take a moment to complete the survey and to thank you for your time parents that submit surveys this month will be entered in a drawing for a Wal-Mart Gift Card!
Stay In the Know with Parent Remind!
Please sign up for our Parent Engagement Remind text message. Just text (229-588-2949) and use the code below as the message for your school or schools of choice.
Cindy Smith, PCS Parent Engagement Coordinator & Homeless Liaison
contact me in various ways...
phones: 229-2948170 ext. 214 or 229-221-2336
website: pelham-city.k12.ga.us & follow us on Facebook
October Parent Events Calendar
- Oct 4-8 Fall Break!!!
- Oct. 14 PES Tittle 1 Annual Parent Meeting 6 p.m., followed by PES Curriculum Night!
- Oct. 25, PCMS Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting 5:30, followed by PCMS Curriculum Night , Chili Cookoff & more!
- Oct. 25-29 Red Ribbon Week