PVES Parent Newsletter

Week of January 11th

Report Cards

Report Cards


Please use Skyward to check on your child's grade. We will not be printing out report cards this nine weeks. If you are unable to access Skyward or have not setup your account yet contact the school or email jason.pierschbacher@ccstn.org. Check the PDF below to help setup your account.


If you need a printed report card please contact your teacher and we will arrange for it to be picked up.



Kindergarten and First Grade


The Cheatham County School District’s elementary schools are excited to introduce standards-based grading for kindergarten and first-grade students. The following letter explains a little more about standards-based grading and what our families need to know. We have also posted a Frequently Asked Questions document on our district and elementary school websites for those would like to learn more about standards-based grading. The document is under the “Parents and Students” section.

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Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF)


We have some great news to share with our families who have students in grades K-3!


The Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, have announced the launch of a new K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 580,000 books to 58,000 kindergarten through third grade students and teachers across the state.


The Cheatham County School District is among the school districts participating in the K-3 School Year Book Delivery program, which will deliver books and literacy resources directly to the homes of students and teachers, at no cost to families or participating school districts.


A book pack consists of 10 high-quality, grade-appropriate books with guided activities and tips for parents to engage with students as they read. Additionally, K-3 families will gain access to engagement tips via text.


“This is exciting news for our students,” said Director of Schools Dr. Cathy Beck. “Students can begin their own home library. Along with the books the students will receive, parents will also be provided with weekly tips about being a partner in their child’s education – a great opportunity for our school and parents to work together and partnerships.”


Our elementary schools will be sharing information about this opportunity with the families of our K-3 students.


If you would like to participate, no other action needs to be taken.


If you choose NOT to participate, then please follow the procedures to OPT OUT: Call 615-746-1406 or email Tracy Roberts at tracy.roberts@ccstn.org. Please leave your name, your child’s name and your child’s school. Taking this step will ensure your child will NOT receive the books. In order to opt out, you must call and do so by 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. After that time, we will not be able to remove your child from the recipient list.



(Pictured are a few of the books that students in grades K-3 will receive)

Laptops

We are handing out laptops to families that are in need of technology. We are limited on the number we have in stock. If you need a laptop for online learning and do not have the resources at home please contact me at jason.pierschbacher@ccstn.org


I still have 47 laptops.

Food Distribution

Drive around the back of the building near the cafeteria entrance.


Tuesday Jan. 12th from 10:00 am. to 12 pm.

Friday Jan. 15th from 10:00 am. to 12 pm.

Welcome Ms. Sarah Coppock

My name is Miss Sarah! I grew up outside of Philadelphia, but have been here for about 3 years now. I just graduated with my masters from Austin Peay State University. I have 2 Labrador retrievers, Riley and Brooks, and a fiancé named Alex. I am so excited to start this new journey with my dream job here at Pleasant View Elementary!

Library

Hello Families-

Just a reminder that students can read and take AR tests at home during virtual learning. I have made new book challenges on myON for each grade level for January. Once you log-on to myON, students will click on the blue pencil under projects to get started! Students may search for their own books to read if they prefer.

The website for AR/myON can be found at:

https://global-zone53.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/81699

AR testing is available 6am-8pm during virtual/hybrid learning.


This month I have attached an optional reading challenge for students to complete at home. Once we return to school, students can bring in the completed sheet to the library for a prize! You can print the sheet to color in OR write down the categories on a blank piece of paper as they complete them. I encourage students to take the AR tests for the books they complete. (No snow, no problem! You can take your picture in the cold instead.)

Music

Students can bring back their checked off sheet when we return to school.


Below is a link to a youtube video for the kids.


Thank you

Mr. Timmons

PVES Virtual Music #1 - Swedish Folk Dance

PE

Hey Panthers,

I wanted to give you a PE Challenge Chart that you can be doing at home. I will send out more videos and exercise charts for you to your teachers so they can share it with you for next week.

I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy. Don't forget to do your stretches so we can keep those legs in shape!!

I hope to see you soon!!

Mrs. Robyn

Guidance Counselor

Parents,

I wanted to ensure you that over the next two weeks, while we remain closed, your child will continue to have access to the same support offered at school, while at home. If you feel like your child could benefit from some extra support while at home or just someone to chat with, I will be available through phone calls and Microsoft Teams! I understand that the next few weeks are going to be anything but routine and normal and I would love to help support your child during this time in both their academic and social-emotional needs.

Please feel free to call me or email me with any concerns you may have or to set up a time to chat!


Christine Faircloth

School Counselor

Christine.faircloth@ccstn.org

615-746-5031

Nurse

For any health/illness/COVID related questions or information, please contact our school nurse, Brittany Smiley. Email- Brittany.smiley@ccstn.org. Clinic phone- 615-792-6885.

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Important Dates

Jan 5 Students return virtually

Jan 8 Report cards

Jan 18 MLK day No School


Feb 12 Early Dismissal Day 7:45 - 11:45

Mar 3 Spring pictures

Mar 19 Report Card


Mar 22-26 Spring Break


Apr 2 Good Friday No School

Apr 5-9 Kindergarten Registration week

April 9 grad pics


May 26 Last Day of school

Vision

Pleasant View Elementary School provides a safe, caring, respectful, engaged learning environment for our students. Using collaboration, assessment data, and strong instructional practices students will develop, grow, and own their learning. Students will expand their character and leadership in order to be successful moving forward.


Doors will open for drop off at 7:00 am

School Starts at 7:45 am

School releases at 2:45 pm


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