2022 January Parent Newsletter
Good Reads for cooler days!❄
For younger students, don't forget to pick up your FREE book of the month at the library! This month the FREE Book is entitled, Berkeley's Barn Owl Dance, by Tera Johnson and Tania Howells. Each month a new FREE book is available at Carnegie Public Library for your young reader, so don't forget to pick your child's book up each month!
Berkeley's Barn Owl Dance- January's FREE book for young students at the Carnegie Public Library!
PCS Parents Zoom in '22
Cindy Smith is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Virtual Parent Academy
Time: Feb 1, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 759 1883 6919
To better prepare for the topics of this parent event please access the highlighted form and submit your questions.
PHS Parents Needed!
Thanks for your cooperation in making our currently successful CTAE Program all it can possibly be for our students!
If you have any questions concerning the survey or the PHS CTAE Program, please contact the CTAE Director for PHS, Mrs. Susan Prince at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Everyone is invited to join the Virtual PTO meeting to keep up with PTO fund raisers and current projects!
Parents and PBIS
Schools. As we can determine from the title this is a program to boost, support and model positive behaviors in the school setting. You have surely by now heard of Bee Bucks, Golden Hornets, Star Cards etc.. no matter which school your student attends. The incentives and rewards for good behavior have been implemented at all levels of student growth. Each school has a PBIS team that meets monthly or quarterly to discuss behavior events, referrals and especially the impact incentives and positive reinforcement may or may not be having in the school. I am currently one of the staff members serving on the PHS PBIS team.
One behavior that is concerning at middle and high schools in our country in the last few years is vaping. Vaping materials and e-cigarettes are far too easy for teens to obtain, use on the down-low and become addicted to. These products can come in many shapes and sizes, some look like actual cigarettes or cigars, but most are likened to commonly used items like flash drives or pens. The e-cig is advertised as the smokeless alternative to cigarettes but may cause more health risks especially to minors than the former. The JUUL, the e-cig most shaped like a flash drive, is now the most commonly sold e-cig in the US and the refill "pods" contain at least as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. Scientists are still learning about the long-term effects of the use of e-cigs but we already know that nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the developing brain, impact learning, memory, and attention. The use of nicotine in the teen years can also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs. The PHS PBIS team wants to make parents aware of the increase in vaping across our country and to be educated on the subject. To research more on this subject access the E-Cigarettes and Youth Toolkit for Partners- How you can help end the epidemic by the CDC and visit their website <https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/about-e-cigarettes.html>
Stay in the Know!
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
February 7-11- Pre-K Registration, 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., come to PES front office for a packet
February 21-25- Winter Break ❄
*All in-person Parent Involvement Activities are temporarily suspended and postponed until a latter date due to the recent rise in covid cases in our area.