Tigerville Times

November Edition

From the Principal's Desk

We are thankful for our Tigerville staff, students, and families. This is truly the best school in South Carolina in all ways. Thank you for your support.

We have a lot of opportunities this month for Tigerville families. First, our PTA is sponsoring a movie night on Nov. 4 at 6:30 pm. Details are posted on our social media accounts. Second, we want to invite veterans to our annual veterans day salute on Thursday, Nov. 10. We will welcome veterans for the program at 9:00 am. Third, we have our annual Thanksgiving day meal on Nov. 17, 2022. You are invited to join your child during their scheduled lunch time for our Thanksgiving meal on Thur., Nov. 17. All visiting guest (adult or child) plates cost $4.81. Extra turkey or chicken costs $2.12. Visitors must pay at the door.(cash or check only) Visitor meals may not be deducted from student lunch accounts. Student meals will be charged to their lunch account. The menu for the day is turkey or chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, salad, fruit or fruit cobbler, & roll. Please RSVP on the form sent home with students.

We look forward to seeing smiling faces at these events.


D. Jackson

Art Lines

As we begin our slow roll into a season of thankfulness, I am reminded of how grateful we are for our Tigerville community of learners. We are a family of teachers, parents and students who individually set goals for growth in many areas of our lives. Together, we have already accomplished so much in this 2022 2023 school year and we have so much more to gain as we continue to push ourselves forward. I am hoping you can enjoy some of the art work that will be reflecting the student growth in the area of the arts through our hallway art banners for each class and grade level. Students have created artwork with a focus on the season of fall and explorations of many art techniques to go along with the beauty that surrounds us including Harvest Still Life’s (5th Graders) and Mushroom Landscapes (4th), Pear Studies in Chalk Pastels (3rd) pumpkins and owls (2nd) Sunflowers (1st) Indian Corn (K5) and hanging bats (K4)!! We will also feature for display in our hallway leading to the cafeteria all of the patriotic art our students have created for our Veterans’ Day Program coming up on November 10th at 9:00 am. The beautiful clay leaves you all created during our clay night event have been drying slowly and are currently being fired one load at a time in our kiln! I plan to send these ceramic leaves home in the first two weeks of November. I know we are all looking forward to seeing how they turn out! Please remember these leaf dishes are not food safe and are intended for decorative purposes only. Oh, how lovely they will be in your home as you enjoy the season of Thanksgiving with your families for many years to come!

Counselor's Corner

Red Ribbon Week was a great success! We had some totally rad, funky, patriotic kids that week, you dig? Guidance lessons during the week focused on making healthy decisions and the long term effects of making unhealthy decisions.

Our annual Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive is from November 1st – 11th. Each grade level is assigned a food item that, all together, make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for our local families.

K4 & 5 – Canned Corn

1st – Canned Yams

2nd – Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

3rd – Canned Green Beans

4th Boxed Mashed Potatoes

5th – Boxed Stove Top Stuffing

Thanksgiving Food Drive Flyer

Library Loop

First, thank you to our Tigerville families for supporting reading. We had another great turn out at our Reverse Storybook Character parade. We enjoyed seeing all of the books students brought to share with the staff as well as getting to visit with our families. Second, we have a big event coming up in December, Grinch Week. We will stand up to the Grinch in support of reading. Below are the dress up days for this special week.

  • Dec. 12- Reading is sweet! (Candy Cane Day- wear red and white.)
  • Dec. 13- Hats off to reading! (Holiday hat or headband day- wear your favorite holiday hat or headband.)
  • Dec. 14- Reading is a gift! (Holiday tree day- Dress as a gift, tree ornament, or holiday tree.)
  • Dec. 15-Light up the world with reading! (Holiday lights day- wear bright colors or holiday lights.)
  • Dec. 16- Reading is cozy!- (Pajama day- wear pajamas.)

Music Notes

Fall is here along with the cooler air. We are in full swing of Celebration songs, notes, rhythms, and instruments. You should ask your child what they are doing in music class each week because we are having lots of fun singing, dancing, and playing some instruments. Also, ask them about Celebration songs…..how is that different than a Holiday song?

3rd-5th grade students will need a Recorder no later than December 5th. I will have some for sale in the music room so you won’t have to run out to find a quality instrument. The cost should be around $5 and I will let you know when I get some in. Each student will need 1 to keep at school and if you would like for them to practice at home you can purchase 2. If your child was here last year I already have one in my classroom with their name on it. Some of them purchased 2 last year and they may also have one at home already. All of my 3rd grade students will need to purchase 1 for sure.

Chorus students should be listening to their Aladdin CD’s as well as their Veterans/Holiday CD’s at least 2-3 times each week. Our first performance is November 10th for our Veterans program. Each chorus member should come to school dressed in their Chorus Uniform (Chorus Shirt, Black pant/skirts, and black shoes) that day as the program is early. Go ahead and make sure they are set for the day. Also, keep a lookout for any Aladdin costumes families may get rid of after Halloween because we can always use them. If you have any questions or concerns about our performance or uniform, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know.

Enjoy the crisp cool air and don’t forget to be thankful for all the little things in life.

P.E. Lines

We a moving on into the second semester already and it seems to be flying by! Our running club wrapped up its fall season meetings with some popsicles, and luckily the weather stayed warm enough for us. Our last Family fitness night was a great success, thank you to everyone that was able to come out! We will be having another Family Fitness Night on Monday, November 14th at 5:30pm. It will be a lot of fun, and I look forward to seeing everyone there.


k5: Striking - Introduction

1st/2nd: Striking (tennis/volleyball/hockey)

3rd: Striking: (tennis/volleyball/hockey) Intermediate

4th/5th: Fitnessgram testing

STEM Lab Notes

Wow, November is here and that means it is almost time for turkey and all the yummy fixin's! School is flying by because we are having so much fun while learning! This month in STEM we will continue to focus on technology with our 4th and 5th grade students. 2nd and 3rd graders are going to be freshening up on some of their math skills! Make sure to ask your student what they are learning in STEM and always check my website for a look into the classroom! https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/thorntonstemlab/home