Pike Road Schools

Think. Innovate. Create. The Pike Road Way 4.14.16

The Mission of Pike Road Schools

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have

ownership of their learning and are inspired to think, innovate and create.

Thank You to our Community Partners!

Thank you to OutReach at Auburn Montgomery and Saint James United Methodist Church for hosting the viewing of Most Likely to Succeed. Thank you also to Stephan Turnipseed

who spoke and moderated this special community event. We were pleased to have parents, lead learners, learners, and leadership from Pike Road Schools and

Montgomery Public Schools in attendance.

High School The Pike Road Way

Our mission is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.

Our Community Eight learners will soon become our Community Nine learners. Click here to read about our plans for High School The Pike Road Way.

Stephan Turnipseed Visited PRS

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Learners talking about their learning with Mr. Stephan Turnipseed

2016-2017 Data Verification/Registration Has Begun

Parents of current PRS students should have recently received an email containing data verification/registration instructions. If you have not received an email, please contact Pike Road School at 334-420-5310. For an overview of the registration process please click here. We ask that everyone please complete the data verification/registration process no later than April 29.

Be a Sponsor for the Fifth Annual Crawfish Boil!

It's almost time for the Fifth Annual Crawfish Boil. This year the boil will be held on May 14, 2016 from 12:00-7:00 pm at The Waters in Pike Road. All proceeds will benefit the Pike Road Patriot Fund. This is a fund that has been set up to assist the Pike Road School System with the athletic and arts programs. The cost for admission will be $20 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. You are welcome to bring drinks of your choice, tents, chairs, etc. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day and kid friendly activities.

In the past, we have been very blessed by having both business and personal sponsorships to help put on this event and provide an avenue for our community to give back to PRS and its students. This year will be no exception. Our sponsors play a critical role in our success. We would love for you or your business to consider giving to this great cause.

Sponsorship packages include:
$250 which includes a T shirt, 2 tickets, and gift bag
$500 which includes 2 T shirts, 4 tickets, and gift bag
$1000 which includes 4 T shirts, 8 tickets, gift bag, and parking passes
$2000 and up multiple T shirts, tickets, gift bags, parking passes, and other perks

All business and personal sponsorships will have name recognition at the event and businesses can have their logos on printed material, signage, etc.

For more information or to sponsor this great event, please contact the Fundraising Director, Traci Kelley at 334-201-8671 orTraci.kelley34@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Pike Road Patriot Fund

Patriots Leading the Pledge of Allegiance

For the remainder of the school year, a PRS community will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance on WAKA and WNCF at 6:40 a.m.


Community K

Imitating Eric Carle's illustration techniques
to create a class book of woodlands animals

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A kindergarten learner reading to C2 learners

Community 1

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Writers are thinkers!

Community 2

Presenting their research about various chosen organisms

Community 3

Learners helping build a stage they envisioned for our school

(Thank you Robert Fike for helping our Patriots!)

Community 4

Learners reconstructing equipment and inventions from the 1920's,

including a 1920's cafe for their Roaring 1920's Exhibit.

Community 5

Learners concluded their Hatchet book study by creating theme mobiles.

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Learners planted potatoes as part of the PRS gardens

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Learners made Oobleck in celebration of Dr Seuss's birthday. It was also a science experiment to determine if Oobleck is a solid or liquid.

Community 6

Learners are investigating the engineering design process.

They created and tested their designs for tin foil boats.

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Learners are creating a digital Civil Rights album to share with C4.

This learner has created the cover that will be scanned into the album.

Community 7

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Learners raised $750 for 21 different charities at their bake sale!

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The MakeyMakey beginnings of the PRS arcade

Community 8

Coke Fund Raiser for Pike Road Athletics

The Coke Fundraiser starts on April 25th and ends on May 12th. Each athlete we will be asked to sell at least five cases. Pick up will be on Thursday, May 19th by the cafeteria. Athletes will assist with distribution. More details will be coming soon!

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Spring boys basketball evaluations are April 26 and 27 from 3:15 to 5:30. This is for current 6th 7th and 8th graders. Parents and learners of C6-8 will receive a participation form via email. In order to participate, please complete the form and return to Coach Klinger. Go Patriots!

Congratulations to Tiffany Walters

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Congratulations to Tiffany Walters for winning the Alabama PTA Outstanding Support Staff Award! She was recently recognized at Alabama PTA’s Awards Banquet.

Pictured from left to right: Amanda Hargrove, Candice Longnecker, Tiffany Walters, Angela Lang, and Paula Walker.

Pike Road Papas

Dear Parents, Lead Learners, and Friends of PRS,

Pike Road Papas has been informally meeting every Friday morning as a result of parents responding to invitations in the PRS Newsletters. We have been eating breakfast with our children in the cafeteria. However, Pike Road Papas is not just for Dads; it is for families.

We are going to have two appreciation days for those who work with the children of PRS. We entrust our children to lead learners, as well as Administrators, but many of us have also noticed the care and interaction given to these little ones by the cafeteria staff, the aides, and the resource staff to make our children’s learning experiences a positive, lasting one.

As a result, we are going to take some time on April 15th, at our Friday morning breakfast to say, “Thank you!” Nothing big, just a time to say thanks to those who are making this positive impact on our children’s lives. Please join us on April 15th at 7:00 a.m. if you are a lead learner in Communities K-4.

We will have a time to do this for Communities 5-8 in May – the date and details coming soon.

Join us at 7:00 a.m. in the PRS Cafeteria, so we can eat and listen to those who would like to share their words of thanks!

God Bless and see you soon.
Bruce Shelton
Parent and Pike Road Papa

e-School Payments

Patriot Parents,

We have received several emails and phone calls from parents who are having trouble using eSchool Payments. The challenge seems to be downloading Silverlight, which is a required component for eSchool payments to run correctly. eSchool Payments is PC/Windows based; therefore, the best internet browser to use is the latest version of Internet Explorer.

If you are using a Mac, download Silverlight and use Firefox to access eSchool Payments. Chrome has not worked for many parents and Sarari is not always reliable.

See https://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx for more information

Remember that the student number is “0”.

PRS Yearbook Sales Have Begun!

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April 18-22 ASPIRE Testing for Communities 3-8

Our lunchroom menu will be limited to accommodate the testing schedule. The menu will be as follows:

Monday, April 18th:
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Carrot Sticks w/ dip
Fresh Apple
Baked Chips

Tuesday, April 19th:
Cucumber/Tomato Salad
Fresh Orange
Chocolate Chip Cookie

Wednesday, April 20th:
Grilled Chicken Wrap
Veggie Pasta Salad
Fruit Cup
Fresh Banana

Thursday, April 21st:
BBQ Sandwich
Potato Salad
Fresh Grapes
Graham Snack

Friday, April 22nd:
Chicken Nuggets
Hot Roll
Carrot Sticks w/ ranch
Fruit Cup

April 25 - Professional Learning Day - No School for Learners

April 25 - Kindergarten Kickoff (Open House for perspective kindergarten parents and learners)

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April 29 - Patriot Games for Communities K-6

Face painting, Go Fishing, Inflatables and our 1st Annual Patriot Games!

K-1 - 8:15 - 11:00
4-6 - 8:45 - 12:00
2-4 - 12:00 - 2:40

T-shirts will be available for purchase; stay tuned for details and prices!

May 2 at 8:00 A.M. - PTSA Board Meeting

May 2 at 6:00 p.m. - School Board Meeting

May 2-6 - Lead Learner Appreciation Week


We LOVE our PRS staff! Learners wear red to show their love for Lead Learners.

PTSA will provide a popcorn bar with all the fixings from 9-11.


It's a "special" day for the "special" ists! This is your chance to show the specialists how special they are! The Leaders in this category include: lunchroom, custodians, office administration, nurse, counselors, media specialist, and ESL.

We are asking Communities 2 & 5 to provide a special treat to the lunchroom and custodial staff; communities K, 3rd, & 7/8 will provide a special treat for our office staff, nurse, and

1st, 4th & 6, ESL, counselors, and media specialist.


Dedicate a book! Learners bring a community level appropriate book to donate to their communities. Let's share in the love of reading!


Words from the heart! Learners write a letter or draw a picture telling their Lead Learner and aides just how much they appreciate them or have been inspired by them!

Hospitality Committee will provide a luncheon and small token of appreciation for all PRS staff!


Bring your Lead Learner school supplies! Bring your Lead Learner something they can use in the community or buy something from your Lead Learner’s wish list!

May 5 at 6:00 p.m. - Patriot Sports Banquet

May 6 - Patriot Games for Communities Seven and Eight

5th Annual Crawfish Boil

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May 17 at 5:30 P.M. - C6 - Invention Convention

May 12 - Last Day for Coke Fund Raiser

May 19 - Pick Up for Coke Fund Raiser

May 19 - Pick Up for Coke Fund Raiser

May 26 - Last Day of School for Learners

Email Addresses for Lead Learners

Select your child's lead learner to send an email.

Community Websites

Link to each Community's Website: http://www.pikeroadschools.org/?DivisionID=20934

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