PWES Pelican Pride

The Land of the Little People

Week of January 20

A Message from Dr. Collins

Greetings Pelican Parents,

Thank you all for supporting our students during our Awards Assemblies! They are so deserving for the effort it took to achieve those goals. Last week, students had a Goal Setting Conference with their teachers. This is to help them set a goal for the upcoming MAP assessment and remind them to always do their best.

Please remember that there is no school on tomorrow as we celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers 25 Choice Programs throughout the district to provide our students with a diverse portfolio of educational options. We invite you to explore the website to find the Choice Program best suited to your child’s interest and ability.

For information about the programs offered and the application/lottery process please review the 2020 Choice Program Guide. The guide will provide you with information on eligibility criteria, the lottery process, frequently asked questions, and descriptions of each choice program. Contact information for each school can be found under the Site List.

Lottery applications for SCCPSS Pre-K Lottery funded sites will be available beginning February 18, 2020 through February 28, 2020. Online applications and more information can be found at .

To qualify for the lottery process, parents must present the child's birth certificate and proof of address to one of the three Pre-K school sites or upload the two documents when completing the application. All application documentation must be submitted by March 12, 2020. An independent computerized lottery process will take place on April 8, 2020 and parents will be notified of their child's placement or waitlist status by email.

Funding from the Georgia Lottery provides a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten classes. The program provides services to children who are four years old on or before September 1, 2020 and residing in Chatham County

To receive text alerts from HealthMPowers, please text Port Wentworth to 877877. Empowering healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play.

As the instructional leader of the school, I will commit to provide a safe learning environment and equip our teachers to provide your children the tools for succeeding and being College and Career Ready.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have an amazing week!

Pelican Naming Contest

We now have a Pelican mascot that will attend special school events. However, it does not have a name and we would love for your family to help us name it. Please select one of the following names and send an email to Mrs. Cheek ( by Thursday, January 23, with your choice in the subject line:

Perry, Percy, Max.

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Who Will Get Taped to the Wall?

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Please Join PTA

Our PTA is up and running! We now have filled all of our offices- President: Elizabeth Blue, Vice President: Amy Keating, Secretary: Shaikeria Goodman, Treasurer: Nikea Mitchell.

The PTA membership fee is only $5 and the link is below.Thanks in advance! If you would like to contact our PTA board members with any suggestions, please do so-Email:

Mrs. Crutchfield's and Ms. Natal's Pre-K Honor Dr. King!

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Upcoming Dates

January 20- No School- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 22- 100th Day of School

January 23- Wear your favorite camp gear (FREE)

January 23-Camp Read-A-Lot Family Night @ 6:00

January 24- Dress Down Day for $1

January 27-31-Pennies for Patients

January 31- Pelican Party

January 31-Wear your favorite jersey (FREE)

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School Spirit

Have you purchased your child's Spirit Shirt? Students are allowed to wear their spirit shirts with non-uniform bottoms for free! This will continue the second Friday of each month. Orders are backed up and your child is welcome to wear a vintage (older) PWES T-Shirt. Our next Spirit Day will be February 13.

Operation Beacon Volunteer Program

Are you interested in becoming an engaged Pelican Volunteer? PWES is looking for volunteers. Volunteers provide valued resources and experiences for our students that strengthen our school. If you would like to be a part of Operation Beacon, please complete the online application at the link below. We need you!

Share a Rose With Your Children

This week, ask you child/children about to describe their day using the Rose Method.

What was the best part of your day? (Rose)

What didn't go so well? (Thorn)

What are you looking forward to tomorrow? (Bud)

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Bell Times

Instructional Hours: 9:15-4:00

Breakfast 8:45-9:15

Students arriving to school by any means other than a school bus after 9:15 are considered tardy.

Early Dismissal Ends at 3:00

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PowerSchool: Parent Access

Parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in grades 1st-12th in any SCCPSS school can view their child's academic progress through PowerSchool, the District's student information system. PowerSchool is used to student attendance, grades, transcripts, report cards and more.

Come in and visit with Ms. Young, our Information Specialist, with your photo identification. You will receive a letter containing an access ID and password. It is accessible via mobile app or website.

NWEA MAP Assessment

Do you know your child's RIT score? Students in grades Kindergarten through second will take the MAP test 3 times this year. The first administration of the test has already been given. MAP is an adaptive assessment that moves with the progress of the student. As test questions are answered correctly, the next question will be more challenging. If the answer is incorrect, it will be followed by an easier question. Please be sure to conference with your child's teacher about his/her progress.
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