Pike Road Schools

Think. Innovate. Create. The Pike Road Way 12.6.15

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.

Pike Road Band's Inaugural Christmas Concert

Please come out and support our Pike Road School Band for their Inaugural Christmas Concert on December 10 at 7:00pm in the Gymnasium. It is free and will last about 30 - 40 minutes. This will be a historic evening for our program. We are very proud of the progress our learners have made and we cannot wait for them to display their accomplishments. Please come out and support Mr. Chapel McCullough and our Band Members.

PTSA Reflections Art Work due to the front office on Monday, December 7th.

PTSA is sponsoring their first annual PTA Reflections Art Competition. This is a national art competition with various art categories for all ages. There are six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. PRS learners who want to participate should submit their art work to the front office on Monday, December 7th. All art work will need to follow the guidelines for the selected art category as well as include an attached student entry form to the piece of art. See links below for Guidelines and Student Entry Forms. This is a great way for all K-8 PRS learners to show their creative side and LET THEIR IMAGINATIONS FLY.




FINAL CALL FOR CANNED GOODS FOR Community 6! Help others this season and let the building begin!

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Help Community four with their Butterfly Garden!

Visit Community Four's Table at the PRS Polar Express on Monday, December 7 to purchase a variety of items such as Rainbow Loom jewelry, butterfly bookmarks, butterfly ornaments, butterfly wire sculptures, butterfly magnets, butterfly watercolor paintings, and PRS Christmas tree ornaments. Proceeds will fund the PRS Butterfly Garden. Community Four Patriots will also be sharing information about the decline of our state insect and what Pike Road residents can do to help.

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Help Community Four by Donating small electrical devices

December 7th-13th is Computer Science Education Week. Community 4 will explore the world of computer science by participating in a worldwide Hour of Code program. To learn more, check out https://csedweek.org/ .

If we can get some small electrical devices such as toasters, house phones, hair dryers, keyboards, mixers, game systems, game controllers, and computers donated, we will offer another week of reverse engineering. This is the science of taking things apart, and the students love to investigate what actually makes these items work. Any devices/small appliances (NO GLASS) can be dropped off at the PRS office or sent to school with students.

Thank you from community 4!

POPPIE Started This Week!

Preparing Our Preschool Patriots In Every way!

Kindergarten Community

Learning about the Ocean

Community One

Learners researched facts, illustrated, recorded, designed, and presented what they learned about their specific area of the ocean.

Community Two Falling in Love with Great Stories!

Working on Fairy Tales

Working in groups to complete their research on specific types of castles and recording their learning in fact books.

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Community Three

In studying about Native Americans of Alabama, each family completed research to become an expert on a different group or era and then created an informational board in the hallway from which other Community three families can learn.

Community Four

Learners planned, sketched, and designed a device that changes energy from one form to another using little bits pieces. Each student planned their "Something that does Something" creation, constructed it, and tested the final outcome.

Community Five

Learners participated in a gallery walk while voting on the best Exit 16 Redesign Proposal.

A meter of candy! Community 5 is wrapping up a unit on measurement. Each M&M represented one centimeter. Learners practiced measurement, found fractions, decimals and percents of a meter.

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Community Six

Community Seven

Learning about Genetics

Creating Punnett Squares to graphically represent the potential combinations of genotypes that can occur in offsprings based on the parents' genotypes.

Community Eight

Please visit Lost and Found

We have nearly a hundred unclaimed items. Beginning Wednesday, we will have all Lost and Found items displayed on the stage (located in the gym area). If your child is missing a jacket, cap, lunch box or other items, please have them to look in lost and found. We also invite parents to come visit between Wednesday and Friday to retrieve any lost items. At the end of the month, all unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

A VERY Special Thank You to Jeff Dean and A & C Construction Company who prepared the playground site and added a sidewalk.

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Celebrating the anticipated arrival of a Future Patriot with Mrs. Griswell

Talking about how we incorporate our Beliefs at Lead Learners' Meeting

No Way Jose Spirit night was a success! Thank you to Jose and Cassie for their support of POP (Pursue Our Passions).

Thank you to Dr. Cornwell (Pike Road Dental) for sponsoring our final home game half court shoot contest.

The Last Home Patriot Basketball Game ends with a win and Holiday cheer at the Town Hall Christmas tree Lighting Ceremony!

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Congratulations to PRS Lead Learners for 100% membership in PTSA!

PRS Spirit Store Winter Wear Being Sold by PTSA - Order by 12/15/15

Click here for order form.

School Attendance

Great things are happening at Pike Road School, and attendance matters! We want your learner to have every opportunity to plug in and get the most out of this unique academic experience. Together, we can set the expectation for great attendance at PRS.

Here’s what you need to know about attendance:

A learner must be present at school for more that 50% of the school day (8:00am - 3:00pm) to be considered present. Students checking out before 11:30 am and not returning to school will be counted absent for the day.

Written explanation for a learner’s absence must be submitted within three days of a learner’s return to school. These may be turned in to the office or the homeroom lead learner.

Excuses must be dated, reason for absence given, and signed by the parent, guardian, or physician.

The following are considered permissible reasons to have an absence excused: student illness or doctor visit, death in the immediate family, inclement weather that makes it dangerous for a learner to attend school, observation of a traditional religious holiday verified by the learner’s minister or religious leader.

Parents who have opportunities to travel with their children may request permission in advance for those absences to be excused. Copies of this permission form are available in the school office, or under the Parent Portal in Forms on the school website.

PRS accepts parent notes for a maximum of 10 days of excused absences per school year.

After two unexcused absences, a letter will be sent to the learner’s family.

After four unexcused absences, a parent conference will be scheduled.

The bottom line - We don’t want our learners to miss what’s going on! Great things are happening at PRS, and all of our learners are valuable in this community.

Please Contribute to Items on Donors Choose

PRS Polar Express

Wanted: All PRS Families

What: A night of fun with Santa, games, food and fellowship.

Sponsored by the PRS PTSA

When: December 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: PRS Cafeteria

Cost: FREE for PRS Families

Chick-Fil-A and Jim N' Nicks sandwiches will be available for separate purchase. See flyer that will be coming with with your learner to make your reservation and purchase your ticket.

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

500 Avenue of Learning

Pike Road, AL

December 8 - Patriots vs Elmore County (away) - Girls at 5:00 and Boys at 6:15

December 12 - Patriots vs ACA (away) - Girls at 9:00am and Boys at 10:15am

December 14 - Patriots vs Tuskegee (away) - C7 boys 4:30, Girls 5:45 and C8 Boys 7:00

December 15 at 6:00 - Community 4 Patriot Pow Wow for Parents and Learners

December 16 at 6:00 - Community 3 Native American Indian Museum Parent Night

Students last day before Christmas/New Year Holiday will be Friday, December 18.

Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

December 19 - Elmore county Middle School Basketball Holiday Tournament

Click here for a link to the tournament schedule.

January 4 - Board of Education Meeting - 6PM - PRS

Tuesday, January 5 - Learners Return to School Ready to think, innovate, and create!

January 18 - No School in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Target Red Cards Help PRS

Target has added Pike Road Schools to their red card program. You will need our ID#, which is 154207 for your red card. If you already have a red card, you can go to the website target.com/tcoe and add Pike Road Schools so when you use your card, PRS will benefit. Target will issue PRS a check every February. We will use these funds to enhance teaching and learning.

December Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here for Menus

PTSA Membership

Lost & Found

Lost and Found items are located in the Gym. If your child has misplaced a jacket, sweater, lunch box, umbrella or water bottle, please have them speak with their Lead Learner so they can come to the gym to reclaim this item. Younger learners will be brought to the gym. Parents are encouraged to check out Lost and Found periodically to look for items.

Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of each month.