PVES "In the Know" Newsletter

December 2019 Edition

A Busy Month

Dear School Community,

The month of December is a wonderful and exciting time in the life of our school, but also an extremely busy and stressful stretch for our school. Please ensure that your child stays focused on his or her school work and is present at school as each day is important and builds upon the next. Continue to communicate with your child's teacher and ask how you can best support your child's learning at home.

In this newsletter, we front-load the very busy month of December in hopes that our school community will be able to enjoy the many events and opportunities scheduled during the next three weeks prior to Christmas break. Our district breakfast and lunch menus are posted below as is our invitation to our "A Charlie Brown Literacy Night" event on December 5th. Thank you for your support of our school! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! #pvespride


Brad Moore


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Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Powdersville Elementary School, including the front office, opens daily at 7:20 A.M. Please do not drop students off until the doors open at 7:20 A.M. Cars should remain in the inside lane closest to the school until they reach the unloading zone. The unloading zone is the sidewalk area from the mailbox down to the crosswalk; usually served by 5th grade PVES Patrols. Please do not use your cell phone when you reach this area as indicated by the signs posted. We do give parents the option to use our outside lane and pull into our overflow lot to drop off students. However, as indicated by the sign located at our crosswalk area, parents must park and walk students to the crosswalk. For safety reasons and to assist with traffic flow, do not allow students to walk across the overflow lot without parent supervision. Students are marked tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8:00 A.M.

The bell rings at 2:35 P.M. to signal the end of our school day. Students are then escorted to the bus circle or the multi-purpose room/cafeteria for dismissal. Parents should avoid coming to the front office for early dismissals after 2:00 P.M. Anyone picking up a Powdersville Elementary School student in the afternoon must have the appropriate car hang tag displayed in the vehicle. If there is no car hand tag, the individual will be asked to pull into our overflow lot and come to the main office to show proper identification before picking up the student. When entering our loading zone, please pull up as far as you can. Do not motion for your child to enter the vehicle. Students will be told by appropriate staff when it is safe to load. Only parents who have a student at PVES should wait in our overflow lot for a middle or high school student. Please use parking spots to wait and do not block traffic or park on the grass.

December PTSO Events

Stay involved at PVES by supporting our many PTSO events during the month of December.

  • Spirit Week at Eggs Up Grill in Powdersville through Sunday, December 8th. Make sure to tell your server you are there to support PVES!
  • Spirit Day on Friday, December 6th. Students are encouraged to wear their House shirts/colors.
  • Spirit Night at Pizza House of Powdersville on Thursday, December 12th from 5:00 P.M. to close.
  • Skate Night at Roller Time Family Skate Center in Piedmont on Thursday, December 19th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Admission is just $4.00. Our theme is tacky Christmas so wear your tackiest Christmas outfit and earn a point for your House by attending!

Christmas Strings Concert

Our PVES Strings students will perform their Christmas concert on Monday, December 9th in our school multi-purpose room. Strings students should plan to arrive by 6:00 P.M. in preparation for the 6:30 P.M. concert. Please email Brian Velasco at velascob@apps.anderson1.org with any questions.

Christmas Chorus Concert

Our PVES 4th and 5th grade Chorus performs on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 P.M. at the Powdersville High School auditorium. Chorus students should wear their Chorus t-shirts and pants. These students should plan to arrive at 6:00 P.M. and report to the stage to see Mrs. Fitch. Chorus students do have practice after school the afternoon of their performance. Please email Mrs. Fitch at eppersonc@apps.anderson1.org with any questions.

3rd Grade Christmas Performances

We are excited for our upcoming 3rd grade Christmas performances. Due to the size or our grade level, we will have two concerts. Each hallway (100 and 200) will have a concert at Powdersville High School School auditorium. Students should arrive by 6:00 P.M. in preparation for the 6:30 P.M. concert and report to the stage to meet their teacher and Mrs. Fitch. Students should wear festive Christmas outfits/colors for the concert.

  • Concert for Childress, Thompson, Barnett, Skelton, and Plowden on Monday, December 16th.
  • Concert for Ezell, McGaha, Williams, Henderson and Carey on Tuesday, December 17th.

Class Parties

Class celebrations will be held on Friday, December 20th at 9:30 A.M. in classrooms. Parents are welcome to attend. However, parents must sign in through the main office area and will not be directed to classrooms until 9:30 A.M. Please do not ask to be allowed down to the classroom prior to this time. Thank you.

Last Day of School and Christmas Break

The last day of school before Christmas Break is Friday, December 20th. Chorus students will perform for PVES students and staff only this day. They should wear their Chorus t-shirts on this day. This is a half day for students with dismissal taking place at 11:00 A.M. for bus and car riders. Christmas Break begins on Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday, January 6th!

Other Important Reminders

  • Team 4 Patrols Begins - 12/4/2019
  • Progress Report Folders Sent Home - 12/4/2019
  • Robotics Club - 12/5/2019 at 2:35 P.M.
  • PVES Ambassadors Meet - 12/16/2019 at 2:35 P.M.
  • NO Good News Club - 12/17/2019
  • Robotics Club - 12/19/2019 at 2:35 P.M.