Poston Road TIGER Tracks

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger

November 2021 Newsletter

A Note from Dr. Vlcan

Our walk-a-thon was a huge success! We raised $4,271 for our school. Thank you so much to all who donated money or provided addresses! We appreciate your support! The money will go directly back to student and school initiatives.
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Upcoming Events

November 1st - Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration

November 3rd - Picture Retake Day

November 3rd - Grandparent's Night/Chili Supper

November 5th - Safety Matters Program for grades K-4

November 11th - Veteran's Day

November 17th - Midterms Posted

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

December 10 - Holiday Photo Shoot

December 17 - End of Second Nine Weeks

December 20 - January 3 - Winter Break

Poston Road's Vision/Mission Statements

Our Vision:

"Creating Globally-Minded, Lifelong Learners"

Our Mission:

Teach for excellence

Inspire academic achievement

Goal driven students

Everyone reaches their potential

Respectful & responsible citizens

Safe learning environment


Policies and procedures

Skyward Family Access:

Skyward Family Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student. For your login credentials - please contact Mrs. Markitan at:

Grandparents' Night/Chili Supper

Our annual Grandparents' Night/Chili Supper will be Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:00PM - 7:00PM at Poston Road Elementary!

Join us for the following events:

- The Book Fair

- Classrooms visits/Meet the teachers

- Pro-Tek will be here to take family pictures

- Dinner will be served in the cafeteria (pre-pay only)

Here is the link to preorder pictures for Grandparents’ Night if you are interested.

Please see the information below that was sent home to families last week.

We hope to see you there!

Title I Parent Workshop

Reading and Math Tips for Parents!

Don’t miss the Poston Road Title I Workshop during Grandparent’s Night on November 3, 2021 between 5-7 p.m. There will be information available to help you better understand what you should be helping your child with at their current grade level. Hope to see you there!

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, November 3rd. ONLY students that bring back their pictures or did not get their picture taken in September will get retakes.

Safety Matters Presentation

Dear Parent or Guardian,

This year, your child’s school will be using the MBF Child Safety Matters® program (the Program) from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. The goal of the Program is to help keep your child safe.

The program empowers children to spot and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, and digital dangers. Most importantly, it teaches that adults are responsible for their safety but there are things they can do to help adults keep them safe. The Program is based on the latest research and has been reviewed and endorsed by national experts.

Why does your child need a safety program?

» 10% of children are abused before their 18th birthday

» 14% of children have been solicited online

» 28% of students have been bullied

» 90% of children between 8 and 16 years have viewed explicit material online

The Program teaches about these dangers by:

» using age-appropriate, easy to understand language.

» playing fun games and activities.

» providing take-home items to remind children and parents of the lessons and Safety Rules.

When children are taught safety information and rules to help them stay safe, they perform better in school and enjoy healthier, happier, and safer lives.

You can learn more about the Program at

Holiday Photo Shoot

We will be doing the Holiday Photo Shoot again this year as a gift for parents and guardians. Your child will have their picture taken on Friday, December 10th. Please dress your child the way you would want them to dress for a Holiday Photo. We hope you enjoy your gift.

2 Hour Delay Schedule

When school is on a two-hour delay, students may enter the building at 10:25AM.

The tardy bell will ring at 10:40AM. The end of the day dismissal times will remain the same.

Lunch schedule on 2 Hour Delay days:

10:50-11:15 – Kindergarten

11:15-11:40 - 1st Grade

11:40-12:05 - 4th Grade

12:05-12:30 - 3rd Grade

12:30-12:55 - 2nd Grade

Note: There will be NO breakfast on 2-hour delay days.

Inclement Weather:

As we begin a busy season of school and holiday activities, we would like to make you aware of our procedures and communication plan concerning the possibility of inclement weather:

  • Weather decisions are made by our team who monitor conditions closely.
  • When determining a delay, early dismissal or cancellation of school, countywide weather conditions are reviewed. In addition, we utilize the National Weather Service website @


Before school, a decision will be made by 5:30 AM and communicated to you and your family in the following ways:

  1. Staff/ parents will be notified through an all-call using School Messenger. (Telephone numbers are generated from our Skyward database. At your convenience, please check Skyward to ensure your telephone number is up-to-date for this academic year.)
  2. Communication will be added to the district's website and social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MSD of Martinsville
  3. Communication will be sent to the following radio and TV stations: WCBK, WISH 8, WRTV-6, WTHR-13, Fox-59.
  4. This information can also be found on our website,

Bus Tracking App:

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Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Doors open at 8:20AM (we do not have staff members available to supervise students before 8:20) Please DO NOT drop them off at the door prior to 8:20.
  • Door 2 & Door 8 are both options for drop off. It is your preference on which door you would like to drop your child off at. Please pull up along the sidewalk before letting your child out of the car. DO NOT allow your child to cross in front of cars.


  • Dismissal bell rings at 3:20PM
  • Walkers will be dismissed out Door 2 & Door 8 first.
  • Next, the students riding buses and daycare vans will dismiss out of Door 2.
  • If you are picking up your child, grades PK-1 as well as Senora Fox/Mrs. Werne's 2nd graders (and older siblings) will be picked up at Door 2. Students in grades 3&4 as well as Mrs. Percifield's second graders will be picked up at Door 8. Please stay in your car, we will bring your child out to you.
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