Tigerville Times

April Edition

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Tigerville Parents,

Welcome back to school. We hope everyone had a great Spring Break! We are looking forward to finishing the school year strong. Please encourage your child to read each night. If you need additional academic practice for your child, they can work on Compass and First in Math activities. These are reading and math technology-based activities. Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. Continue to check our school's website and classroom newsletters for upcoming school events. Please join us for lunch sometime. We love to have lunch guests!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Jackson

Mr. Hudak

Tigerville Trot

Watch out Tigerville families!! Tigerville has gone full color! This year’s Tigerville Trot will be a Color Fun Run. The Trot will take place in the school parking lot. During the run, participants will be showered with colorful powder at different locations to create a fun and colorful run experience. We will have a clock at the end of the run so you can see your time, but official time will not be kept. The date of the Trot is Saturday, May 14th at 9:00am. Cost is only $10.00 per person. Registration forms are located in the front office. Register by April 22nd for a free t-shirt.

Spring Musical

You are invite to join us as the Tigerville Elementary Chorus present Go West! Our Spring musical dinner theater is Friday, April 15th. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM with the show beginning at 6:30 PM. The price for tickets is $10 per person including children of all ages. Th reservation includes barbeque, baked beans, coleslaw, bread & tea. Just like they had in the wild, wild west! All proceeds go to the Art and Music departments! There is a free performance only at 6 PM on Monday, April 18th.

Book Swap

Gather your gently used books for our annual book swap on May 14 at 9 AM. This is a great time to get new to you books for Summer reading. Each student will receive a voucher for the number of books they bring in for the swap. Books may be brought in to the library for the book swap the week of May 9. Student may bring as many books as they wish to the swap, but the maximum number of books each student can receive is 5.

News from the Instructional Coach

SC Ready Testing is right around the corner. Please check your children’s book bags and take home folders for sample test questions from time to time. If you would like direct information regarding how to help your child prepare for this test, do not hesitate to email me or catch me at the school. I am here to help. lhansen@greenville.k12.sc.us or 355-4617.

MAP testing has just finished for 2nd-5th graders. This was our last MAP test for the year. Your child’s teacher will send home student MAP Progress Reports for the year as soon as possible. Please take time to have your student explain their progress to you as all of our students know their goals, their areas of opportunity and what the MAP results mean for them as an individual. It is always important to note that standardized tests are only a snapshot of all of the wonderful learning your students have had this year. As always, if you have any concerns or questions regarding your student’s MAP scores, do not hesitate to contact their teacher and/or meJ

I hope everyone had a Great Spring Break – take care and let me know if you need anything at all to help your students.

Summer Reading Program

We are busy developing our Summer reading program. More information will be coming home in May. Students need 20 minutes of reading each day, even during the Summer. This will prevent the Summer slide and give your student an advantage at the beginning of the school year.

Counselor's Corner

The character word for April is self-control. Students in grade K4-5 were introduced to Self-Control Shelly and her super willpowers! Shelly helps our students remember that they are the “boss of their brain” and can make good choices.

To continue the conversation about self-control at home, consider the following activities:

Encourage children to take on responsibility. Commitments such as sports, music lessons, caring for a pet, cleaning your room, etc. can help build self-discipline. Setting and sticking to a daily routine is also recommended.

Play games that practice self-control. Games are a fun way that children can learn to follow the rules. For instance, the traditional game “Red Light, Green Light” is a great way to teach players to pay attention and follow the rules. For a fun twist, adjust the rules to make “red light” the cue to go and “green light” the cue to stop!

Delay gratification. This is the ability to complete a task without immediate reward. Be on the lookout for ways your kids can engage in tasks that require delayed gratification, such as saving money, practicing a musical instrument, exercising, studying for tests or (for younger kids) completing puzzles.

Read all about it. Visit your library or school counselor and check out some of these titles!

  1. No, David! by David Shannon
  2. My Mouth is a Volcano! by Julia Cook
  3. Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  4. Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  5. When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang
  6. It’s Hard to Be Five by Jamie Lee Curtis

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