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DECEMBER 2018

Almost time for a New Year!!!

Parents,


It is hard to believe that we are halfway there. State Testing is just around the corner. Below you will find some resources for helping your child/children continue to thrive in our school.

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READING RESOURCES

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MATH RESOURCES

MOBY MAX: ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS. IT IS GREAT FOR ALL SUBJECTS.

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  • December 6 - PTO meeting 9 AM
  • DECEMBER 11TH- ELA PARENT ACADEMY
  • DECEMBER 13TH- MATH PARENT ACADEMY
  • ​December 13 - Penn Station Family Night 4-10 PM
  • ​December 14 - Parent's Night Out 5-9 PM
  • DECEMBER 17TH- CHOIR AND INSTRUMENT WINTER CONCERT
  • DECEMBER 20TH- 2HR DAY
  • DECEMBER 21ST- JANUARY 7TH- WINTER BREAK

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COLD WEATHER IS HERE!!!

Please help your child/children dress appropriately for the weather. If we can help in anyway, just let us know.
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TIMELY ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL

PUNCTUALITY- Lack of punctuality affects learning and behavior not only of the student who is late, but it has an impact on all other learners as the teacher is required to recap on missing learning for those who arrive late. ... Punctuality is also a key workplace skill which must be learned at school.


Dismissal- YOU'VE HEARD THE SAYING, TIMING IS EVERYTHING. That is certainly true at the end of the school day. When children are not picked up at the time agreed upon, the delay causes difficulty for everyone involved-for the child who worries about where the parent is; for the parent who is anxious about being late; and for the staff, who have often their own children or obligations to attend to.


So Parents, please help us reduce the stress level for all involved and maintain high levels of productivity in our community.

  • Students may be dropped off in the back starting at 6:45am.
  • Students may not be dropped off in the front of the building until 7:15am.
  • Parents/Guardians may not park in the front or back to drop off their child.
  • Parents/Guardians may only park in the front, if they have business inside the building.
  • Parents/Guardians may not enter the building from the back of the school. They must check in at the front office.
  • If a child is tardy, the adult dropping the child off must come in the building to sign that child in for the day.
  • Students must be picked up on time for dismissal (by 2:45pm).
  • Be sure to use the crosswalks at all times.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER INFO

As a reminder to parents, Rutherford County Schools uses multiple layers of communication to announce school closings for inclement weather. The district notifies all news outlets, print media, updates the district webpage, the RCS Twitter account (@rucoschools), the RCS snowline (615-904-3883) and sends a message to parents directly via phone, email and text.


Decisions are made as soon as possible once a reliable forecast is issued. The district strives to make closure announcements the night before, if credible information is available. In the event an early morning decision is necessary, the district will not begin calling parents until 5 a.m.


When schools open two hours late, it simply means the first bell time for each school will be delayed by two hours. So, for example, if your child's school normally begins at 7:30 a.m., the school will begin at 9:30 a.m. on delayed days. The same is true for bus stop times and if the school day is shortened because of weather.


Buses always run when schools begin late unless the county notify parents otherwise.

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PINSON'S FRIENDS HAD TO DO SOME CRITICAL THINKING TO BUILD A BRIDGE STURDY ENOUGH TO HOLD THREE BILLY GOATS.

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BUTLER'S FRIENDS GOT SOME CRAFT EXPERIENCE BUILDING UNIQUE DWELLINGS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS.

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OUR THIRD GRADERS ENJOYED A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY RENOWNED SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADOR-Janet Ivey-Duensing.

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Janet Ivey-Duensing'S BIO

Janet Ivey creates and facilitates children's educational live performances, TV, and online programming. With over 25 years in the children’s entertainment and education, Janet has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work. She has received 12 Regional Emmys, five Gracie Allen Awards, for her children’s series that airs on public television stations nationwide. Janet is also a Buzz Aldrin ShareScience Ambassador.

Janet grew up in Covington, TN, a little town 45 minutes north of Memphis, TN. She played astronaut on the playground and watched Star Trek. Janet credits her fifth grade teacher, Ms. Ernestine Yarborough for inspiring her love of the solar system. Ms. Yarborough hosted a star party in the fall of 1977 where Janet had the chance to look through a telescope for the first time. Witnessing a strong and beautiful female role model know so much about stars and planets and began a life long love affair with the cosmos. Part artist, part scientist Janet believes that ART and SCIENCE deserve to be taught side by side in concert with one another. Janet earned her Bachelor’s in Music and Theatre and is a Master’s Candidate in STEAM education at University of San Diego.

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