August 2021 Hornet Connection

Pelham City School Parent Newsletter

Welcome Back!

We are in full swing at all Pelham City Schools! It is a blessing to be back with students fully in school and we are looking forward to a semblance of "normal" school this year. We all know especially after the last year and a half that there are no guarantees but we are beginning a year with a goal in mind of getting back to our regular school routines.

This also means that we are planning at this time for normal parent activities and that makes me especially excited! We will definitely continue to offer virtual options to anything we possibly can but we will also be inviting parents back in our buildings to parent events.

Please look closely to the Parent Events Calendar for 2021-2022, our first event for parents is the Parent Academy, August 20, 2021 at 8 am.

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Parent Academy

Friday, Aug. 20th, 8-10am

PHS Multipurpose Building

You are invited to our first Parent Academy for the school year! This first Parent Academy will highlight Pelham City School and community resources to help your student be academically successful this new year!

Our resources represented will range from the in school helps, counselors, and academic coaches to organizations that work in our school to support students. This is a Parent Academy you will not want to miss! The first ten parents will receive a free Pelham Hornets mask and all participants will be entered in a drawing for door prizes. If you have any questions please contact me with my contact information below!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Parent Involvement Resource Center

We are proud to announce that our Parent Involvement Resource Center (PIRC) has been moved to a new location in the Pelham Elementary School. Our new room is located at the front of the school, the first door on the right as you come in to the main entrance. The PIRC is a system wide resource room for parents and families with resources, books, aids, computer and WIFI capabilities, free printable resources, early childhood academic games and helps and much more!

Please stop in during our new PIRC hours as shown below, contact me for an appointment or utilize the virtual request option by completing the PIRC Request Form and your resource will be sent home with your student.


New PIRC Hours!


Monday and Friday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Thursday 1- 4 p.m.

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Carnegie Public Library

Check out the exciting reading adventures in our own neighborhood! Carnegie Public Library is open from 9:30 to 5:30 each week day and has various children's events scheduled each month that begin at 4 p.m.. I hope you and your family will take time to visit the library this month!
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Calling All Volunteers! 🙌

PCS Volunteer Orientation

Friday, Aug. 27th, 8am

Pelham Elementary School, Parent Involvement Resource Center

If you have time during school hours to come and volunteer at any of the Pelham City Schools, please come to our PCS Volunteer Orientation. Volunteering ranges from supporting teachers, making copies, reading with students, reading to classes, and more! Volunteers are necessary to fill in the gaps, engage in a community culture at schools and support student success and you are needed! Please bring a valid ID with you to orientation. If you have any questions or you can not make this orientation but are interested in volunteering, please contact me!

Counselor's Voice!

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PTO Update! 🤠🎩👒

Pelham Elementary PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is in motion this new year with some great fund raising ideas to help support our students. Check out the PTO Update each month to see what is new and how you can get involved. Here are a few ways to join the fun!


1. PTO $ Days- August 13th, dress down day and August 27th hat day

Students can pay $1 each day for the privilege of dress down on the first day or wearing a hat on the second day!


2. Box Tops For Education- Don't forget the box tops! Box Tops are easier than ever to redeem, just follow the directions on the Box Tops for Education website. Box tops can still be clipped or just scanned on your phone, find out more at BTFs)E.com.


Stay in the Know with Parent Involvement Remind!

Please sign up for our Parent Engagement Remind text message. Just text (229-588-2949) and use the code below as the message for your school or schools of choice.


PHS @9-12a123

PCMS@678a123

PES@058f27


Cindy Smith, PCS Parent Engagement Coordinator & Homeless Liaison

contact me in various ways...


address: 534 Barrow Avenue Southwest, Pelham, GA, USA

email: csmith@pelham-city.k12.ga.us

phones: 229-2948170 ext. 214 or 229-221-2336

website: pelham-city.k12.ga.us & follow us on Facebook

August Events

  • August 20- Parent Academy Brunch, 8 a.m. @ PHS Multipurpose Building
  • August 26- PES Student of the Month Program, 9 a.m.
  • August 27- Volunteer Orientation, 8 a.m. @ PIRC (in PES)
  • August 30- PES Cookie Dough Sale begins