Poston Road TIGER Tracks

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger

October 2021 Newsletter

A Note from Dr. Vlcan

The end of the first nine weeks is quickly approaching (October 8th). This year, we will not be hosting formal parent/teacher conferences. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s academic progress or behavior, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time to share your thoughts. Teachers will also be in communication with families if they feel the need to discuss any concerns they are seeing in the classroom.


It takes a village to raise a child, and we are a part of your village. Thank you for your continuous support as we take on the role of educating your child.

Upcoming Events

October 8th - End of the First Nine Weeks


October 8th - Walk-a-thon


October 11th - 15th - Fall Break (No School)


October 20th - Report Cards Go Home


October 25th - 29th - Red Ribbon Week (Say No to Drugs)


October 29th - Fall Parties


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

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

Student HANDBOOK

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: brenda.markitan@msdmartinsville.org

Halloween Celebration

Students can wear costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. Please make sure the costumes are kid-friendly. Please no face paint, hair color, or fake weapons.


We will have our annual parade and teachers will host celebrations in their classrooms. Unfortunately, we cannot have parents attend the event this year.

Walk-a-thon

Our walk-a-thon is set for October 8th! We have raised over $2,000 so far. Thank you so much to those families who provided us addresses to send donations letters to. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather on the 8th. Unless it is raining, we will be walking outside.

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.
https://protekphotographyinc.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/29357229?code=8038EA97CC2EC6EA



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


We 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.
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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 www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival:
  • 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:

  • 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.

Textbook & Consumable Fees

Below are the total book rental/consumable fees per grade level. You can pay your fees at the Poston Road office if you are paying by cash or check. If you want to pay by credit card, you will need to pay at the CEC (Central Education Center).


Kindergarten $174.76

Kindergarten Spanish $180.45


First Grade $182.65

First Grade Spanish $185.48


Second Grade $207.95

Second Grade Spanish $205.23


Third Grade $227.48

Third Grade Spanish $227.73


Fourth Grade $225.16

Fourth Grade Spanish $233.10

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