Tigerville Times

October 2022 Edition

From the Principal's Desk

Fall is here! We can feel the change in weather in the mornings as we arrive at school.

We have several opportunities for family events this month. Families who pre-purchased tickets in September will be here for our annual Clay Night on Monday, October 3. Every person must have pre-purchased a ticket to enter clay night. Also, we will be having our reverse storybook character parade on Monday, October 10. Bring the family and drive through to see our teachers dressed as storybook characters. We end the month with Red Ribbon Week October 24-28 and Storybook Character Day on October 31.

As always, parents are welcome to dine with their students during lunch time. Please check in the front office with your ID to meet your student's class in the lunch room. Parents may eat in the small dining room with their students only. Our students enjoy these visits.


D. Jackson

Art Lines

The crisp fall air is ushering some very creative projects in the art room and around the school. Monday, October 3rd is our annual Clay Night Event! So excited to be back live and in person again! Registered participants who have purchased a seat ticket will be able to come and create together for a wonderful evening working with clay! Doors will open at 5:15 with the event beginning at 5:30 and going until 6:30. I am looking forward to the many wonderful leaf bowls to be enjoyed!

Also, our Original Works art has been completed and sent to the company for processing. All students who completed a project will receive a magnet that costs $6.00 if you would like to keep it! Parents who prefer not to pay for their magnets will just need to return the magnet to the school for no further obligation. Many wonderful products are available for purchase with your child’s personal artwork imprinted on them. These make wonderful gifts and treasured memories for your friends and family just in time for the holidays! More information will be coming home soon about this opportunity!

In the art room, we will be exploring some of the beauty of the season in our projects and will soon begin preparing art work for our annual Veterans Day Program at the school which will also be live and in person this year! So glad to have everyone back. The next time you are in the building check out our Dot Day art display in the front lobby area of the school! Happy Fall Y’all!

Counselor's Corner

We’re having a great year so far! Red Ribbon Week is next month, October 24th – 28th. I will be teaching lessons all week about how to stay safe and make good choices. We will also have dress up days for each day of the week. I can’t wait to see everyone decked out in their decades attire!

  • Monday – Free to be drug free (wear red, white, and blue or camo)
  • Tuesday – Happy drug free days ahead (wear 50’s attire)
  • Wednesday – Peace out to drugs (wear hippie or flower power attire)
  • Thursday – Don’t let drugs tie you down (wear tie dye)
  • Friday – I’m too bright for drugs (wear 80’s attire, neon)

Library Loop

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped setting up and taking down the book fair. Your assistance helps the library purchase new books. Again, thank you.

Our Reverse Storybook Character Parade returns from 5:00- 6:00 pm on October 10, 2022. Bring your families and drive through our reverse parade to see our staff dressed as book characters. Students are invited to bring books of their favorite characters to show their teachers. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Music Notes

Hard to believe that it is now October and the first 9 weeks of school is almost over. Please remember that the kids can go onto Quaver Music anytime to explore music activities. Amazing how in the Song Brush program they can write their name or draw a picture and it will create music for them. They can read music books and earn items for their avatars or even complete musical puzzles.

K-1st have been learning about a steady beat and the 4 different voices they can use Ask them to sing the songs for you or explain what types of things have a steady beat.

2nd Has been learning all about the notes on the staff. Our goal is for them to be able to play some pitched instruments while reading their music. How amazing would that be for them play a song on the Boomwhackers without any help?

3rd-5th are also learning about the notes on the staff as well as reading rhythms. We are just now getting to rhythms, so they should be ready to play some instruments very soon. Rhythms take a little longer to grasp than the notes on the staff. But I have faith they will get it!

Chorus, I hope, will start some auditions towards the end of October. Watch for information so you can help read lines to prepare them. Also, another CD with Veterans and Holiday music should be out by the 7th so keep an eye out for that as well.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email or call. Thanks

P.E. Lines

Welcome to October! It's officially spooky season and I am looking forward to a scary good month of physical activity. Our bike program Wheels to Wellness had a great start last month, and we will continue for 2 more weeks in October. A note for my 5th grade students: since we meet first thing in the AM it may be a good idea to keep your jacket on when we go out!


k5: Tossing, throwing and catching: introduction

1st/2nd: Tossing, throwing and catching

3rd: Tossing, throwing and catching: Intermediate

4th/5th: Wheels to Wellness/Fitnessgram


(Both 4th and 5th grade, 2:30 - 3:30pm)

October 6, 13, 20

STEM Lab Notes

Students have jumped right in on all of the STEM challenges so far this year! I’m so excited to introduce some of our new technology to some of the STEM classes this month! Check my website for an inside look at some of our creative lessons! https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/thorntonstemlab/home Happy fall!