January 7, 2019

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R.E.A.L. Panthers


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Message from the Boss...


It's that time of year to look really close at the budget. As of right now we are $1,000 over our normal budget of paper and copy counts! WOW! Please be mindful of how many worksheets you are copying or unnecessary copies made for assignments and/or for substitutes.

Some ideas:

  • notebooking (there are still LOTS of science notebooks available in the PD room)
  • dry-erase boards
  • writing on their desks
  • Google Classroom

To be sure that all receipts are turned into accounting in a timely manner please have them turned into Mrs. Carol by February 1st. This will give time to get ordered items in, receipts accounted for, etc. At this time, due to the budget, ALL items must have a pre-approval form signed before purchasing.

I will send out the R.E.A.L. Panther spreadsheet. Please add your students name to the spreadsheet. DUE MONDAY! R.E.A.L. Panther Assemblies will be Jan. 17th and 18th.

Love you,

Casey Hanna



January 7th, report cards will be sent home for grades K-12.


Kindness Dress Up Days:

A flyer will go home about this.

Monday, January 28 Hats off to Kindness - Wear a hat

Tuesday, January 29 Round up Kindness - Dress as cowboys and cowgirls

Wednesday, January 30 We are all tied together by Kindness - Wear ties and bows

Thursday, January 31 Powered by Kindness - Dress in superhero attire

Friday, February 1 We are kind Panthers - Wear Panther colors to show school spirit

Money, Money, Money

Please turn in any and all money in the mornings. Please make a habit of asking students during 1st period to turn in any money.

Money turned in at the end of the day has to be counted, cash count completed, verified twice and taken to the bank... this is such a long process for end of the day.

** With recent audits, changes are being made on how we handle accounts, money and budgets. As a school and a district we HAVE to follow the rules and guidelines that the STATE AUDITORS set for us. No Exceptions! Thank you for your understanding and corporation.**

R.E.A.L. Panther Teacher/Staff Nomination Form

Here is the link to be able to nominate teachers and/or staff members for R.E.A.L. Panther!


Cooler weather seems to have arrived, and cold weather will soon be the norm. Keep a watch for students that are coming to school each day without an appropriate jacket/coat, socks, and/or shoes. Please make sure that you contact Mrs. True, Mrs. Terrell or myself to get proper weather attire.


Please remember to notify the cafeteria manager of any field trips that will be taking kiddos out of lunches so I can make the appropriate changes to our counts.

Also IF sack lunches will be needed the cafeteria manager needs to know approximately how many will need a lunch- including bus drivers and teachers at least 3 weeks before the field trip to order in sack lunch foods.

The morning of the field trip or the day before a field trip a final count and the names of those receiving the lunch will be needed. This is for accounting purposes and allergies.

Thanks so much!


Field Trips have been opened up. There is a limit to the number of busses that can leave for the day, so dates are on a first come first serve basis. Here are a couple of guidelines:

**Field Trips need to be requested as normal. Please make sure the correct date format is used. For example, 01/01/2019. We need accurate counts for students and teachers. Please do not estimate. We need to be notified at least a week in advance of any changes to the number of riders.

**We are only able to provide five drivers per day. Once we have reached our limit for a particular day, field trips will be closed.

**Trips should be scheduled to leave no earlier than 8:30AM. ALL trips should return to the school before 2:00PM. These times will allow for potential traffic delays.

**Incidental fees (i.e. Entrance or admittance fees) for drivers will be be covered by the school or a receipt(s) from the driver to be reimbursed will be sent to the building principal for processing.

**If more buses are requested than are needed and a driver has already been scheduled for the trip, the school will be responsible for the pay of the extra driver.

**Teachers/Sponsors are responsible for the behavior of the students while on the trip. Students and staff need to remain seated while the bus is moving.

**Teachers/Sponsors need to check the bus at the end of the trip to make sure their students have not left personal items, such as backpacks, instruments, cell phones, or trash on the bus.

Teacher Instructional Handbook

Here is the link for the Teacher Handbook. Let me know if you have any questions.


January 11

January 18

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22

March 1

March 8

March 29

April 19

May 17 (last day of clubs)

NO clubs on Jan. 4 (short week), March 15 (no school), March 22 (no school), April 5 (ACT Aspire prep), April 12 (ACT Aspire), April 26 (Track and Field), May 3 (Track and Field Make Up), and May 10 (Space Day).


RED WEEK...January 7-11

WHITE WEEK...January 14-18

RED WEEK...January 21-25

WHITE WEEK...January 28- February 1

RED WEEK...February 4-8

WHITE WEEK...February 11-15

RED WEEK...February 18-22

WHITE WEEK...February 25- March 1

RED WEEK...March 4-8

WHITE WEEK...March 11-15


RED WEEK...March 25-29

WHITE WEEK...April 1-5

RED WEEK...April 8-12

WHITE WEEK...April 15-19

RED WEEK...April 22-26

WHITE WEEK...April 29- May 3

RED WEEK...May 6-10

WHITE WEEK...May 13-17

RED WEEK...May 20-23

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7-Faculty Meeting (canceled...we will meet for PLC's on Tuesday and Wednesday)

Fire and Tornado Drill


17- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

18- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly

17-18 One School One Book Kick-Off

21- No School

23- JHS Band Recruitment 7:50

25- G/T Southridge Village 8:30-10:00


1- Cabot Goes Red Day

4-7 ACT Aspire Interim Testing

4- IBand 3:20

Faculty Meeting

7- IBand 3:20

Fire and Tornado Drill

11- JHS Talks to 6th grade

12-13 JHS Schedules


18- No School

22- G/T Southridge Village 8:30-10:00

28- Spring Pictures


4- Faculty Meeting

5- Fire Drill

12- P/T Conferences

14- P/T conferences

15- No School

March 18-22 Spring Break

25-29 6th grade Bowling Unit- All-Fam Bowling during Essential Times

28- Team Pictures


1- Faculty Meeting

3- Fire Drill

4- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

5- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly

April 8-12 ACT Aspire Testing

15- High School Flag Presentation 5th grade 9:00- 10:00 6th grade 1:30-2:30

24- Secretary's Day

25- 5th grade Track and Field

26- 5th grade PRIDE Celebration at Cabot High School

6th grade Track and Field


3- Fire Drill

Cafeteria Appreciation

6- Faculty Meeting

6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

10- Space Camp/Space Day

16- 5th grade REAL Panther Assembly

17- 6th grade REAL Panther Assembly

23- Last Day of School

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Getting signed up for Remind 101

For Teachers and Staff ONLY:

Text @cmssouth to 81010

For Parents and Guardians:

Text @mssparent to 81010