June 2021 Hornet Connection

PCS Parent Newsletter

"Summertime and the living is easy..."🎶

Summer break is here! As the song says, summertime is meant to be a slower paced enjoyable season! This is the time long awaited by students, a time to rejuvenate, rest, and recuperate. For our students and families summer offers some great opportunities for extra reading, playing, exploring and more. Some of these adventures can be found right here in our own backyard! On that note I hope everyone is able to visit the public library this summer. Our local library summer reading kick off party is May 31st, and various special guests, jugglers, magicians, and even Chehaw Zoo will be visiting this summer!
Carnegie Public Library

Check out the adventure in our own backyard!

Parent Empowerment-the latest Parent Academy Update!

Our latest Parent Academy was a virtual meeting on Facebook Live, on May 21, 2021. This PA is accessible on our Pelham City School Facebook page and the focus was "Summer Slide". We took a few minutes to discuss what summer slide is and how it effects many of our students returning to school in the fall. Our special guest for PA was Mrs. Alicia Donaldson, PCS Literacy Coach, who offered helpful and fun summer learning tips for all ages. We ended the session with sharing our Summer Slide Interactive Resource Guide. Please check out our video if you have not had a chance to yet and thanks for your on going support of our PCS Parent Engagement Program. We hope you have a blessed summer and we look forward to in-person parent activities as well as virtual in the fall!!!

Let the Games Begin!🎲

Did you know that you can play free games online? You can even put a puzzle together online! Visit these interactive links for free games for the whole family.

free puzzles- https://rb.gy/8ck5qw

free color pages to print- printable color pages

primary games-https://www.primarygames.com/seasons/summer/summer_fun.php

hidden picture challenge- https://hiddenpictures.highlights.com/daily_challenges/current

Coping with Your ADHD Child for the Summer!🌞

Summer time with the kids home from school is fun but sometimes a little challenging with our children that have ADHD. They are fun and enthusiastic as well as scattered and hyperactive. Thankfully there is more and more information about ADHD and so many avenues of support out there.

I recently happened upon this great article from ADDitude- Inside the ADHD Mind entitled "A Successful Summer". The article is packed with great tips and thoughts about how to have a successful summer with your ADHD child. The website is a world of helpful information for the family, friend or community member trying to help and/or interact successfully with those who have ADHD.

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Title 1 Spring Meeting and Update!

Mr. Vince Frosteg, Pelham City School Director of Teaching and Learning has created a presentation in the place of our Spring Title 1 Meeting. We ask that you please take a moment to access this brief video and power point at the hotlink above which highlights some of the important Title 1 information that you need to know as a parent of children in a Title 1 school. Our school receives federal funding that assists in many resources and supports that are necessary for out students to thrive. We also want to remind you that you are invited to give your input into our Parent Engagement Program at anytime with our stakeholder feedback form below and on the school website under the Parent and Family Engagement link.

Stay in the Know with Parent Update

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



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