Pepper Drive Family News
October 21, 2022
My Kid is Sick...Now What?
Blue Family Information Forms
As you may or may not know, State funding for our school district is partially determined by the income levels of parents in the community. For example, Pepper Drive School receives between $150,000 and $200,000 yearly from Title I funding based on the completion of these forms. You can help us maintain or potentially increase the funding we receive to educate your child(ren) by completing either an application for free or reduced priced meals OR an alternative income form, which we call the Annual Family Information Form. The first class to have 100% of forms completed and turned in will get an extra recess with Mrs. Bradbury!
If you HAVE NOT submitted a meal application for your child(ren) this year, please help us by completing either the on-line form, which can be accessed by clicking HERE, or by completing the blue paper form which was sent home with your student(s) today.
In order for your form to be used for calculating State funding, it must be submitted on-line, or be received at the school, no later than October 31, 2022.
Thank you for your assistance with this important matter.
Mrs. Shepard's Class (6th Grade 3 weeks in a row!)
Mrs. Butsko's Class (2nd Grade)
Mrs. Keiser's Class (2nd/3rd Grade)
TIGER Expectations - Play Structure and Swings
Monday 10/31 will be the first day of Red Ribbon Week and students will be allowed to wear costumes to school, with limitations:
- No masks
- Face paint must not cover more than 1/2 of face
- No Blood or fake blood
- No weapons or fake weapons, this includes fire fighter axes and ninja stars
- No inflatables AT ALL
- Must be school appropriate attire (no spaghetti straps, offensive language or implications, no gang affiliation, crop tops, etc).
- Hats must still be removed indoors
- Costume wigs are allowed on this day only
- Wonder if your costume is okay? Ask!
- Bring a change of clothes-costumes are usually hot and uncomfortable. They rarely make it through the entire day.
Please start reviewing this information now, and encourage your children to ask questions, so we don't have any confusion on the day.
Dressing up is not mandatory for any school spirit days. When people do dress up, it takes a lot of courage and vulnerability. Nobody should be made fun of for a costume, or made to feel bad for showing school spirit. Calling a costume "trash" does not show empathy or teamwork. Let's all encourage positivity and kindness during spirit days (and every day) at Pepper Drive.
Sign up to volunteer at the PTA "Trick-or-Treat From Your Seat" drive-thru Trick-or-Treat event
10/24 SSC Meeting (See Agenda with Link below)
10/28 PTA Trick or Treat From Your Seat event
10/31-11/4 Red Ribbon Week
11/2 PTA "Stoves on Strike" Fundraiser @ Chipotle
11/11 Veteran's Day (No School)
11/17 Make-It, Take-It Behavior Support Workshop for Parents (see PHP flyer below)
11/14-11/17 Minimum Days (release @ 1:05)
11/21-11/25 Fall Break (No School)