Phillipsburg Elementary School

October 2019

Happy October!!

This month we have many activities planned for our PES students.


All classrooms have been paired with a Business Buddy here in Phillipsburg. The students will be preparing artwork that will be displayed during the months of October, November, and December! The students are always excited to go see their artwork proudly displayed!


Our 2nd-4th Graders have been attending the PCED TechSpace. The PCED TechSpace project was designed to supplement and enhance resources for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) based learning. Our students have been enjoying this learning opportunity that has been made available by PCED.


The Kindergarteners will get a first hand experience riding on the Fire Truck on October 11th. The students will also get to visit with some of our local firemen and learn more about their job as firefighters! Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6th-12th.


The 1st Graders will be attending their annual Pumpkin Patch outing in Kirwin on October 24th. This is a much loved event for our 1st graders. They will get to participate in many activities throughout the morning and then enjoy a sack lunch at the Pumpkin Patch.


On October 29th, our 4th Graders will be holding their annual music program at 2:45 in the PES Gym. The students will entertain us with their seasonal music selections while dressing for the occasion! This is always a fun program to watch!

***Please remember to call in by 8:45 a.m. if you want to eat lunch with your child.
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Morning Arrival

Many students are anxious to get to school, but please remember there is no supervision of students until 7:40 a.m. Students will be allowed in the building for breakfast or supervision in the gym at that time.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Your child's teacher will be contacting you to set up a specific time for you to come in and conference on either Monday, October 21 or Tuesday, October 22. Conferences will be from 5:00-7:30 both days at PES. If the time or day does not work for you, please let the school know so other arrangements can be made. Conference time is an important part of your child’s education and it will be necessary for all parents to meet with their child’s teacher.

Dates to Remember:

October 7 - No School-Teacher In-Service

October 16 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 21 & 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00-7:30

October 21-24 - Scholastic Book Fair

October 25 - NO SCHOOL

October 29 - 4th Grade Program in the gym @2:45p.m.

October 31 - Halloween parties

Report Cards

The end of the first nine weeks is Wednesday, October 16. All report cards will be available at Parent/Teacher Conferences. Grades are available online at our website www.usd325com for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. You will need your PowerSchool login and password to access grades and lunch balance. Please contact the office for login information if needed.

Box Tops for Education

Phillipsburg Elementary students will again be collecting “Box Tops for Education”. Please scan your receipts for Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating General Mills products. Our school receives 10¢ for each item. Money raised from the General Mills Box Tops will go towards the purchase of school equipment for our students.
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Halloween Parties

Halloween parties will take place the afternoon of Thursday, October 31. The classroom teachers will determine times.

Food Pantry Challenge

Oct. 21- Nov. 15 – Students and staff will be working to meet the challenge to donate 6,000 pounds of food to the local Food Pantry. The Food Pantry experiences shortages this time of year and this project has helped many families. If the challenge is met, the students and staff will be rewarded with NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, Nov. 27th.

Cash donations will also be accepted.

$1.00 donated = 5 lbs.

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September Panthers of the Month

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