Pike Road Schools

Think. Innovate. Create. The Pike Road Way 11.13.15

The Mission of Pike Road Schools

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership of their learning and are inspired to think, innovate and create.

Thank you to the 1,075 people who read our PRS Newsletter last week!

Community 7 and 8 Health Fair

Patriot Leadership Summit

Learners from Community 7 and 8 participated in the Patriot Leadership Summit today. They went to see the movie Woodlawn, ate lunch at Frazer United Methodist Church, and heard inspirational speakers share their life stories of overcoming challenges, being resilient, and pursuing their dreams.
Thank You to the Following Contributors for Making Today Possible:
  • Frazer United Methodist Church for providing space and assisting us with planning the day.
  • New Waters, the development and real estate company for The Waters New Home Community for paying for the school buses to transport our students from PRS to the theater, to Frazer, and back to PRS.
  • Coach Jacob Hudson for paying for our student athletes to see Woodlawn.
  • Senator Dick Brewbaker, Corky Hawthorne, Gary Soriano from Chick Fil A at Eastchase, St. James United Methodist Church, and The Grand Reserve Pike Road for paying for our students to see Woodlawn.
  • Tony Staten for coordinating the movie and AMC Theater for complimentary popcorn and drinks.
  • Zaxby's for providing chicken fingers and Frazer UMC for providing chips, cookie, and drinks for lunch.
  • The following inspirational speakers for contributing their time: Berenice Stickle, Victor Lang, Sarah Beaird, Angela Hampton, Maria Franco, Willie Durham, Joyce Kim, Dr. Rev. Patrick Quinn, John Cannady, Dr. Mickey Golden, and Paul Beaird.
  • AUM Outreach and athletes for providing giveaways to our learners.
  • Our chaperones and colleagues who accompanied our learners.
We are thankful for everyone's generosity to make this day a special day of learning for our Patriots.
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Honoring Our Veterans

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A Thank you letter from a Community One learner . . .

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Thank you to our PRS Military Parents (Mark Ballard) for serving our country

. . . AND FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR HAMSTERS!
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Dress Code Revisions

The Student Dress Code Committee surveyed parents, lead learners, and learners. Thank you for participating in the survey. See survey results:

http://www.pikeroadschools.org/?L=2&PN=MainPage&DivisionID=%2720454%27&DepartmentID=%2724594%27&SubDepartmentID=%27%27&TabNo=2

We want to go ahead and announce the changes to our dress code now that it is getting colder and parents are shopping for winter clothes. These changes (see below) reflect the items that had overwhelming support from parents. On occasion, we will also allow some “relaxed” dress code days. These days will be announced in advance and give clarity as to what is allowed and not allowed.


  • Learners can wear patterns and multiple colors (plaid, polka dots, chevron, stripes, etc.);
  • Learners can wear non-offensive logos on shirts and pants, etc.;
  • Learners can wear tights and leggings under skirts (skirts cannot be shorter than 4 inches above the knee); and
  • Learners can wear scarves (no bandanas).
  • REMINDER: Sweatpants, athletic shorts, and pajamas are not allowed.

A special thanks to our Student Dress Code Committee for their hard work on this project. Through this project, they learned about different perspectives, collecting data, different types of charts and graphs, analyzing data, and team work. This is The Pike Road Way!

Community 5 Poetry Reading

Auburn University Raptor Center Shared Their Expertise with our K-4 Communities

Communities 3, 5 and 6 Collaborative Hook Project

Thank you in advance to Robert Fike from Harris Doyle Homes who will be installing hooks for our learners' backpack!

Dissecting a sheep brain, kidney, and heart in Community 7/8

Community Websites

Link to each Community's Website: http://www.pikeroadschools.org/?DivisionID=20934

Survival of the Fittest

Over 20 Patriots from Communities 5, 6, 7, and 8 participated in Survival of the Fittest, a series of challenging physical fitness tests. Caleb G. from Community 8 was crowned champion and placed first in the push-up challenge, shuttle run, 2000m run, and hill challenge. George C. from Community 6 placed second overall as he was able to finish in the Top 3 in six out of the nine events. Younghyun L. (C8) earned the third spot overall and top female finisher while placing first in the beep test, one of the most grueling events of the week. Nia W. (C8) placed first in the broad jump, vertical leap, and v-sit and reach flexibility test. Jabe B. (C5) came in first place in the sit-up challenge with an impressive 160 sit-ups to cadence. Thank you to all patriots who participated and the parents who helped Coach Hines conduct the fitness tests.

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WE NEED YOU! Please volunteer to help us with Basketball Games!

If you would like to volunteer and assist us during our Basketball Season, please sign up here.

November 13 - Patriot vs Elmore County (Home Basketball Game) - Girls at 5:30 and Boys at 6:45

November 16 - Patriots vs. Holtville at Holtville - Boys at 5:00 and Girls at 6:15

November 19 - Patriots vs. Tallassee at Tallassee - Girls at 5:00 and Boys at 6:15

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 7pm

500 Avenue of Learning

Pike Road, AL

A teacher from each Community will be on a panel to answer frequently asked questions from parents. PTSA will compile parent questions prior to the meeting.

SGA Sponsored Dances for Learners in Communities 4-6 and 7 and 8

Community 4-6 Fall Dance

Date: Friday, November 20th

Time : 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Location: Patriot Gymnasium

Admission: $3

Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be sold as well.

Community 7/8 Fall Ball

Date: Friday, November 20th

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Location: Patriot Gymnasium

Admission: $5


Please contact us at info@pikeroadschools.org if you would like to be a chaperone.

Dress code for 4th-6th will be casual dress. Learners will need to be in dress code with the following exceptions:

  • Learners may wear printed tops (shirts, sweaters, jackets) and bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts) that have patterns (multiple colors, plaids, polka dots, chevron, stripes, appropriate logos and graphics, etc.)
  • Girls may wear leggings with long tops that must be 4-inches above their knee.
  • Girls may wear sheer tops as long at there is a tank-top (3-inches on the shoulder) under the sheer top.

Dress code for 7th & 8th will be semi-formal. Learners will need to be in dress code with the following exceptions:

  • Learners may wear printed tops (shirts, sweaters, jackets) and bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts) that have patterns (multiple colors, plaids, polka dots, chevron, stripes, etc.)
  • Girls may wear dresses and/or shirts with one-inch straps. If the strap is thinner than one-inch, a jacket, sweaters or some type of top must be worn over the shirt/dress to cover up the strap. ALL DRESSES MUST HAVE STRAPS and MUST BE NO SHORTER THAN 4-inches above the knees.

No School on November 23-27 for Thanksgiving Holidays

No Way Jose Grill and Cantina Spirit Night for PRS

Monday, Nov. 30th, 5:30-8:30pm

9593 Vaughn Road

Pike Road, AL

Please come and support PRS. 10% of sales that night will help fund Pursue Our Passions (POP) at PRS.

PTSA Board Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 8am

500 Avenue of Learning

Pike Road, AL

PRS Polar Express

Wanted: All PRS Families

What: A night of fun with Santa, games, food and fellowship.

Sponsored by the PRS PTSA

When: December 7th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: PRS Cafeteria

Cost: $5.00 per family

Chick-Fil-A and Jim N' Nicks sandwiches will be available for separate purchase. See flyer that will be coming with with your learner to make your reservation and purchase your ticket.

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

500 Avenue of Learning

Pike Road, AL

Christmas Band Concert

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 7pm

500 Avenue of Learning

Pike Road, AL

Samaritan's Purse SHOE BOX PROJECT Sponsored by Community 7/8


What: Give a child a delightful holiday gift this year. For their service project “Giving Back 2015,” Community 7/8 is collecting items to package in a shoebox to send to a child around the world.

Who: All PRS Students

When: Collection date begins Monday, November 9, 2015

Collection date ends Friday, November 20, 2015

Where: Collection location - PRS front hallway in front of the chalkboard

Items needed for service project: empty shoe boxes and wrapping paper

Items requested to pack in shoeboxes:

1. bar soap with protective plastic

2. toothbrush

3. toothpaste

4. yo-yos or balls

5. socks

6. pencils and pens

7. flashlights with batteries

8. notebooks

9. stuffed animals

10. small hand-held toys

11. school supplies such as crayons, markers, stickers, coloring books

12. hair brush

13. hair accessories

14. hard candy

15. Flip flops

16. unused/small clothes

17. hats

18. small bags

19. life straws (water filter straw)

DO NOT INCLUDE:

1. used or broken items

2. war-related items

3. chocolate or foods

4. liquids or lotions

5. medicines

6. breakable items such as glass

7. aerosol cans

Patriots take care of others!

We enjoy when future Patriots visit PRS!

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2015 National PTA Reflections Video: Let Your Imagination Fly!

Information about PTSA Reflections Art Competition

PTSA is sponsoring their first annual PTA Reflections Art Competition. This is a national art competition with various art categories for all ages. There are six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. PRS learners who want to participate will submit their art work to the front office on Monday, December 7th. All art work will need to follow the guidelines for the selected art category as well as include an attached student entry form to the piece of art. See links below for Guidelines and Student Entry Forms. PTSA will also be sending flyers home with K-4 learners. This is a great way for all K-8 PRS learners to show their creative side and LET THEIR IMAGINATIONS FLY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KjzPN4mTdE

http://www.alabamapta.org/#!reflections/c1918

http://media.wix.com/ugd/e4aaed_8e0d1f3065bb448d85cb4a9e99078097.pdf

Students last day before Christmas/New Year Holiday will be Friday, December 18.

Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
Email Addresses for Lead Learners

Select your child's lead learner to send an email.

Target Red Cards Help PRS

Target has added Pike Road Schools to their red card program. You will need our ID#, which is 154207 for your red card. If you already have a red card, you can go to the website target.com/tcoe and add Pike Road Schools so when you use your card, PRS will benefit. Target will issue PRS a check every February. We will use these funds to enhance teaching and learning.

PTSA Membership

November Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here for Menus

Lost & Found

Lost and Found items are located in the Gym. If your child has misplaced a jacket, sweater, lunch box, umbrella or water bottle, please have them speak with their Lead Learner so they can come to the gym to reclaim this item. Younger learners will be brought to the gym. Parents are encouraged to check out Lost and Found periodically to look for items.

Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of each month.