Overton December Parent Bulletin
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United Way Service Above Self Award
Congratulations to our Student Council for receiving the United Way Service Above Self Award for groups. The Student Council received $500 for their budget from United Way.
We have an amazing service oriented school thanks to the hard work of the sponsors of Student Council: Elizabeth Sippel, Pam Rutherford, Elizabeth Anderson, Laura Zimmerman Clark, and Lauren Wietor.
Community service activities include cards for Meals on Wheels, cards for the Hospital, last year cards for Soldiers serving over seas. Working at the Community Clinic, Rowan Helping Ministries, being ushers at the Norvell and much
I am very proud of our students and staff. Congratulations on a job well done.
November Extraordinary Explorers
The following students were recognized as Extraordinary Explorers for the month of November.
K - Kenneth Cruz-Alvarado, Diana Villegas-Gonzalez, Dazmin Ambers, Jamir Tate, Benji Anderson, and Lilly Mendia
1 -Adrionna King, Elijah Mitchell, Ilena Etheredge, Kevin Cruz-Alvarado, Kyrie Hairston and Leanna Ford
2 - Joshua Allen, Ana Blankenship, Audrey Urbina, Ebbie Lescoe, Clarissa Reynolds, Jimmy Javis,and Harry Howard
3 - Jackie Harris, Kahla McCauley, Yasmine Yahyaoui, Deianna Withers, Sadie Bowler, and Ashley Rios-Bustillo
4 - Carson Tate, Yezabel Rodriguez, Zaniyah Worthy, Faith Jeter, Kendall Colwell, and Blake Barrier
5 - Ellison Frick, Emily Frick, Elijah Spadafore, NyAisiah Murphy, ShaLeah Conn, and Jerzi Torrence
Mrs. King, Overton’s Teacher of the Year, was recognized at the December PTA meeting. Mrs. King has taught kindergarten
and second grade at Overton.
Ms. Roseman introduced Mrs. King as the reason for her success as a teacher. Mrs. King was Ms. Roseman’s Mentor.
Mrs. Allen was recognized as Overton’s Teacher Assistant of the Year, at the December PTA meeting. Mrs. Allen has worked at Overton for 20 years. All 3 of her children have attended Overton. Congratulations Mrs. Allen.
Congratulations Ms. Roseman
Congratulations Mrs. E. Anderson
Kindergarten Winter Benchmarking
Mrs. Brown assisting a student taking the winter benchmark assessment.
Learning to Code
Mr. Yates and Ms. Tucker teaching students to do computer coding.
Student as Teacher
1st grade student takes over the document camera to teach her class.
In preparation for January’s Digital Learning Day Ms. Tucker and Mr. Yates are teaching students to code. What does that mean? It means when you walk in to their enhancements you hear them talking about algorithms used to do the computer coding required in games and applications.
What a wonderful experience for students to see the real world connection of coding and computer programming. It might even be their choice for a future career.!
December 9th PTA Meeting
Ms. Lineberger then explained how the arts can be integrated into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). When the arts are integrated the acronym becomes STEAM. Mrs. Phillips demonstrated push and pull (science) on tumbling mats. Ms. Yelvington demonstrated engineering/mathematics with marshmallows and toothpicks to make cubes. Ms. Lineberger showed parents how the iPad geoboard application can be used to plan art.
It was a wonderful evening with our amazing Overton families!
School Improvement Meetings
Mrs. Tunks and Retirement
At the PTA Advisory Board and December PTA meeting I announced my retirement date of March 1, 2015. The district will start the process of advertisement, interviewing, and hiring a new principal come January.
Dr. Moody, Kristi Rhone, Alesia Burnette will work with the staff and parents identifying characteristics wanted in the new principal. They will also ask for teachers and parents to be on the interview committee.
It has been a privilege working 10 years at Overton with your children. After 31 years of being an educator it is time for me to retire and spend time with my husband.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories I will carry with me.
Ways Parents, Grandparents, and Relatives Can Help Overton
2. Use the OES ID number 70062374 when shopping at Office Depot.
3. Link your Target card to Overton for a percentage back to the school.
4. Recycle aluminum drink cans in the bin at the basketball courts.
5. Link your Harris Teeter IC card to OES. ID number is 1816. www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_your_school.aspx
6. MVP cards can be linked online at www.foodlion.com, then MVP Rewards, enter your 12 digit card number and Overton's code 214002.
7. Bring in Tyson Product labels each is worth 24 cents.
8. Bring in coke bottle tops for the school to process and receive reward prizes
9. Buy a school magnet $5
10. Attend Family nights where the school receives a percentage of purchases back.
Next Family Night is January 13th at Chick-fil-A
Early Release of Students
Monday, Dec. 22nd, 11:45am
Tuesday, Dec. 23rd, 12am to Sunday, Jan. 4th 2015 at 12am
Students and staff return January 5, 2015.