Tigerville Times

February Edition

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Tigerville Parents,

Can you believe that it is already February? We have just celebrated the 100th day of school! Your children are doing a fantastic job working on First in Math. We are one of the top five performing schools in Greenville County based on this program. I am proud of our students. It is time to pre-order yearbooks and class pictures. Be sure to check your child’s red folder for more information. We are trying to make February our best attendance month yet. Mrs. Arms’ third grade class had the best attendance for January. Who will have the best attendance for the month of February? Feel free to come have lunch with your child. We always welcome visitors!


C. Diane Jackson

Jason Hudak

I Love Books! Week Dress Up Days

Monday, Feb. 8: Books are colorful! (Wear bright colors)

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Team up with a good book! (Wear your favorite team’s colors)

Wednesday, Feb. 10: Books are my hero! (Wear superhero shirts or colors)

Thursday, Feb. 11: Books are red hot! (Wear red)

Friday, Feb. 12: Character day (Dress as your favorite book character)

5th Grade Parents

Questions about registration for middle school? Curious about how to choose courses? Get the answers to these questions and more by joining us for a brief workshop on Middle School Transition on Monday, February 8th at 5:30 PM in the Tigerville Cafeteria. Hope to see you there!

Enchanted Library

Join us on Monday, February 8 at 6 PM for the Enchanted Library. This year we will play BINGO for books. Come out and try to win a book!

Make Up Days for Greenville County Schools

Greenville County public school students will make up the two school days missed in January on Friday, April 22 and Monday, April 25. If needed, the district has a third makeup day built into the calendar on Friday, March 25.

State law requires school districts to include three makeup days in their calendar. The School Board of Trustees may excuse up to three additional days after the three makeup days are used.

Pre-order Yearbooks and Class Pictures

It’s time to pre-order yearbooks and class pictures! The yearbook will be an 8-1/2 X 11 color soft cover book with approx. 50 pages. Individual student pictures as well as candid shots will be included. The class picture will be a single 5 X 7. The class pictures will NOT be included in the yearbook. To place an order, please return the order form with your check made payable to: Tigerville Elementary School or TES. You can save if you order both the yearbook and class picture. Yearbooks ordered before March 4 are $24. Yearbooks ordered after March 4 are $29.

February News From the Art Room

ARTS Strong Inc. our art club from Tigerville Elementary is participating in a unique art competition called the InTIREnational Art Contest sponsored by Michelin. The company has donated 4 tires for the art club to recycle and transform into a sculpture piece that represents how the upstate embraces internationalism. We will be turning the tires into a unique sculptural owl that will be made of used auto parts, industrial parts, and other found materials as well as the tires themselves to make a special installation piece for our school. We are in the process of planning a special area for the display and even writing a grant to possibly fund this new area! We will let you know as soon as you can go and see the piece and vote for our school’s submission to win the People’s Choice Award! The award includes a $5,000 dollar cash prize! Check out Mrs. Sherry Smith’s website for pictures as the project begins this week. We will post pictures of the process and the finished piece as we create the piece collaboratively over the next three weeks! The ARTS Strong Inc. team appreciates your support and interest in the project! Mrs. Sherry Smith
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Making Healthier Choices

Here are some eye opening facts about nutrition:

*Children who have poor diet habits and lack exercise are more likely to become overweight or obese.*

The following are side effects of being obese:


-Heart Disease


-Bad Self-Image

-Sleep Apnea


The following are benefits of good nutrition in children:

-Mental well-being

-Strong bones and muscles

-Good energy level

-Ability to fight sickness

-Reduced risk of sickness and disease

*It all starts with nutrition... It's the key to a Healthy Lifestyle!*

Counselor's Corner

Our character word for the month of February is proactive. Grades K-5 will be introduced to Proactive Pete and learn how we are all the in charge or the “boss of our body.”

To continue the conversation about being proactive at home, consider the following activities:

· Set Goals. One way for a child to learn that he can positively impact his life is to set goals and then work to attain those goals. Have the child identify a few goals and fill in a goal statement by using the following:

“I want to ___________ (description of goal) by ___________ (when you will reach your goal) so I will ___________ (what will you do to reach it?).

· Encourage proactive behaviors. When given a problem, ask your child to make a list of things he could do to improve the situation. If they have trouble generating ideas at first, feel free to help them. Once you have a considerable list, ask the child to pick a few things from the list which they are willing to do to help the situation.

· Proactive vs. Reactive. Proactive people take control of situations, whereas reactive people let others control them. Help your student to focus on the things they can control (their own behavior/actions) over those they cannot control (other’s responses/feelings).

· Read all about it. Go to your library or school counselor and check out some of these titles!

o Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

o King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood

o The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

o The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

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Pennies for Patients

Help us raise funds for local students living with blood cancer! The Tigerville National Junior Beta Club is hosting the second annual Pennies for Patients Campaign for the entire month of February starting Tuesday, February 2nd. You should receive information from your students about how to donate and we ask that you spare anything you can - every penny helps! Your student's classrooms will also be competing to raise the most money for the opportunity for a free pizza party!

To support our efforts online, you can visit the Tigerville Elementary fundraising website at http://events.lls.org/pages/SC/TigervilleElementarySchool. Remember to put your student’s name and classroom teacher’s name in the comment box of your donation! Feel free to share this link with your friends and family – we welcome all those who wish to help!

Our school goal is $2,500 and we appreciate your assistance in helping us get there.