Concrete Chronicles

Volume 11, Issue 4

Important Events

4 - Fall Break - Students do not attend

5 - Fall Break - Students do not attend

7 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Edwards, Gaylord, Newton & Rocklein

Spirit Night at Pizza House of Powdersville 5 - 9:30 p.m.

School Improvement Council Meeting

8 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Crittenton, Dunn, Goss, Howard & Lambright

Fall Picture Proofs Due

13 - Fall Make-up Pictures

14 - Limo Ride

19 - Spirit Day at Tropical Smoothie Cafe 3 p.m. - close (You must say Concrete when ordering)

21 - Art to Remember Tentative Delivery

27 - 29 Thanksgiving Holidays

Transportation Changes & Early Dismissals

  • Transportation changes should be in writing. If it is necessary to call the office, please do so before 2:00 p.m.
  • Changes in transportation will not be made after 2:00 p.m.
  • Driver's License or a picture ID are necessary for student dismissals.
  • Early dismissals should be used for appointments. Doctor excuses are required.

First Grade Holiday Concert

The First Grade Holiday concert is quickly approaching! Please see below to check which night your student will perform at Powdersville High School:

Monday, December 2nd:

McNeal, Parks, Kuykendall, Lewis, Love, Campbell

Tuesday, December 3rd:

Lloyd, Wilkinson, Anderson, Brackett, Burger


The nine weeks has come to an end and our students have been hard at work learning about our BE FANTASTIC essentials. They have used these essentials to show outstanding behavior in the classroom, hallways, and cafeteria and earn tickets for their class. Ten tickets are then exchanged for a cricket to be displayed in the hallway.

Each class that earned 10 crickets during the first nine weeks had Flashlight Friday where they got to read with flashlights throughout the day. The homeroom class with the most crickets for each grade level earned an additional surprise.

The following classrooms earned the most crickets for the first nine weeks: Miss Moody’s K5 class, Mrs. Anderson’s first grade class, and Mrs. Newton’s second grade class.

Congratulations to all classes that earned 10 crickets and participated in Flashlight Friday. An extra congratulations goes to Miss Moody’s, Mrs. Anderson’s, and Mrs. Newton’s classes for earning the most crickets for their grade level!

Good luck to all classes as they earn crickets for the second nine weeks!


$1 Bookstore News: Our first bookstore opening of the year was a huge success with over 200 students shopping for a brand new book! The bookstore will be open again on Friday, November 1st from 7:20 to 8:00 in Mrs. Porter’s room. Please plan to come and shop for a brand new book that only cost $1! We have books for all interests!

Literacy Night: Please mark your calendars now for our upcoming Literacy Night. This year, Literacy Night will be held on Tuesday, January 28th. More information will come home closer to the date. This is always a fun event for the whole family so we hope you and your child will be able to attend!

Reading Tip: To help improve your child’s reading comprehension, try this simple tip to get him/her thinking more about the story. Make Connections - Connecting what your child already knows while she reads sharpens her focus and deepens understanding. Show her how to make connections by sharing your own connections as you read aloud. Maybe the book mentions places you’ve been together on vacation. Talk about your memories of those places. Invite your child to have a turn. Remind your child that good readers make all kinds of connections as they read.

Mrs. Lesli Porter

Reading Coach

Media Center News. . .

Overdue Notices and Questions About Books

Concrete Primary students are checking out a lot of books from the CPS Library Media Center, and that makes Mrs. Payne a happy librarian! Since the beginning of the school year, students have checked out over 8,200 books! That is remarkable, but we need help getting some of our books back for others to be able to read. Blue overdue slips were sent home at the end of October. Please help your child locate any missing library book(s) that he/she may have. If you have any questions about your child’s library book now or in the future, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Payne.

Mrs. Payne

Library Media Specialist

Concrete Library Reading Club 100 Book Challenge

If your child reads 25 books and returns the signed log each 9 weeks, he/she will receive an award on Awards Day for reading 100 books. Completed second nine weeks logs are due to Mrs. Payne in the library by Tuesday, January 14. A yellow copy of the form was sent home in October.

DONORS CHOOSE makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.

Congratulations to the following teachers that had their project funded:

Miss Edmunds - "Reading is Fun!"

Mrs. Newton - "Super Second Graders Need Super Seating"

Mrs. Brackett - "High-Interest, High-Engagement!"

With Grateful Hearts

The faculty and staff of Concrete Primary would like to sincerely thank the following:

Powdersville Smiles - Toothbrush set and treats

PTSO - Lunches for faculty & staff

Family brought Chick-fil-A Lemonades for teachers that helped with dismissal

Firehouse Subs

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