Pendleton Elementary Primary

September 28, 2018

Upcoming events

  • 10/1 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 10/1 Kindergarten Walking Trip to the Fire Station
  • 10/2 Kindergarten Walking Trip to the Fire Station
  • 10/2 IREAD 3 Parent Mtg 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • 10/2 Family Fun Night - Acrobats 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • 10/3 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 10/3 1st Gr Field Trip to Conner Prairie
  • 10/3 Title 1 Parent Mtg 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • 10/4 Picture Retakes
  • 10/4 2nd Gr Art & Music Show 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • 10/4 4th Gr Art & Music Show 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • 10/4 School Board Meeting 7:00pm
  • 10/5 End of 1st Grading Period
  • 10/8-10/12 Fall Break
  • 10/15 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 10/16 Kindergarten Field Trip to Smith Family Farms
  • 10/17 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 10/18 School Board Meeting 7:00pm
  • 10/22 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 10/23 Essential Skills Field Trip to Zoo
  • 10/23 4th Gr Robotics Club 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • 10/23 Title 1 Family Night 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • 10/24 50th Day of School - Dress like the 50's
  • 10/24 2nd Grade Field Trip to Indiana State Fair
  • 10/24 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 10/24 Jr. Garden Club 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • 10/25 Student Council Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • 10/25 3rd Gr Robotics Club 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • 10/26 PTO Movie Matinee, Peter Rabbit 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • 10/29 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • 10/30 2nd Gr Robotics Club 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • 10/31 Idiom Dress Up Day
  • 10/31 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • 11/1 1st Gr. Robotics Club 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • 11/1 School Board Meeting 7:00pm
  • 11/4 Daylight Saving Time Ends - Fall Back 1 Hour
  • 11/5 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 11/5 PTO Meeting, PESI 3:45pm-4:45pm
  • 11/7 All Pro Dads 7:10am-8:10am
  • 11/7 Spell Bowl Practice 3:30pm-4:00pm
  • 11/7 Student Council Meeting 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • 11/8 1st Gr Art & Music Show 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • 11/8 3rd Gr Art & Music Show 7:00pm-8:00pm

Pendleton Elementary Primary

Eric Schill, Principal

Tony Candiano, Asst. Principal

Reporting a student absent 765-778-2117 ext 2100

Fax 765-778-1712

Lunch Times

Kindergarten 10:35-11:05

1st Grade 11:10-11:35

2nd Grade 11:35-12:00

3rd Grade 12:00-12:25

4th Grade 12:35-1:00


Your kids still have time to collect pledges for the Walkathon!

All money and envelopes are due by Monday, October 1st.

This is our PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year,

and all money raised goes directly to the school!

Robotics Club

The Pendleton Elementary Robotics Club's 1st meeting dates and permission slips are in the offices of each Elementary School. All club meeting times are 3:30 to 5:00pm. Please get a permission slip and read the pick-up directions carefully.

6th Grade Tuesday, 10-16-18

5th Grade Thursday, 10-18-18

4th Grade Tuesday, 10-23-18

3rd Grade Thursday, 10-25-18

2nd Grade Tuesday, 10-30-18

1st Grade Thursday, 11-1-18

Digital Citizenship

Students have completed the next two lessons in Digital Citizenship. They were lessons on Cyber-bullying and Digital Footprint.

In the Cyber-bullying lesson students learned: 1. Do not cyberbully anyone, ever. 2. If someone is Cyber-bullying you, use the STOP acronym: Step away from the device. Tell a trusted adult. Only use approved apps and websites. Finally, Pause and think before you react.

In the lesson on Digital Footprint students learned about being careful to not overshare on social media because everything students post is recorded and students may be held accountable for those posts in the future.

Community Support

Parents, thank you for the outpouring of support these first few weeks of the school year.

From feeding our wonderful teachers during our Parent Teacher Conferences, to volunteering during the Scholastic Book Fair and Walkathon.

For any upcoming volunteer opportunities, please follow the Pendleton Elementary PTO Facebook page.

Your continued support is appreciated!

2nd & 4th Grade Art & Music Show

Please join us for the 2nd and 4th Grade Art & Music Show

Thursday October 4th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Here are the links with information for each grade:

2nd Grade -

4th Grade -

School Counselor's Corner


Every three weeks I display a new Hoosier Hot Job in a couple of different places around the building. Hoosier Hot Jobs are jobs that show a large growth rate and will be needed in the State of Indiana through the year 2022. Since the students at Pendleton Elementary Primary won't even be out of Middle School by 2022 and the Hot Jobs will probably have changed by the time they get out of High School, I am trying to focus on certain Essential Job Skills that are needed with each job that is featured. These Essential Job Skills are skills that will serve your students well no matter what career they may choose in their future. For the past couple of weeks we have featured the Heavy Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver and the essential job skill of "work ethic".

What is work ethic? Work ethic involves the belief that by working hard we not only will strengthen our character but also our individual abilities. We gain self- respect, satisfaction, and fulfillment when we practice good work ethic. So you feel good about yourself when you work hard. Work ethic also involves the desire to do each task of your job well and trying to do it the very best that you can. It involves trying to stay organized with your thoughts and completing tasks all the way through with our best effort.

It is very important for us as parents to teach our students that only one person can hold them accountable for strong work ethic and that is themselves. Work ethic is a habit that needs to be developed by them and encouraged by you as parents. There is a difference between nagging, expecting perfection, and holding our children accountable for doing a good job. It is important to give our students opportunities to do tasks and also provide constructive criticism so that they learn what it takes to give a good work ethic. It is also important for you to make known your expectation of them when they come to school as good work ethic is a habit that has to be developed. They should be able to understand that they will develop good work ethic by doing the things they are supposed to be doing, working hard and staying focused on the work they are doing, and making sure that they are doing it the very best that they can. If we make them accountable for these things strong work ethic will become a habit and they will not only be helping themselves now, but also in the future as it will help them achieve the job that they want when they become adults.

Until next week.......

Textbook fees

Fees have been assessed and a statement is being sent home with your student. Fees are now available to pay. They are due on October 5th (30 days from the assessment date). You may pay with check made payable to PES, cash, money order, or by echeck/credit card by accessing EFunds through the link in the parent portal. We can now accept credit cards in the Intermediate building office or by phone (please note there is an additional charge to use a credit card – 3.2% plus $0.20).

Kindergarten - $139.22

First Grade - $110.34

Second Grade - $103.12

Third Grade - $134.18

Fourth Grade - $141.83

Fifth Grade - $167.86

Sixth Grade - $164.08

Community News

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Safe Sitter Certification Course

October 8th, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pendleton Community Library - Children’s Department

Registration deadline is September 28th

Cost: $40
Grades 6-8
Safe Sitter® is for boys and girls in grades 6-8 who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children.

Space is limited, sign up today!

Register Online or call 778-7527

Professor Steve presents: The Science of Frankenstein

Sunday, October 28th at 2 p.m.

Pendleton Community Library - Community Room

Celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein with Professor Steve’s new show: The Science of Frankenstein.

As Professor Steve tells the story of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, he demonstrates many of the concepts found in both the book & the movies, including light, anatomy and electricity. You will be amazed as Professor Steve unleashes the electrical power contained in Frankenstein's laboratory.

Fun, interactive, educational & great for all ages!

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