October 29, 2018

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R.E.A.L. Panthers


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Message from the Boss...


PLC Meetings this week will be Tuesday, October 30th for ALL. It is the District Heart Challenge. We will meet during plan times and it will be in the PD room.

Don't forget to get in your R.E.A.L. Panther nominations. 5th grade assembly is Thursday, 6th grade assembly is Friday. Please be sure to invite the parents to the assemblies. The assemblies will begin at 7:50 in the 5th grade gym. There will be no 5th grade W2I on Thursday and no W2I on Friday, due to the assemblies.

As you can see I added a R.E.A.L. Teacher/Staff nomination form on Google forms. I will send this out each 9 weeks for teachers and staff to nominate their own co-workers. It is completely anonymous unless you note it on the nomination form. If there is a teacher or staff member that you feel are showing R.E.A.L. Panther qualities nominate them!

Love you,

Casey Hanna

R.E.A.L. Panther Teacher/Staff Nomination Form

Here is the link to be able to nominate teachers and/or staff members for R.E.A.L. Panther!


Cooler weather seems to have arrived, and cold weather will soon be the norm. Keep a watch for students that are coming to school each day without an appropriate jacket/coat, socks, and/or shoes. Please make sure that you contact Mrs. True, Mrs. Terrell or myself to get proper weather attire.


Please remember to notify the cafeteria manager of any field trips that will be taking kiddos out of lunches so I can make the appropriate changes to our counts.

Also IF sack lunches will be needed the cafeteria manager needs to know approximately how many will need a lunch- including bus drivers and teachers at least 3 weeks before the field trip to order in sack lunch foods.

The morning of the field trip or the day before a field trip a final count and the names of those receiving the lunch will be needed. This is for accounting purposes and allergies.

Thanks so much!


Field Trips have been opened up. There is a limit to the number of busses that can leave for the day, so dates are on a first come first serve basis. Here are a couple of guidelines:

**Field Trips need to be requested as normal. Please make sure the correct date format is used. For example, 01/01/2019. We need accurate counts for students and teachers. Please do not estimate. We need to be notified at least a week in advance of any changes to the number of riders.

**We are only able to provide five drivers per day. Once we have reached our limit for a particular day, field trips will be closed.

**Trips should be scheduled to leave no earlier than 8:30AM. ALL trips should return to the school before 2:00PM. These times will allow for potential traffic delays.

**Incidental fees (i.e. Entrance or admittance fees) for drivers will be be covered by the school or a receipt(s) from the driver to be reimbursed will be sent to the building principal for processing.

**If more buses are requested than are needed and a driver has already been scheduled for the trip, the school will be responsible for the pay of the extra driver.

**Teachers/Sponsors are responsible for the behavior of the students while on the trip. Students and staff need to remain seated while the bus is moving.

**Teachers/Sponsors need to check the bus at the end of the trip to make sure their students have not left personal items, such as backpacks, instruments, cell phones, or trash on the bus.

Teacher Instructional Handbook

Here is the link for the Teacher Handbook. Let me know if you have any questions.


Nov. 2

Nov. 9

Nov. 30

Dec. 7

Dec. 14


WHITE Week...October 29-November 2

RED WEEK...November 5-9

WHITE Week...November 12-16

RED WEEK...November 26-30

WHITE Week...December 3-7

RED WEEK...December 10-14

WHITE Week...December 17-18

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29-30 6th grade Hearing and Vision Screenings

October 30th- All PLC's District Heart Challenge


1- REAL Panther Assembly 5th grade


2- REAL Panther Assembly 6th grade

5- Faculty Meeting

7- 5th grade PRIDE program

9- G/T Southridge Village

12- Veterans Day Celebration

15- Rockin' at the Hop

19-23 Thanksgiving Break


3- Faculty Meeting


13- JHS Bank Christmas Concert 8:00 a.m.

14- G/T Southridge Village

19-January 1- Christmas Break

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Getting signed up for Remind 101

For Teachers and Staff ONLY:

Text @cmssouth to 81010

For Parents and Guardians:

Text @mssparent to 81010