P'ville Elementary Newsletter
March 2017 Edition - We're Growing Learners & Leaders
Mission Statement for Pleasantville Community Schools
5th Graders Lead Two Service Learning Projects, Raise Nearly $2,000 for Charities
Students in Mrs. Kenyon's class learned about the wildfires that had devastated communities in Tennessee, including two elementary schools. They felt driven to help in anyway they could. Their solution? Sell hot chocolate and dessert items and use the proceeds to go to the two elementary schools damaged in the fire. They came up with the appropriate name of "The Wildfire Cafe" and synergized to sell these items two days per week for eight weeks. They raised nearly $1200!
Some students in Mr. Harken's class were also bitten by the charitable bug. Their passions revolved around helping animals in hopes of raising funds that could help support the food, medical costs and other such needs for the Furry Friends Refuge. They named their service learning project "Pastries for Pets" and sold various yummy goodies like brownies, cookies, trail mix, suckers and apple juice. Like the other 5th grade group, these students worked two mornings a week for approximately eight weeks, as well as at Parent-Teacher Conferences, to sell their goods to raise money. They raised a grand total of $592. Way to go!
We are so proud of our kids and their passion to help others (or animals) in need. These two groups raised almost $2,000, and most of all learned a lot along the way. These are classic examples of what we love to see as a byproduct of our Leader In Me initiative. Thank you to all who helped support them on this journey!
"Wildfire Cafe" Raises Money For Damaged Tennessee Schools
"Pastries for Pets" Raises Money for the Furry Friends Refuge
How Do You Raise $2,000? Have demand for your product that spans the length of the hall!
Pleasantville Students have now raised over $3,500 for Alzheimer's Research, the Homeless, Victims of Wildfires and for a Pet Refuge in 2016-2017!
Mrs. Busick's 4th Grade Led Us in a Song & Dance (Go Yusef and Braylon!) at the PBIS Assembly
Habit of the Month: Synergize! Congratulations to our March "Trojan Trompers!"
Apologies too to a couple TK students that were inadvertently left off last month's newsletter: Kayden Feldman and Shanna Curtis. Way to go!
3rd Quarter PBIS Assembly
At the conclusion, four lucky students were drawn from all the PBIS punch cards turned in. Students earn a punch on their punch card when they are caught embodying leadership or following our Orange Pride expectations. Congratulations to Hudson Furnal, Ellie Heywood, Hayden Edwards and Talyn Spaur who each won $5 (NOT $1,000 ... sorry!), and way to go 3rd and 4th grade for putting on an outstanding assembly!