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2021 November PCS Parent Newsletter

November is Family Engagement Month


November is Parent Engagement Month as stated by Governor Kemp in the his Proclamation of Family Engagement Month which allows us an opportunity to celebrate parents and the valuable supportive role that they play in the academic success of their children. As a school system we celebrate our parents and strive to offer supports and resources and raise awareness about the difference they make in their student's success. The 28th Annual National Parent Involvement Day is on November 18, 2021 and the event encourages schools to engage and honor the powerful contributions of families in success student outcomes!

This month look for various parent engagement activities or events to participate in at Pelham City Schools. Each event you attend or as you read this newsletter look for opportunities to enter our "Celebrate our PCS Parents" gift basket drawing.

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PES Literacy Fair on Veterans Day!

Reading Journeys Across the USA!

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 6pm

Pelham Elementary School

๐Ÿ“šJoin us for reading journeys across the USA! At the PES Literacy Fair grade levels will represent different states, present special projects about their state, and enjoy fun reading stations!

The Reading Buddies Contest winners will be awarded their prizes for themselves and their reading partners and students are invited to dress up to represent their state. All students that participate in dress up will be awarded and grade level projects will be voted on by all attendees. The "Crowd Favorite" winning grade will be awarded cupcakes. The evening will finish with a hotdog supper to finish your journey! ๐ŸŒญ

Please R.S.V.P. (here at this link) or with the form/QR code on the flyer if you plan to attend.

Veterans Day Facts for Kids

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!

As you get ready to prepare for Thanksgiving in your home, don't forget to read some great holiday classics! This age old story, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, adds some comic relief from the holiday stress. Enjoy spending time together, eating together, being thankful together, and just being with your family this Thanksgiving Break!

All Pelham City Schools have Thanksgiving Break November 22-26th

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Parent Engagement Tips at Half Time! ๐Ÿ€

Pelham City Middle School will host a middle school basketball game on November 18th which is National Parent Engagement Day. As a half time special, parents attending will be entered for a drawing for a Family Game Night basket! A Parent Resource table will be also be available with great parenting helps for student success, make sure to come by support the team and enter to win.
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Seriously, how do we pay for College? ๐Ÿ’ฐ


Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 5:30pm

PHS- Media Center

If you have a student heading to college next year or in the next few years, or you know a student who is planning to go to college, learning about FAFSA is necessary. FAFSA is the Free Application For Federal Student Aid, and this application is the segway for students and families to pay for college. A Georgia Finance Commission representative will be our guest and will aid families and students in the application process. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Josi Lewis at PHS 294-8623 ext. 414 or Mrs. Cindy Smith at 294-8170 ext. 214.

Carnegie Public Library- Book of the month!

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Pre-school and early reading children can get a free book of the month each month at Carnegie Public Library! The program offered at our public library and supported by Mitchell County Collaborative & The Get Georgia Reading Program is available to any family that visits the library. The only requirement for the book each month is a signature of a parent or adult accompanying the child. This month the free book is entitled Clyde Lied, come by and get your copy! The hours for the public library are 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., and is closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for lunch.

Less Stress for Students

4-H Sponsors Ways to Combat Stress

Our local 4 - H Director and Extension Service Educator, Mrs. Debra Cox has created a wonderful YouTube video entitled Less Stress for Students. This video is a great resource for your student not only as they participate in testing but in general with our busy lives.

Mrs. Cox introduces healthy lifestyle choices as well some easy yoga moves that can be done anywhere. The standing poses help to relax your body and release stress. Give it a try yourself parents and see how quickly your children will join in!

Less Stress for Students by Debra Cox, Mitchell County Extension 4-H Educator.
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Building Character

November Character Trait is Empathy!

Learn more about things you can do at home to reinforce the monthly character traits that our schools are focusing on each month. This month the character trait is empathy! Students will learn about empathy this month and be involved in activities to promote building this character trait. Check out this home resource about empathy below.

Before school began this year almost all of our staff were privileged to be trained in a program called "Capturing Kids Hearts". The CKH program is a relationship and skill building program that has been instituted in nearly all classrooms this year. The resources embedded in this article of the newsletter are from CKH and give families some great tools to use at home in both English and Spanish.

Up-Coming Events! ๐Ÿฆƒ

  • Nov. 3- PHS FAFSA Night, 5:30 p.m. @ PHS Media Center
  • Nov. 8-12- PES Bookfair, 8:30-2 p.m. & before and after the PES Literacy Fair
  • Nov. 11- PES Literacy Night, 6 p.m.- Reading Journey's Across the USA!
  • Nov. 18- National Parent Involvement Day! Parents don't forget to enter various basket drawings this month as we Celebrate PCS Parents!
  • Nov. 18- PCMS Parents & B-ball, 4:30- 7p.m., half time drawing for the Family Game Night basket!
  • Nov. 22-25- Thanksgiving Break!