Hornet Connection

2021 September PCS Parent Newsletter

Behind the Mask😷

As we navigate the 2021-2022 school year we are preparing for as normal a year as possible, in the hopes that we can remain fully open with all students attending together pre-covid style. I personally long for the day that we can utter the words post-covid but until then we are pushing ahead with our "new normal". We are as I stated still fully in school but using the mask, stringent cleaning routines, and the fountain of sanitizer flowing freely in every hallway keeping our students and staff safe. We are ready to make all accommodations necessary to help our students be successful this school year!
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PES Donuts with the Dude!

Friday, Sep. 3rd, 8am

Pelham Elementary School, Barrow Avenue Southwest, Pelham, GA, USA

PES Donuts with the Dude will be held Sept. 3rd @ 8 a.m., in the PES Gym!

We will celebrate Dads & Dad figures and Special Guest Coach Lamar Landing will be inspire Dads. We will also give out two FREE football game tickets! Please R.S.V.P. here!

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Parent Academy Brunch Video

If you did not get a chance to join us for the first Parent Academy Brunch please access the highlight video. If you have any questions or need any resources mentioned feel free to contact me with my contact information below.

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High School Parent FYI

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 6pm

PHS Media Center

High School Parent FYI is a parent event immediately following our PHS Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting which will focus on information that parents need to know about SATs, ACTs, High School Credits and Preparing your student for graduation! Attending will enter you in a drawing for PHS spirit wear and other great door prizes!
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Pelham City School Volunteers!

PCS Volunteer Orientation was held last Friday and we are very grateful for those willing to volunteer their spare time at our schools. If you missed the orientation but would still like to volunteer, the opportunity is still available. Please complete this Volunteer Application at the link and we will be in touch to set up an in-person orientation with you.
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Title 1 Annual Parent Meetings

This is the time of year that Pelham City Schools host the Title 1 Annual Parent Meetings at each school. The Title 1 Annual Parent Meetings are important meetings we are required to hold in order to help parents understand all that title 1 is involved with academically, how the funding supports our students, and how we budget the funds we receive. Please plan to make time to attend the meeting for your students school! You play a vital role in the Title 1 funding for our students! All Title 1 Meeting information and videos will be posted after the event on the district and school website to provide a virtual option.

Title 1 Meetings dates and times:

PHS, September 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., in the PHS Media Center &

High School Parent FYI to follow

PES, October 14, 2021 at 6 p.m., in the PES Cafeteria &

Health/Resource Fair to follow

PCMS, October 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., in the PCS Auditorium &

Curriculum Night to follow

Following each Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting schools will each host their specific parent event as noted above which will all include, academic support, student involvement and great door prizes!

Parent Involvement Resource Center

If you have any need of resources that are housed in our PCS Parent Involvement Resource Center or have a request for specific material please complete the PIRC Request Form. I will contact you and send home any material we have with your student or order what is needed.
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PES Grandparents Night

Monday, Sep. 13th, 6pm

534 Barrow Avenue Southwest

Pelham, GA

September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m., in the PES Cafe.

Welcome All Grandparents to PES Grandparents Night! Bring your student/grandchild to a special evening event celebrating the wonderful impact that Grandparents make on our lives! Students will share reflections on grandparents and special presentations. We will also share ways grandparents can be a part of student learning, and kick off the Reading Buddies Program for this fall!

Mark your calendar and enjoy a memory!

R.S.V.P. for this event here!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Counselor's Corner


Artsonia is an online portfolio and fundraising tool we will be using this year in the art room. Student work will be scanned and then you in turn can help us earn funds through customized keepsakes. I am always happy to add artwork done at home to a student's gallery, so please don't hesitate to allow your students to bring their work to me to be scanned to their Artsonia. The items available for purchase are wonderful gift ideas and a great keepsake of your artist's work. For questions or technical difficulties please email the art teacher at knoble@pelham-city.k12.ga.us.

PTO- first virtual parent meeting, September 9 at 6 p.m.

PES PTO Events this month:

September 3 is PTO dress down pass $1

September 7 National Read a book day.

September 9 National Teddy Bear Day, Bring your Teddy Bear

September 17 PTO Hat Day $1

September 24 Find a Cool Shady Spot and read

September 26 Johnny Appleseed Day

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Lit Minute📖

Each month we will add a Literacy Minute to this newsletter with helpful tips for parents!
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Stay In the Know with Parent Remind!

Please sign up for our Parent Engagement Remind text message. Just text (229-588-2949) and use the code below as the message for your school or schools of choice.

PHS @9-12a123



Cindy Smith, PCS Parent Engagement Coordinator & Homeless Liaison

contact me in various ways...

address: 534 Barrow Avenue Southwest, Pelham, GA, USA

email: csmith@pelham-city.k12.ga.us

phones: 229-2948170 ext. 214 or 229-221-2336

website: pelham-city.k12.ga.us & follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss This!

Sept. 3- PES Donuts with the Dude! At 8 a.m., in the PES Gym!

Sept. 7- PES Google Class Meetings (teachers will share their class links)

Sept. 9- PES Virtual PTO Meeting, 6 p.m.

Sept. 13- PES Grandparents Night, 6 p.m., in the PES Cafeteria.

Sept. 14- PHS Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting, 5:30 p.m. & High School Parent FYI 6 p.m.

Sept. 21-Oct. 2 Hoco Week, Activities TBA