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Philadelphia Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to impacting the lives of our students.

 Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
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Easter Break

EASTER BREAK

April 18th-21st
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PES School Musical

PES will present “Cinderella” at the Lyric Theater in Loudon on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26th, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $6.00 and available from Whitney Gratz
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TCAP Information

 TCAP TESTING

April 28- May 2

Parents (Guardians),

Please encourage your students to get plenty of rest and EAT BREAKFAST before coming to school for TCAPS. 

Please make sure that students arrive by 8:00 a.m. daily.  If they are late, they will not be able to enter the testing rooms.  Also, please schedule any appointments for after 12:00 p.m.  Testing will last all morning.

For more helpful tips and information about TCAPS, please click here: 
http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/achievement.shtml

Test Taking Tips -click here pes.loudoncounty.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml

Websites to help review for TCAP at home:
K-5 Grammar: www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/quizzes/
K-8 All Basic Skills: classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/
K-8 Test Prep: http://www.studyzone.org/
Assessment Assistance: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assistance.htm
Interactive Quizzes: http://www.iq.poquoson.org/
Worksheets, Games, Flashcards: http://www.softschools.com/
Harcout School Activities: http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/trophies/menu.html
Homework Help:www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/homework/homework.htm
Educational Links: educational-links.pes.loudoncounty.org/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml

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TCAP 15%

Students in 3rd-8th Grades

Reminder, fifteen percent (15%) of your child’s TCAP score will count towards the second semester grade (average of 4th, 5th, and 6th six week grades).  This change will impact third through eighth graders across the state. 
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Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week May 5th - 9th
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Pre-K & Kindergarten Round-Up

Friday, May 16th,  8 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall at Philadelphia First Baptist Church.  We will have signs posted.
  • Pre-K students must be 4 yrs. old by August 15th
  • Kindergarten students must be 5 by August 15th

Things to bring to Registration:

   1. A copy of the childs social security card

   2. A copy of the childs birth certificate (not mother's copy)

   3. Proof of Loudon County Residency (drivers license has to match address on proof of residency)

   4. Proof of income (*Pre-K only)

   5. Proof of child's Physical Examination and Immunizations on appropriate state form with doctors   
       signatures.

*Please note: New Immunization Rules

Children entering Kindergarten must have Hepatitis A (2 doses).

This should be documented on the White Certificate of Immunization.

These documents are required at ROUND-UP.
Children will not be able to start school in August without all required up-to-date documentation.

Look forward to seeing you at ROUND-UP!




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Grandparents Day
PES Grandparents Day musical program will be on Friday, May 16th at 9:15 in the new gym. 
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DARE Graduation

New Kindergarten Age Requirement
 For the  2014 – 2015 school year, Tennessee children must be 5 years old by August 15th to start school.  If a student is currently in PreK during the 2013-2014 school year, they are Grandfathered into Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.  They cannot stay in PreK unless they meet the original age requirement.

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3rd Grade Legislation

3rd Grade Legislation
 

PC 351: Prohibits the promotion of any third grade student to the next grade level unless the student shows a basic understanding of the subject of reading as demonstrated by the students’ grades or standardized test scores. 

By definition, Tennessee defines "Basic" as, ...demonstrating partial mastery in academic performance, thinking abilities, and application of understandings that reflect the knowledge and skills specified by the grade level content standards and are minimally prepared for the next grade level of study.

 
The following website will give you information on 3rd-8th standards that students are rsponsible for at each grade level.  These are the standards that your child's teacher is responsible for teaching.

Tennessee State Performance Indicators:  tennessee.gov/education/assessment/ach_rpt_cat_spi.shtml

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Food City Bucks

Please make sure to link your Food City card with Philadelphia Elementary School by using our school code:  PLU#40650 so we can earn Food City School Bucks.    The Food Bucks program helps us earn money for school supplies and equipment.   When you go shopping,  please show the cashier this code and they will link it to your Food City Card or towards your purchase which then carries over to Philadelphia Elementary School.  You can also link your Food City Card to Philadelphia School by going to my.foodcity.com.  Flyers went home in Purple Folders, but you can always get another in the front office.  IMPORTANT:   You must link your card every school year, because it doesn’t carry over from year to year.
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Winter Weather
As we enter the season of rain, sleet, and snow, now is a good time to make sure your contact information is correct in Skyward.  Our automatic phone messaging service pulls the telephone numbers and email addresses from this data base.  Either go online to your Skyward Family Access and check your information or see the office personnel at your school.  We don't want you to miss that important phone call! 
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School Improvement Plan
Please check out our 2013-2014 School Improvement Plan on the website.  It is under the tab on the left side of the page labeled School Policies and Information.   
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Purple Folders and Planners
PURPLE FOLDERS GO HOME ON MONDAYS!
This folder contains weekly grades, newsletters, important school and class announcements, etc.  It requires a parent signature and needs to be returned on Tuesday each week. 

 DAILY AGENDA SIGNATURE
Parents are asked to sign the student’s agenda/planner daily.  The agenda/planner is a valuable tool to keep parents informed of what students are learning every day and also to help keep students on track with any homework that might be due the next day.

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Remind 101
Remind 101 is a safe way for teachers to message students and parents. I will be able to send a text message to you letting you know information like: progress report or report card day, school is closed, parent meetings, or other types of information. To subscribe via SMS, send a text to 720-606-4504 with the message@5308c. Or subscribe via email at 5308c@mail.remind101. com. Once you subscribe, you will begin receiving text alerts from PES. You also have the option to be removed from the list.
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Facebook Page
Please visit our Facebook page.  Search Philadelphia Elementary School
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2013-2014 School Handbook

The 2013-2014 PES School Handbook is online.  Please take a look at the updated dress code policy.  You can find the school handbook by clicking on School Policies and Information.  Scroll down and click on 2013-2014 Philadelphia Elementary School Handbook.  The school dress code is on page 16.
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Flash Drives
A Flash Drives is a great tool to have for students conducting and writing research papers in grades 3rd through 8th.  A Flash Drive is safe way to save information from projects, research, and other assignments. With a Flash Drive, students will have access to their research projects at home and the drive will provide them with access to assignments from any computer on campus.  No more worries about a computer losing work and data.  You can purchase Flash Drives at many different retail stores.
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School Arrival, Tardy, and Dismissal

School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

The tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m.  Students are late at 8:05 a.m. and will need a tardy pass to enter the classroom after 8:05 a.m.
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9 Week Grading Period

We are moving from a six week grading period to a 9 weeks grading period.
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2013-2014 Report Card Schedule

End of Grading Period:

1st Grading Period:  Friday, October 4th
2nd Grading Period: Friday, December 20th
3rd Grading Period:  Friday, March 7th
4th Grading Period:  Friday, May 23rd

Grade Cards Sent Home

1st Grading Period:   Thursday, October 10th
2nd Grading Period:  Thursday, January 9th
3rd Grading Period:  Thursday, March 20th
4th Grading Period:   Friday, May 23rd

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Community Feedback

We want to hear what you think.  Check out our mission statement at the top of the page.  Do you like it, or do you feel it needs tweaking?  click on the tab (missions, vision, and beliefs) on the left side of our web page to check out what we developed together last year.  As a community, we need to continue to feel confident in our mission, vision, and beliefs.  This is why it is important that we hear from you.  Please email warrenm@loudoncounty.org to let us know your thoughts.
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Box Tops for Education


We’re still collecting box tops for education!

Check the tops and sides of cereal boxes, beverages, paper products, refrigerated items, snacks and baby products for the Box Tops for Education symbol.  By submitting these small squares you can help our school earn money towards acquiring educational supplies. The school receives 10 cents for each box top.    Click on this link for a full list of products that participate in the Box Tops for Education http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx

Please send all box tops to Mrs. McBride (6th Grade).  We will continue to collect now and through the summer.
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