Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hello PWS Families,

We hope you all are having a great week.  I was talking to a fourth grader about his report card today and I asked why he thought this quarter was better than the last.  He explained to me because he was reading more.  These are the moments we love!  When we were out for Kindergarten pick up today one girl looked at me and said, "You look old."  I  also love those honest moments.   

Grade 4 to 5 Parent Information Night

Parent Information Night
For Next Year’s 5th Grade Students
May 27, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
McKelvie School Cafeteria

Parent Information Night is for parents of students who will be transitioning to McKelvie Intermediate School from Peter Woodbury, Riddle Brook, and Memorial schools.  The evening is designed to provide parents with a general overview of McKelvie Intermediate School.  The presentation will include:

  • A Day In the Life of a 5th grader
  • What is a “pod”?
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Meeting the 5th grade team
  • A tour of the facility

Prior to attending this meeting, please take a moment and visit the McKelvie Intermediate School web site at  Here you will find our Student Handbook that contains information that may be helpful for you and your child as you prepare for the transition from elementary to intermediate school.

For parents/guardians of students who will participate in SUCCESS, who have a 504 plan, or have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), we are offering a time to meet with staff prior to the general presentation.  These sessions will provide information about these specific programs.  The sessions will begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish by 6:30 p.m. when the general presentation will begin.

Dates To Remember:
June 3rd @ 6pm  – Health Night “Growing Up For Boys/Girls”
(Letter from Health Teacher to Follow)

June 4th – Band Rental Night
(McKelvie Cafe – 6:00pm – Letter to Follow)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – 5th Grade Parent Night by Pod

(Tentative – Confirmation to be sent via email in August)

Safety Concern
If you drop off or pick up your children from school please remember they should have a seatbelt on.  We have observed students standing up in an unsafe manner.  The law states "Children who are under 7 years old AND 57 inches or shorter must ride in a federally approved car seat or booster.

School Entrances
Starting when we return from vacation on May 4th, you might notice a change at the schools at the start of the day.  The main entrance will remain locked throughout the morning.  If you wish to enter, you will simply need to press the buzzer so a staff member can let you in.  We are making this change at the three elementary schools and at McKelvie. The suggestion came from our recent school security review and was recommended by the District Emergency Planning Team.  Hopefully, everyone will understand that those few extra moments will go a long way towards keeping our students safe.

Spirit Week
Next week is Spirt Week.  Here are the themes for each day.
Monday 4/20-Sports Day
Tuesday 4/21-Beach Day
Wednesday 4/22-PJ Day
Thursday 4/23-Fairy Tale Day
Friday 4/24-School Spirit Day

High School Leadership Class
  • What: Mr. Pepper’s Leadership class will be hosting a MARVELous Disney Day at the high school.
  • When: Saturday May 16th 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Who: Students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
  • More Information Coming Soon!!
Have a Great Weekend,
Cheryl Daley Dan Mitchell
Principal Assistant Principal

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