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Principal’s Message

School’s In For Summer

Posted: 7/23/2016

Dear Families,

It has been a great start to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited to partner with you all as we  continue to deliver a whole-child approach to learning in our 21st century, digital age. Thank you to those of you who have expressed interest in the Parent University idea as a way to support all students, all needs, all the time. We will be scheduling some informal meetings to have conversations about how best we can collaborate to serve all students and their learning after conferences … stay tuned. Please send me an email to fhansell@petk12.org if you interested in helping with this and have flexibility in your schedule throughout the year.

Our district has been working on Technology User Guidelines that will be provided for all staff and students once traditional school year starts in August. Digital Citizenship and safety with devices is the number one priority and we appreciate you working with us to make sure all students have access to technology as a tool to enhance the learning process. This will be an ongoing focus to ensure we are providing up to date digital resources for students, with maximum emphasis on safe usage with wi-fi on our campuses.

Aeries Parent Portal updates are done annually for the life of your child’s K-12 experience in our district. It is very important that this be done as soon as possible. You have received notification from the district and site by robocall and email alerting you of this priority. You can go to the PCS website for clear instructions on how to proceed. You can come into the office and office personnel are happy to assist you in completing the process. It is vital we have current information for every student in case of an emergency and also signed release from parents. We only have a 75% completion rate after first week of school and I would appreciate you making this a priority. Thank you to those of you who have completed it. You must print out the form at the end to complete the process. if you do not have printer capacity, we can do that for you in the office as well. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you at Back To School Night this week. We have planned four to better accommodate families with multiple siblings. We hope you can attend and support our school community by coming to classrooms and the Lodge for my welcome and introduction to our wonderful PTA, and Foundations from 6:50-7:10 both evenings.

7/27/16: K/1: 5:30-6:50 and 7/27/16: 2/3: 7:10-8:10

7/28/16: 4/5: 6:00-6:50 and 7/28/16: 6/8: 7:10-8:10

Don’t forget to join is for the school wide annual Beach day outing to Dillon Beach on 8/5/16. And for the annual PTA Walkathon on 8/24/16, from 1:00-4:00pm.

K-8 Fall Conferences  will be 8/4/16, 8/8/16, 8/9/16, 8/10/16, and 8/11/16. Grades 1-8 dismissal will be at 12:45 on these 5 days, and at noon for K.

 Extended Day Kindergarten will be starting on 8/19/16. Dismissal for K will be at 1:30 on 8/19/16 and for the remainder of the year.

In partnership always,

Fran Hansell