Pee wee basketball/cheerleading sign-ups will be at Peebles High School in the Round Room tonight (Thursday, October 14) and tomorrow (Friday, October 15) from 8-8:30 p.m., both evenings. Cheerleaders' cost is $10, and players' cost is $30. This is for grades 2-6. These will be the final sign-up dates.
Dear Parent/Guardian, This year, Red Ribbon Week will take place at Peebles Elementary from October 25-29, 2021. Please remember to follow the dress code. The following is a list of dress-up days: Monday, October 25- “Let’s Stick Together to be Drug Free” (Wear school spirit attire) Tuesday, October 26- “My Future is Bright Without Drugs” (Wear bright/neon colors and sunglasses) Wednesday, October 27- “Team Up Against Drugs” (Wear your favorite sports team shirt/jersey) Thursday, October 28- “Be a Hero, Be Drug Free” (Wear camouflage attire) Friday, October 29-”Say Boo to Drugs” (Wear your Halloween costume. No full face masks, face paint or other props are permitted. School rules for attire also apply.) Thank you for your cooperation and support!
REMINDER: Picture day is tomorrow, October 14th!!! If you would like to order online, you have to access the website before tomorrow. Or, you may return the order form with your child tomorrow. The link is: mylifetouch.com Our School ID is: EVTCM7GJ8 ALL students will be photographed for the yearbook tomorrow. Purchasing of pictures is not required (to be included in the yearbook) unless you would like to have the photos. To purchase, please return the order form with payment or use the link above (must be accessed today).
Reminders: Kona Ice will visit PES tomorrow, October 8th. Prices range from $2-5 (see attachment below) NO SCHOOL-Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day Fall Pictures will be taken next Thursday, October 14th.
During the month of October, Peebles Elementary School will be doing different activities to promote kindness. To kick-off Kindness Month and to show support for World Day of Bullying Prevention, we are encouraging students/staff to wear BLUE on Monday, October 4.
We excited to be offering the Scholastic Book Fair to students again this year!!!!! Our book fair will be held for students to visit on scheduled days (to be shared by teachers) between October 18-22. The book fair will be open to the public during P/T Conferences on Thursday, October 21, from 4-7 p.m. Please check out ways to use our eWallet (provide money for your child to use by paying in advance) or buy online! Use this link to visit our Book Fair's Homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/peebleselementaryschool1
Congratulations to Peebles Elementary School's September and October Staff Members of the Month!!! September: Justin Smith, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher October: Laurie Grissom, 4th Grade Math Teacher Some of the comments shared in the nominations include: "Mr. Smith should be staff member of the month because he pushes us to be our best, he is funny, he is kind, and he is patient with us if we do not understand something." Mr. Smith: "makes my day better" Mr. Smith: "In the short time I've known him, he has shown that he truly cares for his students....He made my son feel safe, included, and listened to my son when he needed to talk." Mrs. Grissom: "she makes learning fun" Mrs. Grissom: "She is really nice and doesn't yell a lot. She helps our class with things we don't know, and she is just really fun in general." Mrs. Grissom: "She helps me with everything I need help with and she is super kind." Thank you to all students, staff, and parents/guardians who nominated staff members!!! We will share out the November nominations form at the end of October! Starting with November, we will recognize two (2) staff members per month!
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 30th at 10:30am at the District Exceptional Education Building 1221 Lloyd Road, West Union. The purpose of the hearing is to gather public input on Federal ARP IDEA funding for the district.
October 23rd from 10a.m.-12 p.m.: The Adams County Coffee, Tea, Autism and More group will be hosting a Trick-or-Trunk at West Union Elementary in the parking lot. We are inviting ALL families and staff to participate by decorating a vehicle, passing out candy or bring your kids to join in the fun! The flier for the event is included in this post. The goal is to create an event that would be safe and during hours that more children have energy for engagement. The hosting organization's email is: email@example.com if you have additional questions. They also have a Facebook Page: Adams County Coffee, Tea, Autism and More. If you are interested in joining/passing out candy, please let them know so they can have a car count. There is a contest for the best decorated vehicle and the winner will receive a prize.
Each month, Peebles Elementary will recognize 2 staff members as Staff Member of the Month. We are asking parents, students and other staff to nominate a staff member of their choice. You may only nominate one person per month!!! It can be a teacher, aide, cook, custodian, bus driver, administrator, secretary, counselor, etc. Anyone who works at Peebles Elementary full-time is eligible for nomination. If you want to nominate someone this month, please take a moment to complete the form below and submit! Thank you!!! This link to the nomination form will be active until 12:00 p.m. on September 30, 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9BzD8C3ik4v41ON5jn3WYPEXoiH3JjtpH8IFhMfvh6CGZ3Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
We are excited to offer this year a parent incentive program for parents/family members who want to volunteer/engage in various activities that we offer at PES. Our goal is to foster partnerships! If parent/an approved family member, attends/participates in at least 10 engagement opportunities, the family will receive rewards and be placed in our BIG EVENT drawings. Each family will receive 1 Parent Punch Card for each student. For each activity attended (1 punch per event), a staff member will punch your card. Once you have 10 punches, you will receive a schoolwide award. We will also host 2 BIG EVENT drawings. Families who have reached at least 5 punches by January 13th, will be placed in January's drawing. Families who have reached at least 10 punches by May 20, will be placed in the final drawing. BIG EVENT drawings provide the family who wins with a reward package that may include dinner, bowling, movie or other event certificates, games, snacks, etc. Opportunities for Punches: Math Family Night (Nov. 9 from 5-6 p.m.) Art, Music, Tech. Event (TBA) Family Reading Night (TBA) Together We Read Activity P/T Conferences Teacher Requested Mtgs Classroom party (only permitted to attend 1 per school year) PTO Meeting/Volunteering Classroom Volunteer Contact your child's teacher or school administration for more info on how to get started!
Due to power outage Peebles Elem will be dismissing early today. We will be following the early dismissal plans in Final Forms. If your child is a pickup, please proceed to the school, please stay in line, do not come into the office. We will dismiss pickups between 10:15-10:45 using pickup numbers. Bus riders/walkers will be released at 11am
The Adams County Ohio Valley School District will hold their Regular Board of Education Meeting this evening Monday September 20, 2021, at the OVCTC beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be also be streamed on the District’s YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/l8GyCm9eb_s
BUS CHANGE for TUESDAY, September 21st MORNING: Bus 69 will double route to pick up her students and Bus 57 students (the pick-up times may vary from the normal time a bit). There will be a sub driver for Bus 57 starting with the TUESDAY AFTERNOON route (for remainder of week), so hopefully no other double routing will need to occur!! Thanks for your patience and understanding regarding the recent bus changes!
REMINDERS: **Our TARDY bell rings at 8:40 a.m. Students MUST be in their homerooms by this time to be on time. **Due to COVID guidelines, students may NOT ride different buses home. No notes for bus change will be accepted. **NO parents should be in the pick-up line prior to 2:30 p.m.
BUS CHANGE: AFTERNOON for Monday - September 20 Put all students from Bus 57 on Bus 69 to go home; these routes may be littler later than usual. Town Route - Nixon Apartments & Gay McFarland Stop (that is usually Bus 69) need to be put on Bus 28. All other town stops will remain as normal.
AFTERNOON/PM BUS CHANGE TOMORROW-Friday, September 17 *All of Bus 57 students will ride Bus 69 -drop-off times may be a little delayed *Also, Town Route - Nixon Apartments & Gay McFarland's stop (that's usually Carla-Bus 69) will ride Bus 28 (Teauna Swayne).
Due to changes in the system (character limits), I will be sending two messages about bus changes. TOMORROW-Fri., Sept. 17 AM: Bus 69 will be doing double (her route AND Bus 57) for the AM and could be 15-30 minutes later for pick up. Be ready at normal time but prepared if it is later.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our first PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September 28 at 3:45 p.m. in our library. If you are interested in helping with PTO events this year, please attend. We would love to have more volunteers! Fall pictures are scheduled for October 14th. More info will come home in October!
Notification for parents of quarantined or COVID-positive students: If your child is picked up from the school for quarantine/positive test results, he/she will be sent home with classroom materials (chromebook-if deemed necessary by teachers, and textbooks). The teachers may NOT have work available for pick-up until the following Tuesday or Friday. Any make-up work/packets may be picked up ONLY on Tuesdays or Fridays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Teachers and front office staff will need time to gather the materials for students; therefore, we are scheduling these dates each week as make-up work pick-up dates/times. You are welcome to call the front office before coming to ensure that there are materials to pick up, as some classes may provide all work online and there may not be a need to come in to pick up supplies. Again, make-up work for these students may only be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays of each week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We appreciate your cooperation in making these situations much more manageable for all involved.