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From the Principal…

Traditionally, for many of us, Thanksgiving can provide a time of reflection.  For the month of November, many participate in 30 Days of Thankfulness, giving credit each day to someone or something they are thankful for.  I have many reasons in which to be thankful, and in the spirit acknowledging the blessings in my life, please know that Scott Teays Elementary and each of the nearly 400 students I spend my weekdays with, are amongst my greatest blessings.  I’m also thankful for supportive parents such as yourselves.  Thank you for all you do to support your children’s academic success and our school.  I hope you know how much we appreciate our parents making copies, working the book fair, Santa Shop, popping popcorn, counting box tops, decorating, organizing classroom parties and events, and the list goes on and on.  With just seven school days until Thanksgiving Break, there will likely not be another newsletter before Thanksgiving, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and say thanks for all you do!    

Happiest of Thanksgiving wishes to you, 

~ Mrs. Isaacs

Special Luncheons 

Due to space constraints in the kitchen and cafeteria, we divide the holiday luncheon parent invitations between grade levels. Please take note of the following schedule: 

Thanksgiving Luncheon  
Our Thanksgiving Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, November 14th for parents of 4th and 5th grade students who returned a reservation form.  Fourth grade students and guests will eat at 10:30 and fifth grade students and guests will eat at 11:20.  We look forward to having you join us!   

Christmas       Wed. 12/19-2nd and 3rd grade parents 

Easter              Wed. 4/17-   K and 1st grade parents 

An RSVP luncheon invitation will be forthcoming as we get closer to the scheduled dates.  We look forward to your joining us! 

Veteran’s Day Program
Our fifth grade students will share a Veteran’s Day musical program on Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 at Good Shepherd Church located just behind Scott Teays.  We would love to invite any and all Veteran’s to attend and allow us to recognize and thank you for your service to our country.        

PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser 

Our PTO’s main fundraiser of the year begins today and will run through Tuesday, October 16th.  Many folks look forward to our fall cook dough sale so they can stock up for the holidays.  Yum! 

Accelerated Reader 

We celebrated 240 students this past week with an extra playtime.  These students in grades 1-5 met their first nine weeks reading goals, and we are SO proud of each student’s hard work and accomplishment.  Our second nine weeks reward is Book Bingo, so let the reading continue! We have lots of wonderful books available to win!  Let’s raise the number and include even more students!  Read, read, read!  


National Read To Me Day!!! 

 Thursday, November 15 is National Read To Me Day.  This day is designated each year to bring emphasis to the importance of reading to children.  As parents, you can help your child develop a love of reading simply by modeling reading at home.  Allow your child to see you read on a regular basis.  Reading to your child daily is a must do.  Setting up a regular night time ritual of reading to your child before bed not only fosters the love of reading, but it calms them and helps them to fall asleep faster.  But, don’t limit reading strictly to bedtime, incorporate it all day, every day.  Research tells us the greatest contributor to student achievement comes about by increasing reading opportunities.  It truly opens up entirely new worlds!  

Student Leadership Team 


We are very pleased to announce our student leadership team for the 2018-2019 school year.  Congratulations to the following students: 


Joshua B                       Samantha J                    Zoey M

Emma C                       Cameron M                    Anna M 

Mallory E                     Trace M                          Noah M 

Audrey J                       Holland M                      Lucy S

Save the date….Brunch with Santa
Our annual Brunch with Santa will take place on December 8th from 10:00-12:00 at Fireside Grille.  Our PTO will be sending home reservation forms soon.  Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us!

Yearbook-To help our yearbook be the very best it can be, parents, grandparents, and family members can upload candid photo images for consideration in our yearbook (class parties, field trips, etc.)  You can upload images at and use the site access code UGPMUN.  The more kids in the photo the better!


Kroger Community Rewards-Simply shopping at Kroger is a great way to donate to our school.  Kroger has a program in which they donate to non-profit organizations through their Community Rewards program.  If you aren’t registered, simply download the Kroger app and search for Scott Teays Elementary or enter WP660 to begin donating to our school!


Lost and Found-Parents---Please label your child’s jackets with their first and last name so we can return them when found on the playground, etc.  Our lost and found overflows with lost coats, etc. each month.  We donate unclaimed items to charity.