Around Our School

A Note From The Principal

The start to the 2019-2020 school year has been a great one, and it will be exciting to see what the remainder of the year brings for our Scott Teays Tigers!  During the first seven days, we heavily emphasize practicing classroom and school wide systems, routines, and procedures, as well as team building and goal setting.  Since STE is a Leader In Me school, a large portion of our focus within the first 7 days is also spent teaching and reviewing the Habits within the Leader In Me program.  The habits embedded within LIM are important in helping students reach their maximum potential: Being Proactive (You’re in Charge), Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan), Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play), Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win), Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk), Synergize (Together is Better), Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best), Find Your Voice (Inspire Others). 

We expect our students to strive for excellence in all they do, and we trust you will join us in encouraging your child to be the best he or she can be this school year!  Arriving on time and prepared, giving maximum effort, and being committed to working hard in the classroom goes a long way! We believe Success Takes Everyone, and we encourage you to be as active in the school as your schedule allows.  

 Please stay abreast of happenings in the classroom through school and classroom newsletters, LiveGrades, email, and Remind notifications (if your child’s teacher uses this app).  It takes all of us working together to achieve ultimate success, and we’re off to a great start!

 Looking forward to a Tigeriffic year,

Mrs. Isaacs

Entertainment Coupon Book Fundraiser

Beginning tomorrow, our annual Entertainment Coupon Book Fundraiser will be in full swing.  We only do only one fundraiser each year… and this is it!  (Our PTO does sponsor separate fundraiser events to benefit our students.)  We use the funds generated from this fundraiser to help fund some ‘extras’ for our students to enjoy such as classroom projects, equipment, supplies, school-wide learning assemblies, etc.  This year’s program offers a FREE coupon book to those that sell 5 books up to a maximum of 2 free books. Each student who sells 5 books will receive a visit to the WV Mobile Gaming Trailer.  Our students absolutely love earning time in the gaming trailer! 

 We greatly appreciate your participation, but if you are unable to participate, we understand.  Simply return the sample coupon book back to the school.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Student Drop Off 

Parents, if you choose to transport your child in the mornings, be sure to ONLY use our parent/student drop off zone behind our building or park along Scott Lane and use the sidewalk leading to the back door.  Please follow the direction of our staff members on duty.  We may ask you to pull up past the usual yellow line so that we can avoid backing up traffic on Teays Valley Road.  Parents should never exit the vehicle. Staff members are on duty to make sure your child makes it safely to the door and other supervising adults are positioned in the hallways for student safety.  Please note:  If your child arrives after 7:30, he or she will be marked tardy.  Tardy students must be signed in by a parent or guardian at the front office. 

 We do ask that you obey the traffic sign and TURN RIGHT when exiting STE property at the Dairy Queen.  Turning right keeps our traffic moving.  On the days when traffic backs up, the biggest contributing factor is vehicles waiting to turn left, and as a result, our circle becomes gridlocked.  Being late due to traffic is not an excused tardy. 

 What can help?  

•           Utilize the county provided bus system

•           Carpool 

•           Leave early because our traffic is unpredictable

•           Be sure your child is ready and exits the vehicle quickly

PTO Meeting

Please join our PTO!  We LOVE parent involvement!  Our first meeting will take place on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 in the library. Hope to see you there!!  

Grade Reporting Program for Grades 1-5

Putnam County Schools uses LIveGrades online grade reporting system for students in grades 1-5. Sign-ons and passwords will be sent home soon to those parents who have not activated their child’s account.

 Summer Projects 

Great things happened at STE over the summer!  We received central air in our gym/cafeteria, the interior walls of our school were painted, and our kitchen received some upgrades.  Many thanks to Putnam County Schools for completing our summer wish list!

 THANK YOU! 

Many thanks to Gateway Church for helping to spruce up our grounds before school started.  They mulched, trimmed, and weeded the front of the school and spread a tractor trailer load of mulch for us on the playground.  We appreciate their commitment to Scott Teays and our community.  We wouldn’t be looking so GOOD if it weren’t for their generosity and care!  Thank you, Gateway Church!

We would also like to thank Teays Valley Church of God for collecting supplies for our teachers to use in their classrooms. Teays Valley Church of God has been very supportive of STE through the years and we appreciate their support! 

Husson’s Pizza Night

Husson’s Pizza is a long-standing business partner of STE.  The 2nd Tuesday of each month is ‘Husson’s Pizza Day/Night.’  Simply place an order and mention STE, and Husson’s will donate 25% of your order total to our school technology fund.  It’s truly a WIN/WIN…gives mom and dad a break from cooking and helps us to upgrade and provide new technology opportunities for our students.  Our first Pizza Night will be Tuesday, September 10th!

 Welcome New Staff Members

We are very happy to introduce our awesome new staff members:

Misty McNeeley- Special Education Teacher

Heather Moore, Custodian

Charlene Strickland, Cook

 Classroom Food Policy

Please be aware that in order to protect those with food allergies and be compliant with state nutritional guidelines, we do not allow any outside food brought into our classrooms to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  You are welcome to send a non-food treat!