Around Our School

Fall Décor

Many thanks to Jennie Sample and the Beautification Committee for decorating both entrances for Fall.  We’ve FALLen in love with our new look!

 
Upcoming Parties         

We have two parties each year that we invite our families to attend.  In order to allow you to plan ahead, those dates are:

Fall Halloween Party - Friday, October 27th @1:30

Spring Easter Party - Friday, March 30th @1:30

Our Christmas and Valentine's Day Parties are teacher planned.


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 – Wed. 11/15 – 4th/5th Parents

Christmas – Wed. 12/20 – 2nd/3rd Parents

Easter – Wed. 03/28 – K/1st Parents

 Fall Halloween Party     

Our Fall Costume Party is scheduled for Friday, October 27th at 1:30.  Please plan on joining us! Our costume parade will begin promptly at 1:30 along the playground trail behind our school. Following the parade, students will return to their classrooms for a treat (provided by the school) and juice (provided by the homeroom moms).  If you would like to provide an activity or craft for your child’s class, please check with your child’s teacher.  We welcome your involvement.  As you choose costumes, please adhere to the following:  No costume weapons will be allowed.  Parents, you are welcome and encouraged to dress up as well, but we ask that your face remain uncovered so we can make positive identification (safety). 

Accelerated Reader

Scott Teays participates in the Accelerated Reader program for students in grades 1-5.  Students and teachers work together to set a reading goal for the year that is both realistic and achievable for the child, and then students, read, read, read! Once students finish reading a book, they then take an online test to gain points toward their goal.  Most of our books in the library are AR Books, however, if parents want to check to see if a book has a corresponding test and/or the point value, arbookfind.com is a great resource.  We do really awesome reward incentives at the end of each nine week period for those students who achieve their goal!!  Read, read, read, it’s the number one way in which to ensure academic achievement across all subject areas!

Christmas Assistance

Information was sent home with students regarding Christmas assistance.  Appointments are being accepted at Scott Teays on Wednesday, October 11 from 8:00-2:00.  Please contact Mrs. Rumer to schedule an appointment at 304-757-7279 ext. 3120.

Hurricane Help

As a school wide initiative to help families affected by the Hurricanes, we will be doing Hats on for Hurricane Help on Friday October 6th, and Funny Feet for Families on Thursday, October 26th.  If students wish to participate and wear a hat for the day or crazy socks or shoes, they will need to bring $1.00 to donate on the morning of the event.  Come on Tigers, let’s help out!! 

Morning Traffic Thank You!!!    

Thank you to everyone making an effort to TURN RIGHT after dropping off students each morning.  It's making a HUGE difference!  We also appreciate your courtesy in allowing our buses to enter traffic.  The bus drivers send their thanks to you also! 

Popcorn Fridays – New! Popcorn Pass

Our popcorn Fridays will begin on Friday, October 6th.  Popcorn is $.50 and money should be given to your child’s teacher first thing on Friday morning.  Students may pay each individual Friday, or this year, we are trying something new so parents can avoid having to dig for change at the last minute on Friday mornings.  We are offering a POPCORN PASS for $11.00 that ensures your child receives popcorn each Friday throughout the school year.  Checks can be made payable to STE.  All popcorn proceeds go toward student incentives and student rewards.

Fall Fundraiser Success          

Our Fall Entertainment Coupon Book fundraiser was a great success raising over $9,000 for our school.  We thank you for your support!  More information will be coming home soon for those students who sold 5 books and qualified for the WV Gaming Trailer, which will visit our school on October 11th.  If you haven’t already done so, please return your sample coupon book or $25.00 to your child’s teacher. 

4th Grade Outreach Project with the Davis Child Shelter

A component of the schoolwide leadership initiative for students, is that every grade level be involved in a community service project during the school year.  Our fourth grade has decided to support the Davis Child Shelter in Charleston by doing a donation drive for hygiene products.  They are in need of:  deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, combs, brushes, body wash, soap, lotion, lip balm, and flip flops to wear when showering.  Any size item is acceptable from travel to full size.  All Scott Teays students and families are welcome to donate toward this worthy cause.  


COUNSELOR’S CORNER

October 2017 – Bullying

BULLYING is defined as “any intentional and repeated word, look, sign, or act that hurts a person’s body, feelings, or things.”  Bullying is a serious problem that can have long lasting effects on the victim.  If you suspect bullying, encourage your child to try the following techniques for dealing with the bully:

1. Tell the bully to STOP.

2. IGNORE the bully.

3. WALK AWAY from the bully and the situation.

4. TALK about his/her feelings with someone he/she trusts.

5. REPORT the bullying to an adult.

Please contact the school administrator or counselor with any concerns you have regarding bullying.  Together we can make our schools a safe environment for all students.

           


 


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