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From The Principal,

Hello and Happy Fall!  It’s been a great start to the year!  We’ve arrived at the half way point of the first nine weeks.  I encourage you to look closely at your child’s mid-term grades (grades 1-5) and make contact with your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.  If your child is struggling with a particular skill or perhaps an academic area, your child’s teacher is the expert who can provide advice and suggest practice activities to support your child at home.  Thanks for all you do to support your student. The collaborative efforts between home and school are essential to your child’s success.  28 down and 152 days of learning to go this year.  We’ve got this!  

 ~Mrs. Isaacs

Fall Coupon Book Fundraiser  

Our fall fundraiser begins today.  We will be selling Save Around Coupon Books.  They are $25.00 and filled with a great selection of local and national coupons.  We use the funds generated from our fall fundraiser to help fund some ‘extras’ for our students to enjoy such as classroom projects, activities, technology, equipment, supplies, etc.   

 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!  Our fundraiser will conclude on October 13th.   Please return all orders by this day and any unsold sample books.

 When students sell 2 books they can choose a squishy... simply return the verification sheet with a parent signature.  

In order to limit classroom disruption, please develop a plan each evening to ensure your child comes to school with his/her backpack, including; lunchbox, charged iPad, water bottles, gym shoes…basically anything they need for the day.

Husson’s Pizza Nights 

Husson’s Pizza is a long-standing business partner of STE.  The 3rd Thursday 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 be able to upgrade and provide new technology opportunities for our students.  We recently updated all classrooms with new Smart Panel Interactive Boards, document cameras, and wireless keyboard/mouse combos.  Mark your calendar for Husson’s on October 21st!!! 

 Halloween Costume Party 

We invite our students to wear a costume to school on Friday, October 29th.  The school will provide a snack, but we ask that homeroom moms arrange for juice drinks for the class. At this time, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this is a student only party.  No costume weapons will be permitted.

 Classroom Food Policy 

Please be aware that we do not allow any outside food brought into our classrooms to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays.  “Due to special dietary needs and food safety concerns, foods and beverages brought or delivered from outside sources may be consumed by the individual students for which they were brought or delivered, and not by the general student population” (WV Board of Education Policy 4321.1).   

Any school-wide celebrations that include food items will be regulated through the school to comply with the state guidelines. 

 Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? 

Did you know that the average elementary student needs 10-12 hours of sleep per night? 

It is recommended that five and six year old children get 10-12 hours per night and children ages seven through twelve sleep 10-11 hours.  You can actually help your child have an optimal school day by assuring that they get plenty of rest the night before. 

THANK YOU!  

Many thanks to Gateway Church for helping to spruce up our grounds before school started.  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! 

 Putnam County Homecoming Food Collection Winners 

Scott Teays is committed to helping our community.  We won the food collection (elementary category) at the Putnam County Homecoming.  These items go directly to folks in need in Putnam County.  Way to go Tigers!    

 New Outside Learning Area 

Have you noticed the new blue tables outside the 4th/5th grade hallway?  Putnam County Schools Maintenance Department took care of laying the concrete this summer and the school added the tables.  This gives us a total of two areas for our students to learn outdoors!  We hope to add a covering as phase two of the project.   

 Tardies/Absences 

It is very important that your child arrive at school on time.  Doing so, helps ensure that he or she has plenty of time to unpack and prepare for the day ahead.  Coming in late not only disrupts your child’s instruction, but it interrupts the education of other students in the classroom.  It is also important to note that according to county policy, picking your child up prior to the end of the school day is also recorded as a tardy.  If you must pick your child up early for a doctor’s appointment, please be sure to send an excuse from the doctor the next day so the tardy will be marked excused.  Also, don’t forget that a note, either parent or doctor, is required the day your child returns to school after being absent.  

Faithful attendance is essential to the learning process!