Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Greenville Drive's 2017 All-Star Reading Program
Information Regarding the Greenville Drive’s All-Star Reading Program went home with all students in grades 2-5.  Please make sure you encourage your student to read the required number of books for his/her grade level (grades 2 and 3 = 5 books; grades 4 and 5 = 3 chapter books) and return the reading log to your child’s teacher no later than March 17th. Each student participating will be honored at the Greenville Drive Game April 24th. They will receive a voucher for free admission to the game (including participation in the parade around the outfield), a t-shirt, and a free book.  We are hoping to have 100% participation at Pelham Road!  Let's READ!

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PRES Students Solved Over a Million Math Problems!

Pelham Road Elementary students have correctly solved over 1.7 million math problems in First in Math this school year! And we aren't done yet! On average, our students have correctly solved over 3,330 math problems each, on top of all their classroom work. That's on pace to beat last year's average of 4,113 and keeping our school in the top 5 in the state! Keep up the All-Star work!


PRES Art Show Monday, March 6, 2017

Please join us for a school-wide Art Show on Monday, March 6, 2017 From 6:30-8:30 in the Grand Hall. Your child has been working diligently on artwork in class and can’t wait to share it with you! While at the show, you will have the opportunity to buy a frame for your child’s artwork. If you are unable to attend the show, leave a check, made out to Artworks, at the school or call us prior to the show and we will leave your purchase with Judy Goodrick at the school. The frames are $30 and 25% of the gross proceeds support the PRES art program.


Operation Get Caught!

Pelham Road students and faculty are looking to get caught in the act - of kindness, that is! The All-Star Compassion and Kindness Force (TASCK Force) has special agents located throughout the school, constantly on the lookout for random acts of kindness. Those who get caught receive kindness bracelets, letting everyone know they are proponents of kindness! Kind acts (as defined by student TASCK Force members) include helping others, including someone new in play or conversations, being polite and considerate of our custodial and cafeteria staff and much more. We are excited to share the excitement that comes from getting caught being kind! 


BOOK BLAST DONATIONS NEEDED!
PELHAM ROAD ANNUAL BOOK BLAST May 16, 17, 18

Our students at Pelham Road look forward to the BOOK BLAST that occurs each May. Students get to select a FREE book or two to take home and enjoy reading during the summer. Please look around your house (and grandparent’s too!) for books that are “greatly loved and gently used” that you would like to donate to our BOOK BLAST. There will be a box outside the media center starting February 15th to collect the donated books. Books can be from Pre-K to 6th grade reading level. Thank you in advance for helping to make this year's BOOK BLAST a great success by donating a few of your old favorites to share with another student!


Good Soles Needed!


Get a FREE Energy Kit & Help Our School Win $$$
Our school has the opportunity to win $2,500, and we need your help! Our school is participating in an energy conservation program from Duke Energy, and through this program, our families and staff can request a FREE Energy Kit to be delivered to their homes. For every 100 kit requests from our school, we’ll automatically win $250, and the school that requests the most kits will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

 


New SC School Closing Website Launched
The South Carolina Department of Education has launched a new website to keep students, parents, and the public up-to-date on South Carolina public school closures and delays. Click here to check out the new website. 


Inclement Weather Procedures
With the onset of winter, inclement weather can cause school closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals. When the weather is severe, always check the radio or television stations for emergency school announcements. Official announcements about Greenville County School System closings will be broadcast on WYFF-TV (channel 4) and Charter Cable Channels 14 or 99. You can also call the school district INFOLine at 355-3100 or go to the Greenville County School website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us. Decisions to close schools will be made on a daily basis by 6:00 AM each morning. 
When schools are on a two-hour delay, no breakfast will be served. Buses will run two hours later than their normal times. School will begin two hours later than the regularly scheduled time. Instead of 8:00, the tardy bell will ring at 10:00. Please note that students will not be supervised until 9:15 when there is a two-hour delay. 
On rare occasions, developing weather may make early dismissal of school necessary. Should the weather become bad during school hours, you should listen to the radio or TV stations for instructions. Please do not call the school. Our telephone lines need to be kept open so that we can receive instructions from the District Office. Parents whose children ride the bus home will need to stay up-to-date on possible closings by calling the INFO Line or checking the school district website. Children who ride home with their parents will be supervised by adults at the school until they are picked up by their parents. Please discuss with your child in advance the procedure you will follow in getting your child home early.


Parent Portal - There's an App for That!
We hope that you have logged into the Parent Portal. It is an excellent tool that gives you access to your child's grades, attendance history, lunch account balance, and more. You can also sign up to recieve emailed updates about your child's progress. Before using the Parent Portal, you must pick up your login and password in person from the front office. And bring your ID! The Parent Portal App is now available from Google Play and iTunes. Our district code is DZDX. More details about the Parent Portal can be found here.

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