After School Help Sessions from 3:00-4:15 (Permission slips are required to attend sessions.)
10/15/15 - The Scientific Process
10/29/15 - Displays
All Sciene Fair projects are due to school on November 17th. Judging will take place on November 18th and November 19th
Click HERE for our SCIENCE INFO NIGHT POWERPOINT
AIG Referral Window
To refer your child for the Academic or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program, please pick up a referral form from the office. The referral window is from September 8th-October 8th. The referral would be for formal testing to identiy a student as AIG. Students can still remain in nurturing groups without a formal AIG label. In order to be AIG identified K-2 students must be performing two grade levels above their peers and score at least in the 98th percentile. 4th graders must score at least in the 90th percentile to be identified AIG. All 3rd grade students will be tested in December, so they do not need to be tested at this time. More specifics for AIG qualification can be found at this link under Documents: http://chathamaig.weebly.com/
Anyone wishing to tutor, be a classroom helper, chaperone field trips, etc must fill out an online application through the AppGarden site. You can access the site here. If you are new to the site you will need to click on the green link at the bottom to register. If you have an account with AppGarden you do not need to create a new account, just log in and update your profile.
Please note the criminal background checks may take several weeks to process. Volunteers must resubmit their information every school year.
Bullying: Repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally. We base this decision on how the victim is feeling.
This has been a great opening to the 2015-2016 school year. I am extremely excited about the work our students are doing each day in their classes. Writing personal narratives, selecting just right books, showing numbers in expanded form using manipulatives and discussing the properties of matter are just a few examples of the engaging work I have observed this month.
We are committed to growing and developing the whole child at Pittsboro Elementary. As a staff, we work to grow thinkers, problem solvers, and students who are able to navigate social situations with their peers and adults in a proactive manner.
For the past two years our school has received recognition from the state as a model school for Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS). Each year we dedicate several weeks at the beginning of school to teach school-wide expectations to our students. Spending time teaching and reviewing our school rules will ensure safety and positive outcomes for all of our students throughout the year. At Pittsboro Elementary, we use the acronym P.A.W.S. to remind our students of these expectations.
P is for Positive Attitude,
A is for Always be Respectful,
W is for Work Hard,
S is for Stay Safe.
I am confident this will be a great school year. I welcome your feedback and suggestions as we partner to make this the best year yet!