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1st Grade News

We are off to a great start in first grade!  The students have already been working hard and are getting back into the school mode.  We have been busy getting to know each other and have been learning how to show our Pekin . . .

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Pekin Elementary September Newsletter

Download your copy of the   Pekin Elem. Sept. Newsletter   by clicking the link.  It is full of important information, calendars, lunch menus, and so much more.      

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May Newsletter from P.E.

To end the year in physical education we are finishing our fitness testing, practicing for the track meet/field day and enjoying playing games out in the sunshine. The students are so excited to participate in the track meet. It will consist . . .

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5th Grade Fun

Friday, May 4, Pekin 5th graders will travel to the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines for their field trip.    Students will view an IMAX movie entitled National Parks Adventure. This 40 minute documentary showcases the . . .

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Pekin Child Care Center Campaign

Pekin Child Care Center is asking for community support.  Please read our campaign letter, share with everyone you know, and support our efforts if you are able.  Thank you.

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4th Grade News

In Science and English we are wrapping up a major project on natural disasters. The students had to research one of the five disasters. We used multiple websites to do our research then answered a series of questions covering the . . .

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2nd Grade Newsletter

Wow! It’s been an exciting year in second grade! As we prepare for the end of the year, here are some important dates and activities we have planned for the month of May.   Friday, May 11 th - Second graders . . .

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Pekin Elementary April Newsletter

The April edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available.  We have an upcoming K-2 Music Concert with the 5th grade Band also performing.  Don't miss out on the calendar events and special notices.  Click here . . .

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1st Grade News

It’s hard to believe it’s already the fourth quarter.  The first graders have been working hard on reading and math this year.  They have made so much growth on reading accurately, reading fluently, and understanding . . .

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Music & Band Update

During the month of February, the 4th grade here at Pekin had the opportunity to learn how to play recorders. They used a program known as recorder karate. In this program, students are tested on several songs to earn various colored belts. . . .

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Pekin Elementary March Newsletter

The  Pekin Elementary March newsletter is now available.  We have our annual Pekin Child Care Center Tractor Pull, along with our K-5 Elementary Art Show, on March 3rd.  Download your copy of the newsletter for lunch and . . .

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Fourth Grade News

First of all we would like to remind all our parents of the up and coming  parent/teacher conferences. The communication between school and home is a vital part of the education of our students. The conferences will be held on Tuesday, . . .

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Third Grade News Update

It is amazing how fast this school year is flying by!  We are into our third quarter already!  In reading, the students have been focusing on some very important comprehension skills.  We have spent some time working on . . .

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Pekin Elementary February Newsletter

The Pekin Elementary February Newsletter is now available.  Click here  to download your copy today.

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Second Grade Newsletter

100 th Day of School – Valentines Day Party            Wow! Where has the time gone! Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Swanson’s classes plan to celebrate the 100 . . .

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Kindergarten News

After returning from Christmas break kindergartners have been learning about Iowa weather.  Our below zero temperatures have brought on great discussions as to why we cannot have recess.  They are also patiently waiting for us to . . .

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Mr. Rebling's Sixth English Language Arts

  The sixth graders have been hard at work so far this semester. We started off this year by going into nine different parts of speech. They learned these parts from a Grammar Jeopardy game as well as through Kahoot games. By using . . .

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6th Grade Math News!

In Mrs. Hinnah’s math class the 6th grade students have been working on solving problems with order of operations. The students like to remember the order of operations by listening to the song Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. The . . .

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Eubanks Grant Approved

Kindergarten has had a change this year in using technology.  John Deere recently approved a grant to purchase Lexia Reading Core 5.   Using this tool, we are able to pinpoint student individual strengths and weaknesses for . . .

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FOSS Kits & More

  Welcome back! I hope everyone is feeling refreshed and recharged this new year. Exciting things are happening in science in first grade! You may or may not have heard your child telling you about something called a FOSS Kit. FOSS . . .

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Pekin Elementary January Newsletter

The January 2018 edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available for download.   Click here  to download your copy.  Happy New Year!

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News from Elementary P.E.

This month in physical education all classes have been enjoying their time inside the gymnasium without any weather to worry about. K-2 has been working on scooter safety and scooter games, throwing and catching, and also holiday . . .

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Pekin Elementary December Newsletter

Click here  to access your copy of the Pekin Elementary December Newsletter.  It's amazing that this is the final edition for 2017!

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PBIS School-wide Reward Activity

Pekin staff and students enjoying our well earned PBIS School-wide Reward Activity.

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4th Grade Update

The fourth graders have been working hard this quarter.  Thinking more outside the box and writing more detailed works have been the focus in Mrs. Scholtus’s class this quarter.  Context clues, main idea, making inferences, . . .

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Third Grade News

Good things continue to happen in third grade.  Students have been performing well in math, and several students have made their AR goals in reading for the months of September and October.  Science investigations using the FOSS . . .

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1st Grade News

The First Graders had their first Come Read With Me Day on October 20.  Each student got the chance to invite a special guest to spend the afternoon seeing what first grade is all about.   We started the afternoon by having the . . .

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Pekin Elementary November Newsletter

Click here  to download your copy of the Pekin Elementary November Newsletter.  It is packed with news articles, upcoming events, and  menus.  We have some special events and our Winter Music Concert.  Don't miss . . .

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It's Always Windy at Pekin!

2nd grade students, Katie Porter, Sydney Jones, and Cody Silvers recently spent time making a weather vane and studying wind direction.  Mrs. Brisby led this group of students through a non-fiction literature lesson that incorporated . . .

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Music Department

Greetings from the Music Department here at Pekin Community Schools. October is flying by and that means we are quickly approaching our holiday concert season. Our first performance will be the High School Chorus at the Veteran’s Day . . .

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Pekin Bands

5th Grade Band has been working hard in their individual instrument groups. They are learning fingerings and notes, and reviewing rhythms that they learned in music class. Next week Tuesday, October 31, we will start large group band. We will . . .

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National Fire Safety Week

A special "Thank You" to the Richland Volunteer Fire Dept. for supporting Fire Safety Week by presenting to all preschool-5th grade students. We appreciate your community support.

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Elementary P.E. Update

Every year in physical education class my students participate in the Healthiest State Initiative Walk. The Healthiest State Initiative Walk is an annual walk done by communities, schools, organizations, institutions, individuals and schools . . .

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It's National Hot Lunch Week!

October 9th-13th is National Hot Lunch Week.  Pekin Elementary students are blessed to have some of the best cooks around.  We appreciate their attention to nutrition and delicious options for our breakfast and hot lunch program. . . .

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Fifth Grade Update by Mrs. Reneker

Fifth graders have the opportunity to be great leaders and role models to all the other grades.  They lead brainercise activities in classrooms every morning, are assigned ball box duty at various times throughout the year, can apply to . . .

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Pekin Elementary October Newsletter

The October edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available.   Click here  to download your copy today.  It includes important dates, activities calendar, and lunch & breakfast menus.

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You Can Make a Difference in a Child's Life

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE  IN A CHILD’S LIFE               Pekin Elementary School is looking for volunteers again this year to work with K-2 grade . . .

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Pekin Elementary Newsletter- March 2017

The March edition of the Pekin Elementary Newsletter is now available.   Click here  to download your copy today.  It includes news articles about recent and upcoming events, the March calendar, and lunch/breakfast lunch menus. . . .

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Queen of Hearts Tea

Fairfield Public Library invites students to the Queen of Hearts Tea.

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Live Healthy Iowa Walk

Pekin students and staff participated with others  across the state by taking part in the Live Healthy Iowa Walk on Oct. 7th. This has become an annual event at Pekin. It is so fun to see all K-12 students and staff . . .

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Pekin Elementary March Newsletter

Click here to download a copy of the Pekin Elementary March newsletter.  Included in this issue is important information regarding our attendance policy,  upcoming Iowa Assessments, and March calendar events.  You can also . . .

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Fire Trucks Visit Pekin Elementary

Derek Sobaski and Jordan Wright from the Richland Fire Department came to Pekin Elementary to talk to students about fire safety and home safety plans.  Each classroom spent 20-30 minutes discussing fire safety and exploring the fire . . .

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Pekin Students Participate in Iowa's Healthiest State Walk

K-12 students from Pekin participated in Iowa's Healthiest Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 9th.  K-5 Physical Education teacher, Luann Swanson, organized the event for staff and students in conjunction with the state-wide event.  It was a . . .

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Pekin Child Care Center FUNd Day Activities

Pekin Child Care Center FUNd Day is October 6th. The center is hosting a 1K cross-country run/walk, a Hawkeye Pedal Pull and Adult Pedal Pull, with other games available. Registration for the race and Pedal Pull will start at 1:30, with the . . .

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Elementary Physical Education

Elementary Physical Education The students were very excited to try the climbing wall.  They did a great job last week and thoroughly enjoyed their first climb!  They were able to use their strength, agility, balance, thinking . . .

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Go The Distance

Go The Distance Day (GTDD) is a FREE, one-day event encouraging Iowa schools to engage their students in 30 minutes of continuous activity.   The mission of GTDD shows Iowa youth that physical activity is fun and healthy!  The . . .

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New Trees at Pekin

It was a beautiful May 1st day when all of Pekin Elementary took part in planting new evergreen trees near the football field to replace trees cut down in the fall due to disease.  All K-5 classes had an opportunity to help plant trees . . .

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Pekin P.R.I.D.E. - PBIS Comes to Pekin Elementary

What is PBIS? Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program that recognizes the positive contributions of students. The goals are to help each child develop self-discipline and make good choices. The PBIS . . .

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Climbing Wall in Action

Mr. Tyler Miller, Pekin High School Science teacher,  recently shared his personal experiences with all K-5 students with rock climbing.  Mr. Miller has lived in Colorado where he gained experience and skill.  He brought his . . .

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News from Physical Education

In the Pekin Elementary, we start each day with morning exercises.  We are in our 13th year of this program entitled “Brainercise.”  It is a great way to get the day started with active movement to increase the heart rate, get . . .

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Elementary Veteran's Day Assembly

Pekin Elementary students grades K-5 attended a Veteran’s Day assembly that was held on Friday, November 9.   The colors were presented by the Richland American Legion Post 504 members Richard Bond and Frank Neff, who are veterans . . .

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Safety First

Third grade students recently enjoyed a special program about fire safety.  Puppeteers from the University of Iowa Health Center entertained and educated students in regards to fire safety in the home.  They fielded questions and . . .

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2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger