Registration is now open to schedule your Parent/Teacher Conferences to be held on Mar. 9th & 11th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please access the step-by-step directions, and be sure to register for each child. At the elementary, we ask that you register with the homeroom teacher only, but you may also register to meet with special teachers if you like.
As a reminder, we will dismiss at 1:30 on Mar. 9th & Mar. 11th. There is no school Mar. 12th due to Professional Development.
Junior High School Announcements -
High School Announcements -
Friday, February 26, 2021
Today is a B Day.
Pekin Schools will operate on hard surface routes only for the rest of the week. Contact your bus driver for pick-up site information if you live on gravel roads.
Pekin Diversity Club will meet today in Ms. Goudy's classroom during dens. Anyone is welcome, including middle school students. They may bring their lunch to eat during the meeting. Any questions contact Adalia Keith or Ms. Goudy at email@example.com
Seniors: The deadline for the Pekin Community Scholarship Fund is coming up! Your applications are due to Christy by Wednesday, March 3, 2021 no later than 3:30. Please plan ahead and don't miss out on this opportunity!
Parents, don’t forget to sign up online for Parent/Teacher conferences. Conferences will be held on March 9th and 11th from 3 p.m. -7 p.m.. Log in to PowerSchool and find the link on the left hand side. Remember you need to sign up for each student and any of their teachers you want to see. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Please complete the senior spotlight email that Mrs. Wittrock sent out a few weeks ago. Her Applied Communications class will start writing these next week. If you are not familiar with what this is about- the Plainsman Clarion prints these senior spotlights in the paper each week to highlight each student in the senior class. The following students still need to turn in their spotlights: Cole Earnest, Mason Juhl, Brady Latcham, Lathyn Weaver, Damian Winn, Hannah Lucas, Hailey Phillips, Jacqlyn Talley, Haley Vanderburg and Emi Zook.
High school Yearbooks are $49 and Junior High Yearbooks are $20. The deadline for orders is TODAY. You may order through this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/
Spring driver’s ed is here! This online drivers ed class runs from March 27th through April 12th. All driving will meet at Pekin High School, and be completed in two weeks or by April 12th. Make sure and register at Openroaddriving.com, visit the office, or call 319-930-2886 for more details. Open Road looks forward to seeing you for drivers ed on March 27th.
If your student is exposed to Covid-19 or showing symptoms in the future (whether you plan to get them tested or not) please contact Dana Miller, Pekin School Nurse, so you can work through the details to confirm a return to school date. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is still required to wear a mask in the classrooms and the offices. The only exceptions are Lunch & PE.
The JH Winter Concert has been postponed until March 2nd.
The Junior & Senior Classes will be holding a pop can drive on Saturday to raise money for Prom/After Prom from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Drop off spots will be the Packwood sign, the Richland Square Shelter house and the Carl Craft Center Parking Lot in Hedrick.
High School Track practice starts on Monday.
Menu for Today: Breakfast Sandwich, Tri Tater, Baby Carrots, Cinnamon Apples, Tropical Fruit, Chees Stick & Milk
Menu for Monday: Hamburger on SMB, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Raisels & Milk
We have had an excellent start to the school year, and are very proud of how hard our 5th graders have been working. For this newsletter we would like to focus on how we utilize our Accelerated Reader program in 5th grade.
Each quarter every 5th grader is given three individual goals to work towards in AR. Each student has a book level goal, a points goal, and a percentage goal. Special prizes are given out at the end of the quarter for reaching their goals. In order to qualify for prizes, students must have read and passed a minimum of four quizzes at their individual book level goal. Research shows that if a student reads for 20-30 minutes a day at their individual book level, they can gain a full year without any interventions. Imagine what they can do when we are doing even more!!!
The 2nd quarter will be ending Thursday, January 14- Those students that read at least 4 books at their book level and passed them will not only receive the above awards but will also be rewarded with a movie fun day. If they met all three goals they get a drink and a snack to enjoy with their movie.
On January 18th, they will have new goals for the third quarter. Again these will be taped inside their planners.
Please make sure that each night your student has set aside 15-20 minutes to read from their AR book, you can have them read to you or even share the reading. We read at least 10-15 minutes daily to start each reading class. Each student has their goals taped inside their planner. This is an expectation for ALL 5th graders.
First semester is at an end, and students are ready to take the Unit 4 Math assessment and start their second math journal. Second quarter focused mostly on introducing fractions. Students now realize that fractions are actually division problems, the numerator divided by the denominator. They have learned how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vise versa. They also worked on finding common denominators to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. This is a difficult concept for them. They are now able to find a fraction of a whole number and multiply two fractions. Simplifying fractions is still a struggle for most students, but practice makes progress, so we keep working at it.
Students have also been writing decimal numbers in expanded form and adding and subtracting decimals. They have learned that 0.6 is the same as 6/10, 0.06 = 6/100 and 0.006 = 6/1000.
We have also spent time working with ordered pairs and coordinate grids.
Next semester we will continue fraction work using more mixed numbers.
It is quite exciting to think about how much students have learned so far this school year.
The USDA has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and community organizations to extend the operation of the Summer Food Service Program through the end of the current school year.
Pekin Community School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program during this time, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals. Meals will be provided to ALL Enrolled Children without charge. FREE meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
Pekin Elementary School
1062 Birch Ave., Packwood, IA 52580
Monday – Friday, Beginning September 14, 2020 to May 20, 2021
Breakfast serve time is 7:45 a.m.– 8:15 a.m.
Lunch serve time is 10:50 a.m. – 1:08 p.m.
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