Second Graders have been very busy this past quarter. We are working on being responsible, organized and better listeners in the classroom. We recognized Veteran’s Day by having an assembly and doing different activities in the classroom. Students have been busy in Math, working on Math facts, counting money, addition and subtraction, counting up and counting down, tens frames and turn-around facts. These are all areas you can work with your child. Your child does have daily homework, so please check with them each night. Our class had our first goal party for students who met their goal in Accelerated Reading for the first quarter. Students are continuing to read and take quizzes to reach their second quarter goals. Please encourage reading each night at home. As the weather changes, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately. When weather permits, the students go outside three times a day for recess. We will be having a gift exchange on Wednesday, December 22nd. More information about the Christmas Party will be sent home at a later date. We hope you had a good Thanksgiving and enjoyed some extra time with your families. Mrs. Bradshaw Mrs. Brown Mrs. Neff
about 15 hours ago, Kim Ledger
1st Grade Newsletter We would like to thank everyone who attended Parent Teacher Conferences. We enjoyed being able to share the progress that is being made by each student. We appreciate the time you have spent working with your student on Home Links, Rainbow Words, and spelling words. We can see the benefits here at school. We also encourage you to have your student read the take home books that they bring home. Please read these books with your first grader and have them practice reading smoothly. We have been working on students being better listeners, more responsible, and doing their work independently. These are life skills that are necessary for success. We look forward to our next Come Read With Me Day on Friday, December 17 at 2pm. We will send home an RSVP closer to that date. Thanks for supporting your first grader! We are seeing great progress already! Mrs. Brisby Mrs. Heisdorffer Mrs. VanDerHorst
2 days ago, Kim Ledger
Pekin Families, We wanted to make available a few documents to guide you in helping your child deal with a death. These documents were made available from the mental health counselors serving our building and helping our staff and students deal with the loss of Dixie Chapman. Please know that your child will continue to have access to counselors should they need extra support. Please reach out to your child's teacher or the office to request support. Mrs. Ledger
2 days ago, Kim Ledger
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Pekin Schools is announcing a special school closing for Tues., Nov. 23rd so staff may attend the funeral of colleague, Dixie Chapman. The Pekin Child Care Center will also be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience to families, but know you also understand the circumstances that make this necessary. The family visitation will be held at Grace Family Church on Mon., Nov. 22nd from 1:00-4:00 PM. The funeral will also be held at Grace Family on Tues., Nov. 23rd @ 10:30. I would also like to remind families there is no school on Mon., Nov. 29th due to professional development. Even during these difficult times, we wish your family a restful and peaceful Thanksgiving break. Thank you for your support of Pekin Schools.
12 days ago, Kim Ledger
Dear Parents, staff, students and members of the community, We regret to inform you of the unfortunate passing of elementary associate, Dixie Chapman, late yesterday. All students and staff supported each other, along with the help of mental health providers and school counselors today. We want parents to know that the additional support will be available in the upcoming days. Please contact your child's principal, school counselor, or teacher if you feel the need. Once final arrangements are made those details will be shared with the community, along with any possible changes to the school schedule. With a heavy heart, Mr. Hatfield and the Administrative Team
13 days ago, Kevin Hatfield
Basketball flier
14 days ago, Kim Ledger
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Midwest Wrestling flier
14 days ago, Kim Ledger
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EMAP wrestling flier
14 days ago, Kim Ledger
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We are preparing for Santa's Workshop on Dec. 3rd. Please see the attached fliers for more information.
14 days ago, Kim Ledger
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Pekin Elementary attended the Veterans Day Assembly, and truly enjoyed the HS Chorus, guest speaker Zac Wise, and honoring the many veterans in attendance. Some of the elementary students participated by creating art work of "thanks" to display.
16 days ago, Kim Ledger
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Wishing all veterans a wonderful Veteran's Day. We thank you and are grateful for your service. The students of our TAG program have made some Google Slideshows in honor of this day. Please feel free to click the links below and view their projects. Hailey Pedrick, Maggy Dickey, and Kenneth Moore https://bit.ly/3krR5HE Killian Ribble https://bit.ly/30krCco Carson Comstock, Henry Eubanks, Hayden Miller, Nolan Glick https://bit.ly/3C89tew Emma Bayliss, Brinley Phillips, Mikayla Schuttlefield https://bit.ly/3n6aRKF Ava Owens, Bree Earnest, Rylie Nelson https://bit.ly/3qJ3awj Johnathan Delaney, Kalley Brown, Killian Ribble https://bit.ly/3c85GmU
20 days ago, Bryan Babcock
vet * er * an:  1) former member of the armed forces. 2) someone with the strength of heart to face the unknown. 3) brave soul. 4) hero
The 7-12 Pekin Panthers!!! What a wonderful group of students and such a caring staff! We are proud of each and everyone of you! Pekin Administration
20 days ago, Kevin Hatfield
7-12 Students and Staff
Pekin Community, This morning students reported unfounded threats from social media made against Pekin students. The administrative team began responding immediately. The Jefferson County Sheriff Department responded and has been in and out of the building throughout the day. Deputies will continue to assist in monitoring our building throughout the day. Again, no credible threats were found. Our buildings are secure and safe. We plan to continue our day as planned and will provide updates as necessary. NOTE: Practices and conferences will go on as scheduled. Thank you, Mr. Hatfield Pekin Admin Team
22 days ago, Kevin Hatfield
Pekin Schools will dismiss at 1:30 on Tues., Nov. 9th and Thurs., Nov. 11th for parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are from 3-7 PM those evenings. Please note there is no school on Fri., Nov. 12th. We also encourage all staff and students to wear orange & black on Wed., Nov. 10th as a show of support for Fairfield Schools as they mourn the loss of their HS Spanish teacher. As a neighboring school district, we extend our support.
23 days ago, Kim Ledger
Online registration for parent/teacher conferences was open from Oct. 20th-29th. We have heard from some parents that we need to extend registration. So, we have re-opened it until Nov. 4th @ 5:00. Please register through your PowerSchool account. Conferences are Nov. 9th & 11th from 3:00-7:00 PM. School will dismiss those days at 1:30.
28 days ago, Kim Ledger
It was wonderful to be part of the National Honor Society induction ceremony at Pekin High School! Special thanks to our students, Ms. Lane and all the families that attended. NHS 4 Pillars: Everyday Scholarship, Everyday Service, Everyday Leadership and Everyday Character.
28 days ago, Kevin Hatfield
Pekin NHS
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We have had a fun time in elementary music class so far this year. Students are back to singing, learning new concepts and playing new music games along with their favorites. Talk Like a Pirate Day is always a hit and students enjoyed hearing their new pirate names. 6th grade has been studying the History of Rock-n-Roll and discovered they have heard many of the featured groups through parents, grandparents, movies and tv commercials! 5th grade has started playing their newly acquired instruments and off to a good start. 1st-4th grade have been working on finding a steady beat and Kindergarten has been learning the difference between soft and loud sounds in music. Hopefully students are sharing what they have been learning with you. If not, please ask them to share :0) Here are the Concert Dates for 2021-2022. Mark Your Calendars! Dec. 7th - K-2nd and 5th/6th Grade Bands Concert @ 6:00 pm March 24th - 3rd & 4th Grade Music Concert @ 6:00 pm March 31st - 6-8 Grade Solo/Ensemble Contest (All 6th grade band members will be involved) April 28th - 5th & 6th Grade Music & Bands Concert @ 6:00 pm Mrs. Utterback
30 days ago, Kim Ledger
November 14th Wrestling Camp for 3rd - 12th Graders in the HS Gym. Contact Al Chapman for more information - al.chapman@pekincsd.org
30 days ago, Aaron Deutsch
Wrestling Camp
The Pekin CSD is holding a School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, in the school's media center. Director seats for Districts 3, District 5 and an At-Large are being contested. Melissa Robison, Clarion-Plainsmen Newspaper will be our moderator. We are working to provide this event on Facebook Live.
about 1 month ago, Kevin Hatfield
Dear: Pekin Community School District Families, Pekin CSD is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This means that our school provides free meals to all students! This program provides additional support and flexibility for our district to continue serving meals to children while maintaining safety measures and managing the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are nationwide supply chain and product availability shortages. Disruptions are due to a lack of availability of raw ingredients and labor to produce, unload, and transfer food products. Some food and/or beverage products normally provided to students may not be available or arrive as scheduled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, last-minute menu changes and product substitutions may occur. Be assured meals will remain balanced, healthy and plentiful. We ask for patience and understanding as we do our best to meet the needs of your children. Our breakfast and lunch menus can be found at www.pekincsd.org (click on the Menu tab and scroll down to Quick Links) Please contact me with any questions at 319-695-3707 ext.140 or email me at natalie.kopsieker@pekincsd.org Sincerely, Natalie Kopsieker Food Service Manager This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
about 1 month ago, Kim Ledger