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Elementary (K-6th)

2nd Grade News

  We are nearing the end of the third quarter already! Students are still working hard to meet their AR goals. They will have until the end of the day on March 19th to complete it. Please encourage them to read at home. If they . . .

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1st Grade News

  Hello First Grade Families,   We wanted to share that our first graders have made so much growth over the year in reading. Thank you for your contributions to their achievements. With the continued at home . . .

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Fourth Grade News

  First of all we would like to remind parents that parent-teacher conferences are Tuesday, March 9 and Thursday, March 11.  The communication between home and school is a vital part of the educational process so please . . .

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Snowmen!!!!

Our 3rd grade students enjoyed an afternoon of showing off their creativity by building snowmen before all the snow melts away.

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Third Grade News

What has been happening in third grade?  Throughout this school year, third graders have studied the past presidents and the election process.  Students were able to watch segments of the inauguration on January 20 with . . .

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6th Grade News Update

  In reading class, we are working on reading short stories to practice our reading strategies. So far we have read fictional stories The Christmas Carol, Thank You Ma’am, and The Golden Cadallic and nonfiction articles . . .

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Kindergarten News

  Kindergarten has had such a busy month that it’s hard to believe that March is around the corner!  During these cold temperatures we have been learning the effects it has on the animals and hibernation.  We . . .

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K-6 Music Update

  Students are learning and having fun in the elementary music class!  They are singing a little, dancing, discovering, bucket drumming, learning about rhythm and the names of the notes on the treble Clef along with an . . .

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5th Grade Math Update

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 . . .

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5th Grade News

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 . . .

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3rd Grade News

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4th Grade News 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 . . .

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Kindergarten News

  Christmas is coming!  The excitement is building in the kindergarten classrooms as we prepare for the holidays.  We have created countdowns to help us see how close Christmas really is!  Kindergarteners are also . . .

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1st Grade News

  The first graders have been using Accelerated Reader this year.  Students are able to take quizzes over books at their level, which is determined by the Star Reading Test.   Each child has been given a goal . . .

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2nd Grade News

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Elementary Art Update

The art room has been welcoming fall with new ways of exploring mediums and teaching the Elements of Art! We began the year with learning the art room expectations and rules to make a safe and exciting place to explore in creativity. We . . .

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Elementary P.E. Update

Currently all students in physical education class are involved in Halloween activities. The K-2 are going to do some fun throwing and catching Halloween games, while the 3-6 graders are going to be doing some scooter, and throwing accuracy . . .

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6th Grade News Update

  6th Grade Reading - In August, we read the story “ Stray” by Cynthia Rylant. In this story, we learned how to plot the story on a plot diagram to understand story vocabulary. Our goal of this story was to know what an . . .

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4th Grade News

  Coming into fourth grade brings a new responsibility for the 50 students who are in the class of 2029. Each student has begun the journey of learning how to use a daily assignment planner. The assignment planner is used as . . .

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5th Grade News

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 . . .

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A Note from Mrs. Shelman- Elem. Guidance Couselor

  Dear Pekin Elementary Family, Classroom guidance throughout the month of October has focused on building positive relationships with peers, bullying, staying safe at home and at school, and identifying who a trusted adult . . .

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5th Grade News

Fifth graders completed their first math unit which focused on finding the volume of rectangular prisms and are now in unit 2 working to learn the traditional algorithm for 2-digit multiplication.  Parents may rest easy because this is . . .

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"Cafe" Sobaski hosts a "Book Tasting"

This week 3-6 TAG students had a book tasting to check out different genres of books.  We turned our classroom into a cafe and checked out a whole menu of books.  It was a yummy time!

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Elementary Music Update

Mrs. Utterback had a musical spin on "Talk Like a Pirate".  I'm pretty sure the kids enjoyed their themed activities, and the photos are our proof. 

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2nd Grade News

The year is off to a great start! This year we have three sections of second grade. The teachers are Mrs. Bradshaw, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Neff. As we continue to get into daily routines, here are a few things we would like to discuss: . . .

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1st Grade News

It's GREAT to be back in SCHOOL!   We're off to a wonderful start to our first grade year with 49 students present!  We, as teachers, feel first grade is an important learning year where many successful school . . .

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2020 Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

Parents, Are you struggling to help your student access and use Google Classroom?   Click the following 2 links to view presentations designed to answer your questions.  Feel free to reach out to your child's . . .

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Pekin Elementary Banking with Pilot Grove Savings Bank

  Pekin Elementary Families, Pekin Elementary has collaborated with Pilot Grove Savings Bank for several years to bring a banking opportunity to our students.  We are happy to continue this collaboration for the . . .

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How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times

  How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times There are many changes and unknowns for parents, students, and teachers as we begin this new school year. As a parent or guardian, you can do things at home . . .

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Kindergarten News

Kindergarten is in full swing and off to a great school year!  We have been easing into being back after such a long break from school, but the kids have been troopers.  There are lots of happy faces and excitement with the . . .

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September School Counselor Update

  September School Counselor Update   The year is off to a great start! It has been refreshing interacting with and getting to know all of the students. Our first classroom guidance lessons focused on the . . .

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Elementary Counselor Welcome Letter

  Welcome Pekin students and families! I am excited for another great school year supporting your students’ academic, social/emotional, and career related needs. My role as your school counselor is to be an advocate for your . . .

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Pekin Students Share Their "School Time" Photos

Pekin students and families are doing a FANTASTIC job with a difficult situation.  Look at all the wonderful learning happening at home.  

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Elementary Music Update

Hello Everyone!  I have missed spending time with our Pekin Elementary students and hope everyone is making the best of this challenging time.  All of us are in this together.           Here are a . . .

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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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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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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