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Mission Invest, Inspire, Innovate with Integrity
4570 Grady Grier Drive Powder Springs, GA 30127 770-222-3746 770-222-3748 (f)
MLK Day Monday, January 21 Student Holiday No School
Science Fair Friday, January 25 Media Center See below for more info
PTA Meeting Thursday, January 31 5:30-6:00 PM W.I.G.S. II Wonderfully Intentional Goal Setting Thursday, January 31 6:00-7:30 PM
Georgia Parent Survey We need your participation in this survey. Read more below.
Recent happenings at PSE...
Dear Parents and Students, It is time for the PSE Science Fair, which will be held on Friday, January, 25, 2018, in the Powder Springs Media Center. Students in grades 2 through 5 are encouraged to participate. A science fair project challenges a student to solve a question or problem using the scientific method. It is a great way to excite children about science, teach them to think like scientists, develop their organizational skills, and enhance their writing and oral-presentation skills. The handbook outlines the process for conducting a science fair project and should be a helpful guide for students. The students’ work will be completed at home. We hope that you will offer your child support and encouragement and monitor his/her progress in the coming weeks. At the same time, we ask that you keep in mind that the project is your child’s responsibility. By limiting your involvement, your child will receive the full educational benefits of the science fair. It should be noted that a successful project does not have to cost a lot of money. Some of the best projects can be completed using materials found around the home!
As always, please feel free to contact Tracy Hext @ email@example.com with any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you in advance for supporting your child in such an exciting process of discovery!
W.I.G.S. (Wonderfully Intentional Goal Setting) January 31, 2019 6-7:30 PM
Please save the date for WIGS II (Wonderfully Intentional Goal Setting) on Thursday, January 30, 2019 from 6-7:30 PM! Modeled after Academic Parent Teacher Teams, WIGS will provide teachers and families a time and place to share student performance data; set achievable, measurable, student-centered academic goals; and celebrate students' growth since the fall. Note: If you attended the fall session, please bring your WIGS notebook with you to this session. We need to see you on the 31st!
Click here for more information on W.I.G.S. & the invitational flyer
Georgia Parent Survey
Parents, your participation in this survey is needed. Data from the survey will be used as part of the calculation of our School Climate Star Rating. The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. For our parents who do not have access to the Internet, iPads will be provided during W.I.G.S. (January 31) to complete the survey. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The QR Code for the Georgia Parent Survey and a link are posted below:
Support the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, February 9, 2019!
2018-2019 Teacher of the Year (TOTY), Classified Employee of the Year (CEOTY), & Volunteer of the Year (VOTY)
Mrs. Raven Brown Slaughter 2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Lisa Daves Parent Facilitator
Mr. Roderick Hunter Parent Volunteer
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 TOTY, Raven Slaughter, & CEOTY, Lisa Daves! We are so happy for these ladies. They are very deserving and we know that they will represent us well.
New Partner for Powder Springs Elementary
We are excited to welcome Piedmont Urgent Care (Austell location) as a new Partner in Ed! Piedmont Urgent Care is very passionate about providing quality care to families and sponsoring organizations (such as our school) that foster growth and development. Please review the letter below to learn about the benefits that we can receive. The link below will provide our parents and staff members with immediate access to the Austell location. Welcome Piedmont Urgent Care!
Regular School Attendance promotes healthy habits for the future.
By attending school, children learn how to be good citizens by participating in the school community, as well as learn valuable social skills.
5 absences (regardless of the cause) whether excused or unexcused can impact a student’s academic performance (According to research completed by the GA Dept. of Education).
College & Career Readiness Index (CCRPI)- Attendance is an indicator in determining the performance measurement score the school receives from the state which could determine additional resources the school receives each year.
Students that are in the 6th through 9th grade- attendance is a better predictor of whether a student will drop out of school than grades/test scores.
Parents' commitment to school attendance sends a message to their children that education is a priority and that attendance is a vital part of their educational success.
Regular attendance helps children feel better about school, as well as themselves, and will help them succeed in high school, college, and at work.
Parents, If you haven't signed up for ParentVue, please contact our school to do so. Click the icon to the right to find out more about ParentVue and its features/capabilities.
We are so excited to continue our partnership with Zaxby's (4410 Brownsville Rd., Powder Springs)! Our Zaxby's Spirit Nights are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month from 5-8 PM. Our school receives 10% of all sales between those designated hours! Please plan to make Zaxby's your dinner choice for these evenings to support our school. Proceeds benefit our Foundation to support Arts Integration at Powder Springs.
Powder Springs Elementary School 4570 Grady Grier Drive Powder Springs, Georgia 30127 770-222-3746 770-222-3748 (fax)