A Note From the Top

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, our school will have Family Literacy Night beginning at 6 p.m. Beth Smith will talk about the book "MegaSkills" by Dorothy Rich. Kay Collins will discuss "How the Brain Learns." The Book Fair will be open and we will have snacks provided in the cafeteria. There will also be door prizes.

Anthony Key, our family/school coordinator, will be directing the evening. We hope that all parents and children will attend. There will be children's activities. Please let your child's teacher know if you are coming and how many children will be with you. We want to be prepared!

Diana Ezell,

principal

Spring Book Fair

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be next Tuesday-Friday in the auditorium. Our theme is "Dogs in Literature." Parents, this is a great opportunity for you to visit the school to buy Christmas and birthday gifts for kids. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to noon Friday.

To kick off the event we are hosting a Pet Parade on Monday at 1 p.m. at Robin's Field. Sunshine Mills is providing treats for the pups in the crowd. And there may be a surprise visitor. Parents can register to win a door prize by visiting the book fair.

Tuesday is Family Literacy Night and Friday, we will have a special visit from the Tupelo Police Department's K-9 unit. As you can tell it will be a week filled with fun and learning!

Total profit from the Spring Book Fair was a little more than $1,500. The school was able to purchase math software for our 60 new computers. For more info about this fall's fair, call Carolyn Cole at 840-5355.

Box Tops

Church Street is still collecting Box Tops for Education. The class that turns in the most Box Tops in October will receive a Halloween surprise. Mrs. Smith's class won an ice-cream party in September for turning in the most Box Tops and Wilson Reeder, who turned in the most of any student at the school, won the top prize and will get to walk out on the football field for the coin toss at THS's homecoming game.

If you have any more Box Tops at home, please send them to school with your child.

Pizza Night

Church Street's next pizza night with Papa John's is Thursday, Nov. 14. December's is Thursday, Dec. 12. Remember, we receive 20 percent of all orders placed those days. The homeroom with the most orders will win a free pizza party each month. For information on how Pizza Night works, check your child's backpack for a flyer or call Beth Holliman at 840-2882.

Birthday celebrations

October's birthday celebration will be Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the cafeteria. November's will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, and December's will be Tuesday, Dec. 17. Parents and grandparents, come join your birthday child on these days for breakfast and fellowship.

Teacher Appreciation

The PTA is collecting money to purchase a Bunn coffeemaker and coffee for the teacher's lounge. If you would like to help out, send your donation (any amount) to Julie Reed, 1941 Pecan Grove Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801. Make your check payable to Church Street PTA and note it is for the coffeemaker.

RAK

Students will be working on the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) contracts in the next few weeks. A letter will be sent out to parents in the next week to let everyone know about the RAK program. "Treat others the way you want them to treat you."

SMART Cards

Thanks to all the students and parents who sold SMART Cards. Because of your hard work, we sold 587 cards for a profit of $3,522. Wow!

Clothes Closet

The Children's Clothes Closet is in need of gently worn sweatshirts and sweatpants. If you send jeans, please send ones with elastic in the waist.

School Visitor Security

Please remember that everyone must check in and out through the principal's office. We have a visitor's badge called a TEMPbadge. The TEMPbadge is self-expiring, so there is no worry about turning in the badge or losing it. A smiley face sticker applied to each pass changes colors during a 24-hour period so that it cannot be reused.

If there is an emergency in the building, for example a bomb threat, anyone not wearing a badge will be treated as a suspect. Please be sure you check in each time you visit Church Street Elementary School. We want everyone to feel safe and secure here.

Service Project

Church Street is very excited to have our students involved in a service project with CATCH Kids, Inc. A flyer was sent home last week in your child's backpack about this program. Be sure to get your "birdies for pennies" forms filled out and turned in next week. If you have questions, please call Emily or Wes Westbrook at 842-4841.

Popcorn Day

On Thursday, the day report cards come out, students can bring 50 cents to their teacher and get a bag of freshly popped popcorn as a reward for their hard work.

Mark Your Calendars

Family Fun Night: Jan. 23

Bike Rodeo: April 24

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