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Upcoming Events
 
Pontotoc Elementary Announcements
Terrance "Da Story Weaver"
    On Tuesday, February 2nd, Pontotoc Elementary kicked off the month long celebration of Black History month by welcoming Terrance "Da Story Weaver" Roberts to school.  He presented folktales, stories, and fables in the West African Tradition to students in all grades.  In the afternoon, he shared tools of his trade with teachers.  Students know that a well-crafted story has "voice, body, imagination, concentration, and cooperation."
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to the Pontotoc Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Janet Barefoot!  Mrs. Barefoot is a veteran Kindergarten teacher.  She is an integral member of the school Leadership Team and Professional Learning Communities, actively involved in supporting our PBIS program, and is a former grade level chairperson. 
PES Reading Fair Winners
Congratulations to our great students for placing in the Top 10 for their grade level at the PES Reading Fair! They will next compete at the PCSD Reading Fair to be held in January.  

Kindergarten Reading Fair Top 10 were: Eliza Lee McDowell, Jay Burrell, Eli Cole, Aubrey Graves, Paxton Higginbottom, Ben Tutor, Tyler Alexander, Parker Clayton, Saylor Payne, and Walker Crestman.  

First Grade Reading Fair Top 10 were: Meredith Farley, Carson Rutherford, Thomas Jeffcoat, Kaiden Southard, Cybil Dobbs, Meg Ross, Whit Dabbs, Brooklyn-Claire Kilpatrick, Leila Schick, Rylee Grace Suggs, and Jake Cooley.  

Second Grade Reading Fair Top 10 were: Caroline Kyle, Savannah Hamilton, Adalyn Vandiver, Weston White, Eli Ritchey, Ariana Wicks, Nevaeh Wilson, Luke Hendrix, Brooklyn Southard, and John Paul Burton.


 
 
PBIS Celebrations
Once a month we celebrate our students who demonstrate consistent behavior.  We expect students to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to learn.  In September, we played hard at Howard Stafford Park.  In October, we had a fun Costume Party.  The November party will be the most fun yet!
Teachers hard at work

At Pontotoc Elementary, we value professional development and life long learning. Recently, teachers met in their Professional Learning Communities and shared best practices that can be used. Specifically, they worked on visual arts integrated lessons that connect literature and math to aspects of visual arts.

 

Kindergarten Transportation Parade
On Friday, October 9th, the PES Kindergarten students displayed their transportation projects to guests from the community.  Our students' projects were highlighted on WTVA.  We went viral and got re-tweeted by Matt Labhaun and others!
Family Literacy Night
We invite all parents to Pontotoc Elementary School, Thursday evening, October 1, at 5:00 pm.  We will meet in the Commons and present information about an at-home reading plan.  Also, we invite you all out to hear about our e-book offerings!  We have thousands of books available for children to download to their digital device...The Scholastic Book fair will be open from 5:00-7:00 as well!
The Wedding of Q and U
Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Dowdy, and Ms. Roberson's first grade classes celebrated the union of Q and U with a wedding and wedding reception. Thank you to Evan Kirby for performing the ceremony. The classes had fun learning about how you never see Q without U.The teachers had decorations, cake, and punch to show the students how a real wedding is celebrated. This was a helpful way to make this phonics lesson stick.
Pink Heals!



Thanks to Mrs. Marsha Carnes and Mrs. Amelia Carnes-Smith for organizing the third annual visit from the Pink Heals Tour at PES.  We are proud supporters of the fight against Cancer!
The Ugandan Thunder
On Friday, September 11, PES welcomed back Mr. Reed McRaney and Mrs. Christian McRaney and their friends with The Ugandan Thunder Children's Choir.
Blackout Party!
We had an awesome time Friday September 4, celebrating our students who were Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. The next PBIS Party will be coming up soon!

PBIS Pep Rally
We had a blast on Friday, August 21!  Thank you to the PHS Cheerleaders for helping us teach how to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to learn!