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Panther Parent #09

Panther Parent #09
Posted on 09/23/2018
Mrs. Walter's Class Builds the Town of Signal

Panther Parent

09: A Top Performing School

Sept. 23, 2018

Dear Thrasher Families,

The state of Tennessee released more data about schools last week. You’ll be pleased to know that Thrasher is a top performing school yet again. When it comes to Math, Thrasher has the highest percent of students performing at Mastery and On-Track (previously called Advanced and Proficient). In Literacy, Thrasher has the second-highest percent of students performing at Mastery and On-Track. (Lookout Mountain slipped past us on this one this year.) Overall, which includes all subject areas and all grade levels, Thrasher has very high scores. We have the second-highest percent of students performing at Mastery and On-Track; Lookout Mountain’s percentage was one point higher than ours.

While we are very pleased with the results our students show, our main focus is “developing children with active and creative minds, compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs”. We have the best teachers for our students, we design engaging lessons for our students, and we depend on the support of our community for our students.

Thank you!

Remember the Date

·       Sept. 26             Picture Day!

·       Sept. 28             Deadline for turning in Boxtops that expire in November.

·       Sept. 29             MEF’s Celebration for Education (More info: click here)

Looking Ahead…

·       Oct. 2                 Walk to School Day

·       Oct. 6                 The first Saturday of Fall Break

·       Oct. 15               Monday – No Students Yet!

·       Oct. 16               Tuesday – Students Return

Coupon Books

We are still waiting for a final tally of coupon books. We’ll let you know the results as soon as possible!

Austin Hatcher Collection

Attached is a flyer for the Austin Hatcher foundation. We are collecting loose change in unmatched socks to minimize the impact of childhood cancer on families.

PowerSchool

Be sure to be checking PowerSchool each week (grades 3 – 5). This lets you see how your child is progressing through the quarter and the year! https://powerschool.hcde.org/public/ .

Walk to School Day

For many of you, every day is Walk to School Day. However, on Oct. 2nd, Thrasher is participating in a National Walk to School event. For those whose homes are not in an easily walkable distance from Thrasher, we will meet at the library from 7:15 to 7:30. We’ll begin walking at 7:30, and plan to be at Thrasher no later than 8:00am. Parents can park at the library until 9:00am.

Reflections Art Contest (PTA)

Flyers went home with all students on Friday to advertise the PTA Reflections art contest. Mrs. Fore will be stationed at the front door and will have a helper at the back car rider line door on November 6th (the due date for entries) to collect all submissions.

·       Entry form: http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/studententryform.pdf

·       Rules: http://tnpta.org/reflections/2018/officialrules.pdf

Boxtops

Help Thrasher reach its goal of collecting 20,000 Box Tops and $2,000 this school year by sending in all Box Tops with an expiration date of 11/1/2018 or LATER to you child’s teacher in a zip top bag or envelope by Friday, September, 28th.

Don’t forget! The class that collects the most Box Tops this school year will be rewarded with an end of the year SURPRISE!

Additional information about Thrasher’s past year collections:

·       Past collection amounts show that every Box Top counts!

o   2018-2019 GOAL: $2,000

o   2017-2018: $1,861.50

o   2016-2017: $1,015.60

o   2015-2016: $1,641.50

Thank You

Thank you for lending us your children and making Thrasher such a special place! Check out these pictures from the last week or two.

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