Panther Parent #13

Panther Parent #13
Posted on 10/28/2018
Mariah Prescott Trains Parent and Teacher Volunteers on Trail Cutting

Panther Parent

13: Fall Celebrations

October 28, 2018

Dear Thrasher Families,

We had our first “Kindness Matters” recognition last Friday. Our counselor, Teresa Rollins, initiated this for us by focusing on our fifth-graders. The fifth-graders are the student leaders of the school, and Mrs. Rollins held them up as examples to students. Each fifth-grade class recognized two students for outstanding kindness. Each recipient received a certificate and a Kindness Matters t-shirt. When you see someone wearing a Kindness t-shirt, then you know you’re looking at a certified kind person!

Remember the Date

·       Oct. 30               SMMHS Event for Parents of 5th Graders

·       Oct. 31               Fall Celebrations and Costume Parade

·       Nov. 2                Panther Pride Assembly

Looking Ahead…

·       Nov. 5                Book Fair begins

·       Nov. 7                Picture Day Re-takes

·       Nov. 8                Grandparents’ Day (Book Fair Event)

·       Nov. 9                *NEW*  MEF Outdoor Movie Event!

·       Nov. 21-23         No School [Thanksgiving]

Costume Parade and Fall Celebrations

The costume parade is an old Thrasher tradition. With all the pressure for schools to do well and hit the academics hard, Thrasher knows that it is essential to have a little fun.

On October 31, which is a Wednesday this year, kids and teachers can wear costumes to school. We will have our annual costume parade at 1:15 and classroom celebrations at 1:40.

Here are the rules for costumes:

·       Masks can be put on for the parade, but they will not be worn during the school day.

·       Remember that the child will be participating in a regular school day for the first five hours – including school work, using the restroom, and going to lunch.

·       Any part of the costume that might be taken off or put on during the school day should be easily managed by the child.

·       Face paint is OK.

·       No guns (in this day and age)

·       Costumes at a Kindergarten-through-fifth grade school should be on the side of child-like and appropriate. If you have questions about a certain costume, please check before sending your child to school in it.

Book Fair is Coming

The week of November 5th will be our Book Fair week. We’re bringing back Grandparents’ Day, which will be November 8th (Thursday)! Tell everybody!

If you are available to volunteer, we need about four volunteers for each hour of the book fair. Let us know if you can help!

·       Friday, Nov 3rd - Preview Day (no sales)

·       Monday - Friday, Nov 5 - 9 (7:30 -3:30)

·       Monday, Nov 5th - Merry Monday Morning with Moms (coffee and ice tea self-serve)

·       Tuesday - Vote for your favorite book

·       Thursday, Nov 8 - Grandparents Day 7:30 – 4:00

o   8:20 - Third graders will do part of their program as a dress rehearsal

o   11:30 - 4th grade Drama Club will do a few skits or puppet shows in the library

o   1:45 – Some 5th graders will perform their living museum 1:45- 2:10

o   2:10 - 5th grader Choir and Handbells

Free MEF Movie Night!!!

You're invited to a FREE Community Movie Night on Friday, November 9. We'll watch Incredibles 2 on the lawn in front of Alexian Inn (at the corner of James Blvd and Signal Point Rd).

Sponsored by Travis Close Homes and hosted by Ascension Living Alexian Village to benefit the Mountain Education Foundation, this event is FREE to the entire community.

Come as early as 5:30 to set up with your blankets or lawn chairs, and enjoy concessions for sale to benefit MEF. Movie will begin at 6:30.


We have a few announcements and flyers for you attached to this email. If you’re a fifth grade parent or a busy mom, please check them out!

Thank You

The Thrasher Learning Trail is entirely connected! 29 teachers, parents, and kids came out Saturday morning in the wet 47-degree weather and cleared the paths like a locomotive. Mariah Prescott from the Tennessee River Gorge Trust came out and trained us on trail-cutting, which I really enjoyed.

It’s dangerous to thank people by name because I might miss somebody, but I’m going to give it a shot. If I mess up, please forgive me. I believe these people helped us this weekend (in no particular order):

·       Henley Robertson and her dad, Justin

·       Jake Murphy and his parents, Cliff and Katy

·       Raquel and Mike Newton

·       Courtney Johnson

·       Will Newman

·       Ben and Lindsay Mies

·       Reagan Kulisek with dad, Robert, and brother, Will

·       Marley Harper and her mom, Kathy

·       Parker Rogers and his dad, Joshua

·       Audrey Nord

·       Ryan Leister

·       Clara and Everett Paulson

·       Igor Wolbers

·       Cooper Martin and his dad

For nearly everyone that helped, there was someone at home taking care of kids and giving up weekend plans in a different way. Thanks to Carmen, Josh, Jami, Heather, Casey, Tom, Marcy, and all who made this trail happen this weekend!

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