What a Fantastic Day!
Field Day 2013 was a blast! From the human monster tire to the chicken tossing championship, and from the water balloon toss to the parachute, everyone enjoyed the events. The weather could not have been better, as we were thankful for the blue skies and comfortable temps. All students participated and had a fun-filled day with their team- mates. A huge thanks to Coach Laven for organizing a fantastic day! Click here for a slideshow of Field Day pictures from the day.
Field Day is Almost Here!
Field Day will be this Friday, May 24th. Don't forget to wear your field day t-shirt, if you ordered one. Also, don't forget your sunscreen and water bottle! Let's have a fun-filled day with our friends!
Remember to Give Back!
Ronald McDonald visited TES this week! He taught us to give back and always show kindness toward others. We enjoyed his stories and his dog, "Doggie." What fun! Thanks for coming out to Townville, Ronald!
Don't Forget to Pick Up Your Child's Medication!
As the end of the school year draws near, remember the following about picking up your child's medication:
For safety reasons, medications may not be transported to or from school by a student. A parent or guardian must pick up medications within two days of the last day of school, on or before June 4, 2013, per ASD4 board policy. If your child’s medication is not picked up by this time, I will have to destroy it. *We do ask that any emergency medication such as Epi-pens, glucagon, inhalers or anti-seizure medicine be left until the last day of school if at all possible.
You may stop by the health office to sign out your child’s medication during school hours. Please call the school nurse, Angie Langdale, at 403-2608, if you need to make special arrangements to pick up your child’s medication. Thank you for allowing the school nurse to help with meeting your child’s healthcare needs at school this year!
NEW RULE for School!
Attention all parents of 6th graders:
Your child will need to have the Tdap vaccine and an updated immunization certificate in order to enroll in 7th grade for the 2013-14 school year. Per new South Carolina DHEC regulations, one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) administered on or after the 7th birthday will be required for all seventh graders.
August 19, 2013 is the first day of school for the 2013-14 school year. To avoid the back to school rush; contact your child’s local health provider to get an appointment. This requirement is based on state law; your child may not be allowed to attend school until this immunization is received.
Can You do the Wobble? How About the Swim?
Our students had an exercise pep rally in the gym recently and really had a fun time doing it! Coach Laven led all the students in lots of different exercise sequences with fun music. He even had some help from WTES star, Kylee Gall, who appears on Kylee's Cardio weekly on our school broadcast. It was a great way to start the week! Click HERE to see some great pictures from the pep rally.
Terrific Kids for April/May Announced!
This month, our students have been learning about being leaders of sportsmanship. Some of the 5th graders even wrote and produced skits about what they've learned. At a recent assembly, one student from each classroom was selected as a Terrific Kid for displaying good sportsmanship daily. Each teacher spoke about his or her Terrific Kid to the school and the student was honored with a certificate. Those students honored were: Blair Tribble, Lake Holden, Scarlett Lloyd, Andie Stringer, Kearstyn Barber, Charlie Skelton, Mattie Chambers, Seth Honea, Naomi Bridges, Amelia Kizer, Drake Shedd, Kylee Gall, Jack Hunt, Daniel Norris, and Paul Mitchell. Congratulations, everyone! (Photo coming soon!)
Employees of the Year Announced!
The TES Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year were announced at a recent morning assembly. We are proud to present Sonya Haggerty as our Teacher of the Year and Tracy Black as our Support Person of the Year! Mrs. Haggerty is our Guidance Counselor and has been at TES for twelve years. Mrs. Black is an interventionist and has been at TES for seven years. Both ladies are exemplary educators who put children first in all they do. Townville Elementary is blessed to have such dedicated employees like Mrs. Haggerty and Mrs. Black.
Field Day is Coming!
TES Field Day will be Friday, May 24. Lots of fun activities are planned for students to compete, cooperate, and enjoy! We will need volunteers to help with events (see information sheet that has been sent home in Thursday folders). It's also time to order Field Day T-shirts! An order form has gone home in Thursday folders (as of May 2nd), but if you would like to order and pay for your t-shirt online, please click on the link below. The deadline for T-shirt orders is Friday, May 10.
Terrific Kids for March Announced
At a special assembly of the entire student body on Friday, each teacher spoke about a student in his or her class who exemplifies the trait of self-discipline. The students were chosen either by their teacher or their classmates for showing leadership in controlling emotions, budgeting time, and making smart decisions about behavior and academics. These leaders are the Terrific Kids for the month of March! They are as follows: Lucas Jablonski, Ashlyn Glenn, Gaines Buchanan, Noah Jablonski, Brayden Gibbs, Emily McMahan, Audrey Nunn, Zoie Justice, Savannah Kelley, Izabella Buckner, Olivia Holbrooks, Brady Mosley, Avery Chasteen, Emily Ladines, and Amberlyn McAlister. Way to go, everyone!
Archery Team Finishes 6th in the State!
Congratulations to the TES Archery Team! Just before Spring Break, they competed in the state archery tournament on March 21 and finished in 6th place in the state. They had a score of 2819, their highest team score ever. Outstanding! Way to Go Panthers!
5th Graders Participate in Jet Joy Car Competition
On Friday, March 1, Mrs. Howson's 5th grade scientists particpated in the Upstate Jet Joy Car Competition at Daniel High School. These students were selected to go to the Upstate competition by winning the 5th grade school competition. Students put their knowledge of forces and motion to work by designing, building, and testing their Jet Joy cars. Students had to compete with schools from other districts in the categories of distance, weight, time, and accuracy. We are so proud of our students Eve Holbrooks, Joseph Banks, Josy Mercado, and Hayden Milwood. They truly demonstrated the power of problem solving and team work.
Students from TES in the SC Elementary Honors Choir
We are proud to announce the names of five of our Townville Elementary students named to the 2013 South Carolina Elementary Honors Choir. The choir consisted of approximately 240 students from across the state selected through recorded audition. Participating students attended an Honors Choir Weekend in Charleston on February 9-10, 2013. Out of the ten Anderson Four participants, five of them were from Townville! Those students are: Emma Buchanan, Harmony Holmes, Emma Stone, Macaila Gibbs, and Kalianna Thrasher (pictured with music teacher, Leah Durham). Congratulations, girls!
New Academy of Authors Inductees
Townville Elementary has just had a new induction ceremony for the Academy of Authors. Students were chosen based on their exemplary writing skills in the classroom. Each of their writings will now go on display on the Academy of Authors Wall near the gym. Congratulations to our newest members of the TES Academy of Authors: Charley Ray, Thomas Marshall, Ashlyn Glenn, Yanci Price, Carter Sutton, Abby Holbrooks, Samantha Roberts, Trisha Meeks, Wyatt McAdams, Katrina Berryhill, Addie Buchanan, Drew Cahn, Emma Stone, Katie Shirley, Emily Ladines, and Kalianna Thrasher.
Golden Apple Award Winner Right Here at TES!
Great News! First Grade Teacher, Andrea Callihan, was nominated and selected as the Golden Apple Award Winner for WYFF 4 for the week of October 10. She was chosen based on a nomination from one of her students from last year. Beth Brotherton from News 4 came to do the interview, and included the student and his mom in the news piece. We are so proud to have such dedicated teachers like Mrs. Callihan at our school. To see the video from Thursday night's newscast, click here.