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Welcome to Fifth Grade!    You will find important dates and information on my home page

Week of May 17 – 21 –  We are walking to Hook’s BBQ on Tuesday, May 18, for our AR reward for the 3rd nine weeks.  Please return permission slips in the morning.

REMINDER to parents   –  There is a waiver you will need to sign in order for your child to participate at Xtreme Air tomorrow.  Please go to www.xtremeairtrampoline.com to sign the waiver.   We will be leaving school at 9:30 a.m.

Students will need to bring snack & lunch from home next week (May 24 & 25).  The cafeteria will be closed.  

May 19 – Birthday lunch at school for Madalynn and JuJu.

May 20 – End- of- the year party in Dothan.

May 21- Elementary P.E. water day

May 25 – Honors Program at 1:00  Last day of school for students.


Week of May 10 -14 –  Monday, May 10 is the last day for AR this year.

May 12-13 – State baseball championship

May 17 – AR parties

May 20 – 5th and 6th grades end-of-the year party ( more info to come)

May 21 – Elementary water day in P.E.

May 25 – Elementary Honors Day Program at 1:00; Last day of school for students

Week of May 3 – 7 – Field Day has been moved from Monday to Thursday , May 6.

May 6 – We will have pizza and cake for the April, May, and summer birthdays.   Students need to bring their own drink.

May 7- Field trip to Troy University for the SheBANG performance of “Alice in Wonderland”.

May 10 is the last day for AR this year.


Week of April 26 – 30 -Please read in your AR books this week.

Week of April 19 – 23 – Cut off for AR is May 10.

April 20 -22 – ASPIRE Testing

April 23 – Play ground forms are due

May 3 – Field Day – T-shirt orders are due April 19

May 7 – 5th /6th grades – Performance of “Alice in Wonderland” at Troy University – Permission forms are being sent home today.

May 17 – AR Party

May 21- Elementary P.E. Water Day

May 25 – Honors Day 1:00  – Last day of school for students

Week of March 8 -12 –  The 4th nine weeks begins on Wednesday, March 10.  AR will start over on that day.

Varsity Basketball Championship T-shirt orders due by March 16.

JV Softball pictures will be made March 17.

March 22 – 26 — Spring Break

The posters for the Pike Co. Conservation contest will be picked up March 30.

April 2 – Good Friday holiday

Week of March 1-5 – The information for the  Pike County  Conservation District poster contest will be in the folders today.  The theme for this year is “Healthy Forests/Healthy Communities.”

March 9- End of  third 9 weeks

March 22-26 – Spring Break

Week of February 22 -26 –  School will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday, February 26.

Week of February 8 -12 –  We are planning a Valentine’s party for Friday.  You will find information about our plans for Friday in your child’s folder.

We still need canned food items for the food drive.

Reminder – There will no school on Monday, February 15.

Week of February 1 – 5 – You will find an order form for the JV Basketball championship T-shirt in your child’s folder today.  You will also find information for the SchoolStore fundraiser.

Basketball pictures for grades 1-6 will be made Thursday, Feb. 4,  beginning at 9:30.  Please wear your basketball shirt and shorts.  Individual and team pictures will be made.

Please continue to read AR books and test.    We want to make our goal this 9 weeks!

Dates to Remember-

February 1-12 -SGA Canned Food Drive

February 15 – School holiday

March 8 – 12 – Book Fair

March 9 – End of 3rd 9 weeks

March 22 -26 – Spring Break


Week of January 19 – 22 –  We will send folders home on Wednesday for this week.

Please remind students to read their AR books.

December 18 –   A special thanks to all of you for the wonderful gifts I received for Christmas!  I love all of them.  I am so thankful to be home again at Pike with this GREAT group of students!  Enjoy your break and have a Merry Christmas.  We will return to school on January 4, 2021.

December 14 – 18 –           Report card grades will be posted Friday at noon.   We will be watching  The Polar Express  on Tuesday.  The students may wear pajamas.  We will have our class Christmas party on Wednesday.   School will dismiss on Friday , December 18 at 12:00 for the Christmas break.  We will return to school on January 4, 2021.


December 7 – 11 – The cut off for AR is Friday, December 11.  Please read your AR books and test.

Our class Christmas party is Wednesday, December 16.  The students decided on the activities for the party.   Each student needs to bring a gift.  The girls  will bring a gift for a girl  and boys bring a gift for a boy.   The price range for gifts is $10- $15.  Each student signed up to bring a food item for the party.

Reminder – School will dismiss for the  Christmas holidays on December18 at 12:00.

November 30- December 4 – We will have our November/December birthday party on Thursday, Dec. 3.  Please send $4 by Wednesday.

We are participating in a calendar fundraiser to help the cheerleaders compete at nationals.    Our class will be featured for the month of July.  The picture will be taken Monday, December 7.  Please wear red, white, and blue on Monday.  You may also bring a prop for the Fourth of July like a flag, streamer, hat , or anything symbolic of the Fourth of July.   Thank  you!!!

School pictures are due by Friday, December 4.

AR ends next week.  Please remember to read your AR books and test.

Important Dates to remember –

December 18 – School will dismiss at 12:00

Dec. 19 – Jan. 3 – Christmas Break

Jan. 4 – Return to school

November  16 – 20 – We have filled our Christmas shoebox.  Thanks for all the items!

School will dismiss Friday, November 20 at 11:45 for 5th and 6th grades.


November 9 -13 –  We still need items for the Christmas shoebox.

Please sign and return the permission slip for our AR lunch at Hook’s.  These need to be returned tomorrow.

No school Wednesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day

Please remind student to read their AR books for this 9 weeks.

November 2 -6 -Thanks to all the parents for sending  the special treats for our birthday/Halloween party last Friday.  We had a great time!

Each class will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  We only have 1 shoebox to fill this year.  The shipping is $9, and I will cover that cost.  We are asking that each student bring in items to help fill the box.  I would like to have these completed by Monday, November 9.

Dress up theme for Friday is dress as your favorite event in 2020.

October 26-30 – We will have our Halloween/October Birthday party on Friday, October 30.  We will have a normal lunch for the day.  We are not ordering pizza.  Students will bring in snacks and candy for the afternoon party.  I have them to let me know what they want to bring by tomorrow.

We are planning a lunch reward for both 5th grade classes for having 100% make their AR goal!!  We will let you know as soon as we have more details.

The dress up theme for this Friday is Halloween costumes.  This is the last regular season football game.  Masks to cover your face or weapons will not be allowed.

October 19 – 23 – Homecoming Week!  I sent a list of homecoming activities and dress days in the folder yesterday.  We will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday.  If you have old Pike football pictures we could use to decorate our door, please send a copy by Thursday.

We had 100% of our class make their AR goal!!!!

Important dates to remember – November 11 – Veteran’s Day -School Holiday and November 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Holidays

December 18 – Last school day before Christmas break

Remember to read your AR books and test.  We are in the new 9 weeks and have started AR again.

October 5-9 – Pee Wee football and cheer pictures will be made Tuesday.

School pictures will be made for grades 3-7 on Wednesday, October 7.

October !2 -14 – Fall Break

We are decorating our classroom door with highlights from the past for homecoming.  If you have a picture or article you would like to share, please make a copy and send to me. Homecoming is the week of October 19-23.

The SGA is holding a supply drive for the victims of Hurricane Sally through Friday, October 9.  I am sending more information home in the folders on Tuesday.

The codes for my classes in Google Classroom are:   Mrs. Sheila Rotton’s homeroom Language 5B  – awto6jb and Reading 5B – ijvlfg3

Language 5A – Mrs. Ferraro’s homeroom –  k44ftph

Language 6A -Mrs. Powell’s homeroom – sc6qob3

Language 6B – Mrs. Bass’s homeroom – 4e3lyhf


September 28 – October 2 –   “Tie-Dye” Tuscaloosa!  Wear your tie-dye t-shirt  or other Pike shirt Friday.

Monday, October 5 – No school  – Teacher in-service

September 21 – Our pizza party for the September birthdays will be Monday, September 28.  Remember to send in $5.

October 8 – Last day for AR and the end of the 1st nine weeks

October 12 – 14 is fall break

October 19-23 – homecoming

October 23 – Farm City posters are due

September  8-11 –   We plan to have a birthday party each month for students having a birthday in that month.  Our pizza party for the August birthdays will be this Thursday at lunch.  Students need to send $5 to cover cost of pizza, drinks, and snack.

I am sending home information about t-shirt orders, girls cheerleading clinic, and the school book fair.   Please check folders for this information.

After five months at home, we are so glad to be back in school!!!

Folders are going home today.  Please sign, date, and return tomorrow.

Also, you will find in the folder a permission form to administer medication.  Please complete the form and return in the folder.  I will collect these and send to the school nurse.


March 30, 2020 –  I have missed all of you so much these last two weeks!  I hope you are enjoying your time at home.  We are busy getting things ready for our on-line classes to begin on April 6.   You will need the following codes to join your classes with edmodo.com.  The codes are as follows:  Language 5A (Mrs. Ferraro’s homeroom)  qdy5wy ,  Language 5B (my homeroom) ssv46c,  Language 6A ( Mrs. Campbell’s homeroom)  xy5apx,  Language 6B (Mrs. Jordan’s homeroom) 9dvqu5 , and Reading 5B (my homeroom) hx8sf4 .   Remember, we will not start classes until  April 6.


Week of March 9 – 13 –         The 4th- 9 weeks begins today.  (3-9-2020)                  March 15 – Pike Rally @ 6:00                                                                                                            April 3 – Dismiss at 12:00                                                                                                                 April 6 – 9 –  ASPIRE Testing                                                                                                             April 10 – Good Friday Holiday                                                                                                          April 13 – Easter Holiday – No school

Week of March 2 – 6  –We celebrate Dr. Seuss this week.  I sent information  last week for the dress for each day.  Monday- red and white / Cat in the Hat hat   Tuesday –  Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character    Wednesday- Wacky, tacky clothing  Thursday – Grinchiest green  Friday – Silly Socks Day

March 6 – Last day of 3rd  9wks. and AR testing

Week of Feb. 24 – 28 – The posters for the “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” contest are due Feb. 26.

Friday, Feb. 28 – Field trip to the Troy Continental Cinemas to see the movie Call of the Wild.

Feb. 28 – School will dismiss at 12:00.

March 6 – End of the 3rd- nine weeks and last day for AR testing.

March 23 – 27 – Spring Break

Week of Feb. 18 – 21 – Reminder  The Daddy/Daughter Dance is this Friday, February 21.

Feb. 24 – Club Pictures

Feb. 26 – Posters are due for the “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” poster contest.

Feb. 28 – School will dismiss at 12:00

PLEASE continue to read AR books.  The deadline is March 6 for this 9 weeks.

Week of Feb. 10 – 14 – We will have our Valentine’s party on Friday.  We plan to have pizza for lunch.  Students may bring cards to exchange with the class.  We have 13 students in our class.  Please send $2 for pizza.  Students may also bring treats for the party.

The Cookie Dough Fundraiser has been extended through Friday.

I am sending home information about a poster contest for the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation.  The posters are due Feb. 26.  Please encourage your child to participate.

Week of Feb. 3 – 7 – The Cookie Dough Fundraiser is underway.

Dates to Remember

Feb. 17 – Presidents’ Day Holiday

Feb. 21 – Daddy/Daughter Dance

Feb. 28 – School will dismiss at noon (Jonah McWaters Tournament)

March 6 – End of Third 9 weeks and AR cut off

March 23 – 27 – Spring Break

Week of January 27 – 31 –  The AR party has been moved to Monday, February 3.  The 5th grade  party will be at 2:00.

The Daddy/Daughter Dance will be Friday, February 21.  The forms were sent home on Monday.  These forms should be returned by Friday, January 31.

Week of January 21 – 24 –  Second 9 weeks AR Party will be Jan. 31.

Week of January 13 – 17 -The Book Fair will be in the library January 17 – 24.   January 20 – School holiday

Basketball team pictures will be made Tuesday, January 14, at 1:00.  This includes PeeWee.  Please have your uniforms.

Please encourage your child to read the AR books and test.  We were SO close to reaching 100% of our goal for the last 9 weeks.  We want to make 100% this 9 weeks!


Week of January  6 – 10 –  We return to school on January 6, 2020.   The annual PLAS deer hunt is January 10 -12.

Week of December 16 – 19 –  First, I would like to thank our parents for helping with the field trip and our Christmas party last week.  We had a great time!  Also, I want to thank everyone for all the nice gifts you gave me.  I am so happy to be back home at Pike, and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holiday!

December 19 – School will dismiss @ 12:00

January 6, 2020- Students return to school

January 10 -12 – Deer Hunt – They are asking for a $15 donation per family to help with the cost of meals.   Also, volunteers are need to bake homemade cakes. Cakes should be brought to the school on January 9 and 10.

Week of December 9 -13 –  Our class Christmas party is Friday, December 13.  The students decided on the activities for the party.  We are going to play Dirty Santa.  Each student needs to bring a gift for the game (girls bring a girl gift/boys bring a boy gift).  The price range is $10 – $15.  We will have pizza for lunch, and each student signed up to bring a food for the party.

Reminder- The field trip to Dothan is Thursday.  Students will need to bring extra money for lunch after the performance.  We plan to leave school at 8:00.

December 9 – Band concert @ 6:30

December 13 – High School Play – $2

December 19 – Dismiss for Christmas Holidays

Week of December 2 -6  –  We are planning a field trip to attend the performance of Santa’s Workshop at the Dothan Civic Center on Thursday, December 12.  We need 3 to 4 drivers.  If you are willing to drive, please let me know as soon as possible.  The cost is  $10.00 per person.  We need to have the money no later than this Friday.

Dec. 5 & 6 PLAS Holiday Market

Dec. 9 – Band Concert @ 6:30

Dec. 12 -Field Trip to Dothan – Santa’s Workshop

Dec. 13 – Class Christmas Party ( more details to come)

Dec. 19 -Last day of school before Christmas Break

Week of November 18 -22 – Please send BBQ items for the gift baskets this week.  PLA is organizing a basketball league for students in grades 1-6.  This is for Pike students only . The cost is $20.00.  Students may sign up in the office through Nov. 21.

November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Friday, Nov. 22 – school will dismiss at 11:45.

Week of November 11-15 – Thanks to those that donated to the Christmas shoeboxes.     We are now collected items for gift basket for the Holiday Market.  The 5th grade will collect BBQ items.  Thanks for your help.

November 15 – School picture orders due

November 13 – District Spelling Bee

November 15 – Donuts with Dad

November 18- Money due for the Discount cards

November 22 – School will dismiss at 11:45

November 25 -29-  Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Week of November 4 – 8  -The Veteran’s Day Program is Friday at 9:00.  If you know a Veteran, please invite them to our program.

Students should wear red, white, and  blue for the program.

Please send $1.50 for the shoeboxes.  We need items and money by Friday, November 8.

Monday, November 11 is a school holiday.

Week of October 28 – November 1 – Gameday theme for this week ” Lei Out Lakeside”.  Luau themed pep rally!

We are having a Halloween party at lunch on Thursday.  Please send $2.00 for the pizza.  Students may bring snacks or candy for the party. 

Important Dates

October 29 – Fall Festival  (We still need workers!)

Nov. 5 – School Spelling Bee

November 8 – Veteran’s Day Program at 9:00

Nov. 11 – Veteran’s Day holiday

Nov. 13 – District Spelling Bee

Nov. 15 – Donuts with Dad

Nov. 22 – Football Championship at Troy University – School dismisses at 11:45

Nov. 25 – 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5 – State Spelling Bee

December 5-6 – PLA  Holiday Market

Dec. 19 – School dismisses at 11:45 for Christmas Holiday


Week of October 21 – 25  – Pictures for PeeWee football, cheer, and dance will be made Tuesday, Oct. 22.  Theme for the football game  this week is “Scare Success” wear Halloween attire.  The game will be played on Thursday night.

We need parents to work a 30 minute shift at the Fall Festival on October 29.  The time of the shifts will be 6:00 – 6:30, 6:30 – 7:00, 7:00 – 7:30, and 7:30 – 8:00.   If you have prizes to donate, please send these in ASAP.   Baked items need to be brought in Tuesday, October 29.  Thank You!  

Week of October 17 & 18  – The second 9 weeks begins this week.  The football theme for this week is “Victory over the Vols”.  Students wear red, white, and blue.

Discount Cards were sent home on Friday.  PTO is asking each student to sell 2 cards.  The cards cost $25 each.

October 18 – Farm City posters are due

October 29 – Fall Festival

November 5- School Spelling Bee

Week of October 8 – 11 –  Pee Wee football, cheer, and dance pictures will be made October 17.  The forms will be sent home today.   Friday is the last day for AR for this 9 weeks.  We only have  2 students that need to make their goal.  This is Homecoming week !  See the following information listed below in last week’s blog.  Remember the parade is Thursday night.  School will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday.   Fall break is October 14 – 16.   The Fall Festival is Tuesday, October 29.  The 5th and 6th grades are responsible for the Country Store.  You will find more information about the Fall Festival in the folders today.

Week of September 30 – October 4 –  The 5th and 6th grades will be doing a float together for the HC parade.  Our theme is “The Wild, Wild West”.  If you would like to help, please let us know.  I am sending home information about Homecoming today.  These pages cover Dress Up Days, Family Tailgate, Parade, and other events.  Also, we have a few students that still need to bring the $10 for the float.

October 2 – school pictures

October 3- class spelling bee

October 4 – Muffins with Mom &  Football theme this week – “Pink for Pike”  – wear pink to support breast cancer awareness.

October  7 – Teacher in-service

October 8 – 11 – HC week   Oct. 10 parade  (See dress for each day listed below.)

Oct. 11 – Last day for AR this 9 wks.

October 14 – 16 – Fall Break

October 17 – 2nd 9 weeks begins

October 18 – Farm City posters due


Week of September 23 – 27 – Game day theme for this week – “The Greatest Show on Turf”.  (circus theme)

School Day Pictures -Grades 3-7 on October 2

Friday, October 4 – Muffins with Mom – Forms were sent home today.

Information for the Farm City Poster Contest will be in the folders today.

October 7 – Teacher In-service (No school for students)

October 8-Blast from the Past!  Dress as a character from the past.

October 9- Back to the Future!   Dress as a character from that movie or in space theme.

October 10 – Homecoming T-shirt Day

October 11 – Red, White, and Blue Day- K4 – 6th Grade wear Patriot gear or red,white, and blue clothing

Week of September 16 – 20 – Homecoming T-shirt order forms are being sent home in folders today.  Orders are due no later than Friday, September 20.

October  14 – 16 – Fall Break

Please remember to return the language unit test with signed folders.

Game Day Theme for this week – “Let’s GLOW Pike” – wear neon colors.

Week of September 9-13 – The deadline for the gift wrap fundraiser  is September 11.

The game day theme for this week is “Knock Out Northside.  Make Em’ See Double” – twin day for pep rally.

Important Dates :

October 4- Muffins with Mom

October 7 – Teacher In-Service – No school for students

October 8-11 – Homecoming week

October 14 – 16- Fall Break

Week of September 2-6 – The gift wrap fundraiser is still going on this week.

I am sending a revised copy of the themes for each game in folders today. The theme this week is “Buzz off Bulldogs”- (bug theme for pep rally).

Dress for students for the program Friday – a Pike Lib t-shirt/jeans or khaki shorts.

September 6 – Grandparent’s Day Program at 11:00  Students may check out with their grandparents.

Week of August 26-30 – The gift wrap fundraiser packet was sent home last week.  The school is asking that each student sell at least 2 items.

Theme for this week’s pep rally- “Cuff the Cougars”- cops and robbers

The Book Fair will be in the library August 30 – September 6.

Grandparent’s Day Program is September 6 at 11:00.  Students may check out after the program.

Students may enter a  design for the homecoming t-shirt contest.  August 30 is the last day to turn in your design.  The winner will receive $50 and a free T-shirt.  The theme is Past, Present Pike.

September 2 – Labor Day holiday

Week of August 19 -23  – Graded will be sent home today.  Remember to sign  the form in the folder and return to school.

All forms must be completed and return to school by Wednesday.

Week of August 12- 16

There will be a powder puff volleyball game in the gym at 1:30 on Wednesday, August 14.  The cost is $1 per person.

Please return forms by Friday, August 16.


Week of May 20 – 23 –

Wednesday, May  22 – Elementary Honors Program at 1:00

Thursday, May 23 – Last day of school  (Dismiss at noon)

Week of May 13 -17 – Our End- of- the- Year party is Friday, May 17.  You will find more information on the group text.

Championship Baseball t-shirts may be ordered through May 16.

Week of April 29 – May 3 – We are still collecting donations for the Troy Animal Rescue Project.

Week of April 23-26 –   We are collecting donations for the Troy Animal Rescue Project.

April 29 -Miss PLA -6:00

May 6- Field Day

May 22 – Elementary Honors Program

May 23 – Last Day of School


Week of April 15 – 19 – A representative from Troy Bank and Trust will talk with the 5th Grade about banking on Thursday, April 18.

April 19 – Good Friday Holiday

April 22 – Easter Holiday (if not used as a weather day)

April 18 – Field Day T-shirt orders due.

April 24- Jump rope for Heart forms and money due.

Week of April 8 – 12-   School will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday,  April 12.

Enrollment Contracts for the 2019-2020 school year were sent home last week.

Forms for the Miss PLA Pageant will be in the folders today.

The Powder Puff game is Wednesday at 1:00.  The cost is $2.  The concession stand will be open for students.

Week of April 1-5

April 1 – Return to school

April 12 – Prom

April 19 – Good Friday Holiday

April  22 – Easter Holiday (if not used as a weather day)

Week of March 18 – 22 –  The 4th nine weeks begins on March 18.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

Week of March 11 – 15 – The Can Food Drive has been extended through March 15.

Week of March 4 – 8 – The field trip to Renfroe Farm’s is Wednesday, March 6.  We plan to leave around 8:00.  After we leave Renfroe Farm, we plan to stop for lunch (probably DQ) in Troy.  Students will need to bring money for lunch.  Students need to wear WARM,  comfortable clothes and shoes that day.

Can Food Drive – March 4 – March 8

Yearbook orders will be taken through March 15.  The cost is $50.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

Week of Feb. 25 – March 1 –   The field trip for the Classroom in the Forest is March 6.  We do this every year at the Renfroe Farms on the Henderson Hwy. in Troy.  We plan to take the school bus.  Let me know if you would like to go with us.  The permission form is in the folder today.  Please complete and return the form to me.

Friday, March 1 school will dismiss at noon for the baseball tournament.

March 25-29 – Spring Break

Week of Feb. 19 -22 – Thanks to all for the sweet treats and gifts last week on Valentine’s Day.  The students enjoyed their party.   I sent an order form home yesterday for class group pictures.  You will find the picture at townhousephotogallery on the school website.  Click on this school  year and folder #23.

Week of Feb. 11 – 15 – Thursday, Feb. 14,  Valentine’s Day – We will have pizza for lunch.  Students may bring candy/cards to exchange with the class.  We have 14 students  in our homeroom.  Students need to bring $3.00 by Tuesday.

The “Pennies for Patients/Leukemia & Lymphoma collection is underway.  A collection box was sent home in folders last week.  Feb. 22 is the last day to turn in donations.

You may view the class pictures on the school website.  An order form will be going out this week.

Feb. 13 – club pictures (4H) 9:00

Feb. 13- School art show

Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day – party

Feb. 18- School Holiday – Presidents’ Day

March 25 – 29 – Spring Break

Week of February 4 – 8 –  Wednesday, Feb. 6 – cookie dough orders due

February 18 – Presidents’ Day holiday

Week of January 28 – Feb. 1 – The Cookie Dough Fundraiser is underway.

Week of January 22-25 – The Daddy/Daughter Dance is Friday,  January 25

January 18 – 25 – Book Fair in the Library

Feb. 18 – Holiday – No School that day

Week of January 14-18 –

Monday, Jan. 21 – School Holiday

Week of January 7-11 – We will return to school on January 7, 2019.

The annual PLAS Deer Hunt will be Jan. 11-13.  They are asking each family to send $15 to help with the cost of food.  Also, if you are willing to make a cake, please let the office know.  The cakes need to be brought to school by 9:00  on Jan. 11.

Week of December 17-19- 5th Grade Christmas Party on Monday.

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful Christmas gifts.  I am always overwhelmed by your kindness.  I am so blessed to be a part of the Pike family.  I hope everyone has a great holiday!

December 19- School will dismiss at noon.

January 7- School will resume

Week of December 10-14 – The field trip to “The Wizard of Oz” at Troy University is Monday, December 10.  We plan to leave at 9:45 We plan to eat at the food court in the Trojan Center after the show.  Students will need to bring money for lunch.  We will return to school between 1:00- 1:30.

December 17 – Christmas Party – Students will sign up for the food item they would like to bring.  We will be playing “Dirty Santa”.  Boys should bring a gift for a boy.  Girls should bring a gift for a girl.  The gifts should be in the price range of $15.00.   We are having pizza for lunch.  Please send $3.00 by Friday.

December 19- Last day of school before Christmas break.

January 7 – Return to school


Week of December 3-7   – We are going to see the “The Wizard of Oz” at Troy University on December 10.  We need 2 drivers.  If you would like to drive, please let me know.  The cost is $3 per person.  We need the money by Friday, Dec. 7.

Dec. 17- Christmas Party!  I will have more information on this tomorrow.

December 19 – Last day of school before Christmas break

January 7 – Return to school

Week of November 26-30 – Congratulation to Luke Deloney for placing 2nd in the District Spelling Bee for 5th Grade!

Thanks for sending in the items for the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

*Reminder*  If you have not sent a Lego item for the 5th Grade gift basket for the Patriot Market place, please send in by Tuesday.

The field to Dothan to ‘Santa’s Workshop” is this Friday.   Drivers need to send a copy of their insurance card and driver’s license in by Wednesday.  The office must have a copy of this information.

PTO Christmas Plate Fundraiser money and form need to be returned by November 27.

The Patriot Marketplace is November 29 & 30.

Week of November 13-16 –    Nov. 16 –  School will dismiss Friday at 12:00 for the AISA Championship Football Games.

**Students in 5th grade need to bring in a Lego item for the auction basket for the Patriot Marketplace.  Please send items in this week.

**Field trip money for Santa’s Workshop in Dothan is due by Friday, Nov. 16.  The cost is $10.00 per person.

**Each homeroom is responsible for filling 2 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  We also have to pay the postage.  We need items by Friday.

Nov. 14- District Spelling Bee -Eufaula

Nov. 16- School will dismiss at 12:00

Nov. 19-23 -Thanksgiving Holidays

Nov. 26 – PeeWee Banquet

Nov. 29 & 30- Patriot Marketplace

Nov. 30- Field Trip – Dothan

Dec. 10 – Field Trip Troy University- “Wizard of Oz”

Dec. 19- Last day of school before Christmas break.

Week of November 5-9 – The Spelling Bee is Monday.

We are planning a field trip to Santa’s  Workshop in Dothan  on Friday, November 30. I have drivers for the trip.  The cost will be $10.00 per person. We will be sending more information on the trip.  If your child will not be attending, please let me know.

November 12 – Veterans’ Day – No School

November 16 – School will dismiss at 12:00

Week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 – We will have a Halloween party at lunch Tuesday.  Please send $3 to order pizza.   Students may also bring in candy or snacks. Students need to bring a drink or buy a drink in the lunchroom.

Reminder**- The Veteran’s Day program has been moved to November 2.  We are practicing this week.. Please remind your child to learn their part.  Each student has a part in the program.  The program will be at 9:15.  Dress for students will be red, white, and/or blue.  The students have invitations they may give to a Veteran they would like to invite to the program.

The Fall Festival will be Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:00.  If you will be able to work a 30 minute shift, please let me know.  Also, if you have any baked items or items to sell at the Country Store, please send these in tomorrow.  I have Beth Steed working a shift from 6:30 -7:00; Jennifer Deloney 7:00-7:30; and Amanda Pyron 6:00-6:30.

November 2- Donuts with Dad

November 2 – Veteran’s Day Program

November 5 – School Spelling Bee

November 12 – Veteran’s Day-  School closed

November 14 – District Spelling Bee in Eufaula

November 16 – School will dismiss at 12:00 – AISA Football Championship Games

November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Holidays

December 10- Field Trip to Troy University for performance of “The Wizard of Oz”by SheBANG.

December 19 – Last day of school before Christmas break.

Week of October 22-26 – Forms for “Donuts with Dad” will be in folders today.  Please return by October 25.

October 30 – Fall Festival – We need parents to work a shift at the Country Store.


Week of October 15-19 – I will be sending information for the Farm-City Poster Contest in the folders on Monday.  The posters are due Friday, October 19.  This activity is optional, but I would love for students in our class to participate.  In the past, we have had several winners.  Winners will receive a cash prize and be recognized on the field at Troy University’s football game on November 17th.

Theme for the game this week- “Move Back the Mustangs”.  Dress from a different decade.   **Update** Friday has been declared “Pink Out” day.  Wear your Pink t-shirts.

October 17- School pictures for grades  4-7

October 19- School picture remake if necessary

October 30- Fall Festival – The 5th and 6th grade will host the Country Store

November 5 – School Spelling Bee

November 14 – District Spelling Bee

Week of October 1-5 – Teacher in-service Monday, Oct. 1

The Gift Wrap Fundraiser has been extended to October 2.

Hurricane Florence Relief Effort – Items to support the victims in North and South Carolina may be turned in to the front office.  Items include: canned goods, toiletries, baby food/diapers, hygiene items, pet food, first aid items, bottled water, cleaning supplies, trash bags/latex gloves.  The collection will end Friday, October 5.

Theme for Friday, October 5- “Fire up for Fort Dale”.  Wear red on Friday.

Forms for Muffins with Mom due October 4.

October 8-10 – Fall Break

Week of September 24-28 – Homecoming week – I sent home all the information about homecoming last week in folders.  School will dismiss at 12:00 Friday, September 28. Reminders for dress: Monday Texas, Tuesday California, Wednesday New York, Thursday homecoming t-shirt, and Friday – red, white, & blue.  I still have 3 students that need to send the $5.00 for the float.  You should have gotten a Group Me message from the parent group about the float and student characters.  Each student signed up for a “New York” character for the parade.  If you did not, please let us know, and you will be added to the group.

The Gift Wrap fundraiser has been extended to October 2.

Dates to Remember:

September 28- school will dismiss at 12:00

October 1- Teacher In-service (No school)

October 8-10- Fall Break

October 11- 2nd nine weeks begins

October 17 – school pictures for grades 4-7

October 19 – remake picture day ( if necessary)

Week of September 17-21 – orders for homecoming t-shirts are due Monday, September 17.

The theme for the game this week is “Send the Warriors Out of this World”.  Dress is space theme.

The theme for the 5th Grade  homecoming float is New York.  Each student needs to bring $5.00 to cover the cost of materials for the float.

I am sending home information about homecoming in folders today.

If your child participates in fall sports, please sign up to work in the concession stand.

The SGA blood drive is Monday, September 17 from 9:00- 2:30.

Week of September 10-14 – Discount cards were sent home last Thursday.  Each family is asked to sell 2 cards.

Order forms for homecoming t-shirts were sent home on Wednesday, 9-12.  Orders must be returned by Monday, 9-17.

Theme for game on 9-14- “Not Tonight, Knights” -dress in pjs – all pjs must be 2 piece sets.  No slippers allowed.

The gift wrap fundraiser is underway.

September 18- Yearbook pictures for Pee Wee cheerleaders @ 3:00 and Pee Wee football players @ 3:45.

September 28- Homecoming

October 1 – Teacher in-service (no school for students)

October 8-10- Fall Break

October 11 – Second  9 weeks begins

Week of September 4-7- The Grandparent’s Day Program will be Friday at 1:00.  Students may wear the field trip t-shirt or other patriot shirt (red, white, or blue) and jeans or shorts.

The Book Fair will be in the library through Friday, September 7.

Week of August 27-31 – Folders will be sent home on Monday with graded papers from the previous week.  Please sign and return folders no later than Wednesday of each week.  Also, please sign a paper with a grade of 70 or below.

We are taking orders for the PLAS Prayer Warriors T-Shirts (Shirts seem to run small in size).

Week of August 20-24 – Reminders- This week’s dress up theme is “There’s so much to LOVE about PLA”.   Dress as your favorite football player or cheerleader.

August 20- Foundation Meeting at 6:00 pm

September 3- Labor Day holiday

Reminder – Please return completed school forms by Friday, August 17.



The End-of- the- Year Party will be will be at Nikki and Julie Hopper’s house from 9- 12 on Monday, May 14.  Please let me know if you would like to drive.  We will eat lunch there.  Also, I need to know if your child will be going home after the party or returning to school.