Excellence for Every Child
Knox County Schools will be offering influenza (flu) vaccinations to children during the school day. If you would like your child to be vaccinated at no cost to you, it is necessary to fill out and the sign the FLU CONSENT form that was sent home in the Thursday folder. This form can also be found at www.knoxcounty.org/health/schoolflu, completed online at this same website, or ask the school to provide one for you. An English and Spanish form is also attached for your convenience. No child will be vaccinated without a completed, signed, and returned consent form. The FluMist is scheduled to be given at Powell Elementary on Friday, November 15 from 8:30-11:30. More information about this program can be found at www.knoxcounty.org/health/schoolflu
Parents, please be mindful that students may not be dropped off in the morning in any of our parking lots. Our parking lots and driveways are super busy with cars. It is not safe for any student or adult to be crossing in between the cars in the drop off line. As a reminder, the bus loading dock is not open for student drop off until 7:30 each morning and closes to drop-offs at 7:45. After 7:45, all students must enter through the front doors and are considered tardy. It is important that all parents use the designated drop off areas for student arrival. Thank you for your help with this safety concern.
If your child is a car-rider, please read carefully: just like your child changed grades-where you pick up your child MAY have changed as well. All 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade car riders will be picked up on the bus loading dock. All kindergarten car-riders and 3rd and 5th grade car riders will meet in the gym and will be picked up in the front of the building. Any brothers and sisters or carpool riders of our kindergarten or 3rd and 5th car-riders will also meet in the gym to be picked up in the front of the building even on kindergarten staggered days.
Check out our mayor's Read City USA link at the right of this webpage. You can get your child involved this summer through the Knox County Public Library. Even if you can't make it to the library, there's a huge selection of TUMBLEBOOKS available at your fingertips. These books can be read online (without checking out through the library) and a lot of these books have an audio version for young readers. Scroll to the bottom of the Read City USA website and click on Tumblebooks to explore the collection this summer. Help your student become a better reader with this free online resource!
If you are looking for something for your kiddos to do, encourage them to read a book! The directions to access the KCS eBook platform, MackinVIA! EBooks, can be found here by clicking on the orange heading above. These Ebooks work just like regular library books, but in a digital environment. When you log in, you can search and browse for available titles, and when you find something you like, you can check it out in just a few clicks.
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 4-H Meeting--4th and 5th graders only
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Math and Reading Night
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PTA Meeting in Library
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM River Ridge Trip
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 4-H Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friendsgiving