October Pumpkins and Black Cats

Bess Truman Tshirts to order!
Check your child's backpack or call the office today for an order form.  Orders are due Oct. 21st.

New Breakfast/Lunch Prices
Meal Prices-Full Pay
Breakfast (K-12) $1.35
Breakfast (Adult) $1.50
Lunch (K-6) $2.10
Lunch (7-12) $2.35
Lunch (Adult) $2.75

Meal Prices-Reduced
Breakfast (K-12) $0.30
Lunch (K-12) $0.40

Milk (all) $0.40




Important Dates:

     October 14   Box Tops Due
     October 18   PTO Meeting @2
    October 21    Wear Red for Governor @ HST Blue Ribbon                                             Assembly
     October 21  Fire Safety Day
     October 24  PICTURE RETAKE DAY
     October 24/25   Parent Teacher Conference 3:15-7:00p.m.
     October 28 NO SCHOOL
     October 31 Halloween Parade 11:45/Party 12:00
                              Early Out
     October31-November 4 Red Ribbon Week (Dress up each day
            Oct 31- Scare away drugs-- wear Halloween costume to school--
            Nov 1- Run Away From Drugs- athletic wear
            Nov 2- I'm a "Jean"-ious I'm Drug Free- wear jeans
            Nov 3- Put a Cap on it and Shad Out Drugs- wear hat or shades or both
            Nov 4 Team up Against Drugs- wear favorite team attire or WC attire
     November 28-December 2 Book Fair
     December 2  School Festival & Music Program (more details to                                             come)

LifeTouch School Photos
If you were not able to send your child's picture money in it is not too late to still order photos.  Visit mylifetouch.com or call 1-866-955-8342.  Bess Truman's picture day ID is GJ016129Y0.

Cookie Dough/ Popcorn Fundraiser
Help our school raise money for a digital marquee sign and a playground shade pavilion!  You can even shop online at www.gaschoolstore.com-- just use our school ID 4177820-- the website will be available all year and is perfect for family members who live far away!

Each child selling 15 items gets a LIMO ride to MCDONALD'S for icecream!  20 items sold allows student to bring a friend!

Thank you's go out to all families that helped to make this fundraiser a huge success!  Information will come home as soon as we learn of the delivery date!

Free/Reduced Lunch Link

Bess Truman Slideshow


Understanding Feedback on Student Work

You will notice this year that student work is graded differently than it has been in the past for 1st - 4th grade.  In order to give better feedback about students’ present level of performance, we are reporting on individual standards.  We are giving feedback in the form of levels of mastery rather than letter grades that are based on a percentage of points earned.  

When you see your child’s papers marked with a 3, 2, or 1, here is what that means.

3 = On Target for the grade level standard

2 = Approaching the grade level standard

1 = Emerging knowledge/skills on the grade level standard.

In student terms it looks like this: