November certainly was a busy month here at H. M. Pearson! Parent Conferences were well attended and the entire staff extends our appreciation for the support our parents continue to share with our school. The Veteran's Day event was wonderful and our students were excited to honor over 50 individuals who have worked so hard to make our country the wonderful place in which we all live.
Our third grade students were thrilled to receive their very own dictionary from the Warrenton Rotary Club this month! Mr. Sam Parker, Vice President of Oak View Bank, and his wife, Lauren, presented the students with this thoughtful gift on November 18
. Our students and staff collected 300 boxes of stuffing for the Fauquier County Food Bank! A school bus from our school division picked up our stuffing, along with food items from the other schools in the County, on the morning of November 18
to be delivered to the Food Bank. Thank you for your generous contributions to this important project. That same evening our second graders entertained their parents, grandparents, and friends with a wonderful Native American production under the direction of their teachers. Ms. Seymour, Ms. King, Mrs. Haley and Mr. West did an outstanding job of organizing this event and for insuring that the children learned their lines perfectly! 114 3
grade students received Honor Roll Certificates from Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Payne on November 14
. We are all very proud of these students!
A special "thank you" to our Pearson PTO for the exciting "night of magic" on Friday, November 21
! Many families were entertained with a pizza dinner followed by the magic show and we all appreciate your continued support of our PTO events. We welcome your attendance at our meetings and we look forward to your participation in future activities.
We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was enjoyable and you had the opportunity to make lots of memories with your children! It is hard to believe Winter Break is right around the corner and 2015 will be here before we can blink. Keep a copy of the Pearson calendar close by as there are many activities scheduled during the next several weeks. Some highlights for the month of December include a visit from author Greyson Masters on Wednesday, December 3
. Our school-wide Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, December 5
and our 5
grade chorus is working hard preparing for the County-wide Choral Festival to be held on Friday, December 12
Be sure to listen to the radio or watch the TV during the winter months in the event of a school delay or closing. This information is also posted on the Fauquier County website. Also, we ask that you make sure we have accurate contact information on file here at the school in the event we would need to contact parents to inform them of an early dismissal.
Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season! Spend lots of precious moments with your children as you create special memories!