Gator Group PTO
Today we celebrate 🎉 Ms. Jackie! 2 Years CANCER FREE!!! 🙌🏻💪🎉
1 day ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. http://ow.ly/gqKr50BWOc7 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
1 day ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
ICYMI: The charter authorizing panel approved for PCSSD to launch an all-virtual school in the 2021 school year. DRIVEN Virtual Academy has been in the works for 5 years, but comes at pivotal time in education. Details: http://ow.ly/uyrQ50BWA59 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/EDP00aHrEYo #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As a parent, talk with your child about bullying and provide a supportive place to talk about his/her feelings. If the bullying is happening at school, contact the school to determine a plan together.
2 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Congratulations to Ms. Jackson’s class and Ms. Ackely’s class! They are the the winners of the Ice Cream Party 🍦 Thank you to everyone who joined the PTO this year. We appreciate your continued support!
2 days ago, Gator Group PTO
Yolanda Harris
Please join us for our live virtual PTO meeting tomorrow at 9am. Please use the Zoom link below. Topic: PTO General Board Meeting Time: Oct 20, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84980956923?pwd=dmxlZEZscUd1Mm42K3p0anBZQ0VVZz09 Meeting ID: 849 8095 6923 Passcode: 85WJxh This meeting will be recorded and posted to the school website.
3 days ago, Yolanda Harris
Gator Group PTO
WEAR PINK NEXT WEEK!
6 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Arkansas Department of Education extended the USDA waiver allowing all students to be served meals free of cost for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This means every PCSSD student will receive free breakfast & lunch this school year. http://ow.ly/uY3S50BTCJy #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Fundraiser forms AND payment are due tomorrow, 10/16! Make checks payable to Gator Group PTO.
7 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
PCSSD Board of Education presented the Q1 Inspiration in Education Award award to Juanita Croon, Helpdesk Manager for the district’s IT department at Tuesday night's meeting. We're all so thankful for Juanita's hard work! http://ow.ly/yGvI50BSBM1 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 days ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
Chenal Elementary Ribbon Week, October 26-October 30. Get your gear ready! #gogators
7 days ago, Yolanda Harris
Gator Group PTO
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Decorate your trunk and/or donate treats! Use this sign up link up - https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0e4baea822aafb6-chenalloween
7 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
PCSSD Special Education department will host a virtual transition fair next Tuesday, October 20. Transition fairs provide resources about the transition from high school to adulthood. Details online: http://ow.ly/tcoB50BQjiE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Arkansas Department of Education has a new educational tool for families and teachers called the Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) to ensure we all work together to keep students healthy and safe while they learn and socialize online. https://www.pcssd.org/article/324154?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Order forms are due on Friday! Make sure to include name, teacher and grade on the order forms!
8 days ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
CHENALoween!!!!! Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (5:30-7:00p - Chenal Elementary Parking Lot) 🎃 A drive through Trunk or Treat 🎃 Each trunk station will be *themed* and a fun treat will be handed out for the children in your car. (A special school recognition will be given for the Trunk voted for Best Decorated!!) 🎃BONUS: Adults bring cash in $5 increments!! This will allow your name to be entered into a door prize drawing for every $5 you spend. (Hint: one of the prizes is a $100 Giftcard to Bones Chophouse!) 🎃We are making this a FREE event for all Chenal Elementary students, but in order to pull that off, we are asking that you help us by signing up to donate a few of our treat items. 🎃 We made it really easy to volunteer and donate! Just go to the signup genius link below and sign up for what you are willing to donate and also to sign up to be one of our special TRUNKS! 🎃 Please sign up and turn in donations by Friday, October 23. Volunteers that sign up to decorate their “trunks” will be sent a follow up email with more specific details. 🎃 Costumes are welcomed Use this link to SIGN UP to DONATE or DECORATE a trunk: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0e4baea822aafb6-chenalloween
9 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
At PCSSD we understand the importance of students receiving nutritious meals. And as we celebrate National School Lunch Week, we are also thankful for the extension of a federal program providing breakfast and lunch at no charge. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
TOMORROW IS AVID COLLEGE T-SHIRT DAY! Students can wear their favorite college t-shirt to school, on Wednesday, October 14th. Virtual and blended students - send pictures of your child wearing their favorite college attire, or cheering on their favorite team to: 📸 chenalelementaryyearbook@yahoo.com
9 days ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
Plan on shopping Prime Day?! Sign up for Amazon Smile before you order, and choose Gator Group PTO as your charity. smile.amazon.com
10 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Parents across the district now have access to the Schoology Parent Portal. The following videos to help you walk through the portal as well as the app. Schoology Parent Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Wusadq_agCo Schoology App: https://youtu.be/_YHEGyPxxJA #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines. Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations. Printable PDF available here: https://5il.co/lynw
13 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
EAT AT GANDOLFO’S TODAY! Just let them know you are there with Chenal Elementary 🐊💙💚
14 days ago, Gator Group PTO
Chenal Elementary
As of 7:50 AM, The phones and Internet are back up and working at Chenal elementary. Thank you for your patience!
14 days ago, Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary
Attention families: the internet and phones are currently down across the school right now. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update with more information as soon as we have it. Thank you. (7am)
14 days ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
The Six Bridges Book Festival from @CALibrarySystem will be available free & live online October 8-18. The event will feature more than 50 authors & presenters including cooking demonstrations, crafts, and contests. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
15 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Schoology is back up and running without issue. However, there might still be issues with logging into Classlink. You can continue to monitor updates here: https://status.classlink.com/
15 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Join the PTO! Sign up by October 12th! chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com
15 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Classlink and Schoology are experiencing issues nationwide. We are hopeful that both will be running at full capacity soon. You can monitor updates on the following websites: Schoology: https://status.schoology.com/ Classlink: https://status.classlink.com/
15 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Update on from the PCSSD IT Department: The ClassLink Portal should be back up and running nationwide. Students and staff can access their portal now at launchpad.classlink.com/pcssd. Thank you for your patience this morning!
16 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
From the PCSSD IT Department: The ClassLink Portal is currently down nationwide. We are hopeful it will be back up and running for students to access their portal very soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
16 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is Computer Learning Month. This month, we encourage members of the PCSSD community who are not familiar with computers to learn something new. Many local libraries provide resources to teach everything from the basics to more advanced skills.
16 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. That means, on average, every 2 minutes a woman receives that life-changing news. Join PCSSD in raising awareness for this disease. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
19 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Fall 2020 Fundraiser - Cards for a Cause 1. SAVE MONEY! (Cards average $1 a card) 2. SAVE TIME! (No last minute trips to the store) 3. CHOOSE A SET THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS! (5 different box options) GOAL - Each student sells 1 box! (Prizes - Top seller, those who sell 5 or more boxes, and Pizza Party for the top selling classes!) WHAT TO DO: • Collect orders from October 5th - October 15th • Order forms are DUE back to school October 16th • Boxes are $31.50 each • Make checks payable to Gator Group PTO • Boxes will arrive in approximately two weeks Check out this video for more information, and share it with your friends and family: https://youtu.be/zVB21rcqrgo Check out more images of the different box options on our Facebook page (Gator Group PTO)
20 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
October is National Principals Month! We will highlight our principals throughout the month. Stay tuned to our social media to learn more about your principal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
20 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Custodial Worker Day. Thank you to our custodial workers across the District who have gone the extra mile to keep facilities clean to protect staff and students. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
20 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
McFarland Eye Care is hosting a free eye care day this Saturday (October 3) at their Little Rock and Pine Bluff locations. This is for new and existing patients to provide eye care that might have been delayed due to COVID-19. http://ow.ly/Pr4850BFBY8 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
20 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news! Our chromebook insurance partner has reopened the portal to enroll. Sign up for chromebook insurance for just $35 for the school year. Deadline is October 31! More info: https://5il.co/jewe Link to enroll: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
20 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN THE PTO JOIN BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th and help your child’s class win an Ice Cream Party 🍦 JOIN ONLINE ➡️ https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com •Login or Register •Find “2020-2021 PTO Membership” under “My Account” and “New Forms” •Choose your Membership Option and Add To Cart HERE ARE THE CURRENT TOP 3 CLASSES Don’t see your child’s class? Join the PTO! 😊
21 days ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
MARK YOUR CALENDAR 🗓 Let Gandolfo’s take care of dinner NEXT Thursday 10/8, all day!
21 days ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
It's important to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But just as important is to wear it correctly and wash it regularly. Here are some helpful reminders for when it comes to wearing your mask and keeping yourself and others safe. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
22 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news! Our chromebook insurance partner has reopened the portal to enroll. Sign up for chromebook insurance for just $35 for the school year. Deadline is October 31! More info: https://5il.co/jewe Link to enroll: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup
23 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several central office employees received a special award for a "job well done" from fellow employee, Fred Austin. As part of his "DARE 2 B" program, Fred recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication to students. Thank you Crain Team for helping with the awards. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
24 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Better Breakfast Day! PCSSD is proud to be a recipient of the expansion of the USDA's Seamless Summer Option to provide nutritious and free breakfast and lunches to all students, including those participating in the virtual option. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
26 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Our @AVID4College leadership team is working to set goals for this 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward to continuing with AVID and reaching students where they are to help them succeed. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
27 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The National Park Foundation is providing free youth passes to students under 16 for national parks across the country. The pass is good through August 31, 2021. Find Arkansas's National Parks: findyourpark.com/park-finder #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
27 days ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Buy. Scan. Earn. 1. Download the Box Tops for Education App 2. Scan your receipts 🧾 3. Earn money for our school!
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
TONIGHT!!! Let Chick-fil-A make dinner tonight!! Head on over to the Chenal/Markham location from 4-8p, and let them know you are there with Chenal Elementary!
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
Another easy way to support our school! You shop, Kroger gives! Go to krogercommunityrewards.com Find our school by using NPO #26537
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
Join Amazon Smile and let your Amazon purchases help our school! To Register: Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Gator Group PTO as your charity. Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase to our school!
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
Have you considered sponsoring a child’s backpack? 🎒 🥫 At this time, due to Covid regulations, we are unable to host a food drive, so we need your help! $100 will feed a child for all weekends of the school year! You can choose to give $50 for a semester, any amount your family is comfortable with, or even partner with a friend and donate together. Sign up online! https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com/login
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
The first NWEA MAP growth assessment begins this week. These evaluations guide teachers on how to help students continue to learn. We've added a section on our website with tips for traditional and virtual students: http://ow.ly/im1K50BqlZM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
JOIN THE PTO! We are excited for the “scoops” that have been added so far, but we would love to add many more! 🍦 JOIN BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th and help your child’s class win an Ice Cream Party 🍨 and be entered in a drawing to win a $250 gift card to Oceans at Arthur’s! 🌊 JOIN ONLINE ➡️ https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com •Login or Register •Find “2020-2021 PTO Membership” under “My Account” and “New Forms” •Choose your Membership Option and Add To Cart
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
Chick-fil-A Community Night - Support our school! On Thursday, September 17th from 4:00-8:00pm, head on over and grab a Chick-fil-A dinner. Let them know you are there with Chenal Elementary! (Chenal & Markham location)
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news for our PCSSD families: we are now able to offer FREE meals thanks to a recent USDA waiver. That means our virtual, blended and traditional students can eat breakfast & lunch for free through Dec. 31! http://ow.ly/GmaQ50Bh7HE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
JOIN THE PTO! The Gator Group PTO is a nonprofit group that supports and works alongside staff and faculty to make Chenal the best school possible for it students and families. JOIN BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 12th and help your child’s class win an Ice Cream Party 🍨 and be entered in a drawing to win a $250 gift card to Oceans at Arthur’s! 🌊 JOIN ONLINE ➡️ https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com •Login or Register •Find “2020-2021 PTO Membership” under “My Account” and “New Forms” •Choose your Membership Option and Add To Cart
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
NEW SCHOOL SPIRIT STORE ITEMS! Check out all the new items for sale in our School Spirit Store 👉🏼 https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com **Some items are only available in limited sizes/quantities**
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
PCSSD will be open for regular business hours tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 28). Schools will operate on their normal Friday schedule (which includes blended Group B students). Extended care and athletic activities will resume tomorrow as well. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Central Arkansas is expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Laura tomorrow. Based on the most current weather updates, the heaviest impact is expected between 3-4pm. Therefore, PCSSD will dismiss school early on Thursday, August 27. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30am and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00pm. Dismissal times are for both car and bus riders. District offices will dismiss at 1pm as well. There will be no district athletics events on Thursday, August 27. No decision has been made about school or athletic activities for Friday at this time.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Wear Spirit Shirts on Friday - Order Spirit Shirts by 10am Thursday! The shirts will be delivered to the child Thursday afternoon, so they can wear them on Friday. Order here ➡️ https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/15182471
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Schoology Update: The parent access feature is not turned on yet for Schoology. We are working to get all teachers and students up to speed before adding the parent access. We'll share more information next week. Thank you for your continued patience.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE: Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator for PCSSD, offers another walk through of what Schoology looks like for students, starting with the log-in process to the student portal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/J3U850B8ZV1
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
We Need Your Help! Our yearbook editors, always strive to be inclusive of ALL students, which provides new challenges with our off campus students. We will take advantage of every opportunity to get fun class shots, but we need your help now more than ever since we cannot capture our distance learners. So this year we will be accepting home photos—we will need as many as you can send!  Here are some tips for capturing excellent home photos:  *Please remember to only submit Chenal students. We love seeing your older/younger siblings, but at this time we reserve room in the book for our school students.  *Outside lighting is the most flattering. If you take indoor shots, focus on your child’s eyes looking at you, attempt to put them in front of an uncluttered wall near a light source, and encourage happy smiles!  *Submit your photos in a timely manner—we will work on pages chronologically, so we fill layouts soon after events occur.  *As always we try to include as many photos as we can, but please understand we will not use every shot you submit. We appreciate your understanding!  Photos can be submitted via email to chenalelementaryyearbook@yahoo.com
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
Gator Group PTO
2020-2021 PTO MEMBERSHIP The simple act of joining the PTO provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school, and connect in meaningful ways with other parents. Together we can do a lot of good. Join us! Click here 👇🏼 https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com/
about 1 month ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
It may look a little different this year, but we are still sending well wishes and positive vibes for a happy first day of school! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Ellie Miller, a parent of 6 children wrote this poem earlier this month for @thrive. Mrs. Miller states in the article that, regardless of options, there isn’t a parent who won’t relate to the words of this poem. http://ow.ly/Issp50B6w5T #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
Chenal Elementary Spirit Store is NOW OPEN! Spirit Shirts (can be worn to school on Friday’s) and Face Mask (Adult and Youth sizes) are now available to order. SHOP HERE 👉🏼 https://chenalpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/23
2 months ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator, walks through Schoology for students. This is a first look at a student account as the school year begins and courses are added. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y0JY3DjwITg WEB INFO: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/educational-approach #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Hey Parents! Here's more info on Schoology. This Parent Guide is packed with detailed explanations of different features, tools and step-by-step walkthroughs. This guide is designed to help you better understand Schoology. https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000873-Parent-Guide #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will use Schoology as its Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Students can submit assignments, review grades, engage in interactive discussions, take tests, and more. Check out this video for more info: https://vimeo.com/46433066 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
The 2020-2021 bell schedule is now available on the school website: https://chenal.pcssd.org/o/chenal-elementary/page/school-information--151
2 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Let's pretend! Integrate masks into your favorite pretend play scenes. Encourage your child to dress up as a doctor, nurse, or veterinarian. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
2 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Chenal Elementary
Our teachers are here for you, rain or shine! Check out these pictures from Chromebook distribution. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, Chenal Elementary
Yolanda Harris
Virtual open house is scheduled for August 21, 2020 from 5:30-6:30. Links will be sent out.
2 months ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Use easy to understand language and positive phrasing to explain why it is important for children to wear their mask. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
Please see the following dates for Chromebook pickup. Also on the assigned dates please bring all of your child's supplies in a bag LABELED with their name and grade level. Chromebook pick up is for all instructional modes. (Blended, Virtual, or/and Traditional) Virtual students keep their supplies at home. August 11, 2020, 3:30pm-6:00pm 4th Grade Car rider Lane 5th Grade Bus Lane August 12, 2020, 3:30pm-6:00pm 2nd Grade Car rider Lane 3rd Grade Bus Lane August 13, 2020, 3:30pm-6:00pm Kindergarten Car rider Lane 1st Grade Bus Lane Don’t forget to make sure all supplies are labeled with the student’s name and grade level. Siblings in different grade levels can be picked up on the youngest child’s day. For example, if you have a 5th grader and a 1st grader you should pick on the 1st grade day. Thanks in advance
2 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Chromebook and Supply Exchange Please see the following dates for Chromebook pickup. Also on the assigned dates please bring all of your child's supplies in a bag LABELED with their name and grade level. August 11, 2020, 3:30pm-6:00pm 4th Grade Car rider Lane 5th Grade Bus Lane August 12, 2020, 3:30pm-6:00pm 2nd Grade Car rider Lane 3rd Grade Bus Lane August 13, 2020, 3:30pm-6:00pm Kindergarten Car rider Lane 1st Grade Bus Lane Don’t forget to make sure all supplies are labeled with the student’s name and grade level. Siblings in different grade levels can be picked up on the youngest child's day. For example, if you have a 5th grader and a 1st grader you should pick on the 1st grade day.
3 months ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
COMING SOON: Chromebook Distribution PCSSD will release information about chromebook distribution for all students soon. Every student in grades K - 12 will receive a chromebook no matter which instructional option they are in. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
NEW School Schedule! Chenal Elementary Arrival: 7:10-7:30a Breakfast: 7:10-7:30a Tardy Bell: 7:30a Dismissal (M,T,Th,F): 2:30p Wednesday Dismissal: 11:30a
3 months ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering back-to-school immunization clinics in Little Rock throughout the month of August. Check out the schedule on our website: https://www.pcssd.org/article/279757?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST - The CORRECT lists are now available on our school website. Find them here 👉🏼 https://chenal.pcssd.org/o/chenal-elementary/page/school-supply-lists--237
3 months ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
The revised district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on the district website and all school websites. This is a DRAFT version as it must still be approved by the Board of Education, but we wanted to share with you now for planning. You can find it here: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
3 months ago, PCSSD
Gator Group PTO
ATTENTION: A post was made earlier today regarding SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST. Unfortunately, we have since learned that the posts were made in error, and the correct lists will now be available on Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
3 months ago, Gator Group PTO
PCSSD
Regular physical activity during the summer can actually lead to increased concentration and improved test scores.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Find a park with walking trails and playground equipment for children to play.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Parents, please select one instructional option for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Responses must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. New students should complete this report, too! https://forms.gle/6eH77dqk2RjVuiBP8
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Consider signing kids up for a sports team or organization of their choice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kids are never too young to learn about diversity. To help broaden understanding of our black community, here is this week's resource as a helpful starting point: what you can learn from a box of crayons! http://ow.ly/fzy850AzBFd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Deputy Superintendent Ms. Alesia Smith visited Salem Media this week to talk about the Roadmap to Reopening. Listen to the segment on Rejoice Little Rock at the 35 minute mark: http://ow.ly/pUrl50AxuOR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is conducting a FINAL SURVEY to plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents will select one instructional option for each child for the year. Parents MUST fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. This survey must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. https://forms.gle/93BL5azfHWUuUkUq9 If you're new to PCSSD, please fill out this survey as well!
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Easy and fun science experiments are available online.
3 months ago, PCSSD
Bethany Jameson
Here is a sneak peak of the yearbooks! Remember, pick up is TOMORROW, Thursday, July 9th from 2:00-4:30 in the school's bus and car lanes. If your oldest Chenal student is in 3-5th grade, pick up your family's books in the bus lane; if your oldest Chenal student is in K-2nd grade, pick up your family's books in the car lane. We have a very small number of extra year books and they may be purchased for $35 first come, first serve, no reservation. Please bring exact cash or check made out to Gator Group PTO to purchase. Please stay in your vehicle, roll your window down, and wear a mask to pick up.
4 months ago, Bethany Jameson
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Visiting local history, art, and science museums is fun and educations for children.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Chocolate Day. Who doesn't like chocolate? Cookies, ice cream, candy bars, cakes, pies - what is your favorite way to eat chocolate?
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Birthday, America! How are you celebrating today?
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Open a lemonade stand to teach children about money management.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
4 months ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
YEARBOOKS are in and will be ready to pick up on Thursday, July 9th from 2:00-4:30 in the school's bus and car lanes. If your oldest Chenal student is in 3-5th grade, pick up your family's books in the bus lane; if your oldest Chenal student is in K-2nd grade, pick up your family's books in the car lane. Thanks for your patience during this unprecedented time. The books look great and are worth the wait! A very small number of books will be available for purchase for $35 on a first come, first serve basis.
4 months ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
NOW HIRING! PCSSD has more than 50 job openings right now. Check out the openings to see if there's something that might be a good fit for you. http://ow.ly/ogZ150AhBkS
4 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Shout out to our very own Mrs. Harvey for her hard work and dedication this year, especially when it came time to collecting ALL OF OUR CHROMEBOOKS! We appreciate you so much, Mrs. Harvey!
4 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers: Ever-changing technology is one of the most constant parts of education. Summer months are a great opportunity to learn new technologies and how to implement them in your classroom next school year! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is following up on a previous survey sent earlier this month. Your responses to the survey are crucial as we plan for staffing, logistics, and safety precautions. The following survey is REQUIRED for all students. Parents must fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The survey has also been emailed to all parents. SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ALwVFMm6ePb36mz57
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
62% of kids say they enjoy summer reading so encourage your kids to spend some time in a book this summer. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Buildings may be closed, but registration is still open! Families with students returning to PCSSD must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Yolanda Richards at yrichards@pcssd.org.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Little Rock Zoo is offering both virtual and on-grounds Zoofari camps this summer to provide fun-filled and educational programming for children. The camp is specifically geared toward elementary-aged children, but is fun for the whole family. https://www.pcssd.org/article/258066?org=pcssd
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is important during summer months for students to find books that they enjoy reading. 90% of kids say they are more likely to finish a book that they pick out themselves. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Father's Day!
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Little Rock Zoo is offering both virtual and on-grounds Zoofari camps this summer to provide fun-filled and educational programming for children. The camp is specifically geared toward elementary-aged children, but is fun for the whole family. https://www.pcssd.org/article/258066?org=pcssd
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. You could visit our local libraries to check out books or even take some classes. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
For many kids, wearing a mask might seem uncomfortable and scary. UAMS created book to help children adjust to why it's important to wear mask. It even includes activities to do with younger children. https://view.publitas.com/uams-1/my-teacher-wears-a-mask/page/1
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every student should have their final report card. Parents of students in kindergarten and 1st grade received an email report card. Parents of students in grades 2 - 12 can find their child's report card in HAC. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The summer slide overwhelmingly impacts kids from lower income families more than others. It is reported that by the end of the 5th grade, students from lower income families are often 2.5 years behind their peers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
LAST CHANCE!! The final collection date for Chromebooks is Thursday, June 11 from 4-6 pm. To avoid any late fees, please drop off the device, charger, and bag at SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE, ROBINSON MIDDLE, MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH or MAUMELLE HIGH. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers spend valuable classroom time at the beginning of each school year to catch up students who have fallen behind where they should be. It can take 4-6 weeks to re-teach students the material they forgot. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
By the time students get to high school, the learning loss caused by the summer slide can create a performance gap of 2-5 years. But simply practicing some skills will keep your student sharp heading into next year. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The summer slide is real and students can lose more than 2.5 months of math skills, 2 months of reading skills, and multiple grade levels of abilities without putting what they have learned this list year to practice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Many students have already closed their books and won't open them again until school is back in session. This puts kids at risk of falling behind and lower standardized test scores. We will provide facts and tips to avoid the summer slide here. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Shawn Burgess, assistant superintendent for human resources, discuss what it will look like for PCSSD to reopen for students in fall 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzAgdSNdE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to all our students from the superintendent's Cabinet at PCSSD! You are officially finished with the 2019-2020 school year. Check out this message of appreciation for you as head into summer break. https://youtu.be/1SlonalhXOU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary staff missed ending the year with our students at school and in our classrooms. We're so proud of all of our students for their hard work this year. We can't wait to see everyone in the fall! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g1kc675K_4&feature=youtu.be
5 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Some elementary teacher librarians in PCSSD participated in the "pass the book" challenge. The goal of this challenge is to support reading and get readers engaged. What is your favorite book you've read during quarantine? http://ow.ly/QBKH50zyAU2 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Some elementary teacher librarians in Pulaski County Special School District participated in the "pass the book" challenge. The goal of this challenge is to support reading and get readers engaged. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/kAc_tFJVQ-c
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cabinet sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out the messages. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, students sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from BAKER, CHENAL, LAWSON, ROBINSON ELEM, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH! **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/p7Ae50zzVO9
6 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary appreciates each and every one of our teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week, a few of our students wanted to share a message of thanks just for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7-hAD5cuYc&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMnkez_ijC8oD3JAbQQNBQFF&index=14
6 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
P.E. coaches from elementary schools across the district share a few words of encouragement for their students. Let's stay active and keep on moving! http://ow.ly/TYkK50ztHRY #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Thank you to all of our PCSSD school nurses for caring for our students!
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. While this year may be different, we all can still thank our teachers for all they are doing for our students. Thank you! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
P.E. coaches from elementary schools across the district share a few words of encouragement for their students. Let's stay active and keep on moving! http://ow.ly/TYkK50ztHRY #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We all sure do miss our students right now! A few schools teamed up this week to share a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students! Thank you teachers from Pine Forest Elementary, Chenal Elementary, Clinton Elementary, College Station Elementary and Robinson Elementary for sending in videos. https://youtu.be/LK1ms8fXGwc
6 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
We miss our Chenal Elementary students!
6 months ago, Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary
All of our teachers miss their students. Especially kindergarten teacher, Ms. Randle, who joined a birthday parade for one of her students. How sweet!
6 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We're so thankful for all our volunteers at PCSSD! Unfortunately we are unable to host our annual volunteer banquet this year. But we are still so appreciative for every hour dedicated to helping our students grow! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school this Friday. Teachers have a professional development day.
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget this week's virtual spirit week activities! Show your school spirit and wear your school colors. Tag us so we can repost your picture. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary sure does miss its students right now! Principal Harris shares a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students!
6 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
7 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652101/chenal-ami.pdf
7 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget, AETN (Arkansas PBS) is providing in-home learning & activities w/ PBS KIDS educational programming starting today. Sign up for educational support: http://ow.ly/aNsN50yUEIe & check out more online resources: http://ow.ly/tQeY50yUEQU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is the current list of locations where grab-and-go meals will be provided during the week of spring break (March 23-March 27). Thank you to World Central Kitchen, Clinton Presidential Center and the City of Little Rock, AR for the joint effort in feeding our children.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Governor Hutchinson just announced that all schools K-12 in Arkansas will remain closed until April 17. We will update AMI plans, nutrition availability and more as soon as possible.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy First Day of Spring!
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Prior to Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as First Lady of the United States, Secretary of State and New York Senator, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Clinton was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Raye Jean Jordan Montague was the first person to design a ship using a computer system during the 1970s. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. Montague was born in Little Rock and was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to communication@pcssd.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Bessie Grace Boehm Moore created the first county library in Pine Bluff and served on the National Advisory Committee on Libraries under President Lyndon Johnson. Moore was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Parents, here is a sample COVID-19 schedule that many in the academic world are using during school closures. Hope this helps provide a little coordination to your days at home.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Pat Lile is co-founder of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and has received both state and federal recognition for the volunteer efforts in both Pine Bluff and Little Rock. Lile was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will join the City of Little Rock in food distribution on Monday, March 16. We will deliver food to the following locations between 11am - 11:30am. These are only PICK UP locations for food (not sit down and eat locations).
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Karen Flake is the president and CEO of Mount St. Mary Academy and, in 1996, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Flake was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is working with local government officials to coordinate a plan for student nutrition during the mandated school closure. We hope to have information regarding meal services later today. We will share online once a plan is set. Thank you. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Bettye Caldwell played an integral role in the development of Head Start and was named one of Ladies' Home Journal's 10 Women of the Year in 1978. Caldwell moved to Arkansas in the 1960s and inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016.
7 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Don't forget to turn in your volunteer hours by Friday, March 13!
8 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
DID YOU KNOW: A leap year occurs every 4 years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365-¼ days.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Sheryl Underwood is a comedian and television host of The Talk. She founded the African American Female Comedian Association. Underwood was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2007.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lencola Sullivan-Verseveldt was the first African American to win Miss Arkansas in 1980. She was fourth runner-up at Miss America that year. She is from Morrilton and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Charles Bussey Jr. was the first African American elected to the Little Rock City Board of Directors, deputy sheriff of Pulaski County, and mayor of Little Rock. Bussey was born in Stamps and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
5th graders at CHENAL ELEMENTARY investigated African American contributors to American culture and academia for Black History Month. Their findings are on display in the hallway outside their classrooms.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Fran Bennett is an actress, best known for her role on hit shows such as Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Scandal. Bennett was born in Malvern and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," also called Shrove Tuesday. The name Fat Tuesday refers to the last day of eating richer foods before the leaner days of Lent begin when many Christians fast. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. James "Jimmy" McKissic was a world-renowned pianist who performed throughout the world, including more than two dozen events at Carnegie Hall in New York. McKissic was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Joycelyn Elders served as the U.S. Surgeon General in President Clinton's Administration and as Director of the Arkansas Department of Health. Elders was born in Schaal, AR and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Rodney Earl Slater was the first African American director of the Federal Highway Administration and U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Clinton. He grew up in Marianna and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1997.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lou Brock was an MLB player who changed the game by using the stolen base as an offensive weapon, and was the league's all-time stolen base leader until 1991. He was born in El Dorado and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Assoc. of Alternative Educators, Arkansas Department Of Education and Alternative Education Unit selected Tammy Bray for the “Judge Evans Award." Congratulations, Tammy! We're proud to have you with PCSSD!
8 months ago, PCSSD
Joe T. Robinson High
This message is for Future Senator Cheerleader parents who will be cheering in tonight’s basketball game: * Please pick up your shirts in the gym lobby between 6-7 pm * The students will perform during halftime of the senior boys game * Cheerleaders should wear their t-shirt, bow, and black pants.
8 months ago, Joe T. Robinson High
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Fatima Robinson is one of the most popular hip-hop and pop music choreographers in the world. Her work has been featured in music videos and movies. Robinson was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black hall of Fame in 2004.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Ozell Sutton was a leader in the civil rights movement and was present at Central High, the march at Selma, and with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was murdered. Sutton was born in Gould and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
8 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Fifth grade students at Chenal Elementary demonstrated their skills in research and written presentation this past week. Students investigated African American contributors to American culture and academia and presented their findings in this display in their hallway.
8 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. George Howard Jr. was the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Arkansas and numerous other Arkansas judicial posts. Howard was born in Pine Bluff and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Edith Jones was the first African American to graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School. The Edith Irby Jones M.D. Health Care Center was named for her. She was born in Conway and inducted to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2002
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Debbye Turner Bell was crowned Miss America 1990. Bell grew up in Jonesboro and in 1998 was named a Distinguished Alumna of Arkansas State University. Bell was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Grover Evans was the first African American to swim on the U.S. Paralympic Team in Barcelona in 1992. He set five world records & won 69 national championships. Evans was born in Jonesboro & inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lottie Lee Holt Shackelford became the first female mayor of Little Rock. In 1998, Shackelford founded the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. She was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Robert McFerrin Sr. was the first African American to appear in an opera at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York City. McFerrin was born in Marianna and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Sidney Moncrief played basketball for University of Arkansas and led them to the Final Four in '78. He was a first round draft pick and five time All-Star. Moncrief was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
8 months ago, PCSSD
Joe T. Robinson High
REMINDER: Robinson High School will host a cheer clinic for grades K-6 on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9am - 12pm. $30 per cheerleader includes a t-shirt. Students will perform on Feb. 21 during halftime of the basketball games. Contact Coach Brucks for details: abrucks1263@pcssd.org
8 months ago, Joe T. Robinson High
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Granville Coggs was an original Tuskegee Airman. He attended Harvard and became the first African American staff physician at San Francisco's Kaiser Hospital. Coggs was born in Pine Bluff and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Johnnie Harrison Taylor was a singer known as the "Philosopher of Soul." His single "Disco Lady" was the first single to ever be certified platinum. Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, AR and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Hubert "Geese" Ausbie was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and became known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball." Ausbie attended Philander Smith College and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Daisy Gatson Bates was a mentor to the Little Rock Nine during Central High's desegregation. In 1957 the AP chose her as Woman of the Year in Education. Bates grew up in Huttig, AR and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Art Porter Sr. was best known as a jazz musician and performed for President Clinton's two gubernatorial inaugurations and a presidential inaugural reception. Porter is from Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is a reminder that schools will be closed on Monday, February 10 for parent teacher conferences. We'll see you (students) back in the classroom on Tuesday, February 11!
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Andree Yvonne Layton Roaf was the first African American woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court when she was appointed by Governor Jim Guy Tucker. Roaf moved to Pine Bluff as an adult and inducted to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary hosted an ESL Family Night on January 13. Students dressed up in their parent's traditional attire for 2 musical performances that entertained all in attendance. There was ESL info and reps present to answer questions about the school.
9 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
REMINDER! The Pulaski County Special School District science fair will be held *this* Friday, February 7 from 9am until 1 pm. Come visit us at UA-Little Rock and see all the projects from across our school district. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Samuel Massie Jr. was a chemist and worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. His research led to medications to treat malaria, meningitis and more. He was born in North Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1998.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Vice Admiral Edward Moore Jr. was the highest ranking African American in the Navy at the time of his retirement. Moore's family moved to Little Rock while he was in high school. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Joe T. Robinson High
Robinson High School will host a cheer clinic for grades K-6 on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9am - 12pm. $30 per cheerleader includes a t-shirt. Students will perform on Feb. 21 during halftime of the basketball games. Contact Coach Brucks for details: abrucks1263@pcssd.org
9 months ago, Joe T. Robinson High
PCSSD
School counselors help students in more ways than you realize. This week we celebrate them and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career as a part of National School Counseling Week.
9 months ago, PCSSD
Joe T. Robinson Middle
Make it a SMOOTH transition into middle school! ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL will host an open house on Thursday, Feb. 6 for prospective students and families new to the area. Contact Kimberly Passini for details at kpassini3742@pcssd.org
9 months ago, Joe T. Robinson Middle
PCSSD
February is American Heart Month. Help raise awareness for heart disease by participating in "Wear Red Day" this Friday (Feb. 7). Together we are empowering women to beat heart disease and stroke, giving them more time to do amazing things.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. John Harold Johnson built Johnson Publishing Company, a publishing empire that launched Ebony and Jet magazines. He was born in Arkansas City and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Groundhog Day! Do you want 6 more weeks of winter?
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Maya Angelou is a renowned bestselling author, poet, actor and performer. She lived in Stamps, AR for ten years with her grandmothers. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Black History Month, every day in February we'll recognize a great leader in African American history. We'll highlight someone new each morning.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Though school board appreciation month is ending, we're always thankful for the work of our school board members. Your dedication and hard work for our students is evident every day! THANK YOU!
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Eli Keller has two kids who both attend PCSSD schools. His fiancée, Mary, has 3 kids. When he's not chasing around the kids, Eli volunteers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy 100 days of school to our students and teachers! Cheers to an awesome school year so far! Schools across PCSSD are participating in fun, unique ways. We'll have pictures from all our schools over on our Facebook page.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Alicia Gillen, board secretary, has 3 children - Shayla Dixon 22, Nicole Gillen 13, Julia Gillen 12. She also has a dog named Maggie who is 15. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing, traveling and cooking.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Shelby Thoma and his wife, Leigh, have been married 25 years and 4 children: Simone-24, Nathan-23, Amelia- 20, and Novi-3. His favorite hobby is running and he also enjoys spending time with his youth group.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Brian Maune and his wife, Jennifer, have been married nearly 14 years. They have 5 kids and another due in May! Brian's hobbies include family travel and outdoors activities like hunting, fishing and camping.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tina Renee Ward has two daughters, Ti'Naya and Daraleisha, and two grandkids, Kobe and August. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, road trips and bargain shopping!
10 months ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
Friday, January 24, 2020 please come out and support All Pro Dads at 6:30am. Don't forget to bring your ID to sign-in .
10 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Save the date:Thursday, January 23, 2020. First and Second Grade Music and Art Showcase! Students should arrive at 5:15.
10 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Wayback Burger Community Night for Chenal Elementary, 16900 Chenal Pkwy Suite 150, Little Rock, AR 72223. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 A portion of proceeds will be given to Chenal Elementary.
10 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
English as a Second Language Community Night is scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020 at 6pm. Please join us.
10 months ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
Flu season is far from over. Don't forget to wash your hands regularly, keep your lunchbox and backpack clean and maintain overall healthy habits. Let's stay healthy and ready to learn this semester!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Linda Remele has been married to her husband, Steve, for 22 years She has one son, Jonathan, and a stepson, Brent, as well as 2 grandchildren and 4 rescue cats. Dr. Remele loves to volunteer and travel outside the U.S. She also loves to read, particularly travel novels.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School choice is officially open for PCSSD. Applications will be accepted at Central Office (925 E. Dixon Road), Monday - Friday between 8:30 am - 4:00pm. Stop by to fill out your application before spots fill up!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Just a reminder, there is no school tomorrow (Monday, January 6)! We're closed for professional development. See you on Tuesday!
10 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
Nothing says the holidays quite like ugly Christmas sweaters. Check out a few of our teachers rockin' their best holiday fashion. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
10 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
We are wishing all of our PCSSD family and staff a wonderful winter break! Teachers will return Jan. 6 for Professional Development. Students return to school Jan. 7.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Words cannot express our gratitude to those who made donations to clear lunch debt at some of our schools. So far, we've received more than $10,000 in donations for schools across PCSSD.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Special School District wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed this week for Fall Break! Enjoy the week off. District office will be closed Thursday and Friday. See you all back in the classroom next week!
11 months ago, PCSSD
Chenal Elementary
There are fun maker spaces in all the Library Learning Centers across PCSSD. Check out this makerspace pegboard at CHENAL ELEMENTARY. Students can use the multi-colored golf tees to create things on the board. It's like an old-school lite-brite!
11 months ago, Chenal Elementary
Chenal Elementary
Thank you to our families and friends who came out for the Thanksgiving lunch celebrations! Our students really enjoyed it!
11 months ago, Chenal Elementary
PCSSD
Several PCSSD teacher librarians attended the American Association of School Librarians Conference in Louisville, KY. They learned how to create diverse collections, build collaborative partnerships and develop innovative teaching practices.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is American Education Week and the National Education Association today promotes parental involvement, including reading to children, checking homework, asking about their school day and developing a relationship with teachers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence #AEW2019
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: schools will be closed next week (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29) for Fall Break. Central office will be only be closed Thursday (Nov. 28) and Friday (Nov. 29).
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is American Education Week and today we kick off the week to honor our education community members who are each critical in building great public schools in Pulaski County! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence #AEW2019
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. The National Safety Council and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourage teen drivers to put down their cell phones, slow down and wear a seatbelt.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Thank you, veterans, for your service.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Check out the Joe T. Robinson feeder Teacher Librarians' favorite books. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Did you know more than 200,000 playground-related injuries happen each year in the US? Keep a close eye on children to ensure they are using equipment properly and it is age appropriate.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
12 months ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
Make-up picture day, November 18, 2019 uniform required.
12 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
4th Grade field trip to Toltec Mounds, November 5, 2019.
12 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Popcorn Fundraiser starts November 4, 2019.
12 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Remember no school for students tomorrow through Friday.
12 months ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Third and Fourth Grade Art and Music Showcase is today starting at 5:30pm. Third and fourth grade students should arrive at 5:15pm. PTO will have their general meeting beginning at 5:30pm. ~Chenal Elementary School
12 months ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
12 months ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
We would love your feedback on the social studies academic standards. Please complete the survey. https://forms.gle/Ksivbf3BYZGfhX3LA
almost 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The school bus ride is an extension of the school day and PCSSD schools is committed to providing a safe transportation experience for all students across the district.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
The phones are down district wide. You may email our secretary, Ms. Nelson, snelson8699@pcssd.org, if you need to contact the school.
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
PCSSD
Every PCSSD staff member is encouraged to wear red on Tuesday, October 15 in honor of World Dyslexia Day.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We’re thrilled to announce Pulaski County Special School District‘s new app! It’s everything PCSSD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2IcfiP3 or iPhone: https://apple.co/30qo7uT.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Yolanda Harris
No school for students October 30-November 1st. Teacher Professional Development Days
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Pulaski County Special School District will host a flu clinic at Chenal Elementary Friday, October 11, 2019 9 a.m-11 a.m.
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
October 21-25 RED RIBBON WEEK More Information to come.
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Fall picture day is scheduled for October 14, 2019. Students must wear uniforms.
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
Fall Fest is scheduled for October 18, 2019 from 5pm-7:30pm. Email PTO if you are interested in volunteering at gatorgrouppto@yahoo.com.
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris
Yolanda Harris
This Friday morning September 20, 2019 from 6:45am-7:30am All Pro Dads. We will meet in the cafeteria. Join us for breakfast and a program.
about 1 year ago, Yolanda Harris