Dear Friends of PTH,
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I have enjoyed hearing about everyone’s great summer! Our Bullpups have been busy with lots of summer fun! Our new school year is off to a great start. This first week we have been busy learning our school procedures and making new friends!
Winnie and I hope you will join us in welcoming our new Assistant Principal, Mr. Bringer. Mr. Bringer is coming to us from Darlington County where he taught 3rd grade at Washington Street Elementary. Mr. and Mrs. Bringer have two adorable daughters. We are excited to have our new PAWsome Assistant Principal!
Winnie and I have exciting news to share with you! Our Bullpups will have the unique opportunity to stretch their learning through two innovative programs that are only at Pine Tree Hill! We will have FUNdamental Focus in 1st through 5th grades and Genius Hour from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
We created FUNdamental Focus to meet the various learning needs of all our students. Students will have math and reading in their homeroom and then another interactive reading and math lesson during FUNdamental Focus to extend their thinking and remediate skills. FUNdamental focus is scheduled to begin August 31.
We will be offering another innovative learning opportunity called Genius Hour! Genius Hour is time set aside in class for students to study a new idea or skill that they choose and are passionate about, with teacher’s approval. Students will have one hour a week to work on their Genius Hour project in our Genius Hour Lab. There are so many lessons to be learned through Genius Hour! We are so excited about implementing this program at PTH! Please stop by and see our Genius Hour lab when you have a moment. We will begin Genius Hour on September 14.
We are excited about all the innovative learning we have at PTH! We are truly becoming a 21st Century Learning environment! Please stop in and see Genius Hour and FUNdamental Focus in use. I know our Bullpups will WOW you!
Our PAWsome PTO will have their annual cookie dough sale kickoff on September 1. Please support us by supporting the cookie dough sales. Our PTO has decided to dedicate all the raised funds to assist teachers to purchasing 21st Century learning items. I’m so thankful for our wonderful PTO! Winnie is excited about the cookies!
Thank you for everything you do to make our school the best elementary school in SC!
With Bullpup Pride,
Mrs. Royalty & Winnie the Bullpup