A Letter from Carey Woods, Principal
September 30, 2021
Greetings Mountaineer Parents/Guardians:
It is hard to believe that we are already in our 2nd six weeks of school. Our students have already accomplished several learning targets, Parks as Classroom activities, and exceeded Good Attendance rates. Our school theme is “Turning Challenges into Opportunities” and it ties in with our October Awareness month themes: Anti- Bullying, Good Decision Making, and Together for Substance Prevention.
Fire Safety week kicks off on Monday, October 4 with the Gatlinburg Fire Department welcoming students to school that morning. Fire Trucks and GFD personnel will be in our school parking lot in the morning when you drop your child off, and I am requesting you mention this to your child before arrival so he/she understands that the Fire Department is not here on an emergency call; rather, they are here all week to discuss Fire Safety/Awareness. Students were told today about next week’s event, but some may forget over the weekend.
Red Ribbon week will close out the month of October, and it is an opportune time for you to talk with your child about making good decisions, substance abuse and prevention, internet safety, and safety practices while living in a tourism community.
To support social and emotional learning, and as part of our family engagement plan, I am excited to share this opportunity for our PBP Families. Join us for our virtual family engagement event on Tuesday, October 5th from 5:30 -6:30 to hear Ms. Cara Parker, LCSW from Helen Ross McNabb, discuss the importance of practicing self-care. Ms. Parker will provide tips on how we can support our students' emotional learning at home in order to cope with stressful situations and deal with our emotions.
Join with Google Meet:
Join by Phone:
(US) +1 901-646-5611 PIN: 190 252 463#
Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 25 - Kick Off Red Ribbon Week: Wear red.
Tuesday, October 26 - Hunting for a good friend.
Wear animal print or camouflage.
Wednesday, October 27 - Check Yourself and the choices you make. Wear Plaid.
Thursday, October 28 - Double up your Kindness. Twin day/ you and a friend wear the same outfit.
Friday, October 29 - Say Boo to Bullying/Dress as your favorite hero or storybook character to support good decision making skills.