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November 6, 2022

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, and this is a big, short, week!


We will be having dress up days this week as a lead up to our biggest family night of the year, CSI Night! Hey, see if you can figure out who the office staff are going to be by the time I finish this message! Actually, I’m feeling a little upset about that. I don’t even get to pick out my own costume! And the color! Don’t even get me started on the color.


Anyway, Monday is dress like a dynamic duo or a super sidekick. That would be awesome, but I am way too shy to wear superhero tights.

Tuesday is dress however you want day, because there is no school that day. Ahchoo! Ahchoo! Ahchoo! Wow, I might need a day off if I’m catching a cold. Did you know the common cold, also called viral rhinitis, is one of the most common infectious diseases in humans? The infection is usually mild and improves without treatment.

Wednesday is dress like Mickey and his friends. Hehehe! Mickey makes me smile

Thursday is dress like Toy Story. Wow, I can’t think of a single costume for that one.

Friday is dress like heroes & villains. Gosh, can’t think of anything for that one either!


CSI night will be Friday from 5-7pm. This event is totally free to enjoy with your family. There will not be any food for sale this year, so eat before you come out and leave your wallet at home! It’s a big night, and there are already decorations in the hall. So, kids, please don’t touch all the great decorations in the halls so that CSI night can be a magical experience for everyone, and everyone stays safe.


Well, that’s it for tonight. (yawn) I think it’s time for me to get to bed.


October 18, 2022

Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with a special Trick or Treat edition.


All are invited to our monthly PTO meeting Wednesday morning at 8:15 in the cafeteria, let’s celebrate a great 1st quarter here at Prescott!


If your student has a field trip this week, please check those field trip shirts before the morning of the trip so we can ensure everyone has what they need in time.


Art sale orders are due this Friday. If you lost your order form, check dojo for our school link and you can search by your student’s name. You can even upload different artwork to turn into keepsakes including this week’s creation!


And now for the treat I promised you.


Hello, boys and girls, it is I, The Count, from the Street of Sesame with 3, that’s 3 Halloween announcements. Halloween treat day will be Wednesday, October 26th. Treats are $1, low sugar and allergen friendly options will be available. A sign up is available for anyone wanting to volunteer. Please contact PTO if you are not already on the email list.


And, finally, the PSES annual Career Day will be held on Friday, October 28th. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite career, but remember, no Halloween costumes. We want to see builders, bakers, and candlestick makers. ‘Lectritians, beauticians, and auto technicians. Doctors, lawyers, and amalgamators. And because everyone celebrates holidays differently, please do not dress up in your Halloween costumes on Monday, October 31st. We want you to celebrate as you wish at home with your family that evening.


Oh, and the trick part of this trick or treat message is this. Tomorrow, tell Mr. Dale what you think an amalgamator does!


That’s 3, 3 Halloween announcements! Ha, ha, ha.


Have a good night!


September 11, 2022


Tomorrow starts the Prescott South Elementary Spirit Week.

For Patriotic Monday dress in red, white, and blue. Show your American spirit through and through.

Tuesday you’re able to mismatch your clothes, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.

Your Pajamas on Wednesday can’t be too old. Remember we still have a school dress code.

Thursday wear your hat with pride. All day out and even inside.

Finally Friday, wear your blue and your green. Let your Prescott Pup pride be there to be seen.


Book Fair starts this Tuesday, September 13th and goes through nextMonday, September 19th. We will be open during school hours and during our carnival family night on Friday. More about that in a minute. All students will get to browse, and those who would like to purchase something can do so any day they bring their money. All book fair purchases benefit our school!


This Wednesday will see the end of our main fundraiser for the entire school year. There is still time to join in, help our school, and earn some wonderful prizes! Please reach out to friends and family. I’m sure there are a lot of people in your life that would love to help your school with a $10 donation. Your support is appreciated. Please turn in all your donations on or by Wednesday.


As Spirit Week and our 10 from 10 fundraiser come to an end, we will celebrate with the return of our school carnival! In the past we have had a dunking booth and pies in the face. Bouncy houses and carnival games. Come one, come all to our free school carnival on Friday from 5-7 and see what we have in store for this year! That’s right, the carnival is absolutely free. There will be food for purchase or you can eat before you arrive for a completely free evening. The carnival will be held behind the school in the Pre-K loop. In case of rain, the carnival will still be held, we will just move the festivities inside to the gym. Remember, all students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see all your smiling faces on Friday night, from 5-7.


September 5, 2022,

Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with a really quick message. I only have two things to talk about, so this will be really fast. Not like those other messages where I just drone on and on and on and on about all kinds of things and it takes up a lot of your evening. And you are screaming at the phone, “just get on with it Mr. Dale”! This one is not like that at all, because I only have two things so It will be really quick. I will be done before you know it.


First, Smart Card money is due tomorrow, Tuesday the 6th. That is the last day for money to be counted toward prizes. I’m sure you can still buy Smart Cards after tomorrow and it will still help the school, but you won’t get any prizes. Just the warm glow you get for helping the school.


And lastly, a LEAPs specific announcement, if your child is participating in LEAPs, please remember that LEAPs is an academic assistance and enrichment program. Pick up time is between 5:00pm and 5:15pm. Please do not pick up your child earlier than 5:00pm unless it is an emergency. As the flier attached to your application stated, students who are consistently picked up early, students who do not maintain regular attendance, or students who are repeatedly picked up after 5:15pm will be dismissed from the program.


That’s it. See I told you this would be a quick one. I really didn’t have a lot to say, so I said it and now we’re done. I don’t have to tell you about any more things and I really don’t need


August 30,2022

Hello Prescott families, this is Mr. Dale, your school counselor, with big news.


This week, we’re kicking off our major fundraiser for the year, 10 from 10! The concept is very simple. Instead of selling a product, you just ask 10 friends to donate only $10 to your school. We LOVE this fundraiser, because 100% of the proceeds go directly to support Prescott South Elementary School! Our fundraiser helps with things like the art program, family events such as the carnival and Aloha Prescott, playground maintenance, and Field Day! Additionally, we are able to support the school by providing classroom supplies and other needed items for education. We hope you’ll join us for this fundraiser! Submit your donations via cash, check, or Venmo. We look forward to celebrating 10 from 10 with you!


Speaking of the carnival. Save the date of September 16th! PSES will be hosting our annual carnival to celebrate everyone’s hard work. More information will be provided as we get closer to the PSES Carnival!


Thanks for a great art week, we hope the kids enjoyed it! Be on the lookout for a take home tutorial if your student missed their Art period last week.

If you turned in a field trip t-shirt form but forgot to send in the payment, please do so as soon as possible. If you are sending in a check, please make it out to PSES PTO.

And finally, College Colors Day is Friday. This is a totally free & just for fun day where your child can wear their favorite college jersey or just dress in their favorite college colors. Any and all colleges can be represented by our students, but I find that scarlet and gray looks particularly pleasing in our hallways. Blue and yellow tends to clash with our wall paint, and we all know orange is hard on the eyes. But please let the kids dress up to represent any college they want. Except Alabama.


August 22, 2022

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with a few very quick updates.


Ice Cream Is not for sale yet in the cafeteria. I screamed, you screamed, we all screamed, but there is still no ice cream.


It’s PTO Art Week at PSES! We are so thankful to the PTO and Mr. Blackmon for bringing back the first of four art weeks this year. The kids are already loving it and learning all kinds of art terms and techniques. I’m sure you will be thrilled with their creations.


Tomorrow, Tuesday 8/23 at 6:30 PM we have Scout sign ups. Just follow the signs. I mean the actual signs, not the broken twig and crumpled leaf.


Thursday, 8/24 school pictures at school & Girl Scout sign ups at 6:00 PM. Or 6:30pm. I’m really not sure, but if you are interested, you should probably shoot for 6:00pm just to be safe. Or split the difference and get there at 6:15. That way you are either early enough to get a good seat or fashionably late so everyone can get a good look at your Thursday night meeting ensemble.


And finally, to paraphrase a famous scene from a Steve Martin movie, the green car tags are here, the green car tags are here! So, if you didn’t get all the tags you wanted or we gave you the old yellow tags, please stop in and get some lovely pea soup color car tags. We would like to see all green tags by the end of the week!


That’s it, thanks and have a great night.




August 15, 2022

Hello Prescott Families, this is Catherine Jones, Principal of Prescott South Elementary. Tomorrow is Independence Day! That means all parents involved with the car line will either drop their students in the car line or walk them across the crosswalk and say goodbye for the day. We will have plenty of personnel in place to make sure students make it to the gym. If a child plans to eat breakfast, please make sure they are in the building by 7:30. Students are still learning new lunch numbers, so there is a delay that should subside soon.


Please encourage your child to wash hands as often as possible; we have illnesses on campus, and we want everyone to remain healthy.


On Friday night, our PTO is hosting a family meet and greet Luau. The event will be in the cafeteria and grass area outside the cafeteria. If there is a new friend in your child’s class, this is a great way to meet their family.


Finally, I would like to thank everyone for your patience in the car line. Until the traffic is off West Cemetery Road, I direct everyone to go left out of the car line. This keeps everyone moving and heading toward their destination.




August 8, 2022

Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with some important events from the PTO.

But first, a reminder that the morning car line utilizes a single lane, and the afternoon utilizes two lanes. The lines will be longer starting tomorrow because Kindergarten starts full days!

Your PTO wanted to welcome all students and parents back this year! Here are a few important dates and reminders.

All kindergarten parents and guardians are invited to stop by our Boohoo-yahoo breakfast Tuesday morning after dropping students off. Grab a donut and a cup of coffee to commemorate this special day!

Wednesday will be our first Open PTO meeting at 815 am in the cafeteria. All families are invited, please sign in at the office first.

Our field trip shirt order forms and Pup Pride Partner forms are coming home this week. Please return field trip forms as soon as possible and we can’t wait to see our Pup Pride sponsors for this year!

If you would like to stay up to date on how you can help our school, Scan the QR code on your yellow volunteer sheet that teachers sent home last week.

And lastly, save the date for our parent meet and greet and say Aloha to other Prescott families! We hope to see you all Friday, August 19th at 6pm. See dojo for more details. We hope to see everyone soon!


August 3, 2022

Hello Prescott Families, this is Catherine Jones, Principal at Prescott South Elementary, with several important announcements. We want to express appreciation to the parents who volunteered to mulch the campus prior to school starting. PTO arrived early on registration day to help decorate and make it inviting for all families. We have enjoyed a fantastic start to the school year overall! Thank you for your patience as we work through a few processes attributed to the beginning of the year routines and construction on South Jefferson.


Tomorrow is Election Day, and there is no school for students. Friday, August 5, is the last ½ day for kindergarten boys, and Monday, August 8, is the last ½ transition for girls. That means Tuesday morning and afternoon we will add an entire grade level to the current car lines. Students need to arrive prior to 7:30 to eat breakfast at school. It will feel crowded for a few weeks until the LEAPS program starts, so please plan accordingly. More information for LEAPS will be shared closer to the start of the program.


Please sign up for School Dojo, so you receive important information. We also have a free Prescott South Elementary app that will include important information and a calendar of events as well as the lunch menu soon. Thank you for an amazing start to the school year; we love our Prescott families!


July 29, 2022,

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant your school counselor with some notes and a traffic update.


SAC is currently at capacity due to staffing, there is a waiting list on line.


For campus security we will continue the county policy of dropping off items in the office for us to deliver to your students.


Now, as most of you probably know, South Jefferson is undergoing an expansion. This is going to affect traffic patterns for both the elementary and middle schools, especially at pick up. In order to try to avoid a large backlog of traffic turning into the sibling and bus line area and on to the traffic light, we are asking cars leaving the front car line at dismissal to make a left hand turn only. You can then turn on Bunker Hill or continue on to Willow to your destination. The person holding the stop sign will let one side go and then the other so we don’t have to worry about merging. This will add a few minutes to our dismissal time, but we will see some relief when LEAPs starts in September. We will continuously evaluate our processes to make everything run as smoothly as possible, making adjustments along the way. Please be patient and give us a smile as you go past. It will make us both feel better.


We look forward to seeing everybody on Monday.


That’s it. Have a great night.


July 27, 2022

Hello Prescott families this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor with some exciting news! After 6 long years of yellow car tags, we are finally going to change the color. Our intention is to change the color every 5 or 6 years as kids go through our school. We need to do this because tags get misplaced, loaned out and forgotten, or end up in the glove compartment of the car you just traded in for that shiny new minivan. So sometime last spring, I think it was around March 17th, we decided we needed to start fresh with a new car tag color. Now we did this change at my old school when I lived on Pennsylvania Ave., or maybe it was North Carolina Ave., no, no, it was Pacific Ave. Anyway the change over was as smooth as jade as the saying goes. Tomorrow is registration day and the school will be open from 8 to 10. We are going to have a table set up just outside the main office for all returning students to get their new car tags. Just fill out a short form, pick up your new tags, and find out the name of your new teacher. So don’t stop and admire the grass, just go directly to the school to get the new car tags. Now, if you are saying to yourself, but Mr. Dale, what is the new color of the car tags? Well you are just going to have to wait until you get here to find out. But if you listened carefully to this entire call, I did give you several hints. Can you figure it out?

That’s it. As my friend Kermit the Frog would say, Hi Ho, see you tomorrow!


February 27, 2022

Hello Prescott families, this is Mr. Dale, your school counselor, with some exciting news items.


First, I’d like to say thanks. Our population has grown but you are all helping us meet our challenges as they come up. Speaking of the morning drop off line, things are improving and kids are getting in the building on time. To keep children safe at drop off and pick up, we are installing new signs to alert drivers to the 5 mph speed limit on school grounds. And we have a crossing guard to keep things safe on the road. Please be kind to him and remember to start letting your kids out of the car if you come to a stop anywhere from the playground crosswalk on. If you wait until you are the first car in line to let your kids get out of the car, just be aware that the 50 drivers behind you are not happy. You’re welcome, Mr. Stevens.


And now for what's happening. Just for a change of pace, let’s go from the farthest away in the future to what’s happening soonest.


We would like to thank our wonderful PTO for fulfilling a parent request. After Spring break, during the weeks of March 21st and April 4th, our outstanding STEM school will be transformed to a spectacular STEAM school! That’s right, we will be adding an art class to our schedule for those two weeks with a special guest artist who will enhance our design concepts. I am anticipating some very interesting conversations around the dinner table on our special STEAM weeks!


Now we move backward in time to next Friday, March 4th from 5:00 to 7:00pm for the return of Legos and Literacy! Our annual spring family event is back and better than ever! We will have stations for the kids in the big gym and the book fair will be open to explore and shop with your kids.


Now our final stop in our backward trip through time starts Tomorrow! This is cool, I feel like I’m in a Marvel movie with all of this time travel!


It’s read across America week,

so dress up, dress up, from your feet to your beak!


On Mix it up Monday, you’ll wear miss matched clothes

From the tip top of your head to the flip flap of your toes


Fun, fun, Top Hat Tuesday you wear a fun hat,

now tell me the truth, what is funner than that?


On Wacky Socks Wednesday what socks will you wear,

to cover your feet so your feet won’t be bare?


On Seussical Thursday, be Cindy Lou Who,

or someone that's green, or Thing 1 or Thing 2!


Relax and Read Friday’s a day to unwind,

so wear your pajamas, the most comfy kind.


That’s it. That all. I’ll see you at school.

Dress up everyday, I think you’ll look cool.



December 17, 2021 12:40 PM

Good afternoon families,

We had a medical situation this morning that required an ambulance.

In addition, there was a rumor of a threat this morning at Prescott South Middle School. PSMS immediately isolated the student. School administration, along with our Putnam County SRO, investigated the situation and the threat was not found to be credible. All our students are safely going about their normal routines. The safety of our students is our top priority, and we want to thank the students who made us aware of the situation. We also want to thank our SROs for quickly responding to the situation. We wish you all a wonderful winter break, and look forward to seeing everyone January 3, 2022.




December 9, 2021


Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with some PTO reminders.


Tomorrow is our PTO craft day! It will be so wonderful to see the children putting together an instant family treasure. Possibly using glue, paint and glitter. Hmmm, if your child is participating in craft day, you might want to plan out their clothing ahead of time.


We will have a teacher luncheon next Wednesday, the 15th. The PTO is looking for donations of any kind for door prizes for the teachers. Any donations need to be brought to the school office by Tuesday, December 14th.


The PTO store will be open next week for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Hours will be from 7:30-10:00am and from 1:00-2:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will also be staying late on Tuesday until 5:00pm.


And finally, from Dr. Jones, please look through our ever growing collection of lost and found. We have coats, hoodies, lunch boxes, drink bottles, scarves and hats. And what do they all have in common? There is no name on them. Just imagine an elementary world where every article of clothing had a name in it. We would no longer need a lost and found area. It would be a lost and will soon be returned to the rightful owner area. Now that’s a world I would like to live in.


That’s it. Everyone have a great night



November 9, 2021


Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with a couple of tidbits for your Tuesday.


Just a reminder for parents. You are welcome to celebrate special occasions with your students by joining them for lunch. There are just a few things I’d like for you to keep in mind. First, try to make it a special occasion. Your students' day is chock full of learning and they have very limited opportunities to visit with their friends and classmates. Lunch is one of those times. It’s a chance for kids to learn social skills and to make friends, and that is very important. Now, if you do come to have lunch with your child, we have parent tables set up in the cafeteria for you to sit with your child, if you bring a lunch from home, or buy a lunch from the school cafeteria. If you bring outside food--like from McDonald’s or Subway--we have some lovely picnic tables set up outside the cafeteria hallway for your dining pleasure. I would be careful about choosing this option in January.


Finally, this coming Thursday is Veteran’s Day. To honor our friends, family, and neighbors who are veterans, we will be dressing in Red, White and Blue. Now Thursday is also Fall picture retakes. So if your child is having their picture retaken for the yearbook or for grandma’s wall of honor, you may want to be more understated in your Red, White and Blue ensemble.


That’s it for now. Everybody have a great night.




October 28, 2021


Hello Prescott Families,

It is I, The Count, from the street of Sesame,here with two, that’s two, important announcements.


The first announcement is a thank you to the PTO and all the people who donated the wonderful treats for our treat day which was yesterday. I counted 847 treats. Ah ah ah! I wanted to eat them all but I think Cookie Monster got there before me.


Cookie Monster: Me love cookies, yum yum yum!


Count: Yes, yes, we know we love cookies. It’s in your name for goodness sake.


The second announcement is that tomorrow, we will be having Career Day here at the school. All the little boys and girls can come to school dressed as their favorite career. Please, no Halloween costumes, dressing as your favorite career can be scary enough. For example, you could dress like Politician! Ewwwww!


We are excited to have some doggies and kitties with us tomorrow. If any of you little ones are allergic or frightened of doggies and kitties, please let your teacher know.


That is all of the announcements. Two, two announcements. Ah, ah, ah. Everyone have a good night!



September 12, 2021


Hello Prescott families this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, continuing what I like to call, “the weekend of Mr. Dale calls.”


This Wednesday will see the end of our main fundraiser for the entire school year. There is still time to join in, help our school, and earn some wonderful prizes! Please reach out to friends and family. I’m sure there are a lot of people in your life that would love to help your school with a $10 donation. Your support is appreciated. Please turn in all your donations on or by Wednesday.


Tomorrow starts the Prescott South Elementary Spirit Week.

For Patriotic Monday dress in red, white, and blue. Show your American spirit through and through.

Tuesday you’re able to mismatch your clothes, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.

Your Pajamas on Wednesday can’t be too old. Remember we still have a school dress code.

Thursday wear your hat with pride. All day out and even inside.

Finally Friday, wear your blue and your green. Let your Prescott Pup pride be there to be seen.


As Spirit Week and our 10 from 10 fundraiser come to an end, we will celebrate with the return of our school carnival! In the past we have had a dunking booth and pies in the face. Bouncy houses and carnival games. Come one, come all to our free school carnival on Friday from 5-7 and see what we have in store for this year! That’s right, the carnival is absolutely free. There will be pizza and snowcones for purchase or you can eat before you arrive for a completely free evening. The carnival will be held behind the school in the Pre-K loop. In case of rain, the carnival will still be held, we will just move the festivities inside to the gym. We hope to see all your smiling faces on Friday night, from 5-7.


That’s it. Everyone have a great night.



September 11,2021


Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor with a special Saturday morning call which was totally planned and not at all happening because I fell asleep when I got home from school yesterday.


The LEAPs program has started. Space is limited and will be invitation only. The first round of invitations have gone out and more will be on the way soon. There will be no LEAPs on Monday due to parent teacher conferences. But there will be a LEAPs table set up to answer questions and pick up parent handbooks. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Finally, masks are available and recommended to prevent the spread of all illnesses. If tested, keep your child home until the results come back. If there is a positive case in the home, the student must quarantine. Nurse Ashley can help with specifics for individual situations.


That’s it for this special Saturday morning call. You know what? I’ve enjoyed this so much, I think I will call again tomorrow to let you know about the very exciting week ahead.


So, as Tigger would say, “Ta, ta, for now”



September 1, 2021


Our big PTO fundraiser, $10 from 10 starts today, Sept. 1st and runs through September 15th. This is universally considered the easiest and best way to raise funds for the school. All you do is ask 10 people for $10 to help the school. That’s it! No candy to sell that melts in your pocket and gets all over the car seat. No Christmas wrapping paper to sell two full months before Halloween! No trinkets, doodads, or bobbles. Nothing that smells, breaks, or stains. Nothing to lug, tug, or carry. Just approaching 10 people who love you and asking them to support the school where you are going to learn stuff that will help you get a job someday so you can support them when they are old and decrepit. All right, you may not want to word it exactly like that, but you know what I mean. Now make sure your parents know who you are asking, they will tell you if it’s all right or not. But if you have any rich relatives you haven’t seen in awhile, this may be a good time to get reacquainted.


Pup Pride Partner forms are due this Friday, September 3rd and logos for t-shirt sponsors are due September 10th. If you have a business you want to advertise on the backs of 500 kids, this is much easier than giving them all those huge sandwich boards they use in all those movies set in New York. I tried that with my kid when we had a garage sale and he tired out pretty quickly. T-shirts are definitely the way to go. For more information check out the PTO Facebook page.



August 24, 2021


The deadline for ordering PTO shirts has been extended to tomorrow, August 25th. They are great looking shirts and you have one final night to get out that checkbook! Look at the PTO Facebook page for more information.


School picture day is this Thursday, August 26th. It’s always an exciting day. Make sure your little ones bring their best smiles to school on Thursday.


The car lines have been going pretty well. Just a couple of reminders. The school building opens at 7:15. Try to have your children here by 7:30 if they want to eat breakfast. They will need time to walk all the way to the cafeteria, go through the line, find their seat, eat their breakfast, then walk back to the gym or their class. That takes longer than you might think. And our teachers get the educational ball rolling right at 8:00am. For the sake of the driver, try to be in car line prior to 7:40 to miss the big rush of traffic. Finally, please, if you are in the drop off line and your car stops anywhere after the fire hydrant, please have your child exit the vehicle and walk up the sidewalk to the door. We have a few kids who like to wait until they are the very first car in line before they get out. This causes a long line of cars starting and stopping after moving 10 feet. Then we have another long line of kids in the office getting tardy slips. And remember how I said the teachers start teaching right at 8:00? Your child can walk a few extra steps from your car to the door, even, dare I say this? Yes, yes, I dare. Even if it is raining! They will dry off! Please have them exit the car if you are stopped anywhere after the fire hydrant.


We are continuing to allow and encourage students to bring in water bottles. The fountains now have a bottle refilling station and the kids know how to use them. Notice that I called them water bottles. Not Kool Aid bottles, or Powerade bottles, or sody pop bottles, or flavored water bottles with home made fizz. Please make sure the kids are bringing clear, cool, refreshing water in their water bottles to school. The purpose is hydration without the sticky puddles on the stairs.


And, finally, as stated by Mr. King in his weekly roundup emails--I always imagine a cowboy yelling “yeehaw” when I read them. I...what… oh, it’s weekly wrap up. Well, the cowboy thing doesn’t really make sense, huh? Well, in Mr. King’s weekly wrap know I really prefer round up. I’m going to send Mr. King and email suggestion. Anyway, we are not requiring masks at this time, but we are encouraging masks. We have disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the entrance for adults and kids alike….Yeehaw. See that just makes it more fun!


Hey, thank you for all your help. This year has started off great! The kids are excited to be here and the adults love seeing all our little friends. We could not do it without the support of the parents, guardians, aunts and uncles, grandparents, friends...really the whole community. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.


Everybody have a great night… Yeehaw!



August 15, 2021


PTO shirt orders are due August 24th. Your child brought home an order form, but if it was misplaced, you can send an email to the PTO at It’s a cool design and as cheap as I am I even bought one.


Please remember to bring in a government issued photo ID when you visit the office. Whether you are picking up your child early, or visiting to help a teacher, or here for a meeting, you will need to show ID and you may need a visitor sticker. This is an important measure we are taking to keep your child safe while at school.


LEAPs will be starting soon and this is a reminder that LEAPs will be invitation only, at least at first. We have to look at the academic needs of our students and line that up with funding and staffing. Hopefully we can open it up a little later for some additional opportunities. I will keep you posted.


And finally, tomorrow is Independence Day. I know if feels like you have to wait four score and 7 years to see you kids after you drop them off in the morning, but drop them off you shall-preferably in the car line, but you can drop them off at the front door if you park safely and responsibly in the parking lot. Your children will walk into school on their own shouting, “Give me liberty or give me a juice box”. Then the teachers will ask them to speak softly and carry their big backpacks to class in an orderly fashion. I have a dream that all children will feel a sense of independence and pride when they walk in on their own. So ask not if you can walk your child to class tomorrow, but ask that child … to be nice to other kids and don’t give Mr. Dale any problems.




July 26,2021,


School starts this Friday with a chance for you and your students to meet their new teachers. This will be a two hour day, from 8:00am to 10:00am, but your student is not required to stay for the whole two hours. The idea is for the parents or guardians to meet the new teacher along with their child. Meetings will take place every half hour, starting with 1st grade from 8:00 to 8:30, 2nd grade from 8:30 to 9:00, 3rd grade from 9:00 to 9:30, and finally, 4th grade from 9:30 to 10:00.


Please keep in mind that class rolls are temporary for the first few weeks. We may have to make adjustments if more classes are added in your grade level.


For our new Kindergarten students and parents, you will be receiving information about parent meetings in the mail during phase in days for your little whipper snappers.


Your Prescott teachers have been hard at work preparing their classroom spaces in between training and meeting days. That continues with a teacher work day on Monday and then school starts full time on Tuesday. We are so excited to see all those smiling faces. It’s going to be a great year!



May 24, 2021


We are all experiencing mixed emotions as we end the school year and move to our next grade. We want to let you know a few things about this week.


We are happy for Ms. Nancy Martin and Ms. Carolyn Fox as they embark upon a new journey as retired educators. They have touched many lives throughout their careers as educators, and every minute is appreciated.


Medication must be collected by parents from Nurse Ashley. This can be done during the school day or from 8-10 Friday. It is not an option on Thursday, the teacher's work day. Please plan accordingly.


End of the year report cards are printed on special keepsake paper, so please make sure to pick your child’s card up between 8:00-10:00 Friday morning if your child does not plan to stay the full time. Breakfast will be served Friday.


The Summer Learning Program for Capshaw, Park View, and Prescott Elementary will be held at Prescott Elementary. Registration is complete and the program enrollment is closed. If your child is attending, there is an informational meeting Tuesday, May 25 at 5:30 in the Prescott South auditorium.


Registration Day for the 2021-2022 school year is Friday, July 30, 2021. We look forward to seeing upcoming 1st-4th graders on July 30! (Kindergarten students have phas- in days to start the year; we look forward to seeing them too!)


Enjoy your summer and please visit the public library, read with your child, and enjoy play time outdoors.



May 16, 2021

Thank you morning car line parents for having students to school on time this year. It is noted and greatly appreciated! Don’t forget to look at the PrescottSouthElementary app for the lunch menu and the school events calendar.


If you ordered spirit gear for Field Day it was sent home with your child Friday. PTO volunteers checked and double checked, but understand there may still be mistakes. If you have an issue with your order please reach out to PTO and let them know. If you ordered a youth large green and did not receive it we are aware and you should have received a note in your bag. We were short 15 youth large greens. We will get them to you as soon as possible. It will be before Friday!


Field Day is Friday, May 21! We are really excited that we are able to make it happen this year. If you plan on attending please remember to turn in your request sheet for visitor passes on Monday, May 17. They will be sent home before Field day so you can have them for the event. The schedule for each grade is posted on the PTO's facebook page.


The PTO is going to host a yard sale on June 5th. You can either donate items for the PTO to sell or rent a space and keep the profit. A form should be coming home with your child soon with all the information, and it will be posted on Facebook.


Last up is supply boxes for the 2021-2022 school year. These papers were sent home last week. Each grade has itemized their list for next year and EPI has found us the cheapest price for all the items put together. You may order online, but sales tax will be applied. Paper forms sent back to the school will not have sales tax added. These forms are due by Wednesday, May 26. Forms can be printed off of our Facebook page.


If you have any questions, or need a new copy of anything please let a PTO representative know.


We hope everyone has had a wonderful year and we cannot wait for Field Day!


April 26, 2021

Mark your calendars!!!! Field Day is Friday, May 21. We are so excited that we are able to do it this year. We will be sending out the schedule through PeachJar as well as posting it on our Facebook page. Be on the lookout!


You should have received an order form for a Field Day shirt. All shirt orders are due Wednesday, April 28. We will not be ordering extras, so please make sure to turn your order form in by Wednesday.


Teacher Appreciation Week is next week. To find out what your child's teacher's favorite things are check out our Favorite Things albums on the PTO facebook page- Prescott Pups PTO. Make sure to let your teachers know how much you appreciate them this year.


Our last PTO meeting for the year is next Tuesday, May 4. We will mainly be planning Field Day. If you have not received the Zoom link for the meeting and would like to attend, please email


In the next week or so, you should be receiving order forms for school supply boxes. This is a program that the PTO started a few years ago. All grade's cost $60 or less! Your child's school supplies will be pre-packaged and in your child's classroom on their first full day of the 2021-2022 school year. Be on the lookout for this simple and fast way to get school supplies.


We appreciate all your support this year!



February 28, 2021

The PTO would like to invite you to their March PTO meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd at 9 AM via zoom. If you would like to attend and have not received the link yet, please email At this meeting we will be discussing positions that are available for next year, so if you are interested in becoming more involved or have questions about what the PTO does this is a great meeting to attend.


Also, mark you calendars for Thursday, March 29 for Papa Murphy's Spirit Day. It will be from 11 AM to 8 PM. PSES will receive 20%, all you have to do is mention Prescott.


Be on the lookout this week for information about our big family activity for the spring! Information will be available through Google Classroom, ClassDojo, and our awesome website;


Our first book fair of the year started last Thursday and will run all this week, through Friday, March 5th in our library. We have a special family night on Thursday, March 4th, from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Enter through the front doors and please wear a face mask while inside the building. The kids love to share this experience with their loved ones, so please do try to come out.


And now a word from Mr. Moose, who is in no way related to Dr. Seuss or Mother Goose.


It’s read across America week,

so dress up, dress up, from your feet to your beak!


Just one dollar each morning to teacher you pay,

to dress up from sun up to sun down all day.


On Mix it up Monday, you’ll wear miss matched clothes

From the tip top of your head to the flip flap of your toes


Fun, fun, Top Hat Tuesday you wear a fun hat,

now tell me the truth, what is funner than that?


On Wacky Socks Wednesday what socks will you wear,

to cover your feet so your feet won’t be bare?


On Seussical Thursday, be Cindy Lou Who,

or someone that's green, or Thing 1 or Thing 2!


Relax and Read Friday’s a day to unwind,

so wear your pajamas, the most comfy kind.


A dollar each day for our school’s general funder,

Will help make our school even more full of wonder.


But the dollar’s just an option, you don’t have to pay,

A dollar or no, dress up anyway.



January 31, 2021

Spirit Gear sweatshirts orders were due on Friday, however we will accept orders tomorrow, Feb 1, as well. We will be counting the shirt orders tomorrow, so please make sure your child turns it into their teacher first thing in the morning.


The virtual PTO meeting is Tuesday, February 2 at 9 am. If you would like to attend, please email and we will get you the link. We will be looking at fun stuff we can do for the remainder of the year, as well as discussing what the PTO does and how you can help.


On Tuesday, February 9 the PTO will have its first treat day of the year. Your child should be bringing home a flyer for this event. For those of you that are new, the PTO will sell Valentine's treats for $1 during your child's lunch. Only students that bring in $1 will be able to receive a treat. All treats will be store bought and individually wrapped. All volunteers will have on gloves and masks.


And finally, the annual food drive conducted by Scout Pack 651 will begin on Wednesday, the 3rd, and go through Wednesday, the 10th. There will be beautifully decorated boxes outside the classrooms to accept donations of unexpired canned goods and non perishable items. The classroom with the most donations will win a popsicle party! Let’s go over a few things that can be donated and those that should not be donated. The most useful donations are unexpired;

  • Peanut butter

  • Canned soup

  • Canned fruit

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned stew

  • Canned fish

  • Canned beans

  • Pasta (most prefer whole grain)

  • Rice (most prefer brown rice)

Now your heart may be in the right place, but please don’t donate;

  • Anything past its “use by” or “sell by” date.

  • Damaged items, like dented or bloated cans, or open boxes of pasta.

  • Leftovers. Even if your Thanksgiving turkey remains were delicious and frozen immediately, please keep them for yourself.

  • Baked goods. That Christmas fruit cake that is passed around your family every year needs to stay in the family.


Remember, the purpose of this drive is to help feed our neighbors and friends. If you think something in your pantry is too disgusting to eat, please don’t pass it off to someone in need. Just feed it to a teenage boy, they’ll eat anything.




January 10, 2021


Ok, I am going to read the first announcement, but I am going to let you guess why we are making this announcement. This will be like a fun new game for 2021. You’ll probably be able to guess it from the first sentence. Ready to play? Here’s the announcement.


All student water bottles that are brought to the elementary school must have closeable, sealable lids. No drinks are to be brought to school in cups with straws. This includes milkshakes, fast food drinks, Starbucks, or anything with sugar. The purpose of encouraging students to bring their own water bottles is so that we can avoid using the water fountains during this pandemic, so we would like the water bottles to contain water.


Were you able to guess why? I think you were. There is no prize involved with this game other than the safe, dry, non sticky floors that your children will enjoy here at school.


Tuesday, January 12th, we will have a virtual PTO meeting at 9am. Due to Covid, all PTO meetings will be held via Zoom. To participate, please email for the zoom link. Be there or be square.


And finally, report cards for the 2nd nine weeks will be coming out on Thursday, January 14th.



December 13, 2020

The PTO wanted to remind you of the fun and exciting things we're doing to wrap up 2020.


Tomorrow is our first day of spirit week! Start the day with wearing Prescott colors at school, and end with papa Murphy's for dinner. When you mention Prescott we will receive 20% of proceeds. It's not just for dinner though, it is anytime between 11 am and 8 pm. Have Papa Murphy's for lunch and dinner, but don't forget to mention Prescott.


Tuesday go wacky, go tacky, go crazy. Dress however you want (as long as it follows the school dress code).


After you go crazy, get your ugly on with your ugly holiday sweater on Wednesday.


Thursday is time for your hair to go crazy! Fix your hair as crazy as you can, or you can just throw on a hat.


Dress comfy and cozy on our last day before winter break. Wear your pjs on Friday, so you can be ready to go back to bed after school. After all you have to rest up for the holidays.


A donation for participation in dress up days is requested but not required. Anything from pocket change to bills will be accepted. Each day the teacher will collect whatever is brought in and the PTO will collect it.


Also, don't forget to look for your teacher's favorite things on Facebook to figure out that perfect gift for them. Anything from their favorite food to their favorite hobby. Show them how much you appreciate all they do.


We can't wait to see all the school spirit this week!


Friday is also jersey day, so Jersey or pjs or both.


Now there are a few restrictions on what jerseys you can wear. All Michigan sportswear has unfortunately been banned from Putnam County Schools. In fact, I’m pretty sure it is a statewide ban. I don’t know if it’s a law or an ordinance but let's just be safe and wear, I don’t know, just off the top of my head, let’s say Ohio State. Sure, you can’t go wrong with a class organization like Ohio State. No law against that. In fact, Dr. Jones might see you in Ohio State gear and think to herself, You know, that kid looks really smart, maybe I should promote them to the next grade early. Yah, Ohio State. Great idea.


November 24, 2020

There is no school until Monday! We hope this long Thanksgiving weekend will let you rest, eat, rest again, eat again, watch some football, eat some more, take a nap, grab a snack, and spend time with family, whether that is via Zoom, Facetime, WeChat, by phone, or small, in person gatherings wearing masks in the great outdoors or inside with HEPA filtration. Then grab a midnight snack.

We appreciate all the participation in the Rube Goldberg challenge. We were cracking up watching all the videos that were submitted. The kids were very inventive and we loved the parent involvement to keep everything safe. Links to the video’s will be posted soon on our social media outlets. Please take a look.

Our wonderful PTO will be meeting virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 9:00am. To participate, please email for the zoom link. All are welcome. Please join this great group, working hard to help our pups.


And finally;

The cold air is blowing, it soon will be snowing.

But cold air or not, the playground’s the spot

Where kids will be playing while teachers be saying

“Your coat you must don to play on our lawn”


Parents, please check the weather

Each night and each morn

To better determine

Which coat will be worn.


The light fall jacket has seen warmer days

Go by the wayside as leaves blow sideways.

A heavier jacket might just do the trick

Or layers of clothing might be the right pick.


The weather determines our choice for the day

In fall, spring and winter it’s outside we play.

So dress your kids warmly to keep safe and sound

And if items go missing, please check lost and found.



November 12, 2020

We have received P-EBT cards from the State of TN, for several of our families. The state determined who received the cards, the school is merely the distribution point for the state. We have sent letters home with the students impacted to let them know that we had the cards, but many parents have not responded to pick them up. Because these have value, we are sending the cards home tomorrow, Friday, with those students who still have them here at the school. Teachers will give the cards to the students, which were predetermined by the state, on Friday before they leave school. The card will be in a sealed envelope with instructions.


November 9, 2020

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor with some notices.

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 10th, we will have a virtual PTO meeting at 9am. Due to Covid, all PTO meetings will be held via Zoom. To participate, please email for the zoom link. It’s a great way to be involved without missing work. Just throw in a few Japanese words and the boss will think you are brokering a big international deal!

And now a word from a dear personal friend.

Hello Prescott Families, this is Mr. Dale’s robot friend, Mr. …. Elad. I am here to talk to you about how I was manufactured. It was a long process that I will now elucidate in 10,492 easy to follow steps. Step one.

Woah, woah Mr. Elad, maybe you could skip that part and just tell the kids about CSI night, our biggest family engagement night of the year.

Excuse me, Mr. Dale. But I think you mean Curious STEM Investigators WEEK! There will be so much fun that it can not be contained in one night. We have to start this coming Monday so that we can wrap up all the family fun by Friday!

That sounds great, Mr. Elad! I can’t wait to see all the fun manufacturing projects! Maybe I’ll make a new robot!

Mr. Dale, I’m not sure how I feel about that! My processors are whirling, whirling, whirling.

Well kids, looks like I have some manufacturing of my own to take care of. Have a great night.


September 25, 2020

Hello Prescott families. This is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with a few important updates from the pto:

-We want to say thank you to all the parents that sent in treats for our teachers last Tuesday! It was a huge success and the teachers were all smiles. We had so many treats left over that we will be able to do another snack tray after fall break.

-School wide shirt orders were due on Friday. If you did not turn yours in, please do so Monday. The PTO would like to get those ordered as soon as possible. If you have lost your order form (because we know it happens) send in the money -$7 per shirt- in an envelope with your child's name, teacher's name, and the shirt size or sizes if you're ordering more than 1.

-Pup Pride Partner forms are due by Wednesday, September 30th. Remember it is $250 for a playground banner or $250 for your logo on the back of the school wide shirts, or you can do both for $500. If you need a form, Mrs. Amy has some in the office or you can check the PTO's Facebook page. We will order the shirts and banners over fall break. Once the shirts are printed we cannot accept any more pup pride partners for the shirts. However, we can do banners at any point throughout the year.

Now for the super, fantastic, extraordinary news....

- our $10 from 10 fundraiser has come to an end. We were able to raise over $9000! This money will help the PTO purchase items that the teachers need. We are working hard on getting the incentives ready to send home. We will try our best to get them out on Friday. Congratulations to Cambrie Watson in Mrs. Watson's 2nd grade class and Luke Birdwell is Mrs. Justice's 3rd grade class. They are the top boy and girl fund raisers, and will receive a birthday party at Thrive Family Entertainment. Our top 3 classes are: 1st place-Justice, 2nd place- Roberson, 3rd place-Cason. These 3 classes will all get an ice pop party!

Thanks for all the support you give our school!

That’s it. Everyone have a great night.


September 14, 2020

Our big fundraiser is coming to an end. The last day for $10 from 10 is Wednesday and we are not doing so hot right now. We're at less than $5000 and our goal is $15,000. This is a great chance to help you kids with math. If you can’t do 10 from 10, try 9 from 11, 8 from 12. You could even do 100 from 1! I know those numbers don’t all add up the same, but the school benefits from whatever you can do. Thank you for your support!

Forms for Pup pride partners were sent home last week. This is an opportunity for businesses to donate and advertise all at the same time. Please return these forms by Sept 30.

School wide shirt forms will be sent home this week. Please return these by Sept 24

Dress up days are ending Wednesday. Tomorrow is Super hero day and Wednesday is pup spirit day. Check the PTO Facebook page to order spirit gear for Wednesday.

We will be having a fire drill this week. Please talk to your children about fire safety and make sure you have a fire safety plan for home.

Reminder that a doctor’s note is required for a child or adult to wear a face shield in place of a mask. Please have those notes in by this Friday. Students are given a green bracelet when the note is provided.


September 1, 2020

Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor. And now the news.

Prescott South Elementary, in the small town of Cookeville, TN, is trying to make history. Now to our reporter in the field with the story.

Thank you, Mr. Dale. Prescott South elementary school, or PSES, is home to the amazing Prescott Pups. I say amazing because these pups--the students at PSES--are attempting to raise $15000.00 for the school by selling nothing. That’s right, they have nothing to sell and they are attempting to sell nothing to 10 people for only $10 each. They call it the annual 10 from 10 fundraiser and in this reporter's unbiased opinion it is pure genius! Instead of selling doodads and tchotchkes that nobody really wants or needs, these noble pups, these mighty PSES trendsetters, are bravely asking friends and family to donate $10 each to the child’s STEM accredited school. These donations are sorely needed in these historic days. The school is unable to rely on the old school fundraising staples like supply stores or treat days due to the current health restrictions we face as a nation. So the wonderful PSES PTO is depending on the fine people of Cookeville to reach into the wallet of their hearts to purchase $10 worth of nothing from their favorite pup. If you already have enough nothing, don’t worry! You can also buy $10 worth of nada, zip, or zilch available in every color of the spectrum making it invisible to the human eye. And that’s not all! Along with your purchase of nothing for $10 you will receive, at no extra cost, the warm glow that comes from a child’s smile. Now can you really put a price on that? Back to you Mr. Dale.

Thank you for that interesting bit of reporting. I understand that a flyer with further information and instructions on how to turn the money in to the school will be coming home with your pup tonight. 10 from 10 starts tomorrow and will end on September 16th.


August 24, 2020

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with some important reminders for this week and beyond.

The Family Scout round up meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday the 24th, at 6pm in the elementary cafeteria. A high ranking scout briefly visited each classroom today to tell them all about it. Your potential scouts should be sharing an informational flyer with you tonight.

Wednesday is school picture day! These are the pictures for the yearbook and you will have the chance to purchase packages from the picture people.

One of our favorite days of the year is coming up Friday. It’s College Colors Day! Dress up in your favorite college teams jersey or the team colors. Scarlet and Grey is always a popular choice here at Prescott. Of course, you may also see a few people in purple and maybe one or two in orange, if the stores were sold out of Ohio State shirts! So dress up and support your favorite College team! Go Buckeyes!

And now for the beyond part of the message. You can sell Smart Cards all year long, and we really hope you do. But the final day to qualify for prizes is Tuesday, September 8th! That is two weeks from tomorrow, so if you are interested in the prizes, you only have two weeks left to turn in Smart Card money. Remember, though, you can sell them all year just to help out the school.


August 14, 2020

PSES Families,

Thank you for your kindness all week! We are now officially in school with a full car line, homework, and miles of smiles and twinkling eyes each day. Remote learners are now established for the nine weeks; thank you for the commitment to a new learning experience. On campus families will be using the car line Monday, so please plan to come about 5 minutes earlier than last week. Students who arrive before 7:45 will go to the gym, and students arriving after 7:45 will be guided down the hallways to their classes. I want to remind everyone we have a free school app! The Prescott South Elementary app is free from the app store. It lists the lunch menu and a calendar of events. We have school pictures scheduled August 26 and College Colors Day August 28, and our next PTO meeting is scheduled September 1. We are thankful to be back in school working with each of you!


August 10, 2020

PSES Families,

Thank you for a smooth beginning to the school year! Kindergarten students have their first full day tomorrow, August 11, so expect additional traffic in the morning and afternoon car lines. Please drop students off through the car in the morning for safety and make sure to have a car tag for your child in the afternoon. This is the last week parents will walk past the front door in the mornings. To lessen exposure in the building, PSES personnel will guide students to the gym and ultimately to their classrooms at 7:45 AM.

Kindergarten Parents,

Tomorrow is the big day! PTO has arranged a Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast for Kindergarten families as they leave their Kindergarten children for the first full day of school. Whether you are shedding tears of joy or sorrow, be sure to stop by the PTO table outside the Kindergarten doors. Our PTO parents have experienced all the emotions you will feel as you leave your Kindergarten student for the first full day of Kindergarten!


August 5, 2020

PSES Parents,

I hope each of you are finding success with the start of our new school year. As we have expressed, all 1st-4th grade class rolls are temporary until the end of next week. Kindergarten rolls will be temporary for at the next two weeks. We need to make sure to keep our classes as balanced as possible. Each year we have fundraisers to support materials at school. Our biggest fundraiser through the office is the Smart Cards Fundraiser. The good news is that Smart Cards will more than pay for themselves through the discounts on the card. The business sent the following link to get students excited about the prizes. I will let you decide if you want to share it with your children for motivation. As always, we greatly appreciate your support.

Dr. Catherine Jones, Principal

P.S. PTO will also host the traditional $10 from 10 fundraiser this nine weeks. I want to prepare families for these events.


August 2, 2020

We are still adjusting class rolls to compensate for remote learners, face to face learners, and new students. Thank you for your understanding. Because of the variety of ways students will learn this year, all students may be in recorded or live class video lessons.

We kindly request face to face and remote students pay the $20 school fee and $5 encore donation when completing registration materials next week. These funds support classroom needs throughout the year.

Lunch account money can be deposited through or money can be sent to the classroom teacher in an envelope labeled with the child's name, grade, and teacher. Breakfast will be provided for all students who sign up at no cost to the family.

Please send a refillable water bottle to school with your child labeled with his or her first and last name. It is not safe to use the community water fountains, and children will need water throughout the day. We want students to have unique water bottles they will easily recognize.

Adult temperatures will be taken before they enter the building. Children Kindergarten through 4th grade and adults are required to wear a mask while inside the building. Families will wait outdoors until 7:45 AM when students are released to class in an effort to provide space to socially distance in fresh air. We kindly ask parents say goodbye to students in the hallway no later than the 7:58 bell in order to keep congestion in the classrooms to a minimum. We have five classes of students per grade level, so please consider letting your child exit through the car line. We have adults stationed in hallways to assist students who need help finding their classroom.

If you need to communicate with your teacher, her email address is on the web site. We are doing our best to not only open school, but keep school open. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Catherine Jones, Principal


July 29, 2020

Welcome Prescott families! We look forward to working with everyone this year!

Registration is tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 from 8:00-10:00 AM. Please listen to this entire message or read the information on the school website.

Thank you to the parents who completed the new student registration link and the parent preference survey. If you are new to Prescott Elementary, please come to school to formally register. We used information from the link to place students, but we have not been able to make appointments due to all the preparations for starting our school year. All adults and K-4th parents will be screened upon entrance and required to wear a mask tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding!

Registration requirements for students new to Putnam County

2 proofs of residency (a bill mailed to your address with your name on it)

SS card


Birth certificate

Kindergarten parents, we were informed today that mail is delayed due to Covid-19. We are so sorry! You should receive your phase in letter by Saturday, but we will have an additional letter for Kindergarten parents during registration tomorrow from 8-10 in the gym.

We will have regular changes all year, & we will do our best to communicate through email & phone numbers in PowerSchool. Because of Zoom, classroom devices, and remote learning, all students maybe “live” online with other classmates during the school year. We will request the traditional photography permission, but I want parents who attend PSES to understand this is our current state of public education. Students who are remote and face to face will work together as a classroom family.

Drop off begins at 7:15 & all students should be picked up no later than 3:30 with a car tag for the safety of your child. A car tag is a pass to pick up your child, and this is a parent responsibility.

Breakfast will be served daily in the classroom starting at 7:45 at no cost to families.

Lunch will also be served in the classroom this year.

1st-4th students may get a phone call from their teacher prior to Thursday registration. If you have spoken with your teacher, there is no need to come Thursday. We will see you Monday morning. If you have not spoken with your teacher, please plan to register so we are prepared to work with your family Monday morning.

Remote learning students will have non-electronic activities the first week of school. We are collecting information from families and look forward to establishing a routine as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and support this year. We are thankful for our Prescott families!

Catherine Jones, Principal




July 20, 2020

I can speak for the school when I say, "We miss our Prescott families!" Thank you to everyone who completed the Parent Intent Survey. If you have not, please complete the link on the homepage of the school web site by Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The information in the survey helps us best prepare for the upcoming year. Kindergarten phase in schedules for face-to-face learning will be mailed this Thursday, July 23, 2020. We are currently working on plans regarding registration for 1st-4th grades. Most likely, we will have another communication Monday, July 27, 2020. Our goal is to keep everyone safe, open school, and keep it open as long as we can. Enjoy your week!


May 7, 2020

Y’all are great, but we don’t need registration forms back at this time. The email I sent last week was to show you the current information we have. We will update information in the fall. The only thing to do now is tell your teacher if your child is not returning to Prescott next year.

It’s teacher appreciation week. Remember to thank your teachers when you see them!

The nurse will be at school this coming Monday and Tuesday, from 9-12. Please pick up your epipens and diastat and any other meds. Due to district policy, all remaining medication will be disposed of by the county on May 18th.

May 15th will be the final day of instruction for this school year. We will be in touch again with plans for the final drop off and pick up of the year as soon as we have more details.

We miss you all and we are incredibly proud of our students and the parents and guardians who have guided them through this tough time.


April 2, 2020

Thank you to everyone who picked up supplies for children. Your efforts are greatly appreciated during this difficult time.

1st-4th grade families: If you received a school devices, please remember the devices are for school work only. These devices are not durable and are not to be used as toys.

If your child is using Zoom, the teacher has established expectations for those meetings. students are expected to comply with teacher expectations just as they would at school. We appreciate your support.

And remember, the internet is not always safe for elementary-age children. Please be present if your child is using a school device or is on the internet. Our goal with providing devices is to allow all students to participate with supplemental lessons during this time away from school.

We hope the meals from school and bus stops are supporting your children during this time. And to all the Prescott Pups, we miss you. I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to seeing you again soon. If anyone needs to speak with me, have your parents send me an email and I will get back to you. My email address is


March 8, 2020

The Book Fair and Dress Up Days have been postponed until March 23-27, 2020. A new flyer will be published.

Wednesday, March 11, all students are invited to attend the PSMS production of "Mary Poppins".

Thursday, March 12, the 3rd grade will perform for Pre K-1st grades at 8:30 and 2nd-4th grades at 9:30.

Spring Break is March 16-20, 2020.


February 27, 2020

We are extending the Scouts canned food drive for another week. Please consider letting your child donate canned goods or other non-perishable items. It’s a great life lesson for your kids to learn to give without expecting anything in return. The food will help out families in our very own school. Please have all donations to the school by next Wednesday, March 4th.

If we do not get an early morning call from Mr. King, the book fair starts tomorrow, Friday and runs through next Friday, March 6th, which is also Legos for Literacy night. Yes, the book fair will be open next Friday night during our wonderful Lego based family night here at the school. The kids really enjoy walking their loved ones through the book fair on these special nights.

And now a message from our sponsor.

It’s read across America week,

so dress up, dress up, from your head to your feet!

Just one dollar each morning to teacher you pay,

to dress up from sun up to sun down all day.

On Seussical Monday, be a sight to be seen,

and bring for your lunch some eggs that are green!

So sad that on Tuesday school will be out,

but don’t cry, don’t sob and please, please don’t pout.

On Wacky Socks Wednesday what socks will you wear,

to cover your feet so your feet won’t be bare?

Fun, fun, Top Hat Thursday you wear a fun hat,

now tell me the truth, what is funner than that?

Relax and Read Friday’s a day to unwind,

so wear your pajamas, the most comfy kind.

A dollar each day for our school’s general funder,

Will help make our school even more full of wonder.


February 13, 2020

First, Prescott Reads starts tonight! Yaayy! We will be reading “Take a Giant Leap, Neil Armstrong!” It’s a nonfiction story about the first person to set foot on the moon! The youngest child in each family will be bringing the book home with them today. We’ll start tonight with the introduction and chapters 1 and 2. This is a great book, filled with airplanes and spaceships which lines up with our aeronautics theme for this year! We also have an audio version available on our website, Just scroll down to the bottom of the home page and listen along while you read!

Next a reminder; tomorrow is Valentine’s day. That’s not really the reminder. The reminder is we are kindly, and sincerely asking that we do not receive deliveries of Valentine’s goodies for your children at school. It’s a nice gesture but the problem is the kids won’t get to enjoy the goodies while they’re at school. When something is delivered to school, the student is not allowed to pick it up until 2:30, so that we don’t impact learning time. Additionally, if your child rides the bus, they will not be permitted to take the gift home on the bus because of bus safety rules. So your beautiful flowers, balloons, pinatas, giant stuffed teddy bears, or baby in a diaper with a bow and arrow (which, by the way, sounds wildly dangerous and inappropriate to me), any of those nice presents would have to get picked up by parents to be taken home. So let's just skip the middleman and give the presents to the kids when they get home! Problem solved.

And now a message from my favorite cub scouts, Yogi and BooBoo.

Y: Hey, BooBoo, did you tell Mr. Dale we were cub scouts?

B: Well, Yogi, Mr. Tylka said he would make us honorary members of Scout Pack 651if we would help with the canned food drive.

Y: What do we have to do, BooBoo? I’m not very good at opening cans! I prefer picnic baskets!

B: All we have to do is tell the nice people that the Scouts will have boxes outside of classrooms starting Wednesday, February 19th and ending on Wednesday, February 26th.

Y: And then people can drop off their sandwiches and cakes and chickens and we will handle it from there!

B: No Yogi, the people can drop off canned goods and non-perishable items in the boxes for the Scouts to collect.

Y: I see, so we are just in charge of the picnic baskets that are donated?

B: Yogi, our part is just letting the people know about the food drive.

Y: Well then, BooBoo, I will just go see Mr. Tylka about the picnic baskets!

B: Oh, Yogi!


December 5, 2019

Squishies are back! The PTO supply store is tomorrow, December 6. After selling out of squishies last month, we doubled our supply. There will also be NEW spirit gear available. We have short sleeve shirts for $12 and comfort colors long sleeve shirts for $20. Sizes are limited so come early so you don't miss out.

Did you participate in our $10 from 10 fundraiser and receive a fun night out to victory sports center? Just a reminder that those expire this month. You can drop your child off for pizza and a fun time while you go for a quiet dinner and some kid free time. This would be a great way to do some Christmas shopping.

Just a reminder that next week is the teacher Christmas luncheon. We have sent out the sign up genius to ask for volunteers and supplies. If you did not receive an email but would like to help us out please contact the PTO.

Lastly, have you ever wondered what your child's teacher loves? Well wonder no more! The teachers have made a list of their favorite things, and we have put these lists online. We have posted the updated lists on our Facebook page, Prescott Pups PTO. We are still working on getting them on the website, but the old lists are still there. If you cannot find your child's teacher's list let us know and we will try to get it to you.


November 20, 2019

This Friday, November 22, the craft day order forms are due. Craft Day will take place, Thursday, December 12 during your child's encore time. Everything has to be ordered and prepped in advance. Because of this so we cannot accept any late turn ins. Please send in a form with a check or exact change, and one form per student. Children not participating in the craft will go to the gym for holiday related activities.

Our PTO meeting is Tuesday, December 3 at 10 am. We will be dressed in our Christmas ugly sweaters, have an ornament exchange, and eat yummy treats. At this meeting we will be preparing for craft day and discussing the events coming up in the spring. This will be a very laid back meeting, so if you have been on the fence about joining us this will be the perfect meeting to attend.

The PTO supply store is Friday, December 6. The last supply store was a HUGE success! We sold out of squishees in about 10 minutes, and will have more for this store. We will also have winter themed items.

It is almost Christmas time. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give to the faculty and staff at Prescott, check out their favorite things list on the Prescott Pups PTO Facebook page. We are still missing a few lists, but we are working to get those on there soon.

If you are interested in helping out and do not have time to attend meetings, please fill out the volunteer form. We are always looking for volunteers to help us host and serve during the teacher luncheons and treat days, and help during events such as Craft Day and Field Day. There are also opportunities to send in food items. If this is something you are interested in, go to the school website, click in the about section, and find PTO. The volunteer sheet can be found there. Just fill it out and send it in to your child's teacher.


November 18, 2019

Thank you so much for participating in our Fall Fundraiser. Tomorrow is the last turn in day for the last fundraiser of the year. So thanks for helping out the kids of our school by raising money for much needed technology upgrades.

And thank you for coming out to another wildly successful CSI night! I saw a lot of smiles on the faces of the kids and the adults. If you couldn’t make it out to CSI night, look for our Legos and Literacy night coming up in the spring.

Progress reports are coming out this Thursday by email. If you don’t receive one, check your spam folder. If it’s not there, contact the school to make sure we have the correct email address in the system.

And finally, this Wednesday is Dress like a Teacher day across the nation. Since I started working in a school, I have learned that teacher’s need to be ready for anything. On any given day they may need boots, or tennis shoes, or dress shoes or maybe all three! I’ve seen teachers dressed for coaching kickball tournaments, cleaning floors, moving from student to student answering questions, scooping pumpkin guts, and chaperoning trips to the symphony! So show your appreciation for our teachers and please encourage your children to Dress like a Teacher on Wednesday. We are not asking for a donation to dress up. It’s just a show of love and support.


November 14, 2019,

O: Hello Prescott Families, this is Orville.

W: And this is Wilber.

O: And we’re the Wright brothers!

O: Wilber, we were supposed to say that at the same time!

W: Sorry Orville, want to try it again.

O: No, Mr. Dale said we had to keep it under two minutes. Besides, he says our voices sound the same anyway.

W: Well, since I got to fly the airplane first, I’ll let you tell the nice folks about CSI night which is tomorrow night from 5pm-7pm at the school.

O: Wilber, you just told them!

W: Well, I didn’t tell them that everything is totally free, and there will be about a million different stations they can go to to learn all about this year’s theme which is flight!

O: Gee whiz, Wilber, is there anything else you are NOT going to tell them?

W: No, sir e bob. I’ll let you tell them that there will not be any food or treats to buy so that we could make this a totally free event to attend. Then you can remind them to have a nice family meal before or after they have tons of fun learning about all kinds of flying machines.

O: Then I guess I covered everything, didn’t I Wilber?

W: Don’t forget to tell them that there will be a whole bunch of free prizes given away at the end of the night, but they have to be present in the auditorium when their name is called or the prize will go to someone else.

O: That about covers it, Wilber, but I will warn the kids to keep you away from their inventions if they see you at the CSI night. We all know what happens when you try to fly a plane!

Y’all have a good evening, and we will see you tomorrow night for CSI night!


November 4, 2019

Our wonderful PTO will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10am. They will be discussing December events, the teacher Christmas luncheon, the Christmas craft and start planning out the spring calendar. They would love to have parents come and help plan some great events. Also, the first supply store day is this Friday, 7:30-7:55! Smencils are back as well as squishies and a few other new things.

As you know by now, our PSES fall fundraising sale begins today. This sale is very important to our school. We need to raise money for many different items that we use throughout the school year, including technology, copier, and campus updates. Without this fundraiser, we could not afford to make these upgrades. We appreciate what our state provides our school, but those funds do not cover everything. Only the basics.

Our goal is for everyone to participate in some way. If you sell 6 items or more out of the catalog, that will go a long way in helping us reach our goal. If you are not able to sell anything in person, please consider sending emails to family and friends with a link to the catalog (instructions will be on the front of the packet that came home today). Those folks can order directly from the website and have the products shipped to them or delivered by the student.

In addition to great prizes the students can win, we will allow any student who sells 12 or more to slime Mr. Dale with green slime!

And finally, thank you parents and guardians for sending in treats for treat day. The kids loved them. Remember to download our terrific school app, and please sign up for Peach Jar flyers, Kroger, & Publix through the web site. Just click on their logo toward the bottom of the home page and you will be redirected to the stores website.


October 30, 2019

Hello Prescott families, it is I, The Count, from the street of Sesame. Thank you for all the treats you sent in for PTO treat day. I counted 2387 treats. Ah ah ah. And they were all delicious! I have been asked to remind you all that tomorrow is career day! We are looking forward to seeing what the little kids plan to be as a professional. But remember, no Halloween costumes please! For instance, I will not be dressed as The Count tomorrow, because that is only how I dress on TV. Tomorrow I will be dressed in a doctor’s coat because during the week I work as a podiatrist in Sparta. Ha Ha Ha


September 15, 2019

Parents, if you are wanting your child to have a well child exam here at the school, you must send the forms in before fall break so that the folks doing the exam can pick them up and be ready to go when we return. The first day they will be here is November 15th, which will be the optometry exam. All insurances are accepted with no out of pocket expenses for the parents. And if the child needs glasses they will receive a pair for free. This is such a great resource for parents that will save you a trip to the Doctor and copays.

We also want to promote the "Share the Love" peanut butter drop. Please drop off a 16oz. jar of peanut butter at the front desk of PSES for Food to the Rescue. They are asking specifically for the 16oz. jars, probably for ease of storage and because they are so affordable. $2.22 at Walmart and $2.25 at Dollar General were the best prices I could find. $2.29 at Target. See, Targets not all that.

Finally, a big thank you from the PTO to all the parents for all the Carnival fun, and the support with $10 from 10! I would like to add a big thank you to the PTO. They have been working hard and putting in a lot of time to get this year started off in a great way. Please consider joining the PTO. It is really true that many hands make light work. They actually seem to have fun as they work to help the kids, and they are really nice people. So join up and make some lifelong friends.


September 12, 2019

Thank you for your participation with the PTO $10 from 10 fundraiser; it was a huge success! We will celebrate with a free school carnival from 5:00-7:00 Friday, September 13. We will have the following for FREE: photo booths, face painting, balloon art, carnival games, two bounce houses, and for a small cost you can dunk an adult from campus, purchase cotton candy, a snow cone, or Domino's Pizza!

We need everyone to come test drive a Ford from 8:15-2:15! PTO will receive $20 for each test drive. (only one driver per address will receive credit) We can raise up to $6,000 if we have enough drivers, so please ask your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to support our Ford Test Drive event.

"The PTO is sponsoring a Ford drive event that benefits PSES. Come by on Sept. 13 and drive a new Ford vehicle and Ford donates money to the PSES PTO. This is the link to fill out the form before you arrive to drive: ttps:// Thank you so much for supporting PSES and the PSES PTO!"

September 8, 2019

The PTO has decided to add a little bit more celebration to go along with $10 from 10, which ends this Tuesday, September 10th. You just have a few more days to ask 10 people for $10 to help the PTO raise money to support our pups, their classrooms, and school wide projects and events like the upcoming Carnival, Field Day, and more. Don’t forget about those awesome incentives!

The PTO is hosting dress up days to wrap up $10 from 10 and get everyone ready for the carnival on Friday. The days are: Mixed-Up Monday, Aloha Tuesday, Western Wednesday, PJ Thursday, and Pup Pride Friday. You may dress up following these themes, but please stick to the school dress code.

Pup Pride Friday will be a busy day! We have the Ford Drive Event 8:15-2:15. Ford is bringing new cars such as Mustangs and F150s for you to drive around the loop. Ford will donate money to our pups for each driver, so invite everyone you know. All drivers must use a different address in order for the PTO to get credit. You can find the link to fill out your form electronically ahead of time on the school's website or the PTO's facebook page. This will speed up the process once you arrive.

Friday night is the big $10 from 10 Carnival from 5-7. Come out and celebrate with us. We will have 3 mystery teachers in the dunking booth, and balls will be 3 for $1. There will be free games, bounce houses, face painting, and more. There will also be food available for purchase. We hope everyone can come out to celebrate a very successful $10 from 10 fundraiser and the beginning of a wonderful school year!


September 2, 2019

The PTO's BIG fundraiser of the year, $10 from 10, is going on now! This fundraiser is super easy! No catalogs, no wrapping paper, no samples. We are asking each child to ask 10 people for a $10 donation to Prescott. 100% of the money goes directly back into the school, minus some minor incentives. With other fundraisers the profit is at best 50% of what the students sell. Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 so we can help support our pups, their teachers and the whole school.

At the end of $10 from 10, the PTO will host a celebratory carnival on September 13. This carnival is free to all! There will be games, balloon animals, face painting, and bounce houses. We will also have a dunking booth with 3 mystery teachers. You can purchase 3 balls for $1. Sno cones, water, and food from Back Room Bistro and Domino's Pizza will be available to purchase Be on the lookout for more information. Come out and celebrate with us!

How would you like to drive a brand new Ford? On September 13, 8:15-2:15 Ford will bring several brand new Fords to PSES for our community to test drive. Ask your family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else you see. Even if you are not in the market for a new car, you can come out and support our pups. For each driver that fills out a form, Ford will donate $20 to the school.

It is not too late to become a Pup Pride Partner and to have your business posted on the playground fence. If you or someone you know would like to advertise please email the PTO at for more information.

Last but not least, our September PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September 3rd at 10:00 in the Auxiliary gym. This is open to all families at Prescott. Please come join us to learn about what the PTO does, and how you can volunteer to help us out.


August 29, 2019

Roolllllll Tide! We are….Penn State! Rock Chalk… JayHawk! Wings Up! OH..IO! Rocky top, you’ll always be, Home sweet home to me!

It’s college time in Tennessee and tomorrow is College Colors Day at Prescott. Just for fun, you can dress up in the colors or gear of your favorite college! Wear scarlet and grey to support Ohio State, or were grey and scarlet to support THE Ohio State, it’s really wide open! You could even wear purple or orange if that’s all you have in the closet. Let’s just avoid the face paint and hair dyes, cause we will still have a full day of learning ahead of us. Lets keep it simple. Scarlet and grey. If you don’t have any college gear, that’s ok! The teachers have college stickers to wear on your shirts! I just hope there are enough Ohio State stickers to go around!

And lets not forget about 10 from 10! We have a long holiday weekend coming up and you may be visiting with a lot of new pigeons, I mean people, that you can fleece, I mean ask, to donate $10 to help your school. With most fundraisers we get to keep less than half of the money we raise. You can tell them that 100% of the money from this fundraiser goes to help your school. Hey, maybe we should have our own school motto to get people excited to donate. Let’s see...Roolllll over pups! We are…. Prescott South Elementary School! PS... ES! Tails up! How awesome is that Prescott Pup in the window? Well, I’ll keep working on it.

Have a great night!


August 27, 2019

The last day to turn in Smart Card money for prizes will be August 30th. We can sell the cards all year, but that’s the last day for prizes.

We still need book fair volunteers for September 9th through September 16th. Please sign up at the front desk in the office.

If you want your kids to get a free breakfast at school, please try to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30. After 7:30 the line is really long and the kids don’t have much time to eat.

The front car line is going great! Please remember you can only walk up to get your children if you are walking off campus.

10 from 10 starts tomorrow! The children will be asking 10 people for a donation of 10 dollars each. They can turn the money in every day for the next two weeks. And they can ask more than 10 people if they want to.


August 21, 2019

The PTO has a few important announcements.

Spirit Gear Order forms are due now! The PTO will place the order Friday, so please send in your form no later than Friday, August 23! Remember, even if you cannot afford to purchase your child a shirt, please send the form in with their size. Please send in a different order form and payment per child. This will help the PTO when sorting to make sure each child has a shirt.

If you have a business, or know of someone that would love some awesome advertisement send them a Pup Pride Partner form. These are available in the office, Peachjar, Facebook, and at your request. The choices are $250 for a shirt advertisement on over 900 shirts, $250 for a sign on the playground fence for the year, or $500 if you would like to do both. If the business would like to be on the shirt, the form needs to be turned in by THIS FRIDAY THE 23RD. Playground signs can be turned in UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6TH!

If you are looking for ways to become more involved at Prescott, turn in your volunteer form that was sent home this week. The PTO would appreciate and love to have your help in many ways such as: hosting events, serving the children, and sending in items for luncheons and treat days. If you are wanting to learn more about the PTO and what they do, the next PTO meeting is September 3rd at 10 am.

Our big fundraiser, $10 from 10, starts next week. We ask each child to ask for a $10 donation from 10 people, more information will be sent home soon. The turn in dates will be any time from August 27th to September 10th. Start asking friends and family now!

As always if you have any questions please email the PTO at

We are looking forward to a great year!


August 12, 2019

Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your front car line dismissal name caller outer.

First of all, front car line parents, you did a great job today. Today we had all the kids K-4 and it was hot, and there was some confusion, but nobody tried to run me over, so I’m calling that a win.

Here’s our vision and desire for the front car line. Ultimately, we would prefer that no one arrive on our campus for the front car line until 2:15 for the right hand lane, and 2:45pm for the left hand lane. Last year we would have cars arriving on campus just after lunch and sitting beside the playground with kids still at recess. As you can imagine, parents, in this day and age, with all that is happening in our country, teachers and parents can get anxious in this situation. So, please, do not arrive on campus for the car line until 2:15 for the right lane and please leave the entire left lane open for early dismissals and emergency vehicles until 2:45.

Please don’t hear this and think, “Ok, I’ll show that mean old Mr. Dale. I see people standing by the flagpole. I’ll just park and walk up to get my kid”. Well those would be our parents who live across the street and walk their kids to and from school. The car line is the safest way to exit the campus by car and we continue to work to improve the process. If you really want to save time, don’t join the car line until 3:20 or 3:25. At that time, you can usually just pull right up, load up, and leave.

Just a few other car line notes. If you don’t have a car tag, I will direct you to park and go inside to show ID. Please don’t expect me to put a child in a car with someone I don’t know. Do you really want me to do that? And I don’t play favorites. Parents I have known for years and husbands of teachers have been asked to park and go inside. It’s all to keep your kids safe.

Speaking of keeping your kids safe. Please put your car in park when you are in line and kids are walking to their cars. If the car in front of you pulls up, just leave the gap. I don’t want cars moving when there are kids walking down the center lane. And, please teach your kids to buckle themselves if at all possible. Please don’t ever leave the campus with your child unbuckled.

Wow, that was a lot. Our combined goal as teachers and parents is to keep these youngsters safe. Thank you for your patience and assistance in achieving this goal.

Have a great night


August 11, 2019

The PSES PTO is getting into gear this week with a few things they wanted me to tell you about.

The PTO will be hosting their 2nd annual boohoo yahoo breakfast for kindergarten families. This is for families that will either be boo hooing or ya hooing tomorrow, Monday, August 12 after they drop off their kindergartener for their first full day of school. Please stop by for coffee and donuts 7:45-8:30, after you drop your child off in their kindergarten classroom. Their will be tissues available if you are boo hooing, party blowers if you are ya hooing, and a photo booth.

The first PTO meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, August 13. The meeting will be at 10:00 in the auxillary gym. They will be discussing the upcoming events that will occur this semester with the main focus on the $10 from 10 fundraiser and the School Carnival. This is open for all PSES families.

Be on the lookout for papers that will be available on Peachjar, Facebook, and in the office with Mrs. Amy. Some forms may be sent home as well.

Pup Pride Partners- Do you have a business, or know one that would love to support our pups? Consider becoming a Pup Pride Partner and get awesome advertisement. These forms will only be available online, in the office, or at your request.

T-shirt order forms- Every year the PTO designs t-shirts that are available to every student and their families These shirts will be worn on field trips so the children are all dressed alike.

Volunteer forms- Are you looking for ways to help the PTO, or to get more involved. There are opportunities available to send in food or volunteer for PTO hosted events.

PTO Info Pack- Each year the PTO likes to update families on what we have done, what we plan to do, important dates, and much more. Please take a moment to read this very important informational welcome packet.

As always if you have any questions please email the PTO at


August 7, 2019

Good evening Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor with some back to school information, reminders, and requests.

First, the information. Our playground project is complete, Yaaaay! Your kids now have a beautiful, safe, clean surface for recess. It wasn’t easy (we had wonderful volunteers working all summer) and it wasn’t cheap. We had to use up our reserves to make this happen. So now we are officially broke. Our dough has no yeast. Our cheddar is swiss cheese. Our bankroll looks like the bun for a slider. Our remaining coins are those tinfoil wrapped chocolates left over from Christmas. In short, we used up all our money and now I’m hungry.

So to help remedy this situation, (the money part, not the hunger part) we are going to have 3 wonderful fundraiser opportunities this year. The first is already underway. Until the end of this month, we have smart cards available that really sell themselves. Each card has more than enough savings to recoup a $20 investment. At the end of the month we will kick off our $10 from 10 event. And after a 3 year break, we will be offering tumblers and holiday gift items for sale after fall break. More information will be forthcoming.

Next, the reminders. If you think our front car line has been too good to be true, well, you were right. We were completely done by 3:25 yesterday, but starting next week, the kids in car line will increase by 20% when the Kinders start full days of school. But let’s not panic! Our crack car line team will keep the process running smoothly and safely. You may want to consider joining the car line at the 3:20 or 3:25 mark. That way your child can talk to their friends for a few more minutes and you can pretty much pull up, load up, and head out. Please do not arrive in line before 2:15 as we still have kids on the playground at until that time.

Please remember, students are allowed only 5 parent notes per semester to cover absences. Attendance in school is the law, starting in Kindergarten, and the state is really cracking down on this issue. We are being asked to make phone contacts and home visits to help kids get to school. Please let us know if there is something we can do to help get your kids to school everyday.

And finally, the requests. Did you know our school has its very own app? It’s awesome, and it’s free! Just look for the Prescott South Elementary app in the app store. It has the school calendar, what’s for lunch everyday, and the class schedules will be added soon. And it’s free!

Speaking of free, we need your help. If there is even a remote chance that your family would qualify for free or reduced lunch, we really need you to fill out the form. The money our school receives from the federal government is based on these numbers. It is totally confidential. You can pick up a form from Ms. Amy at the front desk or from your child’s teacher. Or you can fill out the form online by going to school nutrition services under the departments tab on the county website, I will also include a link to the site on the written version of this call on our school’s website.

So, if you have at least one kid in our school and make under a million dollars a year, please consider filling out a form. It will really help us out.

That’s it. Thanks, and have a great night.


May 16, 2019

There are a limited number of $12 yearbooks available on a first come, first served basis.

Field Day is tomorrow. Please dress accordingly.

Playground project is beginning. The elementary car line will begin dismissal at 2:45 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week.

Please park and enter through the Prescott South Middle School for the Kindergarten Celebration of Learning (8:30 Wednesday, May 22) and the 4th grade Graduation (10:30 Wednesday, May 22) . Parking will be very limited due to the playground project.


May 10, 2019

Change for Change total = $2,432.45 ! THANK YOU!

Superhero Dress Up Days-

May 20 K, 3rd, 4th

May 22- 1st, 2nd

Yard Sale May 25 8:00-12:00

If you want to participate and turn your "Clutter to Cash", forms due Wednesday, May 15.

Happy Mother's Day!



May 5, 2019

This week is our big “Change for Change” event. We are so close to reaching our goal so we can start work on the playground. Please help your kids gather up change that they can put in the big buckets in the front hallway this week. We are also happy to accept checks and paper money as well! You may be interested to know that the “Change for Change” event idea actually came to Dr. Jones when one of our students handed Dr. Jones a ziploc bag full of the money from her piggy bank and told Dr. Jones she wanted to help with the playground. As adults, we may not always appreciate how important recess is to our kids. They really cherish that time outside and they really need a dry, safe surface on which to play. It obviously means a lot to that little girl. Please help us make it a reality.

Speaking of being outside, Field Day is coming up on May 17th. More information will be coming your way soon, but you might want to start preparing for sunscreen and hydration.

The end of the school year is fast approaching and we have a couple housekeeping messages.

First, library books are due this week. Ms. Laura has to collect all the books and count every single book in the library. That’s a big job, so we need all library books turned in by this week.

And while we’re on the subject of books, we are participating in a book drive to collect books for the Words on Wheels bus. New or gently used books are welcome and appreciated. You can drop off books at the front desk and we will get them where they need to go.

And finally, If you have been in the front hallway lately, you may have noticed one or two articles of clothing in the lost and found. Actually, we have one rack with hangers and five folding tables with lost clothes. We have been asking the kids to look for their stuff, but if you are dropping off or picking up in the next few days, you may want to take a look for yourself. This Wednesday all the leftover clothing will be donated to a local charity. Please pick up anything you can before Wednesday. And remember for next year, per the school handbook, coats, jackets, sweaters, anything that might get taken off and left somewhere, should have your child’s name in it so we can get it back to you when it’s lost.


April 29, 2019

The Silent Auction on the PSES PTO Facebook page closes tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon. Don’t miss out on these awesome items...go bid now! All profits from this event and all remaining events this school year go directly toward the playground floor resurfacing goal. We are getting so close with the plan being to complete the project week of Memorial Day if the goal is met!

Next week is the Change for Change AND Teacher Appreciation Week!

School Kidz Supply Kit paper forms and money are due next Friday, May 10th. Paper forms cannot be taken after that date, but you may order online through Friday, May 17th. The kits will be in the classroom on your child’s first day of school in July.

Clutter to Cash yard sale flyers went home last week and are due back May 15th. The yard sale will be Saturday, May 25 8-12. Rent a parking space for $15, or 2 for $25 and keep the profit. If you don't want to sell anything, come and shop to help out our Prescott families.

Thank you to everyone who helped make McDonald’s Spirit Night a success including the pups who worked so hard serving, cleaning, and holding open doors for people. We made a little over $300 to go toward the playground goal thanks to McDonald’s on Jefferson! There will be one last Spirit Night this school year at Chick Fil A from 5-8p May 16th for Mobile orders only.

Please collect all school library books. They will be due soon!


April 24, 2019

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with a few notes from our wonderful PTO.

Field Day Spirit Gear order forms were due today (Wednesday). PTO will be unable to take any after 9am tomorrow morning in order to get the totals sent in to Express Signs. Side note, Field Day is Friday, May 17th!

McDonald’s Spirit Night is tomorrow (Thursday) from 5-7pm at the Jefferson Ave. location. You can drive thru or come join us inside!

The PSES Silent Auction is going on now on the PSES PTO Facebook page and will continue through next Tuesday the 30th. Are you a fan of the Chicago Cubs, CrossFit Mayhem, or Judah and the Lion? Do you want to be an encore teacher for a day? You definitely want to check out this auction!

Looking ahead, May 6th-10th is the Change for Change event. Now is the time to start looking under couch cushions and in that little compartment in the car that no one really knows what it’s for, so you just end up tossing your change in there. But then it’s annoying when you turn a corner and it all slides together and your get that clinking noise that’s irritating when you are trying to listen to your favorite podcast about why they quit flying the Concord. So you might as well gather it up and donate it to the school so you can enjoy some uninterrupted me time in between appointments for the kids. AND Teacher Appreciation Week is also May 6-10. If you need to see a Favorite Things List, they all on the PSES Website under the PTO tab! I would tell you that my list is at the bottom of the page under the heading of “office” but I am sure you have already printed it off and have it hanging on your refrigerator.

All of these PTO events will all go toward the playground resurfacing goal! We are so close with approximately $4000 to go! We really do appreciate your help!


April 14, 2019

Hello Prescott families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with some updates.

Spring has sprung and it's only natural for a child's fancy to turn to thoughts of.. . . fast food. You are welcome to come and eat lunch with your child, but if you bring fast food, please remember that you will have to eat at the picnic tables outside the cafeteria hallway. If you bring home cooked food or buy lunch in the cafeteria, you may eat at one of the tables reserved for parents. And, due to confidentiality, we ask that you spend that quality time with just your child. Trust me, you’ll be glad you had that one on one time in a few years when you're sitting across the table from a surly teenager who speaks to you in grunts and won't take their eyes off their iPhone 25C with enhanced holographic messaging.

We have another change that involves our whole campus, both the elementary and the middle school. We are no longer allowed to have someone sign in on our side and walk to the other side and this is the same for the middle school. Due to concerns for the safety and security of the children on our entire campus, if you have to visit both schools, you will have to sign out of one school and drive around to the other school to sign in there. There is no other effective way for us to monitor who is in our building at any given time. I’m sure you will agree that we need to do everything we can to keep your children safe.

For our 4th grade parents, 5th grade orientation is Monday May 6th at 5:30 at the middle school. This is the time for you to see where your kids will be learning next year and to meet their new teachers. Please, please, please, don’t compare them to me. Who could live up to that standard. Alas, they are only human. Actually, they are all really nice and my 5th grade son loves them.

Have a great night.


March 31, 2019

Thank you all so much for showing your Pup Pride this past week during SATCO and Panda Express Spirit Nights which are going toward the playground goal of $46,000. This goal is still very large and intimidating but much less than the originally quoted price of $140,000. That number was brought down by asking numerous companies for better quotes, a very large donation of rock from Rogers Group, stating we will use our own volunteers for removal of old material and placing new materials under the supervision of the playground flooring company, and use of equipment that will be donated. We know this is still a lofty goal but with everyone’s hard work and support, we are getting so close at approximately $9,000 to go!

All that said, we have more events coming up beginning with another Spirit Night opportunity tomorrow, Monday, April 1 from 4-8p at Panera Bread. You will need to show them the paper or digital flyer for Prescott to get a portion of the proceeds. Tell everyone you know!

The next open PTO Meeting is this Tuesday, April 2 at 11:30. The focus will be on planning field day and the remainder of this school year’s PTO events.

The last Pup Store of the school year is Friday, April 5th from 7:30-7:55am. Smencils are almost gone, so get them while they last! We also have a limited supply of the “Class of...” shirts to be used to measure your child’s growth each year from now until they graduate high school! And be looking out for info coming home soon on Field Day Pup gear.

Finally, start preparing for our Change for Change on the Playground event! The first full week of May we will have a competition between the boys and the girls in each grade level to see who can bring in the most change for the playground resurfacing project. The winning side for each grade level will get a designated day to dress up as SuperHeroes for saving the day! So start saving that change from grocery shopping, look under the cushions of the couch, have the weird uncle pull some quarters out of ears or drop them out of noses if you’re really brave and have some germ x handy. Hey, this is a great opportunity to have the kids clean the car, just tell the they can keep any change they find! FYI, foldable change will also be accepted.


March 6, 2019

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor with some important notes.

Please, please, please, please, please, a thousand times please, I am begging you, please, do not hold the PreK outside door open for other people to enter our building. You are letting out our heat. You are letting flies in. Who knows who that person is that you are letting in? They could be a vacuum salesman, or, worse yet, a politician! Everyone must show ID and their face to the camera in order to enter. This is a safety issue that we need your help to address. It’s not as big an issue at the front door because we have our bouncer, Ms. Amy, right there at the front desk. But we need your cooperation to keep that back door safe. Thank you.

We love trees. Trees are good. Trees clean our air and help us breath. We want to save the trees we have, so we are asking everyone to sign up for Peachjar. Peachjar has nothing to do with peaches or jars, but it is the method we are using to send out electronic flyers full of wonderful information. This way we are not using a ton of paper which is made from trees. Which we love. So please sign up by clicking on the Peachjar icon toward the bottom of our PSES website.

And finally, some PTO updates. The PTO Supply Store will be open this Friday, the last day of school before Spring Break, from 7:30 to 7:55. The very last supply store of the school year will be held on Friday, April 5th, also from 7:30 to 7:55. Two final opportunities to stock up on everything blue and green before our long summer break.

And speaking of green, the next PTO $1 treat day will be on Tuesday, March 19th, to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. Look for green cookies, green icing, green cupcakes and more. I have it on good authority that all the PTO members will be dressed as Leprechauns and will be speaking with an Irish accent throughout lunch. So bring in a $1 and take your pick from all the traditional and authentic Irish treats...or a cupcake.

Everybody have a great night.


February 28, 2019

Hello Prescott Families this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor. This will be a serious all call with information that you may want to listen to without your children present. You can then decide what you would like to share with them in a family discussion after the call.

As much as we would love to shield our children from hearing about things that frighten them or worry them, that’s just not a realistic goal. Kids hear more than we think they do. They often understand more than we think they do. And there are things in the world they live in that will scare them at times. The most recent item to come up in the news is about the Momo challenge. Channel5 news, Fox news, CBS news, several local police departments, and numerous social media posts have been talking this week about the Momo challenge. Information and misinformation have been spreading like wildfire through the internet and through our school. Kids talk to each other. On the playground, at lunch, sometimes during class (which is discouraged, but still happens), and older kids talk to younger kids on the bus. So, as much as we, as parents and educators, would love to shield our kids from this stuff...they still hear about it. We had reports today that children from 1st grade to 4th grade were upset and scared by what they were hearing. I spoke with children individually and to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes during Encore.

I’ve done some research on the issue and I encourage you to do the same. Today, I attempted to reassure the children that I believe this to be a hoax and I went over internet safety once again. I made sure each group had a chance to ask questions and voice concerns. And I made sure I left each class on an upbeat note with smiling faces telling me goodbye.

Cyber Safety Expert Denise DeRosa, says the challenge, whether real or rumored, serves as a reminder for parents to know what their kids are doing online.

“You don’t need to know about every platform and every app and every device out there, but you do need to know and understand your kids favorite apps, their favorite games, their devices,” she said.

Experts say even if actual threats from Momo aren’t real, the rumors alone can be frightening for kids and can encourage teens to participate in risky dares.

I encouraged the children to talk to their parents or guardians about what they see and do while they are on the internet. I told them that the adults who are responsible for them, must know what they are doing online as our primary responsibility is to keep them safe. I told the children I am available to them if they are still concerned about the issue and I am happy to speak with them one on one if they need me. Please let me know if you would like me to speak to any of your children specifically.

Thanks and have a great night.


February 24, 2019

We are celebrating Reading 2/25-3/1.

The Book Fair is open every day 2/25-3/1 from 7:45-3:00. Legos and Literacy Family Night is March 1 from 5:00-7:00 with a FREE evening meal in the cafeteria & the Book Fair will be open! We have creative Dress Up Days all week for a $1 donation.

Monday-Mixed Up Monday (wear mix-matched clothes)

Tuesday-Top Hat Tuesday (wear your favorite hat)

Wednesday-Wacky Socks Wednesday (wear wacky socks)

Thursday-Relax and Read Thursday (wear your pajamas)

Friday-Fun Friday (dress like your favorite book character or wear something "Seussical")



February 12, 2019

Good evening Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor with just a couple notes.

Safety is one of the most important considerations here at Prescott and we try to do everything possible to keep your kids safe. Sometimes we need your help with that. So please remember to show your face to the camera when you are buzzing the door to be let in. This is for the front door and the PreK door. At the PreK door, we need to see your pass, but we also need to see your face in the camera. Again, this is for the safety of your child. I think you will agree that is important. The final request we have for entry door safety is mostly for the PreK door. Please do not hold the door open for someone else to enter. Everyone who enters must show their pass and face to the camera. If someone is running up behind you asking for you to hold the door, just point to the sign we have posted on the door that says you are not allowed to hold the door. Game of Throne fans know that if you hold the door, bad things happen. If anyone gives you a hard time about not holding the door, please send them to me. We will sit down and watch Game of Thrones together.

And now a word from that famous romantic, Pepe Le Pew.

Ah, my wonderful parents. Valentine Day is coming, it will be here soon. I know, many of you will want to send ze beautiful flowers and balloons to your beautiful children. But know this. All those beautiful signs of amore, will have to stay in the main office until after 2:30 to limit distractions and loss of instruction time. Ms. Amy would love to smell ze beautiful flowers and partake in some helium from the floating hearts so that her tiny voice becomes even more tiny. But remember, those displays of love will not be allowed on ze bus to go home. Alas, the little cherubs will be forced to throw them in garbage receptacle instead of taking them home. Beware, beware, my dear dear friends, and perhaps refrain from bringing such displays to the school. Au revoir mon ami, Au revoir mon cher. Until we meet again. Au revoir.


February 5, 2019

Hey Hey, Boo Boo. I was walking down the halls of Prescott and I saw a bunch of empty pic i nik baskets. What’s going on?

Well, Yogi, those are not picnic baskets. Scout Pack 651 is having a food drive all next week and they decorated boxes for each class so they can collect food to give away to kids who need it.

Hey, Hey, Boo Boo, I think that is a wonderful idea! I will donate this honey comb I just took out of the tree and the pizza I took out of the Ranger’s car.

Well, Yogi, that’s nice but the scouts need unexpired goods and non perishable items.

Oh, you mean like Twinkies and Jerky?

Well, Yogi, I really mean like cans of soup and cans of vegetables. Or maybe dried goods like pasta, or cartons of juice.

Hey, Hey Boo Boo, The kids at Prescott must have really big hearts to do this for their fellow students.

Well, Yogi, you are right. But just to show how much their donations are appreciated, the class that donates the most food will win a popcorn party from the Scouts.

Hey, Hey Boo Boo, that sounds good to me! I think I will donate this delicious tuna sandwich I have been saving under my hat.

Oh, Yogi.


February 1, 2019

PTO has a meeting next Tuesday, February 5th at 11:30am in the auxiliary gym, and it is open to any Prescott Pup parents, grandparents, or guardians. They would love to see many new and old faces and are looking forward to hearing any ideas or suggestions.

Friday, February 8th, the PTO will have the monthly pup store. This month will have smencils, smickers, hi lighters, and paw print items as well as Valentine's day themed notebooks, pencils, and erasers. Spirit gear will also be available. We still have a few of the $3 and $5 clearance shirts as well as the graduation class of shirts for $10. Be on the lookout for a flyer next week with pictures and details.

PTO also has a treat day coming up Tuesday, February 12th. They are selling $1 hot chocolate with Valentine marshmallows to be made and delivered to participating students during their lunch times. Send your student’s $1 in a labeled bag/envelope to their respective teacher on or prior to the morning of the 12th. Please send exact change or check. If choosing to pay for another child as well, please write a note being as specific as possible so the PTO can know how you want the extra money used.

If you use the front car line for drop off in the morning, please have your kids hop out of the car if the line stops and your car is anywhere from the playground on up to the nice lady holding the stop sign. Even if it’s cold and raining, please let them get out of the car. If you wait until your child can get out under the awning, we will never get all the kids in the door before the 8 o’clock bell. Today we had 13 kids from the front car line that received tardies. I think it was Shakespeare that said it best; Neither rain, nor snow, nor coldness of morning should keep your kid in the car while that long line is forming.

And finally, please consider visiting my page of our PSES website and completing a survey for the counseling program. It’s a way for you to help guide the program so that it best meets the needs of our students.


January 9, 2019

Happy New Year, Prescott Families. I hope you had a wonderful break with lots of great food and fun with your families. This is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, with just a couple quick notes.

We are back in the swing of things here at school. Kids are learning and growing everyday! We will have our first PTO Supply store this coming Friday morning from 7:30-7:55 with school supplies, fun stuff, and spirit gear. Some of the shirts are only $3! Get them while they last! And, speaking of the PTO, keep an eye out for the January Newsletter arriving soon.

Lastly, Report cards for the 2nd quarter will be delivered electronically tomorrow night to the email we have listed in Powerschool. If you have received report cards to your email in the past, do nothing. You are all set. Do not call Ms. Amy and ask if your email is in Powerschool. It is. However, if you have never received an email from the school with a link to your child’s report card, then we probably do not have your email listed in Powerschool. In that case, please call the school tomorrow morning, before noon, to have your email added to Powerschool. If it’s easier to communicate with your teacher through an app, feel free to tell them your email and they will get the information to Ms. Amy or Mr. Dale before the noon deadline. To make sure we don’t have 50 people calling at one time, I have created a calling schedule;

Please call between 8:30 and 9:00 if you are allergic to cilantro.

Call between 9:00 and 9:30 if your favorite color is aqua marine.

Call between 9:30 and 10:00 if you have a dog named Sniffy Longdroppings.

Call between 10:00 and 10:30 if you moonwalk when no one is watching.

I think you see the pattern. You can speak to Ms. Amy, Ms. Leanna, Mr. Dale, or your teacher to get your email in the system.

Thanks and have a great night.



December 3, 2018

The Open PTO Meeting is tomorrow the 4th at 10:30am in the auxiliary gym. Along with going over necessary PTO items on the agenda, there will be potluck finger foods to share, an ornament exchange, and tacky attire. You don’t want to miss this one! The PTO will also be prepping materials for craft day next Monday the 10th during tomorrow’s meeting and would love to have more volunteers for that.

Speaking of craft day next Monday the 10th, the PTO is asking for volunteers to come spread holiday cheer by helping the students create their crafted gift. There is a sign up genius on the Facebook page, or you can email the PTO to sign up. Participating students will be crafting in the auxiliary gym during their encore times.

The last Pup Supply Store of 2018 is this Friday the 7th from 7:30-7:55am. This will be a holiday themed store with new holiday pencils, pens, erasers, and notepads, and to further meet your gifting needs, the PTO also has new long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts.


November 30, 2018

Hello Prescott Families, this is Dale Bryant, your school counselor, reporting the news of the day.

Cookeville is expecting a visit from Queen Elsa of Arendelle any day now that should last about 3 months. During this cold spell, there may be days when the adults monitoring the morning car line may do so from the doorway to avoid frostbite. Please remember to drive with caution and start unloading when your car stops anywhere past the fire plug. If everyone waits to unload until you are at the front of the line, all our students will not make it in the doors by 8:00am.

Now to Kermit in the field.

Kermit the Frog here with a muppet news flash. There have been sightings of a baby elephant buying a suitcase. Reports indicate that the suitcase was needed because his trunk was too small. Back to you, Mr. Dale

Speaking of things that are too small, we simply have no room available on campus to accommodate fast food meals during the winter. Federal law prohibits fast food in our cafeteria due to our federal funding. During warm weather months, the picnic tables are available outside the cafeteria hallway, but during winter please bring homemade food or purchase food in the cafeteria if you are coming to eat with your child. Kermit.

Hi ho, Mr. Dale, scientists report they have successfully created the first dog magician. They are calling it a labracadabrador. Back to you Mr. Dale.

We have special Santa Claus art prints available for sale at the front desk of the school. Various sizes and styles are available. These prints have been donated by the original artist and 100% of the proceeds will go to the PTO for our playground surface project. Please stop in and take a look at these wonderful pieces of holiday art. Kermit.

Kermit the Frog here with another muppet news flash. A local farmer has reported an angry sheep and an upset cow in his field. They are in a very baaaaaad mooooooood.

Thanks Kermit. And finally, next week will be a non-holiday dress up week at Prescott South Elementary! Donations will be used to meet the general needs of the school.

Monday, December 3-Fact or Fiction

Dress up as a character or item that is either fact or fiction

for a $1 donation!

Tuesday, December 4-Decades Day

♪50’s-80’s♪, your pick! $1 donation!

Wednesday, December 5-Futuristic Fun

How will people dress in the future? You design

it and wear it for a $1 donation!

Thursday, December 6- Green vs. Blue

What can you wear that is all green or all

blue? What color will win? $1 donation

Friday, December 7-Favorite Team

Baseball, football, soccer, hockey, or any other

team qualifies for this day of team spirit and fun!

Donations are requested but not required to participate all week.

Hey Mr. Dale, Maybe I’ll dress up like Pigs in Space on Wednesday.

Kermit, I bet I know what color you will dress in on Thursday!

I don’t know, Mr. Dale, It’s not easy being green. Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.

Have a great night.


November 26, 2018

If you or your child preordered Chick Fil A chicken biscuits for tomorrow morning, they will be in the auxiliary starting at 7:15. Please be there in enough time for them to eat and get to class by 7:55.

The PTO will have an open meeting next Tuesday, December 4th at 10:30am. We encourage you to come join the fun with potluck finger foods, tacky holiday sweaters, and an ornament exchange!

The next Pup Supply Store is Friday, December 7th from 7:30-7:55am. The PTO will have new items that would be great as gifts such as new long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and more. Please do not send bills larger than $10 with your child unless you send a note with the child stating what they are supposed to buy. Please be specific in your note if you are wanting the child to buy larger items such as clothing, so we know your student is spending what they are allowed to spend. You are always more than welcome to come in and check out the store as well.

It is beginning to look a lot like....Humphrey! That's right, it is time for Prescott Reads, Winter According to Humphrey. The schedule is on the school home page and so are the audio recordings if you click on the book icon.

November 14, 2018

We’re here in Cookeville, TN in the vast broadcasting studio of Prescott South Elementary School. It’s us, the Kratt brothers, I’m Chris and I’m Martin. Hey, Chris, I just realized how similar our voices sound on the telephone, wink, wink. Martin, you don’t say wink, wink you just wink, oh, never mind. Let’s just tell the folks at home why Mr. Dale asked us here today. Sorry to interrupt, Chris, but about Mr. Dale, don’t you think he’s just the best! Why, yes, Martin, I have to agree. I do think Mr. Dale is pretty awesome. Gosh, Chris, I just wish there was some way we could show our appreciation to Mr. Dale for all that he does for the kids in this school. Well, funny you should mention that, Martin, because the PTO has actually listed all of Mr. Dale’s favorite things on their Facebook page and the PTO website. In fact, all the faculty and staff have their favorite things listed at the PTO sites, so don’t just get a lot of stuff for Mr. Dale, make sure to throw a bone to your favorite PSES employees.

Hey, Chris, speaking of bones, Mr. Dale wanted us to announce the theme for CSI night is Archeology! Uh, wait a minute, Martin. That doesn’t seem right. We don’t study dinosaur bones! We have adventures as cartoons! Ohhh, then the theme of CSI night must be animation! Come on out this Friday night from 5 to 7 to learn how to draw cartoons! Whoa, whoa, whoa, Martin. That’s not what I meant. The theme of CSI night this Friday is animals! That’s why Mr. Dale asked us to do this phone call. We are animal experts! Wouldn’t it be great to be roaming the Serengeti with a large group of mammals, or swimming in the Amazon river with some reptiles? What if...what if...Uh, Chris, don’t we usually turn into cartoons at this point? We’re on the phone Martin, remember?

Oh, yeah. You know, all this talk of roaming and swimming is making me hungry. Well, Martin, you are in luck because the PTO is sponsoring a Chick Fil A Chicken Biscuit Fundraiser! Orders are due by Tuesday the 20th and The PTO will be set up from 7:15 to 7:45am on Tuesday, November 27th in the Auxiliary Gym with water, cups, napkins, and the biscuits. Students, remember to get to school before 7:45 so you have time to eat and be in class without rushing.

Yesterday, some of us left our intrepid adventurers with hunger pains waiting for the Chick Fil A Chicken Biscuit Fundraiser which is on November 27th. And now, the continuing story of a quack who’s gone to the dogs.

Chris, you know I love me some Chick Fil A biscuits, but I’m hungry now! Alright, my little wildebeest, let’s head over to the new Cookeville Publix supermarket. We can get a fresh made sub, or some delicious fried chicken and maybe some cake or cookies for dessert. That sounds great, Chris, and I can use my new Publix rewards card so that Prescott South Elementary will earn a percentage of the sale! Wait a minute, Martin. Are you saying I could set up an account at my local Publix and designate Prescott South Elementary to receive money from Publix every time I buy groceries? That’s right, Chris, and it doesn’t cost you anything! Publix will pay the school from their profits! Information on how to sign up will be on the school’s website, on PeachJar, and on the PTO’s Facebook page. There will also be a flyer coming home soon with the information and I bet you can even sign up at Publix.

Well now I’m hungry too, Martin. Let’s say goodbye to the nice Pups of Prescott.

Keep on creature adventuring. We’ll see you on the creature trail.


November 9, 2018

Hey there Cats and Kittens, This is Dr. Johnny “slightly higher than normal temperature “we’re gonna take a break from the noise of life for some public service announcements from the mighty PSES in Cookeville.

Come on out to the Mighty PSES this Saturday from 8-12 for the The Clutter to Cash Yard Sale in the gym. It’s your big chance to help the environment by relocating the clutter from our gym to your home.

Don’t forget the Open PTO Meeting is next Tuesday, November 13th 11:30-12:30. It’s your big chance to have your voice heard in all the PTO happenings at the mighty PSES. Wear your favorite team’s colors or gear! Or risk public ridicule.

And, I know we have not yet stuffed ourselves with a ridiculously oversized bird and fallen asleep on the couch during halftime, but the PTO Christmas Craft forms went home this week and they are due back November 16th. It’s your big chance to let the PTO know if you have any questions!

Now let’s get back to those stacks of wax and keep it rollin with this golden oldie from the mighty PSES in Cookeville!


November 1, 2018

Good evening Prescott families, This is Dale Bryant, your School Counselor, with some important announcements.

Tomorrow, Friday, November 2nd, the PTO will have the monthly supply store open in the main hallway from 7:30-7:55. It’s a great chance to pick up some extra pencils, erasers, shirts, and a lot of other cool stuff!

Don’t forget that we have a time change on Sunday morning. Set your clocks back one hour before turning in on Saturday night. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

Monday, November 5th, is the last day to turn in the Clutter to Cash Yard Sale forms to reserve a spot for the big sale. The Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 8-12 inside the gym.

Gobble, gobble, gobble, I hear the turkeys talking, that can only mean one thing...It’s election day! That’s right, this coming Tuesday, November 6th, we have the opportunity to have a voice in how our country is run. So, you can come to the school to vote, but keep your little giblets at home.

Everyone have a great night!


October 22, 2018

The first announcement is that the PTO will have Halloween treats available tomorrow, which is Tuesday, for $1 each. All money needs to be turned in to teachers in the morning and the yummy treats will be provided during the students yummy lunch times.

The second announcement is that the yard sale sign up forms are due on November 5th.

The third announcement is that on Halloween, October 31st, we will be having Career Day here at the school. All the little boys and girls can come to school dressed as their favorite career. Please, no Halloween costumes.


September 13, 2018

Tomorrow, during the school day, from 9 o’clock until 2 o’clock, come on out to the school and test drive a new Honda! For every person that test drives a Honda from 9 to 2 tomorrow, our PTO will receive a $5 donation! That’s $5 for every person that drives a fancy new Honda! It might be an Accord, it might be a Ridgeline, it might be a CRV, it might be an Odyssey, it might be a lawnmower, I don’t know! I do know that the PTO will get $5 for every test drive! Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, hey, tell your enemy and hope they get the lawnmower! Just get as many people as you can down to Prescott Elementary from 9 to 2 on Friday, Friday, Friday!!!


September 11, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, Children of all ages! Welcome to the Prescott Elementary Carnival!

A Big Top size thanks to all who have participated in our 10 from 10 fundraiser! We have 75 students who have already raised at least $100 dollars each!

The top three classes to this point are:

In 3rd place - Ms. Roberson’s class

In 2nd place - Ms. Justice’s class

And in 1st place - Ms. Beach’s class

The top three classes will each get an ice pop party to celebrate their efforts!

The top two fundraising boys are Sam and Henry Cranford.

The top two fundraising girls are Oakley Harris and Nadia Difurio. The PTO will have a special treat for these top fundraisers!

Our pups have worked hard, but we are less than halfway to our goal. If we cannot get to our goal we may have to do another fundraiser to help support our budget for the school and classroom needs as well as having fun school wide events such as the carnival, field day, and more.

But there is still time! You can still bring in 10 from 10 money through Thursday! And if you want to dunk or silly string any of the participating teachers, Anyone can bring $100 to the carnival!

The Dunkees are; Mr. Dale, Ms. Zamer, and Ms. Barnes!

The Silly Stringees are; Dr. Jones, and some mystery teachers to be revealed during announcements this week.

So come one, come all to the greatest show within walking distance to the Dollar General! It’s the Prescott South Elementary Carnival!

The joyful emotions expressed are not necessarily those of Mr. Dale who was under the impression he would be eating Dunkin Donuts and just found out today what kind of Dunkin everyone was talking about.


September 9, 2018

FREE Carnival for all students this Friday, September 14 from 5-7 PM! All students who reach the goal of $10 from 10 ($100) will have the choice to dunk Mr. Dale or Silly String Dr. Jones or a mystery teacher to be revealed this week. 100% of the money raised will go to the school. There will be free games, cotton candy, balloon animals, face painting, and Domino's and Backroom Bistro will be for sale as food options.

Morning Car Line Rules-

**It is safest for you and your child/children to use the car line during drop off. Our campus is not pedestrian friendly during drop off and pick up.**

1. All cars must park in a lined parking space.

2. Do not park in a handicap space without a handicap license plate or hang tag any time during the day; it is against the law.

3. After 7:45, there are no parking spaces in the left lot as you turn in. Please park in the far lot to save time if you must park.

4. Do not walk up to get a child from the car line unless you are walking a child off campus or picking up a daycare/Pre K child who must be signed out.


August 29, 2018

$10 from 10 starts today through September 11! $100 incentive is to dunk Mr. Dale in a dunking booth or silly string Dr. Jones! There will also be mystery teachers to dunk or silly string, so don't miss out! There is an open PTO meeting Tuesday at 11:30 AM. Please join us!


August 26,2018

The PTO will not be able to take any late order forms or T-shirt sponsor forms after Monday at 10AM. If some are unable to pay the $7 for their student’s t-shirt, that is completely all right, but we need a form turned in to get them the correct size. Separately, September 7th is the due date to become a Pup Pride Partner with the playground fence banners option, which is $250 for the year.

Car lines are running smoothly, thank you. Please do not walk up to get children in the afternoon. Please do not leave unattended children in your car, and please do not leave a car running and unattended anywhere on campus for safety reasons. The safest way to get your child to school is through the car line.



August 8, 2018

Please download the free PrescottSouthElementary App to have school information at your fingertips!

Kindergarten students have their first full day Friday, August 10. Morning and afternoon traffic will involve more cars, so plan accordingly. Kindergarten parents are invited to the PTO Boo Hoo/Ya Hoo breakfast in the auxiliary gym from 7:45-8:30 Friday. PTO has their first open meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00 PM. Bring your child's car tag, so you can get your child after the meeting.

Boy Scout/Family Scout Round up is Tuesday night in the cafeteria at 6:00 PM.

We will have an intruder drill Wednesday, August 15 during the school day.

School Pictures are August 16.

Parent Conferences are August 20 by invitation. You are welcome to set up a conference with your teacher as needed throughout the year.

Thank you for a smooth start to the school year!

May 22, 2018

There is no school tomorrow, Wednesday, the 23rd. You may want to drop your kids off out of habit, but please resist the temptation. We will be open from 8 to 10am on Thursday, however, to pick up a collectable, limited edition, paper report card as well as honor roll and perfect attendance certificates. It is an actual school day and counts towards attendance, but you can just stop in to wish your teacher well, pick up your report card, and be on your way to summer.

If you are already on a beach somewhere by Thursday, we will be emailing electronic versions of the report card on Thursday at 10am.

Next year we will continue raising funds for our playground resurfacing and we will also do our $10 from 10 fundraiser in September to raise money for other school needs. Your help is greatly appreciated.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe summer. Please continue to encourage at least 20 minutes of reading every day.


May 15, 2018

Wednesday and Friday this week will be Talent Show rehearsals. Please make sure you have any equipment you need for your act here at the school on those days.

Thursday the Pre-K classrooms will be visited by a fire truck. There may be some lights and sirens for the kids enjoyment, so don’t be alarmed. Along those lines, thank you so much for the First Responders who came to the school today to let the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders explore and ride in the vehicles. And thank you PTO for a great Field Day event!

Friday at 8:30am we will have the 4th grade graduation in the Auditorium. If you would like to take your 4th grade student home after graduation, this will be a school excused early dismissal. Please sign your child out with their teacher in their homeroom after the graduation ceremony. And bring Kleenex.

On Monday the 1st grade will be going to the Strawberry Patch and the 3rd grade will be going to Standing Stone. Please watch for any grade level information coming home concerning those trips.

On Tuesday we will have the Kindergarten Celebration of learning at 8:30am and the Talent show at 1pm. Both of these events will be school excused early dismissals. Again, sign your child out with their teacher at their homerooms after the events.

Also on Tuesday we will have the Pre-K graduation at 6pm. More Kleenex may be required.

And finally, a reminder that there are 13,680 minutes until Summer vacation.


May 10, 2018

Paper orders for next year school supplies are due Friday, May 11. Online orders must be completed by Monday, May 14.

Smencils and other fun school items will be for sale before school Friday, May 11.

We need more volunteers for Field Day! Please help on Tuesday, May 12. It is a lot of fun! :)

We are now actively fundraising for the playground surface. We need to raise $140,000 for 60,000 square feet of surface. Donation forms are available in the office. Please ask local businesses, parents & grandparents of PSES students, and anyone else who can support our project to make a donation. Thank you!

(If we are not able to raise the money and purchase the surface, all donations will be used for student needs at PSES.)


May 9, 2018

*Happy Teacher Appreciation Week. The PTO would like to remind everyone if you’d like to see a faculty member’s Favorite Things list, they have been uploaded to the PSES website.


*The last PTO meeting of the year is this Thursday, May 10th at 2pm in the auxiliary gym, and we would love to see everyone there. Wear your favorite Prescott spirit gear and we will be doing a potluck style finger food snack or dessert.


*The supply store will be this Friday and is the last one for the year. Unless a parent is present, we can not accept bills larger than $5.


*Field Day is next Tuesday, and it is not too late to volunteer. The PTO needs your help to make it great. There will be spirit gear set up for sale that day. If you ordered field day gear, we hope to be sending it home Friday. Recreational Concepts will also be present to answer any questions regarding our hopes and fundraising goals for new playground flooring.


April 26, 2017

Spirit Gear orders due April 27 by 10:00 AM.

Field Day is May 15. (We will publish the schedule at a later date.)

Please check lost and found. It will be donated Friday afternoon.

The talent show is May 22 at 1:00. Practice begins May 14.


April 4, 2018

It’s almost here! The PSES yard sale will take place this Saturday from 8am to 12 noon. This years sale has been heavily advertised so we are expecting a great turnout! If you are one of the 18 families that signed up to have a booth, also known as a parking space at our sale, we have a couple changes. Due to the threat of snow on April 7th (I can’t believe I just said that) we will be having the sale in the gym. We will still be open for set up from 6am to 8am, but participants also have the choice of setting up on Friday afternoon, from 3:30 to 6pm. Remember, we will be dismissing children in the front car line until 3:30, so please do not start unloading until 3:30.

The PSMS Expedition Night for rising 5th grade students will be held on Monday, May 7th at 5:30. Our current 4th grade students will have a visit from some of their future middle school teachers the week before Expedition Night, so they will bring home more information at that time.


March 22, 2018

Chick-fil-A’s spirit mobile week for Prescott South ends tomorrow, Friday, at closing time. Please ask everyone you know to use the mobile app for Chick-fil-A tonight and all day tomorrow. It’s an easy way to make money to fund renovations on our playground. Just place a mobile order this week on the Chick-fil-A app, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Prescott.

Starting this Friday, tomorrow, The PTO will be operating a School supply store. It will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, just like the smencils were. We will still have smencils, but we will add other things as well, such as; paw print pencil cases, paw print pencils, little note pads, erasers (emoji and/or paw print), and smickers (sticker books with wonderful smelling stickers). The store will be in the main hallway outside the PTO closet from 7:15 to 7:45.

The PSES Talent show is fast approaching! The Encore teachers will be conducting auditions for the show on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th during Encore classes. Look for a note to come home with your child with more details. The talent show will be presented on May 16th.

It's time to think about transition to middle school for our rising 5th graders! Algood Middle School will host a Fifth Grade Transition Night on Thursday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. All current 4th grade students who plan to attend Algood Middle School are welcome to attend! Fifth grade teachers and encore teachers will be present to meet rising fifth graders. The school band and choir will perform that evening, and representatives from all sports teams and school clubs will be on hand to meet students and answer questions.

Upperman’s 5th grade orientation will be Wednesday, May 9th. There will be a tour, the dress code policy will be discussed as well as other basics of transitioning to middle school.

Also, on May 8th from 5:30-6:40 there will be an evening orientation. This will allow parents the opportunity to see the building, do a meet & greet with the faculty, hear school rules and classroom policies and ask any questions they might have.

We will let you know when Prescott Middle plans their Expedition Night for next years 5th grade class.


March 19, 2018

Tomorrow, March 20th, is Treat Day! During lunch, the PTO will be selling St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes or cookies for $1

This week, March 19-23, Prescott South Elementary will be participating in Chick-fil-A’s spirit mobile week. It’s an easy way to make money to fund renovations on our playground. We have posted a flyer on Peachjar and we are sending home information to parents tonight. It’s really easy. All you have to do is place a mobile order this week on the Chick-fil-A app, and a portion of the proceeds go to Prescott. Please ask everyone you know to use the mobile app for Chick-fil-A this week!

That’s if for now. Everyone have a great night!


March 5, 2018

We are going to finish the quarter strong this week with the PTO selling Smencils again on Friday, from 7:30-8:00 am. These remain very popular with the kids so get them while they last.

Remember that next week is Spring Break! Enjoy some family time but still encourage your kids to read 20 minutes each day. We’ll see everyone back at school on Monday, the 19th.

March 20th is Treat Day! During lunch, the PTO will be selling St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes or cookies for $1

The week we return to school Prescott Elementary will be participating in Chick-fil-A’s spirit mobile week, March 19-23. It’s an easy way to make money to fund renovations on our playground. We will be posting a flyer on Peachjar and sending home information to parents. It’s easy. All you have to do is place a mobile order that week on the Chick-fil-A app, and a portion of the proceeds go to Prescott. Please ask everyone you know to use the mobile app for Chick-fil-A that week!

That’s if for now. Everyone have a great night!


February 22, 2018

The PTO will be selling Smencils tomorrow, Friday, from 7:15-8:00 am. These were very popular and sold out quickly last time they were offered.

We have some exciting events right around the corner! All next week will be our Book Fair. All students will get to see the fair and shop during their library class time. We will also try to have open shopping for students throughout the week depending on the number of volunteers we have to help Ms. Laura.

Our Book Fair coincides with Read Across America Week which we will celebrate with dress up days. We will collect a $1 donation for each day you dress up.

Mixed Up Monday-Wear mixed up clothing

Top Hat Tuesday-Wear a favorite hat

Wacky Wednesday-Wear wacky socks

Relax and Read Thursday-will be Pajama Day at school

Fun Friday-Dress as your favorite book character or something Seussical.

And, last but not least, our annual Legos and Literacy night will be next Thursday from 5-7. This free event is open to all our Prescott Elementary families. Come for the whole two hours, or drop in for a few minutes to check out one of our great, fun, free, after school events.

That’s if for now. Everyone have a great night!




February 7, 2018

School pictures are tomorrow!


This is just a friendly reminder that if you choose to send out invitations to school, please make sure to invite the whole class or everyone in the class of your child's gender. This will help everyone feel included and not hurt anyone's feelings. If this is not part of the party plan, please distribute invitations outside the school environment.


Thank you for all the feedback for the STEM and Gym event. Due to the of volunteers and conflicting sports schedules, we have decided to postpone the event until the fall. Be on the lookout next year for more information.


Lastly, don't forget about the Smencils sale starting this Friday, and will continue on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month. Smencils are gourmet scented pencils that the PTO will be selling before school for $1. They ask that your child bring exact change. The scents include root beer, bubble gum, strawberry, cherry, blue raspberry and many more. Please make it to school in plenty of time to support your PSES PTO.


All dates are on the calendar found on the Prescott South Elementary app!



January 30, 2018

Open PTO meeting Tuesday, February 6 at 2:00

No office passes until 2:10 P.M.

Please pre read tonight's pages for The One and Only Ivan prior to reading with your child. There is some tough, but real, content. Please don't give up on the book due to the content. It is realistic fiction with a powerful story.


January 8, 2018

Report cards will be sent home electronically for 2nd-4th grade students.

If you have not received emails from school, please check your spam/junk email folder.


January 2, 2018

As of January 1, 2018 it is state law- no cell phone use in school zones. Thank you for helping keep our kids safe!

Elementary car line students will remain indoors as necessary due to weather.

January 8 is Zaxby's Night

New state law in effect January 1; No cell phone use in school zones.

Prescott Reads begins January 16, The One and Only Ivan. More information will be released soon.



November 30, 2017

Open PTO meeting Tuesday, December 5 at 2:00. We will have refreshments and a small gift (Christmas socks, ornament, etc.) wrapped gift exchange.

Christmas craft money is past due and can no longer be accepted.

We need volunteers December 18. If you can help, please contact a PTO member. Any amount of time is greatly appreciated!

Mekenzie Harville, PTO President - or school 526-2275.

Thank you!




November 26, 2017

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. The PTO $7 Holiday Craft Fundraiser money and order forms are due tomorrow, Monday, November 27 upon return from the break. The students who pay for the “secret” craft will assemble them during their encore time on December 18th, and the PTO will wrap the gift to be sent home with the student that week.

Next Tuesday, November 28th from 7:15-7:45, Chick Fil A Chicken biscuits will be distributed by the PTO to the students/adults who preordered them in the auxiliary gym. There will be 30 extra $3 chicken biscuits available on a first come first served basis. There will be cups of water available, or you may bring a drink from home. There will also be spirit gear set up for purchase during the chicken biscuit time. School spirit gear makes great Christmas gifts!

The next open PTO meeting is Tuesday, December 5th at 2pm. Bring a wrapped pair of holiday socks or ornament if you want to participate in the gift exchange and come ready to eat and have a great time!


November 13, 2017

Zaxby's Night tonight- Jackson Street!

Chick Fil-A biscuit orders due tomorrow, November 14 ($3 per biscuit) Biscuits will be delivered before school November 28!

Thanksgiving meal is Wednesday, November 15 during your child's lunch time.

CSI Night is Friday from 5:00-7:00! Food will be available for purchase in the cafeteria, stations of learning, and giveaways! Bring an item of clothing to decorate for our Trashion Show! The Repurpose Challenge is going on now; send in your re-purposed creations!

We are collecting crafting items to support the clothing decorations for the family challenge!



November 6, 2017

Open PTO Meeting at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 7

See Trash to Fashion flyer to help us collect items for CSI Trashion Show

Please check lost and found

STEM @home re-purpose challenge- what can you re-use in a new way?


November 1, 2017

McDonald's on Willow Ave Spirit Night, November 2 from 6:00-8:00 PM- Please mention Prescott South Elementary for our school to benefit.

PTO long sleeve T-shirt order due Friday. They make wonderful holiday gifts!

Please update contact information in the office incase your child gets injured or sick during school hours.

October 24, 2017

$1 Treat day Thursday, all donations accepted, but only one treat per child.

FREE App for Mac and Android devices, "Prescott South Elementary".

The next open PTO meeting is November 7 at 2:00. Career Day is October 31, no Halloween costumes or hair color please.

This is an exciting event to help students become aware of a variety of careers at a young age.


October 15, 2017

FREE App for Mac and Droid devices! "Prescott South Elementary" Thank you Mr. Matt Honeycutt for your generous time donation to create this tool!

Community Earthquake Drill October 19 at 10:19. Take cover until the shaking stops, then evacuate the building.

We are accepting gently used rain boots for Pre K and K sized feet. Thank you!

Open PTO meeting Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00. We hope to see you there!



September 19, 2017

Hello Prescott South Elementary parents,


We wanted to send out a friendly reminder that Pelican's Sno Balls is having a spirit night for us tonight from 4 to 8. Pelican's is located at 552 East 10th St, Cookeville. 20% of all their profit from tonight will be given to the PTO to help in funding items requested. Please come out and help support our school.


Also, if you still have money you would like to turn in for 10 from 10 please do so as soon as you can. We will be handing out the incentives soon and we do not want your child to miss out.


Lastly, first grade is hosting a teacher luncheon in 1 week, on September 26. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate food items, please contact the PTO by emailing or messaging them on Facebook at Prescott Pups PTO.

We appreciate all your support!



September 15, 2017

$10 from 10 this week!

Carnival Friday, September 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM Free games! Balloon animals! Food available! Little Gym prizes! Satellite Med! Boy Scouts! The Health Department! Book Fair! and if you raise $100, you can pie a teacher or the Assistant Principal or Principal starting at 6:30!

Thank you for your support regarding traffic on campus. Our goal is to keep your children safe.



September 7, 2017

Car line info- AM earlier is better. We have more car riders and more students this year.

Car line info- PM please go left out of the Elementary Car Line and go right when you exit the Sibling Car Line. You can get where you need to go on Bunker Hill Rd. or Jefferson Avenue.

The school Carnival will be next Friday from 5:00-7:00. Make plans now to attend!


August 31, 2017


The next open PTO meeting is next Tuesday, September 5th at 2pm. Mrs. Alli Ledford is going to be speaking briefly about a community volunteer opportunity for the family during Fall Break called Food to the Rescue which you do not want to miss. Also, please continue to send in PTO volunteer forms, so you can be placed or contacted according to your preferences.


The PTO would also like to give huge thanks to all of the 2017-2018 Pup Pride Partners who have supported PSES so far this year. There is still time to get your business donation in and receive a sign on the car line fence. For more information on any of this, please contact the PSES PTO, and we hope to see you at the meeting Tuesday.

College Colors Day- August 1! Please encourage your child to wear his/her favorite college colors!

No School Monday- Labor Day

LEAPS is invitation only- invitations go out Friday, August 1. LEAPS will begin Tuesday, August 5.

Satellite Med is offering student services at the PSMS clinic on campus. They will be available at the School Carnival September 15 to answer questions.



August 29, 2017 School Message from Mrs. Jones

Thank you for having car tags and signing in when you are a visitor on campus. This keeps our students safe.

Please concentrate on driving when you are in our school zone or moving car line. A new law goes into effect January 1, 2018, but we want to keep everyone safe now. No cell phone use while driving on campus.

College Colors Day is Friday, August 1! Students dress in their favorite college's gear or colors. Awesome Eagle will be here to greet students in the morning car line.

Smart Card sales end Thursday for prizes. Thank you for your Smart Card support this year!


August 7, 2017 All Call


2:00 PM August 8, Open Parent PTO Meeting


1st-4th grade Boy Scout Round Up-Thursday, August 10 at 6:00 P.M in the PSES cafeteria


SMART Card Sales support our school in many ways! Please continue offering them to friends, family, co-workers.


August 14, 2017- 2nd Monday of every month is Zaxby’s Night for PSES 4PM – close


School Closed August 21- SAC open at Capshaw Elementary

eclipse glasses will be provided through school distribution by August 18.


August 22-Parent Conferences by appointment- 3:00-6:00 PM

Kindergarten Orientation at 5:00 PM adults only, no children please




July 16, 2017

The campus grounds work session will begin at 6:00 P.M. Monday, July 17, 2017. School registration is Monday, July 31, from 8:00-10:00. On registration day, parent meetings will be held at 8:30 for Kindergarten in the gym, 10:00 for 1st grade, 11:00 for 2nd grade, 1:00 for 3rd grade, and 2:00 for 4th grade. We look forward to seeing you soon!



June 28, 2017 Report Card Release

Report cards have been emailed and self-addressed envelopes will be sent out today(June 28). If you wish to have a hard copy, it can be picked up at school between 8:30 and 11:30 AM Thursday, June 29, or Friday June 30. Otherwise, it will be kept in the office until July 31 which is school registration for 2017-2018. Enjoy your summer break!



June 5 Report Card Update

PCSS is prepared to send Report Cards home through School Messenger. Parents may continue to contact schools to update email addresses. If you have not been able to check your email address in PowerSchool, you may check through your child’s contact information. When PCSS receives the scores from the TN Department of Education, we will immediately begin the process of finalizing report cards for release. The approximate timeline for release of HS report cards is on or before June 9th. Our intent is to release report cards for Grades 3­8 on or before June 20.

As a reminder, report cards will be released via School Messenger to parents with email addresses in PowerSchool. If an email address is not available in PowerSchool, parents may go by the school to pick up the child’s report card, or the school will mail if you dropped off a self­addressed envelope.

We apologize for any inconvenience the delayed release of the Report Cards may have caused. PCSS is committed to a timely release upon receipt of all necessary information to ensure report cards will be correct. Any questions may be directed to the Office of Teaching and Learning, Denette Kolbe at 931­525­4710, or



Previous year's yearbooks are for sale in the office $3.

***Please pick up all medication in the nurse's office between 8-10 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 or it will be safely discarded according to School Board Policy. ***


PCSS will be sending 2017 Report Cards electronically this year via School Messenger.

To ensure that we have all contact information correct in the system, there will be a delay in the release of report cards. This is a secure process.

Please take the following steps to help us. Check your email address in your student’s contact information in PowerSchool. If you don’t currently have an email address on file, contact your child’s school with that address. Report cards will be sent as soon as all information is verified.

Our goal is to have all report cards released by the end of May.. If you do not have current access to email, you may send a self-addressed envelope to the school or go by the school to pick up a printed copy of the report card once they are released.

As we close the 2016-2017 school year, PCSS would like to thank all parents and guardians for your support throughout the school year. The success of our students hinges on our partnership with our families, students, and the community as a whole.


Have a safe and wonderful summer!!

3rd/4th Report Card Pick Options

4th grade students need to pick up the memory DVD Tuesday.

3rd/4th grade parents will have the option to do the following:

1. Send a self addressed stamped envelope for us to mail the report card Tuesday

2. Come pick the report card up on a pre-selected date to be announced at a later date

3. Get the report card next year

4. Get an emailed report card that can be printed at home

with email addresses in Power School



The PTO would like to thank all the volunteers from Field Day and throughout the year for all their hard work and support of the students, teachers, faculty, and staff. Also, thank you to Crest Lawn and O'Charley's for your donations and time on Field Day and additionally to Blue Coast for your donations for the the last Teacher Luncheon.


The open PTO summer planning meeting is tentatively set for June 13 at 10am at the Dogwood Park Fountain. Your are welcome to join and play while the PTO plans. If you would like to be added to the email chain for this meeting in case of any change in date/time, please email the PTO or contact them on Facebook.


Next year's school supply kit orders are open online through Friday, so don't forget to purchase. Kits will not be able to be purchased after tomorrow. They will be at school and ready for your child on the first day of school with no hassle for you this summer. The school online code is 37887. Please contact the PTO any questions regarding the kits.



Mid-term reports go home today.

Student registration for 2017-2018 is due tomorrow.

5:30 Chorus Concert in Airhart Hall tonight.

The PTO would like thank everyone for their field day spirit gear orders. The due date was April 14th, but with that being during the holiday, PTO extended it to Monday, April 17th. PTO cannot accept anymore orders, but some shorts and hats will be sold during Field Day if anyone missed out on the order.


PTO is also selling $1 slushies for the very first time tomorrow, Friday, April 21st during your child's lunch time.



Field Day Spirit Gear order forms and money are due Monday, April 17. Along with the tshirts and hats, shorts are also available in adult sizes. The Adult shorts come in Small-4XL with an additional $2 for Adult S- 2xl, $3 for 3xl, and $4 for 4xl. We also encourage you to fill out the volunteer form for Field Day. Any amount of time you can give to make this a great day for the PSES students is very much appreciated.


For the first time, the PTO will be selling prepackaged school supply boxes to save you time, money, and headache. These boxes are tax free with no shipping charge and filled with all the items directly from each grade's supply list for next year including specific brands, colors, and amounts. The box can be kept and used for keepsakes and as a bonus comes with money envelopes and personalized labels for your student. Order forms will be coming home soon with add on options such as backpacks and water bottles to complete your school supply needs. All paper order forms will be due back to your child's teacher by May 12 and all online ordering will close May 19. School supply boxes and add ons will be at school on July 31.


The next open PTO meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30pm. We hope many of you will attend and share your ideas, questions, and concerns. If you would like to come early and volunteer at the last teacher luncheon of the year, we would love to have you.




* PTO Treat Day Tuesday, March 21 $1

* Please do not arrive in the car line prior to 2:15.

* Read 20 minutes each night with your child.



The PTO is excited to be selling $1 hot chocolate again this Wednesday during lunch time. Please send in your child's dollar to their teacher by Wednesday morning.


Also, don't forget to like the PTO and the school Facebook pages in order to stay up to date on school news, upcoming events, and much more. Be on the lookout as the PTO is clearing out some inventory and will be posting items such as sweatshirts and T-shirts to be sold on a first come first serve basis.


The book fair is open all week!




County-wide breakfast contest next week. We want to be the highest percentage in the county! Breakfast is served daily at no cost to the family.


PTO- $1 hot chocolate Wednesday

All shirt & hat orders are due Friday.



Big Little Bash 6PM tomorrow- casual, comfortable attire. We are excited for a special night of fun!

We are collecting empty, clean paper towel rolls and empty, clean two liter bottles for stations at CSI night (Friday,November 18 at 5:00 P.M.)



Report Cards Thursday, October 20

Marco's Monday: October 24 15% of all orders go back to the school- 3rd/4th decorate pizza boxes(upon request) to be delivered to their home!

Friday, October 28 Career Day- Dress as a potential career (no Halloween costumes please)

Saturday, October 29- Trunk or Treat- Costumes invited!- free chili, inflatables, and Trunk or Treat!




Children who live at the Cookeville Mission attend Prescott South Elementary School. We are currently collecting supplies to fill backpacks for local families in need through November 7th. Collection boxes have been placed in each grade level. Teachers will serve a meal at the mission and present the backpacks on November 11th. Thank you for supporting our efforts to support students who attend PSES and join our community!



Clutter to Cash Yard Sale Saturday from 8-12

Marco's Monday- September 26

Legos and Literacy- Tuesday September 27, Marco's pizza available

Mrs. Lynda arranged...School lunch Friday is Papa John's pizza.

For safety reasons, there is no pedestrian pick up in the sibling or elementary car line


All families ar

e appreciated for keeping our campus safe!

Have a great weekend.




Clutter to Cash Yard Sale September 24, 2016 Set-up 6-8 A.M., sale 8:00-12:30 P.M.

$15 one parking space, $25 for two!


It is PSMS Homecoming week, so let's show some support by participating in Dress Up Days! Free and fun; let's build campus spirit!

Monday, 9/19 Merica Monday: Dress in red, white and blue

Tuesday, 9/20 Tie Dye Tuesday: Dress in Tie Dye

Wednesday, 9/21 Wacky Wednesday: Dress wacky (within dress code limits; no colored hair please)

Thursday, 9/22 Team Day Thursday: Dress in your best Prescott spirit gear. Wear Green and Blue

Game Night! September 22nd tailgate at 5:30 and game at 6:30 p.m. at PSMS

Friday, 9/23 Fringe Friday: Wear clothing with fringe


Breakfast is free every day and $1.25 for adult guests.

Lunch provides a delicious well-balanced meal each day for $2.15 for children and $3.25 for adults. Please join us for our delicious meals!



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$10 from 10 Leaderboard

1st Cherry

2nd Pecora

3rd Patterson



Fundraiser Update-

1st place- Mrs. Pecora’s class

2nd place- Mrs. Patterson’s class

3rd place- Mrs. Cherry’s class

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have ourselves a competition!

No update tomorrow because everyone will be at the Back to School Carnival. Our next call will be Monday evening. Have a great night!



Good evening Prescott families!

We had a wonderful first day of school today! I want to communicate some information.

Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 7:15-745 each morning at no cost to families. Students will still go to the gym. They will be escorted to the cafeteria by school employees for breakfast each morning. Breakfast service will stop at 7:45 to allow students time to eat and get to class by 8:00.

Our 10 from 10 initiative has begun! Please request $10 from 10 people, so we can finish our fundraising next week for the WHOLE YEAR! After today, Mrs. Kirby’s class is in 1st place and Mrs. Mullican and Mrs. Pecora’s class are tied for 2nd pl



The school bookfair is opened each day during the school day and Friday night during our free Carnival. If it rains Friday, we will move the fun indoors. We know the Putnam County Fair is in town Friday, so come to school from 5-7 and you still have the option for more fun after 7:00.

Thank you for your support with school supplies, fees, and wonderful children. We look forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow! These messages will be posted on the school web site at .

Have a great night.









Dear Prescott Families,

We are so excited to see everyone Monday. I wanted to call and let you know all the exciting things going on the first two weeks of school. That’s right, the first two weeks!

Our Book Fair will be open starting July 27-August 2 during the school day and Friday from 5-7 during the Back to School Carnival. Please contact Mrs. Laura Shaver if you are able to volunteer with the book fair. She needs as much help as you can give! (Book Fair Link)

Back to School Carnival, what? That’s right! We are having a back to school carnival with free games, balloon characters, face painting, and much, much more! The carnival will be in the PreK / Daycare loop Friday night from 5-7. If it rains, we will move the event to the gym. There will be food available for purchase.

In response to parent requests, we are going to have one fundraiser this year. We are asking all families to ask at least 10 people for $10 by August 5. We are calling this “10 from 10”. 100% of the money raised will go directly back to the school. If it is successful, we will not have a tumbler sale or Doggie Dash. All checks should be made out to the Prescott PTO. Our Carnival is the party to celebrate the fundraiser. The only prizes purchased will be lunch for the top boy and girl fundraiser who will have lunch with the Principal, and the top fundraising class will have a snow cone party. We hope this is a huge success!

Smart Cards will be for Sale- many families look forward to these, and they sell themselves.

One last thing, if you haven’t, please go to the school web site and register your Kroger card with our school. (Register Here)