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On the 11th hour of the
11th day of the 11th month the world celebrated in 1918.
Why? Because leadership said World War I was over.
President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation to
celebrate Armistice Day on November 11. In 1938, the day
was declared a national holiday. In 1954, the name was
changed to Veteran’s Day in honor of all United States
soldiers that have served during any war. Please join me
for a moment of silence and a salute to the flag at 11:00
a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2011, in honor of those brave
men and women who have sacrificed greatly that we might
enjoy and experience the concepts of freedom and liberty.
The Salary Taskforce held its first meeting in
October. Taskforce Members were given the opportunity to
provide comments and input relative to the 2012-2013
school budget. From the discussion, the following topics
of concern were presented:
Increase pay for Special
Education Assistants (temporary employees earning $7.25
per hour, with no benefits)
Provide an increase in pay
for all employees (cafeteria staff was specifically
mentioned as deserving because funding for the program is
Consider providing an incentive for
Base Career and Technical Center bus
drivers’ contracts on 180 days rather than days the
students attend the school
PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE
DATE: Ms. Jane Nichols, Payroll Supervisor, indicates that
the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on Friday,
November 18, 2011, is the deadline for all payroll
submissions. If there are Bus Activity trips to be paid,
as always, they are due to Ms. Amy Hardy, Accountant, at
least two (2) days before the payroll deadline. The early
deadline date is because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
In 2011-2012, two prizes of $25,000.00 will be
available from the McGlothlin Foundation to be awarded to
a Kindergarten through 5th grade public school teacher and
a middle/high school public school teacher who each excel
in their fields. This award is intended to recognize
innovative full-time classroom teachers with at least five
years of experience from core curriculum areas who have
not previously won major awards in education. It is my
understanding that $10,000.00 of the award money is to be
used, within a year, for international travel to broaden
the thinking and experience of the winning teachers.
Should you desire more information, please click on this
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Albert
Osment, Bus Driver for Union Hall Elementary
School, on his selection as Pittsylvania County
Schools’ Employee of the Week. Please click on
the following link to find out what our
employees do to make this A Great Place to Learn
Recently, gifted students at Twin Springs
Elementary School in grades 4 and 5 celebrated
"Fun with Fine Arts" at a Super Saturday
session. Classes offered included "Amazing Art"
taught by Ms. Linda Killian, "Why Stories" (Ms.
Darlene Watson), "From the Page to the Stage"
(Mr. Fred Motley), and "Movie Magic" (Dr. Larry
Aaron). Over 50 students from elementary schools
throughout the County enjoyed a Saturday full of
fun and learning. Ms. Nina Giles coordinated the
Southside Elementary School students,
parents, and staff had a “spooktacular” time at
their Fall Festival on Friday, October 28, 2011.
Some of the events included cake walks, face
painting, ring tossing and even getting feather
hair extensions. There was a raffle for a new
bike and a costume contest. The PTO wishes to
thank everyone involved for making this event a
(1) request media presence on site to cover an
upcoming event or (2) to request media coverage
(without media on site) of an upcoming event or
(3) to report news from a past event. Thank you
for identifying the great things happening in
College Night in Virginia is a free post-secondary
planning event for high school students and their
parents. On Monday, November 7, 2011, students from
Chatham High School and Gretna High School will meet
in the Hawk’s auditorium from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00
p.m. Also, students from Dan River High School and
Tunstall High School will meet in Oliver Hall (rooms
108 and 109) located in the Temple Building at
Danville Community College from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00
p.m. Both events include free pizza, college planning
tips and a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Visit
www.collegenightinva.org. for location details and
The Pittsylvania County School Board
will conduct its next meeting on November 8, 2011,
here at the Administrative Offices in Chatham,
Virginia. The closed session will begin at 6:30 p.m.,
and the business meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. All
interested persons are invited to attend.
The next Principals’ and Supervisors’ meeting is
scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 9:30
a.m. in the Boardroom at the School Board Office.
Agenda items should be submitted to Ms. Janet Hancock,
Clerk of the Board.
The Budget Calendar has been approved for the
2011-2012 school year. Public presentation of budget
priorities may be presented to the School Board on
November 8, 2011, and again on December 13, 2011.
Other dates and times relative to the budget process
are to follow. Now is the time to begin reviewing new
initiatives and submitting them to your supervisor.
The School Board has adopted a process that can be
outlined by your immediate supervisor. On behalf of
the Pittsylvania County School Board, may I say thanks
for your continued involvement in the budget process.
November 14-18, 2011, is School Psychology Awareness
Week. This year’s theme, Every Link Matters …
Make a Connection, helps our students and
schools focus on creating positive connections within
the school community, their academics and their lives.
The program involves a series of resources and
activities that school psychologists can use to reach
out to school staff, students and parents to help
students feel connected, supported and ready to
achieve their individual goals. Pittsylvania County
Schools and the Virginia Department of Education is
pleased to join the National Association of School
Psychologists in celebrating the contributions that
school psychologists make to our collaborative work as
American Education Week (AEW) is scheduled for
November 13-19, 2011. This week, observed since 1921,
spotlights the importance of providing every child in
America with a quality public education from
kindergarten through college and the need for everyone
to do his or her part in making public schools great.
The celebration highlights the importance of bringing
together educators, parents, students and communities
in a unified effort to build great public schools and
educate children ready to compete in the 21st Century
workplace. The calendar of events includes the
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