October 2019

Our System Parenting Day is scheduled for Monday, October 21. Students do not attend school, and teachers will dedicate the day to meeting with parents. Parents have the opportunity to make appointments with your student's teachers for personalized conferences.

To schedule conferences, please refer to the information that has been sent to parents from your student's school.
October is National Principals Month, and it's the perfect opportunity to join in the movement to #ThankAPrincipal! Our principals go above and beyond to lead our schools and connect with students, teachers, and staff.  Their leadership, determination, and teamwork are driving forces in our mission to inspire and empower students to achieve personal success.
Pelham High students from the Peer Helpers group recently spent time with 7th and 8th-grade students from Pelham Park Middle School at Camp Fire Alabama's Outside-In Day. 

The annual event encourages students to communicate, be considerate, and find connections with others. The PHS Peer Helpers facilitated the conversations and provided guidance about finding commonalities and not being a bystander in bullying situations.

Strong finances, effective planning and fiscal responsibility have contributed to building a solid foundation for our school system. The Board of Education passed a $43 million dollar budget in September that consists of funding from federal (5%), state (45%) & local sources (50%). All of our discretionary revenue expenditures are aligned to the core commitments in our strategic plan.
We introduced our district-wide Digital Citizenship initiative in August with lessons about the importance of online privacy and our digital footprint. In October and November elementary students are focusing on being internet alert and how to avoid scams and sites that are not credible. Middle and high school students are learning about legal and ethical online behavior. Check out the new parent resources on our website and be on the lookout for details about a Digital Citizenship seminar for parents in the near future.

Don't miss out on lots of great opportunities to get involved in events in our schools and our community!

New events are posted weekly on the  Upcoming Events page on PelhamCitySchools.org  so check back often!