Thomasville Elementary School

Board approves revised 2020-2021 school calendar

Revised 2020-2021 school calendar The Thomasville City Board of Education approved May 19 a revision of the 2020-2021 school calendar based on recommendations from state superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey.
Classes begin Aug. 17; the Christmas/New Years break is Dec. 21 to Jan. 1, 2021; students return on Jan. 6; Spring Break is March 22 to 26; THS graduation is May 22; and the Last Day for Students is May 27.
TES Kindergarten registration begins 4-8-2020

Part one of Kindergarten registration for Thomasville Elementary School via Google Form has begun. The link to the form is below. This is only the first part of the registration. Registration is NOT complete until parents or guardians bring the documents listed in the form to verify residency age, shot records, etc. to the school counselor on a date that will be determined.

https://forms.gle/kWJUVdQPovYVMbdD7

Smith chosen as new TES principal

Sydney Smith photo 2020

By Barry H. Hendrix

Sydney Smith has been chosen as the new principal of Thomasville Elementary School.
The Thomasville City Board of Education approved the hiring May 5 in a special called meeting in the Thomasville High School Library. The two-year probationary contract is effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022.
“I am humbled and honored to serve as the new principal of Thomasville Elementary School,” she said. “I am very excited and cannot wait to get started! I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure as assistant principal at THS. It has been a growing experience…one I wouldn’t trade for the world! I will definitely miss the students and staff there. They will always hold a very special place in my heart, but hey, I won’t be far… just right across the street! My time at THS has also prepared me for this position,” Smith said. “Without a doubt, I am ready!
“It is my belief that education is a partnership between the home, school, and community. All components must work together toward a common goal…preparing each student academically, physically, socially, and emotionally for the future that lies before them. I am dedicated to promoting a positive learning environment and ensuring that the educational process works for ALL students. I look forward to meeting with the staff, students, and families of TES in the near future as we prepare to make the 2020-2021 school year the best one yet!”
She and her husband, Russ Smith, a general contractor in the area, have two adult children and five grandchildren (the fifth arriving today, May 5).
Smith has been in education for 17 years. She has served the last three years as THS assistant principal and the 13 years prior to that as a first and third grade teacher at TES.
The 2020-2021 school year will be her 18th year in education.

Information available on pandemic meal replacement benefits

Alabama has announced that it will provide COVID-19 Pandemic Replacement Meal Benefits (P-EBT) to over 407,000 Alabama school children. These funds will be based upon the student’s free and reduced meal eligibility status at their enrolled school system. Thomasville City Schools is aware that many families’ incomes have changed in the past few weeks.  Any household whose income has changed due to COVID-19, may submit a Free and Reduced Meal Application online for school year 2019-2020. If a child qualifies for benefits, then the family is eligible to continue receiving meal benefits for the first 30 days in school year 2020-2021. Also, it is possible for the family to be eligible for the P-EBT benefits for the applicable months. Thomasville City Schools online free and reduced meal application may be accessed at https://thomasvilleschools.strataapps.com/.  Application results will be sent to households via regular mail.  

If you have any question or would like to request a paper application please contact Emily Thornton at ethornton@thomasvilleschools.org.  

TES principal Williams announces resignation

Sandra Williams photo 4-15-2020 From Staff Reports
Sandra Williams, principal of Thomasville Elementary School, announced her resignation on April 14, effective June 30. The Thomasville City Board of Education will consider the resignation at its April meeting.
In a letter to school employees and the Thomasville community, Williams wrote “it’s time to say goodbye and thank you to Thomasville City Schools. As I prepare to leave the Thomasville City School System I must stop and say thank you. Nineteen of my twenty-nine years in education has been spent in the Thomasville City School System.
“This story begins in the 1920’s when Zaza Bishop Burge, my grandmother, graduated from Thomasville High School,” she said. “In the 1950’s my daddy, William Grey Burge and my aunt, Bardee Burge Davison graduated from THS. I started school in the late 1960’s hoping to also graduate from THS. As fate would have it, my mother passed away in 1972 and my daddy was killed 21 months later. In late 1974, my siblings and I moved to Mobile with family, where we graduated from high school.
“Fast forward to the late 1990’s, my family and I had the opportunity to move home. My children, Emili and Nick, started school at (Thomasville Middle School and Thomasville Elementary School). A year later Mrs. Helen Stephens hired me to teach third grade at TES. I went from teaching third grade to THS counselor and later became assist principal at TES. I spent one year as principal of TMS before moving into my current position of principal of TES.
“I have been privileged to work with some of the greatest educators in the country,” Williams said. “I love my TCS (Thomasville City Schools) family. The students that I have had the privilege of being apart of their lives have given more to me than I could ever give them. They will always be ‘MY KIDS.’
“Thomasville has always been my home. The Thomasville City School system and the people of Thomasville have played a huge part in my life and the life of my family. To say it was an honor to serve with my friends at TCS would be an understatement. The people of Thomasville have prayed for me and supported me my entire life and for that I say thank you. I will forever be indebted to My Hometown, Thomasville.”
“I am very grateful for the job Sandra Williams has done leading Thomasville Elementary,” said Garth Moss, superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools District. “She has been a vital part of the Thomasville family in many capacities through the years.
“She has worked to improve the educational opportunities for her students and was the leader in getting the new playground, walking track and gym floor projects completed over the past three years. We wish her and her family the very best as she starts a new chapter of her life.”

Message from Garth Moss, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools

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TES 'Students of the Month' chosen for January 2020

Students of the Month - January 2020 "Students of the Month" at Thomasville Elementary School have been chosen for January 2020: (back row) Jack Harris, third grade; Emonii Smith, fourth grade; CamRon Collier, fifth grade; and Karissa Gailes, second grade; (front row) Emma Pugh, first grade; Sanaa Bright, pre-K; Kamariah Perkins, kindergarten; and Ja'Kel White-Rich.

TES storytelling team attends Coastal workshop

TES storytelling team 1-24-2020 Students from Thomasville Elementary School attended the second annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Club and Bee Workshop Jan. 24 at Coastal Alabama Community College in Thomasville. Over 100 fifth, sixth and seventh grade students from four counties participated in the event. Pictured are (front) Kenmora Pettway, Jennie Hawthorne, Briana Carstarphen, Kristen Howard, and Addyson Powell; (back) Mary Claire Ledkins, Mary Kellen Gates, Carlee Blankenship, Charlie Nordan, Quinton Kelley, Thomas Aguiar, Angel Johnson, and Miya Brown.
Photo by Elizabeth Ledkins

Students of the Month recognized for December 2019

TES Students of the Month - December 2019 The "Students of the Month" for December 2019 at Thomasville Elementary School were recognized in a ceremony held Jan. 13 in the school library: (front) Eryn Hamilton, pre-K; Sadie Barnes, kindergarten; Makayla Posey, first grade; and KenDarius Washington, second grade; (back) Lakely Pugh, third grade; Isabella McKinley, fourth grade; Phoebe Pilkington, sixth grade; and Grayson Stanford, fifth grade.

"Students of the Month' chosen for November 2019

Students of the Month - November 2019

"Students of the Month" for November 2019 at Thomasville Elementary School were recognized Dec. 6 during a ceremony in the school library. Students include (front) John Clyce Drinkard, Pre-K; Zoey Garza, kindergarten; and Alex Pope, first grade; (back) Caleb Harper, sixth grade; Destin Williams, third grade; Micah Cowan, second grade; Scarlett Rotton, fourth grade; and Kristin Howard, fifth grade.

Contact company directly for missing TES fundraising items

Following is a statement from the Southeastern Fundraising company regarding missing items from recent fundraising orders at Thomasville Elementary School:

• First, we apologize for any inconvenience the delay in receiving merchandise from our company may have caused.
• We request that calls concerning missing items be made directly to S.F. and not the school. Calling Southeastern Fundraising directly, and we will help expedite delivery of merchandise.
• Call 800-748-9871 Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. CST. During the call, a representative will ask for your child’s name, teacher, school, and a list of items that were not received.
• Give Southeastern your home address and the products will be delivered directly to your home either by U. S. mail or UPS.
• Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!

Santa visits TES 2019

TES donates canned goods to Salvation Army

The sixth grade Ambassadors at Thomasville Elementary School led the effort to collect approximately 1,041 canned goods for the Salvation Army. The SA truck came to the school on Nov. 21 to pick up the donations.
In addition, as soon as students return after the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be a toy drive. The school will ask for donations of new toys. More info will be provided later.

TES student honored for 'character'

TES student honored 11-8-19 Thomas Aguiar, a sixth grade student at Thomasville Elementary School, was recognized Nov. 8 for "character" during a ceremony at the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill. He was recognized through the Clarke County District Court's new "Character in Action" program. Pictured are Aguiar (right) with James H. Morgan Jr., District and Juvenile Judge of Clarke County.
The program seeks to identify young people who are doing "the right thing," Morgan said. Aguiar was recommended by school officials. He is a member of the "Breakfast Buddies" program at TES and helps students in Pre-K. He also assists other students in computer lab.
"They (school officials and teachers) also recognize when you're not there - for all the right reasons," Morgan told Aguiar during the ceremony. "He's always the one who is helping us. ...What you're doing is not going unnoticed."

Parent Survey

PARENTS and GUARDIANS: The school system needs your help!

We are in the process of conducting an evaluation of our 2018-2019 Title I and Parental Involvement programs. Therefore, we would like to know your thoughts and/ or suggestions. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The responses will be used to improve next year’s Title I and Parental Involvement program. I you have questions about the survey or need assistance completing it, please contact Donna Calhoun, Federal Programs Director at (334) 636-9955 or dcalhoun@thomasvilleschoolos.org. Survey link:

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elementary school building Thomasville Elementary School is one of three schools that make up the Thomasville City School System. It is located at 300 Quincy Ingram Street in Thomasville, Alabama. TES was established in its current location in 1988. The gymnasium and lower wing were added in 1990. Then in 1997, the kindergarten wing was added. Thomasville Elementary is comprised of Pre-K through fourth grade. We serve approximately 500 students on a daily basis. There are currently three pre-k classes, four kindergarten classes, five first grade classrooms, four second grade classes, five third grade classes, and four fourth grade classrooms. We have fifty four faculty/staff to best meet the needs of our students.

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Mission Statement

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2019.2020 TCS Approved Calendar

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