Thomasville Elementary School

Meet the Teacher 2020
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No virtual learning planned for Pre-K 8-4-2020

Update on elementary Virtual/Remote Learning for the 2020-2021 school year:

The virtual or remote learning option for Thomasville Elementary School will NOT be presented on the paper packet platform used at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Students choosing the remote option to start the 2020-2021 school year will have one option. Students choosing the remote option will be provided a Chromebook or I-Pad depending on the grade level of the student, however, TCS will NOT provide Internet service. Students choosing the virtual/remote learning must have reliable Internet service in the home setting.
Students may choose to participate in remote learning through an online educational program provided by the ALSDE (Alabama State Department of Education). Google Classroom will also be used for teachers to provide assignments, screen captures, and videos. Students choosing this option will have a classroom teacher who will check in with them to monitor their progress. Students will be required to log in daily and complete assignments in the learning platform. Students may be required to log in during specific time periods of the school day.
We have not been given final guidance on Pre-K students. We fully expect that these students will follow the same platform as the K-4 students. We will update when we receive final guidelines for the State Pre-K Director.

Back to school FAQ

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Information concerning Back-to-School will be regularly updated.

State offers 2020 Summer Learning Challenge

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The state has officially kicked-off the 2020 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge!

For an exciting eighth year, ALSDE has partnered with some of the country’s leading education organizations to “minimize the summer learning slide.”
The 2020 Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is being held May 18 until July 31. There are “tons” of FREE learning resources for students to use.
Alabama parents now have access to many great online resources, which can help continue their child’s learning and skill building throughout the summer – while they are away from the classroom:

• Big Universe - 18,000+ eBooks and essential literacy tools
• Lexile and Find a Book Alabama – Customizable book-search tool, which allows students to build fantastic individual-reading lists
• Stride - Cool blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science practice for every student interest
• Fuel Education – Great personalized learning activities for all students!
• MetaMetrics and Quantile are presenting the 2020 Summer Math Challenge!
• Learn at Home with Alabama Public Television (APT) – great education resources and videos
• Local and Statewide Library Media resources
• Many more summer learning resources for students and parents to use!

The 2020 Summer Learning Challenge webpage is located at https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Pages/summer-learning.aspx

Contact DHR about Pandemic EBT food benefits

Officials with the Thomasville City Schools District wish to thank the state Department of Human Resources (DHR) for securing additional food/nutrition benefits for our students through the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program.
After May 31, households, who did not receive P-EBT and believe that they were eligible and possibly omitted during the automation process, may contact DHR P-EBT Customer Service at: 1-800-410-5827 or email DHR with inquiries at: [email protected]

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

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 [email protected].  

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 [email protected]thomasvilleschoolos.org. Survey link:

Title I Parental Involvement Survey


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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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