PLE Poplarville Lower Elementary

The Poplarville Lower Elementary serves students grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. The campus is located at 804 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470.  
You may reach the Lower Elementary at (voice) (601)795-4736 and (fax) (601) 795-6568.

Principal: Candace Henderson
Assistant Principal: Loletha Needham

 

 

PLE Hot Chocolate Hot Topics

We invite all parents/guardians to join us for some hot chocolate and some hot topics while your child is in school.
Come and share your thoughts, comments, and recommendations about our Title I Program.
 
Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 1:30-2:00
Place: PLE

Our Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes

Rhonda Hariel’s Kindergarten Class had a lesson on Veteran’s Day.  The students made soldiers and learned that soldiers are our real heroes.  Mrs. Hariel class is sending to  Major Kevin Heath Harriel and his unit these soldiers that they made along with letters and snacks, toothbrushes and other items.
 
 
 
 

PLE September Students of the Month

Pictured From left to right:
Top Row:  Charles M., Cadence S., Makayla B., Alissa S., Jace A., Sonny L., Sara S.
Middle Row: Philip B., Salem M., Aniriah G., Magnolia R., Mary J. H., Craig S., Caleb L., Maven L.
Bottom Row:Maddison K., Keeley D., Abigail R., Dylan L., Madelyn C., Kayleigh D.
 
Not Pictured:  Kaylee C.
 
 
 

PLE Red Ribbon Week

This week PLE celebrated Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign for drug prevention.   Students benefitted from a special presentation by Kim Hart, Health Promotions Coordinator of Pearl River County about the dangers of tobacco use and participated in themed dress up days. While students enjoyed celebrating at school, as a parent you have a strong influence in the life of your child.  Here are some things you can do to help prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug use:
·         Talk early.  Talk often.  Keep talking.  Listen when kids talk.
·         Look for teachable moments, such as while driving in the car.
·         Spend time with your kids.
·         Be clear about boundaries and consequences.
·         Help them plan how to resist peer pressure before it comes.
·         Be a parent, not a friend.  Your kids have plenty of friends. They only have you as a parent.
·         Be a role model.
·         Show your support.  Encourage their interest. Help them to learn from mistakes and move on.
Let them know you care.  Show it.
 
 
 

PLE Goes to Play

The Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students from Poplarville Lower Elementary attended the play Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day presented by the PRCC theater department in the Brownstone Center. The play was about a young boy who was having one of those days everyone dreads.  From waking up with gum in his hair, to the dentist finding a cavity, to finding out his best friend wasn’t his best friend anymore, poor Alexander was really having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. All the students had a fantastic time!
 
 
 

9/11 Remembered at PLE

On September 11, 2014, the students at Poplarville Lower Elementary observed the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by gathering around the flagpole.  Mrs. April Fowler spoke to the students about the attacks and what happened on that day. The Cub Scouts presented the flag and lead the students in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
 
 
 

MDOT and the "Buckle Family" Come to PLE

The MDOT came to visit Poplarville Lower Elementary students. The students learned about seatbelt safety. They also got to see the “Buckle Family” go for a simulated ride. As the truck flipped over and over, the students observed what would happen to a person if they weren’t wearing their seatbelt. They also got to observe what would happen to them if they were wearing their seatbelt. The students were encouraged to always wear their seatbelt and tell their parents to always wear theirs too!
 
 
 

PFD Visists PLE

The Poplarville Fire Department came to PLE to speak to the children about fire safety. What the children should do in case of a fire was discussed.  The importance of fire drills at home, similar to the way we practice at school, will prepare them for any emergencies that may occur. The students learned about dialing 911 in case of an emergency. They learned why it isn’t a good idea to call 911 if it isn’t an emergency. The students saw the uniforms the firemen wear and the equipment on the fire truck. Then each student was given a glow stick bracelet with “Poplarville Fire Dept.” on it.
 
 
 

PLE August 2014 Student of the Month

Pictured From left to right:
 
Top Row: T. Lindseth, A. King, E. Dedeaux, J. Ladner, J. Brumfield, B. Comeaux, A. O’Quin, D. Mancusi-Ungaro
 
Middle Row: L. Rasmusson, A. Cannon, G. Hill, M. Ramsay, M. Davis, L. Lee, K. Gomillion
 
Bottom Row: B. Sones, C. Saucier, C. Beason, L. Easley, J. C. Johnson, B. Moeller
 
Not Pictured: C. Bedwell

Kindergarten at the Fair

Rhonda Hariel’s kindergarten class at Poplarville Lower Elementary made paper plate witches and entered them in the Pearl River County Fair.  Two students won blue ribbons, two students won red ribbons, and two students won white ribbons and the rest of the class received green participation ribbons.
 
 
 

PLE Grandparent's Day

On February 28th, the PLE Kindergarten, First grade, and Second grade presented the annual Grandparents’ Day concert.   The program consisted of various patriotic songs such as “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”, “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, “America the Beautiful”,  “This Land is Your Land”, and “God Bless the USA”.  Grandparents joined us as we paid homage to our great country.  It was especially cute to see all of the students dressed up in red, white, and blue.  The Grandparents and grandchildren alike all had a great time.
 
 

MS First Lady Reads to PLE Students

Mississippi's First Lady, Mrs. Deborah Bryant, visited Poplarville Lower Elementary School as part of her "Read Across Mississippi Tour" to promote reading. Her husband's personal struggles with reading at an early age inspired her to reach out to children. Her goal is to visit at least one school in every county in the state by the end of the year.  
She started with an introduction about the Governor, his job, his family, and the Governor’s mansion.  She had large photographs that just amazed the students.  Then, she read The Little Red Hen.  After reading the book, she had a discussion with the students about how her husband overcame his learning disability and went on to become governor.  She encouraged every child to pursue his or her own dreams, and it starts with reading. After letting the students tell what they wanted to be when they grow up, Mrs. Bryant hugged every one of the students.  She was very nice and the students will never forget her visit.  We were honored to have her read to us!
 
 
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PLE Students Study Magnets

The first graders at Poplarville Lower Elementary School participated in a magnets experiment facilitated by Mrs. Fowler.  During the experiment, the students reviewed the scientific method.  The students predicted which objects were attracted to magnets.  Then they tested various objects to see if their predictions were correct.  They recorded their findings on a data table.  They also learned a song to help them remember what happens with the north and south ends of the magnets.  They were all excited to tell their parents the results of their experiment!  
 
 

Visitor at PLE

Mrs. Fowler visited the first graders at Poplarville Lower Elementary for a space review of geometry. The students had been learning about various geometric solids and their attributes. This lesson incorporated the math lesson along with the story they were reading Ellen Ochoa in Space. As she created the rocket, launch pad, “Houston Mission Control”, observation tower, and radar tower, she reviewed the different 2d and 3d shapes. After using math to build the rocket, science was used to make the rocket fly. An introduction to solids, liquids, and gases helped the students understand a little about the chemical reaction that pushed the rocket up. The students LOVED it!
 
 

PLE Students Visit Marine Mammal

The second graders at PLE were engaged in a fun, hands on learning experience on their field trip to The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.
They were able to encounter the touch pool with crabs, sea stars and sea life.  Also, they were able to explore 2000 square feet of interactive exhibits and life -size replicas of sea creatures. We ended the day with a picnic on the grounds at the Mammal Center.
 
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Valentine's Day is Learning Day at PLE

The first graders in Mrs. Bolin’s class practiced their graphing skills using Valentine’s conversation hearts.  They sorted their hearts by color.  Then, they colored in their graphs to show how many hearts they had of each color.  After completing their graphs, they analyzed them to see which color they had the most of, which color they had the least of, and how many hearts they had in all.  Finally, their favorite part was when they ate their candy!

 

 

Kindergarten Registration March 6th

 

 

Kindergarten registration for Poplarville Lower Elementary School will be held on THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Children of the school district who will be five years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 should be registered.  A parent or guardian must be the one to register the child.  It is not necessary for the child to be present for registration.


Enrollment will not be complete without the following documents:  Original Certified Birth Certificate, Original Mississippi Immunization Compliance Form 121, Social Security Card, Custody Papers (if applicable), and (2) documents as verification of residence in the Poplarville School District.


Most school immunizations can now be given at 4 years of age.  Please check with your healthcare provider and get your child’s immunizations up to date for school.  This will make completing registration much easier.


Any document with a post office box number will not be accepted.  Acceptable documents include:

  1. Filed Homestead Exemption Application for the student’s primary residence

  2. Mortgage Documents or Property Deed for the student’s primary residence

  3. Notarized Apartment or Home Lease

  4. Current Driver’s License

  5. Utility Bills ( Water, Electricity, Gas, (NO PHONE BILLS). Dated within 1 month of verification

  6. Automobile Registration

  7. Affidavit and/or personal visit by a designated school district official


If you do not have all of the above information, we encourage you to come and start the enrollment process. For more information call 601-795-4736.

 

Chinese New Year at PLE

Mrs. Bolin’s 1st grade class read the informational texts Chinese New Year and Lion Dancer - Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year. They researched the holiday’s traditions and watched a video about it on Discovery Education.  After comparing the Chinese New Year celebrations to our own New Year’s Day celebrations, the students created their own paper lion heads.   It was very fun learning about other cultures!
 
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Poplarville Lower Receives Box Tops Check

Parents, students and teachers at PLE collected box tops during the first semester to help generate funds that will be used to up-date facilities and enhance learning.  Their hard work allowed the school to receive a check for $1331.10. 
 
 

Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Rhonda Hariel’s Kindergarten Class wrote to soldiers and sent them a message in a Christmas Card.  If you would like to send a card to a soldier send before December 6 to: Holiday Mail for Heroes, P. O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. These soldiers have sacrificed so much for us. Let’s do something for them.