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

 

 

Wild West Day in Kindergarten

PLE's kindergarteners took a mini-field trip on April 23rd to Poplarville Fair Grounds for the annual Wild West Day to finish off their western unit. Students rotated to different western-themed centers in the arena, including horse shoe throwing, dipper races, and roping and riding lessons. There was also a petting zoo with lots of furry critters that the students loved.  The students were encouraged to dress up in their western finest and had a lot of fun learning about different activities from the wild west!
 
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Kindergarteners Take Field Trip to See "Home"

Kindergarteners at PLE recently took a field trip to River Ridge Cinema in Picayune to watch the movie "Home." "Home" stars a diverse cast from humans of all appearances and walks of life to out of this world aliens known as the Boov who invade Earth trying to escape the evil aliens, the Gorg. Voiced by Rihanna, the main human is named Tip, whose mother becomes lost when the Boov invade. Trying to find her mother, she runs into a Boov alien named Oh, and together they overcome their differences to make peace for humans and aliens alike in the end. The students had a great time and loved the movie and their yummy cinema snack packs.  After the movie, they enjoyed lunch and free play at Friendship Park before heading back home.
 
 
 
 
 

PLE Wins Chamber of Commerce Spring Decoration Contest

The Poplarville Chamber of Commerce hosted a city-wide competition with the local businesses to decorate for spring. The school decorated with a banner, flowers, and Easter decorations and was awarded first place! PLE is incredibly thankful to Mrs. Leigh Holston for donating wooden Easter cut-outs (seen around the school's maypole) and to Kloze Klozet for spring decoration donations. 
 
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Kindergarteners Present Black History Month Projects

In February, students in Ms. Kathleen's kindergarten class presented their projects they completed to celebrate Black History Month. Over the month of February, students were read and discussed books about famous black Americans in history. They learned about diversity and celebrating how we are different in positive ways. To culminate the month, they put together a presentation where they researched a famous black American, from Harriet Tubman to LeBron James, wrote sentences about what they're famous for, and wrote a sentence describing the person as a hero, a star, or an inspiration. They then rehearsed and then presented their projects for parents and PLE principals as well as their fellow students in the classroom. This was their first time presenting their work as a school student, and they all did magnificent jobs! 
 
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Super Storm

Second graders at PLE have been discussing different types of weather and the various storms that occur when weather changes. As a culminating activity, the students made tornadoes in a bottle. Students were able to see the vortex, and glitter was used to represent the debris that twisters pick up along their path.
 
 
 

PLE Students Learn About Money

Representatives from BankPlus visited 2nd graders at PLE to teach them about the value of saving money.  They heard stories about the different ways people save money.  They were encouraged to set a savings goal and how to reach that goal.  They were also prompted to determine a safe place to keep the money they save.  They learned about opening a savings account at a bank.  They played a game to identify safe places to save their money versus unsafe places.  Freebies, such as water bottles, piggy banks, and backpacks were given out to the students.   The students enjoyed participating in the lessons, and they look forward to earning and saving money.
 
 
 
 

PLE Hot Chocolate Hot Topics Date

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: April 9, 2015
Time: 9:00-9:30
Place: PLE
 
 

Missed Kindergarten Registration?

If you missed Kindergarten Registration at Poplarville Lower on March 25, 2015, please come in between April 6 - 17, 2015, to complete your child's registration.
 
The Mississippi Health Department will be open on Saturday in the month of April from 9:00 - 1:00 in order to give immunizations needed for school.
 
 
 
 
 

Kindergarten Registration Next Week UPDATE Forms Available

Kindergarten registration for 2015-2016 school year will be held at Poplarville Lower Elementary School on WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
 
Children of the school district who will be 5 years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 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 Kindergarten registration for 2015-2016 school year will be held at Poplarville Lower Elementary School on WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
 
Children of the school district who will be years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 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). MUST BE DATED WITHIN 1 MONTH OF REGISTRATION.
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.
 

DOWNLOADS:

To save time during registration, you may wish to download and fill out the necessary forms ahead of time. Click below on the two forms needed during registration:

Registration Form for 2014
Residency Questionnaire for 2014

 

 

 

 
 

PLE Book Fair Family Night

On March 10, 2015, Poplarville Lower Elementary Library hosted its spring Scholastic Book Fair Family Night.  Students were encouraged to bring a family member to browse the Book Fair while enjoying refreshments and shopping for reading materials to be used at home.  Those who attended were entered into a drawing for a basket full of books, pencils, and other items from the Book Fair.  The winner of the basket was Elizabeth B. from Mrs. Jennifer Theriot’s class.  Classes also competed to see which one would have the highest number of students attend our Family Night.  Mrs. Lynn Anderson’s class won that honor and received a treat for their high attendance.  The PLE spring Book Fair Family Night was a huge success earning over $1,200!  The school overall total for the Book Fair was $6,700!  Congratulations, boys and girls, for doing such a great job promoting the Book Fair!
 
 
 

Move to Learn Team visits PLE

 Coach Calhoun led PLE students in fun and engaging physical activities. Students learned that hydration, sleep and exercise are important to keeping the brain healthy and ready to learn.  Coach Calhoun also discussed bullying and demonstrated positive ‘cool come backs’ emphasizing to walk away and tell an adult.  Parents and students can visit www.movetolearnms.orgto learn more about move to learn.
 
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Hot Chocolate Hot Topics March 5th

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: March 5, 2015
Time: 9:00-9:30
Place: PLE
 
 
 

"Move to Learn" Team Coming to PLE

Poplarville, Miss. – Coach Larry Calhoun, the star of the Move to Learn exercise break videos, will be at the Poplarville Lower Elementary School campus on March 4, to introduce administrators, teachers and students to the Move to Learn Initiative.
A team from The Bower Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Healthy Schools will accompany Calhoun to present a live demonstration of the Move to Learn videos.  The presentation will be held during grade level activity in the gym at the Poplarville Lower Elementary.
 
“Improving nutrition and physical activity levels for Mississippi school children is a priority; healthy children are more likely to be academically successful,” said Anne Travis, CEO of The Bower Foundation.  The foundation is partnering with the MDE OHS to improve the health of students statewide through the program. “Brief physical activity and increased fitness improve learning and test scores. With this in mind, Move to Learn was designed to be fun for students, improve learning, and assist teachers with classroom management,” said Scott Clements, Director of MDE’s Office of Healthy Schools.
 
The Move to Learn videos feature Coach Calhoun leading students in simple movement exercises that can be done in a small space.  Teachers are noticing that incorporating the fitness breaks in the classroom has increased their students’ ability to learn and to focus on schoolwork.  The fitness breaks help teachers create positive learning environments and promote effective classroom management.
 
These brief, organized, and free classroom movement breaks can help teachers manage their students’ energy levels so that after a fitness break children’s brains are more focused and ready to learn or take a test.  These breaks were developed by Mississippians for Mississippi children.  Research shows us that when we exercise our body we are also exercising our brain.
 
Mississippi teachers are excited about this resource as they prepare students to meet education standards.  “We are excited to have Coach Calhoun and the team from The Bower Foundation coming to our school.  I use the move to learn videos in my classroom and find them particularly helpful to students as ‘brain breaks’ on test days.  The students love participating and will remind me if I forget.” says Alena Bolin, second grade teacher. 
 
Studies have shown that physical activity increases a child’s ability to learn, and as fitness improves, test scores improve.  More information about The Bower Foundation’s Move to Learn programs may be found on the Internet at www.movetolearnms.org.  
 
 
 

PLE 2015-16 Kindergarten Registration March 25, 2015

Kindergarten registration for 2015-2016 school year will be held at Poplarville Lower Elementary School on WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
 
Children of the school district who will be 5 years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 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 Kindergarten registration for 2015-2016 school year will be held at Poplarville Lower Elementary School on WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
 
Children of the school district who will be 5 years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 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). MUST BE DATED WITHIN 1 MONTH OF REGISTRATION.
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.
 
 
 
 
 

PLE Reading Fair Winners

Students at PLE recently participated in the annual reading fair.   The reading fair is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education and provides students the opportunity to share their favorite book through a storyboard display.  Fifty (50) students submitted boards for the competition.  All first place winners will advance to the Regional Reading Fair that will be held in Hattiesburg on March 5th.  The winners for each division are:
 
Division B – 1st Grade:  Magnolia R, 1st place; Dane B., 2nd place; Kyleigh C., 3rd place
Division C – 2nd Grade:  Ben F., 1st place; Emma B., 2nd place; Sam W. 3rd place
Division K – Family/Group project:  Jackson M., 1st place; Matthew M., 2nd place; Brayden K., 3rd place; Isabella L., 4th place; Presleigh M., 5th place
 
 
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Bolin's Class Participate in PLE Reading Fair

Mrs. Bolin’s 2nd grade class participated in the PLE Reading Fair this year.  Each student used a book of their choice for the project.  They worked on the informational parts of the project on their own in class.  Each student received a project board and letters to create the title of their story.  Once they were finished with their papers containing the information on the book, Mrs. Bolin typed what they had written.  The students also colored pictures to use as illustrations for their projects.   They had fun putting their boards together, and they were proud to enter them into the PLE Reading Fair!
 
 
 

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: February 5, 2015
Time: 1:30-2:00
Place: PLE

PLE Collecting Plastic Grocery Bags for Cause

Poplarville Lower Elementary is collecting plastic grocery bags.  A local mission is using them to make sleeping mats for the homeless.  The process is: they flatten out the bags, fold them over into small strips and cut them.  They tie the strips together and make a large ball like yarn.  Then they take the biggest crochet needles and crochet them together to make the mats.  They are taken to Seashore Mission in Biloxi. The bags need to be clean; do not bring bags that have sticky food or anything wet in them.   If they could flatten them out also, that would be a huge help.  So, if you have any extra plastic bags around your house, we would appreciate your donation!
 
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PLE Teacher of the Year

We are proud to announce Kelsey Carroll is Poplarville Lower Elementary 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
 
 

PLE 100th Day of School

Students and teachers at PLE celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing like they were 100 years old.  Many classes participated in activities that were centered around the number 100.