Welcome to pearl city elementary school

PARCC Testing Schedule
Our 3-6 grade students will be taking the PARCC Assessments online in March.  Please try to limit the amount of absences during March.  Here is the testing schedule...Please know that it is subject to changes as needed.

March 5th  3rd & 4th Math Unit 1

March 6th 3rd & 4th Math Unit 2

March 7th 3rd & 4th Math Unit 3

March 8th 3rd & 4th Math Unit 4

March 9th 3rd & 4th ELA Unit 1

March 12th 3rd & 4th ELA Unit 2

March 13th 3rd & 4th ELA Unit 3

March 14th-16th 3rd & 4th Make-ups when we can

March 14th 5th & 6th Math Unit 1

March 15th 5th & 6th Math Unit 2   

March 16th 5th & 6th Math Unit 3

March 19th 5th  Math Unit 4  6th ELA Unit 1

March 20th 5th ELA Unit 1    6th  ELA Unit 2

March 21st  5th ELA Unit 2   6th  ELA Unit 3

March 22nd 5th ELA Unit 3    6th Make-ups

March 23rd 5th Science Assessment & 6th Make-ups

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Pearl City School 

Kindergarten Registration 
for Fall 2018 

Kindergarten Registration for Fall of 2018 is now open.  New Families to Pearl City should use this link to begin the online   registration. 
Families who already have a Skyward account can simply add their child in Skyward.  If you are unsure if you have a Skyward account, please contact the Main Office. If you are unable to complete the online registration, someone at the school will assist you.  We will have a Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt during Open House March 8th.  Open House is from 6:00-8:00, we will have a concert in the large gym from 6:00 to about 6:30, which you are welcome to enjoy. Parents will be asked to bring their child’s official birth certificate from the Court House and a copy will be made in the Main Office.   If you are unable to attend please contact the School at 443-2715 to receive information.  No fees are due at this time.
Pearl City School Preschool Screening March 15

Preschool Screening for the 2018-2019 school year will be taking place on
Thursday, March 15 th for any child between the ages of 3-5 and living in the Pearl
City School District. Any child who will be three years old before September 1st ,
2018, is eligible to screen on March 15th and attend the preschool program next
year. Children must be screened in order to be considered for the preschool
program. Preschool screening is a play-based assessment that generally last 45
minutes, and will be held in the preschool classroom (Room 110) at Pearl City
Elementary. During the screening, your child will play in the classroom with a
small group of their peers and a variety of professionals (general/special education
teacher, Speech and Language Pathologist, PASS Coordinator etc.). The purpose
of this screening is to identify children who would benefit and/or be eligible to
attend the preschool program next year, or need additional evaluation and/or
services. Space in this program is limited. Children who are not initially enrolled
in the program will be placed on a waiting list. Various screening time slots are
available throughout the day on March 15 th , please call the school at (815) 443-
2715 to make an appointment.

  • 10 Secrets to Dealing with Tantrums

Temper tantrums. There’s no telling when or where they will strike. Just thinking about them makes a parent break out in a cold sweat. But what if there was a way to stop meltdowns before they start? It’s possible, trust us. We looked high and low for tools and tricks to keep tantrums at bay, and below are our favorite mom-tested-and-approved methods. Take a peek and try one (or a few) out the next time your kid starts to go blue in the face.

1. Check out The TantrumBox. After experiencing their own kids’ tantrums, Allison Steinberger (a teacher and mom of two) and her physician husband researched and came up with the TantrumBox, which is a list of 100 fun ways to prevent a tantrum in addition to sensory products, which are great at distraction. Items in the box include a tangle toy, a telescope kaleidoscope, play-doh, among others.

2. Hug it out. After studying more than 100 tantrums, researchers at the University of Minnesota concluded that tantrums often involve anger and sadness. And since anger tends to fizzle out quicker than sadness, the way past a tantrum is to tend to the sadness, which leaves us with hugs! That’s right–enveloping your wailing child in a warm, well-timed hug may help ebb the tide of a tantrum.

3. Take a deep breath and stay calm. A surefire way to escalate your kid’s tantrum is to flip out and start losing your cool. Taking a deep breath before entering the fray may help steady your nerves and keep everything in perspective. Remind yourself that ALL kids have tantrums, and this too will end.

4. Try a distraction like acting silly. They say laughter is the best medicine, but it’s also great at distracting your child during a temper tantrum. Making a silly face or a funny noise might just turn your child’s head away from what they’re tantrum-ing about and make them laugh. It’s worth a shot.

5. Create a calming center. Sometimes temper tantrums are born out of anxiety and frustration. A great way to counteract that, especially when you’re at home, is to create a calming center in a quiet room or corner of your house. You can search on Amazon for items—including the Calm Down Jar, which is a tube filled with a glittery gel and water that your child can swish back and forth. There are also fidget toys, fidget spinners, homeopathic calming tablets, calming essential oil, and more.

6. Just walk away. Not every parent will be comfortable with this method, but sometimes just walking away and letting the tantrum fizzle out works great. Obviously, this way works best if you’re at home or in a contained spot (not out at a restaurant, the mall, the movie theater, etc), but if you can just leave the room, your child may lose interest in their tantrum and calm down on their own.

7. Yoga breathing. A big trend now in nursery schools is tiny yoga, and part of this practice is teaching children to deep breathe and be cognizant of their breathing. Practice this when she’s not having a tantrum so she understands the practice and enjoys the calming effect. Once she’s mid-tantrum, just calmly ask her to take a few deep breaths and hopefully, this will work to calm her down.

8. Validating and empathizing with your kid. Guess what? Your kid has a temper tantrum when he’s upset or sad or unsettled or for a million other reasons, but the main reason is that he’s not happy about something. Why not try showing him you understand and that you get that he’s upset? Validating why your tot is upset may open the door to communication instead of screaming, wailing, etc.

9. Try picking up a book. There are tons of books out there about warding off temper tantrums but the one we’re excited about is No More Tantrums.  In author Maria van Lieshout’s newest addition to the Big Kid Power series, she tackles tantrums and different ways both parents and kids can fight through them. Advice for kids includes ideas such as “Big kids use their words” and “When I’m upset I take a little break.” The illustrations are adorable and are great for demonstrating to children the different ways to calm down.

10. Preparing them and setting out expectations. If you’re going to a restaurant, let your kids know beforehand that there won’t be ice cream for dinner. If you’re heading to the movies, let your kids know what they can and cannot get from the concession stand. Why? Because giving kids parameters and guidelines often help them feel more in control. We’re not saying this will eliminate tantrums on the road, but it will help lessen them since your children will know beforehand what’s allowed.

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