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Philadelphia Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to positively impacting the lives of our students.

 Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th - 8th
TCAP 15%

Students in 3rd-8th Grades

Reminder, fifteen percent (15%) of your child’s TCAP score will count towards the second semester grade (average of 3rd and 4th nine week grades).  This change will impact 3rd through 8th graders across the state. 

TCAP Testing

SAT10 Testing Schedule

4/28 - 4/30:  SAT10 for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

TCAP Testing Schedule
3rd - 8th Grade

5/5:  TCAP Reading
5/6:  TCAP Math
5/7:  TCAP Science


TCAP Information


Tuesday, May 5th - Thursday, May 8

Parents (Guardians),

Please encourage your students to get plenty of rest and EAT BREAKFAST before coming to school for TCAPS. 

Please make sure that students arrive by 8:00 a.m. daily.  If they are late, they will not be able to enter the testing rooms.  Also, please schedule any appointments for after 12:00 p.m.  Testing will last all morning.

For more helpful tips and information about TCAPS, please click here:

Test Taking Tips -click here

Websites to help review for TCAP at home:
K-5 Grammar:
K-8 All Basic Skills:
K-8 Test Prep:
Assessment Assistance:
Interactive Quizzes:
Worksheets, Games, Flashcards:
Harcout School Activities:
Educational Links:


TCAP Breakfast
Breakfast is available free of charge during TCAP testing. It will be offered free for three days (Tuesday, 5/5, Wednesday, 5/6, and Thursday, 5/7).

Grandparents Day
PES Grandparents Day musical program will be on
Friday, May 15th at 9:00 in the new gym. 
8th Graduation
8th grade graduation will be on Tuesday, May 19th at
10:00 a.m. in the new gym.
State Rankings for Philadelphia School
National Rankings for Philadelphia School
Art and Music Showcase
Friday was a great evening of promoting art and music in Loudon County Schools. Thank you students and faculty (Lisa Michaels, John Dutton, and Beth Sandidge) for helping to make this event a huge success.
Academic Bowl
A huge shout-out and congratulations goes out to the members of the Philadelphia Academic Bowl. The Academic Bowl was held at Hiwassee College on Friday. The team received 1st Place Team Overall, 1st Place Team General Knowledge, 1st Place Team Super Quiz. Also, Caleb Jenkins and Mia Selvidge received awards for Individual Top 8 Overall Knowledge and Scorer. They will move on to the next round and compete next month in Atlanta. Very proud!!!
PES Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to Philadelphia's Teachers of the Year!
Sarah Woody - Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Casey Mackintosh - Elementary Teacher of the Year.
Casey Davis - Elementary New Teacher of the Year.
Mallory Russell - Middle School New Teacher of the Year.
PES Social Studies Winners

Congratulations PES Social Studies Fair Winners.  They will be headed to the Loudon County Social Studies Fair on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Received Straight A's in Achievement
Food City Bucks

Please make sure to link your Food City card with Philadelphia Elementary School by using our school code:  PLU#40650 so we can earn Food City School Bucks.    The Food Bucks program helps us earn money for school supplies and equipment.   When you go shopping,  please show the cashier this code and they will link it to your Food City Card or towards your purchase which then carries over to Philadelphia Elementary School.  You can also link your Food City Card to Philadelphia School by going to  Flyers went home in Purple Folders, but you can always get another in the front office.  IMPORTANT:   You must link your card every school year, because it doesn’t carry over from year to year.

2014-2015 School Handbook

The 2014-2015 PES School Handbook is online.  Please take a look at the updated dress code policy.  You can find the school handbook by clicking on School Policies and Information.  Scroll down and click on 2014-2015 Philadelphia Elementary School Handbook.  The school dress code is on pages 15 and 16.

School Dress Code

Please check out the entire school dress code section on the website.  This may aid in purchasing decisions when selecting school clothes for the new school year.  Below are a couple of reminders:

  • shorts can be no higher than 3 inches above the knees
  •  pants and shorts cannot have holes, shreds, or tears in them
  • tights cannot be worn with shorts that are more than 3 inches above the knees
  • leggings cannot be worn as pants
  • garments must be worn over leggings and must meet all of the all of the dress code requirements in regards to length, no holes, and shreds
  • shirts that have holes or gaps due to being crochet or knitted have to have a regular shirt underneath (not a tank top)
  • cut-off or crop tops that show or expose the midriff are not allowed
  • tops with cutouts in the back are not allowed
School Arrival, Tardy, and Dismissal

School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m.

The tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m.  Students are late at 8:05 a.m. and will need a tardy pass to enter the classroom after 8:05 a.m.

Suggestions Wanted


We have placed a suggestion box in the front office.  Please write down any suggestions that you have in the box.  If you are unable to stop by the office, you can place a note in your child's purple folder.  You don't have to put your name on it, just return it with your comment, and your child's teacher will make sure that it gets to the front office.  With your input, we can enhance the continuous improvement process at our school.   PES is continuously developing, implementing, evaluating, and revising school wide improvement and your suggestion will help us in this process.  
Box Tops for Education

We’re still collecting box tops for education!

Check the tops and sides of cereal boxes, beverages, paper products, refrigerated items, snacks and baby products for the Box Tops for Education symbol.  By submitting these small squares you can help our school earn money towards acquiring educational supplies. The school receives 10 cents for each box top.    Click on this link for a full list of products that participate in the Box Tops for Education

Please send all box tops to Mrs. Angie Haggas. 

New PreK and Kindergarten Age Requirement
 For the  2014 – 2015 school year, Tennessee children must be 5 years old by August 15th to start school.  If a student is currently in PreK during the 2013-2014 school year, they are Grandfathered into Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students entering PreK will need to be 4 years old by August 15th.  Students cannot stay in PreK unless they meet the original age requirement.


School Attendance
Parents, we will be taking attendance daily.  Please know that attendance requirements are in effect until Friday, May 22nd 2015. 

Absentee Notes Required

A note from the parent/guardian or doctor is required for each absence(s) (please be mindful that checking out of school early is also a form of an absence).  The note should contain the student’s name, date of absence(s), and the signature of the parent/guardian or doctor. If an absence involves more than one day, only one parent note needs to be sent to the school; however, one parent note would be recorded for each of the days absent.  For example, if an illness involves three days, three parent’s notes would be recorded for the one parent note sent in. Every minute a student misses in the school year is documented in the computer and reported to the state.  We allow five parent notes to be used as excuses per year for the following reasons as stated in Loudon County Board of Education policy:

Ø  Personal illness;

Ø  Illness of immediate family member;

Ø  Death in the family;

Ø  Extreme weather conditions;

       Ø  Religious observances; or

Ø  Circumstances which in the judgment of the principal creates a situation over which the student has no control.


It is important for parents to use notes wisely.  In the event a parent note is not submitted for any absence, even if it is for just a tardy or early dismissal, the school reserves the right to use one (1) of the five (5) parent notes allowed per event.


Every absence exceeding five parent notes will only be excused with a doctor, dental, medical provider, or court note.  Students who obtain an equivalent of five unexcused total days will receive a letter stating that they have violated the state’s compulsory attendance laws and may be summoned to the Loudon County Truancy Board.  The Truancy Board will hear his/her case and decide the appropriate action.  It is important to note that many of these cases are forwarded to the Juvenile Court system.  Excessive tardiness and early checkouts also interfere with the educational process.  In accordance with the Loudon County Board of Education policy and procedures, an attendance review hearing may be required.

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