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Philadelphia Warriors will build College and Career Readiness while leading their community to Love the Purple and Live the Gold!

 Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career-ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
State Testing Cancelled

State testing scheduled for this week in grades K-8 has been canceled due to Measurement Incorporated being unable to provide testing materials on time.  We are operating on a normal schedule.
Spread the word!!!  It's time to RoundUp new Warriors on April 15.  See below for all the information you need to know.

Click HERE to download the information flyer

Summer Camp

Registration for FREE day camps ends on Monday, April 11.  Limited spots are available for camps for the week of May 23-27.  You can find more information and register for camp on the PLAYloudon website HERE

Click HERE for an informational flyer


Spring Sports
Do you want to support Warrior athletes?
Click HERE to see or download all current schedules!

Currently competing are combined PES/FLMS teams in baseball (Curtis Field at PES), boys' soccer (Soccer Field at Loudon Elementary), and track (Locations noted on the schedule).  Also, there are girls' softball teams (non-school sponsored) playing at Philadelphia Park.  Come out and support our student athletes!
2016-17 School Calendar

We have had a few questions about dates for the future.  Here is next year's calendar as posted on the Loudon County Schools website.

Back to School
#WarriorNation returns to school on Tuesday, March 29.  Students earned a pajama day on Tuesday with great attendance for the first round of state testing (dress code applies).  We hope you had a great Spring Break!
State Testing

State Testing Update!

Part I of the new TNReady testing for grades 3-8 begins Monday, March 14.  Testing will occur in the mornings before lunch, and will be take with paper and pencil.  PLEASE help us with a few items:
  • Make sure your student gets to school on time.  Students can't be admitted to the testing room once the test begins.
  • Students need to eat breakfast at home or school.  We open at 7:20 for breakfast!
  • Students in grades 3-8 will receive free breakfast at the school if they arrive by 7:50.
  • Students need a good night's sleep.  Time springs forward Saturday night, so students will lose an hour of sleep :(    Help encourage them to get to bed on time!

Here is the updated testing schedule:

Monday, March 14 -- Math
Tuesday, March 15 -- ELA (Reading) test 1
Wednesday, March 16 -- ELA (Reading) test 2
Thursday, March 17 -- Social Studies
Friday, March 18 -- makeups


Digital Learning Day
  On March 1!

Students DO NOT attend school on March 1.  They will get credit for a day of school as they do a Digital Learning Day activity at home!  The activity will only take a portion of their day.  The teachers have worked together to come up with interesting activities.  All grades have choices and their creativity is expected and valued.  You should have received a note on Thursday, February 25 with activity descriptions.  Below is a link to see the full activities if your student wishes to start early.  We will send paper copies home on Monday in purple folders.  There are some school and classroom rewards for completed activities.  Contact your teacher or the school with any questions.  

Happy digital learning for our students and happy voting on Election Day to our parents!

Click HERE to access Digital Learning Day activities online

Update on State Testing

Due to recent events, our testing for students in grades 3-8 has been modified.  Below please see a message from Director Vance and click HERE for the parent letter from the TN Department of Education.  We will continue to teach and learn daily in #WarriorNation!

Dear Parents,
I want to provide you with some information regarding our plan for the state mandated assessments for the 2015-2016 school year.  Monday, the state department of education discovered that the on-line assessment with Measurement Inc. had major server issues that will prohibit us from properly assessing our students this school year in an on-line format in a timely manner.  Our administrators suspected there may be issues with the practice that we  experienced earlier this school year.  Therefore, we had intentionally delayed the start of our testing cycle for a few days to see how the servers responded to the entire state testing at the same time.  Therefore, our students have not yet started testing.  In my opinion, our administrators are to be commended for this forward thinking.  The commissioner of education has declared that the state, as a whole, will test as we have done so in the past with a paper and pencil format.  
  Loudon County Schools has some of the best teachers, students, parents, and administrators in the state of Tennessee.  We appreciate your patience and the priority that you place on your child’s education.  I feel very confident the students that graduate from our district will be competitive on a state and national level.  The day-to-day operation of the school will not change.  Teachers will teach, students will learn, and we will make decisions that are in the best interests of our children.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at 865-458-5411 ext. 1001.
Jason Vance
Director of Schools

Parent Newsletters
If you can't find your last edition of the Purple and Gold Parent Edition newsletter from your child's purple folder, check the "Newsletters and Lesson Plans" link on the left side of the page.  Every edition is stored there alongside your child's classroom newsletters and teacher lesson plans. 
Valentines Day

Valentines Day is approaching in #WarriorNation.  All classroom parties will take place in the afternoon at designated times.  Please refer any questions to your child's teacher.  We do support local businesses by accepting deliveries, but they will not be distributed to students until the end of the day to keep down classroom disruptions.  

Thank you to all parents who help by sending in snacks and treats for students on special days!
See Our FaceBook Page
Our collection of recent pictures and videos can be found HERE
#LoveItLiveIt #WarriorNation

8th Graders
Reminder to 8th graders to turn in your LHS enrollment forms by Friday morning, February 5th.  

Click HERE for a link to the LHS guidance page with the presentation and information from 8th grade night.  Scroll down to the section titled "Presentations, Files, & Parent Powerpoints"
Presentations, Files, & Parent Powerpoints

Homecoming Week
Welcome back to school on Tuesday, January 5th!!
We are having dress-up days for Homecoming Week.  Students earn points for their class in a school wide competition.  Dress Code still applies:
Tuesday, Jan. 5 – PJ Day (I didn’t want to get out of bed Tuesday)
Wednesday, Jan. 6 – Wacky Wednesday (Dress tacky, crazy, silly)
Thursday, Jan. 7 – When I Grow Up… (Dress like what you want to be when you grow up)
Friday, Jan. 8 – Young and Old (Dress like a baby or an old chronologically experienced person)
*We will still do Philly Friday activities on January 8th, but students will dress up for homecoming that day and wear their Purple and Gold on Monday, January 11th.
Monday, Jan. 11 – Color Wars (PK, 1, 3, 5, 7 Wear Gold – K, 2, 4, 6, 8 Wear Purple)
*Temporary hair color is OK if washed out by Tuesday.


Thanksgiving Break

PES wishes your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving Break!  We have full days of school Monday and Tuesday (November 23-24).  Students are off Wednesday through Friday.  Purple folders will come home next on November 30.

Veterans Day

PES welcomes veterans and their families to join us on Veterans Day!

Love the Red, White, and Blue -- Live the Gold!

Thank You!

Creekfest 2015 was a HUGE SUCCESS!!  Thank you for all you contributed to the night.  The great community atmosphere happened because we share a great community!!  Thank you #WarriorNation...

Here are the results from the online poll -- congratulations 2nd Grade!

Creekfest 2015!!
Parking:  You may enter from the Spring Street driveway and park in the field next to the playground or you may enter from Pond Creek and park on the soccer field.  All exits must be back to Pond Creek or around the school to the old exit.  You may also park throughout town.  The gym parking lot will be closed off for Creekfest.

Games:  You can purchase tickets for individual games and the 7 inflatables or buy a wristband for $20 for unlimited play.  The wristband does not include the Video Game Trailer, which is $5 for 15 minutes of play.  Up to 15 students may play at one time.
There will be a cornhole tournament for $20 per team.  Winners get $25 gift cards.

Food:  We will have lots of food and drinks, including your Creekfest favorites such as funnel cakes and fried Oreos.

The Great Ball Race:  We will start the race at 6pm.  Tickets will still be on sale at Creekfest.

Auction:  The auction will start in the new gym after the Ball Race.  We have great baskets and other donated items.  There will be auction packets describing the items up for auction.

Vote Now

Voting is now open for the 2015 Creekfest Video Contest!  
The winning grade level wins a pizza party and bragging rights for one year as the Creekfest Video Contest Champions!  

We will see you Friday from 4-7 PM for fun, food, and prizes at Creekfest 2015.
 Tickets for the Great Ball Race are still on sale for $5 each and benefit our school.  Special thanks to Direct Braille Slate for their support!

The poll allows you to vote once per day.  Happy voting!

The New Road is OPEN for Monday!

It’s OPEN! -- Rules of the New Road
  • Arrival and Dismissal traffic is ONE WAY to keep traffic flowing (see map below).  Cars cannot enter from Pond Creek.  Cars will enter from Spring Street and exit to Pond Creek Road.  Speed Limit is 10 mph.
  • Buses Only will enter from Pond Creek and use the old exit.  3 of our buses will park around the corner behind the building to wait on students to transfer buses from the high school bus.  The road will be blocked by the waiting buses.  For the safety of students, no cars will exit around the building back toward town.  All cars will exit to Pond Creek Road.
  • There will be a Visitor Parking area on the Spring Street side of the school next to the cafeteria with 8 parking places for daytime use.  Students may not be dropped off here.  All students must still be brought to the circle at the gym.
  • Please thank Director Vance, our School Board members (especially our representative Mr. Leroy Tate) and Eddie Simpson for making this road a reality!

Vote Now!
Vote below for your favorite Creekfest Video.  The poll allows one vote each day, so you can vote every day until the poll closes on Friday.  The winning grade level wins a pizza party and bragging rights for one year as the Creekfest Video Contest Champions!  

We will see you on Friday, October 23 from 4-7pm for Creekfest and the Great Ball Race!

PreK Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!

Kindergarten Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!
New Road!
Our new road to Pond Creek will open soon!
We greatly appreciate all those involved in getting a new road on our campus!  The highway department, especially Eddie Simpson and Billy Pickel, have been proactive and have worked quickly and efficiently.  Director Jason Vance and our School Board acted quickly following our train delay morning to get the road approved.  Our own board member, Mr. Leroy Tate, made the motion to build a road.  The School Board unanimously approved the project, and several members have come onto our campus lending expertise to help us plan for the new traffic patterns, including Chairman Scott Newman and Kenny Ridings.  Please thank all board members, Mr. Vance, and Mr. Simpson's Highway Department any chance you get!

 Below is a map of our new traffic pattern.  ALL CARS MUST enter our driveway from Spring Street as they do now for arrivals and dismissals.  ALL STUDENTS must be dropped off in the circle if brought by car.  BUSES ONLY may enter from Pond Creek.  This will keep our traffic flowing, keep buses and cars separated, increase safety, and speed up traffic flow.  We hope to have the road open following Fall Break.  You will get a Skylert call and updates on all our social media outlets near the end of Fall Break with an update.  Love the Purple, Live the Gold!

1st Grade Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!

2nd Grade Creekfest Video
Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!
3rd Grade Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!

4th Grade Creekfest Video
Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!


5th Grade Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!
6th Grade Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!

7th Grade Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!

8th Grade Creekfest Video

Voting for best video begins October 18.  Enjoy!

Creekfest Video Contest
2015 Creekfest Video Contest!
Each week for five weeks, two grade levels will submit videos that will be posted on this website and our social media.  Voting for the best video will begin during Creekfest Week, the week of October 18, on this site.  The grade level with the most votes will win a pizza party and bragging rights for a year!  

Ball Race Tickets are now on sale for $5 each!  See your favorite Warrior or contact the school for more information.

Thank you
We serve in an awesome community.  We are proud of the smiles on the faces of our teachers, staff, students, and parents during a challenging situation this morning.  Way to Live the Gold, Warrior Nation!  Check our Facebook and Twitter for more.....

Baskeball Schedule
Click HERE for the 2015-16 Warriors Basketball Schedule


Box Tops for Education

It's Box Top collection time at Philadelphia!  

    Clipping and collecting Box Tops is another way we as Warriors can "Love the Purple and Live the Gold"!  Box Tops are an easy way to earn cash for our school.  Each Box Top is worth $0.10 and can be found on hundreds of products.  Parents, when submitting Box Tops please make sure to check the expiration date as expired Box Tops will not count towards our school's earnings.  We encourage parents to sign up  at to track our school's earnings, get coupons for Box Top products, find recipes, and enter for  chances to win bonus Box Tops.

    Our fall deadline for collecting is in mid-October.  We will be having a Fall Collection Contest to see which homeroom can collect the most Box Tops.  So Warriors, start clipping and thanks for supporting our school!  Together we can make a difference.  

Mrs. Angie Haggas, Box Top Coordinator


Click HERE to go to the Box Tops website



Open House presentations
Open House

You are invited to Open House at PES on Monday, August 10 from 6:00-7:30

Schedule of Events:
6:00-6:30 -- 
-Welcome and overview meeting in the 
cafeteria by Mr. Feezell and Mr. Gentry for PK-2
-grade level presentations by 3-8 teams in classrooms
6:35-7:05 -- 
-Welcome and overview meeting in the 
cafeteria by Mr. Feezell and Mr. Gentry for 3-8
-grade level presentations by PK-2 homeroom teachers in individual classrooms
7:05-7:30 -- General open house time for additional questions or visits by parents with children in multiple grade levels. 

First Day of School

See our Facebook page or Twitter account (@PhillyWarriors) for pictures of our first day back in Warrior Nation!  #LoveItLiveIt


Welcome to the 2015-16 school year at PES!
  • Registration packets can be picked up early in the office on Thursday, July 30 and on Friday, July 31 for RETURNING STUDENTS in grades 1-8.  Early packets must be returned by the first day of school on August 7.
  • NEW STUDENTS, Kindergarten students, and PreK students will come to register on Registration Day -- Wednesday, August 5.  Registration will be open from 8 am - 5 pm on that day.
  • Pre-K students must be 4 years old by August 15th to register
  • Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 15th to register
Things to bring to Registration Day for NEW STUDENTS:
   1. A copy of the child’s social security card
   2. A copy of the child’s birth certificate (not mother's copy)
   3. Proof of Loudon County Residency (drivers’ license must match address on proof of residency)
   4. Proof of income (*Pre-K only)
   5. Proof of child's Physical Examination and Immunizations on appropriate state form with doctor’s signatures.

*Please note: New Immunization Rules…
Children entering Kindergarten must have Hepatitis A (2 doses).
This should be documented on the White Certificate of Immunization.


Sales Tax Holiday -- Supply Lists

Updated school supply lists are posted on the links to the left (updated 7/22/15) and are also on our Facebook page and at WalMart.  Lists are by grade level.  Wish list items are not required but we appreciate your help if you can supply those for our teachers and classrooms!

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night.  During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free.  This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m. -

What is tax free?

Click HERE to see more!



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.

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