Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals in June
On Monday-Thursday during the month of June, Pryor Schools will be providing FREE breakfast & lunch for anyone age 18 and younger at Roosevelt Elementary School, 401 N. Elliot.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM, and lunch is served from 11:00 AM-12:00PM.
Jefferson Elementary School Named National School of Character
Jefferson Elementary School along with Muskogee Early Childhood Center, are two of the 47 schools and 1 district named 2021 National Schools/Districts of Character. Character.
Linda Tincher, principal of Jefferson Elementary school in Pryor, had this to say:
“Jefferson is honored to be recognized as a National School of Character for a second time. Since first becoming a School of Character in 2016 we realized that going through the certification process helped us celebrate our strengths and accomplishments in character education. The evaluations at both the state and national levels also helped us identify the areas of growth that we needed to address. The rigorous SOC application is a great ‘check-up’, and the 11 Principles of Effective Character Development provides us with an on-going blueprint for us to follow that ensures our learners are receiving a quality educational program in academics and character development.”
Dr. Arthur Sshwartz, President of Character.org said, “We are pleased to announce and celebrate the schools and school district that have earned this national recognition. The educators at these schools model and reinforce the core values of respect and dignity. They are teaching their students to be honest and trustworthy, to contribute their time and talents to the common good, and when necessary, to show the courage to stand up for what is right.”
Since its inception, the National Schools of Character program has impacted over 3 million students, staff, parents, and community members. The schools and districts that apply must meet the rigorous standards articulated in Character.org’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools. Each school is assessed by a team of trained evaluators. “We congratulate these schools for completing the application and review process in a year that has been anything but typical,” adds Lori Soifer, who directs the Schools of Character program. “Each of these schools has put in place a comprehensive approach to help students understand, care about, and consistently practice the character strengths that will help them flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and as citizens.”
Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer EBT for Children Program
This federally funded program is available to anyone; you do not have to be American Indian to qualify. Qualifying families will receive approximately $30 of free food per child per month for May, June and July. Benefits are on an EBT card (works like a debit card) that allows the purchase healthy food for the summer.
Participation in this program will have no impact on other government assistance that you and your child receive. Once approved, Summer EBT cards will be mailed to the address provided along with a
list of participating stores and a food card (shopping list) that will help you identify
approved food items.
Families with questions can call Cherokee Nation SEBTC at (539) 234-3265 or (800)
256-0671 ext. 5589 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with questions.
Pre-K Enrollment begins March 1st 2021 at the Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt campuses. You will need: proof of recidence, birth certificate, updated shot record, CDIB card, if applicable.
No in person enrollment at this time. Completed packets may be returned to school sites or drop box (east side of the building) located at 405 SW 1st Street.
918-825-1255 405 SW 1st Street www.pryorschools.org
Congratulations to Jefferson on being one of three Oklahoma Schools of Character!
Pryor Elementary STEM Labs would like to thank GRDA for their generous grant to add more hands on learning opportunities for our students!