Sunday, September 28, 2014

Homecoming Week!

Students and Parents, 

Don't forget that next week is Homecoming Week at Eminence!  In honor of that, each day will have a different theme (If you can't see the theme for each day, click here to view it online).  Hope you all will participate! 
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Monday, September 29th


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Tuesday, September 30th

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Wednesday, October 1st

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Thursday, October 2nd

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Friday, October 3rd

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~Mr Piercey

Sunday, August 31, 2014

#StudentLoginInfo

Students and Parents,

I hope you all are enjoying your break!  Although, truth be told, I wish the weather were a little nicer.  Seriously, weather-man... rain over Labor Day weekend?

All of your child's teachers know that there are A LOT of logins/passwords/websites that she/he will need to remember throughout this year.  In this post is a list of most of them.

Yes, we will be sending home a printed copy of this on Wednesday, but I figured it would be a good idea to put a digital copy online for you all to see.  The good news is that once they log in to a site once, all of their passwords can be "auto-completed" for them in the future.

If you cannot see them in your email, click here.

Enjoy!

4th and 5th Grade Student Login Information ---- (For your refrigerator)

Student Email Address
Username: firstname.lastname@stu.eminence.kyschools.us -------  Password: “eis” followed by lunch number.
Example Username: robert.smith@stu.eminence.kyschools.us ------- Example Password: eis1459

Google Account Login/Password
First initial, Middle Initial, Last name @eminenceind.net
Password is “eis” then their lunch number, followed by an exclamation point
Example Username: rbsmith@eminenceind.net ------ Example Password: eis1459!

To sign up for "Remind" texts from your teacher...
Fifth Grade Parents
Text @eis5th to (502) 498-8737
Fourth Grade Parents
Text @eis4th to (502) 498-8737

Student Bank Logins. Parents: please check often!  Your child knows their login/password.
Miss Boothby’s Homeroom
Mrs. Newcomer’s Bank Login Page
Miss Noe’s Bank Login Page
Mrs. Wilson’s Bank Login Page

Dreambox Login
Go to bit.ly/eisdreambox in your web browser
Username: first name, last initial ------ Password: lunch number
Example Username: robertp ------ Example Password: 1459

Lexia Login
Username: first initial, middle initial, last name ------ Password: Lunch Number
Example Username: rbsmith ------ Example Password: 1459

Other Websites
Mr. Piercey’s Class Website
Miss Boothby’s Class Website
Mrs. Newcomer’s Class Website
Google Classroom
Login using your Google Account/Password
Google Drive
Login using your Google
Account/Password
Haiku Learning


Enjoy the rest of your mini-break!

~Mr Piercey

Monday, August 25, 2014

Here we go!



It's hard to believe that we're almost done with our first month of school.  I just wanted to say a huge "THANK YOU" for all of the kindness you have shown me since I arrived here at Eminence.

A few calendar reminders for these next couple of weeks:

Students, don't forget about your Multiplication Project that is due on Wednesday!  Parents, if you have not seen the assignment yet, it is available to view at any time via Google Classroom.  Just go to classroom.google.com (we go there every day in class) and have your child log in with their account.  Their account is there first initial, middle initial, last name @eminenceind.net.  Their password is eis, their lunch number, followed by an exclamation point!

Parents, don't forget that there is NO SCHOOL for students on next Monday or Tuesday (September 1st and 2nd).

Have a great week!

Thanks,

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What a Great First Week!

Students and Parents,

I hope you all had a great first week back of school here at Eminence.  I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who's been so welcoming during my first week here, too.   It's been a hectic (but great) week!

Parents, I wanted to make sure I passed along some important information regarding how you all can keep track of your child's progress and work in mathematics this year.  All of the 4th and 5th grade team will be sending home a paper copy of this information next week, but here are some different ways that you can stay up to speed of what's going on this year in class:

Your child has a private "Google Account" created for them that gives them free/secure access to any website that has a "Sign in with Google" option.  We've practice logging in a few times at school, but they can also login at home as well.

Your child's Google Account is their first initial, middle initial, last name @eminenceind.net.

Their password is "eis", followed by their lunch number, and then an exclamation point.

A made up example of a login/password would be:

login: rbsmith@eminenceind.net 
password: eis4920!

Many of your child's teachers will be using Google Drive (drive.google.com) this year.  Feel free to check that website occasionally with your child's login to see what they've been creating. Please note: There's not much there right now because we're just getting started!  :-)


Your child also has a (pretend) bank account that we created for them.  They can use their "money" to purchase items/privileges in their classes this year, and each homeroom teacher has a different webpage for their students.  Also, they access their bank accounts just about every day at school, so they should know their logins and passwords.  Parents, please check these as often as you'd like!

Student Bank Login Webpages

Ms. Boothby’s Homeroom Bank
9837.mykidsbank.org/

Mrs. Newcomer’s Homeroom Bank
10017.mykidsbank.org/

Ms. Noe’s Homeroom Bank
9849.mykidsbank.org/

Mrs. Wilson’s Homeroom Bank


We're also trying out a free teacher to student texting service called "Remind" as an additional way that we'll be communicating with you all this year.  To sign up for it, just do the following:


Fifth Graders
Text the message @eis5th to the phone number (502) 498-8737

If you haven't signed up yet, please do so ASAP as we'll be using it to "Remind" you all of important dates, field trips, and announcements. Students, if you have a cell phone, you can sign up as well! And no, it won't let you text your teachers back! :-)

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Lastly, if you haven't done it yet, please sign up to receive these blog post updates in your email.  To do that, just CLICK HERE and type in your email address.  Also, if you are viewing this in your email and you can't see the images in this post, just click here to view it in your web browser.

Important: I have found that sometimes these will ocassionally get sent to your spam inbox.  Please check there the first couple of weeks and mark it "not as spam" just to be on the safe side!  :-)

Thanks, everyone!  Please don't hesitate to email me at donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us if you have any questions.

Thanks,

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welcome to the Fifth Grade!

Students and Parents,

Greetings! My name is Donnie Piercey. I will be a new fifth grade mathematics teacher here at Eminence during the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to this, I taught 4th-5th grade for seven years at Simmons Elementary School in Woodford County. I currently live in Lexington with my amazing wife and two kids.

It hope it goes without saying that I am pumped for this upcoming school year! One of my personal goals is to make math relevant again for all of my students, and I’ll be doing that by giving your child the opportunity to make and create projects as much as possible.

I’m also a believer in implementing technology across the curriculum, and will be using it very heavily this upcoming school year. With that in mind, if you ever want to see what’s going on in my classroom, please visit my website at www.mrpiercey.com (Make sure you spell my last name correctly. It has a hidden “e” at the end of it!) Also, if you haven’t done so already, please type your email address in the box on the top right which says, “Subscribe!”. That way, anytime I make a new post about a topic or assignment, you’ll get it sent directly to your email.


This year will be a great one. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me whenever you have a question or a concern, either. Email works best (donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us), but sending a note or calling the school is perfectly alright as well. Thanks!

The countdown continues for the first day of school, let's make it a great one!
~Mr Piercey
Google Certified Teacher
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey