Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Mr. Jemison and guest workers quickly got carpets cleaned, floors waxed, the main building hardwood floors shiny, and clutter cleaned out. Teachers now have an improved workroom complete with helpful machines like the large laminator purchased by the PTO. Last year Mrs. Hope B. Allen began the process of creating a userfriendly workroom and we appreciate her getting the ball rolling.
Supporters have played an important part as well. Luke Thomas (my son) assembled the new outside benches and Mr. Guy Knight secured them to the ground. Mrs. Grogan helped touch up paint in the main hall, Mrs. Hodnett's granddaughters (Alayna and Kaleigh Pody) assisted with various tasks, and Mrs. Diane Gay delivered 50+ irises for planting. Another friend of R L Young, Mrs. Jana Hadley is working on a wonderful display for the revised AR program. Exciting things are happening!
Talladega City Schools Maintenance Department is to be commended for their tireless efforts to get the school ready. Mr. Ken Shirley and his crew got the trailors moved across the street to create adequate parking. Old textbooks were carried off and the parking lot was cleaned of debris. Mrs. Baker (CNP Director) ordered a new lunchroom serving line which the children will love. The district picked up the tab for a new lunchroom floor.
PTO showed their support by purchasing 4 additional benches and helped feed our guest workers this summer. Several officers met this summer to plan PTO meeting dates and events.
Other school needs at this point would include additional flowering plants for the front beds, someone willing to pull weeds from the front, planters to grace the outside doors of the old and new annex, and an electric blower to quickly clean our many walks. The 4 additional benches have not been assembled and we would love a handyman or woman to take care of this task (only 4 screws for each bench). Since our school is open to the street on all sides it is important to have everything looking good!
If you have suggestions or concerns about the school grounds, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), call the school, or post a comment.
If I left anyone out...just know you are appreciated!
First Grade Parents,
There is an error on the supply list for first graders. The wrong list was posted for this grade (SORRY!!) The teachers are requesting a $50 supply donation, if possible. Teachers do not pay sales tax and can buy in bulk which saves $. It also helps with storage since space is limited.
Please check later today and I will have the corrected supply list posted to the blog in case you wish to purchase.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
I appreciate the posted comment alerting me to this error.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Raymond L. Young's fifth graders from R. L. Young did just that in an essay assigned by Mrs. Nelson. The three winners are pictured above and their essays can be read below.
MOTHERS EVERYWHERE...I KNOW YOU WILL BE TOUCHED!
I received this letter (below) from Sawyer W.
Thank you for the wonderful surprise and treat of the AR field trip. It was very nice for you to do this for us. I know we will have a great time.
Mrs. V. Harris' class
The students and teachers did have a good time and we thank our PTO members for the support to make this financially possible for all goal reachers!
The Drive for the Kids national program was created in 1993 to help parents raise money for educational and student enrichment programs. It has been held at more than 5,000 school events, raised more than $2.8 million and conducted more than a half million test drives. Drive for the Kids combines a fundraiser for the school with an opportunity for parents to try out Dodge's newest crossover, the Dodge Journey. The program is a fun and easy way for schools to earn money to benefit students .
The door prize was a giant wolf donated by Connie Roberson, one of our favorite substitutes. The winner was Mrs. Tammy Liner, Kindergarten teacher at R. L. Young.