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GROWING LEADERS EVERY DAY!
Our school is proud of the traditions, high expectations, and inviting atmosphere that make it a good place to learn and grow.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Can't Help Falling In Love with R L Young...Extravaganza Video 2009

Hey! Didn't make it to the Parent Extravaganza? Check out the video used to showcase our school.........Can't Help Falling in Love with R. L. Young!

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Our classy display emphasized the strong parent and community involvement, super faculty and staff, exemplary test scores, and beautiful buildings and grounds. A special draw to the table was a great Elvis look-a-like...THANKS...Coach Stephens.

Representing R. L. Young and the district during the information sessions was Becky Armstrong and Valerie Harris. They presented along with high school teacher, Carolyn Connor on how parents can "get and stay" connected with their child's progress.

Just a good place to learn and grow.

Native American Totem Poles and Kochina Dolls

Fifth grade students, under the direction of 5th and 6th grade Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Shirley, did a wonderful job creating totem poles representing their families or making Kochina dolls.

Often times, just reading about or looking at pictures won't stick in the mind of a child. But a hands-on project creates a memory forever.

These types of assignments can only occur when there is substantial parent support at home. At Young this is just what our students have.

So hats off to our students and parents! You did an awesome job!! Great teamwork...

Always creating memories at R. L. Young!

Smokey the Bear Visits YOUNG

Everyone is America can finish the line, "Only YOU can prevent __________ (Forest Fires). Smokey made a surprise visit to the school to share important information with our k-2 students.

Mr. Layfield and other employees came to share the role that children must play in preserving our forests and woodland. Dakota is helping demonstrate the garments that must be worn when putting out forest fires.


Thank you, Smokey and Friends for visiting our school! We will do our part.

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Great Comments about R L Young Lunchroom

Additional Guest comments from National School Lunch Week:

Enjoyed eating lunch with my grandchildren. Ken Tipton

Very good. I like the set up for parents to eat with the children. Holly Bradford

The lunchroom is decorated so pretty. Chenella Taft

Food very good--Staff friendly, very clean. Dottie Braswell

Great Lunch-Friendly Staff. James Braswell

Very family-like...I appreciate that! Paula Smith

Neat Atmosphere. Andy Smith

Lunch room ladies do a great job! Regina Parton

Much better than I had as a child. Adam Pennington

R. L. Young is great! The workers are great and treat the children very nice. Lisa Bonner

wonderful cafeteria. Anonymous

Would like to have lunch more often. Traci Sims

The quality of food has certainly improved since I went to school. Martha Smith

Very enjoyable and looked very clean. Rick Robinson

We enjoyed the whole experience very much! Stephanie Robinson

WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL. Joey Liner

PRINCIPAL Ready to PARTY!


Dear R. L. Young students,



I am ready to party with pizza and YOU! There is only one problem...I need at least 10 party participants. I currently have 4 students who have reached 75 points AND at least 85% in comprehension. Please take your time when reading, savor each book you read, and THINK before you click your answer choice.

I'll see you in the conference room! Just follow with your nose the smell of hot PIZZA!



Sincerely,



Mrs. P. Thomas

Your Principal

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A New Face at YOUNG

Welcome, Tanesha Braxton to R. L. Young. She is a student at Alabama State University and is majoring in education. As all educators know, the last step for education majors is STUDENT TEACHING. Ms.Braxton has spent the past six weeks with Mrs. Vincent, a second grade teacher at Young. Presently, she is serving with Mrs. Harris, one of our fourth grade teachers.

R. L.Young is especially proud of her because she is a former student of the school and one of our parents. I have fond memories of having Ms. Braxton in class, remembering her as dedicated student and sweet child. We are proud to have her honing her teaching skills at the school. She will make a fine teacher.

Ms. Braxton and her daughter, Tra-Ni'jah.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fun, Fun, Fun for Family and Friends!


Come join R. L. Young for plenty of fun at our annual Fall Festival on October 27th from
5 to 8 pm.
Here's just a sample of what we have planned for you....
Purchase treats and sing karote in the lunchroom
Tour the STAGE OF FRIGHT,
Go for a hayride,
Bounce in the jumping house,
Play bingo,
Put someone in jail,
Participate in the costume contest
Get your face painting
Stroll in the cake and toy walk
Have your halloween picture taken
AND SO MUCH MORE!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A letter to Faculty and Staff

October 19, 2009
Dear Faculty and Staff,
Thank you for the very thoughtful cards and generous gifts I received on Bosses' Day. But it is I who should be thanking you for the wonderful job you do every day. This self-motivation that you each possess touches me and the tenderness I witness as you teach, care, and reach even the unreachable is amazing.
I am blessed to have the best, most dedicated employees. Everyday you go above and beyond to make every moment count with our students. Thank you for making R. L. Young a good place to learn and grow.
Y.E.S. (Young Elem School) Simply the best!
Sincerely,
P.Thomas
Principal of R. L. Young

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Great Job, Fifth Grade

National School Lunch Week...a success!

R. L. Young really enjoyed having 110 visitors this past week during National School Lunch Week. Visiting family members were greeted with a brightly decorated lunchroom emphasizing the theme, "All-Star School Lunch". Students, faculty, and staff benefit daily from the great food, terrific service, warm courtesy, and awesome appearance of our lunchroom and staff. It was nice to showcase the work of this SUPER LUNCHBUNCH crew to others.

Our NAC Committee (Nutrition Advisory Committee) distributed surveys to gain information about how the Child Nutrition Program was perceived by our parents. We are proud to share the results! (DRUM ROLL, PLEASE...)

98% OF GUESTS SURVEYED RATED OUR LUNCH PROGRAM GOOD OR EXCELLENT!

100 % OF GUESTS SURVEYED RATED THE COURTESY, APPEARANCE OF LUNCHROOM, AND SERVICE OF WORKERS GOOD OR EXCELLENCE!



98% OF GUESTS SURVEYED RATED THE FOOD SERVED AT R.L. YOUNG GOOD OR EXCELLENT!


Comments from guests:
Thank you! Kristyn Strickland

"Great job!" Ashley Williams

"Always great!" Joey Peters

"Keep up the great work and keep the friendly smiles coming!" Tracey Bentley

"Great!" Brandie Martin

"Lunchroom is always clean. Staff always helpful and friendly." Renee Humphrey

"Love eating here. Best sweet tea ever!" Amanda McKinney

"We love you!!!" Amy Grogan

"Excellence food and service-as usual! Thanks!" Alicia Holbrook
Thank you, R.L. Young Lunchroom manager, Sheryl Gaither for your leadership. Your staff does a great job everyday. You touch everyone with your kindness, dedication, and thoughtfulness.



WE APPRECIATE YOU!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October is Parent Involvement Month

October is PARENT INVOLVEMENT MONTH, but at R L Young we encourage parents to be involved all year long. One of the events at the school is the celebration of National School Lunch Week! Our school has been a buzz with parents coming to grab a quick bite and soak up some time with their child.

It is a true treat for a child to have his/her parent(s) dine with us. It is also beneficial to the parent because they can meet their child's friends, talk with the teacher, and see the student in their school environment.
The rest of this week's lunch schedule is as follows:
WEDNESDAY...1ST AND 4TH GRADE
THURSDAY...KINDERGARTEN AND 2ND GRADE
FRIDAY...5TH GRADE
We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Has Come to R. L. Young!



There is evidence that fall has arrived at R. L. Young! Mrs. Diane and Mrs. Melon have decorated the hallways and doors.

Even the children have played a part in the decorating efforts.


Of course, our LUNCH BUNCH always helps to make the school lunchroom festive!








Don't forget that on OCTOBER 27th, R. L. Young will host the annual Fall Festival from 5 until 8 pm.
Plan to have supper, play bingo, go for a hayride, visit the STAGE OF FRIGHT, and so much more!
If you would like to assist with the festivities, please contact the school at 315-5888. Teachers will be sending home sign up information to man booths or games. Workers are needed and your help is appreciated.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Clear Message!

Recently students were surprised to find a new banner hanging in the lunchroom...THE BEST STUDENTS IN THE WORLD ARE LEARNING HERE! The message is clear---We believe in our students and appreciate what they bring to school each day!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lucky TOP DOGS!

These two kindergarten students won the TOP DOG caps for the 1st six weeks. Congratulations! Woof, Woof! GO TOP DOGS!

Friday, October 9, 2009

AMBASSADORS 2009


If you visit R. L. Young in the mornings, you will likely find these awesome Ambassadors busy at work serving the school is a variety of ways. From the TOP ROW: Kaitlyn, Amber, Libby, Gabe, ROW TWO:Tristan, Connor, Chelsey, and BOTTOM ROW: Alivia, Brittany, Grayson, Al, and Raven.

The Ambassadors still manage to have fun! Thanks for your service to R. L. Young!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

National School Lunch Week Coming Up!

National School Lunch Week is coming to R. L. Young on October 12th - 16th. During this week students all over the country will be joining child nutrition employees in celebrating this exciting event. The theme this year is "All Star School Lunch". The menus will be those we offer in school each day. Please make plans to visit for lunch. We look forward to seeing you!
The schedule is as follows:
MONDAY....3RD GRADE
TUESDAY...6TH GRADE
WEDNESDAY...1ST AND 4TH GRADE
THURSDAY...KINDERGARTEN AND 2ND GRADE
FRIDAY...5TH GRADE
Thank you for your continuing support of the child nutrition program.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2009 Sixth Graders Donate Trees to Campus


Last spring, our sixth graders decided to collect funds and donate trees to the new annex, which houses the fifth and sixth grade classes. This week a plaque was added to complete the generous support of our school and campus. Each day as students and teachers enter and leave the double doors of our newest building, they are reminded of a special group of students.
We miss you!!

Book Fair Coming to R. L. Young

Kentavious and Mya are excited about the upcoming Book Fair at R. L. Young beginning October 12th through October 15th. A flyer was sent home earlier to allow students to look over it before the fair and to save their money!

For an additional shopping opportunity with your child, visit the library on Oct. 13 from 5 to 6 pm. before the PTO meeting. The Fair will be open for viewing and books may be purchased.