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

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Beautiful New Look and Wonderful Thing to Do

Great article in the Daily Home today featuring one of R. L. Young's finest....Caitlyn L., a fifth grader for the upcoming year. Caitlyn probably had the longest hair in the school, but decided to donate it to someone who needed it. Beautiful new look and a wonderful thing to do. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

R. L. Young Wants to Go Green

Check out what one school did to become "green". R. L. Young students have expressed an interest in recycling.
If you know how or where we can recycle the plastic water bottles from the lunchroom, please comment to this post. 
It needs to be local, if possible.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Great Dads at R. L. Young


Quotes for our R. L. Young Dads
Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again. ~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  ~Clarence Budington Kelland

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass."  "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We're raising boys."  ~Harmon Killebrew

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~Lydia M. Child,Philothea: A Romance, 1836

Mark Your Calendars for our 2010 MEET and GREET

Meet and Greet at R. L. Young
August 5, 2010

We are sharing this information so you can put this special date on your calendar. Each grade level is responsible for meeting with parents. There are varying needs depending on the age of the student so follow the time schedule below to meet your child's teacher and allow your child a glimpse of their new classroom (if the accompany you). 

PTO officers will be available in the lunchroom to sign you up as a PTO member ($5 per family covers everyone). You may also order the new 2010 school t-shirts featuring the winning logo design by Kevin Williamson.

You may pay for your child's lunch at this time, too. 

3:30- 4:00 Mandatory Title One Meeting with Parents
After the mandatory Title One Meeting, parents are invited to participate in the various MEET and GREET sessions.

meet first in library      
Meet with parents in library
Parents go to classrooms, then to library
3rd Grade
Meet in individual classrooms
4th Grade 
Meet in lunchroom first, then to classrooms
Upper Grade Academy 
(grades 5 & 6)   
meet with parents (in auditorium)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Already Bored? Try these...

Kids already bored now that school has been out a couple of weeks?

Consider these sites that are free and fun:

OR just grab a great book, sit under a tree, and READ! 

To Donate or Purchase?

Many parents like to purchase supplies during the summer to have when the new school year begins. Our teachers, especially in the lower grades make it convenient for parents by offering to purchase the items for them! Teachers do not pay sales tax so this is a savings for all. Many of our teachers have limited storage space and like to purchase as they need things. Either way our children always have what they need to be success.
To access the lists, click on the link below:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Last 75 Point AR Party of the YEAR

YES, the principal loves to party with kids who love to read. Check out this group.......they reached the 75 point mark and got an invite to chow down on PIZZA! A special thanks to CUSTOM PIZZA for supplying the delicious eats. 

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Personal Note

Thursday, June 10, 2010
*This post by Ralph Marston is particularly meaningful to me. Often I have people mention that I am always working, they see my jeep at the school after dark, I have "school on the brain", etc. Although it is sometimes difficult for my family to understand, work for me, especially my position at R. L. Young is challenging, but even more rewarding. I am blessed with the best faculty and staff, students that come to school to learn, and parent and community support. Because of all of these factors, I have the freedom to focus on things such as motivating students, recognizing achievements of adults and children, and making the learning environment a better place to be. So thank you for allowing me to post on a personal note and serving as principal of the best school ever!

Meaning in the Effort
Because there is darkness, light has value. Because of the challenges, the rewards have meaning.
The essence of great art is in the authentic physical, mental and spiritual effort that creates it. If it were easy, instant and free, no one would care about it.

When the path becomes steep, that's no reason to despair. For it means you are making progress and nearing the top.

Do you find yourself wishing that life could be easier? Take that as your prompting to go out and make it more meaningful.

Because a life free of effort is not really what you want. What you really want is for every effort to bring a meaningful sense of fulfillment.

When your purpose is clear and honestly you, everything is an opportunity. Feel the beauty of that purpose, and eagerly greet whatever may come.

-- Ralph Marston

Read more:

Good Citizens of the Year Picnic 2010

Very proud of all of YOU! 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bemiston Baptist Church Luncheon

Click on the blue link to view R. L. Young's wonderful luncheon on May 28th hosted by Bemiston Baptist Church Luncheon. It's nice to be loved!

Thank you all so much......

100 Smackers!!

Congratulations to Breanna R., a first grader at R. L. Young. She was the top seller in our Christmas fundraiser. Her reward.....100 dollars. Happy shopping! 

**All profits from this fundraiser benefited our auditorium restoration project.