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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Missoula Coming THIS SUMMER!!!

Missoula Summer Theatre Camp
at Historic Ritz Theatre
Monday-Saturday, June 8-13

A fun, yet focused and mission driven 6-day theatre camp which will culminate in two public performances of a full-blown musical production of ALADDIN. Featured will be 60 adorable characters in this professionally directed Missoula Children’s Theatre show – a role for each camp enrollee.

The FEE for the 2015 Missoula Summer Theatre Camp is $80. REGISTRATION is on a first-come-first-serve basis – beginning Monday, April 27 at The Ritz administrative office on Courthouse Square. Registration includes an ALADDIN T-shirt and two complimentary tickets to one of the public performances.

Maximum camp enrollment is 60 kids, and strictly limited to just 16 kids ages six to seven AND 44 kids ages eight to fourteen. Camp hours are 8:00 am to 12:30 pm daily Monday-Friday, and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 13 due to the two public performances of ALADDIN at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on The Ritz stage. Role auditions and character assignment will be the first camp session.

Camper’s Name: __________________________________________________________
School: _____________________________________ Grade Fall ’15:____________
Parent’s Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________
Parent’s Mobile #: _________________________________________________________
Parent’s Email: ___________________________________________________________
Payment: 1) Cash: ________________ 2) Check: _________________
3) Credit Card # ($3 Service Fee):_________________________
EXP:______________ CSC:_________


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Save Those Boxtops, PLEASE!

Believe it or not, every Boxtop is worth a dime. Although that doesn't seem like much, it adds up. Look at this receipt written for a check we got just for turning in box tops! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8

A note is going home today about this special week coming up. These favorites are here to help parents who want to buy something for this special week, but don't know what to purchase.  They are only suggestions.


Tammy Liner
My favorite DRINK, SNACK, BAKED GOODS: Powerade Zero, flavored water, chips and salsa, blueberry muffins.
My favorite flower or plant: Any
My most needed school supply: Clorox wipes and baby wipes.

Carrie Nabors
My favorite DRINK, SNACK, BAKED GOODS: Propel water, nuts, brownies, anything chocolate
My favorite flower or plant: ALL
My most needed school supply: Copy paper, Kleenex

Cari Wilson
Drink: Water, Decaf Coffee
Snack: Anything chocolate!
Baked Goods: Peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies
Flower/plant: Anything
Most needed School supply: Copy paper, tissues, Clorox Wipes

Roxanne Lamberth
My favorite DRINK, SNACK, BAKED GOODS: Diet Dr. Pepper, small Snickers, chocolate cake
My favorite flower or plant: petunias, Lantana
My most needed school supply: Clorox wipes and Lysol Wipes, copy paper, tissue, Expo Board Cleaner

Tracy Lambert- SPEECH
My favorite drink: Water
My favorite snack: M&M’s
My favorite baked goods: Cookies
My favorite flower: Daisies
My most needed school supply: Hand sanitizer

Selena Nelson
My favorite drink: Pepsi
My favorite snack: Reese's/Snickers
My favorite baked goods: Brownies
My favorite flower: Star Gazer Lilies & Gerber Daisies
My most needed school supply: Clorox wipes/ink cartridge HP# 56 or 57

Linda Haynes
Drink: Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi
Snack: Chocolate candy
Baked Goods: Cookies/brownies
My favorite flower or plants: I love all flowers
My most needed school supply - Red pens, Clorox Wipes, HP 61 color & b/w ink cartridges

Vanessa Cook –first Grade
My favorite drink: Water
Favorite snack: Banana chips or Skinny Cow Clusters
Favorite baked goods: Cheesecake or Gigi’s Wedding cake Cupcake
My favorite flower or plant: Roses or Carnations
My most needed school supply: Copy paper

Cheryl Norred-COUNSELOR
Favorite drink: Diet Mountain Dew
Favorite snack: Anything salty
Favorite baked goods: Chocolate or Lemon Cookies
Favorite Flower: Hydrangea
Most needed school supply: Black ink pens

Rhonda Nunn -Reading Coach
Favorite drink: Diet Sunkist
Favorite snack: Dark chocolate with nuts
Favorite baked goods: Strawberry pie
Favorite flower-Tulip/Gerber Daisy
Most needed school supply: Paper/ink

Julie Burel
Favorite drink: Water
Favorite snack: Chez-its
Favorite baked goods: brownies
Favorite flower-Gerber Daisies
Most needed school supply- Kleenex & Clorox Wipes

Kellie Payne
Favorite drink: Diet Coke
Favorite snack: Chez-its, Caramello candy bar, pistachios
Favorite baked goods: Brownies
Favorite flower-Daisies
Most needed school supply- Kleenex & Clorox Wipes

Teresa Brooks
Favorite drink: Coffee, water
Favorite snack: Nuts, Kettlecorn popcorn
Favorite baked goods: chocolate chip cookies
Favorite flower: Rose, Impatients, Hostas
Most needed school supply: dry erase markers, copy paper, wipes, and tissues

Kelly Davidson
Favorite drink: water and crystal light flavors
Favorite snack: Baked Lays, 100 Calorie Snacks
Favorite flower: Daisies, roses
School supply: copy paper, dry erase markers, wipes, tissues

Valerie Harris
Favorite drink: Flavored water, Lipton Peach Tea
Snack: Crackers-peanut butter/cheese, 100 calorie snacks
Baked goods: Blueberry muffins, cookies (anything good)
Favorite flower: Green plants
School supply: Copy paper

Andrea Taylor-Librarian
Favorite drink: Blue Powerade
Favorite snack: Chips & Salsa
Favorite baked goods: Muffins
Favorite flower: Sunflowers
School supply: HP 62 color & b/w ink cartridge, electric pencil sharpener

Reva French
My favorite drink: Dr. Pepper
Favorite snack: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite baked good:  Chocolate chip cookies
My favorite flower or plant: Green plants
My most needed school supply: Clorox Wipes

Chris Stephens
Favorite drink: Coke
Favorite snack or backed goods: Reese Cups/cheddar chips
Favorite plant: Muscadine Vine
Most needed school supply: Jump ropes

Bridget Belcher
My favorite drink: Water, Diet Coke
My favorite snack or baked good: Anything chocolate, but NO peanuts
My favorite plant: Anything that's not dead
Most needed school supply: Tissue

Gloria Thomas
My favorite drink: Mt. Dew
My favorite snack or baked good: Brownies & Chex Mix
My favorite plant: All flowers
Most needed school supply- White-Out & Post-It Notes

Monday, April 20, 2015

Last COOKIES AND CREAM Party of the Year

Hard work and plenty of reading earned this group of students a yummy party of cookies and ice cream. All students had to earn 75 points and have an 85% average in comprehension. Congrats to all. This will be the third party of the year. 💛

Thanks, R. L. Youngers!

These awesome students sold at least two boxes of chocolate to help the hardest working PTO fund the AR FIELD TRIP and end of the year AWARDS Day. Thanks to all who helped with this fundraiser. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"There's Gonna Be a Test"

The second grade did a play to help encourage our 3rd through 6th graders during State Testing (ACT ASPIRE) this month. Great job and good advice!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Register for Kindergarten Thursday, April 16th!

Kindergarten registration is always an exciting time for R. L. Young. We are happy to welcome our new students and assist parents in making this transition. The registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Parents may park in the front and enter by the office. The registration will take place in the auditorium located in the main building. 

Parents should bring the following documents:
*Certified Birth Certificate (must have state seal)
  Child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1
*Social Security card
*Blue Slip (shot record)
*Proof of Residence
  EXAMPLE: current utility bill (power, water, or gas bill) with    
  name and address

Driver's license, cable bills, telephone bills, or personal checks are not acceptable. 

At R. L. Young, a second day will be scheduled for new kinders to come and take a look around. Teachers will do a simple assessment with each child and take individual photos. Students and their parents will receive a tour provided by the school's 6th grade Ambassadors. 

Parents will be asked to sign up for a time slot for this day during registration. We think it is important to give children an opportunity to look around, meet the two teachers, and get excited about this fall!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

STATE TESTING 2015 SCHEDULE and Tips for Parents

Test dates for the ACT ASPIRE 

Wednesday, April 15: ACT ASPIRE Science test for grade 5 only

Tuesday, April 21: ACT ASPIRE Reading test for grades 3 through 6

Wednesday, April 22 : ACT ASPIRE Math test for grades 3 through 6

April 23 and 24:  All *make-ups should be completed by 2:00 p.m.

How parents can help:
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before tests.
  • Be sure your child arrives to school on time.
  • Provide breakfast or have child arrive in time to eat at school.
  • Student should have 2 sharpened #2 pencils.
  • Encourage your child to do his/her best on all parts of the test.
  • Plan a fun outing after testing to celebrate a job well done!
We look forward to sharing the results when school resumes in August! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Camellia Net Available

Give your child access to even more books through Camellia.

The Talladega Armstrong Public Library is a member of  Camellia Net - a website that allows patrons in Alabama libraries check out and download eBooks, audio books and music! All you need is a Talladega Armstrong Public Library card, internet access and an e-reader, tablet, computer, smartphone or other compatible device! 

To get started, you will need to download some software to your computer and/or compatible device.

  • For all e-readers except the Kindle, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions to your computer to transfer titles to your devices.
  • Many portable devices will use the OverDrive Media App which you can find in your App Store. – Get instructions here.
Now you are ready to borrow eBooks!
Need help using Camellia Net? Here are instructions to find, borrow and return items.

Log in and Search Camellia NetReserve an item on Camellia Net
Borrow Kindle ebooksEarly Return of Kindle ebooks
Borrow ebooks for all other devicesEarly Return of ebooks for all other devices
Borrow audio books and musicEarly Return of audio books and music

Monday, April 6, 2015

Attention, Pre-K Parents!

You may pick up the Pre-K applications from the Talladega City Board Office from 8:00 -3:00 each day.  They will be available until April 30, 2015.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Deadline for AR Program Quickly Approaching...

Two weeks left to qualify for AR prizes and trip!
                               April 16th

Trophy Competition Starts for 2nd Semester

Only 2 weeks to go....
Week 26: What is the secret, Mrs. Brooks? This is 4 weeks in a row! Congratulations...
Week 25: Mrs. Brooks and her super readers did it again!!
Week 24: Mrs. Brooks and her super readers held tight to the trophy and managed to keep it for another week with their 95.4 % comprehension average!
Week 23: Mrs. Brooks and her super first graders worked hard and took the trophy for the week with a 96% in comprehension. We are proud of all of our hard working students!
 Week 22: There is an upset at the schoolhouse! Mrs. Haynes and her awesome second grade readers took ownership of the AR Highest Comprehension Trophy. A 98.2% in comprehension is VERY IMPRESSIVE! EVERYONE keep reading.          
The AR program will end on April 16th, just 5 weeks away. 
Kudos to the boys for maintaining the Winners' Cup! (most boys on the Top 20 Board)
Week 21: YOU GUESSED IT...Mrs. Brooks is still holding the trophy and her students are loving the AR Program! 
Week 20: Mrs. Brooks' first graders are hanging on TIGHT! Congratulations on your 95% class comprehension level.
Week 19: Mrs. Brooks' first graders surprised everyone by taking the trophy to annex 1 and first grade. They are new to the AR program, starting after Christmas. Mrs. Brooks is a master at helping her students understand how AR works and the importance of reading the book and test questions carefully. Good job, First Grade!
Week 18: Mrs. French's awesome sixth graders grabbed the trophy from next door, Mrs. Lamberth's class. All of the UGA classes are working hard to maintain the trophy status!
The boys at R. L. Young still have ownership of the WINNERS' CUP!
Week 17: Mrs. Lamberth's students are on a roll! They managed to keep the trophy with a super
98. 7% average in comprehension. Everyone in the class did their part by testing.
The boys are also holding tight to the Winner's Cup! They had 12 boys listed on the Top 20 Board for the week.
 Week 16: Mrs. Lamberth's students snatched the trophy from next door, but it is cool that 6th grade still has it in their possession! Congratulations to Mrs. Lamberth's class, the sixth grade, and our UGA (Upper Grade Academy)!
The BOYS still have possession of the Winner's Cup! (Most boys on the Top 20 Board!)
Week 15: Mrs. French's Sixth Graders kick off the new semester by snagging the AR Highest Comprehension Average Trophy for last week.

The BOYS earned the WINNERS' Cup last week. "Let's go, girls!"

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Special Guests and Recognition at Honor Roll Assembly

R. L. Young was happy to receive an award from the Alabama Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. The Commission was represented by Acting Executive Director, Phil Holmes from Montgomery. He presented the plaque to Physical Education Coach, Chris Stephens.
Also, attending the assembly today were representatives from various entities who help make the purchase of new stage curtains possible. We appreciate Dr. Donna King, Talladega City School Superintendent, Chad Thomas with First National Bank of Talladega, Mrs. Marlene Moore, former student and avid supporter of R.L. Young, Mr. & Mrs. Peters, owners of Peters Enterprises, LLC, and Larry Barton, another former student of the school and Mayor of Talladega.
The assembly included recognition of A, A/B Honor Roll, A in conduct, Perfect attendance for the nine week period, and most improved/I improved my grades. Students who sold Tumblers to raise stage curtain money were recognized with a certificate. Here is a list of those participants:

Maeson Barnett
Bowie Blackwood
Kennedy Caballero
Quade Cobb
Nel'Javion Cole
Chloe Dates
Hayden Davis
Hunter Davis
Lhyani Dillon
Logan Ellis
Joshua Fegans
Taniyah Garrett
Emily Gray
Ean Gray
Marleigh Guinn
Emily Hall
Michael Hollis
Trent Hudgins
Braden Large
Carly layfield
Landry Liner
Blaire McDonald
Emi Nabors
Ethan Nabors
Ava Parker
Ethan Payne
Kadan Ponder
Takalyn Ragland
Jayden Rice
Alauna Richardson
Michelle Robinson
McKenzie Rose
Vandajia Storey
Seth Thrasher
Bland Tucker
Nora Whitworth
Kiera Williams
Isaac Wilson
Emma Wright
Thank you, students for doing your part to help. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Missing Your Doggie?

This pooch has been trying to come into the school for several days. If you know the owner, please let them know.