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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year Resolution

Happy New Year from R.L. Young
As I am sitting here counting down the time we have left in 2015, I am starting to think of what my resolutions will be for the new year. Have you started making that list yet? If not I am going to encourage you to add to the top of your list to be more involved in your child or grandchild's school. We have great support from parents and grandparents at our school but imagine how much more we could accomplish if we worked together even more. 

How can you be involved at our school:

1. Are you a member of PTO? PTO meets once a month and can always use more volunteers. PTO does a lot for R.L. Young! The Spring will be busy so make sure to come to our next meeting to see how you can help out. 

2. Volunteer in the classroom. Set up a time with the teacher that you can come in once a week or once a month. Teachers always need an extra hand. You could help a group with reading, be a guest reader, help with arts and crafts, bring in snacks, help with computers and technology, talk to the class about your job or a talent you have, etc. Not only can you help in the classroom, volunteer in the school library media center. There is always things that need to be done there or kids that need help picking out a good book! 

3. Field Trips. Field trips and educational trips have become important means of giving children diverse experiences in the community. Without parent chaperons, these trips may not be possible. If you are able to volunteer, you will probably be responsible for a particular group of children. 

4. Build something. We are always looking for ways to beautify our school grounds. We would love to have some things built around the school or rooms painted. (If anyone wants to paint the library, I am all for it!)  

There are many more ways you can be involved! Something as simple as leaving snacks for the teachers to tell them you appreciate their hard work goes a long way! We would love to see mom, dad, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, anybody involved with our school. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December Good Citizens

Nyhira, Cadence, Ansley, and Danica

Ean, Bayley, Grayson

Addie, Adelaide, Xavier, Joshua, Shavaria, and Jayden 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Top Checked out books @ Young for 2015

Hard Luck #8

The wait is over! The top library book at R.L. Young is.......................... Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck #8. Students checked this book out 83 times from January to December.

Right behind was Big Nate On a Roll by Lincoln Peirce. For 2015, students checked out 12,891 books total! Wow, that is a ton of reading. I am so proud of them for taking the time to read, which only makes them smarter.

Top Books at Raymond L. Young 
TitleAuthorCall #Circulations
1.Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck # 8 Kinney, Jeff.F KIN83
2.Big Nate on a roll Peirce, Lincoln.F PEI74
3.Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mecha-monkeys from Mars Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL64
4.Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL60
5.Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the voodoo vultures from Venus Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL58
Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth # 5 Kinney, Jeff.F KIN55
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the mutant mosquitoes from Mercury Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL52
Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever #6 Kinney, Jeff.F KIN51
Big Nate out loud Peirce, Lincoln.F PEI46
Fancy Nancy : fanciest doll in the universe O'Connor, Jane.E O'CO46
Blue : seeing blue all around us Schuette, Sarah L.535.6 Sch45
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the Jurassic jackrabbits from Jupiter Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL45
Big Nate : from the top Peirce, Lincoln.F PEI44
Big Nate strikes again Peirce, Lincoln.F PEI41
Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life Russell, Rachel Renee.F RUS39
Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All Russell, Rachel Renee.F RUS39
Happy Easter, Little Critter. Mayer ,MercerE MAY37
Tales from a not-so-talented pop star Russell, Rachel Renee.F RUS36
Abandoned Insane Asylums Williams, Dinah.362.2 wIL35
Ocean life beneath the crystal seas. Cox, Ted.REF 551.46 COX35
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the stupid stinkbugs from Saturn Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL35
Spooky cemeteries Williams, Dinah.133.1 WILL35
What do teachers do (after YOU leave school)? Bowen, Anne, 1952-E Bow35
Dork Diaries : Tales from a NOT-SO-Happy Heartbreaker Russell, Rachel ReneeF RUS34
Ride, Fly Guy, ride! Arnold, Tedd.E ARN33
The unfairest of them all Hale, Shannon.F HAL33
Captain Underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space... : the third epic novel Pilkey, Dav.F PIL32
Haunted houses Williams, Dinah.133.1 WIL32
Junie B., First grader toothless wonder. park, BarbaraF PAR32
Just a Snowman. Mayer, MercerE MAY31
Just me in the tub Mayer, Gina.E May31
Red : seeing red all around us Schuette, Sarah L.535.6 Sch31
Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 Pilkey, Dav, 1966-F PIL30
Junie B. Jones is (almost) a flower girl. Park, BabaraF PAR30
Just a Piggy Bank. Mayer, Mercer & GinaE MAY30
Just Fishing with Grandma. Mayer, MercerE MAY30
Just Say Please. Mayer, Mercer & GinaE MAY30
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad. Mayer, MercerE MAY30
The Storybook of Legends Hale, Shannon.F HAL30
Captain Underpants and the perilous plot of Professor Poopypants : the fourth epic novel Pilkey, Dav.F PIL29
Eva's treetop festival Elliott, Rebecca.F ELL29
Just a Thunderstorm. Mayer, Mercer & GinaE MAY29
Kid President's guide to being awesome Montague, Brad.158.3 MON29
Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of Tippy Tinkletrousers Pilkey, Dav.F PIL28
Haunted hotels Parvis, Sarah E.133.1 PAR28
If You Take A Mouse to School. Numeroff, LauraE Num28
Junie B. Jones and the mushy gushy valentime Park, Barbara.F PAR28
Junie B. Jones is not a crook. Park, BarbaraF PAR28
Junie B. Jones smells something fishy Park, Barbara.F PAR28
Miss Holly is too jolly! Gutman, Dan.F Gut28
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Community Meeting

The Talladega City Schools invites you to attend the second community meeting on the five year strategic plan. The meeting will give the opportunity for the Talladega City School's stakeholders (parents, students, business and community members) to give input for the development of the plan. The next meeting will be held at Talladega High School on December 10th, 2015 from 6:30-8:00.

1st grade Read Alouds

First grade students in Mrs. Lamberth's class like Saniyah are working to create videos of them reading a book they picked from the library. The student videos can be found on Mrs. Taylor, the librarians, school YouTube channel at

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Welcome Mrs. Freeman

Mrs. Freeman

We would like to introduce you to our new 4th grade teacher Mrs. Sylvia Freeman. Mrs. Freeman was born on June 25th in Pennsylvania, where she was raised. She says that's why you will hear her say "youins" instead of "y'all!" Some of her favorite activities include teaching, playing with her grand kids, and bible study.

Mrs. Freeman collects bibles and would love to visit Israel someday. Which is on her bucket list, very cool! She likes the color blue, sunflowers, and shopping at Kohl's and Target. Her favorite coffee drink is Starbucks' Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Mrs. Freeman has four children, six grandchildren, a wonderful husband, and two dogs. Her past teaching experience includes working in Florida and Virginia, as a teacher's aide at ASB, Head Start Teacher II, and guest relations at Shocco Springs.

Please let Mrs. Freeman know that we are glad to have her at Raymond L. Young.