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Worth County Primary School

The Lamb’s Yarn November 2012


Stacey Rutledge Cora Brettel & Jenny Worn
Principal Assistant Principals

A Word from Mr. Rutledge: We are all excited about how the year is going here at WCPS. We have entered the
month of November and our students and teachers are working very hard. I want to thank everyone for their support and
participation during our Story Book Pumpkin Contest. We had many creative pumpkins displayed in the media center, and it was
very hard to choose a favorite. Our annual Colonial Day/Native American day is scheduled for Nov. 20. As the date of this activity
approaches, we will be sending information home with our students. Again, thank you all for your support and participation
here at WCPS.

WCPS Veterans Day Program: The 2012 WCPS Veterans Day Program will be held on Friday, November 9 th. It
will begin at 8:15 in the Lamb’s Corner Café. Please remember that reservations were made in advance for this special event. We
are asking that all students wear red, white, and blue on this date.

Counselor’s Corner: The counselors at WCPS have just completed a busy October! Red Ribbon Week was held October
22 -26th. A pet food drive was held during this week, and we were able to give the Best Friends Humane Society lots of pet food!
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November is going to be a busy month, too! Guidance will be taught by Mrs. Smith October 29 th - November 9th. Good
Touch/Bad Touch classes will be taught in December. Permission forms for Good Touch/Bad Touch classes will be sent home at
the end of November. Please be sure to sign and return to your child’s teacher. A Christmas Food Drive will begin on Novemb er
12th. Canned goods and other non-perishable items will be collected and used to restock local food pantries that provide food for
needy families. The next Good Behavior Celebration will be held December 10 th. Please encourage your child to do their best at
school so that they can attend this special celebration at the end of the 9 weeks. Thank you so much for your help and
participation. Mrs. Bartley and Mrs. Smith, WCPS Counselors

News from the Parent Involvement Coordinator: I hope November finds all of our WCPS families doing well. I
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hope to see many of you at the Parent Workshop, “Back to Basics,” scheduled for 10:00 on Friday, November 16 , here at WCPS.
We will be covering basic skills that all students need from the start of school in order to be a successful student. If you have
questions about the workshop, would like to request an educational Take-Home packet, or need information about our school,
please contact me, Mrs. Tonya Singletary, at (229)776-6879, tsingletary@worthschools.net, or by sending a note in your child’s
agenda. It is a joy to be your “go-to” person for educational needs here at WCPS. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia. November 15, 2012, is National Parent Involvement Day!
According to the Georgia Department of Education, here are a few ways you can be an ENGAGED/INVOLVED parent:
1. Volunteer at school. 2. Keep in touch with the school. 3. Express high educational expectations. 4. Attend school
meetings, functions, and events. 5. Make school important. 6. Be seen at school. 7. Visit your school’s website .
(wcps.worthschools.net) 8. Participate in workshops that are offered. 9. Provide a rich learning environment at home.
10. Drop in on after school or extracurricular activities.

Native American Day/Colonial Day: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, will be an exciting day for K-2nd. The students
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will be participating in Native American Day (K & 2 ) and Colonial Day (1 ). Some volunteers will be needed for this fun and
educational experience. If you are willing and able to volunteer at this event, please contact your child’s teacher or call (229)776-
6879 to leave your name and number. A well-balanced school needs a good dose of parent involvement. Please help us fill this
need by being a parent volunteer at WCPS.

Thank you to Langdale Chevrolet for sponsoring our October 2012 Good Citizen Breakfast!!!! If you
know of a business that would like to sponsor or help sponsor one of the WCPS Good Citizen Breakfasts this year, please notify
Mrs. Tonya Singletary at (229)776-6879 or (229)776-8660. She will be glad to provide information about our upcoming
breakfasts.
Did You Know…? Good health is in your hands! According to the Georgia Department of Human Resources/Division of
Public Health, washing your hands is the simplest and most effective thing you can do to reduce the spread of colds, flu, ski n
infections and diarrhea. To learn more about how to stop the spread of germs, please visit http://health.state.ga.us.

Dates to Remember:
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11/4 = Daylight Saving Time Ends (Fall back one hour.) 11/20 = Native American Day (K & 2 Grade)
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11/9 = Progress Reports go home 11/20 = Colonial Day (1 Grade)
11/9 = Veterans Day Program 8:15 11/21-23 = Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)
11/12 = WCPS Food Drive Begins 11/22 = Thanksgiving Day (Happy Thanksgiving)
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11/12 = Kolomoki Mound Presentation (2 Grade) 11/28 = Good Citizen Breakfast (by invitation only)
11/12-12/14 = Toy Drive for Christmas Clearinghouse 12/4 = WCPS Chorus Concert & PTO Meeting 7:00
11/16 = Parent Workshop: “Back to Basics” 10:00 12/10 = Good Behavior Celebration 2:00
11/21 = Pick-Up for Coca-Cola Truckload Sale 3:00-6:00 12/17-1/1 = Christmas Break (No School)

November 2012
S M T W T F S
Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 Veterans Day 10
Daylight Saving Picture Day Program
Time Ends 8:15
(Fall back one
hour.) Progress
Reports
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
WCPS National Parent
Food Drive Parent Workshop
Begins Involvement “Back to Basics”
Day 10:00
18 19 20 Native 21 22 23 24
Pick-Up American Day Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
for & Break Break
Coca-Cola Colonial Day (No School) (No School)
Truckload Sale
3:00-6:00
25 26 27 28 29 30 Dec 1
Good Citizen
Breakfast
(by invitation only)

Dec 2 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 8


WCPS Chorus
Concert
&
PTO Meeting
7:00