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Worth County Primary School The Lambs Yarn October 2012

Stacey Rutledge, Principal Cora Brettel & Jenny Worn, Assistant Principals

A Word from Mr. Rutledge : The key to every students success is the partnership between home and school. Parents, we encourage you to
communicate with your childs teacher throughout the school year. This communication helps parents to understand what is being taught in the classroom, ways to help students at home, and to communicate any concerns that might arise. Also, please make sure that you are reading the classroom newsletter that is sent home by your childs teacher. This newsletter will give you an idea of what your child will be working on for the coming week and any other important news from the classroom. I would like to thank everyone for all of the cooperation and support that is given to Worth County Primary. We all look forward to a wonderful productive school year.

Media Center News:

WCPS Storybook Pumpkin Decorating Contest Start collecting your money now! Every class at

WCPS has decorated a pumpkin to look like a storybook character. The pumpkins have been placed on display in the media center. Students (and parents, too) are able to vote on their favorite storybook pumpkin from October 9-19. The pumpkin that earns the most money will WIN!!! You may vote as much as you like. The winning pumpkins class will receive a big SURPRISE!!! (*All proceeds will help sponsor activities at WCPS.)

Homecoming Week: Worth County Schools will celebrate Homecoming Week October 15-19. WCPS will celebrate each day with the
following special days: Oct. 15 = Crazy Hair Day, Oct. 16 = Tacky Day, Oct. 17 = Camouflage Day, Oct. 18 = Favorite Teacher Day, Oct. 19 = RAM Spirit Day.

Counselors Corner:

Red Ribbon Week 2012 Worth County Primary School will participate in Red Ribbon Week October

22-26. This is a national celebration of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. To kick things off, students are encouraged to participate in the Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest. Posters are to be completed at home by the child with guidance from their parent(s). The theme should be any drug-free theme and should be written somewhere on the poster along with the childs full name, homeroom teacher, and grade. Posters should be no larger than (half) a sheet of poster board. Prizes will be awarded to 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd place in each grade. The deadline to turn in posters is Friday, October 12, and winners will be announced on Friday, October 26. Good Luck!!! Special days are planned for each day during Red Ribbon Week. Students may participate in the following activities: Oct. 22 = Peace Out Against Drugs Day (Wear peace signs or tie-dye clothing.), Oct. 23 = Wear Red Day (Wear red clothing.), Oct. 24 = Paws-itively Drug-Free Day (Donate pet food for Best Friends Humane Society.), Oct. 25 = Rams are Drug Free Day (Wear RAM shirts.), Oct. 26 = Our School Rocks Drug Free Day (Dress like a rock star.)

Help us promote a drug-free lifestyle!!!

Thank you to AgGeorgia Farm Credit for sponsoring our September 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 how to become a sponsor and dates of upcoming breakfasts.

News from Mrs. Singletary, WCPS Parent Involvement Coordinator : If you have any questions about events
going on at WCPS or would like some information to help provide academic support, please feel free to give me a call at (229)776-6879 or (229)776-8660, stop by the school for a visit, or drop me an email at tsingletary@worthschools.net .

Email Information Update:

I am very excited to let you all know that I am in the process of setting up the email syste m

for the parent(s)/guardian(s) of our students. I hope to have this set up very soon. If you havent signed up to receive emails about what is going on at our school, please fill out the Email Information Form and return to the school. If you have any questions about the email system or need a form, please give me a call. (See contact information listed above.)

Outdoor Classroom News: Edging installation help needed The Outdoor Classroom has received a Kiwanis
Foundation grant to install metal edging around the gazebo, in the Butterfly Garden, and around the Musical Playscape. We urgently need parents who could help install this product. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Mrs. Cary at mbcary@worthschools.net or Tonya Singletary at tsingletary@worthschools.net as soon as possible!! The annual Outdoor Classroom Coke Products Fundraiser begins October 19 and ends October 31. A case of 20 ounce bottles (packed 24 bottles per case) is available for only $15 per case! That is only 63 cents a bottle!! Look for information inside the order envelope in your students book bag on October 19. Prizes will be awarded to the top sellers. My Coke Rewards for Schools Worth County Primary is enrolled in My Coke Rewards. You can help our school earn free supplies by simply using Coke products. This includes Powerade! Just send in any My Coke Rewards Points you collect off of Coke products.

Harveys Hometown Rewards Program:

Our school participates in the Harveys Hometown Rewards Program. With the points we were

from this program we are able to purchase much needed school equipment and supplies at no cost to our school. We need your help. Please return your

Harveys Rewards Registration form with your Rewards Card number. We will be glad to enter your information for you. You can even go to our school website (wcps.worthschools.net) and register by clicking on the Harveys link. Once registered, all you have to do is have a Harveys cashier swipe your card every time you shop at any Harveys Supermarket.

Parent Website Information


Visit the Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center (Georgia PIRC) website for parent resources and other valuable information. www.georgiapirc.net

Dates to Remember:
10/9 -19 = Storybook Pumpkin Contest (Media Center) st 10/9 = End of the 1 9 Weeks 10/12 = Report Cards 10/15-19 = Homecoming Week GO RAMS!!! (See Calendar) 10/16 = Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00-5:00 (Early Release Day) 10/19 = Homecoming Parade 2:00 10/19-31 = Outdoor Classroom Coke Products Fundraiser 10/20 = Peter Pan Peanut Butter Peanut Festival (Downtown Sylvester) 10/23 = Parent Workshop: Why is Attendance Important? 10:00 & 5:30 10/22-26 = Red Ribbon Week (See Calendar) 10/31 = Good Citizen Breakfast 7:30 (By Invitation Only) 10/31 = Halloween

OCTOBER 2012

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T 2
Boy Scout Sign-Up Night 6:00-7:00

W 3

T 4
Back to School Night/PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00

F 5
Transportation Day (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

S 6

Teacher Workday (No School)

Storybook Pumpkin Contest Oct. 9-19 (Media Center)

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Report Cards

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15 Homecoming
Week Oct. 15-19

16 Parent-Teacher
Conferences 3:00-5:00 (Early Release Day) Tacky Day

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Homecoming Parade 2:00

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Peter Pan

Peanut Butter Peanut Festival


(Downtown Sylvester)

Crazy Hair Day

Camo Day

Favorite Teacher Day

RAM Spirit Day

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Red Ribbon

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Parent Workshop: Why is Attendance Important? 10:00 & 5:30 Wear Red Day

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Week Oct. 22-26 School Bus Safety Week Oct. 22-26 Peace Out Against Drugs Day

Paws-itively Drug-Free Day

Rams Are Drug Free Day

Our School Rocks Drug Free Day

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31 Good Citizen
Breakfast 7:30
(By Invitation Only) ***************

Nov. 1

Nov. 2

Nov. 3

Halloween