GEORGETOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL January 2009 1516 King George Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419 ● 912-961-3475 ● Fax 912-961-3479 PTA Membership and are found on Campbell’s soups, Prego sauces, If you haven’t joined the PTA yet, please do; it only Pepperidge Farm products, Swanson broths and V8 costs $5.00. We keep $2.25 and send $2.75 to the products. State and National PTAs. The two dollars we keep doesn’t sound like much but it really goes a long way Parent University to help. Visit www.georgiapta.org for a list of benefits Parent University is a community collaborative, such as discounts at Honey Baked Ham, Barnes & sponsored by the Savannah Chatham County School Noble online and T-Mobile. System that supports families. This initiative encourages parent involvement and participation in the Thank you Food Lion! education of our community’s children and youth. Food Lion, one of our school’s business partners, Some of the class topics are: donated that beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby of Choosing The Best - How to talk to your child about the school. Thank you! sexual abstinence. Testing, Testing, 1,2,3, - Helping your child prepare to Put these dates on your calendar: Jan. 14th - Spelling Bee (9:30 am) pass standardized tests. Jan. 15th – Domino’s Dough Night Raising a Reader - Learn tips to help your child Jan. 19th – MLK Holiday (no school) develop reading skills. Jan. 27th - PTA Meeting (6:30 pm) Emotional Intelligence - Developing power over your Jan. 28th - Early release for students (12:15 pm) emotions. Feb. 1st-7th – Fat Joey’s Pizza Week COM - Computer Operating (in) Minutes. Box Tops and Campbell’s UPCs Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One. February is our last submission date for Box Tops this Knowing The Responsibility Level Of Your Child school year!! Please send in all Box Tops and Campbell’s UPCs that you have collected. We will The next session will be held Saturday, January 31st, need to clip, sort, and bundle them in January so we 2009 from 9 am – 1:30 pm at Savannah Arts can send them off in February so please send them in Academy, 500 Washington Ave., (912)201-5000. as soon as possible. Box Tops look like this: Everything is free including free childcare and free lunch. Character and virtue classes are available for youth. Magic Marc will be at the January session to provide entertainment for the children. Please call one of the following numbers to register or get further information: (912)507-8566, (912)201-2155, (912)395-1096. They are found on products such as General Mills cereals, Yoplait/Trix yogurts, Ziploc bags, Betty Note from the front office Crocker baking products, Hamburger Helper and many Be sure to keep your children's information updated more. For a complete list go to www.btfe.com all (i.e. phone numbers, address or employment). Let the about Box Tops participating products. office know of all changes promptly. Campbell’s UPCs look like: ******************************************* Still looking for a PTA President for the 2009/2010 school year. Call me with questions: Jenny Johnson @ 920-8588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. L.O.V.E. Mentoring Local Outreach Volunteer Educator mentors serve If you have a baby at home and a younger aged children in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools child at school, make sure he changes clothes and who need one-on-one help to achieve grade level washes up upon coming home from school before proficiency in reading and/or math. interacting with the baby. Dr. Lockamy, our school superintendent, and Dr. Lost and Found Buck, our school board president, strongly endorse the We had a large number of items in our lost and found L.O.V.E. program as a way to help our children and that were donated over the holidays. Please be sure to increase parent/family involvement at the same time. write your child’s name in all outerwear and on lunch boxes. Remind them to check in the cafeteria for any During tough economic times, volunteering is a great lost items way to give while not straining meager budgets. During the December Georgetown School Council meeting, Ms. Reid, our principal, outlined the AYP Web Sites (Adequate Yearly Progress) statistics. In the last www.sccpss.com Savannah school system site school year, 27.1% of eligible students did not make www.pta.org National PTA site AYP in math and 10.9% did not make AYP in www.georgiapta.org State PTA site Reading/English Language Arts. www.liveoakpl.org Library site www.btfe.com Box Tops site What does L.O.V.E. Mentoring involve? You will www.labelsforeducation.com Campbell’s website receive a short training session and tool kit. Then you will be assigned a student and you will come to the school for ~45 minutes, once per week to work with that student on math, reading, or both. Teacher Profiles Ms. Roberson: Ms. Roberson is a 3rd grade teacher We currently have 8 parents/grandparents etc. in the and this is her first year here at Georgetown. She has mentor program at Georgetown. two children; Ethan who is in PreK and Anna Grace who is in kindergarten. Her favorite book is “When I If you are interested, please fill out the attached form was Young in the Mountains” by Cynthia Rylant and and Mrs. Clary, our Georgetown site coordinator will her favorite movie is “Gone With the Wind”. She contact you. loves reading and watching TV and her favorite food is Italian. When she was a child she wanted to be a lawyer and her favorite toy was her Barbie and all it’s accessories. Her hometown is Murphy, North Carolina. She attended Tri-County Community College and Western Carolina University. RSV Ms. James: Ms. James is a PreK teacher here at Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a contagious viral Georgetown. She is from Savannah and attended disease that can lead to serious health problems— Windsor Elementary, Bartlett Middle, Windsor Forest especially for young children and older adults. High School, and Armstrong Atlantic State University. School-aged children who are infected with RSV and Her favorite book is “The Diary of a Shoe Addict” and have a mild upper respiratory tract infection, such as a her favorite movies are: “Pretty Woman”, “Steel cold, often introduce RSV into the home. Here are Magnolias”, and “Dirty Dancing”. She loves some suggestions for prevention of this and other shopping, scrap booking and eating pizza. Her contagious illnesses: favorite toys as a child were her Barbies, and she Do not send your child to school if he has a high always wanted to be a teacher. If she won $1000, she temperature. Check with the school nurse if would spend it on shoes (see favorite book ). She unsure. also has a pet dog named Daisy. Teach your child to cover his mouth when coughing or sneezing with the inside of his elbow. If he covers his mouth with his hand then he needs to wash or use sanitizer right away. Clean toys, doorknobs, phones and other surfaces with warm water and soap or disinfectant. Don’t kiss your child on the face or hands if you or he has a cold.