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Elbert County Pre-K Registration 2018/2019 School Year

Pre-K Registration will be held at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd 2018 between

8:00am-2:00pm. A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be eligible for the program.

 

Parents/Legal Guardians, along with your child, bring the following:

  • Child’s Certified Birth Certificate
  • Child and Parent Social Security Card
  • Child’s Current GA Immunization Record(3231)
  • Parent’s Current Utility Bill, and Current Lease/Mortgage with parent name and physical address.
  • Child’s Health Ins Card
  • WIC, TANF, Foodstamp Card (if applicable)
  • Household 2017 W-2 Forms or 2017 Income Tax Form 1040 or Current SSI Documentation

 

********Prepare to spend 1 1/2 hours registering********

Please call Jennifer Downer at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center (706-213-4400) if you have any questions.

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Elbert County Pre-K Registration 2018/2019 School Year

Pre-K Registration will be held at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd 2018 between

8:00am-2:00pm. A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be eligible for the program.

Parents/Legal Guardians, along with your child, bring the following:

  • Child’s Certified Birth Certificate
  • Child and Parent Social Security Card
  • Child’s Current GA Immunization Record(3231)
  • Parent’s Current Utility Bill, and Current Lease/Mortgage with parent name and physical address.
  • Child’s Health Ins Card
  • WIC, TANF, Foodstamp Card (if applicable)
  • Household 2017 W-2 Forms or 2017 Income Tax Form 1040 or Current SSI Documentation

********Prepare to spend 1 1/2 hours registering********

Please call Jennifer Downer at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center (706-213-4400) if you have any questions.

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Elbert County School District Employees and Parents Invited to Vote on 2018-2019 Academic Calendar

On January 22, 2018, the Elbert County School District will adopt an academic calendar for the 2018–19 school year.  We have created three calendar options and are seeking input from district employees and the parents/guardians of our students.    

Please take a moment to review the calendars and the information below, which summarizes the differences in each calendar.

 

Calendar Option 1

Calendar Option 2

Calendar Option 3

Calendar Comparisons

 

After reviewing the calendars, please go to the survey at  https://kwiksurveys.com/s/D777lj5K to cast your vote for the 2018-2019 academic calendar. Only one survey submission per person is allowed, and the survey will remain open through Tuesday, January 16.

 

Thank you for your input!

 

December Activities

Monday, December 4th: Visit From Ronald McDonald

 

Friday, December 8th: Polar Express Movie Field Trip

~ We must have a signed permission slip on file ~

~ Return Permission Slips & $5.00 Payment ~

~ Due to limited space Parents or Siblings are not allowed ~

 

Thursday, December 14th: Christmas Parties

~ Information Sent Home ~

 

Friday, December 15th: Christmas Programs

~ Classes: Seawright / Durrett / L. Brown / Turner / Almond will be performing at 8:30am.

~ Classes: Macris / Moon/ T. Brown / Daniels/ Mewborn will be performing at 10:00am.

 

Monday, December 18th: Early Release Day

Tuesday, December 19th: Early Release Day

~ Information has been sent home ~

 

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Thanksgiving Holidays

We would like to wish all of our students, parents and families a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

We will see you on Monday, November 27th, 2017.

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Red Ribbon Week

We will be celebrating being DRUG FREE/RED RIBBON WEEK starting on Tuesday, October 24th through Tuesday, October 31st. Each day we will celebrate being drug free by wearing a special item.

Tuesday, Oct. 24th Drug Free & Proud Wear RED SHIRTS

Wednesday, Oct. 25th: HIDING From Drugs - Wear Camouflage

Thursday, Oct. 26th: SOCKING it to Drugs - Crazy Socks

Friday, Oct. 27th: Too much SPIRIT for drugs. - BLC or EC Shirts

Monday, Oct. 30th: America Monday - Wear Red, White, Blue

Tuesday, Oct. 31st: Book Character Day - Dress as your favorite book character. 


SCARY COSTUMES COSTUMES WITH WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE ARE NOT ALLOWED.

 

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Specifications: 
1) Pumpkins will be displayed in our cafeteria. 
2) Judges will be from our Community & EC School System. 
3) Judging will held on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. 
4) Winner’s photos will be placed on School Website, Facebook & in the Local Newspaper.

Click for RULES and REGULATIONS 

 

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WILD WEST BOOK FAIR

In November we will have our yearly Scholastic Book Fair.  We have many exciting events planned during the week of November 6th-10th.  We hope you are able to join us and enjoy some quality time with your child.  You will pay for your meals/desserts the day of the event.  We ask that you complete the form attached and let us know how many are coming so we have an estimate of how many to prepare for. After enjoying your meal and time with your child, we encourage you to go to the book fair with your child. 

Click for a list of events:

                                                                                      

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Happy Birthday Pre-K

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Your Child’s in Pre-K Now What…

What: Pre-K Parent Meeting

When: Thursday, August 31st

Time: 6:00pm

Location: PJBLC Cafeteria

 

This meeting will give you the opportunity to ask questions and review school policies and procedures.

 

This meeting is for parents only, students do not need to attend. 

 

Door Prizes & Light Refreshments

 

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REMINDERS

* Send 2 towels with your child for nap time. We will send these home every other week to be washed. Please return them on Mondays.

* Make sure you have read, signed and returned the Student Handbook Forms.

* Check your child's folder everyday.

* Make sure your child has a change of clothes in their backpack.

* Sign up for our text based remind system. All you have to so is text @6hggf7 to the number 81010.

* If your child is wearing a dress or a skirt please allow them to wear shorts underneath the dress/skirt.

* Remember we do have a daily exercise program. Tennis Shoes prevent falls/slips and injuries. Flip flops, sandals and boots can cause injuries to your child.

* If your child has a medical condition, please talk with your child's teacher and or our school nurse, if you have not already.

 


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September is Attendance Awareness Month

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Research shows that two to four missed days in the first month of school can predict chronic absence throughout the year.

 

Click on the image above to view a video that offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school. The video also highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.

 

Thank you for partnering with us to improve attendance at all Elbert County schools!

Substitute Teacher Training To Be Offered In December

 

The Elbert County School District is interested in recruiting and developing high quality substitute teachers for its PreK-12 classrooms. The district will be hosting training for individuals interested in substitute teaching on Tuesday, December 12th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The training will be held in the Staff Development Room at the Board of Education Office. 

 

subThis training is for anyone that is not currently on the district's substitute teacher list. Trainers will discuss procedures and best practices for substitutes at this training and participants will complete all required paperwork.  All interested individuals will need to have an email set up and bring $39.75 to have a background check completed. 

 

Anyone interested in substitute teaching that may have questions should contact Ms. Judy Hudson – 706-213-4063 / jhudson@elbert.k12.ga.us or Mr. Jon Jarvis – 706-213-4012 / jjarvis@elbert.k12.ga.us.

Kindergarten Orientation

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An event for parents of incoming* kindergarten students hosted by and highlighting Elbert County Primary School’s Kindergarten Program. (*Children that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2018)

 

Where: Blackwell Early Learning Center

 

When: Wednesday, February 21st @ 1:00 OR 
Thursday, February 22nd @ 6:00

 

Parent Informational Meeting

TOPIC: Human Trafficking Awareness

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

WHERE: PJBLC Cafeteria

TIME: 1:00 PM

SPEAKER: CPT. DARIN RUCKER

Please call Jennifer Downer 706-213-4400 with any questions.

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Ready4KGA

Developed by educational researchers, Ready4KGA is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of newborns, 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds provided at no cost that are customized for Georgia. Each week, you will receive fun facts and easy tips to boost your child’s learning.

 

Ready4KGA activities build on the things that you already do with your child — like getting your child dressed, meal time, and bath time — to make boosting your child’s learning fast, fun, and easy.

 

The research behind Ready4K shows that receiving fun facts and easy tips can significantly increase children’s learning.

 

https://words2reading.com/ready4kga/

Partnering with Parents to Improve Student Attendance

Research shows that two amto four missed days in the first month of school can predict chronic absence throughout the year.

 

Click on the image above to view a video that offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school. The video also highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.

 

Thank you for partnering with us to improve attendance at all Elbert County schools!

With cases of the Flu, Strep Throat and Stomach Virus on the rise, please keep your child at home if they are sick. This will keep from spreading germs to other students and staff.

 

If you have an excuse from the doctor, your child must stay home until the excuse says they can return to school. 

 

Your child MUST BE FEVER, VOMITING, and DIARRHEA, FREE for 24 HOURS without medications. 

 

Other Tips: 
~Wipe down folders and backpacks daily with disinfectant wipes.
~Wash nap-time towels as they are sent home. 
~Keep coats, hats, gloves and scarves washed.

 

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CAR RIDER DROP-OFF AND PICK UP REMINDERS:

For the safety of all our students and staff: 

Place your child's car seat on the right side (passengers side) of your car. This will keep staff and students from having cross the car lanes during morning drop off. 

LIMIT CELL PHONE USE DURING AFTERNOON DISMISSAL. 

Afternoon Dismissal: When you see your child's line coming STEP OUT OF YOUR CAR and assist them in getting in the car and buckling up correctly. 

MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS BUCKLED UP IN THE CORRECT CAR SEAT/BOOSTER SEAT.

 

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I Thought My Kid Didn’t Need Preschool. I Was Wrong...

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Back when I was a first-time mom who knew everything about stellar parenting (yes, I’ll wait while your eyes finish rolling), I was sure my son didn’t need preschool. I mean, what could he possibly learn there that he didn’t already know? At 4 years old, he was able to read anything on his bookshelf. He knew all his shapes. He knew all his colors. He could count as high as anybody asked him to. I stayed at home with him and enriched his little brain with developmentally appropriate activities whenever I could. He would be bored if I sent him to preschool, I reasoned.   So I didn’t.....

Elbert County Pre-K Registration 2018/2019 School Year

Pre-K Registration has begun! A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, to be eligible for the program.

 

Please call Jennifer Downer at P. J. Blackwell Learning Center (706-213-4400) to make an appointment!

 

Parents/Legal Guardians, along with your child, bring the following:

• Child’s Certified Birth Certificate
• Child and Parent Social Security Card
• Child’s Current GA Immunization Record (3231)
• Parent’s Current Utility Bill, and Current Lease/Mortgage with parent name and physical address.
• Child’s Health Ins Card
• WIC, TANF, Food stamp Card (if applicable)
• Household 2016 W-2 Forms or 2017 Income Tax Form 1040 or Current SSI Documentation

 

*Prepare to spend 1 1/2 hours registering*Image result for pre k registration

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Paul J Blackwell Learning Center  |  373 Campbell Street  |  Elberton, GA 30635
Phone:706-213-4400  |  Fax:706-283-1162