It’s Elementary by Brandy Blanton

The year has gotten off to a great start! The students were welcomed on Monday, August 6, by teachers and staff who were excited to see some familiar faces as well as many new students. Getting ready for this day took a lot of planning and preparation by all of the teachers and staff. There were a great number of participants that helped with Open House, which was held on Thursday, August 2nd. Parents received information from teachers about school policies and expectations for the students. This was also an opportunity for teachers and school staff to get to know the students and their parents.

Fair Elementary would like to thank the Junior Auxiliary of Louisville for donating school supplies for our students. Also, thank you to Winston County Health Department for donating shelving units. Thank you also to Mildred Bethany for her donation of office and break room curtains that she made.

Thank you to Shelly Thomas and all who helped with the uniform exchange program. We received several bags of left over clothes from the exchange program to use at Fair Elementary. We try to keep a supply of uniforms, underwear, belts, socks, etc. available for emergency situations that do tend to arise from time to time. This is provided solely through donations from the community. Anyone interested in donating uniforms or other items can bring those by the school anytime; they will be greatly appreciated and put to good use. We are very limited on underwear (especially boys) and shoes at this time.

Parents please remember that this year, school STARTS at 7:50 am. If your child gets to school after 7:50 a.m., the parent must walk the child in the front door of the office before going to class. All students must be dropped off for school in the drop-off line unless the child arrives after 7:50 am , then a parent must walk the child into the front office door.

We are still collecting box tops this year for our school. Box Tops for Education program has helped America’s schools raise over $445 million since 1996. All year long we collect Box Tops, found on thousands of products from cereal to office supplies. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops and send them in, the money adds up fast. Our goal this year is 7,000 Box Tops. Please help us in reaching our goal. You can drop them off at Fair elementary or call me at 773-5854, and I will make arrangements to get the Box Tops. Thank you in advance for your support!