There was an overwhelming response to our invitation for adults to read to our students on Read Across America Day. City, county, and state leaders, as well as parents and friends, volunteered and read books in the classrooms in recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The children were thrilled with the visitors, and the teachers and staff were honored to see so many support the significance of reading and literacy. There are far too many volunteers to name, but thank-you to ALL who took time out of their schedules for the benefit of the children. A special thank-you to Mrs. Dinah Smith for her hard work coordinating the event.
The Louisville Municipal School Family Center hosted a free Health Fair on Monday, March 5th. There were nearly 50 participants, which is a good turnout, considering the event only lasts for three hours. Penny Bowman from Dr. Clifton’s optometry office performed vision screenings. I performed blood pressure checks. Officer Tonya McWhirter, D.A.R.E. instructor for the Louisville Police Department, provided information on drug abuse issues. Leigh Lamkin, Project Director for the MS Tobacco Free Coalition for Attala, Leake, and Winston counties, had a booth with tobacco prevention resources. She also provided information to participants about tobacco cessation. Wendy Young, from Winston Medical Center, performed blood sugar and cholesterol screenings. Thank-you all for your help and to Marie Livingston & Rochelle Jordan for coordinating the annual event.
Pre-K registration will be held March 27-29 at Fair Elementary. The registrants will need to be 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2012 to be eligible and will need to be present for the registration process. Please bring the following to register: the child’s shot record, social security card, birth certificate, and 2 proofs of legal residence.