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Carmel Elementary Welcomes Guest Reader

Carmel Elementary Welcomes Guest Reader

 

Carmel Elementary School recently welcomed Miss Jackie as a special guest who read and sang with more than ten classes. Many of the students have been learning about fairy tales and fables during the first quarter and Miss Jackie read Silly Goose's Big Story by Keiko Kasza. The students also learned how to tell if a book is authored by one person and illustrated by another. In the case of Silly Goose, Ms. Kasza is both the author and illustrator. Each group also enjoyed fan favorite, Pete the Cat, written by Eric Litwin.  Carmel parent Matt Rasnick said, “My daughter came home with a bookmark from FoxTale today; she's in 2nd grade at Carmel Elementary school. She is very enthusiastic about a  story that she heard today, about a cat who keeps stepping in different colors and singing a little song about it each time.”

Miss Jackie is pictured reading to Ms. Roth’s and Ms.

Children's Illustrator visits local elementary schools

Children's Illustrator visits local elementary schools

 

Students at Carmel Elementary and Indian Knoll Elementary welcomed author and illustrator Peter Brown who was on a nationwide book tour for his latest book, Creepy Carrots.  Brown visited with more than a thousand students between both schools and brought along a multimedia presentation showing his earliest stories and pictures from his own elementary school days which was very relatable for the students.  Although Brown usually writes and illustrates his own books, in the case of Creepy Carrots who just did the illustrations; the story was by author Aaron Reynolds. 

Patriots' Day observed by Carmel Elementary kindergartners

Patriots' Day observed by Carmel Elementary kindergartners

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Ms. Owen's Kindergarten Class learned about patriotism and liberty today in honor of the memory of those who were lost on September 11, 2001.  The students did not learn about the events of 9/11/2001, but rather they focused on what being a patriot means and what it means to be a soldier. Carmel Elementary participated in a moment of silence at 9:00 a.m.  

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."

Spanish Club does international community service

Spanish Club does international community service

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Spanish Club at Woodstock's Mill Creek Middle School is expanding its community service well beyond Cherokee County.

The student members are raising money and collecting supplies for orphans in the Dominican Republic.

"I want my students to make a difference in the lives of others, and this year, they will be reaching out to children far away from home," Spanish Club sponsor Debbie Lionetti said. "The Mill Creek Spanish Club isn't just about the language. It's about helping others while having fun."

Lionetti, who teaches Spanish at the school, added that her goal is for club members to do much more than simply study the Spanish language.

Eat at Ruby Tuesday, help Meals on Wheels

Eat at Ruby Tuesday, help Meals on Wheels

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Four Atlanta-area Ruby Tuesday restaurants will donate 20% of customers' purchases this week to help Cobb County seniors.

The donations will be collected on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30. The money raised will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

To be part of the Ruby Tuesday Community Giveback Program, print out the official flyer and present it to your server.

Print the flyer here.

Participating Ruby Tuesday restaurants include:

Kennesaw
400 Barrett Parkway

Marietta
2435 Delk Road

Smyrna
3197 South Cobb Drive

Woodstock
9490 Highway 92