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WILDCAT CHAT Building “Tree”mendous Kids January 8, 2010 We inspire and empower individuals to achieve personal and academic excellence in a dynamic learning community. Twin Lakes is proud to be an “A” school for the eighth year in a row!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday January 18th School Closed IMPORTANT NOTICES EMERGENCY INFORMATION . . . Parents, it is critical that we have accurate emergency contact information listed on your child’s blue card. We have had several occasions where we have been unable to contact parents because the phone numbers that we have on file are no longer correct. Please make sure that we have the most up-to-date way of contacting you, should the need arise. This includes home, work and cell phone numbers. Thank you for your cooperation.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS . . . please make sure you stop by the office and provide us with a new “proof of address”. This is imperative for the accuracy of our records. Thank you for your cooperation.

REMINDER . . . Parents, please understand that we cannot hold suitcases or duffle bags in the office for students who are going home with friends or going to visit mom or dad. Thank you for your cooperation.

“DEPOSIT DAYS” . . . For those students in gr. K – 2 who are participating in Community 1st Credit Union’s “Deposit Days” program, please remember that representatives from the credit union will be here in the front lobby from 8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. on every Early Release day. For more information about the program, please contact Ms. Leland Edwards at 904-549-8633.

MATH/SCIENCE NIGHT & SPAGHETTI DINNER . . . Mark your

calendars now for our annual Math/Science Night and Spaghetti Dinner that will take place on Thursday, January 21st from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. More information will be forthcoming. Make plans to attend this great event. We hope to see you there.

WELCOME NEW BUSINESS PARTNER . . . We are pleased that The Green Cleaning Pros, Inc. has decided to partner with us for the remainder of the school year. Sign up for their environmentally friendly cleaning service and mention Twin Lakes and we will receive 15% of the service fee charged. For more information visit www.TheGreenCleaningPros.com or contact Matthew Thomas at 422-0999 or email him at matthew@thegreencleaningpros.com. VOLUME 12, ISSUE 10


CALENDAR January

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PTA Board Mtg. 9:30 a.m. SAC mtg. noon – 1:00 p.m. Read-a-Thon kick-off Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, school closed 20 Community 1st “Deposit Days”; Early Dismissal 1:30 p.m. 21 CHAT goes home; Math/Science Night and PTA Spaghetti Dinner 22 Planning Day, school holiday 25-28 Hearing Screening 29 Read-a-Thon ends;

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Report cards go home Community 1st “Deposit Days”; Early Dismissal 1:30 p.m. PTA Board Mtg. 9:30 a.m. FCAT Writes – 4th grade Volunteer Brunch Flag Raising 8:30 a.m. President’s Day, school holiday Community 1st “Deposit Days”; Early Dismissal 1:30 p.m. Progress Reports go home

(Word of the Week) from: Less Than Zero: week of January 11th: Primary: graph Intermediate: connected Week of January 18th: Primary: minus Intermediate: borrowed

JANUARY “BOOK OF THE MONTH” Less Than Zero By Stuart J. Murphy Perry the Penguin learns the concept of negative numbers in this colorful book by keeping track of the number of clams he needs to buy a scooter. Perry graphs the number of clams he has (or does not have) on a line graph each day. His graph goes up and down as his stash of clams changes. He earns clams, he spends clams, he borrows clams, and he loses clams. This is an enjoyable way to help children learn about negative numbers and reinforce graphing concepts.

SUPER BOWL READ-A-THON

Our 5 annual Super Bowl Read-A-Thon will begin on Friday, January 15th and continue until Friday, January 29th. Once again students will ask family and friends to sponsor them for reading books. TLAE will receive 100% of the profits with 50% being used in the classrooms and 50% going to PTA. Don’t drop the ball . . . keep on reading! The top reader and top $$$ earner for each grade level will receive a prize, as will the top overall reader and earner. Also, the class from each grade level that reads the most books will receive a prize.

IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PARENTS REGARDING MEDICINES If your child must take medicine while at school, a parent must bring it to the office and complete the appropriate forms. If you disregard the law and your child (not the parent) brings the medicine to school, we are not allowed to give it to your child. We will take the medicine away from your child and keep it in the office. You will then be notified to come in and complete the appropriate forms or pick up the medicine. By law, students are not allowed to carry

medicines to school.

TLAE YEARBOOKS Yearbooks are on sale for just $20.00! There is a limited quantity so order yours NOW! There are two ways to order: Follow the link from the TLAE website at http://www.duvalschools.org/tlae/Welcome.html or Write a check made out to Leonard’s and mail it to them. Envelopes were sent home in your child’s planner or you can pick one up in the school office.

DOES YOUR COAT HAVE A NAME? Please remember to put your child’s name in his/her coat, sweater, lunchbox, etc. so, if lost, it can easily be returned to them. Thank you.

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