It’s elementary

Brandy Blanton
Elementary Schools nurse, provides weekly news and tips for helping children at home.

On Thursday, April 3rd, The RAT Pack came to speak to Fair Elementary’s second grade students. The students sang and danced to songs led by a computer-animated rat named Terrance. Students got to rap along with Terrance and his crew as well as learn about all the harm tobacco can do to our bodies. RAT, or Reject All Tobacco, is the only tobacco-free campaign in the country created especially for children in grades K-6. At this age, studies showed that kids love to get facts and “teach up” to the adults in their lives.

RAT Pack visits

RAT Pack visits

RAT is geared toward giving them all the facts about big bad tobacco. RAT also aims to change children’s attitudes about tobacco before they reach the age of experimenting with cigarettes and chewing tobacco. RAT’s primary objective is to reduce the number of Mississippi children who try tobacco by teaching them about the dangers involved. Overall, this group is more receptive to the “health-consequences” message than adolescents. The purpose of RAT is to inoculate children against the allure of tobacco usage.

Congratulations to Elisha Frazier of Fair Elementary for winning first place and a McDonald’s gift card in the Farm Bureau coloring contest!!

Pre-registration and screening for Fair Elementary’s Kindergarten program will take place April 8th-10th, 2014. Registration will be from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students must be 5 years old by September 1st and reside within the Louisville Municipal School District.

Your child will NOT be officially registered until ALL of the following documents are presented with the registration form:

Birth certificate

Social security card or number

2 proofs of residency (address where the student lives with parent/guardian’s name)

Immunization form (shot record marked “Complete for School Entry” or date of next shot due if it is before September 1, 2014)

Screening score

We will end registration on Thursday, April 10th.

Fair Elementary’s Awards Day will be held on Friday, April 11th at the Louisville Elementary School’s Auditorium. Second grade awards will start at 9:00 am and First grade awards will start at 10:00 am.

Dates to Remember:

April 8th – 10th – Kindergarten registration

April 18th and 21st – Easter Holiday