Ag in the Classroom

Ag in the Classroom

Georgia Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag In The Classroom is doing a book of the month activity this year. Mrs. Betty Metts of Irwin County Farm Bureau explained the program:

"Our Women’s committee took the activity as one of our projects. Our first book is Winter on The Farm, adapted from The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

We have, so far, been to 4 classrooms and we have 10 more before the end of February!!!

We read the book, and then each child is given about 1 oz. of heavy cream to shake into butter. It goes in line with the story because in the book Almanzo talks about milking the cows and his mother straining the milk. We give the children crackers to enjoy their butter with.

This is a fun activity, but we also take opportunity to explain food safety (hand sanitizing, refrigeration and such).

This has been a really great project! The kids love it! I really appreciate the elementary school having us come from time to time. We have been to classrooms in the past, but some teachers were not aware of our Ag In The Classroom program. In the future months, we will review the books and then send e-mails to age appropriate classes."

 

2019-20 Pre-K Registration Opens on March 5

Irwin County Pre-K Registration
for the 2019-20 School Year

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
and
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Irwin County BOE Conference Center
(across from the Board of Education Building)

Documents Needed:

  1. Child’s Certified Birth Certificate
  2. Immunization From #3231
  3. Child’s Social Security Card
  4. Medicaid/PEACH State/Insurance Card
  5. Eye, Ear, Dental, Nutrition Form #3300 (Cannot get until 4 yr. old check-up)
  6. Parent/Legal Guardian Photo ID (Proof of custody/legal guardianship if not birth parent)(7)
    Current Proof of Irwin County Residency or Out of County if applicable
  • Your child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2019
  • 88 Available Slots
  • Children will be accepted on first-come basis
  • Applications will be accepted from out of county BUT Irwin County students will have first priority

For more information contact:

Irwin County Elementary School at (229) 468-7485

Mrs. Rachel Pace, Pre-K Site Director/Assistant Principal at Extension 2305 or
Dr. Emethel Mizell, Pre-K Project Director, at Extension 2389

ICES Cookie Dough Winners

The top three cookie dough sellers at ICES for FY 18-19 are Lainey W., 1st place, K'Leah W., 2nd place, and Carolyn M., 3rd place.

The top seller in each grade level was rewarded a trip to Chick-fil-A in Tifton for lunch on Tuesday Nov 27, 2018. The teacher with the highest percentage of cookie dough sold in the entire school was Ms. Diane Benson, 1st grade teacher, who also was rewarded lunch at Chick-fil-A. Second grade had a tie for 1st place, so both students were rewarded.

Students who sold 12 or more units of cookie dough were rewarded with an hour playing in a bouncy house and bouncy slide.

A huge THANK YOU to the parents and community members who supported this important yearly fundraiser!

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ICES Sends Supplies to Seminole County

suppliesThank you to the students, parents, and citizens of Irwin County for donating needed supplies for students at Seminole County Elementary School after the school was severely damaged after Hurricane Michael. Your generous donations allowed Irwin County Elementary School to be able to give over 50 book bags or boxes filled with supplies. Each bag or box contained personal hygiene products, food items, and school supplies. Our school also donated school and cleaning supplies to help teachers in Seminole County.

ICES recently received a letter of gratitude from Mrs. Renea Pierce, Principal of Seminole County Elementary.

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Toll-Free School Safety Hotline
1-877-SAY-STOP
MAKE THE CALL AND STOP VIOLENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll- free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!