First Peas to the Table

First Peas to the TableSecond grade students thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Mrs. Betty Metts of Georgia Farm Bureau yesterday. Mrs. Metts read students the book First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby and spoke to each class about planting a garden and the importance of agriculture. As part of a grant provided by Georgia Farm Bureau, each second grade class has a raised bed garden that students will plant and take care of this Spring as they learn about plant life cycles in science. After their visit from Mrs. Metts, each participating student planted pea seeds as part of our ICES "First Peas to the Table" competition.   
 
‚ÄčThank you Mrs. Metts and Georgia Farm Bureau for the donation of your time and money to make this project possible. The students are very excited about growing their gardens! 
 
First Peas to the Table

Second Grade Students Decorate Tree

Grade 2 StudentsGrade 2 Students of the Month for August through November were invited to help decorate the Christmas tree at McDonald's in Fitzgerald. Each child made an ornament to hang on the tree. McDonald's provided milk and cookies for the students.

Teacher, Employee of the Year Named

Congratulations to Renea Taylor, Kindergarten teacher, on being named Teacher of the Year for ICES, and Nathan Smith, Time-Out, who received Employee of the Year. Your ICES family is proud of you and loves you both!

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2017-18 Pre-K Orientation Phase 1

If your child has been accepted into the 2017-18 Pre-K Program at Irwin County Schools, you will need to attend one of the MANDATORY final registration sessions listed below to complete the necessary paperwork for your child to start school on August 4. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete the paperwork.

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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!