Family Engagement

December Newsletter

A Holiday HOORAH for our CNP Staff!

Our Child Nutrition Director, School Managers and School Staff have worked incredibly hard to take care of us all this year (and every year, really!). From securing funding for every child to have a free lunch and breakfast to making sure that all students have the opportunity to receive meals even when schools are closed - they are absolutely the BEST!!

Spring Garden and Gaylesville's Staff are Staying Busy and Staying Safe!

The ladies in our lunchrooms all across Cherokee County provide for and love on our children each and every day! Be sure you take some time to let them know how much you appreciate the love and care they show our families!

Spreading Kindness This Christmas

It's been a tough year for everyone and children often don't have the words to express the stress and uncertainty they have been feeling. Take some time this holiday season to focus on your family's well-being by encouraging our children to find opportunities to be extraordinarily kind and helpful to others. It will help spread some much-needed JOY with those whom you help and within your family as well!

The School Calendar Looks a Little Different This Year

We started school later this year, which pushes back the end of the first semester. Our older students are used to having final exams before Christmas and new classes starting when we return from Christmas Break. But this year, the end of the semester isn't until January 15th! Pay attention to your teachers as they will inform parents and students about the new schedule for final exams in JANUARY!

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Looking for Some Fun Ideas for your Family? Try these games out for a FUN Family Game Night over the Break!

Coming In January...

A new virtual Parent Education Program, called "PEP Talks", will be starting in January. We're always looking for input and feedback from our families about how we can help you out at home and what you'd like to know more about regarding the health and wellness of your children! Don't hesitate to email your ideas for the "Parent Education Program" Talks to Suzannah Yoder ( or Laura Browder (