Parent Weekly Reminders: Sept. 17

Creating Intentional Consequences: The Perfect Balance!

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Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is for all students to learn to their full potential.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to educate every student to be a responsible, productive citizen.

Our Motto

Randolph Elementary School "An Extraordinary Place To Learn"

Quote for the Week!

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson

Message from Principal Miley

September! Change! New teachers! New students! New friends! New challenges! As we begin the new school year, I hope we will embrace and celebrate the changes we encounter.

As we work our way through September and the rest of the school year, let us welcome and marvel at the seasons’ changes. It has been said, and I often quote change is inevitable; growth is optional. I encourage you to help your children see and accept new situations and challenges as opportunities for growth. The beauty and strength of our public school system is that it helps prepare our youth for the complex, diverse and challenging world they will encounter as adults—an awe-inspiring world of wonder and constant change.

Who can I contact for grade level support?

Kindergarten: Ms. Joslin Gumbs & Ms. Makia Lofton

First Grade: Ms. Sherri Evans & Ms. Makia Lofton

Second Grade: Ms. Robynne Brown & Ms. Penney Smith

Third Grade: Ms. Chavonte Pashcal & Ms. Ain Johnson

Fourth Grade: Ms. Deborah Blackley & Ms. Ain Johnson

Fifth Grade: Ms. Monica Carpenter & Ms. Lakesha Wallace

Gentle but Important Reminders for a Successful School Day!

Arrival Time

The building opens at 7:10 for all students. Staff members are not due in until 7:10. Please do not drop your child(ren) off prior to 7:10. Their supervision and safety is very important. We appreciate your adherence for our operating hours (7:10 a.m. -2:20 p.m.).

Car Riders

Student safety is number one! Please ensure you obtain a car rider number. Please see the front office to register for a car rider tag, or send your child's teacher a note, and we will ensure you receive a registration form. Parents or other family members may be asked to verify a child’s car rider number in order to be released. The car rider numbers are in place for the safety of all children.

Monday-Thursday: School Uniforms

Wednesday: College Day & Strong 4 Life-Wellness Wednesday’s!

Friday: Spirit Attire

Have an Extraordinary Week!

Principal Miley

No School For Students: Thursday and Friday, October 4th and 5th (SAVE THE DATE)

  • Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, 2018: Teacher Release Day (RFF; Workday)

A. Philip Randolph ES has a scheduled release date for Professional Development for teachers. Our teachers will engage in training for the IB-Primary Years Programme. Teachers will utilize a day for planning/preparation during their scheduled workday.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018: Columbus Day Holiday

FCS School Approved: Holiday Observance

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Teacher Release Day

Teachers will utilize a day for planning/preparation during their scheduled workday.

  • Monday, November 19- Friday, November 23, 2018: Thanksgiving Holiday Observance

FCS School Approved: Holiday Observance (5 consecutive days)

  • Friday, December 21-Wednesday, January 02: Winter Break Observance

FCS School Approved: Holiday Observance (8 consecutive days)

  • Thursday, January 03-Friday, January 04: Teacher Release Day (Professional Release Day; Workday)

Teachers will utilize a day for planning/preparation during their scheduled workday; Teachers will engage in Professional Development specific to their area(s) of expertise.

What Happening This Week & Beyond: PLEASE READ


Monday: September 17:

School Governance Council Meeting (4:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 18:

Annual Parent and Family Title One Meeting (5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 18:

Curriculum Night (Kindergarten-Fifth) (6:30 p.m.)

Thursday: September 20:

Boys Scout of America-Parent Interest Meeting

Progress Reports Go Home

Tuesday, September 25:

Picture Day

Friday, September 28:

September's Dolphin-of-the-Month

Monday-Friday, October 1-5:

Pre-K Week

Tuesday, October 02:

PTA Meeting #1

Thursday, October 04:

Release Day-No School for Students

Friday, October 05:

Teacher Workday-No School for Students


    • Students are not allowed to arrive to school prior to 7:10 a.m. Arrival time is strictly enforced due to supervision of all children.
    • Randolph is a uniformed school. Randolph students wear uniforms Monday-Thursday! Wednesday is College Day and Friday is spirit wear & free dress day!
    • All students eat breakfast free of charge! Breakfast begins at 7:10 and ends at 7:35. Please help your child to learn their meal number (lunch number). The line moves very fast once our students become more familiar with their meal number.
    • Dismissal begins at 2:20 p.m. each day; We begin preparation for dismissal at 2:00 p.m. Early Check-out's are not allowed after 2:00 p.m., as this disrupts our afternoon dismissal process, and students are often in transition. Please make every effort to complete early check-out's prior to 2:00 p.m.
    • All families are encouraged to complete a free/reduced lunch form, regardless of approval status. This process supports our award of federal funds. Students may no longer charge lunch meals. All students who do not have funding on their account, will receive an alternate meal. The cafeteria has specific criteria for meal charges. We do not encourage charging meals, and all students will receive a charge for meals, unless an approved application is on file.
    • Parents may use the MealPay Plus application and website to pay for their child(s) meals. Parents may also pay on site in the cafeteria as early as 7:45 a.m.
    • Please be sure to register your child for a car rider number. All car riders will need a car rider number! If you have not signed up for your car rider number, stop by the front office and someone will be more than willing to assist you.
    • Have you joined the PTA, yet? Remember to support the Parent-Teacher Association. We need your support!! Membership fees are $10.
    • We have a new car rider process: Right-Turn Only Initiative-Beginning at 7:10 a.m., all parents are expected to make a right turn into the school's parking lot. Our AM School Police Officer will manage the process and all parents are expected to adhere to the new initiative. The new initiative is in place to encourage safety for all students and parents, and to encourage a smooth traffic flow. Please plan ahead and arrive on time and early, if possible.
    • Diagnostic Placement Test (K): We will begin assessing our students who have shown mastery of inventory skills on the GKIDS Assessment.Parents may expect to receive updated information very soon.

Cluster Week; Strong 4 Life; Fulton C.A.R.E.S and so much more!

This past week was a very busy week for the Dolphins! Thanks to all who showed up to represent the Dolphins! We are only as good as "WE" desire to be! If you missed an event this week, we hope to see you at our next event!

Acronym of the Week: H.A.C

What does HAC Mean? H.A.C. stands for Home Access Center

Home Access Center (HAC) grants you access to view the teacher's grade-book, specific to your child. As assignments are published, you are able to view their progress. This is a great way to stay abreast of current updates, attendance markings, and much more.

How do I receive my HAC username and password?

Visit the front office, with your identification, and we will print out the access information for you! Yes, it's that easy! Click on the link below to learn more about HAC.

We are a Uniformed School!

Randolph students wear uniforms Monday-Thursday; Friday is Spirit Day! Students earn 1 point for each day they adhere to school-wide expectations and wear their school uniforms.

  • Monday: Uniforms
  • Tuesday: Uniforms
  • Wednesday: Uniforms-OR-College Day!
  • Thursday: Uniforms
  • Friday: Spirit Attire -OR- Free Dress Day

Please be sure to visit our Uniform Closet if you need support with school uniforms. Please stop by our Parent Resource Room for additional information.

Donations are needed! All sizes are accepted!

It's time to "Apply" to be a Safety Patrol!

Junior safety patrol is a voluntary group of selected students who serve as leaders in their school environment. The patrols provide support to their peers, younger students, and parents during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Safety patrols display a sense of ownership and pride in their school. Selected students are expected to be responsible students who adhere to school-wide expectations.

The Safety Patrol organization is recognized throughout the United States. The official School Safety Patrol program was organized in 1920 by AAA. We are proud to now have Distinguished Safety Patrols in our building.

Safety Patrol Coordinator: Shena Small

Patrols are selected from grades 4 and 5; returning patrols are automatically granted a role in the Junior Safety Patrol program.

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Wednesday is Health and Wellness & College Day!

Wednesday's Tip: Drink plenty of water!

Each and every Wednesday we encourage our students to wear their college attire with uniform bottoms or jeans! Students may also wear their Strong-4-Life shirt in support of our fit-for-life initiative.

Tip for the week: Drink plenty of water

All students will receive a Strong 4 Life Water Bottle!

*Parents may donate cases of water to their child's homeroom class to support our Wellness Wednesday's and our tip of the week!

College Day: Represent any college of choice!

Save the Date: Curriculum Night will be held on September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

Annual Title One Meeting

September 18, 2018 @5:30 p.m.

The annual Title I meeting must be used to explain the Title I requirements, the school’s participation in the program, and the rights for parents to be involved.

Other topics include:

· An overview and explanation of the school’s curriculum

· Forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet

· Overview of the district’s parental involvement policy, school parental involvement plan, and school-parent compacts (also available).

· Parents rights to become involved in the school’s programs and decisions about the education of their children.

You do not want to miss this meeting, dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. and child care will be available in the Parent Resource Center.

Curriculum Meeting

September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

Come out and receive information on the standards and skills for each grade level, expectations by grade level, and meet your child’s teacher(s). During this event, you will also be able to visit more than one grade level, as each presentation lasts a duration of twenty minutes.

While you’re here you can also complete your volunteer orientation and obtain the password to view your child’s grades. We hope that you’ll start this year off right and join us for Curriculum Night.

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It's A Celebration for the BEST GRANDPARENTS AROUND TOWN! Friday, September 21


The History of Grandparents Day

Marian McQuade hoped to establish a national day that would honor grandparents, and in 1970 she began a campaign to do so. McQuade raised awareness about senior citizens throughout the 1970s. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Each year, the president issues a proclamation to keep the tradition going.

Grandparents Day has both an official flower and song. The official flower is the forget-me-not, and the song is Johnny Prill’s “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa.” Both were chosen by the National Grandparents Day Council.

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Enrichment Programs Begin This Week!

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Apprentice Marine Engineering

Students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles.

Engineering for Kids – Atlanta S.W. Metro

2nd- 5th


$120 week

Apprentice Aerospace Engineering

Students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines.

Engineering for Kids – Atlanta S.W. Metro

2nd- 5th


$120 week

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an American team competition in which students compete in 23 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Ms. Reid, STEM Teacher, Randolph Elementary

3rd – 5th



Literature & Craftivity

Students will work collaboratively to create and design art pieces that demonstrate an understanding of the text. The time will be spent truly allowing the students to enjoy literature while expressing themselves through Art.

Mrs. Singleton,

Randolph Teacher

K - 2nd



Art Club

Participants in this year’s art club will learn screen printing, tie dye, and book making. Students will also have an opportunity to create a mural in our school and create outdoor artworks for our school’s courtyard to beautify our campus for years to come. Ideal candidates for Art Club are responsible, self-motivated, creative, and have the ability to work together with their peers to create greatness.

Mrs. Very

Randolph Teacher

3rd - 5th



Randolph Dolphins

Step Masters

A highly interactive performance club for 4th-5th grade students. Rhythm, physicality and history of stepping, will be the focus to guarantee students on their feet.

Ms. Carpenter

Ms. Baldwin

Ms. Taylor

Ms. Dawkins

Randolph Teachers

4th -5th



Randolph Road Runners

The club will promote healthy fun living through the activity of running.

Mrs. Brown

Randolph Teacher

Mr. Betts

Parent Volunteer

3rd – 5th



Randolph Dance Ensemble

Participants will learn basic African, Modern, and Jazz dance techniques. We will create and learn choreography and explore topics that relate to our students in today’s society.

Ms. Richard

3rd – 5th

Audition Required




This enrichment is for all ages. It teaches students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving, analytical, and critical-thinking skills.

Parker Anderson

K – 5th




Learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and how to change the look of the game. Kids learn strategy, team building and cooperation while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe, and supervised environment!

Parker Anderson

K -5th



Kids Cooking Academy

Students will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! They will try different recipes each week from appetizers to entrees, snacks, desserts and more!

Parker Anderson

2nd – 5th



Just Dance It

Students will learn beginning to intermediate ballet skills and movement – learning how to move their bodies in creative and expressive ways. Students will also be exposed to tap, jazz and hip hop dance. At the end of the semester, students will perform or showcase what they have learned.

Chryssy Luu

K – 5th



Manners 101

Children will receive basic manner and etiquette training.

L.P Etiquette- Lady Pearl Etiquette

K – 3rd



Earth Club

Students will become environmentally friendly by combining character education with opportunities to beautify Randolph’s campus. As global leaders, students will consider ways to recycle, garden, and transform the world around them.

Ms. Jamison

Randolph Teacher

5th grade



TMDC After-School Tumble Program

Our goal is to help make better citizens out of our tumblers through physical fitness while promoting sportsmanship, discipline, and good self-esteem. In our (1) hour class sessions, the participants will learn foundational tumbling skills such as cartwheels, handstands, backbends, back walkover, back handsprings, etc. All participants must arrive to classes wearing active/workout wear (no jeans, sandals or school uniform items).

Tavena Mitchell




A Called to Greatness

The program will help young boys build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders through physical education, sports and community service. Coach Robert Young, Physical Education Paraprofessional

4th- 5th



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PTA Meeting: October 2, 2018 (First Meeting of the School Year!)

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Resources for our Parents and Families!

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Everyone Benefits from Parental Involvement

As parents, most of our plates are not only full but overflowing. Too often our schedules are so tight and the last thing any of us truly wants to do is commit to another project or activity. But there’s one area where we shouldn’t be cutting corners or making excuses, and that’s volunteering at our child’s school. The ongoing social, academic and emotional success of our kids relies heavily on the amazing network of parents, guardians, grandparents and community members who give their time.

You might think you don’t have anything to offer, or that someone else is better fit to volunteer their time. But, if you’re a parent or a guardian, and your child goes to school, you have an obligation to find a way to volunteer. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and the same is true for creating and maintaining a positive and nurturing environment for an entire student body. Research shows students, parents, teachers and the entire school benefits from parents serving as volunteers.

While teachers and administrators are responsible for providing enriching academics and professional support, school is much more than just a place where worksheets are distributed and graded. Building a tight knit community of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to building a solid foundation of support creates a lasting impression on staff and students alike. But planning events, organizing fundraisers, donating time and energy to cleaning up and beautifying the campus, and using professional and personal connections to benefit the school takes some serious manpower. Your child’s school is the village and you, my friend, are a villager, so let’s get to work to take our school and students to new heights!

There are almost 600 students who attend Randolph Elementary, and it is our goal to have every parent register with Fulton County School as a volunteer, and commit to at least 3 hour of volunteer service during the 2018-19 school year.

We have a number of volunteer needs to include:

· Lunchroom monitor

· Playground monitor

· Classroom helper

· Hall monitor

· Room parent

· Library helper

· Art teacher assistant

· Field trip chaperone

· Classroom reader

· Classroom observers

· Field day chaperone

As of today, we only have 70 volunteers registered here at Randolph Elementary. We are asking every parent/guardian to register in the Fulton County Volunteer Registration system, your completed registration will be good for two years through June 30, 2020. The entire volunteer registration process takes about 20 minutes, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Click the link below to register and help us reach our 100% participation goal by September 15, 2018!

Fulton County School updated its online volunteer registration process at the end of last school year, so all prior registration have been purged, so please take the time to re-register! If you have questions for how you can get involved at 470-254-9945.

You can contact Dr. Rowell at or 470-254-9945.

Work At Home on Sight Words to Improve Your Child’s Reading!

Sight words are words that appear frequently in most of the text people read, but can't easily be sounded out. Learning them helps children become more confident readers.

The Dolch Sight Words list is the most commonly used set of sight words. Educator Dr. Edward William Dolch developed the list in the 1930s-40s by studying the most frequently occurring words in children’s books of that era.

The list contains 220 “service words” plus 95 high-frequency nouns. These words comprise 80% of the words you would find in a typical children’s book and 50% of the words found in writing for adults. Once a child knows this list of words, it makes reading much easier, because the child can then focus his or her attention on the remaining words.

The Dolce Sight word list includes 220 of the most commonly used words every kid should know, to access the Pre-K thru 3rd grade list of sight words by grade level in alphabetical order, click on the link below:

Pre-K -3rd Grade (Dolch Sight Words)

High Frequency Words for Fourth and Fifth Grade

The lists provided for fourth and fifth grade include high frequency words. There are lots of lists of high frequency words available, all slightly different as they are based on different research. High frequency words are simply those words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". They are often words that have little meaning on their own, but they do contribute a great deal to the meaning of a sentence. Some of the high frequency words can be sounded out using basic phonic rules, e.g. "it" is an easy word to read using phonics. However, many of the high frequency words are not phonically regular and are therefore hard to read in the early stages. In addition to being difficult to sound out, most of the high frequency words have a rather abstract meaning which is hard to explain to a child for example the word "the" or "of"? A list of high frequency words are provided for our fourth and fifth graders for you to work with them at home to master.

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Did you know September is Library Card Sign-Up Month? We are encouraging all of our parents to ensure their child has a library card. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System offers a wealth of resources to support our students, parents and teachers. There is even a library card app that features, free access to:

* Hoopla – movies, television, audiobooks, ebooks and comics

* Libby – audiobooks and ebooks

* Flipster & RB digital – digital magazines (i.e. Teen Vogue, ESPN, Black Enterprise, Essence, O Consumer Reports, etc.)

* New York Times – digital access via library website using GALILEO database

* Freegal – streaming music (no commercials) and three free downloads each week

Through eCampus, library cardholders have FREE access to an online learning suite of eight unique databases to support all ages K – adults with test preparation, continuing education and GED resources, and career and employment resources. Highlights of the online education resources include, but are not limited to, the following:

* BookFlix: literacy resource for pre-K through 3rd grade that offers a unique way to link fact and fiction through read-alongs

* One-on-one tutoring sessions and homework help in academic subjects, and include year round access to academic skill building and Georgia Milestone Practice Test.

* Learning Express Library: practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, testing resources for K-12.

* Mango Languages: Learn practical conversation skills through interactive step by step lesson plans in 70 different languages.

These databases are accessible via the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System library card. You can quickly and easily create the eCampus resources by setting up a free account using an email address and password. First you must sign-up for your library card, which can be completed online using the link below:

School Bus Tracker.....GPS Based App to Track Your Child's Bus

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To continue free or reduced price meal benefits for students each household must complete a new application every year. Free and Reduced Meal Benefits will end on September 18, 2018, if the household has not reapplied for SY 2018-2019.

If there is an interruption in benefits or the household does not reapply, the household is responsible for payment of meals until the Free and Reduced Application is approved. To help assure continuation of benefits, the household must have a paper application turned in to the school cafeteria manager before September 14th, 2018 or complete an online application by September 17th, 2018 at Be sure to list all the students in the household on the application. Keep in mind, the application may take up to 10-days to process. If you have any questions, please call the Fulton County School Nutrition Program – Meal Eligibility Desk at (470) 254-2220.

Eligibility for free or reduced priced school meals benefits is based on any one of these three things:

1. your total household income and size in the month the application is filled out, or the month before, or

2. your child's individual status as foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway, or

3. participation in an assistance program by any member of your household (have your case number handy).

Your US citizenship or immigration status does not affect your eligibility for free or reduced price benefits.

Please complete the online application by September 15, 2018. You will receive an email notification if your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Important Handouts and Flyers

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2018-2019 Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! This year we will continue to utilize the electronic delivery of our 2018-2019 Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook to families who have an email address on file with the school. This electronic delivery process involves you completing two simple steps 1) Reviewing the Student Code of Conduct and 2) Completing and submitting the Acknowledgement of Electronic Receipt. Here is how you complete these two steps:

1) Please review and save the updated 2018-2019 Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook at

2) Please click the link below to review and submit the required Acknowledgement of Electronic Receipt Form. After review of the Acknowledgement of Electronic Receipt, please complete the electronic form and submit it.

English Handbook:

Spanish Handbook:

It is important that you review and discuss the content Code of Conduct with your child(ren). Teachers will also review the Code of Conduct with students at the beginning of the school year.

While we encourage you to acknowledge receipt electronically, you may obtain a hardcopy of the Receipt form and the Code of Conduct & Handbook from either your school or by contacting our office.

Help us Earn Money $$$$ for Our School!

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It's Your Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to all of our August birthday's. We will recognize all of our students who celebrate a birthday in August on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

It is our pleasure to celebrate you & wish you a Happy Birthday!

*We are accepting donations to support our Happy Birthday Celebrations (Decorated pencils and other school-age appropriate items are accepted and appreciated).

Very Important Handouts/Forms

Click on the button below for more information regarding the upcoming deadline for each topic.
APRES Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2017-2020 Fulton County Schools

School Lunch Application

School Lunch Application: Click to Apply Online

Student Code of Conduct (2018-19)

The Student Discipline Prevention and Intervention Department (SDPI) provides advice, resources and advocacy to ensure that our ever growing school district has a unified focus in providing a safe, nurturing and well-disciplined environment.

School Calendar (2018-19)

2018-19 Sc​hool Year Year at a Glance​ (Color Version) Year at a Glance​ (B&W Version)

School Bus Transportation

Transportation South _ 97 Heath Street Fairburn, Georgia 30213 (470) 254-6060 phone (470) 254-6093 fax ​

School Nutrition

The Fulton County School Nutrition Program is dedicated to serving all students nutritious, safe and customer acceptable meals in support of academic achievement.

My Payment Plus: Pay for School Meals

See how much money is in your student’s cafeteria account 24/7  Deposit funds instantly via the web to ensure your student won’t lose or forget lunch money  View student’s cafeteria purchases to track spending

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) believes that optimal learning requires good health. SHS works to ensure the health and well-being of students and staff. Student Health Services 6201 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30339 (470)254-2177

Student Information: Registration

Enrollment Information: Including Online Forms

Parent Involvement Plan

Title One Parent Involvement Plan Parent Liaison: Sandra Mack

Have you joined PTA, yet? $10

Please join PTA Today!

2018 New School Marquee: Campagin

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Thank you to our Business Partners who have leveled up! Help spread the word!


Gold (Yellow) Level

What you receive: As a Platinum Level sponsor, your business will receive an engraved brick with your business name housed in our courtyard. You will receive advertisements in our weekly reminders, which may include coupons. Weekly reminders are sent each week to our parent/guardian community. This will allow you to advertise to over 1200 stakeholders. In addition, your business receives unlimited access to advertise on campus, including yard signs, banners, and special recognition at our community and school based events.

County Financial: GOLD LEVEL

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Blue Level

What you receive: As a Blue Level sponsor, your business will receive an engraved brick with your business name housed in our courtyard. You will receive advertisements in our weekly reminders, which may include coupons. Weekly reminders are sent each week to our parent/guardian community. This will allow you to advertise to over 1200 stakeholders.


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