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December 2013 edition

Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive

Courtney is partnering with Lowe’s Foods for the Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive. We are requesting donations of canned or boxed non-perishable items; please do not send glass containers. Donated items will be counted for class totals. The class with the most donations will earn a popcorn / movie party. Donations will be collected through Dec. 18th. We thank you for your consideration and participation. For more information, please check the Courtney website.


Food Drive Social, Dec. 6

Courtney will host an after school (3 pm - 5 pm) social for students in grades 3-6 on Friday, December 6. Admission to the social is 5 non-perishable items or $3.00. All admission proceeds will be donated to the Friends Feeding Friends campaign. Concessions will be available at the social. Proceeds from concessions benefit the school technology fund. Permission slips will be sent home with students Monday, Dec. 2. Click here to print one.


Scholastic Book Fair, Dec. 13-19

We will host the Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 13 - Dec. 19. The book fair will be open Friday - Thursday, 7:45 am until 4 pm. The fair will be open extended hours (5 pm until 8 pm) for the PTA Christmas program on Dec. 17. Students will visit on Friday with their classes. Parents and friends are welcome to visit the fair throughout the week.

PTA Christmas Program, Dec. 17

Our Christmas Program, will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 pm. All students are invited to participate! Students will need to be at school by 6:30. They will assemble in designated classrooms on the main hall (off of the lobby, near the office). If possible, students should wear red, green or white.


Title 1 Statement

Courtney Elementary School is a Title I school. We receive federal Title 1 money to help provide instruction that meets the needs of all students. Because our school receives federal funds, we are held accountable by the No Child Left Behind laws. No Child Left Behind requires that our students meet specific goals to show progress. This is determined by meeting Annual Measurable Objectives that are calculated by our students’ End-of-grade scores. As the parent of a child served in a Title I school, you have the right to be involved in your child’s education. We encourage you to become an active participant.