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Monday, November 28, 2005

E-mail regarding school dismissal

The school administrative package that we use is constantly getting better. One feature added in the latest upgrade was the ability to send mass e-mails. That's a great feature to have when something like a school closing or early dismissal happens.

If you received an e-mail regarding the dismissal on Nov. 28, we obviously have a correct e-mail address for you. We had quite a few e-mails bounce back as being undeliverable, so I know there is some updating that needs to be done.

If we do not have a current e-mail address for you, please send that to us. Mrs. Sorrell's e-mail is: csorrell@mail.talladega-cs.net

We can add your e-mail address to your child's records so that you are included in any mass e-mails.

Dismissal due to weather

Talladega City Schools will dismiss today at 1:00 due to predicted bad weather.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Blazer Animal Show

The students always love the Blazer Animal Show. One of the new animals in this year's show was an albino python. The giant porcupine is always a favorite.

1st Grade Visits Barnyard

Our 1st grade classes had a great time at the Barnyard. This event is sponsored each year by the Talladega High School FFA. Thanks to Allen Bice and his students for organizing the event.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Penny Drop benefits a worthy cause

Much excitement surrounded the annual Auburn/Alabama Penny Drop. Auburn was the winner with $228.84 to Alabama's $173.69. The money will be donated to the Red Door Kitchen of Talladega to help with their efforts to feed needy families in our community. This was a competition where everyone was truly a winner!

The Penny Drop was a community service project sponsored by the Student Council.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tryouts for Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre will be Monday, November 28 beginning at 5:00 P.M. The auditions will be held at the Ritz Theatre. Children ages 5-13 are eligible.

Rehearsal will begin immediately following the auditions and will run throughout the week. The performances will be held on December 3 with shows at 3:00 and 7:00.

There is no fee to audition. There is a cost of $20 for those who are cast to help with the expenses related to the production.

This year's show will be an original musical adaptation of The Frog Prince. Traditionally, there has been a high interest among Graham students to audition, and we hope this year will be no different.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Pictures With Santa

If you would like to purchase a "Pictures With Santa" package, the deadline to turn in the proof and payment is Monday, November 21. That will allow us to get the pictures in the mail before the Thanksgiving holidays. In turn, we will get the pictures back that much quicker.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Article in Principal Magazine

I was flattered and appreciative that Mr. Messer talked at the Board meeting last night about my article from this month's Principal magazine. Principal is the flagship publication of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

The article is intended to introduce principals to the concept of blogging and explain how a blog can be used as a communications tool. The article is presently being hosted on NAESP's website. You can read the full article by clicking here.