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Parent Newsletter



“The Family Place”

Family Resource Center

Serving Adair County Primary Center

158 Col. Casey Drive

Parent Newsletter

Fall 2017



Welcome back to school!  We are looking forward to working with each of you to help your child succeed in school.  The Family Resource Center offers a variety of programs and services for all students and families at Adair County Primary Center.


Health Services:

*Dental Screenings

All students in Kindergarten-2nd grade are eligible to receive dental services at school.  This program is sponsored by the Cumberland Family Medical Center and scheduled through the Family Resource Center.  This preventative service includes an exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, x-rays, and a student gift pack with a new toothbrush and toothpaste.  Sealants may also be placed on molars of older children if the dentist recommends this procedure to prevent cavities.  All services are performed by a licensed dentist and are conducted during the school day.  Dental van will be here Friday, November 3rd and Monday, November 6th-Thursday, November 9th.  If any dental issues are found, the child will be referred to his/her personal dentist, and a follow-up report will be provided to the parent/guardian.  Please return permission form for this program as soon as possible.  Call us if you need another form.


Miss KY, Molly Matney, will be a guest speaker on Friday, October 20th prior to Red Ribbon Week. 

Red Ribbon Week is the week of October 23rd.  This year's theme is Be a Buddy Not a Bully! Say No to Bullying and Drugs by showing Respect, Responsibility, and Being Ready to Learn!

Your child can bring in a can of food any day this week for food pantry drive.  Please encourage your child to dress accordingly for the events listed. 


*Monday, October 23rd:

“Red” – Y to Live a Drug Free Life (wear red clothing).

Everyone will receive strawberry fruit gushers at lunch. 


*Tuesday, October 24th:

Real Heroes Don’t Do Drugs (wear your favorite Super Hero or Hero clothing) for I Have the Power to be Drug Free Day.

Everyone will receive a rocket popsicle at lunch.


*Wednesday, October 25th:

I Mustache (must ask) You Not to Bully or Do Drugs.

Be a team member and wear your favorite team shirt or cap.

Everyone will receive Tru Moo chocolate milk at lunch.


*Thursday, October 26th:

Follow Your Dreams and Don’t Do Drugs (wear pajamas).

Special oreo cookies will be given at lunch.


*Friday, October 27th:

Orange You Glad You’re Drug Free! (wear orange clothing)

Everyone will receive an orange push up at lunch.


Tobacco Prevention classes will be provided the Health Department Educator, Jelaine Harlow, on Wednesday, November 15th for 1st graders and Monday, November 16th for 2nd graders.  


Families in Training:

*Adair County Born Learning Academy will meet again on Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, November 2.  This is for any Adair County parent who is pregnant or has a child under the age of 5 years.  Program will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m., with a meal being from 5:30-6:00 p.m., and then activities from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  This is a family program so children attend with the parents.  This is a series of family workshops for parents of children not yet enrolled in Kindergarten.  At the Academy, we will have a free family dinner and fun, educational activities for parents and children while we learn how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.  Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and we want to form early partnerships with families that help prepare children for school.  You will have the opportunity to meet other parents, interact with school staff, and receive valuable information that can help you prepare your child for future success.  Gifts, resources for your family, child care, and great door prizes will be available for attending!  Call the Family Resource Center at 270-384-9752 to register for these workshops. 


Family Literacy:

*Grand Group Grandparents Support Group  meets monthly. If you are raising your grandchild(ren) or are a guardian, you are invited to attend.  Call the Family Resource Center for more information to assist you.


*Family Math Night will be held on Thursday, October 26th, 5-6 p.m., and Family Geography Afternoon will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, 4-5 p.m.  Both of these events will be held at A.C.P.C. 


KY Derby Museum will present to students on Wednesday, November 29th.  


*Our mission is to enhance students’ ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:  Early learning and successful transition into adult life.  Some of our services include:  help with Basic Needs, Parent and Child Education programs, Summer Programs, Parent Involvement Activities, Community Programs/Referrals, Holiday assistance, Back to School assistance, Classroom Education, Parenting Classes, Community Baby Shower, Home Visits, Mentoring, and many more.  Please feel free to drop by our office (located inside Adair County Primary Center) or give us a call at 270-384-9752.  We will be glad to assist your family in any way possible to help your child be successful in school.  Office Hours: 7:30-3:00 and by appointment as needed.   Paula Garrison, Coordinator & Angie Smith, Asst. Coordinator






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Columbia, KY 42728

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