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Parent Newsletter


Family Resource Center

Serving Adair County Primary Center

Did You Know?

September, October, and November 2018


*After-School Child Care*

*Happily Ever After Character Education is being taught during Early Release Fridays after school.  Topics for September included Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Friendship and Fairness.  October’s topics include Self-Esteem, Good Judgement, and Courage.  Cooperation, Perseverance, Manners, and Self-Discipline will be taught in November. 

Second Step Curriculum is being taught on Mondays and Tuesdays after school and includes feelings and getting along with others. 


*Pre-School Child Care*

*If you are pregnant or have a child from birth-5, you can sign up for Dolly Partin’s Imagination Library.  This program will allow your child to receive a free book in the mail once a month until age 5.  This program’s mission is to foster a love of learning in children, making the experience fun and meaningful. 

*If you are in need of child care assistance funds as well as other public assistance, you can go on the Benefind web portal https://benefind.ky.gov/ for support.


*Families in Training*

*Born Learning Academy sessions will be on January 31st, February 28th, and March 28th from 5-7 p.m.  Graduation will be held on April 11th from 5-6 p.m.    These series of workshops are for parents of children not yet enrolled in Kindergarten.  At the Academy, there will be a family dinner, educational opportunities for parents and children along with fun while turning everyday moments into learning experiences.  This is for any Adair County parent who is pregnant or has a child under the age of 5 years.  Call to register at any time.


*Family Literacy*

*Bingo for Books and Walk to Read with Grandparents/Grand Persons  will be held on Thursday, September 20th from 5-6 p.m., in the Adair County Primary Center Cafeteria and Gym.  This event will be held for all grades at A.C.P.C. this year on 1 night so you can bring all siblings who attend A.C.P.C. (Preschool-2nd grade).  All Preschool-2nd grade students can bring their grandparents or grand persons on this night.  Come play bingo in the cafeteria and win up to 3 books and/or walk in the gym and win 2 books. 

*Family Math Night will be held on Thursday, November 8th at 5:30 p.m.  Lindsey Wilson College Education students will be setting up fun and educational booths for you and your child to participate in. 


*Grand Group Grandparents Support Group will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m., at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office located at 409 Fairgrounds Street.  Topic for the day will be Home Safety.  Lunch will be provided. 


*Health Services*

*L.E.A.P. (Literacy, Eating, and Physical Activity) will be taught to all Preschool and Kindergarten students on Monday, September 17th or Thursday, September 27th by Kelli Bonifer, Cooperative Extension Agent.

*Red Ribbon Week is October 22nd-26th.  This year’s theme is Good Character, Good Choices:  Drug & Bully Free.  Your child can bring in a can of food any day during this week for the Adair County Food Pantry drive.  Miss Kentucky Katie Bouchard will be our guest speaker for all students on Wednesday, October 24th.  Please encourage your child to dress for the events.

Monday, October 22nd:  “Red” – Y to Live a Drug Free Life (wear red clothing)

Strawberry gushers will be given to everyone at lunch.

Tuesday, October 23rd:  Hats Off to Being Drug Free (wear crazy hats)

Everyone will receive hat cookies at lunch.

Wednesday, October 24th:  My Character Counts I’m Drug Free (Dress as your favorite book or movie character) Popcorn will be given out to everyone at lunch.

Thursday, October 25th:  It’s Cool to Be Drug Free (wear sunglasses)

Everyone will receive capri suns at lunch.

Friday, October 26th:  Follow Your Dreams and Don’t Do Drugs (wear pajamas)

Special oreo cookies will be given at lunch.

Thank you to the Adair County Food Services Program for providing special treats at lunch each day during Red Ribbon Week.


*Educational Support*

*LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) will begin on Monday, November 5th.  Please contact Stan Lawson at Lake Cumberland Community Services located at 1116 Jamestown Street or call 270-384-2147 if you want to find out which day you should sign up according to your last name. 

*Attendance  Your child can do their best in school when they have regular attendance.  There will be a drawing before Christmas for those at ACPC who finish the first semester with perfect attendance.  Columbia Masonic Lodge No. 96 donated 6 bikes total for the year.  3 will be drawn for at Christmas and 3 at the end of the school year.   

*F.R.C. mission is to enhance student’s ability to succeed in school by developing and sustaining partnerships that promote:  Early learning and successful transition into adult life. 

*There will be an F.R.C. Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m., at A.C.P.C.  Meetings are open to the public. 

Please feel free to drop by the office (located inside Adair County Primary Center) or call 270-384-9752.  Office Hours are 7:30-3:00 and by appointment as needed.
Paula Garrison, Coordinator


Adair County Schools1204 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728

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