Monday, September 28th is the final day to eat on last year’s free or reduced status. If you have already received notification of approval for the 2015-2016 school year, you do not need to complete another application. Letters of notification will be sent for each child in the household. Please check your letter of notification to ensure all children have been processed. If you have any questions please call 904-284-6534. If you have not already applied for free or reduced meals for this school year you can do so at: http://www.heartlandapps.com/
Here in Tiger Country, we are getting extremely excited about our upcoming adventure with Sensory Safari. On Monday and Tuesday, September 28-29, our students will have the chance to learn about animals from around the world, courtesy of the North Florida Chapter of the National Safari Club. Monday night,from 6 pm-7 pm, we would love for our parents to come with their students to enjoy the displays as well.
On Saturday, September 19, the annual Heart Walk was held in Jacksonville. This year's event saw the largest crowd yet. People from all over joined together to walk three miles and raise awareness for heart disease, as well as to help raise money for the American Heart Association. These donations help the AHA fund research to help treat various kinds of heart disease. Three of our Tynes Teachers participated in the walk, as part of Mrs. Mattox's family's team. The teachers walked in honor and in memory of people they love whose lives were affected by heart disease.
A few miles away, the Autism Speaks Walk was also taking place. If you participated, and are willing to share your pictures, we'd love to let everyone see them! You can email them to Mrs. Smallwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love military families at Tynes! Occasionally, we are even privileged to be part of a loved one's return from deployment. Yesterday, September 3, was one of those days. One of our third graders received a very special surprise visitor--his mom, who has been serving overseas in the military for the last seven months. Welcome home, Sam's mom, and thank you for your service.
Tynes students and their families have an amazing opportunity to see animals from around the world--without even leaving Clay County. Thanks to Mrs. Patrylo, we will be hosting a Sensory Safari sponsored by the North Florida Chapter of the Safari Club International. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for your child/children to get up close and personal with animals from around the world. Taxidermy animals from Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America will be represented.
The students will rotate from one country to another and SCI volunteers will introduce them to the animals of that region, predator/prey relationships, etc. In addition, the students will be given an opportunity to touch the animals followed by an answer/question period.
This event will take place on Monday, September 28th and run through Tuesday, September 29th. There will be an open house on Monday night from 6:00PM - 7:00PM for the parents to come with their child/ children to experience this unique opportunity. We look forward to seeing you!