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    The Buzzword of the Day for 10/09/2015 is:

    journal (noun)


    What does it mean?

    1 : a brief account of daily events : diary
    2 a : a daily newspaper b : a magazine that reports on things of special interest to a particular group

    How do you use it?

    For our homework assignment over the holiday weekend, our French teacher, Madame Bernardin, told us to write in our journals at least a few sentences each day.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Like so many other English words, "journal" comes ultimately from Latin. What do you think the Latin root of "journal" means?

    A. news
    B. author
    C. day
    D. memories
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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    Children's lunches available Thursday and FridayRichland One will serve lunch to children Thursday and Friday at  John P. Thomas.
    Children who live within the Richland One school attendance zone, as well as children from other areas, may eat lunch free from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 in the school cafeteria.Children do not have to provide identification to receive meals.

    School Cancelled.  Richland One has cancelled school for the remainder of the week - Oct. 5- 9.

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    Cocky's Express      Cocky's Express visited Thomas September 24. The students from Pre-K through second grade were invited to attend the program and were excited to meet Cocky.  Each student who attended received a free book from Cocky.  This program was provided by a grant from The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation. Tigers love Cocky!

    Rewards for School  ....Office Depot has a partnership with schools.  We can receive 5% in credits to use toward supplies for our school, when you provide our school ID number at check-out.  (You may still use your own rewards card also.)  Our ID number is 70070290.  Thank you for supporting John P. Thomas in this way.    


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    Dear Parents,
     Welcome to an exciting year at John P. Thomas Elementary School. The staff and I are very excited that you have entrusted your child's education to us. We will make every effort to help your child achieve academically and socially this year. It is our goal to create an enriching learning environment that engages the student.

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    While here at John P. Thomas, I promise to act in such a way that I will be proud of myself and others will be proud of me too. I come to school to learn and I will learn. I will have a good day.