Athens City Schools Family Engagement, Kids Connection, Coordinated School Health, and Family Resource partnered together to provide the Supper & Seminar on Dealing with Misbehaviors on Tuesday.

It was a great evening for parents/guardians to learn helpful tips on how to deal with misbehaviors and discipline concerns for children of all ages. We appreciate the partnership with UT Extension agency for providing such great programs for our families and community.

The annual Family Engagement Survey is currently available to take online and by paper copy for this year. Please be sure to complete the online or paper copy and return it to your child’s school by Friday, Feb. 14. The feedback provided is so important to our school district.

North City will be hosting the Quilts of Valor program this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. Westside will be having a Quilts of Valor program on Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. We always welcome families and community members to attend this special event.

Athens City Schools Kids Care Closet is collecting sweatpants and deodorant during the month of February for our students in need. These items can be dropped off at any Kids Connection office, the Administration Building, and Jenkins Deli.

We appreciate the support that our community and families provide to keep our Kids Care Closet stocked to help meet the needs that arise in our schools.

Just a quick reminder that Athens City Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Kids Connection will also be closed.

Please take time to enjoy time with your family during this long weekend and remember to stay healthy and active.

Julie Lofland is the Family Engagement Coordinator for Athens City Schools and may be reached by emailing jlofland@athensk8.net

Julie Lofland is the Family Engagement Coordinator for Athens City Schools and may be reached by emailing jlofland@athensk8.net

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