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School Notebook - December 21, 2011

Today

The Clayton County Public Library System will host a “Make a Child Smile: Mobile Dental Unit” Dec. 21, from 9:30 a.m., to 3 p.m., for youths who need dental services. Advance appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accommodated, based on available appointment times. The mobile dental unit will be parked in front of the Headquarters Library, 865 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-3850.

Thursday, Dec. 22

The Clayton County Homeless Education Department will host a Gift Distribution Event Thursday Dec. 22, from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m., at the Homeless Education Department , which is located at 5968 Maddox Road, in Morrow. For more information, contact Sonia Davis at (404) 362-8893.

Friday, Dec. 23

The Clayton County Public Library System will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23 through Dec. 26. All libraries in the county will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Notes:

The Army National Guard’s Britaney Foster has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. Foster is a 2004 graduate of Forest Park High School, and is the daughter of Connie Rocker, of Forest Park.

Air Force Reserve Airman Tyrone Lungrin has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Lungrin is a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School, and is the son of Pauline Samms, of Jonesboro.

Ongoing

Clayton State University Health Services (UHS) is offering flu shots for the Clayton State, and surrounding, communities. No appointment is necessary for the shots, which can be administered to individuals, age 3 and older. Costs are: Clayton State students, faculty, staff, and family members –– $15. For the general public –– $20. The Vaccine Information Sheet and the 2011 Flu Shot Consent form are available on the UHS web site: http://nursing.clayton.edu/uhs/.

The Clayton County Public Library System offers many services to students, including online practice tests and tutorials in math, reading and writing, as well as test-preparation materials for the SAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFFL, and Occupational Aptitude Tests. Also available are online computer classes, and online language-learning classes. Visit the library's web site at www.claytonpl.org, for more information.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily, compiled by staff writer Jeylin White. She can be reached via e-mail at jwhite@news-daily.com.#