School Notebook - October 5, 2011


The Clayton County Library System’s Riverdale Branch will hold a “Free GED Preparation” class on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., at the library, located at 420 Valley Hill Road, in Riverdale. Call (770) 472-8100.


Callaway Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting will be held Thursday. Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the school. located at 120 Oriole Drive, in Jonesboro. For more information, e-mail Mrs. Drukman: ldrukman@clayton.k12.ga.us.

The Clayton County Library System’s Headquarters Branch will host “My F.O.C.C.U.S.,” a College Readiness Series, Thursday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m., to 8:45 p.m., at the library, at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 473-3850.


On Friday, Oct. 7th, Callaway Elementary School will be hosting a “Walk to School Day Parade.” The gathering will begin at 7 a.m., and will depart from two starting points (Kendrick Middle School, and the cul-de-sac nearest the school just off Flamingo Drive and Cardinal Lane) no later than 7:20 a.m. For more details, contact Mrs. Drukman at (678) 479-2600, or at: ldrukman@clayton.k12.ga.us.


The Clayton County Library System’s Jonesboro Branch will be celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month Monday, Oct. 10, from 7 p.m., to 7:45 p.m., at the library, located at 124 Smith Street, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 478-7120.


The U.S. Navy recently announced that Navy Seaman Sabien D. Alvarez was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Alvarez’ training included: Classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Alvarez is a 2010 graduate of Lovejoy High School.

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Jonesboro First United Methodist Church on Main street, in the Christian Activities Building. A special program will be presented by the Busy Bees coordinated by Tom Bonnell. Contact Wilton Marchman, at (770) 946-4631, or at: wmarchman@comcast.net.

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life will host its Third Annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Oct. 14, in the Student Activities Center. The event is free to Clayton State students. Clayton State faculty and staff pay $20, non-Clayton State attendees, pay $35. Registration is available online at: https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/diversityconference/.

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 for shots 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, test-preparation materials (SAT, ASVAB, GED, TOEFFL, occupational aptitude tests, etc.), 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.