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Peachtree City residents showcase their talents at the Glenloch Center

Peachtree City residents showcase their talents at the Glenloch Center

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- On April 1, Peachtree City Parks and Recreation will host the Peachtree City's Got Talent Show at the Glenloch Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m.

The show will feature performers aged 5-21. There is no charge to perform, and all talents are welcome. Register at www.ptcrecreation.org. Admission for spectators is $2, with all proceeds going to the PTC Youth Council.

The Glenloch Recration Center is located on Stevens Entry.

 

 

Register your child for Pre-Kindergarten until April 13

Register your child for Pre-Kindergarten until April 13

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) Registration for the Fayette County Public School System’s eight state funded pre-kindergarten classes will continue as of April 13, 2011 at Brooks, Crabapple Lane, Hood Avenue, Inman, North Fayette, Oak Grove, Peachtree City, and Robert J. Burch elementary schools for any openings and waiting lists following the April 12th lottery drawing.  

Students must be four years old on or before September 1, 2011 to be eligible for the pre-kindergarten program.  A student who is age eligible for kindergarten may not register for the pre-kindergarten program.

Residency information, and the child’s birth certificate and social security card, must be presented at the time of registration. The enrollment form and state lottery form must also be completed.

Just in time for Spring, the Peachtree City Home & Garden Expo comes to town

Just in time for Spring, the Peachtree City Home & Garden Expo comes to town

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- (submitted by Ashley Alonso/PTC Parks and Rec.)  Saturday, April 16th, the Peachtree City Parks & Recreation Department will bring the inaugural Home & Garden Expo to the community. The Kedron Fieldhouse & Aquatic Center will host this event and allow us to have exhibitors both indoor and out. They are located at 202 Kedron Drive in the heart of Peachtree City from 10am – 6pm.

Ashley Alonso, Coordinator, says, “There is no other show in the area like this. We know that most people are updating homes or looking for fresh ideas, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for both businesses and citizens. We want to help home owners enhance your home while adding value back into it.”

The McIntosh High School construction class has made several projects throughout the year that will be available for purchase. The project they are most proud of is the playhouse.

Teacher To attend Math/Science Academy this summer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) While students are enjoying their summer break, Pat Costa, a fifth grade teacher at Crabapple Lane Elementary, will become a student of the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

Costa was selected from more than 1,500 third through fifth-grade teachers nationwide who applied to attend the one-week, all expenses paid, professional development program for the teaching of math and science. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association chose the participants based on their qualifications, dedication to inspiring students at an early age, and their overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession.

Costa is the only teacher from Fayette, and one of 13 from Georgia, selected to attend the academy.

Students use Math to prepare their Spring Garden

Students use Math to prepare their Spring Garden

FAYETTEVILLE -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Drieshbach) A bright sunny day and some math was all it took to get the garden behind Rising Starr Middle ready for spring planting.

Exceptional students in Holly Monahan’s class have been maintaining the garden for several years, growing both vegetables and flowers. This year they got some help with soil preparation from Natalie Fields’ math students. The students calculated the area of each planter box to determine the proper amount of fertilizer neeed before planting.

School Superintendent Jeff Bearden happened to be visiting the school and got a quick lesson from the students on the calculations and the garden. Pictured (left to right) School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden, Hayden Long (behind planter), Kevin Khadkhodaian and Wright Hood.

Educational Programs receive funding from Rotary

Educational Programs receive funding from Rotary

PEACHTREE CITY, GA -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) A $1,000 total donation from the Rotary Club of Peachtree City will be used to enhance learning opportunities for hundreds of students across the county.

The Fayette County Public School System’s Friends Mentoring and After School programs each received a $500 check as part of the Rotary Club’s initiative to support education and learning.

“We ask educators who know the needs and emerging trends, and if we can help in bringing resources for future learning, we are honored to do so,” says Karen Stephens, community service director for the club.

The donation will help fund the development of a math guidebook for mentors to get ideas for study materials and activities, and the purchase of training curriculum to assist After School Program sites in retaining or working toward receiving national accreditation.

End your marriage on a high note with the Respectful Divorce Worshop

End your marriage on a high note with the Respectful Divorce Worshop

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Gathering Place will hold the Respectful Divorce Workshop Part I on Monday, March 28 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

This workshop is a free, two-part informational workshop, part one was entitled “Working through it, to the Courts.”

The Gathering Place is located at 230 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City.