Coastal Georgia Area CAA and the Liberty County Head Start/Pre-K Center in Riceboro helped Head Start and pre-K students end the school year on a high note by hosting the annual family and community field day May 20.
The day started when teachers presented awards in their classrooms to show appreciation to students and parents.
Parent training-transitioning sessions were conducted in the center’s library by Valerie Singletary, Liberty Elementary school curriculum coordinator. She highlighted what parents can expect once their students leave the pre-K center and start kindergarten.
Field day activities were held in the school yard area. There were a variety of competitions, but the big event this year was tug of war.
All nine classes participated in an effort to win the title. Virginia Phillips’ and Diane Miller’s class No. 5 won the “war” by defeating each class, one by one.
Other organizations, entities and businesses that helped with field day include: representative from Riceboro mayor’s office, SNF Chemtall, DFACS, the OMI project manager, Raintree and Northgate housing authority representatives, Babies Can’t Wait and Shane’s Rib Shack.
Family service workers still are taking pre-K and Head Start applications for the 2011-12 school year. Required items include: child’s birth certificate, proof of income and current immunization certificate-form #3231.
The program serves children ages birth to 5 years, pregnant moms and children with special needs/disabilities.
For information, call 884-3134 Mondays-Fridays.