Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 12, 2012

Educational programs, sports and toy drive mark week’s activities

— By Kay Mealio

PERRIN – I’ve had it pointed out that I didn’t lose an hour of sleep in the fall, but gained an hour. It’s still a mystery how they figure that. I got up an hour earlier than usual and went to bed an hour later. Where’s that extra hour?

The first Perrin varsity boys basketball game is Tuesday when they host Goldburg at home. All teams will play.

There will be a Community Diabetes Education program to be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Jacksboro at the Faith Community Hospital Conference Room located at 717 Magnolia St., Jacksboro, TX 76458. Joy Henry, RN, chief nursing officer at Faith Community Hospital, will be talking about basic diabetes education, portion control, healthy serving sizes and everyday healthy eating. This will be an open discussion including a question and answer session. It’s free to the public. Please contact Joy Henry at (940) 567-6633, ext. 215 or jhenry@fchtexas.com for registration or questions.

Mamaw’s House has a drop off box for stuffed toys in the Perrin Post Office until Dec 15. Weldon and Dorothy Cranford are the caretakers of the project. You may send toys or monetary donations to Mamaw’s House, P.O. Box 444, Perrin, TX 76486.

Perrin Gifted/Talented referrals are now being accepted for the 2012-13 school year. Referral forms are available in the elementary and high school offices. Completed forms need to be returned to Amye Eudy or to the offices by Nov 30. Testing will begin in December and qualified GT students will receive GT services beginning in January.

CSCOPE, the curriculum instruction used by Perrin-Whitt Consolidated Independent School District, now has a parent guide available that will “allow parents the opportunity to view all concepts and key understandings associated with each unit in CSCOPE Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies (K-12).” You don’t need any information to use the guide. Simply follow this link: http://www.cscope.us/parentportal/and select your child’s grade and subject area. You can then see just what concepts your child will be learning throughout the school year.

Perrin Elementary is currently conducting an online survey regarding school climate. Please take a few minutes and go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3F7MDS and share your thoughts.

PWCISDwill hold a public meeting in combination with the school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the PWCISD board room. The purpose of the public meeting is to distribute a financial management report that explains the district’s performance under each of the 20 indicators and the district’s rating on School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas). Interested district stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Thought for the week: Good things come to those who wait. Better things come to those who WORK for them.