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Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Schools

As a part of our four tiered system to improve literacy in Cobb County Schools, attendance is key. Chronic absenteeism has been proven to affect reading levels and overall discipline. An article by Edutopia provides key factors in the school climate that are necessary for reducing chronic absenteeism: Inspiration Support Safety and Health Respect Engagement…

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Marietta City Schools offers summer meal options across county through July 27

MARIETTA –  “Upwards of 100,000 children at schools and summer camps across the county are expected to receive breakfast or lunch provided by Marietta City Schools this summer, easing some local concern over lack of available meals.” https://www.mdjonline.com/news/marietta-city-schools-offers-summer-meal-options-across-county-through/article_f5e162c2-86d2-11e9-9b76-3f5e767bbf85.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share Read the full article

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Summer Reading Starts Now!

Relax, play, and have fun this summer. Keep reading, too! By reading 20+ minutes a day, students avoid the “summer academic slide” and maintain or advance academic gains. To support summer reading and learning, The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library​, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools​, challenges all students…

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Census Application Day

Location: Smyrna Public Library100 Village Green Cir SESmyrna, Georgia Date: May 22, 2019, 10:30 am-2:30 pm Apply online at 2020CENSUS.GOV/JOBS

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Heating and Cooling Assistance

Tallatoona has received funding for a cooling program this year.  Appointments are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis – see attached flyers for appointment scheduling information, income requirements, and more. FY2019 Cooling Flyer FY2019 LIHEAP Heating Flyer

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Tallatoona CAP, Inc. Cobb County Tallatoona has appointments and funding available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Appointments are provided on a first-come first-served basis until the program ends April 30, 2019. Cobb County residents who qualify will receive either $310.00 or $350.00 toward their utility bill (primary heating source). The utility…

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Free Literacy Workshop

Join us for an interactive Read with Kelley workshop where you will learn how to help a child from birth to 5th grade and beyond… “Get Reading”! Birth-4: You will practice building vocabulary and language skills easily through everyday activities.  We’ll also play rhyming games that will help make learning phonics easier when they get to school. K-1st:  We’ll practice…

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