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Friday, October 31, 2014
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary • 6650 Frontage Road at White Horse • Greenville, SC 29605 • (864) 355-1300 • FAX: (864) 355-1351

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Red Ribbon Week

Thomas E. Kerns will be recognizing Red Ribbon Week on Monday, October 27th to Friday, October 31st.  Each day of Red Ribbon Week will have a different theme, which allows the students to participate through different dress.

Monday - Put a Cap On Drugs - Wear your favorite hat
Tuesday - Follow Your Dreams, Not Drugs - Wear your pajamas
Wednesday - Black Out Drugs - Wear black
Thursday - Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite team shirt
Friday - TEK is Drug Free - Show your school spirit by wearing red and white.  

Go to Red Ribbon Campaign and sign the pledge to educate our students about the dangers of drug abuse.

CogAT/Iowa Testing

Thomas E. Kerns be conducting the CogAT and the Iowa tests for the 2nd grade on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 22nd through Friday, October 24 - CogAT 

Tuesday, October 28th through Wednesday, October 29th - Iowa

Please make sure that your 2nd grader gets a good nights rest and arrives at school on time the days of the testing.

Pennies for Patients
Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork - working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.  This will mark the 9th year that Thomas E. Kerns has participated in this event.

We will be collecting different coins on different days.  Students who participate by bringing in their loose change will get to dress based on the theme of that day!  Although the event does not begin until January 19th, 2015, you can donate at any time with any amount by following the link above.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to the page for Thomas E. Kerns donation page.  Money that is donated will go towards research for cures.  If you do make a donation, make sure to include your students name and his/her homeroom teacher.

Monday, January 19th - Wear red to support cures for blood cancer and bring in your pennies.
Tuesday, January 20th - Wear orange to support cures for Leukemia and bring in your nickles.
Wednesday, January 21st - Wear green to support cures for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and bring in your dimes.
Thursday, January 22nd - Wear purple to support cures for Hodgkin Lymphona and bring in your quarters.
Friday, January 23rd - Wear dark red to support cures for Myeloma and bring any coins or dollars!

The class that brings in the most money will earn a pasta lunch curtesy of The Olive Garden.