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A Note From Nurse Laura

posted Dec 12, 2017, 6:28 AM by Lena Dowdy

Notes from NURSE LAURA

You don’t need us to tell you that the flu is no fun, especially for kids.

Icky symptoms like high-grade fevers, chills, headaches, runny nose, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite and sore throat can sideline our children for days at a time. The flu also has the potential to develop into pneumonia – an infection of the lungs – without proper rest and care.

Thankfully, there’s plenty we can do as parents to keep our children from being one of the millions who get sick with the flu each year, starting with these six tips.

1. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot. Making sure that your child and everyone who cares for him/her gets an annual flu shot is one of the best ways to help everyone stay flu-free. The influenza vaccine, which should be given every year to offer the most up-to-date protection, helps your child build up antibodies to the flu virus, protecting him from getting sick. Some children younger than 8 years of age will need two flu shots, 1 month apart, if this is their first year to receive flu vaccine.

2. Make hand-hygiene a priority. Before and after eating, after playing on the playground, after using the restroom, after coming home from school, after touching your mouth or nose – hand-hygiene is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. Have your child use soap and warm water, and make sure he lathers up for about 20 seconds (or the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice) You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to keep little hands clean.

3. Beef up your child’s immune system. A strong immune system is a great defense against any type of illness, including the flu. To give your child’s immunity a boost, make sure he gets enough sleep at night (usually between 8-10 hours), eats a well-rounded diet full of fruits and veggies and gets around an hour of physical activity each day.

4. Steer clear of other sick children as much as possible. When kids are in close quarters (on the bus, on the playground, in the classroom, in the locker room after practice) it’s easy to spread germs. And if your child does get sick, keep him home until he’s fever-free for at least 24 hours. Also, babies and the elderly are especially susceptible to the flu virus, so avoid any close contact with those populations, too, if your child gets sick.

5. Keep non-toxic disinfectant handy. Sometimes, as hard as we try, our kids still manage to become little magnets for germs. In addition to making sure their hands stay clean, it’s important make sure hard surfaces in your home or classroom stay germ-free as well. During cold and flu season, it’s a good idea to regularly disinfect countertops, doorknobs, hard and soft toys, bedsheets, backpacks, lunchboxes, desks and athletic equipment.

6. Follow respiratory etiquette. This means teaching your child to cough and sneeze into their elbow instead of

 their hands, and to follow the hand-hygiene tips mentioned above after disposing of used tissues. While it’s 

important to keep your environment clean, respiratory etiquette is more important when it comes to preventing

 the transmission of the flu.




TGAP Running Club

posted Dec 12, 2017, 6:15 AM by Lena Dowdy

TGAP Running Club

Our new TGAP Running Club invites 3, 4 and 5 Grade runners and joggers of all speeds to join us on runs around our school. We will meet on Monday’s of each week tentatively beginning January 22, 2018, at 3:00 pm in the lunchroom before going for a run or jog.   We understand that students are busy, and we invite students to come to as many or few runs as their schedule allows. 

Our end goal is to run the Falcon Frenzy 5K

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the following:

Rachel Crump Rachel.Crump@white.k12.ga.us

Lawayne Oliver Lawayne.Oliver@white.k12.ga.us

Mary Trigg Mary.Trigg@white.k12.ga.us




posted Dec 12, 2017, 6:05 AM by Lena Dowdy

Come Join our PTO!  
We have several fun things planned for this school year.  Our 2018 Special Events are listed Below.  Come get involved and let's make TGES a great place to be! 


2018 EVENTS:

*Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Dance

*Mom/Son Sweetheart Dance

*Teacher Appreciation Week

*Boston Butt Fundraiser

(PTO needs an expert  BBQ chef ) 

End of Year Giving:

Our PTO is a 501(c)3 and all donations are fully tax deductible.   

The TGAP PTO is raising money for new playground equipment. 

Please consider giving to TGAP PTO with your end of the year gifts.

TGAP Singers

posted Dec 12, 2017, 5:57 AM by Lena Dowdy


A special THANK YOU”  to United  Community Bank for donating our 

“Singing  for U T-Shirts”


                December 02        5:30PM       Christmas performance at Freedom Park  

                December 12        1:00PM       Performance at United Community Bank

                December  14        7:00 PM     Christmas Concert at TGAP

**T-Shirts and nice pants MUST be worn at the 

December 12 and December 14 performances.

Princess and the Pea Musical

posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:11 PM by Lena Dowdy

The Princess and the Pea Musical

Come out and see our TGAP Musical Theater Club and the WCHS Drama classes perform The Princess and the Pea Musical.
When:  October 20th & 21st at 7:00pm
Where:  White County High School Theater
Cost:  Free

Come and enjoy the show!

Red Ribbon Week!

posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:04 PM by Lena Dowdy

Monday, October 23rd: Wear RED for “RED-Y to Live a Drug Free and Bully Free Life!”   

Red Ribbons will be distributed for each student.

Tuesday, October 24th: Wear your school appropriate pj’s for “Your Choices are the Key to Your Dreams!” day.

Wednesday, October 25th: Dress for Success for “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free and Bully Free!” day.

Thursday, October 26th: Wear your hair in a crazy way and/or wear your crazy or mismatched socks for “We are Crazy about Being Drug Free and Bully Free!” day.

Friday, October 27th: Read-A-Thon. Dress up as your favorite book character for “Your Future is Bright by Staying Drug Free and Bully Free!” day. (Please no scary costumes or masks).

TGAP Grandparents' Days

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:49 AM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 10:53 AM ]

TGAP would like to recognize all of our wonderful Grandparents by inviting them to breakfast.  
We will offer a special breakfast for each grade level.  

Our Grandparents' Breakfast will be at 7:30 AM on the following days:

10/3 - Kindergarten 

10/4 - 1st Grade

10/5 - 2nd and 3rd Grades

10/6 - 4th and 5th Grades

Our TGAP Book Fair

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:28 AM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 6:21 AM ]

Come Saddle Up and Read at our TGAP Scholastic Book Fair!

When: Thursday, September 28th - Tuesday, October 3rd

Where:  TGAP Media Center

Family Night is on Thursday, September, 28th.  
On this night we will be open late until 7:00PM.  

Coding Club

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:17 AM by Lena Dowdy

TGAP Coding and Robotics Club 

Welcome to the Club!

Fall Meeting Dates:
Tuesday, September 5 
Tuesday, September 12 
Tuesday, September 19 
Tuesday, September 26 
Tuesday, October 3 
Tuesday, October 10 
Tuesday, October 17 
Tuesday, October 24 
Tuesday, November 7 
Tuesday, November 14 

K-2 Coding Club Contact Information:  

Mrs. Kostulakos kelley.kostulakos@white.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Holcomb Elizabeth.holcomb@white.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Kelli kelli.usher@white.k12.ga.us 

Mrs. Grisham suzanne.grish am@white.k12.ga.us

3-5 Coding Club Contact Information: 

Mrs. Bass lee.bass@white.k12.ga.us 

Mr. Bishop scott.bishop@white.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Carney anissa.carney@white.k12.ga.us

TGES Musical

posted Aug 18, 2017, 9:45 AM by Lena Dowdy   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 10:38 AM ]

Princess and the Pea Musical   

TGAP will be presenting The Princess and the Pea Musical on October 20th and 21st.    Rehearsals will start on August 29th and run every Tuesday and Thursday until the performance.  The performance will be at the high school.  More information will be sent home with students.  

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