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News from the Joppa, Hulaco and Ryan

Parkside School News
There will be an old-timers basketball game, Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. featuring former Joppa School and Baileyton School ball players.  Plans are still in the making but festivities will include a free-throw contest beginning at 3:00 p.m. as well as other events. Please call the school at 256-796-5568 for more information.
Ryan School News
Happy Birthday wishes to Cristian Pecina.
I am sure everyone is aware that this will be the last year for Ryan School to be open.  My heart aches for the kids and the community.
I hope we can all work together and comfort the kids, some who have literally lost not only their homes, but the school they loved and where their families have gone for generations.
I hope everyone will come out and support the students for the remainder of the year and make these last days special and memorable for them.
Grades K – 4 students will be going bowling today. On May 19, grades 5-8 students will be going bowling. Make those spares guys, the strikes take care of themselves!
There will be a Talent Show Friday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m.
Awards Day will be Thursday, May 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with kindergarten graduation.
Final exams will begin on Friday, May 27 with the seventh period exam being given.
Monday, May 30, will be a school holiday in observance of Memorial Day.
Final exams will resume on Tuesday, May 31, and the last day of school for students will be June 2 and June 3 will be the last day for staff at Ryan School.
I hope everyone has a good and safe week.