Community celebrates Pre-K week - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Community celebrates Pre-K week

Students linked up to celebrate Pre-K week Students linked up to celebrate Pre-K week
Gloria Kendall is encouraging the community to come read to students at Sylvandale Elementary School Gloria Kendall is encouraging the community to come read to students at Sylvandale Elementary School
Teachers released balloons to show their support for the Pre-K program Teachers released balloons to show their support for the Pre-K program
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some Dougherty county pre-schoolers linked up today to celebrate Pre-K week.

Students at Sylvandale Elementary held hands and made chains with their names on them to show their support for early education. Teachers released balloons and community leaders and parents read to the students earlier in the day. Pre-K directors say reading is a major part of Pre-K and they encourage volunteers to come read to the students.

"This entire month we will be inviting people to come into the school to read," said Director of Pre-K Programs Gloria Kendall. "All of the teachers have sent out notices or will be sending out notices and we are trying to get as many readers this month as we can."

 Pre-K week is sponsored by the non-profit Voices for Georgia's children. For more information on how you can be a volunteer reader call Sylvandale Elementary at 431-1290. The school is located on 1520 Cordell Avenue, Albany, Ga.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DOCO students prepare for state testing

    DOCO students prepare for state testing

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:14:05 GMT
    Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>
  • Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:04:54 GMT
    Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>
  • Tift Community Market faces struggles after January storm

    Tift Community Market faces struggles after January storm

    Sunday, April 23 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-23 20:58:55 GMT
    Tift Community Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Source: WALB)Tift Community Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany market is still hurting after the January Storms destroyed it's home base.  Tift Community Market opened for the season in March, but in a new location.  

    More >>

    An Albany market is still hurting after the January Storms destroyed it's home base.  Tift Community Market opened for the season in March, but in a new location.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly