Each month I will issue a challenge to the C.H.A.M.P.S. students, because I believe that when we teach our children to give back, we are helping to build their character as a person. Through their service, they learn to help those around them who are in need. This month, I will be promoting a movement/program titled the "Warmth of June" that began as the mission of a 1st grader at McHenry Primary School. It is this young girl's desire to see anyone in need of Warmth this winter get a blanket. (You can view her mission on FaceBook at Warmth of June).
Here is how we can help... Any C.H.A.M.P.S. student who wishes to participate can bring a blanket (gently used or new) of any size to their schedule class in February (Class dates listed below). I will then take all the blankets to the "Warmth of June" , where they will be distributed to members of our community who are in need of them.
February 1 : Unity Christian School
February 5th: Model Middle (D. Blankenship)
February 6th: Model Middle (Bryant/ R. Blankenship)
February 12th: Pepperrell Middle (Scoggins)
February 13th: Pepperrell Middle (Mitchell)
February 21st: Coosa Middle (Lee/Chastain)(Mrs. Goulding's class can bring theirs this day as well)
February 26th: Armuchee Middle (Keiffier/Broxterman)
Students please remember that you have two homework assignments for CHAMPS Class.
First, you need to complete page 43 in your workbooks where you must list reasons NOT to smoke or use other tobacco products. This is a great chance for you to sit down with your parent(s)/Guardian(s) and go over the tobacco factsheet on page 42 and have them assist you with your homework. This page is pictured below.
Second, You are responsible for creating a tobacco product package warning label. You may draw this label in your workbook on page 44 or you can create it on another sheet of paper and attach it to page 44. Think of the examples that we reviewed in class (The slide is pictured under this month's lesson if you can't remember) and then create a package/label that you feel tells the truth about tobacco products. Remember that these are due at the beginning of December's class and we will have a contest where the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be rewarded with two Blow Pop suckers each. I thank you in advance for your participation. (Note: The December Class Schedule is shown above)
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
~ Benjamin Franklin
Floyd County Sheriff's Office
Our Children are the future of our communities and our leaders for a brighter tomorrow and we have a responsibility to ensure that they have a strong foundation on which to build. Our children are under attack like never before and it is up to us as adults to educate them regarding real world topics such as the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, Gang Awareness, Bullying, etc. It is our responsibility to teach our children that every choice has a consequence and that once we take action we must accept all those consequences... both good and bad. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office shares in your desire to help our children become the best they can be and to to ensure this we continue to offer the C.H.A.M.P.S. program to 6th and 7th graders in Floyd County. It is our hope that this program will make a difference in the life of your child and by doing so will make a difference in our community.