When the bell rings to start each day at Longwood Elementary School, students put on a tie or scarf to show they are ready for the day.

The students and educators are “Tie-ing for Success” this academic year. By wearing the tie or scarf, they use a positive mindset and try to be role models for positive behavior.

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Book Fair begins this week at Mossy Head School.

The school also hosts its annual Title I meeting along with a reading night on Tuesday. Throughout the school year, parents and guardians may become involved in many volunteer programs through the Parent Teacher Organization.

In fifth-grade news, the social studies lessons include the students collecting postcards from around the state, country and world. So far they have over 40 cards from locations such as Cuba, Sweden and Japan.

Each week, students pick a postcard off the bulletin board to read what the sender wrote about the state or country.

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Shalimar Elementary School has scheduled an open house from 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

During the evening, the book fair will be open in the media center. In addition, the Title I meeting takes place in the cafeteria.

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The Belief Foundation, which offers a GED tutorial program for at-risk and homeless students in Crestview, has scheduled a fried chicken dinner fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 28. The $7-per-plate orders can be placed by contacting the Belief Foundation at 423-1392.

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Whole Foods Market Destin assisted students at Pryor Middle School as they planted a variety of seeds that include green beans, tomatoes and herbs. The market also provided refreshments for the planting crew.

Made possible by the Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program, the Pryor garden patch is the second Northwest Florida recipient of this program.

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