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Fulton County schools set hardship transfer application deadline

Fulton County schools set hardship transfer application deadline

FULTON COUNTY -- For parents planning to apply for a 2013-14 hardship transfer, or to renew current hardship to another elementary, middle or high school in Fulton County, applications will be available January 4, with the deadline for submitting them on February 15, by 4:30 p.m. 

Forms are available online, on the Fulton County School's "Parents" page. Here, parents can print off the form and sign it, then deliver it to the Fulton County Schools' Student Assignment Office, c/o Meadows Operations Center at 5270 Northfield Blvd. College Park, GA 30349. The form can be faxed to the same address at (404) 763-5547.

Flu vaccine available at Fulton County health centers

Flu vaccine available at Fulton County health centers

ATLANTA -- Flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now is the time to make sure you're protected. The agency says flu season is ramping up early this year - for the first time in almost a decade and Fulton County Health Services encourages residents (ages 6 months and older) to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated. Vaccines are available at six health centers from 8:00am – 4:00pm through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.

Residents can get the flu vaccine or the nasal mist (age 2 to 49 years) for $25.  Visa and Master Card (credit and debit), Medicaid, Cigna, United Health care and cash are accepted forms of payment.

Lighting of the Square to be held Dec. 1

Lighting of the Square to be held Dec. 1

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Nothing says Christmas in Roswell quite like the annual Lighting of the Historic Town Square.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments, choral performances and even a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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Santa's Secret Gift Shop will open at 6 p.m. Children are invited to accompany Santa's elves to the shop and pick out the perfect gifts for their parents and friends.

The gift shop is located at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center on Grimes Bridge Road. A free shuttle will ferry shoppers between the shop and the Square.

For more information about the Square lighting, call 770-641-3950.

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

Where did the time go? Wasn't it yesterday that you brought the baby home from the hospital? It's back to school time again and for those sending a child to kindergarten, it can be quite emotional... for parents anyway. Kindergarten is a special time and you'll begin seeing pay off on your hard work over the past 5 years. For most this will be the first full school day, the first year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

River Eves ES to hold new student ice cream social

River Eves ES to hold new student ice cream social

ROSWELL, Ga. -- This year's River Eves Elementary School kindergarten and new student ice cream social will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event, which allows new students to meet their peers and share ice cream and popsicles, will be held on the River Eves playground.

Parents will also get the opportunity to mingle with teachers, administrators and PTA leaders, and to purchase River Eves merchandise for themselves and their children.

"Our annual new student and kindergarten ice ceam social is a wonderful way to get a head start on school for the parents of our rising kindergarten and new students," principal Neil Pinnock said in a statement. "Our PTA and staff are excited to meet our newest Eagles and their families."

River Eves Elementary is located at 9000 Eves Road in Roswell.

Popular puppet series returns next week

Popular puppet series returns next week

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Summer Puppet Series will return to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center for its 15th season in June.

The shows, which have delighted countless children and their parents over the years, feature nationally renowned puppeteers and a wide variety of puppets in whimsical and captivating performances.

This year's show lineup includes:

June 4-9
"Rapunzel" (Paul Mesner Puppets)

June 11-16
"Wiley & the Hairy Man" (Paul Mesner Puppets)

June 18-23
"Sleeping Beauty" (Tanglewood Marionettes)

June 25-30
"Arabian Adventure" (Tanglewood Marionettes)

July 2-7
"Zany Zoo" (Lee Bryan, aka That Puppet Guy)

July 9-14
"Rumplestiltzkin" (Frisch Marionettes)

July 16-21
"Hansel & Gretel" (Frisch Marionettes)