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Posted: August 21, 2012 - 4:54pm  |  Updated: August 21, 2012 - 5:25pm
Trevor Bafford, 6, of Trenton, S.C., meets his first-grade teacher, Kerry Moore during, an open house at Merriwether Elementary School. Edgefield and Aiken County schools start back Monday.  SPECIAL
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Trevor Bafford, 6, of Trenton, S.C., meets his first-grade teacher, Kerry Moore during, an open house at Merriwether Elementary School. Edgefield and Aiken County schools start back Monday.

• Aiken County Public Schools will distribute a digital newsletter throughout the school year featuring information about school events and accomplishments. To receive the newsletter, go to www.aiken.k12.sc.us and click on the newsletter link.

• Parents of Aiken County school district students can pay for their child’s lunch using lunchprepay.com. The site allows parents to access their child’s meal account 24 hours a day, pay for multiple children’s accounts with a single payment, see 90 school calendar days of purchases and payments, and more. For information, visit www.lunchprepay.com or contact Eileen at (803) 641-2520 or edrum@aiken.k12.sc.us.

• Applications for free and reduced meals for Aiken County school district students can be completed online at www.lunchapplication.com. To sign in, parents must have their child’s Power School ID number. This number can be obtained through the school office, the school schedule or School Food Service Department at (803) 641-2520.

• Meal prices for Aiken County school district students for the 2012-13 school year: elementary pupils, breakfast – $1.60 or reduced 30 cents, lunch – $2 or reduced 40 cents; middle and high students, breakfast – $1.60 or reduced 30 cents; lunch – $2.15 or reduced 40 cents. Adults can eat breakfast for $1.95 or lunch for $3.35.

• In celebration of the school’s 60th anniversary, the School Improvement Council and the Parent Teacher Organization will renovate the school’s courtyard. The multi-year project will include a picnic plaza, an amphitheater, a water feature and a garden with green space. People may purchase a commemorative brick to support the courtyard project. Contact the school for more information.

• The following PTO positions are open for the 2012-13 school year: co-president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and volunteer coordinator. Help is also needed with the yearbook and parents are needed to take pictures, edit and work with pupils. If interested in serving, leave your name, contact information, name of child and position you are interested in with principal Laurie Reese.

• There will be a PTO/Title I Open House at 6 p.m. Monday. Parents can visit classrooms after the meeting.

• The Environmental Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Room 415. Club membership is $5. Future meetings will be held the second Tuesday monthly.

• Current members of the National Honor Society will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the media center. Those who cannot attend must have a written excuse for Mrs. Creamer signed by a parent.

• Open house is 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30.

• Cheerleading tryouts will be Thursday-Friday from 3:30-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

• Six-week progress reports will be sent home on Oct. 5.

• Juniors will take the PSAT on Oct. 10.

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