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2008 edition of annual UGA Back to School Packet
Welcome to the 2008 Back to School Packet. In this edition, experts from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offer tips to help you and your child get ready for school. Feature articles address school safety, study habits, packed lunches, school gardens, money management and school communication.

Editors, these feature articles are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension 000C county agent 0089 (just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features. The stories are available on the Georgia FACES media kit Web site under 0016 Back to School Packet 002A .

News Articles 2008
1. 0031 Tax-free holiday, sales combine for big savings 001C – Sharon Omahen

2. 0027 Provide students with a place to study 001D – April Sorrow

3. 001C Stay safe on the school bus 001A –Allie Byrd

4. 0034 Prepare for school – practice the morning routine 001E – Kristen Plank

5. 0024 Communication key to school success 001F – Stephanie Schupska

6. 002C Send homemade, nutritious lunches to school 001B – Helena Atwater

7. 0024 Raise financially literate children 0019 – April Sorrow

8. 0010 Keep lunch safe 001B – Helena Atwater

9. 0021 Children bloom in school gardens 001A – April Sorrow

10. 0026 Help kids, teachers deal with bullies 0018 – Brad Haire

11. 002B Get involved early to stop school dropouts 260F – April Sorrow

(April Sorrow was principle editor of the 2008 Back to School Packet and is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)

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