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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 county agent (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 Back to School Packet.

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

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

3. Stay safe on the school bus –Allie Byrd

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

5. Communication key to school success – Stephanie Schupska

6. Send homemade, nutritious lunches to school – Helena Atwater

7. Raise financially literate children – April Sorrow

8. Keep lunch safe – Helena Atwater

9. Children bloom in school gardens – April Sorrow

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

11. Get involved early to stop school dropouts – 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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