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Healthy DeKalb’s April-May Adventures

Apr 18, 2017

Healthy DeKalb’s April-May Adventures

FREE community activities sponsored by Saint Thomas DeKalb and the DeKalb Prevention Coalition:

Tuesday, April 18 at noon – Community Wellness Walk - meet on Smithville City Hall side of the Courthouse

Saturday, April 22 – Downtown Smithville

*Prescription Drug Take Back - 10:00 am – City Hall

*Child Abuse Awareness Walk - 10:30 am – City Hall

*Healthy DeKalb update - 11:00 am – Justin Potter Library

Wednesdays in the DeKalb County Complex:

*Walking Club – 8:00 am

*Chair Volleyball – 9:00 am

*Art Classes – contact the Library for details

*Gentle Yoga – 4:00 pm

*Martial Arts – 5:00 pm (1 free month & uniform May sign up)

*Power Yoga – 6:30 pm

*Tuesday, May 9th at 5:30 pm – Healthy Meal Planning at Green Brook Park – healthy snacks will be served

For more information, call DeKalb Prevention Coalition at

615-580-9290 or Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359

Kindergarten Registration

May 16, 2017
8:00 a.m.
Smithville Elementary School & DeKalb West School

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be Tuesday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 p.m at Smithville Elementary School and DeKalb West School. Translators will be available to assist with filling out paperwork during the 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. time period.

Children who plan to attend kindergarten must turn five years old on or before August 15, 2017 in order to enroll for the 2017-18 school year.

Please bring the following information with you on registration day:

*Social Security card

*Original birth certificate (certified copy with the state seal, not the hospital copy or mother's copy)

*Current, up to date, physical examination and immunization record (These must be on a Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization, which can be obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department)

*Proof of residency for DeKalb County (i.e. gas/electric bill)

*Your child (they will be tested on registration day)

Adoption Fundraiser for Missy and Todd Pack

Apr 29, 2017
10 a.m.

Rockin C Stables and TSC will have a fundraiser for Missy and Todd Pack to help finance the adoption of their two boys in Ukraine. There will be pony rides for donations along with a silent auction. Christie Q Barbeque will be selling food. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 29. If you want to volunteer or donate to the auction or just donate money ahead of time please call Lindi Carter at 931-273-1317.

DeKalb Fire Department Fundraiser (Main Station)

May 6, 2017
4:00 p.m.
County Complex

DeKalb County Fire Department Engine 59 Main Station invites you to the annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 6 at the County Complex at 712 South Congress Boulevard. The evening will begin at 4 p.m. with a fish fry. Plates include fish/chicken strips, French fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert, and drink for only $12.00 a plate for ages 12 and older and $7.00 for children up to age 12. An auction will start at 5:30 p.m. with various items donated by local businesses, including gift certificates, tools, clothing, and more! For more information or to make a donation call Station Commander Kristie Johnson at 615-598-0075

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Apr 2, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of their Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct workshops to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs. If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN 38501.

“Girl Talk” is Back!

Apr 27, 2017
6:00 P.M
County Complex

“Girl Talk” is back!

Sponsored by the University Of Tennessee Extension Office of DeKalb County along with the Health Department, “Girl Talk” will be held Thursdays, April 27, May 4 & May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeKalb County Community Complex at the UT Extension entrance in the UT room.

Your daughter is changing daily from a girl to a young woman. There is nothing you can do to stop the progress of Mother Nature, but you can equip your daughter with the knowledge she needs for her journey into womanhood. You and your daughter can learn and have fun together by attending a program called “Girl Talk” which is designed for mothers and daughters ages 9-12. “Girl Talk” is an educational program designed to enhance communication between moms and their pre-teen daughters about changing bodies, behaviors, and beliefs. Its not just for moms. Grandmothers, aunts, and guardians are welcome to attend with their pre-teen girls. There is no cost to attend. Dinner will be provided. Space is limited. You must register by April 21.

For more information or to register, please call April Martin at the UT Extension Office at 615-597-4945 or email

Schedule Your Child for a Well Child Physical Exam

Mar 31, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

A Well Child Physical Exam is required for all children entering Head Start, Pre-K, and Kindergarten. Please call to schedule an appointment so your child can register for school. Call the DeKalb County Health Department at 615-597-7599

Donations Needed for Taylor Chesnut Grove Cemetery

Mar 28, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

Donations are needed for the Taylor Chesnut Grove Cemetery. To keep the cemetery mowed, send donations to Fay Gilreath at 235 Foutch Lane, Smithville, TN. 37166 or First Bank at 200 West Main Street, Smithville.

Free Vein Screening

Apr 26, 2017

Do you have varicose veins? Swollen, aching legs or ankles? Restless or heavy legs? If so, you may be suffering from a serious condition called venous reflux disease. More than 30 million people with venous reflux disease are undiagnosed and, if untreated, their condition will continue to get worse. On Wednesday April 26th from 4pm-6pm Dr. Jeff McCarter will be offering a free vein screening at Family Medical Center in Smithville. Schedule your appointment and find out how you can get relief from the pain of vein disease. Hurry as space will fill fast. Call 931-528-1992 to schedule your appointment. Again, the free vein screening will take place Wednesday April 26th from 4pm-6pm. Call 931-528-1992 now to reserve your spot.

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for April 2017

Apr 4, 2017
Smithville Elementary

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for April 2017

Tuesday, April 4
-Class Group Pictures
-Kindergarten Cap & Gown Pictures

Wednesday, April 5
- 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday, April 6
- 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Tuesday, April 11
-In School Banking -7:00am

Wednesday, April 12
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday, April 13
-Easter Parties 1:15pm – 2:15pm
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Friday, April 14
-Good Friday - No School

Wednesday, April 19
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday, April 20
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)
-3:00pm – 5:30pm Family STEM Night (held in the SES cafeteria)

Friday, April 21
-AR Points Due: PreK-K 15 points/ 1st grade 40 points/ 2nd grade 60 points

Tuesday, April 25
-In School Banking -7:00am

Tuesday, April 25-Tuesday, May 2
-2nd Grade State Assessment

Thursday, April 27
-3:00pm – 5:30pm Family STEM


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