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Education Tips for Parents

As a valued education partner, you play an active part in your child’s school success. Find a wealth of information, tools, and tips at your fingertips… on the school system website.  Go to www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

Gwinnett County Public Schools 437 Old Peachtree Rd., NW, Suwanee, GA 30024-2978 678-301-600

Gwinnett County Fair 2018

Thursday, September 13 | 5pm more dates through September 23, 2018

One of Georgia’s largest fairs with carnival rides, games, fun houses, live stock exhibits,  pageants, fair food and live entertainment and educational demonstrations.

Admission is cash only.  Ride tickets and stamps can be purchased with cash or credit cards.

$5- $10, Children (5 and Under ) Free with Paid Adult

 

 

Halloween Safety

Keep kids safe this Halloween Twice as many children in the United States are killed walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. Gwinnett public safety officials are urging parents to prepare kids to be safe and asking drivers to be particularly alert during trick-or-treat hours.
Firefighters suggest using flameless candles for Jack-o’lanterns and choosing decorations and costumes made of flame-retardant materials. Costumes should fit properly; billowing capes and baggy sleeves pose a tripping hazard as well as a fire hazard. Police officers encourage motorists to slow down and watch for children in the roadway.
Children should be careful not to dart out from houses or between cars. They should stay in groups, carry flashlights, visit familiar houses, and avoid dark or unlit areas. Children shouldn’t use authentic-looking guns and swords, and they should never accept rides or candy from strangers.
Children younger than age 12 should not cross streets without an adult. Older kids trick-or-treating without adult supervision should travel in a group and stick to a predetermined route with good lighting.
For more safety Halloween tips, visit Gwinnett Safety 411 at www.gwinnettsafety411.com.

Fall Safety Festival 2018

Public Safety Fall Festival offers demonstrations, equipment, and fun Gwinnett’s Police and Fire and Emergency Services departments are partnering for a fun day with lots to see at the Public Safety Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6 at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, the first responders will show off their emergency vehicles, including a helicopter, ambulance, SWAT personnel carrier, and ladder truck. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

Gwinnett County Gov’t Career Expo

Gwinnett County Career Expo could change your life Job seekers wanting to begin their careers with Gwinnett County Government are invited to the fourth annual Career Expo hosted by the Gwinnett County Department of Human Resources. The free event will be held Friday, October 5 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. The expo offers attendees the opportunity to meet with representatives from County departments to talk about opportunities in a variety of fields. Free résumé critiques will be provided.

School Bus Safety Video

Gwinnett County Police Department School Bus Traffic Law Safety Video

The following video was created by the Gwinnett County Police Department in conjunction with Gwinnett County Communications.  The objective of the video is to educate the motoring public on the state law regarding when to stop for a school bus loading and unloading children.

To a parent, there is nothing more important than our children.  To keep our children as safe as possible, it is important that the public understand the laws in place to keep them safe when getting on and off the bus. 

As the new school year approaches, expect to see Gwinnett County Police officers enforcing OCGA 40-6-163.

Please use the following link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/176161833/2136ca8583

FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) Prevention Program

What do bacon, ice cream, and peanut butter all have in common? They are more than just tasty treats. They are also sources of fats, oil, and grease, also known as FOG. While fats, oil, and grease add extra flavor to your food, pouring FOG down the drain can leave a real mess in Gwinnett County’s sewer collection system.

FOG creates clogs that can back up sewage into your street, yard, or home and can even send it spilling into a neighborhood stream! Think of it this way––if it can clog arteries in the body, then it will probably clog the sewer pipe. Fortunately, clearing up FOG is as easy as doing a few simple things around the kitchen.

Check out Gwinnett County’s FOG Prevention Program @ www.unclogthefog.com