Below you will find some comments from local readers, schools and advertisers. If you would like to share your thoughts or comments, submit an article or contact us.
We appreciate Total Connection spotlighting the students and teachers at Polenta Elementary. You have reported on many positive things going on at Polenta such as, Pennies for Patients and special events occurring in our classrooms. Your paper is a great avenue to share this wonderful information with our community. Thank you for creating a spot for our students to shine.
Deborah P. Johnson, Principal
Sharon Johnson, Asst. Principal
Susan Jones, Asst. Principal
Regina - I read each issue of Total Connections. I am interested in what is happening in other schools and have picked up several good ideas for EGMMS. I believe that Total Connections does just that - helps us stay connected to each other while celebrating all of the good things that happen every day within the schools in Wake County.
Principal East Garner IB Magnet Middle School
We love the Total Connection. The paper is kid friendly, easy to read, and highlights the children and teachers in our area. The students love to read about themselves and their friends in the paper. The articles are well written interesting, and informative.
The Total Connection has many resources for parents and families such as child care, trackout options, and summer programs. Placing the magazine in local businesses is a wonderful way to inform the community of what is happening in our schools. It is usually the most "read" in doctor's and dentist's offices. We appreciate the services you provide to our school and community.
Wendell Middle School
Regina- I just thought that I would let you know that I appreciate what you do with your publication and that as an advertiser, I was able to get 3 phone calls and 1 sale within one week of my ad being in The Total Connection. I know that you truly care about students and I am just grateful to be a part of what you work on accomplishing! Most of all, I am grateful that that my return in my advertising investment in your paper has been very positive! Anyone who cares about students or their families would be nuts not to advertise in your paper!
Thank you so much! The kids and I cut out articles all the time from the TC. You are providing great community service. -Tina Huber
Regina and staff,
Just wanted you all to know that we here at Zebulon Elementary really appreciate the hard work Chris Gosek has put forth in giving coverage to our school. We are so happy to see our student stories highlighted each edition. Chris has been super responsive to our requests and he always does a great job of writing up the stories.
Also, I'm really pleased with your accompanying "Did you know?" informational tidbits. I've always read your information pages. I learn something new each time. The tidbits you're now including with the school stories really enhance the learning. Great job! Thanks!
We loved the article! I've been meaning to call or e-mail, but with school winding up, I've been really busy...
The article and pictures were wonderful. We have received so many positive comments and praises for Andy and his project. Thank you for including Andy in The Total Connection. The article will go in his Eagle Scout scrapbook for his Court of Honor in September.
It was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks again for everything.
The model magic article was great!
Here is another article...about European Idol this time....plus a picture if you have space for the June issue!
Thanks for all you do!
Track 4 6th grade
I wanted to send you a “THANK YOU” for your photo story regarding our DARE Graduation at Green Elementary in the June 18th edition of The Total Connection. Our DARE Kids deserve all the support we can give them and with the assistance of your newspaper we have taken another step in the right direction. We are very proud of our DARE program here in Raleigh, which works with more than 10,000 students per year. We greatly appreciate the positive exposure you and your paper have granted us! Thank you for all you do in our communities!
Master Officer V.M. Doxbeck
Raleigh Police Department Field Operations Division North East District
While I read your paper regularly, I happened to miss the March 19 edition, and there were two stories about students at my school in it. Is there any chance that you might have any back copies? I have 20 students I’d like to share it with. I’ll be glad to pick them up if you still have any. Many thanks for giving the kids the recognition they earn for their positive efforts! Judy Dove
I have attached a list of Arts in the Park contest winners from area Elem/Middle/High schools. The art work is presently at the Armory but will be displayed at Arts in the Park on April 26 from 10am until 3pm at Zebulon Community Park. If you would like to see the art work to take pictures for your paper, please call and I will be glad to accompany you to the armory! Thanks for everything that you do!! The ad/insert in the paper looked great today!
Zebulon Parks & Recreation
919-269-8265 ext 24
Thank you for taking pictures at our game last night. I'm sure the girls will be thrilled to see themselves in the paper.
I have followed this paper for many years and would like to commend you guys on your accomplishments. It has gotten better and better. Thank you for all you do. Great job and thanks again. Shaile Hester
Thank you so much for your article concerning Douglas Elementary (2/18/09). The children and I were very excited to see your pictures and articles concerning Douglas Elementary Drama program. It was a pleasure meeting you and Thanks again! Raquel Stewart Rouse ROCKIN' ROUSE Douglas Drama Teacher