EVENTS The Bluffton Eagle Action Committee is hosting a Back to School Fun Day for children from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Sam Bennett Sports Complex on Buck Island Road. There will be music, food, activities, face painting and school supplies giveaways. The Bluffton Township Fire District and Bluffton Police Department will be participating. The committee is also looking for donations and volunteers. Details: Sharon Brown, 843-368-6755, email@example.com Jasper County School District's back to school celebration open house is Aug. 14. Ridgeland and Hardeeville elementary schools will have visitations from 3-5 p.m. Ridgeland and Hardeeville middle and high schools will have visitations from 4-6 p.m. Details: www.jcsd.net
HELPING HANDS Verizon Wireless stores will be accepting new school supplies to give students back-to-school essentials through Aug. 15. The items collected will help local organizations serving underprivileged and low-income youth throughout the Lowcountry. Customers and employees are encouraged to donate No. 2 pencils, magic markers, colored pencils, plastic rulers, spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, white glue, dry erase markers, pocket folders, construction paper, pencil bags, erasers, index cards and children's scissors.
OTHER The University of South Carolina's University Test Prep program and University of South Carolina Beaufort are teaming up to offer a SAT/ACT test prep program at the Hilton Head Gateway Campus in Bluffton. The course will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today-Thursday. The program is intended to help rising ninth- through 12th-graders. Lunch, course materials (including the Official SAT and ACT textbooks), workbooks and interactive online comprehensive review sessions in September will be provided. Registration is required. Details: 803-777-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org, discover.sc.edu/ The Beaufort County School District will require proof of residency for all students for the 2011-12 school year. Each student will be required to complete an enrollment packet that will be available at the school. Proof of residency for all students must be provided. Details: www.beaufort.k12.sc.us
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
OTHER Applications for a permit to park on school property for the 2011-2012 school year will be taken for 12th grade only from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and for 11th and 12th grades from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday. The student or parent must appear personally at the school to apply and must have completed the district-mandated re-enrollment forms required this year. Students who miss this opportunity must wait until the first week of school during lunch to apply for any available spaces at that time. Students must be enrolled at Bluffton High and be in 11th or 12th grade; have completed the re-enrollment packet; have paid any financial obligations to the school; present a valid driver's license, car registration and proof of insurance; complete the school's parking application; secure a parent's signature or bring a signed parental permission note; and pay the $15 application fee.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Eighth and ninth grade orientation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. The first day of school is Aug. 15.
OTHER Rising eighth- and ninth-grader registration will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Extended Learning Days will be today-Friday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS First grade "meet and greet" will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 12; second through fifth grade "meet and greet" will be from 1-3:30 p.m. The first day of school is Aug. 15. Picture day is Sept. 8.
OTHER Extended Learning Days will be today-Friday. The cost of elementary lunch will rise to $1.45. The changes will only affect the cost of lunch, not breakfast.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
EVENTS A "Meet and Greet" for students and parents will be held from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 12. Students should bring their school supplies at this time and see the school nurse with any medications they'll require during the school day. The first day of school is Aug. 15.
OTHER Extended Learning Days will be today-Friday. All families are required to update student information during one of these times: from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 10.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Strive to Excel's Hawkfest 2011 back-to-school community festival will be held from 3-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mitchelville Beach Park on Hilton Head Island. Craft vendors are invited to participate. A booth with table, two chairs and a tent is $100; access to electricity is available for an additional $50. Details: Amy Metzger, 843-689-4982; www.strive2excel.org
OTHER Proof of residency must be submitted prior to back-to-school events on Wednesday and Thursday. Details: Sandy Atkins, 843-689-4922 The school is enrolling new students for the 2011-12 school year, which begins Aug. 15. Details: Sandy Atkins, 843-689-4922
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
EVENTS New student orientation is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 in the Lower School commons. Middle school orientation is from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug. 16. Lower school "meet the teacher" is from 1-2 p.m. Aug. 16.
OTHER Back to school packet pickup is from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday in the dining hall. Summer office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and
9 a.m.-noon Fridays.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
OTHER Summer camp for primary and elementary students runs through Friday.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS An open house will be from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 12. It will feature a uniform exchange.
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or email email@example.com
To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.