Gazette Class Notes for Oct. 31

classnotes@beaufortgazette.comOctober 31, 2011 



  • Child Evangelism Fellowship is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools. The group seeks to expand our program in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties by starting more Good News Clubs for children in elementary school grades K-5. Details: Mary Jane Battista, 843-707-7498,

  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps is sponsoring a project to collect original art for wounded Marines. The museum will collect children's artwork through Dec. 10. The collection of original student works will be displayed in the Wounded Warrior wing of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Children are invited to draw, color or paint a picture on an 8.5-by-11-inch piece of paper. The child's name, hometown and grade level must be on the back of the submission. All art should be mailed to: The National Museum of the Marine Corps; Attn: Teacher in Residence; 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Virginia 22172-1938



  • The first PTSO Variety/Talent Show for adults will be held Nov. 18. If you have a talent and would like to donate your time to this worthwhile event, contact Betty Shell at 843-846-6100 or Diane Grooms at 843-322-5580.

  • Operation Christmas Child is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the cafeteria. Bring Christmas wrapping paper, small stuffed animals, toys (no guns or soldiers), toothpaste, soap, washcloths, crayons, coloring books, pencils, combs, brushes, candy canes, shoeboxes, socks (for all ages), and postcards from our area (not of our military installations).


  • The SADD Club of Battery Creek High School is collecting shoeboxes of all sizes for Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes can be dropped off in the front office with Mrs. Grooms.

  • The SADD Club will continue to collect canned goods for CAPA and HELP of Beaufort until Nov. 10. A drop off box is available in the front office.


  • Students who are 18 should see Mrs. Grooms in the front office to register to vote.

  • The Band Boosters are currently holding a membership drive. The membership forms are available online and in the front office of the school. The membership fee is $5.

  • The annual fruit sale of the Dolphin Pride Band Boosters runs through Nov. 21, and the fruit is delivered in mid-December. Choose from navel oranges, juice oranges, clementines, tangelos, temple oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, apples, pears and gift boxes. Prices range from $14 to $53; all orders must be pre-paid with a check to BCHS Band Boosters. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580; Band Director Dana Scaglione, 843-322-5570



  • Applications for the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are due Tuesday.

  • Latin drama productions of "Amor Omnia Vincit" and "Umbra Gladiatoris" will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

  • The Parents Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • The Fall Ball is at 8 p.m. Saturday.



  • The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting is at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Childcare will be provided.

  • Career day will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 22. Speakers will discuss various careers and tools needed for those careers.


  • Beaufort Elementary needs volunteers to photograph and upload student art to the Artsonia, an online student art gallery. Anyone can view the school gallery online at: Details: Rebecca Dollman, 843-322-2604 or


  • Don't throw your pumpkins away after Halloween. Bring them to the school between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday or Thursday. They will be used as part of a yearlong schoolwide composting in the courtyard project run by students in the fourth grade.



  • Parents who serve in the military or work for the federal goverment should fill out and return the Federal Impact Aid forms sent home with children. Completed forms must be returned to the school by today. Federal Impact Aid is an annual program that disperses federal grant money to local school districts that serve students whose parents live or work on federal property. In Beaufort County, those areas include the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, the Marine Corps Air Station and the Naval Hospital. The program is not limited to children of military personnel. It includes any child with one parent working on federal property. Parents who haven't received a form should contact their child's school immediately or download one from the district website,



  • The next SIC meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the school's media center.



  • Extended learning time will run from Monday through Friday.


  • The library needs parent volunteers to help with the book fair, which runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.



    *The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.



  • All Saints Day Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Students will attend the SCISA one act play Wednesday.

  • Spirit week is Nov. 7-11.

  • School picture makeups will be done at 10 a.m. Nov. 14.



  • Prospective students can attend Fall Campus Day from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Hilton Head Gateway campus. Participants will tour the campus and learn about college life, degree programs, athletics and special events. Prospective students bringing an application and required documents will receive an admission decision the same day. Details: 843-208-8055 or reserve online at


  • The Beaufort High School Class of 1958 Tidal Wave Breakfast Club meetings are at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Golden Corral, 122 Robert Smalls Parkway. Details: 843-525-1822, 843-524-8903

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