EVENTS The University of South Carolina Beaufort Fall Campus Day will be from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 on the Hilton Head Gateway Campus on U.S. 278 in Bluffton. Participants will tour the campus, current USCB Students will be on-hand, faculty will provide information and answer questions about degree programs. Details: 843-208-8055, www.uscb.edu/campusday
HELPING HANDS Students in the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Sport Event Management course will host the Trot for Tots 5K fundraiser for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The race will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort. The event is intended as a warm up to the Savannah Bridge Run, which takes place the following morning. Details: www.uscb.edu, 843-208-8030
OTHER 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, email@example.com 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, VA 22172-1938
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HELPING HANDS Fourth- and fifth-graders have been approved to participate in Junior Achievement. The school needs one volunteer for each classroom to teach the lessons, which will be Nov. 14-18. It will take 45 minutes each day: 2:10-2:55 p.m. for fourth grade "My City" program and 1-1:45 p.m. for fifth grade "My Nation" program. Details: 843-706-8500, Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org; www.jacoastalsc.org
OTHER Extended Learning time is this week.
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
ENRICHMENT In partnership with the Port Royal Sound Foundation, the Waddell Mariculture Center, Lowcountry Institute, and Lowcountry Master Naturalists Association, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provided an educational cruise on its vessel Discovery for 60 seventh-graders. Students had to write an essay about the Port Royal Sound Foundation to be chosen for this special opportunity. The school recently held its inaugural Student Centered Health Fair under the leadership of Nurse Meg Hendy. Students visited booths to learn about germs, nutrition, the pancreas and heart rates.
HELPING HANDS Teachers are trying to increase individual classroom libraries. Donations of books, magazines or books on tape are being accepted. Send donations to your child's ELA teacher or Leslie Natoli, literacy coach.
OTHER Winter MAP dates are Nov. 28 to Dec. 16 for reading and math. Spring MAP testing will be from March 26 to April 30 for reading, ELA, math and science.
EVENTS The annual Pearls to Pluff Mud Silent Auction, Dinner and Dance will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Hampton Hall Community Clubhouse. Tickets cost $65 a person. This year's theme is "An Evening of Hollywood Style." Details: 843-706-2000, www.crossschools.org
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC/Cluster meeting will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Bluffton Middle School.
OTHER Extended Learning time is this week.
OTHER Guidance counselors Betsey Castellano and Dean Costakis will host a representative from Queens University in Charlotte on Thursday in the school library. The speaker will present information to all interested juniors and seniors.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EVENTS Moms In Touch is from 8-9 a.m. today. The One Act Play students will participate in the SCISA State Drama Festival Regionals on Wednesday. Moms At Prayer is from 8-9 a.m. Thursday. FCA meets at 7 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria There will be a special Faith & Family Chapel at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in the gymnasium. The School Spelling Bee will be at 8 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7.
ENRICHMENT Students in first-fourth grades are encouraged to attend the Accelerated Reader Read & Feed from noon-2 p.m. Saturday in the media center.
OTHER Prospective families are invited to tour campus, visit classes in session, meet administrators and attend the Faith & Family Chapel during Admissions Open House from 8:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday. Kindergarten Preview Night is from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Nov. 10. Interested parents are invited to come learn about the program, meet teachers and participate in hands-on lessons. Rising kindergarten students are also invited to attend for crafts and stories. Parents and family are welcome at chapel every Thursday in the gym: LS Chapel, 8:45 a.m.; US Chapel, 11 a.m.; MS Chapel, 11:45 a.m.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The annual "Soup & Art Show" will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 14. At 6:30 p.m. second-graders will perform in the Red Cafè. Many varieties of soups, breads, desserts and water will be available for $3. There will be a schoolwide art show in which each child will have a piece of art matted and framed. You may purchase your child's art in the frame for $25. The Book Fair will also be open this evening.
HELPING HANDS Volunteers are needed to assist in teaching foundational math concepts and skills and to play Everyday Math Games with students in Grades 1-5. Details: Mrs. Kecmer, 843-342-4236
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
EVENTS The School Impovement Council meets monthly in the media center. Meetings are at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 8, April 26 and May 10. Meetings are open to the public.
OTHER The fourth annual 5K Family Fun Run will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Hilton Head Island High School track. Registration is $10. The school needs company sponsorships at a rate of $200. The school needs donations of water, snacks or fruit on the day of the race. Details: Amy Kaufman, 843-342-4167 Extended Learning time is this week.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
ENRICHMENT The National PTA is hosting a Reflections Art Recognition Program. This year's theme is "Together We Can" with these categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Music Composition, and Dance Choreography. Workshops will be offered after school. Entry form and rules are at the front office. Deadline to enter is Nov. 19. Details: Phyllis Neville, 843-681-3646, PNevs56@aol.com
HELPING HANDS Turn in your Box Tops for Education at any time during the school year to your homeroom teacher or the main office. The school receives 10 cents for each box top turned in.
OTHER Extended Learning time is this week.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
EVENTS Opening night for the school's "The Sound of Music" is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Additional performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at www.hhprep.org or at the door. Prices are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors (60 and older) for matinee shows. Group rates (15 or more) are available; 843-304-6280. All performances will be held at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Hilton Head Island High School.
OTHER The school's open house will be from 9-11 a.m. Thursday. Details: Bobbie Somerville, email@example.com
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS Parent/teacher conferences will be today and Tuesday. There will be no school either day because of the conferences.
OTHER School tours are available with information about the 2 year (toddler) to fifth-grade programs. To schedule a tour, call 843-757-2312.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the media center. The School Planning and Management Team will meet at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 8.
OTHER Extended Learning time is this week. All second-grade students will receive CogAT Testing (gifted and talented screening) from Nov. 8-10.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OTHER Extended Learning time is this week. Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Uniforms are not required; breakfast and lunch will be provided.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Chick-Fil-A Night, a PTO board-sponsored event, is Nov. 7. Third-graders will conduct a Veteran's Day program at 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Nov. 9 is bank day for the students have a savings account with First Federal. The School Improvement Council will meet at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 9 in the school media center. Nov. 9 is photo make-up day. The Parent Teacher Organization will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Nov. 10 is Jump Rope for Heart day. There will be no school Nov. 11 because of Veterans Day.
OTHER Extended learning time is today through Friday for students previously scheduled to attend. School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS Families are invited to a coffee with the head of school at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the atrium. Spirit Day is every Friday.
HELPING HANDS The school is collecting holiday food for The Deep Well Project. See www.spma.com for requested food items.
OTHER Student lunch orders from Bess' Deli are due in the front office by 10 a.m. Friday for the following week. Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Details: Shannon Alford, 843-785-2534
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
EVENTS Halloween Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. today in front of the school. Tuesday is All Saints Day. There will be a school Mass at 10 a.m. followed by the kindergarten class saints presentation in the church. There will not be a school Mass on Wednesday. School picture makeup day will be Thursday. There will be group photos that day. Students are to wear their dress uniforms.
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