OTHER Child Evangelism Fellowship is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools. The group seeks to expand the 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 <00BD>-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
BATTERY CREEKH SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Eleven Dolphin Band students were selected for this year's All-County Concert Band: Chris Daigle, Brandon Little, Marissa Lynn, Tinea Morris, Brienne Helle, Aaron Jacobs, Tafari Salaam, Ben King, Jordan Steward, Colby Taylor and Connor Yahres. Dolphin Chorus member Kelsey Poole is a finalist for this year's South Carolina All-State Chorus. Last month, Poole and chorus members Courtney Hershberger and Mandy Cole sang in the University of South Carolina High School Honors Choir.
EVENTS The first PTSO Variety/Talent Show for adults will be held Friday. If you have a talent and would like to donate your time, contact Betty Shell at 843-846-6100 or Diane Grooms at 843-322-5580. Operation Christmas Child is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 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).
HELPING HANDS Several students volunteered with the St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital Sports Medicine Staff at the recent Rock and Roll Marathon in downtown Savannah. Students Ashby Kane, Dakota Mazzocchi, Bea McDonald, Walicia Patterson, Shunteria Johnson, Courtney Breton and Taylor Thorn were part of the Sweep Team at the finish line on the south end of Forsyth Park.
OTHER 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-$53; all orders must be pre-paid with a check to BCHS Band Boosters. Details: Diane Grooms, 843-322-5580; Dana Scaglione, 843-322-5570
EVENTS Kindergartners through sixth-graders will participate in the 2011 Stack Up Challenge at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Winter sports photos will be taken after school Thursday. First- through fourth-graders will see "Guys and Dolls" at the University of South Carolina Beaufort at 9 a.m. Friday.
BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS The next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Child care will be provided. Career day will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 22. Speakers will speak to classes about various careers and tools needed for those careers. A STAR student lunch will take place Dec. 16. The STAR program awards classes for good behavior. Community members are invited to attend lunch with the class that has received the most awards. If you know of someone you think should join the students for the STAR lunch, contact Spanish teacher Deb Manyin.
BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
OTHER Annual Needs Assessment surveys have been posted online for each school and the district at www.beaufort.k12.sc.us and the schools' individual websites. The information parents provide in the surveys is used to help develop the School Renewal Plan updates. There are versions in both Spanish and English. The surveys will close in December before the winter break.
BEAUFORT HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble presents its Annual Fall Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at The Arts Center at the school. This year's theme is a tribute to some of the American Dance Classics through the ages. Tickets are $5 and will be available the night of the show. Details: Teresa Baker, 843-322-2153
EVENTS A family Thanksgiving dinner will be served Thursday in conjunction with a celebration of American Education Week. For lunch times, please call the front office: 843-322-5700.
HELPING HANDS The library needs parent volunteers to help with the book fair, which runs Nov. 29-Dec. 2.
COOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS All Pro Dad will meet at 7 a.m. Friday in the school's gym. Team up with other dads and kids for a quick before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics. This month's topic is "Being Thankful." To make reservations, go to www.allprodad.com/dd/2508. Details: Mike Mashke, 843-525-5154, email@example.com
E.C. MONTESSORI SCHOOL
EVENTS The school is holding Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights every fourth Monday at the Boundary Street Chick-fil-A.
The next one is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. On Spirit Nights, 10 percent of all sales is donated to the school after the restaurant reaches $1,000 in sales.
OTHER The annual fund drive is under way. The first classroom to reach 100 percent participation with their families and staff at any financial level will win a treat from Berry Island and free books. There's also a donor who will match November and December donations up to $2,000.
MOSSY OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served Thursday in the school cafeteria. Parents who made reservations may meet their child and enjoy a delicious meal. Make-up day for pictures is Friday. The Cup Stacking team will hold its first meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the gym. Science Fair projects are required for all fourth- and fifth-graders and are due Nov. 30. Judging will take place Dec. 1, and parents may view projects beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The award ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Interim reports will be sent home with students Dec. 2. Ident-A-Kid will be at the school Dec. 2. Order envelopes will be sent home soon for parents who would like to have an identification card made for their student.
EVENTS The Tidewatch Showcase will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday. School picture make-up day is Wednesday. The RCC Winter family event will be Dec. 4. The event will begin immediately following the downtown Christmas parade at 3 p.m. There will be a chili contest. Other details, including information about the school's float in the parade, are still being finalized. Portfolio Night and Empty Bowls is Thursday. If your last name begins with A through L, arrive at 6 p.m. If your last name begins with M through Z, arrive at 6:30 p.m. Students will present what they have been learning and showcase their work. There also will be a silent auction of bowls the students have made. A meal of soup and bread will be served and donations will be accepted to support Stop Hunger Now.
EVENTS School picture make-ups will be done at 10 a.m. Monday.
WHALE BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Faith and community leaders are invited to Pastries for Pastors and Community Leaders Brunch at 9 a.m. Friday at the school.
The school hopes that by connecting and collaborating with community leaders, it will strengthen its relationship as it strives to educate children and build stronger schools in the community.
REUNIONS/ALUMNI 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 The Beaufort and Battery Creek high school class of '79 is hosting a 50th birthday bash beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 25 at Frissell Hall at the Penn Center. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Wear your finest black and white attire. Details: 843-476-3217, 843-263-0086