Packet Class Notes for Dec. 5

info@islandpacket.comDecember 5, 2011 



  • Child Evangelism Fellowship is a nonprofit organization that works with local churches and public schools. The group seeks to expand its 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 1/2-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


  • MAP testing resumes today and will continue through Friday. It is important that students be in school during this time if scheduled to test.

  • ESOL parent night is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • The School Improvement Council will meet at 4 p.m. Tueaday.

  • Papa John's Spirit Days are Tuesday through Dec. 20.

  • The second-grade holiday performance is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

  • Jeans Day is Dec. 16. Students can pay $1 and staff members $3 each to depart from uniform requirements and wear blue jeans.


  • CAPA will be visiting for the next three weeks to discuss positive behavior. Parents are asked to follow up with students on what they have learned.

  • Bluffton Middle School


  • The "Cinderella" musical performances will be at 6 p.m. Friday and 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, and will be sold at the door and at the front office.


  • 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.

  • The art classes are planning some papier mache projects and are seeking donations of old newspapers.


  • Parents are encouraged to complete the Needs Assessment Survey, available at and

  • Students can get assistance on homework and tutoring in the ACES program and in the open computer lab. ACES is held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and the computer lab is open the same time on Mondays and Wednesdays.

  • Winter MAP dates continue through Dec. 16 for reading and math. Spring MAP testing will be from March 26 to April 30 for reading, ELA, math and science.

  • H.E. McCracken Middle School


  • ESOL Parent Night is from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.

  • The Winter Concert will be at 6 p.m. today in the cafeteria.


  • MAP testing for reading and math continues through Dec. 16.

  • Heritage Academy


  • November Teacher and Students of the Month are: Ana Ruiz, A.M. High School Student of the Month; Savannah Schwab, P.M. Student of the Month; and Nicholas Wheeler, Middle School Student of the Month. Sarah Hobson was selected as Teacher of the Month and also named as the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club Teacher of the Year representing Heritage Academy.


  • The freshman class will be sponsoring a bake sale on Thursdayin the school lobby during all class breaks.

  • Hilton Head Christian Academy


  • Parents and family are welcome at chapel every Thursday in the gym: L.S. Chapel, 8:45 a.m.; U.S. Chapel, 11 a.m.; M.S. Chapel, 11:45 a.m.

  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School


  • The School Improvement Council meets from 5-6:30 p.m. today.

  • The school's chorus concert is Dec. 12.


  • The school is collecting canned goods for The Deep Well Project. Donation boxes are at the front entrance. The class that collects the most will get a pizza party.

  • 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


  • MAP testing continues through Dec. 16.

  • Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts


  • The Arbor Day Poetry and Poster winners are: Posters, first place, Emma Patrick; second place, Levi Phillips - Second Place; third place, Grace Wood; Poetry, first place, Grace Colburn; second place, Fallyn O'Brien; third place, Avery Wagner.

  • Staff member of the month is social worker Molly Antinori.


  • The School Impovement Council meets monthly in the media center. Meetings are at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 8, April 26 and May 10. Meetings are open to the public.


  • The school continues to collect canned goods for The Deep Well Project.

  • The school is in need of winter jackets for girls and boys. New or gently used coats can be dropped off at the school office. The school is also in need of socks.


  • MAP testing continues through Dec. 16.

  • The Strength Team is partnering with Odyssey Health Club and the Hilton Head Humane Society for "Presents for Pets." Details: Jackie Wheeler, 843-342-4108

  • Hilton Head Island High School


  • The second annual Parent University will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 21, beginning with orientation in the Visual & Performing Arts Center at the high school. All parents, grandparents, and caregivers of students of all ages are invited to attend these free workshops. Registration will be from 8-9 a.m. with a concurrent resource fair and refreshments. The resource fair will include area agencies and organizations that can provide valuable services and information to families. Pre-registration is encouraged by emailing and will be limited to 350 registrants. Applications are available at all Hilton Head Island Cluster Schools or by contacting Dianne Morgan at 843-689-4811.

  • The school's holiday band concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

  • The choir's holiday concert will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. There will be a fundraiser for the families of the three students who were in the recent car accident. The fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. in the art gallery in the VPAC.

  • SIC meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 in the media center.


  • The school's Beta Club will meet today to present a check to Make-A-Wish Foundation for a girl named Hannah, who will be able to go to Disney World.

  • Hilton Head Island Middle School


  • 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.

  • Hilton Head Preparatory School


  • Students inducted into the National Honor Society were: Austin Baker, Eliza Beall, Kathryn Bishop, Taylor Calamari, Helen Cardamone, Logan Clark, Sofia D

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