BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS ESOL parents night is at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria. The second annual Night of the Arts and International Food Festival is at 6 p.m. Friday. Elementary schools will visit May 21-25. Band and strings concert is at 6 p.m. May 24 in the gym. A school cookout will be May 25 during lunches. PTO meeting is at 5 p.m. May 29 in the media center. SIC meeting is at 6 p.m. May 29 in the media center. TEDx Night is at 6 p.m. May 31. Band Awards Night is at 6 p.m. June 4 in the cafeteria. The sixth-grade awards ceremony is at 7:30 a.m. June 5 in the gym. The seventh-grade awards ceremony is at 7:30 a.m. June 7 in the gym. Report cards go home June 7. Last day of school is June 7 with a half-day dismissal. Summer school starts June 11.
OTHER Engraved bricks are available for $50 each. The bricks will be placed as pavers in front of the school at the flagpole.
New parent orientation/summer contract meetings will be held today. Parents new to the lower/middle school will meet at 6 p.m. and returning parents at 7 p.m.
H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
The Band Awards Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. May 21 in the Bluffton High School cafeteria. Middle School Athletics Night will be at 6:30 p.m. May 24 in the cafeteria and gym. Students will present "Camp Rock" May 25-27.
ENRICHMENT End of the year exams, called EOCEP, are May 29-31.
HELPING HANDS The schools seeks volunteers for hallway monitoring for EOCEP and for eighth-grade science projects in the classroom Tuesday and Wednesday; please call Ms. Joly at 843-706-8786.
April teacher and students of the month are: Kathryn Hoch and Tennoshin Ogawa, A.M. Students of the Month; and Carolin Schart, P.M. Student of the Month. Diane Bass was named Teacher of the Month.
EVENTS The Underclass Awards Assembly for a.m. session students will be at 11:30 a.m. and at 4:40 p.m. for the p.m. session students Wednesday. Following the ceremonies, there will be yearbook signings and refreshments. The sophomore class will sponsor a pizza sale Wednesday in the school lobby. There will be a faculty meeting from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the school library.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Moms In Prayer International will meet at 8 a.m. today. An athletic banquet for JV and varsity teams will be held at 6 p.m. today at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church. Awards will be presented for all JV and varsity sports, and letters will be presented to varsity athletes. Middle school athletes received their certificates Thursday at the MS Awards Chapel. The dinner is free to athletes. Registration is required. Cost for parents and siblings attending is $5 a person, with a cap of $20 a family if registered. Cost at the door is $10 a person with no cap for family. Volunteer Appreciation Coffee will be held from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the media center. Register to firstname.lastname@example.org. AP exams will run through Wednesday. AP exams will be held at Hilton Head Presbyterian PCA. Please see the school website for the exam schedule. Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets at 7 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Moms At Prayer will meet 8-9 a.m. Thursday. Chapels are Thursdays -- 8:45-9:30 a.m. for the lower school; 11-11:45 a.m. for the upper school; and 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for the middle school.
HELPING HANDS The last Box Tops collection for the school year is Tuesday. Lower school students may bring box tops to their classrooms. Middle and upper school students should leave box tops with Mrs. Cummings (please write grade level on the baggie or envelope). Details: email@example.com
OTHER Pre-packaged school supplies are available for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Order forms must be turned in by Friday. Order forms may be downloaded from the school website. The Parent Teacher Fellowship is looking for new board members. The fellowship consists of parents who are excited about serving the school and being liaisons between the faculty/staff and parents. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org The school seeks room moms (or dads) for next year's lower school classes. Details: email@example.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Marcia Dillon was named Teacher of the Year, and Stefanie Burns was named Staff Member of the Year.
EVENTS Teacher Appreciation Week is this week. New Parents Morning Tea will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. All 2012-13 incoming parents are welcome. Second grade Market Day -- Kid's Court is 12:30-1:20 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The Western Party for fourth- and fifth-graders is 6-7:30 p.m. Friday. Camp Invention will be held June 18-21 at the school. Register at www.camp
ENRICHMENT First-graders will take a field trip to Honey Horn on Friday.
OTHER School logo shirts are available for $10 at the school office.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
The Creative Arts Player will present "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Crime Unit" at 7 p.m. May 31 in the gym. Adult tickets are $5 and student tickets are $3. SCA students are free. Details: 843-342-4135, firstname.lastname@example.org
ENRICHMENT A schoolwide Strength Team Exhibition will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the gym.
OTHER The very large collection from Lost and Found will be donated at the end of the year. Please check in the front office if your student is missing any clothing items. The school's gardens will be part of the 2012 All Saints Garden Tour on Saturday. The gardens are in the courtyard.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
A PTA open house for rising sixth-graders is 2-3 p.m. today. All parents are invited to attend and find out about PTA opportunities. Student council meets 2:45-3:45 p.m. today. The Athletic Ball for athletes will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the middle cafeteria. The eighth-grade celebration will be at 6 p.m. June 5 in the high school stadium. Students are to report to their homeroom teachers by 5:15 p.m. A dance follows in the middle school cafeteria.
ENRICHMENT Registration is open for Virtual Keyboarding, an eight-week summer course in which students can earn .5 credit. The course is for rising eighth- through 12th-graders with computer and Internet access. Details: http://tinyurl.com/bcsdvs Registration is open for summer physical education for rising ninth-graders. Registration forms are due Wednesday at the guidance office. Forms are available on the guidance website.
OTHER Continue turning in Box Tops for Education. The school receives 10 cents for each box top.
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
The Middle School Student Council for the 2012-13 school year has been selected. Officers include: Ryan Nimmer, president; Mac Orie, boys' vice president; Catherine Sheehan, girls' vice president; Ben Jackson, treasurer; and Ava Nixon, secretary. The Lower School Values Awards for fairness and honesty were recently announced. Students receiving a certificate for exhibiting fairness include: junior kindergarten: Kendall Keenan and Rollin Crose; kindergarten: Alex Zhu; first grade: Robert Taylor and Zoey Mayhew; second grade: Ashlyn Parsick, Ava Edri, Gunnar Askeland, Hope Dobbelaere, Payton Kurtz, Ella Clark, Abi Mendoza and Olivia Shamlou; third grade: Michaela Hegarty, Julia Willey, Harrison Green, Gracie Fader, Spencer Hall and Luke Herman; fourth grade: Matthew Bell, Will Woerheide, Susan Brooks, Anna Pellicci and Savannah Rose Toomer; and fifth grade: Drew Askeland, Morgan Quinn and Collin Tardio.
Students who received recognition for honesty include: junior kindergarten: Liam Hegarty
and Dylan White
; kindergarten: Cade Kriscunas
; first grade: Margaret Lyda
, Garret Fader
and Logan Kriney
; second grade: Wyatt Haroutunian
, Ruby Braden
, Jayden Gilliam
, Jared Reuben
, Lily Perez
, Valerie Covington
and Kaylee Zhu
; third grade: Anna Kurtz
, Jack Cherry
, Ella Tomita
, Lily Edri
and Thor Pullon
; and fourth grade: J.T. Herman
, Tori Herman
, Jaden Kidd
, Stone McDonald
, Kailey Tucker
and Tyler Kriney
EVENTS The Spring Music Concert for all grades is 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Parents Association meeting is at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in the media center.
ENRICHMENT Registration is open for Hilton Head Prep's summer camps. The camps are open to children of all ages throughout the summer. Details: Matt Dakolios, email@example.com; www.hhprep.org
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
Elementary students in the Sand Gnats Reading Program will attend a game Saturday.
The school is asking members of the community to vote for it to receive a $50,000 school beautification grant from Rack Room Shoes. Go to www.rackroomshoes.com/lp-contest.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SIC meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday. PTO meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Kindergarten Orientation is 2-3 p.m. Thursday for all incoming kindergarteners. The Talent and Art Show will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A Talent and Art Show performance will be presented for students at 9 a.m. Friday.
ENRICHMENT Today is makeup day for PASS testing. Fifth-graders will meet with Dr. Rhoades during their lunch period on Thursday.
PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BOGO Book Fair will be held through Friday in the media center. IdentiKid Pictures will be taken Thursday. PTO meeting is 7-8 p.m. Thursday. AMES Showcase is 6-7 p.m. May 24. Multicultural Day is May 25.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten orientation is 9 a.m. Tuesday. Incoming students will spend time in a kindergarten class room while parents have an informal information session with Principal Corley. SIC meets at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. PTO Lock In for students in kindergarten through fifth grade is 6-9 p.m. Friday. Reservations are required. Details: 843-707-0600 The annual Family Picnic will be 4-6 p.m. May 24. Dinners are $3 a person; reservations are required. Students will find out who their teacher is for the next school year.
ENRICHMENT Spelling Bee finals are Wednesday.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Spirit Day is every Friday. Please wear your school logo wear to school. There will be a Head of School Coffee at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the atrium.
OTHER Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Call 843-785-2534 to make an appointment. Student lunch orders from Bess' Deli are due in the front office by 10 a.m. Friday for the following week.
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
A sports banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Family Center. The last Squirrels' Club -- Bank in School for the school year will be at
7:45 a.m. Wednesday. Bank representatives will be available in the school lobby to accept student deposits and answer banking questions. The second-grade students will participate in the May Crowning at the beginning of the 10 a.m. school mass Wednesday. Everyone is invited to attend. The students will be wearing the clothes that they wore for First Holy Communion. The middle school will perform "Dig It" at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium. Admission is $2 a person.
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