BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
EVENTS The Foundation for Educational Excellence is seeking volunteers who are interested in furthering the foundation's mission to raise funds for innovative teacher grants. It is hosting a "Friends for the Foundation" gathering 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Frankie Bones Restaurant, 1301 Main St., Hilton Head Island. Details: 843-322-2306, firstname.lastname@example.org A free workshop for parents of special education children is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Robert Smalls Middle School, 43 W.K. Alston Road, Beaufort. The workshop will help parents plan for their students' transitional needs. Details: 1-800-759-4776 or 803-772-5688
BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS Art teacher Karen Beltz has been recognized by online children's art museum Artsonia for outstanding leadership in arts education at Bluffton Elementary School. The school's online art gallery ranked eighth in the state, according to Artsonia.
EVENTS Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is Oct. 25 to benefit fifth-grade spring field trip.
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
EVENTS Bluffton High School JROTC will sponsor a community yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle. Parking lot spaces are available for $25 or $40 for two. The JROTC Booster Club will sell hotdogs, hamburgers and baked goods. Proceeds from the sale will help pay for the Bluffton High JROTC unit's transportation to and participation in area and regional competitions and activities. Details: 843-757-7812
BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
EVENTS Cheerleaders will sponsor Chick-fil-A night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The first ESOL parent meeting will be 6 p.m Thursday in the cafeteria. The first quarter showcase will be 6 p.m. Thursday, including presentations of student work and dance performances. PTO meets 5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the media center. SIC meets 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the media center.
OTHER Students and staff raised $909 for the Vannoni family.
HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
HELPING HANDS The Zonta and Key clubs are teaming with Hilton Head Island Community Church for their annual Clothing Connection on Saturday. Details: Marcy Crandall, email@example.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS ESOL night for parents is 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
HELPING HANDS The PTO is in need of four new or gently used full-size refrigerators. Details: 843-342-4380
HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
ACHIEVEMENTS The cast of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" hosted a canned food drive to support The Deep Well Project and its Sing Well for Deep Well event. The students collected 338 nonperishable items. Seventh-grader Julia Gigante brought in the most canned goods, earning a walk-on role in the musical. The 2012 Homecoming Court is: ninth-grader Annalise Saponara, 10th-graders Grace Orie and Iulia Gotsis, 11th-graders Forest Richardson, Marisa Wojcikiewicz and Tory Henrichs, 12th-graders Sabina Sister, Helen Cardamone, Halie Parker and Maggie Gasser.
EVENTS The Hilton Head Prep Rummage Sale is 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. There will be gently used furniture, clothing, electronics, toys, kitchenware, tools, appliances, books and more. To donate items or buy a table, contact Kendra Parsick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-338-1867.
MAY RIVER MONTESSORI
EVENTS An alumni pancake breakfast will be at the school 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10. The school invites all past May River Montessori students to return and visit their old classrooms, take a tour of the buildings and eat breakfast. Details: 843-757-2312
ENRICHMENT Elementary students will be doing community service at a local foodbank the last Tuesday of each month.
MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Fourth-grade teachers will work 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chick-fil-A for Spirit Night. Chick-fil-A donates a portion of profits from the evening to the school.
HELPING HANDS The student council is sponsoring a "Holiday Food Drive" through Nov. 9. Students are asked to bring canned or other nonperishable food items to the holiday box in each classroom. All food boxes will be distributed to families in need in Bluffton. The goal this year is 4,000 cans.
OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS SIC meets 8 p.m. Tuesday.
RED CEDAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
EVENTS Kids' Club and K/1 Performance is 6 p.m. Thursday.
ENRICHMENT Curriculum Night at Home Depot is 6-7:30 p.m. today. Home Depot will open its doors to students in a lesson to connect their studies to real life activities.
SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY
EVENTS There will be a Parent Ed Cafè covering "How Parents Can Reinforce Montessori at Home" at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the lobby. The event is open to the public.
HELPING HANDS Students who will be traveling to the Montessori Model United Nations next spring will be selling Belk Charity Sale tickets for $5 each during Friday afternoon carpools through Nov. 3.