Beaufort County students recently had a dose of reading fun thanks to the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women's Lowcounty S.C. Alumnae Club.
The club kicked off its push for literacy March 2 at Riverview Charter School with a celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. According to a news release from the club, Riverview students read poems they created in the 2011 Pi Beta Phi reading program.
A set of new reference books in the Riverview library also was dedicated that day to student Henry Harper, who led the student committee that chose the books. The book purchase was partially funded by an educational grant from the National Council of Youth Services America.
Later that day, the club kicked off its 2012 program, "Read Your Way Around the World," at the Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal.
Students in second- through sixth-grade took part in the two-week reading and writing workshop.
In the workshop, children wrote a chapter poem book titled "The Marvelous Meanderings of Montague Miller" with help from volunteers. Each participant received a copy of the published book.
The program ended in a celebration May 30. At that event, students received a book of their choice for summer reading.
The books were donated by the Pi Beta Phi Foundation, which has donated more than 2 million books to students across the country since 2007.
The Crazy Cooking Camp for 3- to 6-year-olds is this week. Cost is $150 for one child or $275 for two. Pre-registration is required. Details: 843-524-3393
Information for students, including the 2012-13 calendar, supply lists and school forms is online at www.beaufortacademy.org.
The school office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer. Call 843-524-3393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach school staff.
Riverview Charter School
Riverview will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 17 to July 6, with the exception of July 4. Due to the school's move, it will be closed to visitors from July 9 to Aug. 6. During that time, reach the school at email@example.com. Check the school website, www.riverviewcharterschool.org, for updates. The school's mailing address will be 81 Savannah Highway, Beaufort, SC 29906 as of July 16.
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 High School Class of 1972's 40th reunion will consist of two events at the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West on St. Helena Island. A meet and greet will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 22 at Darrall Hall. A banquet will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 23 at Frissell Hall. Cost is $60. Details: 843-263-7657, 843-838-2794
The Robert Smalls Association Reunion will be June 29 through July 1. A wreath will be laid at the bust of Robert Smalls on July 1. The association's reunion choir also will rehearse at 2 p.m. June 23 at the Wesley United Methodist Church on West Street. Anyone who attended Robert Smalls High School from 1937 to 1970 is invited to participate. Details: Alice Glaze Wright, 843-524-3145 or Edgar Williams, 843-846-8629