Education

Packet Class Notes for Oct. 18

MISCELLANEOUS

EVENTS

  • If you are a high school student or the parent of a high school student there will be an informal Q&A session about the S.C. Governor's School for Science and Mathematics at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Island Lutheran Church on Hilton Head Island. You will be able to meet alumni and faculty while learning about curriculum, residence life, admissions and more. For reservations, contact Brigitte Barnett at 803-201-9168 or Brigitte@scgssm.org. The school is a two-year residential program in Hartsville for academically motivated high school juniors and seniors. Application deadline is March 1 for current sophomores. Details: www.scgssm.org
  • BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Spirit Night at Island Playground is 4-6:30 p.m. today.
  • PTO meets at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Junior Pride Ceremony will be Wednesday in the cafeteria.
  • Pride Ceremony will be Thursday in the gym.
  • The third-graders will present "Update Earth! Kids Rock the World for the Environment" at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • Parent conferences are Friday.
  • H.E. McCRACKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • SIC/PTO meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the media center.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • Parent-teacher conferences are Thursday.
  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY

    OTHER

  • First quarter grades will be distributed to students and e-mailed to parents Tuesday.
  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • The third annual Booster Club silent auction will be Friday during the football game. Preview and bidding starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Friday.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The IB Junior Pinning ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Battery Creek High School in the Performing Arts Center. IB juniors and their parents are invited to attend. R.S.V.P. to IB Coordinator Michelle Hartman by today at 843-689-4908.
  • OTHER

  • Parent-teacher conferences will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Details: Kelly Ward, 843-689-4907
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The Fall Festival will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the school. Games, food, and many other fun activities will be available. Cost is $5. Children can wear costumes and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Compass Learning is available to all elementary students from their home computers. New fall activities began in October and are individualized based upon a student's MAP scores. The Web address is http://odyssey.beaufort.k12.sc.us.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The school is accepting silent auction donations to be auctioned off at the Fall Festival. Details: 843-342-4100
  • The GT Visual Arts students are seeking donations of vivid, brightly colored tiles, pottery and broken china to be used for an outdoor mural. Details: Treva Kent, 843-342-4266
  • Operation Otter 100% school fundraiser kicked off Oct. 13. All pledges must be in by Oct. 29. Details: Erika McGoldrick, PTA President, 843-342-4100
  • OTHER

  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Report cards go home Friday.
  • Parent/student/teacher conferences will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday.
  • HHIES Parents are invited to Parent Education night from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton. The topic will be "Building Academic Partnerships."
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • PTA meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday in P-4.
  • SIC meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the media center.
  • The talent show will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • The National PTA is hosting a Reflections Art Recognition Program. All students are encouraged to enter. This year's theme is "Together We Can." Categories include: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Music Composition, and Dance Choreography. Workshops will be offered after school. Entry forms and rules are at the front office. Deadline to enter is Nov. 19. Details: Phyllis Neville, 843-681-3646, PNevs56@aol.co
  • A visual arts workshop with local artist Amos Hummell will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the art room.
  • A visual arts workshop with local artist Brucie Holler will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the art room.
  • A literature and writing workshop will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the health room.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • Box Tops for Education can be turned in to your student's homeroom teacher or the main office. The school receives 10 cents for each box top turned in.
  • OTHER

  • Extended Learning Time will be Nov. 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Parent/teacher conferences will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the gym and cafeteria on a first-come, first-served basis. You can pick up your student's report card at this time.

  • Pre-scheduled parent/teacher conferences will be from 8 a.m.-noon Friday. You can pick up your student's report card at this time, otherwise it will be mailed home.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

    EVENTS

  • A principal's coffee will be held at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room.
  • ESOL Night will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Students in grades 1-5 will be participating in field experiences with the Coastal Discovery Museum during October and November as part of the "River of Words" curriculum.
  • First and second grade will attend a field trip to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Thursday to see the Hobey Ford Puppets.
  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The Upper School Parent Network Meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the KNS Media Center.
  • The Parent Association Meeting is at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the KNS Media Center.
  • The performing arts students will present "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and Nov. 6 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Hilton Head Island High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. Tickets will be available online at www.hhprep.org beginning Friday. Details: 843-671-2286
  • ENRICHMENT

  • The Time2Drive program is 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Lower School Commons.
  • OTHER

  • Tickets for the Nov. 13 Shabby Chic Clambake can be purchased online at www.hhprep.org.
  • MAY RIVER MONTESSORI

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • A fall children's festival on the lawn is set for Saturday. Elementary students will be helping adult volunteers. Games, costumes contest and treats are planned.
  • Class and individuals photos are today through Wednesday.
  • Parent/teacher conferences are Oct. 29 and Nov. 1.
  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Parent/teacher conference days are Thursday and Friday. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with their child's teacher for a meeting on one of those evenings. There will be no school for students Friday.
  • The School Planning and Management Team will meet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. This team includes teachers, administrators, staff and parents, who are invited to provide input on decisions regarding finances and academics. Parents are encouraged to attend.
  • The school's Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Chick-fil-A donates a portion of the dinner profits to the school. The ESOL teachers will be working during the evening at Chick-fil-A.
  • The school's special needs students will visit Cahill's Market from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday.
  • OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • SIC meets Tuesday. School Board representative George Wilson will discuss the school budget.
  • WINGS celebrations will take be Wednesday the WINGS ceremony on Thursday at 9 a.m. for kindergarten-second grade and 2 p.m. for third-fifth grade.
  • The Scarecrow Scoot and Fall Festival will be Oct. 29.
  • The SIC training meeting will be at 6 p.m. today in the media center.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • Parent-teacher conferences are from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday.
  • Script orders for the holidays are due Oct. 29.
  • PRITCHARDVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • An awards assembly will be Thursday from 8:45-9:45 a.m. for third-fifth grade and 2:15-3:15 p.m. for kindergarten-second grade.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The school is accepting donations of slightly worn books. Bring them to the front office or call 843-707-0500.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Thursday.
  • Parent conferences are this week.
  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • The Community Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Students are welcome to attend with parents. Students will be invited to watch "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
  • The "South Carolina Scarecrow Walkabout" benefiting Sea Pines Forest Preserve Museum and Forest Preserve Foundation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Fish Island in the preserve. The event features a walking tour through the Forest Preserve to view student-created scarecrows based on a South Carolina theme. Cost is $5 a family, plus $5 entry to Sea Pines.
  • The SPMA Harvest Moon Celebration fundraiser for the booster club will be from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Fish Island in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. There will be a pig roast, oysters and a bluegrass band.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The school has begun its The Deep Well Project food drive. Collection sites are at the entrance of the school. The following Christmas and Thanksgiving food items are needed: cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, canned yams, corn bread mix, stuffing, gravy packet, canned fruit and canned pumpkin.
  • ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    ENRICHMENT

  • Nine students will compete in the SCISA chess tournament Wednesday.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The first Box Top Contest will end Thursday.
  • OTHER

  • Report cards go home Tuesday.
  • Parent-teacher conferences will be Thursday and Friday.
  • To submit items for "Class Notes," send them to The Island Packet, P.O. Box 5727, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Fax to 706-3070 or e-mail classnotes@islandpacket.com.

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