Education

Packet Class Notes for Nov. 1

BLUFFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

EVENTS

  • Extended learning days start today and will include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These sessions will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Bluffton Elementary School. Bus transportation to and from the school will be provided. Breakfast and lunch will be served, but students may bring their own. There is no after-school care available. Details: Dori Plejdrup, 843-705-8600
  • OTHER

  • An Early Learning Parent Workshop will be held from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Early Childhood Center. The workshop is intended for parents of children ages 2-5 who would like ideas on how to prepare their child for school. Children are welcome. Light snacks will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Details: 843-707-0900
  • BLUFFTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The school will honor and thank local veterans by conducting four assemblies Nov. 10 to commemorate Veterans Day. There will be a presentation by the Sun City Veterans Association.
  • The PTO invites the community to "Bingo & Barbeque," an evening of barbecue, bingo, prizes and family fun from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 13. Cost is $3 for a hot dog or barbecue plate with drink and 50 cents for each bingo card. Chips and cookies are available for purchase.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • Students and staff collected close to 350 canned food items for Bluffton Self Help. Ms. Doyle's class was the winner.
  • The PTO invites parents and the community to invest in the new school by purchasing engraved bricks for the walk in front of the school and around the flagpole. Cost is $50 a brick, which includes three lines of text. Details: Mark Mulholland, 843-384-7712
  • OTHER

  • Picture retakes will be from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 10.
  • H.E. MCCRACKENMIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Extended Learning Time will begin today and continue Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • SIC/PTO will meet at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the media center.
  • HERITAGE ACADEMY

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Senior Caroline Roberson has been recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation's High School Equestrian Athlete Program.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The junior class will sponsor a pizza sale Wednesday with money raised benefiting The Deep Well Project.
  • HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is from 5-8 p.m. tonight.
  • Lower School Drama group will perform "The Giving Tree" at 4 p.m. today in the Lower School.
  • Parents of eighth- and kindergarten through fourth-grade students are invited to attend the Principals' Coffee at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Parents and extended family members are invited to join students for a special all-school chapel focusing on the blessing of church and family at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
  • The Spelling Bee is Friday. Winners will go on to compete in the regional competition in January.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • The Accelerated Reader Read and Feed will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday in the Media Center. Parents must accompany their children.
  • OTHER

  • Admissions open house drop-in is from 8:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • An art show and soup dinner will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Student artwork, framed and matted, will be for sale to families for $25. Money raised will benefit the art program. Families also can purchase soup, bread, dessert and drink for $3 at the "Bowls for Bucks" dinner. Soup bowls have been made by the students. Money raised from the soup dinner will benefit the school's uniform fund. Details: Treva Kent, 843-342-4266
  • SIC and PTA will meet at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in Room L356
  • The third grade will present a musical performance at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Yellow Gym.
  • Extended Learning Time will begin today and continue Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Picture retakes will be Nov. 12.
  • The Book Fair will be held Nov. 15-19.
  • Family Night is from 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Extended learning days begin today and continue Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Those attending are required to wear their school uniforms.
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

    EVENTS

  • Author Kevin Kurtz will conduct reading and writing workshops Nov. 8 for fifth-graders using science and poetry. He has written and edited the South Carolina Aquarium's award-winning kindergarten- through eighth-grade curriculum, as well as the curriculum activities for the World Wildlife Fund, NOAA and the College of Charleston's COASTeam project. His featured book is "A Day in the Salt Marsh."
  • The School Improvement Council will meet at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 9 in the school media center.
  • A parent meeting about gifted and talented students in fourth grade will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the school media center.
  • The "Singers," an auditioned group of students, will visit Penn Center on Nov. 12.
  • ENRICHMENT

  • Brucie Holler will be an artist in residence for third-graders. The students will create personal "cabinets of natural curiosity," which will feature a visual diary of life in the marsh. Using assemblage artist Joseph Cornell, naturalist Albertus Seba, local artist Aldwyth and the Japanese poetry form of Haiku, students will work in two sessions to create their boxes.
  • HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • The National Honor Society induction ceremony is at 8:20 a.m. Thursday.
  • The performing arts students will present "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hilton Head Island High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. Tickets are available at www.hhprep.org. Details: 843-671-2286
  • ENRICHMENT

  • The first grade field trip to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn is Wednesday.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • The junior class is selling Holiday Poinsettias through Nov. 8. Poinsettas are available in crimson red, pastel pink or creamy white and will be delivered Dec. 3. Details: www.hhprep.org
  • OTHER

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

    EVENTS

  • The annual yard sale is from 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 in front of school.
  • HELPING HANDS

  • Reclamation by Design and the Hilton Head Home Builders Association donated a playhouse made of reclaimed wood to the school.
  • MICHAEL C. RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • There will be no regular classes from Nov. 1-5 for Fall Break.
  • Students who have been invited to attend Extended Learning Days will attend today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • OKATIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    EVENTS

  • Extended Learning Time will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Uniforms are not required.
  • Picture retake day is Nov. 9. If you haven't gotten a school picture, please do so on this day. Uniforms are required.
  • SEA PINES MONTESSORI ACADEMY

    EVENTS

  • Spirit Day is Friday. Students can wear school logo wear to school.
  • The Community Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Parents and children are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Details: 843-785-2534
  • Grandparents Day is Nov. 23.
  • 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.
  • OTHER

  • Campus tours are available at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Details: 843-785-2534
  • ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Classroom finalists for the spelling bee: third-graders, Sophie Duncan, Enzo Saritelli, Tyler Klein, McGuire Watson; fourth-graders, Lindsay Franklin, Noah Ehlers, Rodney Romero, K.C. Boatright; fifth-graders, Delphia Crawford, Gabby Gray, Maggie Syverson, Kaeleigh Judge, Brendan Lindstrom; sixth-graders, Kaylee Ehlers, Isabelle Boatright, AnnaLisa Wachtel; seventh-graders, Nikki Lopez, Jacqueline Tobin, Lauren White, Jillian Angner; eighth-graders, Miguel Ceron, Alyssa Greenlee, Dominique Marmeno. These students will compete against one another at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in the gymnasium to see who will go on to compete at the next level.
  • EVENTS

  • The next school Mass will be at 10 a.m. today for All Saints Day. Kindergarten students will have their saints presentation after Mass.
  • 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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