Children’s SchoolhouseSummer camps: The Children’s Schoolhouse is registering campers for its 2013 summer season. Camps are for children ages 3-7 and run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Children’s Schoolhouse, 17616 Old Caldwell Station Road, Huntersville. Cost is $125 per camp. Camps include: Outdoor Art, June 10-14; Outdoor Explorer, June 17-21; Making Music, June 24-28; Dig It, July 8-12; Back to the Farm, July 15-19; Italian Cooking, July 22-26; Construction Zone, July 29-Aug. 2; Survey of Art, Aug. 5-9; and Under the Sea, Aug. 12-16. For details or to register, visit www.TheChildrensSchoolhouse.com.Cornelius Elementary Technology donation: On Jan. 25, the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg donated $3,000 to support Cornelius Elementary School’s technology initiative. The school’s Parent Teacher Organization used the donation to help buy 30 iPads for use by teachers and students. Each teacher in the school now has an iPad for use in the classroom. Cupcakes for teachers: On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, the Cornelius Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Hospitality Committee, led by Lena Graham, made cupcakes for the school’s teachers and staff. Spring Book Fair: Mid-day volunteers are needed to help with the Cornelius Elementary Spring Book Fair, which continues through March 1 at the school located at 21126 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. For details or to sign up, contact Jennifer Guerry at email@example.com.Davidson Elementary Math Fair winners: Davidson Elementary held its 2013 Math Fair on Jan. 29. The fair featured projects by 136 students in third through fifth grades. Projects showcased mathematical topics such as measurement, probability, data analysis and geometry, as well as the mathematics of allowance, cooking, interior design, porcupines, Girl Scout cookies, Tootsie-Pops and the Minecraft video game. Judges included Davidson College professors, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials and Davidson community members. First- through third-place awards and honorable mentions were given at each grade level. The first- and second-place winners at each grade level will advance to the Western Region Math Fair to be held April 13 at Appalachian State University. First and second-place winners include: Fifth-grade first place, Ariana Conway and Jackie Jewel, “The Secret Code of Math;” fifth-grade second place, Ty Reppe, “30 Major League Parks: 1 Father, 1 Son, 1 Car, 1 Summer;” fourth-grade first place, Emma Noonan, “Cool Pool Math;” fourth-grade second place, Ethan Baker, “Minecraft Math; “ third-grade first place, Hailee Patel, “How to Read a Binary Clock;” and third-grade second place, Andrew Kryshtalowych, “Math and FBS Bowl Mania.”Hough High Chorus concert: All chorus ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. March 14 in the auditorium at Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The theme is “For the Love of Music.” Admission will be charged and will cover the cost of ticket and dessert. J.V. Washam Elementary Boosterthon volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help with J.V. Washam Elementary’s Boosterthon Fun Run event March 14. Volunteers are needed to help create posters for the event, for set up and clean up and to help during the event in one-hour time slots. During the run, tasks include filling water cups for runners, signing in visitors on the field, picking up trash and helping with injuries. For details contact Stephanie Sparks at Stephanie@SparksEmail.com. School garden project: The school has received a 2013 Field to Fork Program grant to start a school garden. First-grade teacher Jennifer Bryant and her class will lead the project with plans to make pizzas for the school in the spring with vegetables grown in the garden. To help with planting the garden, contact Jennifer Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.Saint Mark Catholic Catholic Schools Week: The last week of January, the school celebrated national Catholic Schools Week with several school-wide events to raise money for Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital. On Feb. 6, elementary students Adam Sparks and Annie Thompson, along with parent volunteer and Catholic Schools Week coordinator Gina Fishburne, presented the hospital with a check for more than $2,100. The money was donated to the hospital’s Child Life Fund which helps by items for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as arts and crafts, games, toys, puzzles and more for hospitalized children. Both second-grader Adam and fifth-grader Annie have been patients at Hemby throughout their lives, receiving treatment for cancer and a genetic immune deficiency, respectively. Students raised money for the donation by holding a coin collection competition and other activities. The week included fun events such as “Wacky Races” for students, a faculty luncheon and students vs. teachers volleyball games.All schools Youth art contest: Entries are being accepted from students in kindergarten through high school for the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest, part of the eighth annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated May 17. Entries must be postmarked by March 15. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-grade 2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs. One grand prize winner will have their name engraved on a trophy and receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C. with one guardian to attend a reception in May. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations observe Endangered Species Day to recognize conservation efforts across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species. For details, judging criteria and entry forms, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org. Compiled by Gina Smith
Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Rotarians Cheri Thebeau, far left, and Sue Falcone, second from left, along with Rotarians Sandi Vizner, second from right, and Denis Bilodeau, far right, present a check to Cornelius Elementary School Principal James Garvin, center.
On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, the Cornelius Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Hospitality Committee, led by Lena Graham, made cupcakes for the school’s teachers and staff. COURTESY OF LENA GRAHAM
Saint Mark Catholic School first-grader Rachael Cook competes in Saint Mark Catholic School’s Wacky Races during Catholic Schools Week 2013. COURTESY OF KRISTEN O'MALLEY
Fourth-grade first place winner Emma Noonan with her project, “Cool Pool Math.” COURTESY OF KATHLEEN TEDONE
Fifth-grade first place winners Ariana Conway and Jackie Jewel with their project, “The Secret Code of Math.” COURTESY OF KATHLEEN TEDONE
Third-grade first place winner Hailee Patel with her project, “How to Read a Binary Clock.” COURTESY OF KATHLEEN TEDONE