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Tuesday, Dec. 03, 2013

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Laura Huffman

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Compiled by Gina Smith

Blythe Elementary

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed to lead drop-in tours of the school for new families at 9:45-11:15 a.m. every Wednesday through April 30. Volunteers may come for one session or sign up for multiple sessions. No experience is needed. Details: Katie Crompton at 980-343-5770 or

Davidson Elementary

Healthy Schools grant: Davidson Elementary kindergarten-first grade teacher Denise Addison recently received a grant from the Healthy Schools Initiative at Davidson Elementary to buy 21 stability balls, or exercise or therapy balls, to replace chairs for students during various times in the day. Research indicates that stability balls aid children in focusing, learning, developing core strength and fulfilling sensory and motor needs within the classroom; thus, meeting their instinctual need to move. This project is a pilot study just for Davidson Elementary. Classroom rules for the proper use of the balls were established on the first day of use, which was the first day of the 2013-14 school year.

J.V. Washam Elementary

Blood drive: Noon-4:30 p.m. Dec. 11, J.V. Washam campus. J.V. Washam Elementary has partnered with the American Red Cross for a community service project called the Pint Size Hero Program. The program provides an enhanced educational curriculum with facts about blood, the community's need for blood and how it's used as medicine. Students who recruit at least one donor for the blood drive will receive a gift from the American Red Cross. Volunteers are needed the day of the drive. To schedule an appointment, visit, click “Make a blood donation appointment” in the top right corner and enter sponsor code “JV Washam.” For details Find additional information in the attached flyer or in your child’s Friday Folder today.

School store volunteers: Parents are needed to run the school store on Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. A volunteer is also needed to manage the volunteers and send weekly emails reminders to those scheduled to work. Details: Trina Roeder at

Health Room volunteers: Parents are needed to help out with a variety of tasks in the Health Room. For details or to sign up, contact Amy Cameron at or visit

Father/Daughter Dance: The Father/Daughter Dance Committee is in the beginning stages of planning. To help out with the event, contact Courtney Whittaker at

Make It Day: Parents can help teachers with projects by participating in Make It Day on Dec. 4. To participate, come to the Parent Center next to the Main Office and sign out projects on Dec. 4. Projects can be worked on at home or in the Parent Center. Details: Kimberly Smith at

Middle school parent tours: Bailey Middle will offer school tours at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 for new or potential families for the 2014-2015 school year. Details:

William A. Hough High

Husky tumblers: Tumblers with the Husky logo are for sale in the Spirit Store for $12 each during lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kabuto’s restaurant night: 4:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 4-5, Kabuto’s Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar, 16516 Northcross Drive, Huntersville. A portion of proceeds benefit the Hough Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Details:

Community School of Davidson High

Community arts celebration: Community School of Davidson High will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new ArtSpace at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 12 at the school on Armour Street, Davidson. A community arts celebration will take place 5-9 p.m. Dec. 12 at the school, with a food-truck rally 5-8 p.m. featuring six Charlotte-area food trucks. Community School of Davison students in wood arts, photography, dance, choir, jazz band, drama, technology arts, audio and video art, martial arts and independent studies will showcase their talents throughout the school. The event is open to the public. Overflow parking will be available at the school’s kindergarten-middle school building at 565 Griffith St. The renovated 22,000-square-foot space includes classrooms, a dance studio, wood arts studio, music room and a 250-seat black box theater.

Cannon School

National Board Certification: Laura Huffman, an Upper School history teacher at Cannon School, recently renewed her National Board Certification through a performance-based, peer-review process. National Board Certification is the highest mark of accomplishment in teaching.

Kindergarten information sessions: 10 a.m. Dec. 9, Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. For junior kindergarten and kindergarten. Details: 704-721-7167. Compiled by Gina Smith

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