During February the Davidson Elementary Student Council sponsored a project called "Pennies for Patients." In this schoolwide project, students brought loose change to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of North Carolina.
The school's students and families collected more than $5,800 in change. According to the society, Davidson Elementary was the top school in the state for this project.
Davidson Elementary will have open registration for 2011 students and their families from 6 to 7 p.m. April 7 (during Artfest). To register your child for school, bring three different forms of identification and the completed New Student Enrollment form (available at www.cms.k12
Register before May 13 and receive a free "Tiger-T" shirt for the student courtesy of the Davidson Elementary PTO. Call Delores Vanpelt at 980-343-3900 for more information.
Read Across America
Popular teen singer Justin Bieber read Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" over Davidson Elementary's morning announcements (via a video available to schools nationwide), culminating a weeklong celebration of Read Across America.
The event is intended to foster enthusiasm for the importance of reading. The Media Center displayed each grade's favorite books. Notables included "The Hunger Games," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," "Double Fudge" and "Green Eggs and Ham."
In media classes throughout the week, students discussed the reasons they believe reading is important. Reasons cited included being able to read to their children when they grow up, being able to read text messages, and the ability to apply for a job and read the job contract.
Donate to book sale
The Davidson Public Library is accepting book and media donations for its annual book sale May 7.
This year the library will sell books under a tent on the town green as part of Davidson's Town Day celebration. Books will also be displayed for sale inside the library in the Community Room.
"We want this sale to be bigger and better than ever before, with more titles to offer our buyers," said Rosie Chapman, Davidson Library employee and book sale coordinator.
The town and the Library Task Force will unveil the new patio, made of bricks sold last fall.
For the sale, the library will accept only items in salable condition; it cannot accept magazines or textbooks older than 5 years. All donations are tax-deductible. Take donations to the Davidson Public Library in boxes or bags until April 22. For details contact Chapman at 716-416-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.