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PTA meeting: 6 p.m. April 14. Items for next year will be discussed, including Staff Appreciation Day, Field Day and Daughter/Son Night.
All Pro Dad breakfast sponsors: Community sponsors are needed for All Pro Dads breakfast events at Barnette Elementary. Sponsorship is $250 and includes a few minutes to speak at the beginning of the meeting, a flier sent home with all students and a mention on the school’s Facebook page and in its monthly newsletter. Details: www.allprodad.com/4406
IB World School: Blythe Elementary recently received designation as an International Baccalaureate World school. To become an IB World school, Blythe’s teachers received training then developed their own trans-disciplinary curriculum units over the course of three years. The school was then vetted by a team of four people from the IB organization who spent three days at Blythe in late 2014 interviewing teachers, students, parents and support staff. Blythe is one of 445 schools in the U.S. and 13 schools in North Carolina to offer the IB program to elementary school students. The International Baccalaureate program defines its mission as “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. It is managed by an international nonprofit foundation.
Parent tennis social: The PTO will host a Ladies Tennis Round Robin social for parents 5-7 p.m. April 19 at River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson. All skill levels are welcome. Cocktails and appetizers will be provided. The minimum donation to attend is $25. Details: www.davidsonpto.org/parent-socials-and-auctions.html
J.V. Washam Elementary
Beginner’s Day: The school will host Beginner’s Day 8:30-10 a.m. April 22 for rising kindergartener and their parents. Incoming students will spend time in a kindergarten classroom with a teacher while parents receive information about the kindergarten program. Details: 980-343-1071
Spirit wear sale: Spirit wear items are on sale. T-shirts are $5, notebooks are $1, jackets are $10, water bottles are $1, car magnets are $1 and sweatshirts are $10. The school store is open 7:15-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in B-Hall.
PTO board candidates: The J.V. Washam PTO is seeking parents interested in serving as president, vice president-fundraising, vice president- volunteers, vice president-membership/communication, secretary and treasurer for the 2015-16 term. All board positions are open for re-election every year, and officers are limited to a two-year consecutive term. Previous PTO involvement is a plus. All offices except for treasurer can be shared two co-officers. New officers will be elected during the general PTO meeting on May 7. For details, email Trina Roeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Project volunteers: Parents and community volunteers are needed to judge the 2015 Spring Graduate Senior Project presentations 7 a.m.-2:15 p.m. April 27-May 1 in the school’s Media Center. Two volunteers will be paired with a faculty member to form teams to evaluate each senior’s portfolio, product and presentation. Volunteers are needed to be present for the entire time period each day they choose to participate. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Volunteers are also needed each day of projects to provide two dozen cookies for students to enjoy after their presentations. For details and to sign up, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448abad23a02-2015.
School uniform drive: Hough students are organizing a school-wide service project called A Helping Hand from Hough to help supply school uniforms and school supplies to homeless students at Turning Point Academy and Ranson Middle. A percentage of concession sales from the junior varsity and varsity baseball and lacrosse games 3-8:30 p.m. April 15 at Hough High will be donated to the cause. Also, a Spirit Night dinner has been scheduled 5-8 p.m. April 16 at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, 10109 Northcross Center Court, No. 150, Huntersville. Customers who say they are from Hough High will have a percentage of their purchase donated to the Helping Hand from Hough initiative. School supplies are being collected in room C-224. For details, contact Joseph Obeid at email@example.com or Meghan Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mattress sale fundraiser: The Hough High School Band Program will hold its second annual mattress sale fundraiser 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25 in the high school cafeteria lobby. All sizes and styles of mattresses will be available to test and order at up to 60 percent off retail prices. Prices start at $150. Orders can be made at the sale with deliveries scheduled for the week of April 27.
Summer camps: Camp Cannon has 120 enrichment camps available this summer for children ages 3 to 18. Camps will focus on the arts, sports, science and technology and college preparation. Camp Cannon runs June 8 through July 31 with the exception of the week of June 29. Most camp sessions are offered 9 a.m.-noon or 1- 4 p.m. Full-day sessions are also available. Before and after camp care is available 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Camp offerings for older students include video game programming, Photoshop, web design, mod design with Minecraft, Java programming and mobile app development, jazz band introduction, youth rock orchestra and study skills. Cannon School is at 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Details: www.campcannon.org.