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PTA board: The PTA has named its new board of directors members for the 2015-16 school year: president, Kristen Sigler; co-vice president of fund raising, Michelle Negrete and Teresa Flowers; vice president of events, Trisha Foster; vice president of communications, Brandy Bond; vice president of student and school enhancements, Melanie DeMauro; secretary, Allison Hensler; co-treasurers, Margo Escartin and Leisa Sarley.
Silent auction items: The school is seeking items to be auctioned off during its second silent auction fundraiser on Sept. 18. Appropriate items would include tickets to local sporting events, restaurant gift cards, hotel vouchers, stays in vacation homes, autographed sports memorabilia and vouchers for classes or children’s party places. For details or to donate an item, contact Allison Labovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.V. Washam Elementary
Summer Reading Challenge: The school is challenging students to read a variety of genres during summer vacation. Children will tally the number of books read in each genre, and during the first two weeks of the new school year, each child who completed the challenge will receive a prize. Each child who reads at least one book of each genre will be entered into a grade-level raffle for a gift card to Barnes and Noble. Participation forms are available at http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/jvwashamES/Pages/Default.aspx.
Grand Oak Elementary
School supply kits: EduKit school supply kits for the 2015-2016 school year can be ordered through June 20. EduKits are custom-made for the school and contain everything each student needs to get started for the year. Kits ordered by the June 20 deadline will be delivered to each student’s classroom for pick up on Meet the Teacher night in August. Orders placed between June 21 and July 15 are subject to a $20 late fee and will be delivered to the child’s home shortly before school starts. Kits should be ordered for the grade the child will be entering in the fall. For ordering details, visit www.edukitinc.com/page.asp?id=15&schoolid=1549.
Before- and after-school care: Registration is open through Aug. 1 for the before-school and after-school programs at Bradley for the 2015-2016 school year. The registration fee is $25 and must be paid upfront. The cost for only after-school is $35 and the cost for before and after is $76. To register for the programs, visit https://apps.cms.k12.nc.us/departments/asep/onlineRegistration/index.asp.
Supply packs: School supply packs for the coming school year can be ordered through June 29. Cost per pack is $65 for sixth grade and $50 for seventh and eighth grades. To order, go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter the school ID number, BRA141. The packs will be available for pickup in the cafeteria at the back-to-school open house in August.
Scholarship winners: The Husky Athletic Club announced the winners of its annual scholarship awards. In the Leadership category, the winners are Katie Husselbee and Bryce Deeringer. In the Academic category, the winners are Caroline Rhymer and Casey Sarano. Each winner received $1,000 for post-secondary school education.
Governor’s School: Two Cannon School students are among 610 high school students attending North Carolina Governor’s School this summer. Rising senior Austin Coale of Concord is the son of Stuart and Melissa Coale. He will be studying math during the five-week session, beginning June 21 on the campus of Salem College in Winston-Salem. Rising senior Daniel Patton of Midland is the son of George and Lindsey Patton. He will be studying theater on the campus of Meredith College in Raleigh beginning June 16. Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students in the nation.