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Huntersville Fall Festival: The third annual Huntersville Fall Festival has been scheduled to take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 at Barnette Elementary. Applications are being accepted for vendor booths through Sept. 1. For details, contact Trisha Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.huntersvillefallfest.com.
Silent Auction Fundraiser: Tickets are now on sale for the PTO’s second Silent Auction Fundraiser. The event will be held 7-11 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to help the school buy Google Chromebook computers for students in third through fifth grade and for school improvements, grants for classrooms and professional development for staff members. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 each through Sept. 12. After Sept. 12, the price is $30 per person. For details and to buy tickets, visit http://corneliuspto.org/silent-auction-fundraiser/.
Croft Community School
Open house: The annual open house for grades one through five happens 3-5 p.m. Aug. 20; open house for rising kindergarteners will be 4-6 p.m. Aug. 27. Students and parents will be able to meet the teachers.
Grand Oak Elementary
Meet the teacher: Parents can visit the school on Aug. 20 to meet their child’s teachers, buy spirit wear and sign up for the PTA. Parents of third through fifth graders can drop in 4-5:30 p.m. and kindergarten through second-grade parents can visit 5-6:30 p.m. Parking is limited, so parents are encouraged to carpool or walk to the event if weather permits.
Bronco Roundup and open house: The annual Bronco Roundup and Open House will be held Aug. 19 with sessions scheduled according to grade level and last name. Sixth-grade sessions are scheduled 9-11 a.m. for families with last names beginning with A-F, noon-2 p.m. for families with last names beginning with G-M and 3-5 p.m. for families with last names beginning N-Z. These are not drop-in events – families must attend for the full allotted time. The seventh- and eighth-grade event is on a drop-in basis 5-7 p.m. Students and parents will be able to meet teachers and counselors, see their class schedules tour the school, buy spirit gear and pay the student fee of $20. The student fee includes locker fee, agenda fee and PTSA dues. Checks should be made out to “BMS PTSA.”
Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to help stuff first-day packet envelopes for students 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18. Volunteers may help out for as little or long as they want. Hough students may volunteer and can get forms signed for volunteer hours. To find out what room to go to, check in at the office. Register at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4faeaf2ca31-first.
Open house: Students and their parents may attend an open house 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 to walk through schedules and find classrooms. The PTSA will be taking memberships, accepting donations to the Huskies Fund, signing up volunteers and linking Harris Teeter cards. The Hough Athletic Booster Club will be accepting memberships and selling season passes. The Hough Spirit Store will be open during the event.
Morning student drop-off: A new traffic flow has been implemented in the student parking lot to include a second student drop-off point. The second drop-off point is for morning drop-off only, not for afternoon pickup. Afternoon pickup will continue in front of the school. To view a video that details the new arrangement, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-1YoynwgkM&feature=youtu.be.