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J.V. Washam Elementary
PTO board meeting: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Media Center
Mountain Island Lake Academy
Spirit Night: The PTO will host a fundraising event 1-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at X-tra Ball pinball and ice cream shop, 2910 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte. During those hours, the school receives a portion of the sales. To benefit the school, guests should tell the cashier they are with Mountain Island Lake Academy.
PTSA meetings: The PTSA executive board will meet at 3 p.m. and the PTSA committee chairs will meet at 4:30 p.m., both on Oct. 13.
North Mecklenburg High
Barbecue fundraiser: North Mecklenburg High will host its 37th annual barbecue fundraiser on Oct. 30 on the school’s campus. The school has its own barbecue pits and cooks thousands of pounds of fresh pork each year for this event, the PTSA’s main fundraiser each year. This year’s social media hashtag is #ThisLittlePiggy. For details about this year’s barbecue, visit http://nmhsptsa.wix.com/nmhsptsa#!northmeckbbq/c1hsc.
Reflections: Entry forms for the annual PTA Reflections visual art, writing, music, dance and film contest are available in the Media Center. Entries are due Nov. 20. This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly.” Guidelines and forms are also available at http://nmhsptsa.wix.com/nmhsptsa.
East Lincoln High
Scholarship: Elizabeth Kay Sisk of Denver, daughter of Todd and Ann Sisk, was recently awarded the Kuzmicki-McCutchen Scholarship from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Recipients were selected based on high school grades and art portfolios. Elizabeth is a 2015 graduate of East Lincoln High School and is a Classic Scholars freshman at the University of Georgia majoring in scientific illustration. She is the granddaughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Fraser of Gastonia and Norman and Kay Sisk of Alexis.
Community presentation: Internationally recognized parenting and bullying expert and bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. The event is free and open to the public. Wiseman is the author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and New Realities of Girl World,” the book which became the basis for the movie “Mean Girls.” The follow-up book, “Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends and the New Rules of Boy World,” was published in 2013. The presentation is part of the Maria DeHaas Lecture Series, which features free talks on topics of importance to families by distinguished speakers.
SouthLake Christian Academy
Visit to Wexford Home: On Sept. 23, the SouthLake Christian Academy first-grade classes visited the residents of Wexford Home, a DePaul Senior Living Community in Denver. The first-graders played space bingo with the residents and sang songs from their “Earth and Space” program, which they will perform for parents next month.