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Belk helps United Way: More than 2,000 children at six CMS Title I schools have new uniforms thanks to Belk, a longtime supporter of the United Way. The Sept. 9 event at Montclaire Elementary served as the official kickoff for the 2011 fundraising campaign. Donors can purchase uniforms at Belk stores or online at and ship or hand-deliver them to United Way, A Child's Place or Communities In Schools.

Charlotte Christian

Fall open houses: Charlotte Christian will host three open houses for parents and prospective students who are interested in learning more about the school. The open houses for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten are 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The open house for all students through grade 12 will be 1 p.m. Nov. 12. Families are encouraged to make a reservation by calling 704-366-5657 ext. 6503 or emailing

Charlotte Latin

National Merit: Will Almquist, Garland Austin, Roman Berens, Aashna Desai, Katie Domitrovich, Luke Hedrick, Brandon Ho, Ashley Medeiros and Hadley Wilson were all named National Merit semifinalists and will go on to compete for the scholarships.

Covenant Day

Picture day change: Picture Day for grades 3-5 has been moved to Oct. 3.

Myers Park

National Merit: Emily Dehority, Derrick Flakoll, Robert Kutrow, Jack Largess, Ariana Lutterman, Jamie McGhee, Porter Nenon and Nathan Travers were all named National Merit semifinalists.

Providence High

National Merit: Emily Costa, Michelle Fogarty, Christopher Higgins, Quinn Holmquist, Aidan McConnell, Mihir Pershad and Andrew Sun were all named National Merit semifinalists. Peer mentoring: If you need help with certain subjects or would like to mentor other students in certain areas, contact Amanda Hu at Mentors will work with mentees to create a schedule that works for both and free snacks will be provided.

Providence Day

National Merit: John Cambern, Amy Coppala, Sarah Everhart, Colin Fitzpatrick, Evan Gold, Neha Kukreja, Christopher Munley, Jonathan Munley, Charlie Sowers and Emily Stewart were all named National Merit semifinalists.

South Meck

National Merit: Elizabeth Shen was named a National Merit semifinalist out of the 26 students in CMS who have been recognized.

Zumbathon: The Lady Sabres basketball program will host a Zumbathon 6:30-8 p.m. tonight (Sept. 28) to raise funds for their team. The cost is $5 and bottled water will be on sale for $1. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that blends aerobic exercise with a variety of dance styles.

Smithfield Elementary

All Pro Dads Breakfast: This monthly father/child breakfast experience, backed by the NFL, the National PTA and Family First, will kick off 7 a.m. Oct. 4. Kids and dads will enjoy a breakfast donated by Chick-fil-A and have one on one time to reflect on the selected discussion of the month.


Loaves and Fishes: Valeriano Orthodontics is having a "Back to School" contest to benefit Loaves and Fishes and our local schools. Students and parents are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food items to the office of Dr. Valeriano, 7812 Fairview Road. At the end of the contest the school with the most points will be awarded a Smart Board or check for $2,500. All food donations will be forwarded to Loaves & Fishes. The contest will run through Nov. 30.

Ghost Walk: Scott Clark Toyota will hold its second 3-D Ghost Walk in October to raise funds for local elementary school's PTAs. For $5 children will gain entry to the ghost walk, receive a bag of candy, hot dog and a drink. Last year, more than $12,000 was raised for eight elementary schools. This year's goal is $100,000. In-kind sponsorships are now being accepted; contact Lara White at 704-621-2469 or