School Notes, July 17

July 16, 2013 

Open house at Primrose

A National Open House Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Primrose School of Hilburn, 6941 Hilburn Drive, Raleigh. Local families can participate in a school tour and activities, and have the chance to win a one-year scholarship. For more information, call 919-783-8222.

Class reunion of Sanderson High

Sanderson High’s Class of ’73 will celebrate its 40th reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at North Hills Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $58 per person and includes food and two beverage tickets. For more information, email sandersonclass73@gmail.com.

House seeks donations

Haven House, a nonprofit providing services to at-risk youth and their families in Wake County, is seeking donations of school supplies for its youths ages 10-17. Drop off donations before Friday, Aug. 9 at Haven House Cabarrus Street Office, 600 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. For more information, call Linda Battaglia at 919-833-3312 Ext. 125 or email info@havenhousenc.org.

School supply drive

Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples will participate in the Staples for Students National School Supply Drive from June 30-Sept. 28. All donations will be given to the local Boys and Girls Clubs, who will deliver the goods to disadvantaged youths.

The local Staples stores that are participating in the supply drive are located at: 2950 Millbrook Road, Raleigh; 404 E. Six Forks Road, Raleigh; and 8041 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh.

Grant opportunity for elementary schools

Moe’s Southwest Grill and Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education will offer two $500 grants to support a garden for two Triangle-area elementary schools. One grant will be for a school with an existing garden; the other grant is for a school to start its first garden. Poe Center staff will visit the winning elementary schools to teach children about where foods come from and the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

The deadline to enter is Saturday, Aug. 31, and voting will occur from Sept. 9-24 at www.facebook.com/MoesTriangle. For more information or to submit an application, visit www.poehealth.org.

Tutoring Center of Raleigh

The Tutoring Center of Raleigh will offer an intensive educational program designed to assist student performing below grade-level in math, algebra, geometry, reading and writing. Students will be tested and given an individualized program designed to improve the student’s performance. For more information or to sign up for tutoring sessions, call 919-786-9685, email info@tutoringcenterofraleigh.com or visit www.tutoringcenterofraleigh.com.

Wake Electric offering grant programs

Teachers can apply for grants up to $3,000 in Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program and the Bright Ideas grant program for the 2013-14 school year until Sept. 12. Eligible teachers include public school K-12 working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.

Classroom Technology Award grants will be awarded in any discipline for specific technology such as computers, digital cameras, scanners and software. The technology must benefit the students in the classroom. To apply, visit call 919-863-6312 or visit www.wemc.com/classawards.aspx.

Bright Ideas grants will be awarded directly to teachers for creative, hands-on classroom projects that would not otherwise be funded. To apply, teachers must include a budget, explain the creative elements, implementation, goals and evaluation of the project, and have approval from the school principal. Applications will be judged in a competitive evaluation process and must be received by Thursday, Sept. 12. For details, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.

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