J.V. Washam Elementary’s PTO aims to ease the transition for parents of new kindergardeners by hosting a ‘Boo Hoo breakfast’ at which they can meet other parents, talk with Principal Raymond Giovanelli and learn more about the school. Also in this column, Cornelius Elementary will benefit from McTeacher night Sept. 13, Bailey Middle holds a family forum with Northeast Zone Superintendent Dawn Robinson, W.A. Hough High announces a new Theater Booster Club, Davidson Day students pledge to uphold the honor code and Cannon School plans fall open houses.
‘BOO HOO BREAKFAST’ FOR J.V. WASHAM KINDERGARTEN PARENTS FRI.
The J.V. Washam Elementary School PTO on Friday, Sept. 2, will host an informal breakfast gathering for parents of kindergarteners from 7:45 to 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria.
The breakfast is an opportunity for parents to get to know each other and to ask any questions about elementary school. It is one way the PTO hopes to help parents with the adjustment of sending their kids to school. Principal Raymond Giovanelli will attend.
CORNELIUS ELEMENTARY MCTEACHER NIGHT; CHESS CLUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The McDonald’s restaurant on Catawba Ave. will host McTeacher Night Sept. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. and invites community members to attend. A portion of the evening’s sales will benefit Cornelius Elementary, and Cornelius teachers and staff members will be there to greet families.
Chess Club Volunteers needed
The school is in need of volunteers to assist with the weekly meeting of the Chess Club on Tuesday mornings from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. The club would like to begin meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLDS FORUM WITH ZONE SUPERINTENDENT FRI.
Bailey Middle School families are invited to attend a family forum Friday, Sept. 2, with Principal Jennifer Dean and guest speaker Dawn Robinson. Ms. Robinson is the Northeast Zone Superintendent, and will be available to answer any questions parents have about school- or CMS-related issues. The forum begins at 9:15 a.m.
HOUGH HIGH ANNOUNCES THEATER BOOSTER CLUB
W.A. Hough High School has formed a Theater Booster Club to help support, promote and grow the school’s theater program.
“Great high school theatrical productions require a tremendous amount of outside support,” said Mary Lynn Welborne, Theater Booster Club Co-vice president.
Want to get involved?
The club will hold a general meeting Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Hough High theater for anyone interested in helping the club.
DAVIDSON DAY HONOR CODE CREATES A ‘COMMUNITY OF TRUST’
Middle and high school students at Davidson Day School started the school year with a special honor code ceremony. At the event, teachers and students spoke about what the honor code means to the DDS community, and the responsibility each student has to uphold the code and to see that others uphold it too.
“It means a lot to have friends I can trust and know that they’re being honest,” eighth-grader Tori Whaley said. She is one of the first student members of the honor council, which is in its inaugural year. “We don’t even need locks on our lockers,” she said.
At the end of the presentations, each student, in turn, signed their name, pledging to uphold the code.
The pledge reads: “I will not lie, cheat, steal or plagiarize, nor will I tolerate the dishonorable behavior of others.”
CANNON SCHOOL PLANS ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSES IN OCT., NOV.
Cannon School plans several open houses this fall, and invites families with children in junior-Kindergarten through twelfth grade to attend at a date and time that fits their busy schedules.
The open houses will be held in Taylor Hall on the following dates:
- Friday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – junior-Kindergarten through 4th grade
- Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. – junior-Kindergarten through 12th grade
- Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. – junior-Kindergarten through 12th grade
Visiting families will have an opportunity to tour the campus, speak one-on-one with parents and students about the school’s academic, arts and athletic programs, and learn more about the admission process.