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Posted: January 11, 2012 - 2:25am  |  Updated: January 18, 2012 - 2:08am
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Merriwether Elementary School third-graders visited the National Health Care Center in North Augusta to deliver Christmas cards and gifts to the residents. They also sang Christmas carols.   SPECIAL
SPECIAL
Merriwether Elementary School third-graders visited the National Health Care Center in North Augusta to deliver Christmas cards and gifts to the residents. They also sang Christmas carols.

• The Edgefield County school board will have a meeting about charter schools at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Merriwether Elementary.

• Aiken County Public Schools will have its preliminary to the Scripps National Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street in Aiken. The participants include 12 winners from grades five to eight semifinal spelling bees held throughout the school district, area private schools and Aiken County Home School Association. The event is free and open to the public.

• The Area 2 Spelling Bee will be held 4:30 p.m. today at the North Augusta High auditorium.

• Aiken County students will not have school Friday or Monday.

• The art room needs baby wipes.

• Yearbooks cost $22 and can be ordered online at www.jostensyearbooks.com by credit card through Jan. 22. If paying by check, make it payable to the school, place it in an envelope with the pupil and teacher’s names written on the outside and turn it in to room 3A.

• The PTO is selling Belvedere insulated cups for $15 and tote bags for $18.

• The school has announced a vacant seat on its board of directors. Elections will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Popular vote determines who wins the seat.

• There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

• Jan. 27 is a teacher workday. Students will not have school.

• The science fair will be Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.

• Tutoring is available in all subjects at 3:15 p.m. Thursdays in Mrs. Smith’s room. See Mrs. Smith for a reservation.

• Students may apply in the areas of creative writing, dance, music or theater for the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship program. The applications are due by Sunday. See Mrs. Stallings for more information.

• Students whose parents were employed by Avondale Mills Inc. can apply for the William Gregg Scholarship. The scholarship award is $6,000. The application is due Feb. 1.

• The following pupils have become members of the Double H Reading Club: Taylor Boney, Jack Stevens, Cesar Hernandez, Zachary Byars, Shelby Smith, Bethany Bookard, Byron Tapia, Caroline Peace, Kamry Green, Tyler Cook, Heather Cosh, Lucille Bach, Kiley Craig, Alondra Rodriguez and Shelby Jo Higgenbottom.

• 2011-12 yearbooks can be ordered for $26. Yearbooks will be in color and have a hard cover with the school name and year imprinted on the front. Checks should be made payable to HHE PTO.

• Parent volunteers are needed to help with the school store from 7 to 7:25 a.m. during school days. Those interested should contact Christy Cosh at ccosh@aiken.k12.sc.us or call
(803) 442-6170.

• Dr. Alex Mabe will have an informational meeting for parents about ADD and ADHD at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s library.

• There will be no school for pupils Friday. It is a teacher workday.

• Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. There will be no school.

• Report cards will be issued
Jan. 19.

• Can tabs should be turned in to Mrs. Long’s classroom.

• There are many items in the lost and found that need to be claimed. If your child has lost an item, check the lost and found in the lunchroom.

• Yearbooks cost $28 and can be ordered now.

• Yearbook ad forms and money are due Jan. 20. Contact your child’s teacher if you need a form.

• The school is collecting duct tape to make rain sticks for the recycling program.

• MES PTO membership is $5 per family. Make checks payable to MES PTO. There are also volunteer opportunities available.

• Parents and guardians are reminded that when your child misses school, you have three days to turn in an excuse. Family vacations are not excused absences. Children with fever should not be brought to school.

• To access the homework hot line, call (803) 279-2511 and enter the mailbox number for your child’s teacher when you hear the recording. To listen to assignments for another teacher, press * before the message ends and the system will take you back to the beginning to select another teacher.

• School T-shirts are on sale for $12. Make checks payable to MMS PTO.

• The school’s 2012 yearbooks can be ordered through Jan. 20 for $25. The yearbooks are printed in color. Accessory items such as an autograph section, photo pockets and a clear protective cover are also available for an additional cost. To order a yearbook, send an order form, along with payment, to Mrs. Howard in room 218. Make checks payable to the school.

• The school is participating in My Coke Rewards. Sign up at www.my
cokerewards.com to donate points. Box tops also are being collected.

• The Turtle Store needs monetary donations or unopened, school-appropriate toys such as items from the dollar store.

• Mossy Creek mugs are being sold for $5. They are insulated, covered and have the school’s turtle logo on the outside. Send a note to your child’s teacher with payment to purchase a mug.

• Volunteer training will be held at noon and 12:15 p.m. Jan. 27.

• Student Council will meet after school on Monday. Please arrange for a ride at 4 p.m.

• School Improvement Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday.

• Class pictures will be taken Thursday.

• Nerd Day is Tuesday.

• Science Day is March 9. Anyone interested in volunteering or presenting an activity should contact John Metts.

• Training is required to volunteer in the classroom or chaperone a field trip. Let your child’s teacher know you are interested in volunteering to get scheduled for a training session.

• The Geography Bee will be held at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18.

• Report cards will be sent home Jan. 19.

• Ribbon ceremonies will be held Jan. 20 as follows: 7:40 a.m., kindergarten; 8 a.m., first and second grades; 9:15 a.m., third grade; and 1 p.m., fourth and fifth grade.

• The following made the book club: 100 books: Madelyn Jones, Aden Jackson, David Havasy, Fabian Giovanni Rios, Braelin Jackson and Carley Hasty; 200 books: Bryson Grover; 400 books: Zsa-Kiana Williams; and page master, Michael Havasy.

• Class pictures will be taken Jan. 27.

• Yearbooks are $15 and can be purchased online at www.jostens.com or write a check payable to NAEPTO. For information, e-mail Meredith Pool at merlyp@gmail.com.

• Personal ads, Thank-a-Teacher/Staff ads and business ads are still available for the yearbook. To purchase an ad, contact Karen Doom at kmomster@gmail.com. Pictures are still being accepted as well.

• Box tops and Coke points are being collected. The school has an account at www.mycokerewards.com. Codes can be entered on the Web site or dropped off at the school.

• Extra cookie dough is for sale. E-mail Teresa Larson at
tleopard79@yahoo.com for more information.

• Augusta State University offers tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Aiken Technical College offers campus tours 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays. For information, call the admissions office at (803) 593-9231.

• Clemson University has campus tours at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday on select dates. Call (864) 656-4789 for information and to reserve a spot.

• Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms should be filled out online. Tax information from 2011 will be needed from parents, guardians and/or students. Students need to check with their college for the priority deadline for the financial aid application.

• Spartanburg Methodist College offers full-tuition financial aid to 2011 graduates who are eligible for the Life Scholarship.

• The Harry Hampton Fund offers three scholarships for students majoring in a natural resources discipline such as wildlife biology, fisheries biology, forestry, marine science or law enforcement. Scholarship deadline is
Jan. 31. See Mrs. Smiley for an application.

• The James O. Thomason Scholarship is available for students furthering their education in print or photojournalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. Deadline is Jan. 31. See Mrs. Smiley for an application.

• The SunTrust Off to College Scholarship sweepstakes is open to seniors at www.offtocollege.info. Winners are drawn every two weeks through May 11.

• To search scholarships, visit www.fastweb.com.

• Ink cartridges and cellphones are being collected for recycling.

• Use the school code 70091034 when shopping at Office Depot to donate 5 percent of the purchase to the school.

• The following were named Junior Scholars for the 2011-12 school year: Jessalyn Brantley, Camara Brown, Jacob Burns, William Butler, Daniel Davidson, Hannah Elser, Kendrick Griffin, Briana Karlin, Ariel Moore, Catherine Powell, Ashley Roberts, Dorien Scott, Katelyn Shiley, Sara Tyrrell and Brian Yonn.

 

• PTO meetings will be held Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 21 and April 18. Attendance earns one hour toward the required 30 family stewardship hours.

• Yearbooks can be paid for by mailing a check to Jostens or visiting www.jostensyearbooks.com. Eighth-grade ads can be purchased for the yearbook. See Mrs. Horne for a form.

• Volunteers are needed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays to help with PTO lunch sales. Lunch is from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested in volunteering on any of those days can contact Sandy Zellar at stzmail@bellsouth.net.

• Bruster’s hot dogs and nachos will be sold on Thursdays for $2 each. Pizza is sold on Fridays for $2.

• Tutorial services are available to all pupils 3:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday: Monday, science; Tuesday, social studies; Wednesday, math; Thursday, English; and Friday, exploratory. The areas will be tested as follows: Monday, exploratory; Tuesday, science; Wednesday, social studies; Thursday, math; and Friday, English.

• The following pupils are the top readers in the Race to Read program during the first semester: Grace Gaillard, top reader in K-3 through first grade, read 203 books, and Jonathan Eunice, top reader in second through sixth grade, read 102 books. The following pupils read 100 books or more: Amy Barrett, Grace Gaillard, Anna Eunice and Jonathan Eunice; 45-75 books: Carter Hampton, Kennedy Martin, Tanner Nelsen, Jameson Zuelke, Ryan Nelsen and Landon Croft; 25-50 books: Parker Hampton, Allyson Laughlin, Rayceton Mathis, Chase Banks, Sean Orjzechowski and Keagan Yarboro.

• There will be an alumni basketball game Jan. 27. Alumni are asked to fill out an update form and mail, fax or e-mail it to josephdmartin@jesusgivesmevictory.com. The form is on the school’s Web site, www.jesusgivesmevictory.com.

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