• Chick-fil-A biscuits will be sold Friday.
• Tryouts will be held Jan. 16 for the North Augusta Idol. Pupils must get a permission slip from Mrs. Radford or Mrs. Hargrove and return it signed to get a tryout time.
• Yearbooks can be ordered for $25. To order a yearbook, enclose a check or cash in an envelope with the child’s name, parent’s name and teacher’s name on the outside and return it to school. Checks should be made payable to Belvedere Elementary.
• Box Tops, Campbell’s soup labels, My Coke Rewards, Tyson chicken labels, used ink cartridges and recyclable cell phones are being collected.
• Those interested in volunteering or who are currently volunteering must attend a volunteer training meeting. Contact Ms. Lee or Mrs. Johnson at (803) 442-6330 for more information.
• To be a volunteer with the PTO, e-mail BelvederePTO25@yahoo.com.
• The Looney Tunes Bank is open from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the cafeteria. A deposit of $5 is required to open an account, and the bank will put in $1. Pupils receive a bankbook with deposit and withdrawal slips, a pencil and coin holder.
Fox Creek High
• The Miss Fox Creek 2013 pageant will be held Jan. 26. The theme is Up-town Girl and the competition includes on-stage interviews, sportswear and evening gown. See Mrs. Leopard for more information.
• A free FAFSA workshop will be held Feb. 23 at Aiken Technical College from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hammond Hill Elementary
• Spirit Day will be Friday. Wear your school shirt.
• The end of the first semester is Tuesday.
• Jan. 18 is a teacher work day. There will be no school for pupils.
• The Martin Luther King Holiday will be observed Jan. 21. There will be no school.
• Report cards will be issued Jan. 24.
• Mrs. Kight will hold auditions for Hammond Hill pupils for North Augusta Idol. She will select five to seven acts to move to the next round of competition for the NACAC judges, who will hold tryouts for local talent in January and February. There are three categories: vocal, instrumental and dance. Talents are limited to three minutes. No lip-syncing is allowed and a karaoke or live accompaniment is required. See Mrs. Kight for an audition form.
• Save can tabs and turn them in throughout the school year for the Ronald McDonald House.
• Contact Christy Cosh or Ordean Crews if you’re interested in volunteering, including chaperoning field trips, but were unable to attend a volunteer meeting.
• Food brought to school parties or for class celebrations must be purchased commercially.
• The Looney Tunes Bank is open at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in the media center.
• The MES Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club meets on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
• Fifth-grade yearbook ad forms must be turned in by Friday. Forms can be obtained from your child’s teacher.
• The third nine weeks begin Jan. 17.
• Orders for the 2013 yearbook are being accepted. Yearbooks will be hardcover and in color. Yearbooks are being sold for $25 until Jan. 18. To reserve a copy, send the order form and payment to Paige Geddes or Jessica Jackson, or visit www.jostensyearbooks.com. If you want the pupil’s name engraved on the yearbook, it must be paid for by Jan. 18. Yearbooks can be purchased with cash or a check made out to Merriwether Elementary School. For more information, contact Ms. Geddes or Ms. Jackson at (803) 279-9993, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• The third nine weeks begin Thursday.
• The Martin Luther King Holiday will be observed Jan. 21.
• Report cards will be available Jan. 28.
• The Valentine’s Dance will be Feb. 8.
• The Spring Dessert Concert will be April 23.
• The Merriwether Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club meets on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Merriwether Elementary. Memberships are $35 per year and include a regulation chess set and a T-shirt.
• Yearbooks are on sale for $25. Parents of eighth-grade pupils may also purchase a baby ad to be included in the yearbook. Yearbook personalizations and other extras are available for an additional cost.
• MMS PTO is selling the 2013 CFA calenders for $6. A portion of each sale will benefit the PTO.
• MMS T-shirts are on sale for $12.
• Coupon books are on sale for $10.
• The school collects Box Tops and ink cartridges.
Mossy Creek Elementary
• Pupils can request to meet with Bridge Builders and Ms. Hooper to work out a conflict. Bridge Builders are fifth-grade pupils who are trained peer mediators. The “Fix It” sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.
• An additional support group for children whose parents are separated or divorced is being offered. They will learn strategies to help cope with changes in family structure, living and visiting two homes, the grieving process, stepfamilies and more. The group will help prevent feelings from interfering with the pupil’s normal emotional development and school success. The group will meet once a week for eight weeks. Group members and discussions are confidential and parental permission is required to participate. Contact Ms. Hooper if your child is interested.
• Chick-fil-A calendars are being sold for $6.50 each.
• Mossy Creek T-shirts are $11.50 for short sleeve and $18 for long sleeve.
North Augusta Elementary
• The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an Americanism Essay Contest each year for students in third through 12th grades. The winner will receive $20, second place gets $15 and third place $10. The winners will receive their awards and read their essays during the auxiliary’s monthly meeting March 4. The first-place winners’ essay will then be submitted to the state contest. Those interested in participating must write their essays at home and submit them to Mrs. Reese by Friday. The essay theme is ‘‘What freedom do I enjoy the most?’’ Third- and fourth-grade participants should write 150-250 words. Fifth-grade participants should write 250-300 words.
• The Looney Tunes Savings Club is open Tuesdays for deposits.
• Coupon books are on sale in the main office for $10.
North Augusta High
• A Financial Workshop 101 for parents of seniors will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. To reserve your seat, visit www.cfcsc.com or (803)
• Chick-fil-A cookies will be sold for $1.25 during lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays, and sandwiches will be sold for $4 on Fridays.
• The NJROTC canteen is open during all three lunches. Items sold include chips, cookies, crackers, candy and drinks.
• The Jacket Espresso is open during all three lunches and sells coffee, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies and iced mocha lattes.
• FCA sells pizza Tuesdays and Thursdays for $3 in the courtyard during all three lunches.
• Spanish Club membership is $10.
• Student council meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the media center.
• FCA meets every Friday in Mobile 2 at 7:45 a.m. Krispy Kreme and orange juice will be served.
North Augusta Middle
• The student council will meet Thursday.
• The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet Friday.
• The Stand Up & Stop Bullying Club will meet Monday.
• The second nine weeks ends Tuesday.
• Jan. 18 is a teacher workday/inservice. There will be no school for pupils.
• Martin Luther King holiday will be observed Jan. 21. There will be no school.
• Report cards will be issued Jan. 24.
• The eighth grade Individual Graduation Plan parent meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 29.
• Volunteers must attend a volunteer training session. Training will be offered Jan. 29 at the following times: 8:15-8:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room; 12:15-12:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room; and 5:30-5:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
• The Guitar Club practices every Monday from 3:20 to 3:50 p.m.
• The Chess Club meets Thursdays from
3:15 to 4 p.m
Our Lady of Peace
• The Mardi Gras Silent Auction will be held March 2. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the school office or any OLP school family.
• Middle school pupils may purchase one candy bar or drink during lunch. All other grades can purchase the items at the end of the day. Items range from $1 to $1.25.
• The school collects Box Tops, Capri Sun pouches, aluminum can tops and newspapers.
• The drama club meets every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.
Paul Knox Middle
• Student messages will be delivered at 1:45 p.m. All messages must be called in by 1:30 p.m. Pupils cannot leave school early unless they are signed out by a parent, guardian or their designee. Pupils who miss at least four periods will be counted absent for the day. Pupils who have an appointment scheduled should bring an excuse, have it approved in the office, show it to the teacher at the beginning of class and leave quietly at the necessary time without disturbing class.
• Free middle school tutoring is being offered. For qualifications, call Rose Marshall in the Office of Federal Programs at (803) 641-2645.
• Yearbook orders can be placed at www.jostensyearbooks.com.
• Chapel is held at 11 a.m. Thursdays in the Victory Baptist College’s main classroom, located on the second floor of the school building.
• High school midterms are Thursday and Friday.
• The third quarter begins Tuesday.
• Report cards will be sent home Jan. 18.
• There is no school Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.