AJ Whittenberg Elementary held the Father/Daughter Valentine Dance and the Father/Child Dodgeball Tournament in February. Below are some photos of the events.
Stiles Point Elementary PTA held their 1st Annual Family Reading Night with over 450 people were in attendance. The evening started with a Zaxby’s dinner. Families could then go to various book-related stations around the school such as a Fancy Nancy cupcake station, bookmark making in the art room, and a book swap where the kids could find gently used books (donated by school families) to take home for free! There were also grade-level activities in classrooms including story time and more. The night concluded with a "Battle of the Books" competition for 4th and 5th grade students. Fun was had by all families who attended!
Furman Middle School celebrates Veterans by making sure the students and the community know about the history of The National Anthem as well as the words. The school’s choral program puts on a huge National Anthem Project that celebrates America, the servicemen, and our country’s National Anthem. The school also hosts a catered Veteran’s Day Luncheon for the school’s community. The school and its faculty take great pride in being able to teach American Pride to the students and honoring the Veterans who protect our country. The chorus teacher’s belief that all should be able to sing the National Anthem is the drive behind the school’s patriotic showcase every year.
At Bethel Elementary, in Simpsonville, SC the PTA hosted a back to school volunteer breakfast with the theme "Road Trip to Volunteering" and informational session. The new and old volunteers were invited to come and learn about the volunteer opportunities both in and out of school.
We offered a spin on "speed dating" in order for the volunteers to learn about the different opportunities. The committee chairs were stationed around the cafeteria and our new and old volunteers rotated through the stations for 3 minute intervals. They were given an opportunity to learn about these different ways to volunteer and get involved, meet other people with similar interests and sign up if interested and willing to help.
The parents seemed to enjoy the interaction as well as the opportunity to ask questions pertaining to their various interests. We had over 70 people in attendance and were able to engage these parents, both old and new to our school in various ways of helping throughout the school year.
We were excited to have so many people in attendance as well as the excitement about the year to come.