Drugs Uncovered: What parents need to know! The Poe Center’s Drugs Uncovered: What parents need to know! is coming to Apex Middle School on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The Poe Center for Health Education, Apex Middle School and Apex Middle School PTA are challenging you – we want to see if you can identify any of the 70 references to drugs and alcohol hidden in a “life like” teenager’s bedroom.
The bedroom is part of the Poe Center’s interactive program, Drugs Uncovered: What parents need to know! Drugs Uncovered will inform you of: current drug trends, teen culture, signs of substance use and abuse and much, much more.
It will also give you the tools you need to effectively talk with your teens about drugs and alcohol. To pre-register for this program register online at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BZFCFRMUT/
To watch a Public Service Announcement for our Drugs Uncovered program, go to this link: http://www.vimeo.com/13750280
The following students were honored at Apex Middle School for the Character Trait of Integrity: Madisyn Butler, Meredith Colhoun, Peter Compton, Ciara Delgado, Madison Deters, Derek Duin, William Delucia, Allison Farrell, Tyler Horton, Alexis Huntington, Jeremy Jones, John Lemoine, Todd McCauley, Keely McMahon, Natalie Melech, Sydnei Murphy, Matthew Pak, Natalia Soto, Jacob Townsend and Clifford Winefordner.
Dr. Camille Hedrick, Principal of Apex Middle School, congratulated these recipients and presented each with an exemplary character pin. Apex Middle School is very proud of all these students. Baucom Elementary School
Baucom Elementary will host the 6th Annual Baucom Buddies Marathon on Friday, April 15. Over 430 elementary students signed up in December to walk or run a 26.2 marathon while logging their miles at home. With the help of their parents, they had just over three months to complete 25 miles on their own.
All participants will walk or run together to complete the final 1.2 miles of the Marathon. At 2:00 pm on April 15 students, staff, parents, and honored guests will be there to cheer the participants on. Everyone completing the marathon will receive a metal, a great feeling of accomplishment, and an incentive to keep on moving. This program is designed to help kids find fun in exercising while learning about goal setting, self-discipline and perseverance. The major objective is to encourage families to work with their children to fight off childhood obesity. Oak Grove Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary PTA will be hosting a Community Yard Sale and Vendor Event on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school located at 10401 Penny Road, Raleigh.
The event is being held to try to raise funds to purchase SmartBoards for each classroom at the school. A SmartBoard is an interactive whiteboard that uses touch detection the same way as a mouse or keyboard. A projector is used to display a computer’s video output on the interactive whiteboard, which then acts as a large touch screen. The school currently has 18 SmartBoards in various classrooms.
The PTA has organized a Community Yard Sale and Vendor Showcase. School families are invited to donate household items to sell at the Yard Sale.
Local vendors are invited to showcase their products and services as part of the Vendor Showcase at the event. Local small businesses will have booths selling various items and will donate a portion of their sales to the PTA for the fundraiser.
The PTA hopes to raise $68,000 to cover the purchase of the new SmartBoards and will donate all proceeds of the Yard Sale and a portion of the vendor sales to the SmartBoard Fund.
Please come out and support your community on Saturday April 2. Another man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Come see what you can find at this huge community yard sale! Olive Chapel Elementary School
Friday, March 25, will be Crazy Hair Day, sponsored by the Olive Chapel Student Council. Students and staff are encouraged to participate to show their school spirit.
A school-wide "Spruce Up Our Campus" event will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 10 to 12 PM. Parents and students are invited to come to the school to participate in this effort to beautify the grounds by picking up trash, planting flowers, replacing the mulch, and repainting the USA map in front of the school. Bring your gloves, shovels, wheel barrows, rakes, garden hoses, and other hand tools that may be helpful for the clean up project.
Friday, April 1, will be a spirit day at Olive Chapel Elementary and all students and staff are encouraged to wear their spirit wear or school colors of blue and white. It is an Early Release Day and students will be dismissed at 1:15 PM, to allow the staff to attend professional development. Report cards will go home with students on Tracks 2, 3, and 4.
Mark your calendars for Artapalooza, Saturday, April 2, from 5 to 8 PM. Student artwork, the focal pint of the event, will line the hallways. Gift baskets will be raffled and there will be giant inflatables, carnival games, arts and crafts, and much more. Admission to the event is $8 for one child (3 years and up) or $15 for two children, with a maximum of $20 per family. Adults are admitted free.
Wednesday, April 6, is Walk to School Wednesday. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the beautiful, spring weather and add some additional exercise into their day by walking to school. The Olive Chapel School Improvement Team will meet on Friday, April 8, at 8:00 AM, in the media center. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Olive Chapel Student Council will meet on Friday, April 8, from 8:10-8:45 AM.
Kindergarten Orientation for parents of kindergarten students entering Olive Chapel in 2011, will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00 PM, in the media center. The Olive Chapel PTA Board will meet on Thursday, April 14, at 1:00 PM, in the conference room. You can keep up to date with everything that is happening at Olive Chapel Elementary by visiting the school's website, http://olivechapeles.WCPSS.net/. The WCPSS website, http://www.wcpss.net/, is frequently updated to include system-wide news and updates. You can subscribe to useful parent newsletters and timely email notifications by going to their website.