Last week, Hanford-Dole Elementary sponsored a “Pajama jam: Family literacy night” for students and parents.
Students wore their favorite pajamas and had milk and cookies while reading a book to their parent in the cafeteria. After the story time, parents had a presentation in the Media Center on ways to use technology at home including: the Parent portal, Reading 3-D, eBooks online and many other ways parents can assist children with reading and comprehension skills at home.
All children who attended got to pick out a new book to take home. Students also received zany bands and a tote bag to carry their books. There were door prizes of educational games that were passed out to those in attendance. The evening event was sponsored by the Hanford-Dole staff and PTA, Communities in schools and Title I.
- Play school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Day school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Extended day Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Delta Sigma Theta taking scholarship applications
The Salisbury Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from African-American male and female 2016 graduating seniors in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools, including the Early College, who qualify to receive a scholarship.
Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or greater to be considered. The scholarship is open to students planning to attend a two- or four-year college, university or accredited vocational school.
Applicants will also be accepted from Stanly County and the Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at Livingstone College.
Applications may be obtained from each high school’s academic counselor.
Completed applications are to be received by April 18. For further information or questions, contact Kay W. Norman, scholarship chair, at 704-636-3654.
Ruby Steele is president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Two new items revealed for Bloom Gala Auction
Salisbury Academy has revealed two new items up for auction during its April 16 Bloom Gala.
After-auction festivities will continue with live music and dancing to the tunes of The Shakedown Band. Festivities start at 7 p.m.
This year, the annual Fund-A-Need campaign will raise money to support Project Green Space. Bloom was designed to support Salisbury Academy and the youth of the community. A portion of the funds raised go to a scholarship program for summer youth leadership training opportunities and toward Salisbury Academy’s active community service outreach initiatives.
Tickets are $150 per person. Visit www.salisburyacademy.org/bloom.cfm for more information.
Partners in Learning will be hosting a LEGO Extravaganza on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a giant LEGO fan’s paradise, filled with interactive, creative, and educational activities for the entire family.
This event is free and open to the public for rising kindergartners through seventh grade. Registration is required to participate. Only 50 children may sign up for the event.
North Rowan Elementary robotics team
North Rowan Elementary School is steaming ahead with a new robotics team. In January, North Rowan Elementary School started the first VEX IQ Robotics Team in Rowan County, and last week the team faced off with other North Carolina schools in a state competition.
The VEX IQ Challenge has only been around for two years, and encourages middle and elementary school students to get involved in science and technology, as well as builds team work. Student-led teams build robots and then face off with other schools in a competition. This year’s competition theme was “Bank Shot,” and team members had to build robots that were able to move balls to score points.
Students from North Rowan Elementary had to work with another school in order to score as many points as possible in one minute. North Rowan robots Steamer One and Steamer Two — named for the Spencer Transportation Museum — came in fifth and seventh place. Both robots malfunctioned during the event.
But it wasn’t the first time the students had experienced difficulties. In February, the team hit a roadblock with their first competition in Durham. Until then, they’d been practicing with no field. But they performed well enough to be invited to the state competition in Concord.