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School briefs

December 19, 2011, through January 2, 2012: SCHOOL IS OUT!

Lady’s Island Elementary’s Christmas Food Drive
The last week of school before winter break Lady’s Island Elementary School students in grades K-4 collected over 1,000 nonperishable food items. These items were donated to HELP of Beaufort to be distributed to families in need in our community. Mrs. Black’s 4th class was the overall winner, collecting over 120 food items. Way to go Ospreys!

Poinsettia composting project
Beaufort Elementary School is doing a pumpkin and poinsettia composting project and are in need of poinsettias. Don’t throw out any dying poinsettias. Give them to the front office and they will make sure students add it to the composting bin.

Interns with Habitat for Humanity
Beaufort Academy students spent three days working with Habitat for Humanity on the construction (mostly roofing) of the Penn House on St. Helena, and two days working on campus.  From left to right: Project advisor Dennis Smith, high school students Tommy Fang, Courtney Smith, Finn Koppernaes, Conner Akers, Billy Dailey, and Mary Catherine Carmody.

The Polar Express at Broad River Elementary School
After reading “The Polar Express,” Mrs. Ruge’s 5th grade students from Broad River Elementary enjoyed building their own village. They made edible graham cracker houses using every kind of candy they could find. After wards, they warmed themselves by the fire (a.k.a. Promethean board).

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