School briefs

• Thursday, May 3 is Beaufort Academy’s Parents Association Meeting, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, May 3 is Chick-fil-A Spirit Night for Riverview Charter School, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join your Riverview friends for dinner and show your Stingray Spirit! Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to Riverview. This fundraiser has raised $1,563.23 for the school this school year.
• Friday, May 4, Beaufort Academy hosts SADD meeting at lunch.
• Sunday, May 6, is Riverview’s Annual RCC Family Event for students and their families at school, 12-3 p.m. Hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, snow cones, bounce house, obstacle course, water slide (bring towel and swimsuit) and dunking booth featuring some of your favorite faculty and staff. Proceeds from the dunking booth will go towards the Riverview Charter School Booster Club. To volunteer for this event, email RCC President, Nicole Gates.
• May 7-11, Beaufort Academy fifth graders go to STARBASE at Marine Corps Air Station.
• Don’t forget Teach Appreciation Week is May 6-12. Tell your teachers how much you care or write them a card.
• PASS TESTING for third to fifth graders is around the corner. Please be sure to have your child eat a good breakfast and get a good night’s sleep through the week.

Pie-throwing raises money for Relay For Life
Lady’s Island Elementary raised over $200 in two days for Relay for Life by selling chances to throw a pie at the teachers. The school has been hosting dances, jean days and selling luminaries, bracelets and cups to raise money to fight cancer. The pie-throwing event helped them reach their goal of $1500.

First grade students at Riverview Charter school collected over 150 pairs of shoes in their first service learning project for people in need through a program called Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls collects new and used shoes to give relief to victims of natural disasters such as the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina that hit New Orleans, both in 2004.

Military Purple Pride
No uniforms for these Broad River students.  Instead students and staff showed their appreciation for the military by wearing purple.
Last week, everywhere you looked you saw purple. Students made a mural with drawings and messages to military families. BRES is proud to be part of a wonderful military community.

WWII relived
A World War II re-enactor, Bo Turocy, visited Beaufort Academy on Thursday, April 26, to speak with high school students.  In addition to his 1945 WWII Jeep, Turocy treated the students to homemade replica K-rations, multiple uniforms and maps from the war, and other WWII items.  The presentation depicted the life of an American soldier, with Turocy playing the role of sergeant and the students as the soldiers. The “Sergeant” briefed the “soldiers” about each of their roles for the day ahead, June 6, 1944, D-Day, on Utah Beach.
St. Peter’s welcomes new principal
St. Peter’s Catholic School will welcome their new principal Mr. Joe Benning and his wife Kathy to their parish and school in June. Benning brings to St. Peter’s over 25 years of experience working at all levels of Catholic education. During his career he has been a teacher, coach, principal, chief administrator and Diocesan superintendent. He and his wife are avid golfers who’ve lived their entire lives in Illinois and are sincerely looking forward to their move to St. Peter’s.

BA’s Community Tennis Tournament
Beaufort Academy will have its Smash and Bash Community Tennis Tournament at the school’s tennis courts on Saturday, May 12. There are two divisions: Adult Mixed Doubles (A and B levels) and Junior Division (same sex doubles).  Entry is $40 per person and includes a ticket for the cookout at 4:30 p.m.  No charge for spectators. Additional tickets for cookout are $5 and require advance RSVP.  Please visit beaufortacademy.org, or call 843-524-3393, for more information.  All tennis participants will receive a free T-shirt, and awards will be given for first and second places in both divisions.

BHS Spring Dance Concert
The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble presents its Annual Spring Dance Concert on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11, in The Arts Center at Beaufort High School. Senior Night will be held on Friday, May 11, with special recognition of senior dancers. The performances will begin at 7 p.m. each night.  Student choreography from Dance II, III and IV classes will be featured in this concert. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, please contact Teresa Baker, BHS Dance Ensemble Director, at 843-322-2153.

School briefs compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. Send your school or classroom events to schoolnews@beaufortislandnews.com.

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