School briefs

• Thursday, May 17, Lady’s Island Elementary School takes a school-wide trip to see “Wizard of Oz” at USCB 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also, SIC meeting at 5 p.m.
• Thursday, May 17, Riverview Charter School’s third grade “Pirates” Play, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, May 17, Beaufort Academy Middle School Academic Awards, 8:15 a.m.; Upper School Academic Awards, 6 p.m. Also, PreK through fourth grades to see the “Wizard of Oz” at USCB.
• Friday, May 18, Mossy Oaks Elementary’s annual spring cookout. No reservations required. Guest meals are $3.15, so bring exact change.
• Friday, May 18, first graders of Lady’s Island Elementary School will take a field trip to Hunting Island. Also, there will be a Project Unify Track Meet.
• Friday, May 18, Beaufort Academy’s Upper School Physics students will travel to Carowinds for Physics Day.
• Friday, May 18, Riverview Charter School Uniform Free Friday. Bring $5 to dress out of uniform.
• Monday, May 21, Riverview Charter School’s Strings Year End Concert, 5 p.m.
• Monday, May 21, Beaufort Academy’s Upper School presents “Curtain Call” featuring three one-act plays. Show times are 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• Tuesday, May 22, Lady Island Elementary School’s Osprey Run & K-4 Field Day.
• Tuesday, May 22, Riverview Charter School’s 4th graders “Go West” play, 6 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 23, the last day to turn in payments for Mossy Oaks spring pictures. Also, a limited number of year books will be sold in the office on a first come, first serve basis for $20.
• Wednesday, May 23, Beaufort Academy’s Lower School Variety Show, 2 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 23, Riverview Charter School’s 5th grade Capstone, 6:30 p.m.

Fathers of Beaufort Elementary School students, Mr. Lovett, Mr. Fent and Mr. Londono, washed teachers’ car for Teacher Appreciation Week.

A little appreciation for teachers
Take a look at Beaufort Elementary School dads — Mr. Lovett, Mr. Fent and Mr. Londono — washing teachers’ cars to show appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers entered a drawing for a free car wash. Teachers who didn’t win any other drawing this week were chosen.  A total of 25 cars washed! Also, parents of PAC have delivered goodies everyday to the school’s staff as appreciation. Beaufort Elementary is thankful for such wonderful generosity. A special thanks to Kim Hedges and Doug Fent who head BES PAC.

E. C. Montessori Celebrates Mother’s Day
The children of E. C. Montessori & Grade School celebrated all of their wonderful mothers on Friday with a luncheon and gifts.  Children gave handmade gifts and elementary children cooked a lunch from scratch.  Mothers were welcomed to decorated classrooms and outdoor areas.

Trinity Evans enjoys the picnic with mom, Dr. Andrea Shorter-Evans and grandmother, Charlye Shorter.

Touring Beaufort Memorial Hospital
May 3, Lady’s Island Middle School’s Junior Leadership Class toured Beaufort Memorial Hospital with Mrs. Cindy Coburn-Smith who is the hospital’s Community Health Programs Coordinator. They visited the Radiology, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation, Birthing and Life Fitness Centers. At each center, well-trained and knowledgeable professionals explained their specific roles. The students also learned that the hospital employees nearly 1,400 full and part time workers in Beaufort and surrounding counties, which makes it one of the largest employees in our area. BMH faculty emphasized the importance of a good education and that the Technical College of the Lowcountry offers degrees that fit in very nicely with the hospital’s goals and careers.

BA students learn to swim at the YMCA
Beaufort Academy second and third graders had their final days of swim lessons this week at the YMCA, which were free to the students through the Y’s Learn To Swim Program.  The students took lessons two days per week for four weeks, and learned skills ranging from treading water

Beaufort Academy second graders Aidan Camacho, Thomas Tram, Emma Grace Dinkins, Lily Melville, Mary Hanna Hiers, Lydia Suber, Caroline Marek, Ashley Dowdney, Thomas Mazzeo and Luke Rhatigan attend the Y’s Learn to Swim Program.

to stroke technique.  The students not only enjoyed their time, but also learned a lot about being safe around water and improved their swimming technique. “The teachers are always there when you need them for help.  At first, I didn’t know how to dive, but the teachers helped me and now I can,” said third grader Ansleigh Pingree.

Ecumenical partners to meet with Truesdale
Members of the clergy from Beaufort County are invited to attend an Ecumenical Partners meeting with Superintendent Valerie Truesdale on Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m. at the Beaufort County Disabilities & Special Needs Office
(100 Clear Water Way, off Castle Rock Road between Hwy 170 and Grober Hill Road).  Ecumenical partner meetings are held with the superintendent to further communication and discuss issues as they relate to the children of Beaufort County.  Please RSVP to Carol McMillan at 322-2306 or carol.mcmillan@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

Curtain Call
Beaufort Academy Upper School presents “Curtain Call,” featuring three one-act plays: “The Necklace,” based on work by Guy de Maupassant, “The Monkey’s Paw,” based on work by W. W. Jacobs, and “The Groom’s Ghost,” based on work by Washington Irving.  BA seniors Michael Bible and Eddie Shacklett will direct Curtain Call, featuring musical interludes by fifth and sixth Graders. Catch “Curtain Call” on Monday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.

Robot Camp registration
The registration for the Beaufort County School District Robotics Camp is now open. Visit http://tinyurl.com/BCSDSummerCamps to register.

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

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