Take part in #GivingTuesday
The Durham Partnership for Children will join the national celebrate “#Giving Tuesday” movement on Dec. 3 to inspire people to use social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving.
The Partnership’s #GivingTuesday goal is to raise money and recruit volunteers to help assemble its Blast Off to Kindergarten Kits.
The kits provide school readiness materials designed to prepare children and families for the transition from home to kindergarten, and each one contains items that promote early literacy, enhance emotional and fine motor development, and prompt creativity.
The partnership hopes to distribute more than 1,600 kits to at-risk children this year and ask volunteers to donate money, materials and/or time to the project.
For information, go to http://community.givingtuesday.org/News or call Elaine Erteschik at (919) 403-6960.
Sessions to focus on suspensions, discipline
Durham Public Schools will hold three public discussions in December to address high rates of suspensions and discipline of black and disabled students.
The first meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 at the Staff Development Center, 210 7 Hillandale Road.
The second will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northern High School, 117 Tom Wilkinson Road, and the third will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at Southern High School, 800 Clayton Road.
Flapjacks raise funds for Spaulding
A recent Flapjack Fundraiser for C.C. Spaulding Elementary School raised more than $2,000 that will go into the school’s field trip fund for travel this year.
The fundraiser was hosted at the Applebee’s restaurant on McFarland Drive.
More than 300 tickets were sold to supporters who enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.
Supporters also contributed $40 in donations.
Mihaich receives master’s degree
Whitney Mihaich of Durham was recently awarded a master’s degree in education from Lipscomb University in Nashville.
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