Class Notes

Aug. 12, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

2013 Teacher Inspiration and Resources Fair coming up

DURHAM – The Creative Freedom Awards is hosting its first Teacher Inspiration and Resources Fair from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at Walltown Park Recreation Center.
At the fair, teachers will be able to share their best practices, ideas and resources with colleagues from around the Triangle. Organizations including The Scrap Exchange, Poe Center for Health Education, UNC-TV and Kenan Fellows will be on hand at the event.
Registration to this free event is now open for all elementary school teachers. The first 200 registered elementary teachers who attend will receive common core/essential standards aligned instructional ideas, a gift bag of classroom supplies, free entry into drawings for cash prizes and a gift from the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, The Scrap Exchange, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute and several other organizations and businesses.
For information or to register, visit or email 
Tiger Chill Carnival in September
CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill High School will hold its Tiger Chill Carnival from 3 -7 p.m. on Sept. 21 to help raise money for Chapel Hill High School’s clubs, teams, bands and organizations.
The free event offers fun for the entire family with games, food, entertainment and the opportunity to support artisans local to the region by buying their wares. Tickets will be sold at the carnival entrance for the food and activities.
Games will include baseball speed pitch, carnival games sponsored by the student clubs, dodgeball, a dunk tank and several new inflatables. A variety of food will be available including barbecue sandwiches, pizza and hot dogs. There will also be homemade baked goods on hand.

Craftacular needs vendors
DURHAM – Vendors are needed for Southwest Elementary School’s first Craftacular Craft and Vendor Fair.
Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 23, the fair is sponsored by the school’s PTA and will be held at the school at 2320 Cook Road.
Booth space starts at $35. All money earned will go to updating the school’s technology resources.
Artists and small-business owners are encouraged to contact the Southwest Elementary School PTA via their website at for the needed forms or information.

Thompson on honor roll
RALEIGH – Hannah Thompson, an 11th-grader at Saint Mary’s School made the honor roll for the second semester of school.
Hannah is the daughter of Robin and Michael Thompson.
To be on the honor roll, students must maintain a weighted grade point average of 3.5 or higher in at least five academic courses while maintaining the status of a good student in good standing with the Judicial Board and administration.
Saint Mary’s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory girls boarding and day school for girls in ninth through 12th grades. It is the fourth oldest all-girl boarding/day schools in the U.S.

Marshall new Crayons2Calculators director
DURHAM – Crayons2Calculators named Julie E. Marshall as its new executive director.
Marshall retired from Durham Public Schools were she served as the communications coordinator after 16 years. Prior to her time at DPS Marshall was a public relations specialist and volunteer coordinator with the Durham County Library from 1984-1996.
C2C is a nonprofit organization in Durham that collects and provides free school supplies to classroom teachers to help them meet the educational and creative needs of students in DPS.
C2C board chairman Chris Brown said that Marshall “has the skills to enable C2C to be even more successful in the future” as they continue to help teachers and provide a vehicle for community support in schools.

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