On Tuesday, our SIC met for the first time this year, and we made plans to hold elections for additional parent, community and teacher representatives.  Parents please consider serving, or maybe even just nominating someone you know who you think would be interested.  Teachers sent home nomination forms this week, so take a few moments to fill them out and send them back. 

SIC is an advisory group with parent, teacher and community representation.  Ann Poole, former  Washington Center principal, and Dee Malone, Converse College professor,  have agreed to continue as two of our community representatives for this year; and, Robin Blackwell with Family Connections and  Lara Ceisal, with Greenville County  Parks, Recreation and Tourism, will be joining us as well.  Keith Kingren and Susan Budd will represent parents for an additional year, and we will need to add two more parents.  Teacher members will be Anita Davis, Cathy Bush, Amy Garbe, and Sharon Russo. 

This week students at Hollis had dog therapy, and our State Department folks visited the students there as well as ones here on the main campus.  Also, yesterday about ten physicians from Greenville Hospital System came and gave physicals to 40 of our students in preparation for Challenge Day next Friday at Bob Jones.  We are excited about that event and have our fingers crossed that we will have good weather.

We are going to have a little change in Craft Day this year in that teachers asked to have it moved to the fall to possibly attract some of the Christmas shopping business.  We will be getting out the new date in the next week or so, but we expect it to be in late October or early November.  Additionally, Jean Ashmore is heading up a group planning a spring “alumni/reunion” event to be held on the day normally reserved for Craft Day.  That should be something very special to look forward to. 

Cherrydale Farms deliveries were made yesterday, so we send thanks to those of you who supported this fund raiser.  Next up will be Honey Baked Hams, and we are very grateful to Gloria Stamps for the work she puts into making each of these fund raisers successful. 

Please mark calendars for November 5, which will be this year’s Family Night.  Sharon Russo has already lined up more than ten community service providers who will be here  then, and we hope to have a repeat of the successful turnout we had last year.  This is a great opportunity for families to get in touch with various agencies that may be of service and to enjoy a meal, compliments of the PTA.

I think that wraps things up here.  Have a good weekend; don’t forget to send in box tops; and, we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday.