Get Ready for Summer 2017 with Walltown Children’s Theatre!

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Get Ready for Summer 2017 with Walltown Children’s Theatre!

June 12th 16th Exploring Latin America: Multi-Arts Camp (Ages 6-14)

Build your child’s confidence through creative expression in this fusion of performing and visual arts. Campers will explore Latin American culture through acting, singing, dance, and art.

June12th–16th GingerbreadJamCamp(Ages4-6)Mornings:9:00am–12:00pm

A sweet dramatic arts discovery crafted for younger children. Campers will delight in singing, storytelling, and improvisation. Small class size!

June 19th – 23rd ‘Page-To-Stage’: Writing and Acting Camp (Ages 6-14)

Expand your spoken and written voice through short fiction, poetry, and drama. Campers will develop creative techniques through script writing, performances, and constructive conversation. A short video project will cap this fun-filled week!

June19th–23rd GingerbreadJamCamp(Ages4-6)Mornings:9:00am–12:00pm

A sweet dramatic arts discovery crafted for younger children. Campers will delight in singing, storytelling, and improvisation. Small class size!

June 26th – 30th Dance Camp: Beginner to Experienced Dancers (Ages 6-16)

WCT instructors will inspire you in jazz, hip hop, ballet, student based dance compositions and conditioning classes. An all-inclusive exciting Friday evening performance will showcase your youth’s achievements. $30 off if you sign up for both weeks!

July 3rd – 7th Creative Rap and Dance: Hip Hop Camp (Ages 6-14)

Join us for a high-energy week of hip hop dance and vocal. Explore tumbling, hip-hop dance, and creative rap as we craft a dynamic Friday showcase and video documentary.

July 10th – 14th Rissi Palmer: Songwriting and Vocal Camp (Ages 8-16)

Join nationally recognized recording artist Rissi Palmer and develop your unique voice. Campers will use journaling to create a personalized songwriting and singing project over the week.

July 17th -21st Dance Camp: Beginner to Experienced Dancers II (Ages 6-16)

Let’s do it again! WCT instructors will inspire you in jazz, hip hop, ballet, student based dance compositions and conditioning classes. An all-inclusive exciting Friday evening performance will showcase your youth’s achievements. $30 off if you sign up for both weeks!

July 17th – 21st Gingerbread Jam Camp (Ages 4-6)

A sweet creative arts discovery crafted for younger children. Campers will delight in singing, tap dance, improvisation, and visual art. Weekly themes: Super heroes or Beach! Hurry, small classes. Choose between morning or afternoon: 9:00–12:00pm (Super heroes) or 1:00–4:00pm (Beach)

Regular Day: $195/week; 8:30-3:00 pm
Camp with Extended Day: $250/week; 8:00–5:30 pm
Gingerbread Jam Camps: $125/week either 9:00-12:00 pm or

1:00-4:00pm Gingerbread Jam Camps: $195/week 8:30-3:00 pm

Our Mission

Walltown Children’s Theatre inspires positive social change by empowering and reconnecting young people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, creating a new expression of community, and enriching their lives and those of their families and communities, through exemplary performing arts instruction and youth development programming.

Weekly Message–February 27-March 3, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of February 27, 2017.

 

Attention all high school students!  Are you interested in a two-week residential program sponsored by DUKE TIP?  If so, please see Mrs. Tuck Thomas for a brochure. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2017 and financial assistance is available.

 

YWE would like to thank everyone for participating in our Black History Month activities and all those who contributed to make our Black History Month Showcase last week a success. Tomorrow is our last spirit day where we invite everyone to wear traditional African clothing.

 

The ACT will be administered to all Juniors on Tuesday, February 28th. Please be prepared by bringing a hearty snack and arriving on time on that date. We ask that you bring a snack because the testing window means that your lunch will be later than normal.

 

As everyone is aware, the flu and cold season is upon us and has affected many of our students and staff during the past several weeks. In order to make sure we take the very best care of your child, we ask all of our families to adhere to the following:

  • Please make sure we have accurate contact information so we can reach you when your child becomes sick at school.
  • Please remember that students who have a fever, are vomiting, experiencing diarrhea or dealing with pink eye are not only miserable while at school but are sometimes contagious and placing others at risk for getting sick too.
  • Please make every effort to pick up your sick child as quickly as possible when we call as we promise not to call unless your child is really sick.

While we love it when all of our students are in school and push hard for perfect attendance, we also know that when students are sick, it’s best for everyone for them to remain home until well and no longer contagious.

 

The HS Dance will be on March 3rd from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  You may buy your tickets from Coach Barnes.  If you plan on bringing a guest you need to pick up a form from the front desk.  Cost of the dance is $5 and your guest will be $8 if they’re not from SCS. Guests must be current DPS students.

 

The 2nd Annual Dance4Chance – A – Thon will take place from 2pm-4pm on Friday March 24.  This is our annual partnership with The American Heart Association.  Envelopes have been distributed to students.

 

The OVERNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL LOCK IN GLOW PARTY WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, MARCH 24th 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. at SkyZone TRAMPOLINE PARK.  PRICE INCLUDES A NIGHT FILLED WITH ACTIVITIES, PRIZES & FOOD GALORE!!! Cost is $45 per student. You must RSVP by March 6th with a $20 deposit in order to attend. Make checks payable to SCS PTSA and turn into Mrs. Vincent.

 

Attention all AP students.  Please make sure that you and your parents have reviewed the times for the AP tests that you will take during the 1st two weeks in May.  If your AP exam is scheduled for 8:00AM, you must arrive by 7:45AM to be seated.  There are no make-ups for these exams.  You must be here on the day you are scheduled.  Please make transportation arrangements now.

 

March is Tornado Awareness Month and school systems throughout the state, including DPS, will participate in a tornado drill to emphasize the importance of practicing our response during a violent weather event. Our statewide tornado drill will be held on March 8. You can find more information about weather preparedness at the National Weather Service website.

 

Scholarship opportunities – Please see Mrs. Settle in Student Services for an application or more information.  $1000 for seniors sponsored by the Triangle Luncheon Civitan Club.    Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Settle by April 3rd.   $500-$1000 for seniors sponsored by the Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Deadline to apply is April 21. See these opportunities along with other scholarship opportunities on the resource wall outside of Student Services.

 

DPS will offer the classroom portion of Driver’s Education at SCS March 30, 31, April 3, 4, 5. 8:30-3:00 each day. You must provide your own transportation, arrive on time, attend all hours of class, and have a ride at 3:00 each day. No exceptions will be made. You also need to provide your own lunch/snacks each day. If this class does not suit your personal schedule, please do not register for this class. You must be at least 14 ½ on March 30, and you cannot be 18 years of age or older to enroll in this class. The cost of the class is $45 and must be paid on the first day of class. Only cash or money order can be accepted. This class has a 45 student maximum and students will be selected by a lottery. If you were registered for the September class and not chosen, you are already registered in the lottery. You do not need to register again. If you are chosen in the lottery for this class and are not at SCS at 8:30 on March 30, your seat will be given away to a student selected for the stand-by list. Registration 8:30-3:45 in the SCS main office February 27-March 2. The lottery will be drawn on March 3. Notification will be made via telephone March 4-6.

 

We have started recruiting proctors for end of year state testing May 26 – June 8. We will need approximately 54 proctors for each day of testing this year.    You or someone you refer can sign up by using this link: http://tinyurl.com/SCS2017proctors or contact Ms. Bugg in the main office.

 

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

 

Driver’s Education Classes

The classroom portion of Driver Education will be offered at SCS March 30, 31, April 3,4 & 5. 

Class hours are 8:30 – 3:00 each day.

You must provide your own transportation, arrive on time, attend all hours of class, and have a ride at 3:00 each day.  No exceptions will be made.  You also need to provide your own lunch/snacks each day.  If this class does not suit your personal schedule, please do not register for this class. 

You must be at least 14 1Ž2 on March 30, and you cannot be 18 years of age or older to enroll in the class.

The cost of the class is $45, and must be paid on the first day of class.  Only cash or money order can be accepted.

This class has a 45 student maximum and students will be selected by lottery.  If you were registered for the September class and not chosen, you are already registered in the lottery.  You do not need to register again.  If you are chosen in the lottery for this class and are not at SCS at 8:30 on March 30, your seat will be given away to a student selected for the stand-by list. 

Registration will be 8:30 to 3:45 February  27-March 2.  The lottery will be drawn March 3.  Notifications will be made by telephone March 4-6.

High School Dance

The HS Dance will be on March 3rd from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  You can buy your tickets from Coach Barnes today.  If you plan on bringing a guest you need to pickup a form from the front desk.  Cost of the dance is $5 and your guest will be $8 if they’re not from SCS.

Weekly Message–February 20-24, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of February 20, 2017.

This week, the final ACT prep meeting will be Monday after school NOT Tuesday until 5:30pm.  This is your last chance to practice before the ACT. The ACT will be administered to all Juniors on Tuesday, February 28th. Please be prepared by bringing a snack and arriving on time on that date.

February is Black History Month and Young Women of Excellence is excited to celebrate with you all again this year! Monday, February 20th we invite everyone to dress up as a figure in African American History.  African American scholars, innovators, artists, activists, and designers have probably contributed more than you think to modern American Society.  We can’t wait to see which one you show up as on Monday!  We will also be hosting a Black History Month Showcase on Tuesday, February 21st from 5-7 p.m.  Tickets are $3.  Join us for music, song, dance, and poetry or share something of your own during our open mic segment.

We are offering targeted afterschool tutoring to identified students in Math 7, Math I, and Biology to start on February 27th. Transportation is available. Remember to return your permission forms. Please contact Ms. Ellison or me if you have questions.

AP students were provided with the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents when report cards went home. CollegeBoard has strict testing requirements and we must adhere to them in order for students to receive proper credit. The AP Bulletin provides families with the dates and times of exams that have been predetermined by CollegeBoard.  Any student who is enrolled in an AP course and is scheduled to take an exam at 8:00 AM, must make arrangements for transportation and arrive at SCS by 7:45 AM to be seated.  Please start preparing for this prior to the May exams.

Attention all high school students!  Are you interested in a two-week residential program sponsored by DUKE TIP?  If so, please see Mrs. Tuck Thomas for a brochure.  The deadline to apply is February 27, 2017 and financial assistance is available.

There are two new scholarship opportunities this week – Please see Mrs. Settle in Student Services for an application or more information.  $1000 for seniors sponsored by the Triangle Luncheon Civitan Club.    Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Settle by April 3rd.   $500-$1000 for seniors sponsored by the Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Deadline to apply is April 21. See these opportunities along with other scholarship opportunities on the resource wall outside of Student Services.

DPS will offer the classroom portion of Driver’s Education at SCS March 30, 31, April 3, 4, 5. 8:30-3:00 each day. You must provide your own transportation, arrive on time, attend all hours of class, and have a ride at 3:00 each day. No exceptions will be made. You also need to provide your own lunch/snacks each day. If this class does not suit your personal schedule, please do not register for this class. You must be at least 14 ½ on March 30, and you cannot be 18 years of age or older to enroll in this class. The cost of the class is $45 and must be paid on the first day of class. Only cash or money order can be accepted. This class has a 45 student maximum and students will be selected by a lottery. If you were registered for the September class and not chosen, you are already registered in the lottery. You do not need to register again. If you are chosen in the lottery for this class and are not at SCS at 8:30 on March 30, your seat will be given away to a student selected for the stand-by list. Registration 8:30-3:45 in the SCS main office February 27-March 2. The lottery will be drawn on March 3. Notification will be made via telephone March 4-6.

We have started recruiting proctors for end of year state testing May 26 – June 8. We will need approximately 54 proctors for each day of testing this year.    You or someone you refer can sign up by using this link: http://tinyurl.com/SCS2017proctors or contact Ms. Bugg in the main office.

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

 

Weekly Message–February 13-17, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of February 13, 2017.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our next PLC Early Release Day which is February 15. School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Progress Reports will also go home on Wednesday.

February is Black History Month and Young Women of Excellence is excited to celebrate with you all again this year! Every Monday we will be dressing up to celebrate African American history. Each week of this month we invite you to celebrate, dress up and learn more with us! Monday, February 13th is Gele day. We will also be hosting a Black History Month Showcase on Tuesday, February 21st from 5-7 p.m.  Tickets are $3.  Join us for music, song, dance, and poetry or share something of your own during our open mic segment.

Turn your trash into cash for our school! Join the SCS PTSA’s Teracycle effort by bringing in drink pouches, chip bags, personal beauty bottles, or any of the items listed at the terracycle collection areas. You can find the full list of items that can be recycled on my blog. Look for the blue terracycle bins by the main entrance and in the cafeteria where you can turn in your contributions. Contact Ms. Vincent if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting the SCS terracycle effort.

We are offering targeted afterschool tutoring to identified students in Math 7, Math I, and Biology. Look for letters to come home with those selected students tomorrow. Transportation is available. Please contact Ms. Ellison or me if you have questions.

Senior ads for the yearbook have been extended.  Please submit your information to Ms. Bridges as soon as possible.  Final deadline to be announced.  The $35 early bird special for yearbooks has now ended.  However, you may still purchase a yearbook for only $40.  Personalizations can be made for an additional $5.  Yearbooks can be purchased online or with cash, check or money order.  Please make checks and money orders payable to Strawbridge Studios.

As part of our PTSA Meeting and Art Night, we partnered with Original Works to provide an opportunity for students to have their artwork printed on a variety of items. If you weren’t able to attend Art Night or didn’t finish your art, you still have the opportunity to work on your art at home. If you need an order form, pick one up from the main office. All art and orders will be due on February 17.

For all SENIORS: we are starting a new tradition at SCS – a senior tile wall! Seniors will be given the additional opportunity to have their art put on a tile to be included on the senior tile wall. The cost of the senior tiles will be $20. We will provide opportunities during lunches for seniors to work on their tile art.

We expect the items to be back by the end of March.

There are a couple of community resources I’d like to pass along to you. Please share with this information with others. White Rock Baptist Church has a food giveaway 2nd Saturday of the month starting at 1:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s AME Church has both a food and clothes giveaway every Wednesday starting at 1:00 p.m.

Parents, please check out our SCS AIG website.  It is not just for AIG students.  There are important dates, community resources, and much more! You can access the website by clicking on “Parent Resources” from the SCS website and then the link for “Academically and Intellectually Gifted.”

AP students were provided with the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents when report cards went home.  Please review this publication carefully since it contains valuable information about the AP program.  CollegeBoard has strict testing requirements and we must adhere to them in order for students to receive proper credit. The AP Bulletin provides families with the dates and times of exams that have been predetermined by CollegeBoard.  Any student who is enrolled in an AP course and is scheduled to take an exam at 8:00 AM, must make arrangements for transportation and arrive at SCS by 7:45 AM to be seated.  Please start preparing for this prior to the May exams.

We have started recruiting proctors for end of year state testing May 26 – June 8. We will need approximately 54 proctors for each day of testing this year.    You or someone you refer can sign up by using this link: http://tinyurl.com/SCS2017proctors or contact Ms. Bugg in the main office.

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

 

Terracycle Details

Hello SCS Family!

SCS is restarting an old program that will painlessly raise money and recycle certain types of trash at the same time. All we need is your help. Please save the following trash and send with your student to school. There are drop off bins located by both the front and cafeteria entrances. Trash is sent to Terracycle for recycling, cash is sent to our school. The money will go into the PTSA funds for special projects that the students and teachers decide on. It’s a great way to help the school and our planet!

We are only collecting the items on the list below; please do not send any other items in.

Thank you!

Questions- please contact either:

Michele Vincent                                  OR            Karrie Comatas

Michele.Vincent@dpsnc.net                       karrie@duke.edu

(919) 560-3535 x14208                                                      (919) 451-2570 (text only)

Oral Care

sponsored by Colgate

Personal Care & Beauty

sponsored by Garnier

Energy bar wrapper

sponsored by Clif Bar

Toothpaste tubes/caps, Toothbrushes, Floss containers,

Outer packaging for all

Hair, skin, cosmetic: ALL bottles, caps, tubes, sprays,

triggers, jars, lip balm tubes, ALL make up containers, eye/lip pencils, etc.

All FOIL-LINED bar wrappers—any brand.

Pouches from Clif

Organic Energy Food

Deodorants

sponsored by Tom’s of Maine

Drink Pouch

sponsored by Capri Sun & Honest Kids

Snack Pouches

Sponsored by GoGoSqueeZ

All bottles & caps from mouthwash &

Deodorant

Aluminum & plastic drink pouches with straws or spouts All brands of snack plastic pouch & caps
Baby Food Pouches

sponsored by Earth’s Best

Entenmann’s

Little Bites

Cereal Bags

sponsored by Malt-O-Meal

Baby and toddler food pouches and pouch caps Entenmann’s Little Bites and Little Bites Snackin’ Bites plastic pouches Plastic cereal bags and box liners
RECYCLE FOR SCS Chip Bags

sponsored by Sensible Portions

    Family-size,

individual & multipack snack bags