Published: Feb 04, 2013 02:46 PM
Modified: Feb 04, 2013 02:47 PM
Parent Academy Workshop on Common Core Math
Parents can sign up for a parent academy workshop on Common Core math from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Reedy Creek Middle School, 930 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. The session will help parents better understand the guidelines and essential skills for students in the new math courses required this year and will be presented in both English and Spanish. Childcare will be available for children 4-13 years old. To register, visit www.wcpss.net/parent-academy
.Apex High School DECA to host charity ball
The Apex High School DECA will hold a charity ball to benefit the Pretty In Pink Foundation titled, “Beyond the Ribbon Ball” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at AIANC Architecture Institute in downtown Raleigh. Organized by students Dipali Aphale and Karen Cheng, there will be a silent auction, catered dinner, live music and guest speakers. Tickets are $50 for individuals or $75 for a couple. If ordered in advance, there is a $10 discount. For details, call 919-455-0232 or email email@example.com
. Online donations can be made at gofundme.com/beyondtheribbonball
. GameTruck Triangle offering STEAM grant to Triangle schools
GameTruck Triangle, a mobile video game theater concept based in Cary, is offering a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) grant for Triangle schools.
GameTruck Triangle will award up to $250 and a two-hour GameTruck celebration to one Triangle school. Any public, private or parochial K-12 school with applicable programs that benefit children in Durham, Orange or Wake Counties are eligible to apply. Applications must be postmarked or received on or before Thursday, Jan. 31.
For an application, call 919-637-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.gametrucktriangle.blogspot.com
.Fuquay-Varina High School advanced choral groups to hold fundraiser
The advanced choral groups at Fuquay-Varina High School will hold a fundraiser event with a dinner and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Fuquay-Varina Methodist Church, 100 Judd Parkway. The choral groups will perform throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 per person or $120 for a table of six. Proceeds will benefit the choirs cost to attend a choral competition in the spring.
For tickets, contact Sally Dealy at 845-807-2109 or Suzie Crowe at 919-610-5540.Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 7383 of Cary is holding a Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest for local high school students. Each entry will be judged on the originality of concept, presentation and patriotism expressed. One entry per student; art teachers must sign entry forms. National scholarships will be awarded to the top eight entries, with top prize a $10,000 scholarship. Entry deadline is March 31.
To enter the contest, visit www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html
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