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School Events

Here are some of the school events we have during the year.

Open House

On the Thursday before the new school year begins in August, we hold an open house and a lunch to welcome enrolled students and their families. Open house is an opportunity for us to get to know new students and welcome back former students and their families. Parents also meet with their children’s teachers to discuss topics relevant to the upcoming school year.

School Dances

Feet DancingA favorite among the students are the school dances, which are held once in the fall and once in the spring. We rent a dance hall in the community and provide music, refreshments and supervision.

Food Drive

Food DriveWorking with Charlotte Rescue Mission, students, families and staff bring in canned and boxed food and raise money to help support Charlotte’s families in need.

Fall Festival

To help us celebrate fall, our students’ families help host a few hours of fun and games. Some parents might host seed-spitting contests, ring-toss games, craft activities and face-painting in the classrooms. Other parents might host sports and recreation activities outdoors.

Spirit Week

Girl with hatIn the late fall, students and staff celebrate “Spirit Week.” Students help pick a theme for each day and everyone dresses in accordance with that theme. For example, Monday might be “1920’s Day,” Tuesday might be “Pajamas Day” and Wednesday might be “Sports Day.”


School Picture Day

Kids with dogOn school picture day, a photographer takes pictures of each student and class. The photographer then sends the developed pictures to us to review. Students and their families may purchase these pictures if they wish.

Fun Fridays

Birthday and GrillOn the last “Fun Friday” of each month, the school celebrates every student’s birthday that falls within that month. We make a large birthday cake for everyone to share and pass around birthday cards to sign. On another Fun Friday, a class of students and their parents fire up the outdoor grill and prepare a delicious lunch for everyone to enjoy. On certain other Fun Fridays, students may order take-out pizza for lunch or bring their hand-held electronics to share with friends.

Parents' Group

Parents meet once or twice a month with our parent coordinator to discuss topics related to raising children, particularly children with academic barriers. Parents also plan extra-curricular events to give their children opportunities to expand their social skills and make new friends. In past years, these events have included game day, bowling, tae kwon do, fall festival, school dances and student yearbook.

Other Events

Several times a year, our parent group sponsors field trips for the students. In the past, these field trips have included visits to Discovery Place, Levine Museum of the South and Historic Brattonsville. To conclude the school year, students, parents and the teaching staff sometimes take a trip to a bowling alley where everyone bowls a few games and has a pizza party for lunch. During other years, we have a field day at school, grill delicious foods and play games.



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