|Subject: ||Weekly Media Tips December 8, 2011|
|Date to send: ||12/8/2011 at 11:00 AM|
December 8, 2011
For coverage information contact Tiffany Woods, Director of Public Relations for Roanoke City Public Schools, at email@example.com
EVENT: RCPS Holiday Concerts
SCHOOL: All Schools
DATE/TIME: December 8th-21st
All RCPS schools will host holiday concerts to showcase the musical talents of students. A full schedule is on the main page of the RCPS website at www.rcps.info
EVENT: Monterey Elementary School to Host 9th Annual “Holidays Around the World” Celebration
SCHOOL: Monterey Elementary School
DATE/TIME: December 8th, 8 AM-11:45AM
DETAILS: The 9th annual “Holidays Around the World” event at Monterey Elementary School will celebrate 15 different countries and eight languages represented at the school. The English Language Learners (ELL) students will display items such as pictures, crafts, and their country’s flag. Students and staff will wear something from a different country/culture. During the week, selected students will briefly speak on the intercom about their country, both in English and their native language.
EVENT: Westside Elementary to Distribute 400 Winter Coats to Community Members at Congregations in Action Event
SCHOOL: Westside Elementary
DATE/TIME: December 10th, 10 AM- 1 PM
DETAILS: On Saturday, Westside Elementary will host a community winter coat drive in its school cafeteria. Approximately 400 free coats, hats, and gloves for adults and children will be available. The event will also include a toy drive for Westside students. Complimentary hot chocolate and coffee will be provided, and graham cracker houses will be made and decorated for families to take home. The drive is sponsored by Westside’s Congregations in Action Eagles-a church based community service group.
EVENT: Forest Park Academy Students Learn Important Fundraising Skills While Planning Schools’ First Winter Court Formal
SCHOOL: Forest Park Academy
DATE/TIME: December 10, 7 PM
DETAILS: Forest Park Academy students will be hosting the school’s first formal “Winter Court” dance on December 10. The event is a fundraiser for a student field trip to Washington, D.C. and the school’s end of the year prom. Teachers hope that the Winter Court Formal will give students an opportunity to practice fundraising and public speaking skills while meeting with potential donors. Students who raise at least $50 will be eligible for the title of king and queen. The court selection will be based both on the amount of money raised and votes received from the student body. The formal court presentation will be followed by a winter dance. The event is open to the public, and tickets cost $5.
EVENT: Breckinridge Middle Students Present Their “Top Issues” to Roanoke Mayor David Bowers
SCHOOL: Breckinridge Middle School
DATE/TIME: December 12, 11:30 AM-1 PM
DETAILS: Roanoke Mayor David Bowers will visit a sixth-grade classroom at Breckinridge on December 12. Teacher Sue Bryson’s students will practice their persuasive techniques by presenting their “top issues” to the mayor. The students will discuss both political and community topics they feel strongly about and they will ask the mayor to consider addressing them.
EVENT: ROTEC’s Reality Store Project Gives Students First-Hand Experience on Making Financial Decisions in Life
SCHOOL: Breckinridge Middle School
DATE/TIME: December 14
DETAILS: ROTEC will be conducting a career exploration project called The Reality Store with every eighth-grader in the division this school year. The Reality Store is a program that helps to prepare students for career development, interpersonal development, and financial literacy. Each student imagines themselves at the age of 30 and must make monthly essential purchases/payments with the goal of having some money left over. There will be nearly 40 volunteers from the Advisory Council, Foundation, and area businesses to implement the project.
December 14 Breckinridge Middle School/NCTLA 8:00am – 3:30pm
E-mail Kathleen Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any volunteers from area businesses, or call 853-2803 for questions.