What’s up in Suffolk Public Schools?

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Oil pastels workshop

Selected high school student artists will participate in a day-long workshop on oil pastels with artist Janice Gay-Maker, sponsored by the Suffolk Art League. The session will be held at Lakeland High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, and will also involve students from Nansemond River High School and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Call Linda Bunch at the Suffolk Art League at 925-0448 for more information.

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The Nansemond River High School PTSA will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Call the school at 538-5420 for more information.

Family Reading Night

Mack Benn Jr. Elementary School will host its final Family Reading Night for this school year on Thursday, April 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The PTA will provide an ice cream social. Special guests will be Miss Nelson and Miss Viola Swamp reading Miss Nelson is Missing! For further information, please call reading teacher Dana Rountree at 925-5645.

Movie Viewing

The Special Education Parent-Teacher Resource Center of Suffolk Public Schools is offering a viewing of the movie &uot;Radio&uot; at the center, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

Call 925-5579 to make sure they prepare enough popcorn.


Nansemond Parkway Elementary School students will be treated to an Arithmetickles! assembly program at 9:20 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Friday, April 23. This one-of-a-kind, interactive live theatre program explores the most imaginative and entertaining aspects of math in a fun-filled format that encourages creativity.

The use of comedy, pantomime and theatrical effects help to show students that learning math can be fun.

This program is presented by The Children’s Theatre Center of New Jersey, and is being sponsored by Nansemond Parkway’s partner-in-education Ciba Specialty Chemicals.

Science Fair

The City-Wide Elementary Science Fair for Suffolk Public Schools will be held Saturday, April 24 at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School. First-place winners from each of the city’s 12 elementary schools from grades 1-5 will be competing for city-wide honors. Judging begins at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be presented about 11 a.m. Call Tara Moore, lead elementary teacher for science, at 925-6750 for more information.