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L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, Scholarship Fund Dinner

SUFFOLK, VA—The L. D. Britt, MD Scholarship Fund Dinner, will be held October 21, 2010 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, VA.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, President of the American College of Surgeons------“world’s largest organization of surgeons.”  Dr. Britt is also the Brickhouse Professor and Chairman Department of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. 

This year’s Community Service Award Honorees are: The Honorable Joseph N. Green Jr., Lenora Mathews and Friends of Hampton Roads, Inc. 

The Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 in recognition of Dr. Britt’s dedication to medicine and philanthropy. Its goal is to help remove cost as a barrier between minority students and a career in medicine.

King’s Fork High School participates in Poetry 180

King’s Fork High School is participating in Poetry 180 -- a program designed to expose students to a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.  The program was designed by Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States.  Hearing a poem every day, will demonstrate to students that poetry can be understandable, painless and even an eye-opening part of their everyday experience. 

Each day staff members and students are selected to read a poem during morning announcements.

Call the school at 923-5240 for more information.  

PTA Meeting Schedule

The Forest Glen Middle School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21.  Call the school at 925-5780 for more information. 

 

The John F. Kennedy Middle School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21.  Call the school at 934-6212 for more information. 

 

The John Yeates Middle School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21.  Call the school at 923-4105 for more information. 

 

The King’s Fork Middle School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21.  Call the school at 923-5246 for more information. 

 

Grandparents' Week at Suffolk Public Schools

Grandparents are invited to come into schools. 

Grandparents’ Week will be observed in Suffolk Public Schools from Monday, September 20th through Friday, September 24th to encourage positive family involvement throughout the rest of the school year. 

Each student may invite one grandparent to have lunch with him/her in the school cafeteria.  Due to budget cuts, the school division will not pay for these meals this year. 

A typical a la carte adult meal is $2.50.  A child who does not have a grandparent in Suffolk may invite an aunt, uncle or other adult in the family.  Call your grandchild’s school for more information.

King's Fork High School will be hosting a Bicycle Safety Rodeo

King's Fork High School will be hosting a Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot.

Local Cub Scout Packs, Suffolk Police, Fire and Rescue, the City Treasurer's office, Bike West, and the Lynn Chiaverotti Memorial Fund are sponsoring this event.  Free brain helmets will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Kids can bring their bikes and participate in tests of skill and safety, obstacle courses, and tour the Fire Safety House.  Parents can register their child's bicycle with the city, learn about proper helmet fitting and learn more about the programs offered by Boy Scouts of America.  Call 334-2464 for more information. 

Suffolk School Board Meeting

The Suffolk School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 9, in the City Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Municipal Building, at 441 Market St.

 The regular session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be cablecast live on the city’s channel (Charter Channel 8).  The meeting will be rebroadcast on WSPS-Cable Channel 6 – the school division’s educational access channel the following week and available online at www.spsk12.net in its video library. 

The agenda and board materials are now available to the public online at http://pesb.spsk12.net/