0

Local schools host PTA holiday programs

Today

Clayton State University will hold its fall 2009 commencement ceremonies today at 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., in the school's Athletics and Fitness Center. The 4 p.m., ceremony will be for students graduating from the School of Business, School of Health and College of Information and Mathematical Sciences. The 7:30 p.m., ceremony will be for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Brown Elementary School will host its Parent-Teacher Association meeting and "Holiday Musical" today at 6 p.m., at the school, which is located at 9771 Poston Road, in Jonesboro. Call the school at (770) 473-2785, for more information.

Martin Luther King, Jr, Elementary School will host a Parent-Teacher Association meeting and "Holiday Performance" today, at 6 p.m., at the school, which is located at 5745 West Lee's Mill Road, in College Park. Call the school at (770) 991-4651, for more information.

Friday

Kemp Primary School will host a Parent-Teacher Association Talent Show on Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 6 p.m., at the school, which is located at 1090 McDonough Road, in Hampton. For more information, call the school at (678) 610-4300.

Saturday

The Scholars Academy Charter School will hold a community fund-raiser at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 1939 Mt. Zion Road, in Morrow, on Saturday, Dec. 12, to raise money for the Riverdale-based school. Community members can print out a voucher, found at www.scholarsacademy.us, or write down voucher No. 10060440, and present it to a Barnes & Noble cashier when making a purchase at the store. The voucher will allow a portion of the sale to go to Scholars Academy. For more details, call the school at (770) 756-9710.

Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its December work session on Monday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Anderson Elementary School will hold its Parent-Teacher Association Holiday Program on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy, in Jonesboro. Students participating in the program are expected to arrive at the PAC by 6:30 p.m., according to the school's web site. For more information, call the school at (404)362-3820.

Tuesday

Rex Mill Middle School's Dance Department will hold its annual Joy to the Arts Dance Recital, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy, in Jonesboro. For more information, call the school at (770)474-0702.

Dec. 21-Jan. 5, 2010

Clayton County Public Schools will be on winter break from Dec. 21, 2009, until Jan. 5, 2010.

Ongoing

The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams.

Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org, for more details.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.