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School Notes: Princess ball set for dads and daughters

Fathers can once again spend a special night out with their daughters at Shadle Park High School’s third annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball, on Nov. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The evening is hosted by the Shadle cheerleaders and meant for girls ages 12 and younger.

The evening will include desserts, door prizes and photos.

Cost is $30 per couple or $40 per family.

A wrist corsage may be purchased in advance for $10 by Oct. 26. Reservations for the ball must be received by Nov. 2. Tickets will be available at the door for an additional $10.

Proceeds from the ball will benefit Shadle Park’s cheerleaders.

For a reservation form and for more information, visit shadle and click on Students, then Cheerleading and go to Daddy Daughter Dance.

Community School adopts new menu

Beginning today, students at the Community School will see a change in their lunch menu, with items such as herb-roasted chicken, butternut macaroni and cheese and roasted vegetables.

The new menu is part of the school’s scratch cooking healthy program that will incorporate fresh produce grown in the school’s garden. The students’ meals will be cooked from scratch each day.

“We plan to take advantage of any whole food and scratch menu items that are producible and affordable for our districtwide menu,” said Doug Wordell, nutrition services director, in a news release. “As we review this pilot, we will look at the facets that can be duplicated in the rest of our district kitchens and find the best balance of providing a cost-effective menu that keeps classroom dollars in the classroom while incorporating more whole food items that improve the well being of all of our customers.”

NW Christian School observes Pioneer Day

Third-graders at Northwest Christian Schools will take a step into the past at the Teddy Bear Fjords Ranch in Mead to celebrate Pioneer Day.

On Friday The students will take part in Dutch oven cooking, go on horse-drawn wagon rides, make fresh apple cider and ice cream and enjoy a lunch of stone stew. The learning event is a culmination activity after the students’ finished reading “Sarah, Plain and Tall” and “Skylark.” .

Open house planned at Can Learn

The Can Learn Christian Academy, 905 E. Hastings Road, is inviting parents to an open house on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers, learn about the school’s curriculum and the neuro-body connection program and enjoy some sweets at Can Learn’s annual Chocolate Fountain Night.

For more information call (509) 362-3418 or visit www.canlearnacademy. org.

Schools awarded foundation funds

The Spokane Public Schools Foundation awarded $16,871 to the school programs listed below for the 2011-’12 school year.

• HEART Program, improving the Family Resource Center, $471

• Adams Elementary, Book Buddies expansion, $1,000

• Bemiss Elementary, Ukulele Project, $1,000; Experiences with iPads, $1,000

• Cooper Elementary, Community Garden and greenhouse, $1,000

• Franklin Elementary, Mix It Up, $200

• Garfield Elementary, Engaging Literature, $500

• Grant Elementary, P.A.W.S. Club uniforms, $700; Homework Center, $500

• Jefferson Elementary, Rock Ranch geology camp, $600

• Logan Elementary, Home Learning packets, $1,000; Kelso’s Choice - from project, $500

• Longfellow Elementary, Physics for Little Folks, $500

• Westview Elementary, Let’s Get Smart, $1,000

• Wilson Elementary, Learning Gardens, $500; Robotics Club, $500

• Chase Middle School, headphones for Spanish class, $500; Student Response System, $1,000

• Salk Middle School, headphones for Spanish class, $500; wireless communications system, $400

• Lewis and Clark High School, iPads to capture student thinking, $1,000

• Shadle Park High School, 2-D digital photography AP exams, $500

• The Community School, Mock Trial Team, $1,000

• On-Track Academy, garden shed, $614; Robotics Club, $386

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