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Education Notes (5/29/13)

May 29, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Band performs at Epcot

Local students recently became stars of their own Disney show as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program.

The Lehigh Senior High School Golden Lightning Band was one of the groups to travel to the Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort on April 19 to take part in the Future World March program.

Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply each year to perform as part of the Disney Performing Arts at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts.

Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages in the more than 25 year history of the program.

District to take part in summer feeding program

Lee County Public Schools is participateing in the Summer Food Service Program May 30 through July 26.

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children, regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin, during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

All children 18 years old or younger - if an open site - are eligible for meals at no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

The programs are approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year.

Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity, in addition to those enrolled in summer school.

For a list of sites that will be hosting meals, visit: nutrition.leeschools.net/pdf/12-13/051613_SummerFeedingSchedule.pdf.

Summer VPK program accepting applictions

Program is open to children who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have not participated in a voluntary prekindergarten, or VPK, program this school year.

Registration is being held at the Student Assignment offices in the Lee County Public Education Center and Lehigh Acres.

Summer VPK will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:54 p.m. May 30 to July 24. Parents are responsible for transportation.

Summer VPK will be held at the following schools: Bonita Springs Elementary, G. Weaver Hipps Elementary and Orange River Elementary.

For information, contact Betty Bustamante with Early Childhood Learning Services at (239) 332-2512.

Lehigh Senior High plans 'Lightning Classic'

Lehigh Senior High School will host the 2013 "Lehigh Lightning Classic" Golf Tournament on June 1 at the Copperhead Golf Course.

Registration is $250 per foursome and $65 for individuals. Fees include 18-holes of golf, cart, lunch and a chance to win various prizes.

Sponsorships are available.

For details, call Jeff Hanlon at (239) 287-7668 or e-mail JefferyMH @leeschools.net.

 
 

 

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