|Subject:||Weekly Media Tips|
|Date to send:||11/1/2010 at 6:00 AM|
October 28, 2010
For coverage information contact Tiffany Woods, Director of Public Relations for Roanoke City Public Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.853.2905.
EVENT: Pumpkin Decorating Contest
SCHOOL: Garden City
DATE/TIME: Winner announced October 29
DETAILS: The Garden City PTA will announce the winner of its annual pumpkin decorating contest today. Each homeroom designs and decorates their own pumpkin and then staff and students vote for their favorite pumpkin by putting change in the jar next to it. The jar with the most money wins, and all of the funds raised will go to help pay for a school-wide field trip in December.
EVENT: ROTEC Hosts Breakfast to Recognize Supporters of New Culinary Arts Facility
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry
DATE/TIME: November 3, 7:30 a.m.
DETAILS: The career and technical education program will be hosting a breakfast to honor architects, designers and administrators for their contribution to the school’s new culinary facility.
EVENT: Community Volunteers Donate Hand-knitted Sweaters to Hurt Park Elementary Students
SCHOOL: Hurt Park
DATE/TIME: November 10
DETAILS: A civic-minded group of ladies will be distributing their hand-knitted sweaters to Hurt Park students to help keep them warm during the approaching winter season.
EVENT: Veteran’s Day Presentation
SCHOOL: Fishburn Park
DATE/TIME: November 11, 9:00 a.m.
DETAILS: Fishburn Park will be honoring veterans from their community on Veteran’s Day. The event will begin with a presentation of the colors by PHHS ROTC, followed by an address from retired Army Reserves Executive Officer and longtime Fishburn volunteer, Mr. Charlie Steele. The program concludes with the recognition of each veteran in attendance.
EVENT: Patrick Henry Players presenting George Orwell’s 1984
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry
DATE/TIME: November 12, 13, 19 & 20, 7:30 PM.
DETAILS: The Patrick Henry Theatre Department will present a stage adaptation of Orwell’s famous, futuristic novel, 1984. Like the novel, the play will present all the major characters and themes of love and the growing scope of governmental control in a totalitarian society.
December 3, 2010
EVENT: Holidays Around the World
DATE/TIME: December 3, 8:00am-11:45am
DETAILS: Students at Monterey will celebrate the 18 different countries and 11 different languages represented within the student body. Pearl Fu with Local Colors will give a presentation during the event. English Language Learners (ELL) students will display items such as pictures, crafts, and their native flag. Parents are bringing ethnic foods for all students to sample and students and staff will wear multi-cultural clothing.