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NCCAES Parent Newsletter


NCCAE Weekly Updates from the Parenting Team

Monday, January 30, 2023
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World Read Aloud Day!

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY IS ALMOST HERE!! Thank you to all the volunteer readers that have signed up to date. We have our books picked out and ready for you to read thanks to our Lead Reading Interventionist Ms. Melissa Weiderhold!

We need 2 more readers, if you are available, please join us on February 1, 2023 and be a reader for a classroom of your choice to celebrate this day! Click the sign up genius link here. Pick an open classroom slot and sign up!

For 13 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! The global effort, created by the non-profit LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, is celebrated annually in over 173 countries and is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities. This year we will celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading books that highlight Black History Month.

Remember you must be cleared by the district to volunteer in the school building so before you sign up as a volunteer reader, make sure you have completed the CCSD mandatory volunteer application.

Celebrating the 100th Day of School!

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School Choice Applications are Open!

Charleston County School District’s School Choice application opened on January 24, at 5 pm and runs through Friday, February 24 at 5 pm.

School Choice Application

School Choice Pre-K Application

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NCCAE 23-24 school choice

  • If you have questions or need information please check our FAQ, contact the magnet/charter schools of interest or contact the School Choice office.

Attention 5th Grade Parents! Are you interested in School of the Arts?

NCCAE Blood Drive

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Upcoming PTA Activities and Events

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Penny Wars!

Hey NCCAE parents and families! Penny wars started on Monday January 16th! Each class will compete to bring in the most loose change in their grade! Send in your coins and help you learner's class to win!!!

Silver coins are welcome! Example 1 quarter counts as 25 pennies!

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Nothing Bundt Cake PTA Valentine Fundraiser

Family Friendly Upcoming Community Events

Family Lit | Intergenerational Book Club Discussion, Ages 8+

Saturday, February 04, 2023, 10:30am-12:00pm

Saturday, February 04, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm


Gibbes Museum

135 Meeting St

Charleston, SC

(843) 722-2706



Kids Club LIVE!

Feb 11, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418


Calling all kids, moms, dads, grandparents, dogs, cats, turtles ... bring the WHOLE family to Kids Club Live. Get ready for an epic day of fun!

Kids Club Live is a full-day family and pet-friendly event with fun activities for kids of all ages. It will feature all day stage entertainment in addition to off-stage games, crafts, and giveaways from local businesses.

We're looking forward to seeing you, your family and your pets at the event!


Building Healthy Communities 5K Run/Walk and Wellness Expo

When: Saturday, Feb. 11; 8 a.m. – noon

Where: Hampton Park, Downtown Charleston

Cost: $35, with discounts for veterans or active military and small or large groups

Details: All proceeds from this eighth annual run/walk will benefit the Heart Health program of MUSC’s Children’s Health, and the event will have T-shirts, swag, giveaways and a raffle with prizes. There will be finisher medals for all who complete the entire course, and the event is also an informative and beneficial wellness expo. Sign up here.

Cupid’s Chase Charleston

When: Saturday, Feb. 11, Check-in starts at 8 a.m., the race begins at 10 a.m.

Where: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive

Cost: $35

Details: A 5K in support of people with disabilities, this national race series celebrates Community Options’ founding in 1989. Volunteers raise funds and awareness to support housing and employment for people with disabilities. Everyone is welcome – runners, joggers and walkers – and the event is fully accessible and pet friendly. Sign up here.

February Family Workshop

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Location: Bridges of Hope 1691 Turnbull Ave. North Charleston

Registration Required Linked Below:


Join us for a FREE family workshop, pizza (served at 6pm), and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

NCCAE Parenting Team

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School

Where the Arts and Academics Meet