School News

Spalding Drive parents organized and purchased stuffed animals for Kindergarten through second-grade students to “adopt” as reading buddies. Woodland Elementary School’s Governance Council hosted a breakfast for current and aspiring business partners with student ambassadors. Sandy Springs Charter Middle School’s Foundation, through mini-grants, awarded employees with $10,000 for classroom items including 135 science classrooms headphones, book sets, Counseling Department furniture, reading nooks, teaching aids, language-based vocabulary games, and Robotics competition registration fees. North Springs Charter High School celebrated three students who were accepted into the Harvard Diversity Debate Project for 2020. Ridgeview Charter (Middle) School hosted a College Fair for eighth-graders and high school students from North Springs and Riverwood clusters. Participants met college representatives and attended workshops on college admissions and preparedness. Three Riverwood International Charter School teachers were given the Fulton County Citizens Commission on the Environment award for establishing a community garden used across the curriculum by all students. 

 

CAC branches out

The Community Assistance Center (CAC) announces the opening of a new branch office in Dunwoody, GA. The office will be located at 5 Dunwoody Park #113. CAC provides basic needs to prevent homelessness and hunger and promotes self-sufficiency. CAC’s new Dunwoody branch office will offer access to families who live in that area, particularly those with no car, to CAC services.  CAC expects to serve about 400 families a year at the new office. CAC is seeking volunteers for Dunwoody branch office. volunteer@ourcac.org.

Their other offices are at 120 Northwood Dr, and 1130 Hightower Trail. The CAC Food Pantry and Upscale Thrift Shop are located at 8607 Roswell Road. 

CAC serves neighbors in need in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody and the area served by Hightower Elementary School in Doraville.  OurCAC.org  

Developments at the Market

Keep your eyes on the Perimeter Dunwoody Market. At the intersection of Atlanta’s 400 and 285, the area is on the leading edge of the city’s development with urban and suburban amenities, land, office space, transportation access and more. There are many exciting new restaurants and developments coming to the area, from Texas-based Sixty Wines and Whiskey Cake, Duke of Wellington Pub and a new location for Nai Thai, to AC Hotel Atlanta North and new co-working space Serendipity Labs. Mixed-use developments are coming soon, too, alongside the much-anticipated High Street. It’s really becoming a place to live, work and play.

 

St. Regis Celebrates

The St. Regis Atlanta is a longtime renowned holiday destination now celebrating its 10th anniversary, enchanting guests with new and returning activities for the season.  The St. Regis Atlanta’s pastry team will again construct Atlanta’s largest gingerbread house unveiling it at a tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29.  Tea with Santa is December 5-8 and 12-24 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Storytime with Santa is December 12 – Christmas Eve. Christmas Day Brunch is 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.