Midtown Raleigh News

School Notes, May 22

Carnival at Fred Olds Elementary

The Fred Olds Elementary PTA will hold Spring Fling from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Fred A. Olds Elementary School, 204 Dixie Trail, Raleigh. The event will feature games, a bake sale, a taco truck and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit programs funded by the PTA. For more information, contact Holly Mitchko at 404-895-1043.

Scholarship for students with disabilities

Students can apply for Mayor’s Committee scholarships through May 31. The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to students with disabilities.

Applicants must be residents of Raleigh and must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate post-secondary school, college, trade school or other institution of higher learning. The recipients will be chosen based on academic performance, financial need, character, school and community activities, honors or awards, and the ability to express themselves in an essay.

To download an application, visit www.raleighnc.gov and search “mayor’s committee.” For more information, contact Cathey Ector at 919-996-6100 or cathey.ector@raleighnc.gov.

Wake Electric offering grant programs

Teachers can apply for grants up to $3,000 in Wake Electric’s Classroom Technology Awards grant program and the Bright Ideas grant program for the 2013-14 school year until Sept. 12. Eligible teachers include public school K-12 working in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.