North Raleigh: Community

School Notes: Oct. 29

Scavenger Haunt

Saint Raphael Catholic School will host its Second Annual Scavenger Haunt from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 5815 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The event is for children in pre-school through fifth-grade and their parents. Call 919-865-5754 to RSVP.

Student earns scholarship

Maxwell Wlodarczak has earned the N.C. Marvin Collins Planning Award from the Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University. A native of Raleigh, Wlodarczak is a senior planning major with a minor in sustainable development. He founded the organization Appalachian State Students for New Urbanism, and serves on the Boone Planning Commission.

School open house

• Thales Academy in Wake Forest will host an open house for pre-K through fifth-grade from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Pre-K open house will be at 3115 Heritage Trade Drive; the K-1 open house will be at 3121 Heritage Trade Drive; and the grade 2-5 open house will be at 3106 Heritage Trade Drive. For details, go to


• Thales Academy in Raleigh will host an open house for K-5 students from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh. For details, go to


Food action plan

A Hope Charter Elementary School action group, in cooperation with Household of Faith Ministries and Raleigh Mennonite Church, will organize and assemble food donations for school families Nov. 7. The group is continuing to accept food and monetary donations. For more information or to volunteer, email