Perquimans County Schools
The Healing Force is returning to perform for Perquimans County students Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Elementary.
This performance of The Healing Force is a rousing celebration of culture. With booming drums and rattling gourds, with song and story...with talking drums and wasamba and shekeres.
It is a lively, colorful celebration in which audiences become enthusiastic participants. Sharing African culture, music and stories, The Healing Force’s high-energy program encourages positive behavior, sparks creative opportunity and enlightens young and old.
Founded in 1975 by the husband and wife team of Joseph and Gail Anderson, who acted with the Afro-American Folkloric Troupe and studied with the National Black Theater of New York, The Healing Force began full-time professional work in 1990. Their daughter, Sonji Gardner, and son, Karim, complete the group making their performance a family affair.
Register children for Kindergarten in March
Perquimans County Schools will be holding kindergarten registration on Wednesday, March 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Perquimans Central School in Winfall, North Carolina.
Parents are asked to bring their eligible kindergartener to the registration so that he/she may participate in a brief screening process. Parents should also bring immunization records, birth certificate, social security card, proof of residency in the county, and kindergarten physical for the eligible student.
“Kindergarten children are screened to see if they need special services,” said principal Melissa Fields. “The screening checks for problems with gross motor and fine motor skills, ability to communicate, and ability to think and learn. The screening will assist with student placement.”
Kindergarten offers a wide range of activities that help children grow intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. The kindergarten curriculum includes language and literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts.
“Parents can be actively involved in their child’s development and education. Kindergarten parents can volunteer in their child’s classroom, go on class field trips, or serve on a committee at their child’s school. At home, parents can read to their children, and help their children with activities and projects,” said Fields. “They are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education from the onset.”