NEWPORT --United Christian Academy has an after-school Chess Club. Thanks to the hard work of James Lillicrap (Grade 6), students interested in playing chess after school can gather for a "battle" of pawns, rooks, knights, bishops, queens and kings.

The Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction will take place May 5. UCA is accepting donations of new items, services and gift certificates or items to be auctioned that evening. If you have items or own a business, consider donating an item to the auction. Contact Emily Wheeler --334-3112 or 766-9200, or email ewheeler@ucaeducation.org --with any questions.

The Cultural Arts Fair for Grades 3-6 will take place on May 17.

Graduating seniors applying for the Eli Goss Scholarship have a deadline of 3 p.m. on May 3. Soccer coaches are needed for the 2012-13 soccer season. Contact Linda Curtis if interested.

Wish List: tissues for front office; for Barton Fair, mop and bucket, a small fan, and a White Board (@ 2 ft. by 3 ft.

Mark Your Calendar: April 2, NEK College Fair at Lyndon State College, 6:30-8 p.m.; April 6, Good Friday, school closed; April 9, Easter, Monday, UCA closed; April 11,12, Parent-Teacher conferences; April 16-20, K-11 Standardized Testing; April 23-27, Spring Vacation, school closed; April 30, school resumes; May 3, senior's deadline for E. Goss Scholarship applications; May 4, National Day of Prayer; May 5, UCA Benefit Dinner/Auction; May 7, PA Meeting at 3 p.m. in the school auditorium; May 11, American History Night; May 12, The Formal; May 17, Cultural Arts Fair, grades 3-6; May 18, Mystery Dinner; May 24, Grammar School early dismissal; May 24, Spring Concert; May 28, Memorial Day Holiday, school closed; May 29-31, senior exams w/dismissal.

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