KENNER DISCOVERY HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY: Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy will hold a gala, “Kenner Discovery Rides to the Future,” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Cars of Yesteryears, 4633 Fairfield St., Metairie. The gala will include live and silent auctions, cocktails, New Orleans food tastings, desserts and music. Tickets are $100, with all proceeds going to the school’s programs, and can be purchased at discoveryhsf.org or by calling (504) 233-4720.
MOUNT CARMEL SPRING FLING: Dplay Band will provide live entertainment during the Mount Carmel Academy Spring Fling from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Lakefront Airport terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans. A patron party will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, and patron tickets are $250 for two. Register online at www.mcacubs.com or call (504) 288-7626.
LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY: An information session for families interested in Louisiana Connections Academy for the 2015-16 school year will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport, 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie.
Louisiana Connections Academy is a free, virtual public charter school. An information session in Covington will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 7, at the Country Inn and Suites, 130 Holiday Blvd.; and a session will be held in Harvey from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 7, at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd. Details on information sessions in other cities can be found at www.Connections Academy.com. The school also offers online information sessions for families unable to attend in person.
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL: Big Sam’s Funky Nation will perform during the 2015 Spring Love Affair fundraiser for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, from 6:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the school, 8012 Oak St., New Orleans. Tickets are $75 and are available at www.standrewsepiscopalschool.org or by calling (504) 866-6552.
NEW BEGINNINGS: Deacon John will be the featured performer at a fundraiser for the New Beginnings Schools Foundation from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Tickets are $65 and are available at www.new beginningsNOLA.net/tickets.
Programs of the New Beginnings Schools Foundation include the New Beginnings Adult Literacy Center of Greater New Orleans and the New Beginnings music instruction program.
ST. ANN SCHOOL: The St. Ann Men’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the cafeteria of the school, 4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie.
The St. Ann Grandparents Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the school cafeteria. Food donations for the March 19 faculty appreciation lunch may be brought to this meeting. Questions should be addressed to Sally Leingang at (504) 650- 2010.
The Grandparents Club recently donated pizzas to middle school students who voluntarily read novels and answered computer-generated questions in the Reading Counts program sponsored by the library.
EASTBANK COLLABORATIVE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS: Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy has joined the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools.
The collaborative is a nonprofit that works to protect the autonomy and sustainability of New Orleans area charters through shared services, networking and advocacy. As part of its expanded presence in Jefferson Parish, the collaborative will now report on the agendas and actions of the Parish School Board through Jefferson Parish School Briefs; for a free subscription, visit www.eastbankcollaborative.com.
Founded in 2012 by CEO Patty Glaser, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is located at 2504 Maine Ave., Kenner. In the collaborative, it joins Audubon Charter School, Benjamin Franklin High School, Einstein Charter Schools, Hynes Charter School, International School of Louisiana, Lake Forest Elementary Charter, Lusher Charter School, Robert Russa Moton Charter, New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School “Sci High,” Andrew Wilson Charter School, Morris Jeff Community School and Warren Easton Charter High.