Charter school teachers fair to be Saturday

Certified teachers are invited to the ninth annual New Orleans Charter Schools Teacher Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave.

According to the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools, full- and part-time positions are available for certified teachers and those who will be certified by May.

Interested teachers who preregister online at by Sunday will have exclusive access for the first hour of the event. Candidates who walk in are welcome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and should bring sufficient printed copies of their résumé.

Charter schools from across Louisiana will interview candidates.

For information, contact Gina Dupart at or (504) 267-7239.

Fundraiser supports special-needs camp

A fundraiser for Camp Tiger, a free, weeklong summer day camp for children with special needs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, will be held March 27.

The 30th annual Camp Tiger Benefit Auction is slated for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Messina’s at the Terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd. on the New Orleans lakefront.

The camp is funded by efforts of first-year students at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. This year’s goal of $150,000 will help ensure the camp remains free to families.

Tickets are $50 a person. Food has been donated by local restaurants. Music will be provided by Rockenbraughs.

Silent and live auctions will feature trips to San Francisco, Cabo San Lucas and other cities, plus hotel stays, jewelry, original works by local artists and restaurant gift certificates.

Since its inception, Camp Tiger has benefited nearly 2,000 children from the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. This year’s camp will be held from May 18 to 22. About 125 campers are expected to participate. The registration deadline is April 3.

For fundraiser tickets or information, call (504) 568-4874 or visit

Applications open for St. Charles camp

The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is taking applications for its 2015 Inclusive Summer Day Camp.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from June 1 until July 10. Children ages 5 through 12 can apply for regular camp and ages 13 through 15 for teen camp. Campers ages 5 through 21 with developmental disabilities can also apply.

Early registration is open until March 13 for $300. Regular registration will be open from March 14 to May 9 at $350. Late registration will cost $400.

Campsites include Ethel Schoeffner Elementary School in Destrehan, Lakewood Elementary in Luling, St. Rose Elementary in St. Rose and Luling Elementary in Luling.

Activities will include team sports, arts and crafts, board games, music, a talent show, outdoor activities, field trips, swimming and more. Tutoring is available at the Ethel Schoeffner site.

Optional before and after care is available for a onetime fee of $350 at the Lakewood and Schoeffner sites.

To register online visit For information or assistance, call (985) 783-5090.

An information and registration day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center in Luling.

Registration open for STEM Saturday

Registration for STEM Saturday, a mathematics and activities event hosted by Dr. Calvin Mackie, is open through Thursday.

To be held at the Gernon Brown Center at 1001 Harrison Ave, the event is slated for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, to coincide with National Pi Day.

STEM Saturday, being held in conjunction with Xavier University’s mathematics department, will give kids innovative ways to learn about pi and other mathematical theories.

Since its start in December 2013, STEM NOLA has engaged more than 2,200 K-12 kids from 175 schools in STEM hands-on activities.

Applicants can register at