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Thanksgiving Lego Camp - Jedi Master Engineering

Thanksgiving Lego Camp - Jedi Master Engineering

Just three days, but our Thanksgiving camp gives participants the opportunity to build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT Walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.

  • Location:   Barrett Ranch Elementary - 7720 Ocean Park Dr., Antelope
  • Ages:   7-12 years
  • Fee:   $93
  • When:   Mon - Wed, 9:00am - 12:00pm 11/24 - 11/26

 

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

One of America’s leading advocates in providing health education, HealthCorps, is currently searching for new coordinators in the Sacramento area. These coordinators would be in charge of leading school and community based programs designed to heighten physical, mental, and emotional health. HealthCorps employees are keen on spreading lessons in fitness and tailoring the next generation for long, healthy lives.

HealthCorps coordinators should be passionate about health and be able to lead and participate in community outreach programs. Image courtesy of HealthCorps.org.

Founded in 2003 by renowned heart surgeon, author, and talk show host Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps has launched a huge number of health education programs throughout America. As stated on HealthCorps.org, their mission is to “implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.”

Raymond Case Elementary School Presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.

Raymond Case Elementary School Presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.

I sit in Raymond Case Elementary School multipurpose room ready to see Disney's Aladdin, Jr presented by the Raymond Case Drama Club. It's a full house. The lights dim to a beautiful made set of the marketplace Agrabah and palace where Princess Jasmine (played by Alex Taniguchi) is ready to battle with her dad the Sultan (played by Kevin Bali). The costumes, makeup and props are of a broadway show caliber. I think, "this is not an amateur musical" as the genie enters played by Annika Tamaki dressed in blue foundation asking if her pants make her look fat. The music and singing are excellent and the crowd cheers, laughs and comes to there feet as the final act ends.~~Janine King

Rally for Preschool

Rally for Preschool
Rally for Preschool
02-20-2014 - 02-20-2014
California Fair Share
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 817-9148
 
Start Time(s): Thurs Noon-3pm
Raising California Together's "Gapbusters" Bus Tour is a 3-day, 7-stop statewide bus tour focused on highlighting the uniquely powerful role that early childhood education and care play in "busting" the achievement gaps that keep California from moving forward
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Civics Classes

Civics Classes
Civics Classes
02-18-2014 - 04-24-2014
 
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 482-0120 x315
Cille.Bird@rescue.org
 
Start Time(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-Noon
The Folsom Public Library is offering Civics classes and English language practice for prospective new citizens
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EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

On January 21, 2014, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education gave staff direction to open enrollment at seven middle schools and seven high schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  The open enrollment applications are posted on the District’s website and are available at all EGUSD schools.

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Edward Harris, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg. 

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.

Family Financial Cents: Fiscal Fitness

Family Financial Cents: Fiscal Fitness

It’s that time of year when so many families are “catching up from Christmas” spending. It’s also that time of year when many people realize they didn’t just spend too much, they also ate too much over the holidays. On this month’s segment of “Family Financial Cents“, I share some simple but effective tips on how to get fiscally fit with personal finances and the family budget.