March 12, 2004
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WCCUSD e-Weekly March 12, 2004
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS MARCH 12 TO CONSIDER NEW PARCEL TAX
Responding to community concern about cuts to the 2004-05 budget approved March 8, the school board will hold a special meeting March 12 at 4 pm to consider placing a new parcel tax measure on the June ballot. The school district has also begun receiving contributions from individuals and corporations who want to help support school programs.Contributions include $50,000 each from Safeway Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank, $25,000 from Mechanics Bank, and a portion of ticket sales from three games from the Oakland A's. Read more at http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS HELP PREPARE FOR RECONSTRUCTION
Neighborhood meetings on reconstruction at WCCUSD elementary schools continue through March 30. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss installation of portable classrooms, and the impact of construction on area residents, parents, and school staff. Upcoming meetings include March 15 regarding Stewart School, March 29 on Kensington School, and, March 30 on Mira Vista. For more information see http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/bond/buildmeetings030804.htm
THE APPEAL OF BREAKFAST
In addition to a nutritious breakfast and a writing lesson, second-graders in Ryan Maloney's class at Ford Elementary School got a chance to meet Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, Richmond Mayor Irma Anderson and Bobby Banana March 12. Officials visited the school to commend Ford's breakfast program and encourage other schools that qualify to offer breakfast to students. See photos are more details at http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/news/breakfastfolo031204.htm
SUPERINTENDENT JOINS IN AS READING CELEBRATION CONTINUES
Read Across America activities continued the week of March 8, with Superintendent Gloria Johnston joining the celebration at Cameron School March 11 as a guest reader.
COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT MARCH 30
De Anza High School will host a College and Career Night 6:30 to 9 pm Tuesday, March 30. For more information see http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/news/CollegeNight033004.pdf
TESTING WINDOW SET FOR APRIL/MAY
California Standards Tests and CAT6 tests will be administered April 20-May 18 to students in grades 2 through 11. Each school sets its own schedule within these dates. Please make every effort to have your children in school for the tests. For more information see http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/accountability/testspring04.htm
The WCCUSD Music Department will present its annual All District Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the Richmond Convention Center, 403 Civic Center Plaza. For more details see http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/music/music031604.htm
Open house and early registration for Adult Education is Saturday, March 13, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Serra Campus. For more information call
215-4666 or visit http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/adulted .
Applications will be accepted through March 31 for Middle College High School. See http://www.contracosta.cc.ca.us/mchs/apply.html
El Cerrito, De Anza, and Pinole Valley high schools will hold a fundraising golf tournament, the WCCUSD Golf Classic, to benefit their golf programs at Franklin Canyon golf course on Monday, March 29. Cost per player is $75. The deadline is March 15. For more information see http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/elcerrito/sports/bgolf/indexbgolf.html
The Education Foundation, a nonprofit created by Prudential California Realty, is seeking nominations for outstanding public school teachers by March 15. See http://www.prurealty.com/educationfoundation .
March is the month to register kindergarteners for the fall, and to apply for transfers for kindergartners. Information and kindergarten transfer application available at http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/Transfer/k04.htm
Several technology workshops are being offered for teachers this spring.
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