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Meet Tutors at SCUSD Serna Center Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.

Meet Tutors at SCUSD Serna Center Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.

Sacramento -- Meet tutors participating in SCUSD's "No Child Left Behind" FREE (we like FREE) tutoring program at Wednesday's 2012-2013 Free Tutoring Provider Fair at the Serna Center, 5735 - 47th Ave. 95824, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

How Free Tutoring Works

Funded by the federal "No Child Left Behind" program, free tutoring is available to assist students from Kindergarten through 12th grade who attend schools where student grades need improvement.  If your child's test scores need a boost -- and your family's income level qualifies -- this free tutoring program may be available where a tutor works one-on-one with your child to improve his or her test scores with English Language Arts, Reading, Math and Science.

How Your Child Qualifies for Free Tutoring  

Your child's school must qualify for participation in this program.

Improved test scores = rooftop living for James Rutter Middle School principal

Improved test scores = rooftop living for James Rutter Middle School principal

After gaining 27 points on California’s Academic Performance Index, James Rutter Middle School Principal Yuri Penermon will fulfill a promise he made to his students by spending 24 hours on the roof of his school starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 15.  He will spend all day and night on the roof, descending from the roof at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16.

Rutter students also made gains in several subgroup categories, including African-Americans, Asians, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, White, students of two or more races, socioeconomically disadvantaged, English Learners and students with disabilities.

EGSUD elementary school students learn to prevent bullying with the Harlem Globetrotters

EGSUD elementary school students learn to prevent bullying with the Harlem Globetrotters

 

Students at two Elk Grove Unified School District elementary schools will experience a special treat on Monday, October 15th when Slick Willie Shaw of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters visits their schools to present the Globetrotters new community outreach program, “The ABCs of Bullying Prevention.”

 

Sacramento’s Top Chefs Cook it Up With Students

(SACRAMENTO) - The inaugural Fresh Producers “Ready, Set, Kids…Cookoff” competition will bring renowned Sacramento culinary artists Patrick Mulvaney, Noah Zonca and John Bays together to work with student teams in preparing a meal for celebirty judges Edie Lambert, Phil Serna and Jay Schenirer.

On October 21st from 2-5 pm, students who have been learning about nutrition and entrepreneurship in the Fresh Producers program at Oak Ridge Elementary, Will C. Wood Middle and Hiram Johnson High School will demonstrate their skills and knowledge during a fall food fair in Oak Park. The chefs, from Mulvaney’s B&L, The Kitchen and Red Rabbit, are excited about the opportunity to work with youngsters and to share their love of local fresh foods and the art of preparation.  

EGUSD high schools ready for fall theater season

EGUSD high schools ready for fall theater season

Dim the lights and open the curtain – its fall theater season once again at Elk Grove Unified!  The following high schools are presenting productions during the fall season:

7th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Fair to be held at Prairie Elementary School

7th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Fair to be held at Prairie Elementary School

The Valley Hi Youth and Adult Coalition (VHYAC) will host their 7th Annual Family Fun Day and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Prairie Elementary School.

Valley Hi community members are invited to spend the day participating in fun, family-centered activities and receive valuable health information and resources.  This free event will include vision screening, blood pressure and dental checks for children 0-5 years, as well as a variety of community-based informational booths.  In addition to these activities, there will be entertainment, face painting, crafts and prizes.  The first 300 visitors to the event will receive a free lunch.

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson is hosting a free food literacy fair on September 22nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market in Sacramento. The event, partnered with the California Food Literacy Center, the Oak Park Farmers Market, and NeighborWorks Sacramento, will feature cooking demonstrations, physical activities and games, local chefs, and informational booths on health and nutrition. For more information, click here.

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 161, which establishes every September in California as Food Literacy Awareness Month, was approved by the Senate. The resolution has previously been approved by the Assembly and is now enrolled.

“Educating the public, especially children, about food literacy is important because it has the ability to address the growing obesity epidemic,” said Assemblymember Dickinson.