Focus on Education: Summerville to meet

local@modbee.comApril 21, 2013 

The Summerville Union High School District board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Summerville High School library, 17555 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne. Trustees will receive reports on district finances and enrollment. The board will vote on amending the superintendents' contract and a contract with Twain Harte-Long Barn Union School District for shared technology services. See the agenda at http://tinyurl.com/SummervilleHighAgendas.

SPECIAL ED PARENTS CLASS: Turlock Unified School District will present a special education parenting class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the district office in Room WW5, 1574 E. Canal Drive, Turlock. The class is free by making a reservation with the district special education office, (209) 667-8519.

BOOK LAUNCH: Sylvan Union schools alum Adam Glendon Sidwell will hold a book launch party at Savage Middle School for the next in his Evertaster series, "The Buttersmith's Gold." The event will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Savage, 1900 Maid Mariane Lane. There will be games and movie clips. Autographed copies will be available and kids are encouraged to dress in character.

WILSON ELEMENTARY: Local Comcast employees and families will join with Wilson Elementary School families for planting, installing benches, painting, landscaping and cleaning up the grounds. The volunteer Comcast Cares Day will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 201 Wilson Ave. Members of the community are invited to participate but must register at www.comcastinthecommunity.com.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GRANTS: Active Schools Acceleration Project is offering grants to 1,000 schools nationwide to implement innovative physical activity programs in school. Application deadline is May 1. For more, visit www.activeschoolsasap.org.

SEATS ON "THE BUS": The New Conservatory Theatre Center of San Francisco will present "The Bus," a play by James Lantz, at 8 p.m. May 3 at the Gallo Center for the Arts, Foster Family Theater. Tickets are $20, $10 for students, by visiting www.galloarts.org. Two grants of about $1,500 each are available for activities to serve local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth. Formal organizations and informal associations (e.g., youth groups, alliances, parent support groups) are encouraged to apply by emailing R.J. Moriconi at inocirom@comcast.net. Be sure to include the email address to send materials, which must be mailed back by May 15.

HART-RANSOM CHARTER ORIENTATION: Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School will hold orientation and enrollment meetings May 13 in Room 4 of the school, 3920 Shoemake Ave. Kindergarten through eighth-grade orientation will be at 2 p.m. This includes transitional kindergarten opportunities. A high school informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on the Grades 9-12 Connections Learning program. The school is enrolling K-12 grade students for the 2013-14 school year. For more information, call (209) 523-0401 or visit www.hart-ransomcharter.com.

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