Bee in Turlock: After-school program accepting applications

The city is accepting registration for its after-school program, which will start up again in the fall.

Cost for the program, which receives grant funding, is $75 per student.

The After School Education and Safety program is held at local public schools and is aimed at students in first through sixth grades. Schools hosting ASES are Brown, Crowell, Cunningham, Osborn Two-Way Immersion and Wakefield.

Students attend the program Monday through Friday from the time school lets out until 6 p.m. Applications are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis for the 2014-15 school year. Those who apply for a program on a campus that is already full will be placed on a waiting list.

Applications are available at the city’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities office, 144 S. Broadway. For more information, call (209) 667-0898.

Elsewhere around town:

The Turlock Fire Department recently has taken to posting safety tips on its Facebook page.

This week, the department shared a tip from the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding water safety.

Conventional wisdom holds that a child never should be left unattended in or near a pool or spa. The commission goes further, suggesting that a “Water Watcher” be designated to supervise children in a pool or spa. “This person should NOT be reading, texting, using a smart phone or be otherwise distracted.”

Find more tips and information by searching “City of Turlock – Fire Department” on Facebook.

Finally, the Police Department this week released the 2013 statistics for the 911 Communication Center. Staffers, who handle emergency and nonemergency calls for police and fire services, received nearly 200,000 telephone calls last year. Of those, 31,380 were calls to 911. That averages to a little less than 86 emergency calls per day.

If that sounds like an interesting job, the city of Turlock is accepting applications for the Emergency Service Dispatcher Trainee/I/II position. For more information, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/turlock.