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Re: [wccusdtalk] Nov. 26 Literacy Corner

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  • Cathy Travlos
    I get all this stuff. Was going to sort through this one when the pies came out of the oven. Sometimes they re relevant to EC, more often not. This one mostly
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 26, 2003
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      I get all this stuff. Was going to sort through this one when the pies came
      out of the oven. Sometimes they're relevant to EC, more often not. This one
      mostly is.

      At 06:09 PM 11/26/2003 +0800, you wrote:
      >Give me feedback about whether you want this stuff forwarded. This one
      >is relevant because of the announcement about the upgraded district
      >website and the RASA nominations.
      > Nov. 26 Literacy Corner
      > Date:
      > Wed, 26 Nov 2003 15:55:55 -0800
      > From:
      > Paul Ehara <pehara@...>
      >An e-update for staff
      >West Contra Costa Unified School District
      >November 26, 2003 * PLEASE POST * No. 0304-6
      > Great things going on at Stege: Recently, Green Valley Elementary
      >School in Danville gave a donation of groceries to Stege School. Five
      >vans arrived to deliver non-perishable items to our students. Since
      >that time students have distributed approximately 60 bags of groceries,
      >and they are now in the process of making Thanksgiving boxes for our
      >needy families that will be given out Nov. 25. The teachers and staff
      >here at Stege have all donated $10.00 or more to purchase turkeys from
      >Safeway, which has partnered with Stege by discounting $30 turkeys to
      >$5.00 each.
      >—Loretta Varnado, school secretary
      > This past summer, students from three district high schools painted
      >20-foot murals at Hilltop Mall. Students were invited to submit
      >designs, and Hilltop Mall staff selected El Cerrito, Hercules, and
      >Pinole Valley high schools to participate. Art teachers Steve Temple,
      >Charlene Gordon, and Jan Carson coordinated the project with their
      >students. Drop by and view these impressive student works on the second
      >floor of the mall, near J.C. Penney and in the corridor adjacent to the
      >Pretzel Shop.
      >—Charlene Gordon, art teacher, Hercules Middle/High School
      > Thanks to the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program, children at five
      >schools in our district get the valuable experience of being read aloud
      >to by an adult Teachers at Dover, Downer, Chavez, Coronado and Stege
      >schools help select students who will benefit most from the individual
      >attention they get from program volunteers. Volunteers read with each
      >child 30 minutes twice a week. Participating children also receive two
      >high-quality books a month for their home libraries. Volunteers say the
      >program improves the children’s reading skills, language acquisition and
      > The program is always in need of more volunteers. To volunteer or
      >for more information, call 510/237-0735 or e-mail: info@... . Visit
      >the group’s website at www.ravp.org .
      > The Richmond Association of School Administrators (RASA) recently
      >and proudly announced its Region 6 nominees for several categories of
      >the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) administrator
      >of the year awards. Region Six includes Contra Costa and Alameda
      >counties. District nominees are:
      > > Regional Superintendent: Kaye Burnside
      > > Director: Toni Oklan-Arko
      > > Human Resources Director: Ana Souza
      > > Elementary Principal: Carlena Moss
      > > Middle School Principal: Harriet MacLean
      > > Confidential Secretary: Debbie Haynie
      > > Adult Education: Tim Shaw
      > > Friend of Education: Sally DeWitt
      > “RASA wishes to honor our own for all the outstanding work they’ve
      >been doing for our children,” said Vera Rowsey, president of the
      >organization. These individuals will be considered for ACSA Region 6
      >administrator of the year honors, Ms. Rowsey said. Regional winners
      >then go on to vie for awards at the state level.
      > On Monday, Nov. 24 the Board of Education held a special meeting on
      >the proposed parcel tax. Trustees voted to continue reviewing the
      >proposed ballot measure language and to further consider the resolution
      >that would place the measure on the March 2, 2004 ballot. Trustees
      >decided to postpone the vote to afford the public more time to review
      >and respond to the item.
      > The school board will continue its review of the proposed parcel
      >tax at a special meeting that will include a public hearing on Monday,
      >Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at DeJean Middle School. The resolution is posted
      >on the district web site: www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/SB/parceldraft.htm .
      > The San Francisco Center for the Book is holding an Open House for
      >K-12 teachers on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-noon. The event will
      >include free bookmaking activities and a chance to explore the Center’s
      >facilities. You’ll also learn about the Center’s youth programs and
      >make some books that you can easily teach to your students.
      > Visit five hands-on stations, each with an instructor demonstrating
      >a book for a different grade level: preschoolers, kindergarten and Grade
      >1, Grades 2 and 3, Grades 4 and 5 and middle school. Make as many books
      >as you like; materials and instruction are free. This is part of a new
      >series of programs at the Center, located at 300 DeHaro Street (south of
      >Market) in San Francisco. For
      >more information call (415) 565-0545, or visit their website at
      >www.sfcb.org/html/youthprograms.html .
      > > The district’s website has a new look. Check it out at
      >www.wccusd.k12.ca.us . Come back frequently; we’ll continue to add new
      >information. Let us know what you think by emailing Communications
      >Coordinator Betty Buginas at Betty.Buginas@... . If
      >you’re interested in having something posted on the website, for useful
      >tips see www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/employees/webhints.htm .
      > > Classroom Conversations, the district cable television show hosted by
      >Superintendent Gloria Johnston and in partnership with Comcast Cable,
      >begins its fifth season. The show airs throughout Richmond, El Cerrito
      >and parts of El Sobrante on Comcast Bayvision East cable channel 26.
      >The season’s first episode is about Nystrom Magnet School and airs on
      >Tuesdays, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.
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