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  • Cathy Travlos
    The WCCUSD e-Weekly for May 5, 2005 can be found at http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/eweekly/2005/05_05.pdf
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2005
      The WCCUSD e-Weekly for May 5, 2005 can be found at

      WCCUSD e-Weekly: May 5, 2005

      Richmond Rotary Meets at DeJean Middle School

      On April 29 DeJean Middle School hosted members of the Richmond Rotary for
      their weekly lunch meeting. To get an authentic experience, Rotary members
      decided to go through the lunch line and eat what the kids eat. "We enjoyed
      the experience," said Rotary President and former WCCUSD superintendent
      Herb Cole. "Lunch was good, but Heidy's stuff is always good." After
      eating lunch in the DeJean Media Center, the Rotarians were treated to a
      tour of the school's state-of-the-art campus.

      Conference for Parents of English Learners

      WCCUSD EL Services and the Parent Institute for Quality Education are
      presenting a free one-day conference for parents of English learners on
      Saturday, May 7, from 8:30-1:30 (lunch included) at Ford Elementary School.
      The conference will focus on providing parents with the tools they need to
      be involved in their children's education, help their children succeed
      academically, and help plan for their children's careers. There will be a
      resource fair at the end of the day. Parents can register at their child's
      school or at the conference. For more information, contact the Parent
      Institute at 987-9700 or EL Services at 412-5034.

      2005 English Learner Service Reclassification Ceremony

      WCCUSD English Learner Services will recognize students who have been
      reclassified from English Learner to Fluent English Proficient at the 2005
      ELS Reclassification Ceremony. Presented by the Multilingual District
      Advisory Committee and the Registration, Placement and Assessment Center,
      the ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Helms Middle
      School Gym, 2500 Road 20, San Pablo. The program, which begins at 6:30
      p.m., will include musical entertainment, community speakers, winners of
      the Student Writing Contest, and presentation of awards to the reclassified
      students. Seating will begin at 6:00 p.m.

      2004-2005 Retirement Recognition Reception

      The WCCUSD Retirement Committee will honor district retirees at the
      2004-2005 Retirement Recognition Reception. The reception will be held on
      Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Mira Vista Country Club, 7900 Cutting Blvd.,
      El Cerrito, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Local #1, RASA,
      SSA, WCCAA, and WCCUSD. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased by sending a
      check to Toni Mattson in the Accountability and Information Technology
      Systems office by May 31, 2005. Checks should be made payable to WCCUSD
      Retirement Fund. Tickets will not be issued in advance, and reservations
      will be checked at the door.

      Children's Health Insurance Enrollment Event

      Families with children under 19 can determine their eligibility for
      Medi-Cal or Healthy Families when the Health Plan Coalition of Contra Costa
      County, West Contra Costa USD, and the City of Richmond Mayor's Family
      Health Insurance Initiative present a four-day event to provide assistance
      with children's health insurance enrollment. From May 17-20, the Chavez
      Elementary School Healthy Start Initiative will host this event to assist
      children who are legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens to enroll in
      no-cost or low-cost health insurance plans. Parents do not need to be
      permanent residents or U.S. citizens for their children to qualify.

      The Health Plan Coalition of Contra Costa County is a coalition of Healthy
      Families/Medi-Cal participating health plans (Contra Costa Health Plan,
      Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield of California, Health Net, and Kaiser
      Permanente). For more information, call Odessa Stone at (800) 211-8040.

      Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Hercules Public Library

      The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hercules Public Library will take place
      on Civic Drive, across from Hercules City Hall, on Saturday, May 14, 2005.
      Presented by Mayor Frank Batara and the Hercules City Council, the ceremony
      will run from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Please
      R.S.V.P. by May 9, 2005 to Claudette at (510) 799-8234.

      City of Richmond Announces Schedule for R.E.A.C.T. Classes

      The city of Richmond's Richmond Emergency Action Community Teams
      (R.E.A.C.T.) citizen training course will begin on May 14,
      2005. R.E.A.C.T. trains citizens to respond to and recover from a major
      disaster. The free class will be held in the Community Center at Hilltop
      Mall, 2200 Hilltop Mall Road, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. on May 14 and 21 and
      June 4, 11, and 18, 2005. For more information, go to
      www.ci.richmond.ca.us/Public/oes/react.htm. Pre-registration is required.
      To sign up, contact Jim Mallory at 510-412-3386 or send an e-mail with your
      name and phone number to reactguy@....

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