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Announcements for the Week of April 16, 2012
April 19, 2012
La Cueva High to Celebrate 25th Anniversary on April 20: Former and current staff members and alumni are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of La Cueva High School at a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the school. For more information call the school at 823-2327, ext. 202.
April 24 Nutrition Class still has Openings: There are still a few openings in the encore Nutrition and Cooking Class hosted by Jennie McCary from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 in Rio Grande/Rio Hondo conference rooms at the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex. Create and taste delicious and nutritious dishes as you learn how to shift to a more plant-based diet—a $40 value at no cost to employees. To register, e-mail email@example.com. For more information, call Kathy Chavez at 889-4895 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
APS Nurses Holding Food Drive for Title I Homeless Project: APS school nurses and health assistants are sponsoring their annual food drive during the month of April at all APS schools. All food collected will benefit the APS Title I Homeless Project. Non-perishable food can be brought to the health office at any school. For more information, call Joy Matthews at 296-4811, ext. 13.
Sierra Vista to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on May 2: Sierra Vista Elementary is planning a celebration of its 50th anniversary at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 2. The school is seeking former students who are now APS employees to participate in a ceremony. Any current or retired employee who attended Sierra Vista and is interested in participating can call the school at 898-0272.
Public Education Dept. Seeks Input on Grading of Public Schools: The New Mexico Public Education Department will conduct a public hearing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., May 1 in Mabry Hall, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe to gain input on the proposed amendment of rule 6.19.8 NMAC “Grading of Public Schools,” adopted on Dec. 15. Submit comments via mail to Mary H. Deets, administrative assistant, Office of General Counsel, Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe 87501-2786; via e-mail at MaryH.Deets@state.nm.us; by phone at 505-827-6641; or via fax 505-827-6681 no later than 5 p.m., May 1. To view proposed rules, visit http://ped.state.nm.us/, under the “Public Meetings and Hearings” link.
Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse Brings “Snack Relief” to Community: The Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse is hosting an enter-to-win “Snack Relief” promotion; three winning organizations will receive free snacks for a year to be used for fundraising, events, etc. The event will kick off at 1 p.m., April 15 at the Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse, 1221 South Renaissance N.E. Tour the warehouse and enjoy complimentary popular “snack foods.” For more information and to enter, visit www.shamrockfsw.com/snackrelief. Call Heather Gearhart at 928-699-9429 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Global Youth Service Event at Kirtland: Celebrate Earth Day at a Healthy Earth, Healthy Communities Celebration April 21 at Kirtland Elementary. There will be health information, gardening and cooking demonstrations, and an Earth Day drum circle. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the opening of the International District Community Garden located at Ross & Wellesley S.E. (visit www.projectfeedthehood.org or call 247-8832) and continues from noon to 4 p.m. at Kirtland Elementary School, 3530 Gibson Blvd. S.E. For more information, call Daphne Harvey Strader at 855-5269 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zumba Party at Valley High School April 21: A Zumba Party will be held from noon – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Valley High School Gymnasium, 1505 Candelaria Rd. N.W. Cost is $10 for adults/$5 for students with I.D. Tickets are available at the door. Wear comfortable clothing. Highlights include snacks, water, music, and door prizes. For more information, call Brian Colburn at 307-2096.
Community Health Fair set for April 26: Early College Academy, Jefferson Mid-School and Zia Elementary are hosting a Health Fair from 5:30 to 7 p.m., April 26 at Jefferson Middle School, 712 Girard N.E. The Albuquerque Stroke Club, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, APD, Diary Max, Ditches are Deadly, Skarsgard Farms (Los Poblanos Organics), New Mexico Poison Control, Presbyterian Health Plan, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, UNM PEP Program, UNM School of Nursing and UNM Think First will be represented. For more information, call Shawn Morris at 255-8691 or 228-6933.
Biennial Historic Home Tour Is May 13 in Albuquerque: The Downtown Neighborhoods Association of Albuquerque hosts a “Mother’s Day Historic Home and Garden Tour” in the National Historic Overlay districts in downtown Albuquerque from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, May 13 in conjunction with Lew Wallace Elementary School’s student Art Show and Project. ABQ Trolley Co. will provide complimentary rides along the tour route. Refreshments will be available at Mary Fox Park (13th St and Roma Ave N.W.). Tickets may be purchased online for $12.50 at www.abqdna.com or for $15 at Mary Fox Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Price includes a coupon for a free burger at bRgR, 301 Central. Ticket sales support non-profit development in the neighborhood, including Lew Wallace. For more information, call Lindi Anderson at 238-8291, Miriam Ortiz y Pino at 243-4356 or visit www.abqdna.com.
Cancer Society Walk set for April 29: The American Cancer Society will hold its 13th annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk along the Rio Grande River from 7 – 10 a.m., April 29, beginning at Cottonwood Mall, 10000 Coors Blvd NW. Register at www.cancer.org/stridesonline. There is no registration fee, and participants are encouraged to fundraise but not required, walkers can register the day of the walk. For more information, call Katie Larntz Johnson at 262-6017.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TEACHER TRAINING
Teachers Invited to Join in Museum Environmental Literacy Planning: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science invites teachers to help create a framework for students to increase environmental literacy and enhance academic achievement through innovative, real-world, project-based learning from 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 at the museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW. Refreshments provided. For more information, e-mail Cirrelda Snider-Bryan at email@example.com or call 841-2882.
Teachers Invited to the 2012 Statehood History Conference: The Historical Society of New Mexico and the New Mexico History Museum host the 2012 Statehood History Conference, May 3-5 in Santa Fe. The conference will begin with a Statehood History Symposium, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the History Museum, followed by 24 program sessions at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Friday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshops are free, but teachers should pre-register. The sessions offer materials and ideas for teaching New Mexico history. For more information, visit www.hsnm.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop focuses on Integrating Fine Arts in Classrooms: A workshop entitled, “Making the Connection: The Arts in Your Classroom – 2012” will be held June 4 – 8. Morning or afternoon sessions emphasize creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration for elementary teachers, ESL, bilingual, PE, Special Ed, counselor, librarians, and other certified staff. Registration deadline is April 20. Cost is $25. For more information, visit http://www.aps.edu/fine-arts/news-and-showcase/making-the-connection-the-arts-in-your-classroom-2012.
Anti-bullying Workshop set for Oct. 17: The NM Human Rights Projects will host Mary Johnson, Ph.D., in a one-day workshop that provides tools for educators to initiate thoughtful, in-depth discussions of ostracism and bullying from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at the Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW. Cost of $75 includes resource materials, FHAO online campus access, continental breakfast, and lunch. CEU’s will be available for counselors and social workers. Register online at www.nmhrp.org until Sept. 28. For more information, call 730‑1060, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.nmhrp.org.
Holocaust Survivors Share Memories with High School Students: New Mexico Human Rights Projects, the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico, and the Jewish Federation of New Mexico have joined together to bring “A Continuum of Remembrance” in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day or “Yom HaShoah” for high school students. The event will be from 1:30 – 3 p.m., April 22 at the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico, 616 Central Ave. SW. A musical performance and reception complete the free event. For more information, contact Regina Turner at 730-1060 or Ann Powers at 315-9966.
Public Enemy Concert Is April 28: The Santa Fe University of Art & Design is presenting a free concert featuring Public Enemy at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the campus, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe. The show is part of the school’s Year of Hip Hop Event and Artists for Positive Social Change program. Although the event is free, advance reservations are required and youth under age 15 will not be admitted. Youth who are currently in high school, must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone who would like to attend, must contact the school at 877-732-5977 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship for Descendents of Bataan Corregidor POW’s: The New Mexico Guardians of our Heritage, Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor is accepting applications for an annual scholarship for students who are direct descendants of Bataan Corregidor prisoners of war. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books or living expenses. Application requirements include enrollment and good standing at a qualified university, college or trade school; maintaining either a GPA of B- or above or passing grades at a trade school; financial need as demonstrated by the FASFA; 1500-word essay about the Bataan relative; and must not have received the scholarship in the past. Preference will be given to New Mexico Coast Artillery descendants. To apply, visit www.guardiansofbataan.org. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.