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Announcements for the Week of April 23, 2012
April 26, 2012
School Gardeners Need Tools: Albuquerque schools have vibrant gardens and outdoor classrooms that are integrated into the curriculum and are actively supported and sustained with the help of community partners. The Growing Gardens Team did a survey of the school gardens this last fall/winter and to identify supply needs. Identified needs include child-size gloves, shovels, trowels, seeds, a sink, a washing machine that spins (it doesn’t have to wash or take in water), buckets, tubs, chipper/shredder, irrigation materials, ideas on how to incorporate different units of curriculum to the garden teaching model, hay/straw bales, fencing material, tomato cages, tomato plants, garden hose, hoes, rakes, green house, sturdy hose cart, wheelbarrow, compost tumbler, pots/salt lick buckets, worm bins, and a guinea pig cage. To donate items (gently used items are fine), e-mail: email@example.com. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aps.edu/health-and-wellness/wellness/growing-gardens.
UNM Alumni Chapel Celebrates 50th Anniversary: The UNM Alumni Association invites the public to help "celebrate and remember" its golden anniversary. Events begin with a War Memorial and Flag Ceremony at 7 p.m., April 28, and continue at 1 p.m., April 29 with a chapel history and dedication, musical performances, mass vow renewal, reception at the Alumni Center at Hodgin Hall, campus tours, and photo opportunities. To register, visit http://www.unmalumni.com/chapelanniversary. Send in any photos you are willing to share for this celebration and future Chapel programs. Please check the registration page or open this link for a photo release form.
Onboard Transit Surveys during April and May: During April and May, riders of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, Rio Metro, and ABQ RIDE buses may be asked by surveyors to participate in a brief survey being conducted by MRCOG to obtain information about the way that users access and use the transit system. The purpose of this survey is to collect information which will be used in planning improvements to the system. Participation is voluntary. Surveyors will have photo IDs to identify them to the public. As a thank you, participants will be entered into a drawing to receive a free monthly rail pass. For more information, call Marie Morra at 724-3656.
City of Albuquerque Conducting Housing & Community Survey: The City of Albuquerque is preparing the Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan and a new Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the program years 2013-2017 and is seeking public input to better rank community needs and to better spend federal funds. Please complete the survey by May 30. The draft documents will be available for public review and comment at later dates. For more information, call Thea Guerin at 768-2758, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://www.cabq.gov.
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.
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.
Young Adult Literature Summer Symposium: The NM Council of English Teachers, UNM and the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group of the NM Library Association are sponsoring a “Young Adult Literature and the Common Core Symposium” on using literature to engage and motivate readers within the common core standards. The symposium is set for Wednesday, May 30, - Thursday, May 31, at the University of New Mexico main campus. Application deadline is May 4. The cost is $25. For more information, call Misty Horning at 220-0531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may be found at http://eldoradohslibrary.edublogs.org/ or http://aslsignm.edublogs.org.
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 email@example.com.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Applications Available: Juniors can begin applying for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council Scholarship which offers $1,000 to students planning to enter college in fall 2013. Applications are available at www.mlkmc.com. To be eligible, students must complete an application form, submit an official transcript, a photograph of themselves, three letters of reference and an essay on Dr. King. Applications should be mailed to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council at P.O. 40306, Albuquerque, NM 87196, by Sept. 3, 2012. For more information, contact Jewel Hall at 994-2336 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lobo Junior Golf Camp Coming in June: UNM Golf coaches Glen Millican, Brian Kortan, Jill Trujillo and Becky Dover present the Lobo Junior Golf Camp, June 4-7 and June 11-14, at the UNM Championship Golf Course. Cost for each four-day session is $150 per student. For more information visit: www.lobojuniorgolfcamp.com.
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