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Announcements for the Week of December 6, 2010
December 7, 2010
NM Dept. of Health Seeks Input on Childhood Obesity: Healthy Kids NM, a program of the New Mexico Department of Health is seeking input on a 10-year strategic plan to address childhood obesity. The plan can be downloaded at http://nmhealth.org/plans/Draft%20HKNM%20Plan%2010-28-10.pdf. Send e-mail comments to Patty Morris at Patty.Morris@state.nm.us or mail to Patty Morris, PhD, Director, Healthy Kids NM, Office of the Secretary, 1190 St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration set for Jan. 17: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council is sponsoring “Twenty-One Years: Pursuing the Dream”, in celebration of his dream of brotherhood and a united fight against injustice; the event is set for 1 – 3 p.m., Jan. 17, at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd., NE. Linda Sink is keynote speaker. Ethnic dress encouraged. Please reply to email@example.com if interested. For more information, call Jewel Hall at 994-2335.
Employees can Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse: The Albuquerque Public Schools takes reports of fraud, waste, or abuse issues (harassment, discrimination, safety, substance abuse, etc), very seriously. Employees and the public can report suspected abuse 24-hours a day at 1-877-848-2770 or visit https://aps.ethicaladvocate.com. Those making a report can remain anonymous if they choose. Employees are encouraged to try and resolve personnel issues through communication with their supervisors and administrative lines prior to accessing the Ethical Advocate Hotline. Reports of issues are also accepted by phone, letter, or appointment at the APS Internal Audit Office, 6th Floor, East Tower, at City Centre.
Toyota Offers Teacher Program to South Africa: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. invites full-time classroom teachers of all subjects and librarians, grades 7-12 to apply for this professional development opportunity, which takes place July 24 – Aug. 10. Explore South Africa’s natural and cultural diversity, focusing on sustainable development and links between history, culture, power, and the environment. Apply at www.iie.org/toyota by Jan. 23. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
West Mesa Hosts Art Show Dec. 7-10: West Mesa High School is hosting a Visual Arts Pathway Art Show from Dec. 7-10 in the Fine Arts Building at West Mesa High School, 6701 Fortuna Rd. NW. Evening open house is 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dec 9-10. Classes are welcome to visit during school hours and view the collaboration of 17 pathway teachers and their multi-disciplinary units of student work. Help us celebrate the Arts, Communication, and Entertainment Career Academy at West Mesa High School.
Sandia HS Choir and Orchestra Celebration: The Sandia Choirs and Orchestra will join forces onthe Vivaldi Gloria in a free concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 9 at Sandia Baptist Church (Moon & Constitution). Please call Shelly Andes at 239-7311 for more information.
Space Shuttle Challenger Tribute & Celebration Jan. 28-29: The Challenger Learning Center New Mexico is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Shuttle tragedy at 9 a.m., Jan. 28 with astronaut Joe Allen at the Challenger Learning Center, Unser Discovery Campus, 1776 Montano NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 29 there will be free science activities and workshops for families in honor of the crew and to continue the mission of inspiring, exploring, and learning. For information, call 248-1776, ext. 733 or visit www.challengernm.org.
“Get Into Open Space” Transportation and Service Project Award: The “Get Into Open Space” program provides rented bus service for APS children to attend Open Space Alliance and City of Albuquerque Open Space Division supported service learning projects. Teachers awarded a “Get Into Open Space” allowance will schedule a date for a fieldtrip and receive a confirmation packet. To apply, go to www.cabq.gov/openspace/. For information, call Bill Pentler at (505) 452-5222.
Winter Math Camp set for Dec. 27-30: Students can prepare for the new graduation requirements test and learn to deal test anxiety at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber Winter Math Camp, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Dec. 27-30, at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber, 1309 4th St. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due prior to the camp. For more information, call Hilary at 449-7984 or Mike at 382-4050.
Check out the new Employee Discounts site to learn about our community partners who offer discounts to APS employees.