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Announcements for the Week of May 2, 2011
May 3, 2011
East San Jose ES Health Fair Coming May 3: Information about what you can do to improve your family’s health at East San Jose Elementary School’s Health Fair from 5:30 – 7 p.m., May 3, at East San Jose Elementary School Gym, 415 Thaxton Ave., S.E. There will be interactive games for the children, informational booths for the parents, and other activities.
National Train Day Events Set May 7: The Rio Metro Regional Transit district is hosting the first ever National Train Day event from 1 – 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Alvarado Transportation Center in Downtown Albuquerque. This is a free event featuring all kinds of free activities including tours of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, rail cars and locomotives from Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains, and Amtrak, which is celebrating its 40-year anniversary. For more information, visit www.nmrailrunner.com, call 1-866-795-RAIL or Augusta Meyers at 239-8612 or 247-1750 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition Outcomes Program’s Art Sale set for May 6: Nature photography/ prints, stationary/cards, polymer clay sculptures, and fine sterling silver jewelry handmade by Transition Outcomes Program students will be on display in the lobby of the north side entrance (for viewing and for sale) from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., May 6 at City Centre. For more information, e-mail Darlene Fattorusso at email@example.com.
Albq. Open Space Visitor Center Events Set: The Open Space Visitor Center is hosting several free events in May; highlights include New Mexico photographers, plant management, mineral paint making, and so much more. For the complete list, visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/visitorcenter.html, or call Kim Selving at 897-8859. Admission is free.
Realtors Golf Tournament Benefits Youth: The Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors is hosting its 2nd annual Charity Golf Tournament beginning at 7 a.m., June 3 at the Santa Ana Golf Course to benefit Promoting Opportunities at Possibilities (POP) for Kids in Need program, a part of the APS Title I Homeless Project. To register, call Danielle Sedillo Molina at 724-3468, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax a completed registration form to 842-0448. For more information, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK0JNYZ9Ueg or call Robert Sanchez at 573-9777.
Fundraiser for Former APS Staff Member: A fundraising dinner for Gene Pino, who retired as director of the APS Foundation, is set for 6 p.m., June 1, at the Albuquerque Hilton. Pino has been diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. For more information, visit www.AYBLBasketball.org.
SIS Mandatory Workshop for Elementary and Mid Schools May 16-18: APS Student Information Systems is conducting required “Closing School” and “Discipline” workshops for elementary schools May 16 - 18. Middle School sessions take place May 19 – 20. It is critical that someone from each site attend to ensure that data relating to census and discipline are archived correctly for the year. Sign up in AIMS PD Planner by May 6; a check-off list will be e-mailed for participants to get started. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. For assistance with AIMS login procedures or PD Planner course registration, call the Technology Help Desk at 830-8080.
Origins and Legacies hosts Oral History Workshops: Workshop I takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, May 12 at New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey – Room 2027, Santa Fe (Fee $40; lunch on your own). Register online at http://nmcpr.state.nm (see Training) or contact Antoinette Solano at 505-476-7902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop II takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 21 at The Western Heritage Museum, New Mexico Junior College, 5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs (Fee $20 – includes lunch). Call Mary Lyle at 575-492-2679 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
SIS Mandatory Workshop for High Schools set for May 24: APS Student Information Systems is conducting required “Closing School”, “Discipline”, and “Registrar” workshops for high schools on May 24. It is critical that someone from each site attend to ensure that data relating to census, discipline, grades and transcripts are archived correctly for the year. Sign up in AIMS PD Planner by May 6; a check-off list will be e-mailed for participants to get started. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance with AIMS login procedures or PD Planner course registration, call the Technology Help Desk at 830-8080.
NM Rail Runner Express Art Contest for Children Ages 6-12: Children age 6-12 are invited to enter artwork in the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and Xpress magazine’s cover contest that depict the Rail Runner Express as they see it. The artwork can be a drawing or painting; use of color is encouraged. The work should be done on an 8 1/2-by-11 piece of paper. Winning entries have a chance of being on the cover of the September Xpress magazine. Deadline is May 6 to send entries with name, address, parents’ name and phone number and/or e-mail address to Inez Russell, care of The Santa Fe New Mexican, 202 E. Marcy St., Santa Fe, N.M. 87701. Email questions to email@example.com.
Nominations Sought for Youth Leadership Award: Nominations for the 2011 Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Global Youth Leadership Award are being accepted for outstanding young people who have demonstrated skillful leadership in making a difference for people, animals and the environment. Nominators and nominees should complete an official Award Nomination Form and submit together by May 16 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Roots & Shoots-USA National Office, Attn: Roots & Shoots – USA, The Jane Goodall Institute, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203.
Rio Grande Youth Chorale Summer Camp Set for June 13-17: The Rio Grande Youth Chorale will host a Summer Youth Camp for students in grades 1-6, June 13-17 at Rio Rancho High School with a morning session from 7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. (cost of $150) or an all-day session from 7:45 – 4 p.m. (cost of $195). Campers must bring their own lunch. The final concert will be at 5:30 p.m., June 17, in the Rio Rancho High School PAC. Visit www.rgychorale.org for registration forms and itinerary. Call Melissa Mercogliano 934-0789 or e‑mail email@example.com with any questions.
City Sponsoring Freedom Fourth Poster Contest: APS fourth graders are encouraged to creatively show what July 4th means to them in the Freedom Fourth Poster Contest. Winners and their schools each receive a monetary prize and will be honored at the Freedom Fourth celebration on July 4th and by Mayor Richard J. Berry during a Friday’s Heroes ceremony. Entries may be dropped off through May 20. For specific information, call Dana Feldman at 768‑3528, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mudd Volleyball Tournament for Seeks Volunteers: Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation hosts their 17th annual Mudd Volleyball Tournament fundraiser on June 11 and seeks APS junior and senior volunteers to be referees. Training, a commemorative t-shirt, snacks and lunch will be provided. To volunteer, call Kim Lisenby at 505-243-6626 or e-mail email@example.com.
Check out the new Employee Discounts site to learn about our community partners who offer discounts to APS employees.