Glenshire Elementary School hosts Santa breakfast
A full breakfast with pancakes, all the toppings, sausage, coffee and juice costs $3 for children and $5 for adults. The children can have a picture taken with Santa and The Grinch. The event also includes raffle prizes, face painting and live music.Tickets are available at the door.Soroptimist International offers opportunity awardSoroptimist International of Truckee-Donner is again offering its annual $1,000 Women’s Opportunity Award to assist women who need to obtain the skills, training and education necessary to improve their employment status, and standards of living.Applicants must be head of household, single or married, with the primary responsibility of supporting herself and her dependents, is enrolled in or attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program and has a financial need. Applications are available at Sierra High School or by contacting Virginia Donica at 584-1372. Due date for completed applications is Jan. 5, 2001.Chartered in 1971, SI/Truckee-Donner is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Truckee-Donner members join with almost 100,000 Soroptimists in 119 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and children.TTUSD snow day protocolThe Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District’s usual snow procedure is to assess road conditions at 4 a.m. If conditions are marginal, several agencies are contacted by Bill Jamieson, Director of TTUSD transportation department. After conferring with Caltrans, the Highway Patrol and the Nation Weather Service, he makes a recommendation to the district superintendent whether or not school should be held. The decision is made by 5 a.m.Once the decision to cancel school is made all of the local radio stations are immediately notified. The best way for parents to find out whether school will be held or not is to listen to any of the following stations: KWNZ, KOLO, KTHO, KHIT, KGLE, KROW, KNEW, KBUL, or the following TV stations: KOLO-RENO, and KCRA-SACRAMENTO between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. You may also call the bus garage at 582-7623.County child support services announce changesThe Nevada County District Attorney’s Family Support Division announces that as of Dec. 31, 2000, child support services will be transferred to a new county department, and the name will be changed to the Nevada County Department of Child Support Services.Public meetingsTwo community information meetings are scheduled. The public is invited to attend these sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Child Support Services staff, discuss services available to Nevada County residents and to ask questions and voice concerns about child support issues. Refreshments will be served and children are welcome.The meetings are scheduled as follows:– Tahoe-Truckee High School auditorium – 11775 Donner Pass Road, Truckee on Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m.– Grass Valley Elks Lodge – 109 S. School Street, Grass Valley on Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m.For information, call the Nevada County District Attorney’s Family Support Division at (530)265-1253.Tahoe-Truckee Community Adult School offers programsDo you want to complete your high school diploma? If you’re over 18 years of age and are a California resident, call Tahoe-Truckee Community Adult School for more information at 582-7685.For information about taking the GED, call 582-7685.Testing dates are: Dec. 2, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, March 3. All tests will be offered at Sierra High School in Truckee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $45 non-refundable.Employers who have employees who want instruction in English: Free evening classes in Truckee and Kings Beach are available at the Tahoe-Truckee Community Adult School. Call 582-7685 for locations, days and times.TTHS technology center open to publicTahoe-Truckee High School Technology Coordinator Jim Maass has announced that the technology center will be available for public use again this year. The computer center will be open from 2:30-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Wednesday nights from 5-8 p.m.More than 30 computer workstations have high-speed (T-1) Internet access. Also available are software programs which include the MS Office 2000 suite with word processing, spread sheets, a data base, and powerpoint. Web page design and publishing software are also available.The technology center is located on the second floor in the west wing of the high school. For information call 582-7640.Squaw supports local schoolsSki and ice skate at Squaw Valley USA for only $20 and support local Tahoe-Truckee schools when you participate in Squaw Valley’s Excellence in Education ski & skate day on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000.Participation is easy and affordable. Simply pre-purchase $20 vouchers at all three local Porters stores and participating Bank of the West locations in Truckee, Tahoe City and Kings Beach. The vouchers may be redeemed at Squaw Valley USA, on Dec. 17 only, for an adult all-day lift ticket and a two-hour ice skating session at the Olympic Ice Pavilion. Children 12 and under may purchase an all day lift ticket and ice skating session for $5 at the Cable Car ticket window. Local students who are members of the Squaw Valley Club may also purchase $5 tickets at the Cable Car lobby ticket window. The Squaw Valley Club is a special program for students of the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School School District ages 13 through senior year in High School. Eligible students register for $10 and receive $5 all-day lift tickets on Sundays, snow days, holidays and special in-service days throughout the season. Students not already registered may register for the Squaw Valley Club at the Cable Car ticket window.The Excellence in Education Foundation is responsible for organizing a variety of fund-raisers to benefit the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District. Each year the foundation raises in excess of $100,000 which is used for endowments and grants for the district.Vouchers will go on sale the week following Thanksgiving and only 1,000 vouchers will be available. All proceeds benefit the Excellence in Education Foundation. For information about the Squaw Valley Excellence in Education Ski and Skate Day please call (530)583-6985 or visit Squaw Valley’s web site at http://www.squaw.com.Internet access available at LibraryResidents of Nevada County can now access the Library’s catalog of holdings via the Internet. People at home, schools or offices can now view the collection of books, magazines, music CDs, audio and video tapes. etc., as well as, determine if an item is currently checked out or available. To view the Library’s online catalog go to: http://www.nclibrary.co.nevada.ca.usThis is the first phase of future improvements to the automated system. Later enhancements will include access to other Sacramento region libraries’ catalogs, access to your own personal library records that includes information about due dates of materials that you’ve checked out or overdue fines you may have accrued, and access to online magazines.If you have questions about this new service, or encounter any problems accessing the catalog, please call 265-7050.Dining for Schools cards on saleAs part of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation’s continuing fund-raising efforts, the board has announced the return of its highly successful Dining for Schools program. Now in its seventh year, Dining for Schools cards are good for 50 percent off entrees at more than 40 participating Truckee and North Shore restaurants.The cards cost $40 each and entitle the purchaser one 50 percent dinner entree per card each time he or she dines at a participating restaurant. The regular period dates for use of the Dining for Schools card are Sunday, Sept. 10, through Thursday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, April 22, 2001, through Thursday, June 14, 2001.Additionally certain restaurants offer discounts during the extended period, which is Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, through Thursday, April 12, 2001.Dining for Schools cards are available at all Porter’s Ski and Sports locations, Bank of the West, Safeway in Truckee and Kings Beach and Albertson’s in Tahoe City.This year Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation expects to award $125,000 in grants to teachers within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.
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