"With the enhancements proposed, the campus and the overall program will
be even stronger," said parent Doug Schneider, the campaign's chairman.
The school, which offers pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade classes,
hopes to garner funds from various public and private sources. So far,
about $313,000 has been raised.
In addition to the scheduled improvements, the school would like to
establish a permanent endowment to fund teacher training and scholarships
for families with financial problems.
For more information, call the school at (714) 437-1700, Ext. 180.
Sonora Elementary spotlights literacy
Sonora Elementary School will host a family literacy event from 6:15 to
7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Students and their families will be able to visit various literacy
activity stations. School officials intended the booths to educate
parents on strategies they can adopt at home to help their children
become better readers.
Former California Angels baseball player Jay Johnstone will cap off the
evening by reading a short story and talking with parents about the
importance of reading.
The night will include a raffle of several books that have been donated
to the school.
For more information, call (714) 424-7955.
OCC offers nine-week European humanities course
A nine-week course that examines European humanities will be offered this
fall at Orange Coast College.
The class will begin Monday, Oct. 18 and conclude Dec. 17.
Two sections of the three-unit class will be offered -- one on Monday and
Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. and the other on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The class will explore how literature, philosophy, history and the arts
intersected to have an effect on culture. It will also look at how the
European humanities contributed to Western civilization.
For registration information, call (714) 432-5072.