March 21, 2012
Here is what’s going on in the Elk Grove Unified School District during March 26-April 7:
March 27 & 29: The Visual and Performing Arts Club (VAPA) at Helen Carr Castello Elementary School will present their rendition of Into the Woods, Jr. at 6 p.m. on both nights in the multipurpose room. The public is invited to attend this fun production about a group of storybook characters as they venture into the woods – and then get their stories all mixed up. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults.
March 28: Parents and guardians of students at Franklin High School are invited to attend “Take Your Parent/Guardian to School Day” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will include a special welcome by the principal, information session, workshops, an opportunity for parents to attend classes with their child, lunchtime activities, a BBQ and raffle.
March 28: Students at Toby Johnson Middle School will attend a Career Fair from 8 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Volunteers from the community will speak to students about their careers for 10 to 15 minutes at a time and answer questions from students.
March 28: Parents of students at James Rutter Middle School are invited to attend the next session of Parent University from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This month’s topic is “Helping Your Student Prepare for the CSTs.”
March 29-30: Maeola Beitzel Elementary School will hold their 6th Annual Jog-A-Thon on March 29 for kindergarten students and March 30 for students in grades 1-6. This fun event raises funds for the school library. The Jog-A-Thon begins with a 10-minute warm-up, followed by students running the track while listening to music. All students who raise $25 or more in pledges will receive an "I Survived the Beitzel Jog-A-Thon" t-shirt. Students can also compete for a grand prize – the students in grades K-3 and 4-6 who raise the most money will get to throw a pie at Beitzel principal Marty Martinez.
March 29: Samuel Jackman Middle School will hold their 2nd Annual Family Reading Night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school library. Families of Jackman students are invited to this event to enjoy storytelling, learn more about the Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, an Open Mike Poetry Slam, refreshments, book giveaways and other prizes.
March 29-30: Cosumnes Oaks High School’s Wolfpack Theatre will present “Into the Woods” at 6 p.m. on March 29 and 7 p.m. on March 30 at the COHS Performing Art Center. The musical intertwines the plot of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White” and “Rapunzel,” but all of the characters in the stories must deal with what happens after “happily ever after.” Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for senior citizens, children under 10 and COHS students with a current ASB sticker.April 2-7: All middle, high and alternative schools, as well as elementary schools on a traditional schedule will observe Spring Break this week.