4H breakfast: Sonoma Valley 4-H is hosting its 10th annual Flapjack Feed, Sunday, May 21 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Schell-Vista Fire Station. Flapjacks, sausage, fruit, milk, juice, and coffee will be served. The price is $8 and free for kids under 3. There will be a silent auction with items donated and created by the 4-H members, as well as items from local businesses. This is the club’s only fundraiser. For more information, call 529-6085.
Podcast for kids: NPR Is launching its first podcast for kids ages 5 to 12. The show will focus on science, technology, discovery and inventions. Search for “Wow in the World.”
Free lunch: Free nutritional lunches will be served at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library from noon to 12:30 p.m, Monday through Friday, beginning June 5, and ending on Friday, Aug. 4. All children and teens ages 18 and under are eligible with no paperwork or registration required.
Tribute to Brandon Barmore: At noon on Saturday, May 20, at the Sebastiani Theatre, the Witchie Poo Players and Performing Arts Campers will pay tribute to Brandon Barmore, the SVHS senior who passed away in March. Everyone is welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-7759 for more information. In other news... According to SVHS junior Jenna Ebert, who will be traveling to Nicaragua with Seeds of Learning this summer, her SOL group will be working on the learning center that Brandon’s group worked on in March, and it will be dedicated to him, and will be named “Brandon.”
Grad ads: The Index-Tribune will be publishing the annual Salute to Sonoma Valley Grads section on Friday, June 2. Parents wishing to post messages to their grads are invited to participate. Contact Robert Lee 933-2749 or Robert.email@example.com. Final deadline to participate is Friday, May 19.
LCAP review: Sonoma Valley Unified School district is hosting a public review of its Local Control Accountability Plan Draft Review for the 2017-2018 school year at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at the district office at 17850 Railroad Ave.
New math: After much analysis and discussion, the school district has selected a new math curriculum for students in grades K-5. The curriculum is called “Bridges in Mathematics.” You can learn more at mathlearningcenter.org/bridges. There are also new math textbooks in almost all courses at SVHS. In other math news, the high school will change the name of Math 4 back to precalculus “because competition to get into colleges is fierce and… the name Math 4 does not reflect the academic rigor of the course.” The content of the course will not change, just the name.
Input wanted: A public forum about SVUSD’s goals for student achievement will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 22, in the district’s board room on Raildroad Avenue. This is the final opportunity for community input before the LCAP document is brought to the school board in June.
Kinders: Families are urged to register now for preschool and expanded transitional kindergarten classes. There are options available for any child who will turn 5 years old during the 2017-2018 school year. All students turning 5 during the 2017-2018 school year should register at their home school as soon as possible. Older students will automatically be accepted into Transitional Kindergarten classrooms, younger students will be accepted beginning with December 2016 birthdays and continue in calendar order. Registration packets will be available at all elementary school sites.