Approved: Sonoma Charter School and Woodland Star Charter received unanimous approval for their five-year charter renewal petitions at the School Board meeting for the Sonoma Valley Unified School District on June 5.
Red & White Ball: Tickets are on sale for the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation’s 25th anniversary Red & White Ball on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Plaza. Visit svgreatschools.org for more information.
Lemonade stands: Whether it is sweet move or a publicity stunt, Country Time Lemonade has announced that it will cover the fees or fines of any children who are ticketed for improperly operating a lemonade stand this summer. “Legal-Ade” will reimburse the cost of the fine or permit up to $300. The brand has committed to covering up to a limit of $60,000 total.
Law enforcement: There is less than a week left to register for the Sonoma Sheriff Office’s Youth Academy. Students can get hands-on experience and see what it’s actually like to be a deputy. Deadline to register is June 15 at 5 p.m. The application is at www.sonomasheriff.org/youth-academy/.
Free car racing: Sonoma Raceway NASCAR kids tickets are free at Lucky supermarkets with the purchase of an adult ticket, while supplies last.
Internship: Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want job experience working on the land? Sonoma Land Trust has a few summer and fall internships still available. www.sonomalandtrust.org/discover/internships.html
Learn to swim: Swim America is offering a wide array of swim and stroke school classes at Hanna Boys Center this summer. Sessions start this week and run through early August. Scholarships are available. Learn more at www.swimamericasonoma.org.
SRJC: The Santa Rosa Junior College Student Outreach Team is hosting an enrollment services lab on Tuesdays in June. If you are a new student and need assistance with your SRJC application, FAFSA or orientation, come to the lab to get help on June 12, 19, 26 from 3 to 5 p.m., in Plover Hall, room 558, Santa Rosa campus.
Young drivers: Having a contract that is written together, signed together, and one in which both parent and teen agree is “fair,” will not only save you from potential driving disagreements, it’s also a lesson in negotiation skills and teaching teenagers to stand behind their word. A sample is online at www.cdc.gov/parentsarethekey/agreement/index.html.
Book bingo: The Sonoma Valley Library is sponsoring a bingo and prize summer reading program. Pick up a book bingo card from the library and drawings will be held on June 16 and 30, July 14 and 28, and Aug. 11 and 25. The grand prize drawing will be on Sept. 8. Last day for bingo is Friday, Sept. 7.
Scholarships: In an effort to broaden access to Montessori education for local students and their families, Crescent Montessori School will award up to three full-tuition scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. The program is open to students entering third through eighth grade, with a deadline of June 30 to submit applications via Crescent’s website, www.crescentmontessori.com/scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded based on both merit and need, and will continue for the duration of the recipients’ careers at Crescent.
Internet safety: Staysafe.org’s guide to Internet Safety for Teens is very helpful. www.staysafe.org/teens/