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Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, May 1

Youth innovation: ieSonoma will feature Harvard’s Todd Rose on Friday, June 8 at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa. Rose is the Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual. ieSonoma 2018 is the sixth annual collaboration between the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma State University, and Sonoma Country Day and is meant to foster innovation in Sonoma County schools. In addition to Rose’s presentation, ieSonoma will feature local youth innovators, who will share their inspirational stories in a series of short talks. Rose and the young innovators will deliver their presentations beginning at 8:45 a.m. and Rose will take the stage following an intermission — around 10:15 a.m.

Expanding LGBT support: LGBTQ-plus Connections in Sonoma is seeking donations to a safe and accepting place for LGBTQ youth in Sonoma Valley. SVHS student Jacquelyn Torres is on the organization’s Youth Leadership Team and she provided this link for donations. lgbtqconnection.org/#hometop

Open House: Sonoma Academy is hosting an admissions open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Register at sonomaacademy.org/page/admissions/visit-us.

Principal fellowship: Sonoma Charter School director Marc Elin recently completed the School-Retool Program — a professional development fellowship by Stanford Design School, where the Design-Thinking Process was developed. The School-Retool program stems from the philosophy that big changes start small.

Spring celebration: The Native American Spring Celebration will be held on the Santa Rosa Junior College campus on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be dance performances and cultural demonstrations, a fashion show, a plant sale, indigenous information booths and food and art. SRJC’s Day Under the Oaks, a community education fair and open house, was canceled this year.

Family Day: The day before Mother’s Day is Family Day at the Yoga Community featuring “mompreneurs” with a trunk show, family yoga classes and herbal teas from a local apothecary. On Saturday, May 12, families are invited to practice yoga together. There will two family yoga sessions at 2 and 4 p.m. All ages welcome, $5 per class. The Trunk Show will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at 577 Fifth St. W. For more information go to yogacommunity.net.

Fundraiser: Dunbar School is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for playground equipment via mixedbagdesigns.com (use ID # 88945 when you register). The company sells a wide variety of eco-friendly totes, most of which are under $25. The fundraiser ends May 8.

Congratulations: To SVHS senior Cian Martin who was awarded the Vineyard Trails Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award. And to SVHS student Uriel Vicente who just took fifth place in the Jostens Photo Contest.

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