Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, Jan. 15

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Moving: The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance office is moving to the Sonoma Community Center in 2019. The nonprofit is looking for someone to lease its current 1,500-square-foot office space at 916 First St. W. Email Lee@sonomamentoring.org or call 938-1990 for more information.

Campfire fun: There is a free campfire program from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Sonoma Barracks, 36 E. Spain St. There will be a short talk, campfire songs and a toasty marshmallow roast. All ages welcome. Steady rain cancels.

CPR classes: CPR training has come to Sonoma. A teen class is today, Jan. 15, and an open age class is on Jan. 22. The organizers are also willing to arrange a class specific to your needs. Learn more at cprinsonoma.com.

“Annie”: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. is information night, registration and the first rehearsal for Broadway Bound Kids’ spring musical, “Annie!” Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. The performance dates are May 3 to 5. Rehearsal times are: Ages 4 to 6 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; ages 7 to 11 from 6:45-7:45 p.m.; and ages 12 and up from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. “This show is perfect for kids and teens and is packed with lead roles and speaking parts for both boys and girls of all ages,” says BBK’s Sarah Duran. Two alumni will serve as the assistant directors: James McKale and Megan James. Scholarships are available. Email BBKinfo@aol.com for more information

School tours: Woodland Star Charter School, a K-8 Waldorf-inspired charter school, is offering tours and information about its lottery and enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. The tours are from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Jan. 13 and 23 at 17811 Arnold Drive. RSVP to our office at 996-3849.

New School meeting: New School Sonoma is hosting an informational meeting for prospective parents at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Sonoma Community Center, upstairs conference room #211. Learn more at newschoolsonoma.org.

Camp Congress: There is a one-day leadership program on Saturday, May 4, that introduces girls ages 8 to 12 to politics. Each girl chooses to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign finance plan, and a political ad. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the President and finally vote on the proposed bill. The Camp Congress for girls camp day runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more at info@girlsinpolitics.org or visit girlsinpolitics.org.

Career night: Teen Services is hosting its second career night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. The theme is technology and there will be speakers from Kaiser Permanente, Keysight Technologies and Medtronic. Pizza and goodies made by Lovin’ Oven will be provided. 17440 Sonoma Highway.

Engineering careers: Students interested in a career in engineering are invited to a speakers panel in the Little Theater at Sonoma Valley High School on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11:55 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. There will be six speakers who are working locally in civil, electrical, mechanical, computer, environmental and manufacturing engineering careers. See Wendy Swanson in the College & Career Office for more information.

College information: Juniors and their families are invited to attend “Four-Year College Night for Juniors” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the SVHS Pavilion. College counselors will review the college application process.

Senior project news: A student/parent/alumni survey on the topic of SVHS senior projects is available on the senior project website and other SVHS social media pages through Friday, Jan. 18. The results of the survey and a recent faculty survey will be evaluated by an advisory committee (SPARC) on Thursday, Jan. 24 and 31 in the College & Career Center. Parents and students are welcome to attend.

Art show: The Boys & Girls Clubs Fine Arts Exhibit, hosted by Vintage House senior center, opened this week and runs through March 1. The show is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Volunteers needed: Parent help is needed in the concessions stand at Pfeiffer Gym for all SVHS home basketball games. Visit footballsnack.ivolunteer.com to sign up for a shift. Email Cathy Barbagelata at svhsboosterssnack@gmail.com with questions.

St. Francis: St. Francis Solano School’s Kindergarten Sneak Peek is on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Call 996-4994 or email stf.schooloffice@saintfrancissolano.org to RSVP or schedule a private tour of grades K-8 with Principal Debbie Picard.

Family fun hike: On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21, there is a morning hike at 10 a.m. at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Learn about Sugarloaf’s plants, animals and history. No reservation needed.

Email news, comments and events to ourschools@sonomanews.com.

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