Thursday, December 20, 2012

Webinar Dec 20 Focused on Social Media To Expand National Mentoring Month Outreach

December 18, 2012: Reserve your seat for the Thursday, December 20, webinar titledMaximizing the Message: Using Social Media to Expand Your National Mentoring Month Outreach at 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central/11 a.m. Mountain/10 a.m. Pacific.With National Mentoring Month around the corner, this webinar will give youth-serving organizations information on how to increase visibility, recruit mentors and find more supporters by customizing and effectively using existing messaging and materials with social media.

Panelists will include the Director of Marketing and Communications for The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania Kristan Allan and the Deputy Director of the Center for Social Impact Communication at Georgetown University Julie Dixon. Topics will include balancing facts with stories that bring real mentoring to life, perfecting the media pitch and using social media platforms – such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – to grow support and gain volunteer mentors and donors.

The webinar also will include time for participants to ask questions and to share local successes, challenges and plans to make the most of National Mentoring Month 2013 via various social media outlets.
MENTOR’s Chief Program Officer Tammy Tai said, “MENTOR is excited to support the great work that members of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series have been driving. These monthly webinars address timely topics of importance and interest to the wider field and allow mentoring programs from across the country to learn from others without geography being a barrier or challenge.

”Members of this collaborative webinar group include Education Northwest, Kansas Mentors, Friends for Youth, the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, Oregon Mentors, the Indiana Mentoring Partnership, Mobius Mentors, Mentor Michigan, the Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

To reserve a seat at this week’s webinar, click here.
To register for the National Mentoring Summit January 24 and 25 in Washington, D.C., visit
www.mentoring.org/summit_2013.

Anyone registered for the Summit by the close of business Friday, December 21, will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Ereader.

For more information on quality youth mentoring, as well as MENTOR’s network of affiliatedMentoring Partnerships, go to www.mentoring.org.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TSPN INTERVIEW: Regin Schowengerdt, Funeral Counselor

Local funeral counselor Regina Schowengerdt talks with Tom Slivick about a vigil that will be held this Friday night to honor the victims of the Sandy School shooting.

http://tspntv.com/home/item/19848-tspn-tv-news-regina-schowengerdt-12-19-12

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FREE e-Waste collection for Pine Grove Elementary 6th Grade Science Camp - Sat Dec 15

Help the 6th Graders of Pine Grove Elementary raise funds for a 6th grade Science Camp trip. They need to raise $16,400.  Start collecting all your e-waste and bring to collection area (Kmart Parking lot)  on Saturday, December 15th, from 9am to 1pm.
Items accepted:
Broken/used monitors, TV's, Laptops, Printers, Stereo Equipment, Microwaves, VCR's, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Vacuum Cleaners (dust bag removed), Small household appliances like toasters, blenders, waffle makers, etc.
NON-ACCEPTED items: Large Appliances, paint, car batteries, lights, used oil and any other hazardous waste.
Call Wilma (SERVPRO) @ 209-304-2007 for more info or email: wilma@volcano.net

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

UC Davis Extention: Land Use and Natural Resources Courses Available

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Nov 15


Amador Community College Foundation

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA


DATE:                                   Thursday, November 15, 2012
LOCATION:                         810 Court Street, Jackson, CA        Conference Room #C          
TIME:                                    2:30 PM Regular Meeting of ACCF

Discussion/Action Items                                                                                         

1)      Organization: Discussion                                                                                                
a)      John:    Introduction and Account Balance of federal grant and update on request for a final revision of the grant funds with Irene, State Department of Education, to complete the spending of funds for computer equipment to support the Coastline CC “Cohort” project proposal.
b)      Madeleine:   Brief report on outreach efforts--- (1) Folsom Lake CC and letter from Gary Hartley to Vice President David Newnham regarding the I-TV “pilot”, Principles of Marketing 300 course offering at ACTC, (2) Argonaut HS Career & College Fair, (3) ACTC I-TV meeting with Coastline CC, (4) Swift’s Business Persons of the Year dinner at Jackson Rancheria Convention Center, Plymouth Foothill Rotary presentation, and (5) ACTC classes.
c)      Madeleine:  Account Balance at ACF, including class donations report                                                                                                                                                                                   
2)      Curriculum Access: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      Janice:  Report on Coastline Community College meeting with Bob Nash, Associate Dean of Distance Learning, Christine Leon, Dean of Counseling and Matriculation, and Nancy Soto, Articulation Officer/Counselor, and outline on the next steps to form a student “cohort” of students to begin Coastline CC registration and enroll in Spring or Summer, Counseling 105.

3)      Partnerships &
4)      Facilities:  Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      John/Madeleine:  Report on meeting Thursday, October 4, at ACTC with Folsom Lake CC with Gary Hartley, Dean of Instruction and Technology and Dave Hindi, Chief Broadcast Engineer.
                                                                                                           
5)      Marketing:          
a)      No item.
                                                                       
6)      Finance:  Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      Ron:  Report on establishing an ACCF bank account and transferring funds from ACF.
b)      Madeleine/Frank:  action to submit Ethyl Grant $2,500 proposal and a nominating letter of support from OPASTCO member telephone company, Volcano.Net, which requires 100% match funds and a plaque for  FRED and the Ethyl Grant recognition in the community.                                                                  

Committee Member Initiatives (Non agenda items reported/Suggested by members) 


ADJOURNMENT: Until Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Monday, October 29, 2012

University of CA to host Forest Landowner Workshops: Learn how to pass on your “Ties to the Land” to the next generation - In Jackson Nov 13

South Lake Tahoe, CA, October 25th, 2012: The University of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first workshop is being offered at 7 locationsthroughout California. In the central Sierra Nevada, workshops will be held in Auburn on October 30th, Jackson on November 13th, and Sacramento on November 15th. All workshops will be held from 6 to 8 PM.

During this first workshop, participants will learn the steps needed to plan for passing land along to their heirs. An important first step in this process is clarifying the current owners’ goals and values for their family forest or ranch. This allows landowners to start the discussion with heirs about their long term vision for the property. Participants will also learn about the financial impacts of ownership transfers across generations. This first round of identical workshops is being held before the holidays, to allow time for families to get together during the winter holidays and discuss their goals.

The second workshop will be held after the holidays and will cover the financial and legal approaches and  tools such as trusts, limited liability companies, and easements used in succession planning as well as specific planning approaches used to manage land and resources. Dates and times of the second workshop will be announced later.

The workshops will use a curriculum developed by Oregon State University called “Ties to the Land”. The goal of the workshops to help empower forest landowners to pass on both their land and their vision and passion for it to the next generation.

Registration for the workshop is $25 per family to cover costs of the family workbook and DVD. Multiple members of each family are encouraged to attend both workshops. If family members do not live in the same location, they are encouraged to attend the workshop lcoation nearest to them as the curriculum will be the same at each location.

For information on registration, locations of the central Sierra workshops or the entire workshop series, please see the University of California Forest Research and Outreach website http://ucanr.edu/tiestotheland/ or contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or sdkocher@ucanr.edu.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FREE CLASS: Basic Internet Skills - Classes start Nov 5


I am the Community Trainer for Amador and Calaveras Counties for California Connects, which provides basic Internet skills training to adults.
I am pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Amador County Recreation Agency, I will be teaching FREE Basic Internet Skills classes at the Amador County Health and Human Resources Building, starting November 5. The classes will be two hours each, for a total of six sessions. Information on classes below:
Feel free to give me a call if you have questions, or would like more information or a presentation to your organization.
Thank you!

Lynn Reinecke
Community Trainer for Amador and Calaveras Counties
California Connects


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Basic Internet Skills
Classes Start November 5
6 Sessions
Amador County Health & Human Services Building
Conference Room A
10877 Conductor Blvd.
Sutter Hill

Mon & Wed Afternoons
2:30-4:30pm

or

Mon & Wed Evenings
5:30-7:30pm

Call now to sign up!

To sign-up contact:
Lynn Reinecke
Community Trainer
209-286-7161
Se habla espaƱol!

Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Oct 18

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
DATE:  Thursday, October 18, 2012
LOCATION:  810 Court Street, Jackson, CA Conference Room #C          
TIME: 2:30 PM Regular Meeting of ACCF

Discussion/Action Items
1)      Organization: Discussion                                                                                                
a)      John:    Introduction and Account Balance of federal grant
b)      Madeleine:       Report on outreach efforts.  Presentation at Plymouth Rotary
c)      Madeleine:       Account Balance at ACF, including class donations                                                                            
2)      Curriculum Access: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      Janice/Madeleine:  Report on Coastline Community College strategies and contact effort.
b)      Madeleine:  Preview of ACTC Wine Class and Art Class at ACTC, and possible six week class by Bob Laurent, Night Sky starting after Thanksgiving.
c)      Madeleine:  Folsom Lake CC meeting schedule for 2:00 pm, Monday, October 22, with Dean Gary Hartley and Dave Hindi to request “piloting” Spring classes in 2013.
3)      Partnerships &
4)      Facilities:  Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      John/Marty:  Report on meeting Thursday, October 4, at ACTC with Folsom Lake CC.
b)      Madeleine:  Letter received from ACF 2012-2013 Fiscal Partnership Agreement, MOU, Attachment A.
                                                                                                           
5)      Marketing:          
a)      No item.
                                                                       
6)      Finance:  Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a)      Ron:  Status Report on filing 501 (c) (3).
b)      Ron:  Proposal and action to proceed in establishing an ACCF bank account.
c)      Madeleine/Frank:  action to submit Ethyl Grant $2,500 proposal which requires 100% match funds from the ACF account.
                                                                    
Committee Member Initiatives (Non agenda items reported/Suggested by members) 

ADJOURNMENT: Until Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Foothill Charter School Cookie Spooktacular - Sat Oct 20


Monday, October 8, 2012

Computer Classes: Adobe Photoshop & Microsoft Word - Mon Oct 22

 Adobe Photoshop & Microsoft Word
Senior Center, Jackson
Adobe Photoshop, 9AM-noon
Microsoft Word, 1-4 PM
Classes $10 each ($2 for a retake of a class you've already paid for)


As of now, I have two loaners for the Microsoft Word class (I'm allowed to use the program on three personally owned computers so can legally put it on all my computers.  For Microsoft Word, I have one loaner in 2007 and one in 2010 (2007 and 2010 are VERY similar.)

If you would like to take the class and don't have a laptop, let me know you would like to work with one of my extra PC's.  As usual, if you're not at all familiar with either program, I highly recommend taking the class the first time by just watching the demonstration--it's pretty hard to keep up with the curriculum if it's all brand new to you.  You're always welcome to retake it when you've had a chance to play with the commands and tools available!  (SORRY, Adobe Photoshop does not allow me to download the program onto more than one computer so there is no loaner for that course.)

Bonnie Evans
bonniere@gmail.com
209-296-6996

Adobe Photoshop
Monday, October 22nd, 9 AM - Noon
Senior Center
$10 for first timers ($2 for a retake, please bring your manual)
Although this is a beginning computer class, computer confidence is a BIG plus.  This program does so much but has a slightly higher learning curve than WORD.  If you have never played with the program, I suggest you attend this class without your computer!
Learn how the Tool Bar, Options Bar, and Tool Kit work together to enhance and correct photos.  We will cover many corrective and creative features in this program (feathering, cropping, erasing, spot healing, creating patches to remove obstacles, etc.)

Microsoft Word
Monday, October 22nd, 1-4PM
Senior Center
$10 for first timers ($2 for a retake, please bring your manual!)
Beginners class. Learn how to: create files and folders, default settings, fonts, styles, margins, orientation and page numbers.  The second half of the class will introduce some of this incredible program's 'Insert' options: inserting WordArt, Clip Art, pictures, tables, drop caps, and as much as razzle-dazzle as we can fit into the session.

Via Citizen Report: Coalition Rally - Fri Oct 19

NO on 32   YES on 30
Teachers and School employees
Friday October 19, 2012
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Highway 49, in front of MacDonald's and Holman's
Please join us in a fight to preserve our voice in Sacramento and support school funding.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest - Deadline is Nov 16

Calling all 9th through 12th Grade Students of Amador and Calaveras Counties:

The Sierra Amador Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the first step of an essay contest on Christopher Columbus and we are asking for your contributions. Become the winner of this contest at the National level and you will be awarded an all expense paid trip for you and a parent/guardian to Washington DC and $1000 to read your essay before the National Italian American Foundation in October, 2013.

There are prizes for second and third place essays as well. Become our local winner and you will be recognized by our chapter at our January, 2013 meeting as your first step in the process of selecting a national winner. Other steps to the final prize include having the best essay at the district regional, and the state levels.

The essay is to be between 800 and 1250 words long and entitled "How did the faith and courage of Christopher Columbus give to mankind a new world?" The judging of your essay will include historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, interest, and originality. Those pesky details of grammar, spelling, punctuation and neatness will also be considered. Your word processed entry must be submitted no later than November 16, 2012 for consideration by our chapter's impartial panel of three judges.

For further information on the contest, a complete description of the topic and a suggested reading list for inspiration contact Janet van Mastrigt at 295-2528 or by email at j-jvan@volcano.net.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Amador County Library - Events & Programs in October

Event:      This is a fund raiser for the Amador County Library
Saturday October 6th     “Gourd Ornament Workshop” 
Learn to make 4 gourd ornaments for any of the Holidays!
Cost:  $35 (tax deductible).  Make checks payable to:   The Friends of Amador County Library
Registration:  Now until October 5th at the library
Time:  from 10am to 4pm.
Where:  Agriculture Center  12200B Airport Road, Martell, CA
There will be a $10 fee for all materials needed that day, paid to the gourd artist for all 4 classes.  Please bring an apron and small brushes if you have them.

Programs in October
Saturday October 13th from 1 to 3pm Open to everyone
·         Learn about the various types of E-Readers available
·         Test drive an E-Reader
·         Learn how to check out E-Books from the library’s E-Book collection

Saturday October 20th  Computer class.  Two times offered  12 to 1pm and 1:30 to 2:30pm
Registration is required
·         Create an email account
·         Basic Facebook access
·         Simple searching on the internet
Where:  Both of these programs will take place at the Amador County Library
Cost:  Both are free
Amador County Library is located at 530 Sutter St. Jackson, CA 95642    phone  209-223-6400

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

University of CA to host Forest Landowner Workshops: Learn how to pass on your “Ties to the Land” to the next generation

South Lake Tahoe, CA, September 24th, 2012:  The University of California is hosting a two-part workshop series on succession planning to help forest landowners learn simple techniques to pass their land and its legacy on to the next generation. The first workshop is being offered at 7 locations throughout California.  In the central Sierra Nevada, workshops will be held in Auburn on October 30th, Jackson on November 13th, and Sacramento on November 15th. All workshops will be held from 6 to 8 PM. 

During this first workshop, participants will learn the steps needed to plan for passing land along to their heirs. An important first step in this process is clarifying the current owners’ goals and values for their family forest or ranch. This allows landowners to start the discussion with heirs about their long term vision for the property.  Participants will also learn about the financial impacts of ownership transfers across generations. This first round of identical workshops is being held before the holidays, to allow time for families to get together during the winter holidays and discuss their goals.

The second workshop will be held after the holidays and will cover the financial and legal approaches and tools such as trusts, limited liability companies, and easements used in succession planning as well as specific planning approaches used to manage land and resources. Dates and times of the second workshop will be announced later.

The workshops will use a curriculum developed by Oregon State University called “Ties to the Land.” The goal of the workshops is to help empower forest landowners to pass on both their land and their vision and passion for it to the next generation.

Registration for the workshop is $25 per family to cover costs of the family workbook and DVD. Multiple members of each family are encouraged to attend both workshops. If family members do not live in the same location, they are encouraged to attend the workshop location nearest to them as the curriculum will be the same at each location.  For information on registration, locations of the central Sierra workshops or the entire workshop series, please see the University of California Forest Research and Outreach website http://ucanr.edu/tiestotheland/  or contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or sdkocher@ucanr.edu.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Amador County Unified School District Board Meeting - Wed Sept 26

AGENDA
AMADOR COUNTY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Meeting Location: Amador County Administration Center
810 Court Street, Jackson, CA
1.0 CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 PM.
2.0 BOARD MEMBERS
[ ] Wally Upper, President
[ ] Mary Walser, Clerk
[ ] Lynnette Lipp
[ ] Pat Miller
[ ] Rose Oneto
Roll Call Taken by the Secretary to the Governing Board.
3.0 ADDITIONS/DELETIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA
4.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS on Closed Session Agenda Only.
6.0 OPEN SESSION – 6:30 PM
Pledge of Allegiance.
7.0 REPORT OF CLOSED SESSION ACTION
8.0 PRESENTATIONS – RECOGNITION
8.1 Rosa Serrato – Amador High School “A” Block Letter for Community Service.
9.0 STUDENT REPORT
5.0 CLOSED SESSION – 6:00 PM
May be called for personnel matters (Government Code §54957), labor negotiations (Government Code §54957.6) real estate Negotiations/acquisitions (Government Code §54956.8), and/or hearing to Consider the Expulsion of a Student (Education Code§48918[c]).
5.1 CONSIDERATION OF STUDENT EXPULSIONS-
5.1a. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-1.
5.1b. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-2-Stipulated.
5.1c. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-3-Stipulated.
5.1d. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-5.
5.1e. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-6.
5.1f. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-7.
5.1g. Expulsion Case Number – 12/13-8-Stipulated.
5.2 RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION.
10.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any person may address the Board at this time upon any subject within the jurisdiction of the Amador County Unified School District Board of Trustees; however, any matter that requires action may be referred to
staff and/or Committee for a report and recommendation for possible action at a subsequent Board Meeting.
Please note – (20 minutes total on any subject or 3 minutes per speaker).
11.0 CONSENT AGENDA
Items listed on the consent agenda are considered routine and may be approved by one motion. Any item may
be removed for discussion at the request of a Trustee or the Superintendent.
11.1 Minutesa.
Regular Board Meeting – September 12, 2012. 5.
11.2 Businessa.
Warrants issued between September 7, 2012 and September 14, 2012 in the amount of $584,602.29. 8.
11.3 Personnela.
Personnel Actions. 12.
11.4 Gifts and Donations Received From-(Governing Board received under separate cover – public copy 13.
available at Amador County Public Schools District Office, 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA).
a. Argonaut High School-Mr. & Mrs. Staby, Science Department Equipment.
b. Argonaut High School-Jackson Rancheria, $2,500 for the purchase of Boys Basketball Uniforms.
c. Ione Junior High School-Preston Youth Correctional Facility- 1916 Aldrich Baby Grand Piano.
d. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. & Mrs. Blevins, Mr. & Mrs. Knittel, Mr. & Mrs. Huerta, Ms.
Bingham, Mr. & Mrs. Votaw, Ms. Fazendin, Mr. & Mrs. Bonini, Mr. & Mrs. Mayfield, Mr. & Mrs.
Neuschmid, Mr. & Mrs. Davis –Science Donation – 1 $6.00 donation and 9 $10.00 donation.
e. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. Steve Schultz/Famous Footwear- 12 Benches.
f. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. & Mrs. Zysman – Classroom Supplies.
g. Jackson Junior High School-Jackson Rancheria - $556.10 (Help our Science Department upgrade
Equipment).
h. Jackson Junior High School, Amador Youth Basketball - $2,000 for JJH Girls & Boys Basketball
Program.
i. Jackson Junior High School-Mr. & Mrs. Poore, Mr. & Mrs. Sinnott, Mr. & Mrs. Dunlop, Mr. &
Mrs. Lucke, Mr. & Mrs. Cabri, Mr. & Mrs. Orey, Ms. Smith – Science Donation between $5.00 and
$20.00.
j. Ione Elementary School, Ms. Upton/Wells Fargo Education Matching Gift Program - $57.72.
k. Sutter Creek Elementary and Sutter Creek Primary- Mr. & Mrs. Chernay, Assorted Office Supplies.
l. Sutter Creek Primary- Staples, Assorted School Supplies.
m. Sutter Creek Primary-Farms of Amador, $200 for Primary Garden Project.
n. Sutter Creek Elementary – State Farm Insurance/Ms. Lintz-Road Atlases for 5th Graders.
11.5 Miscellaneous-(Governing Board received under separate cover – public copy available at Amador County 13.
Public Schools District Office, 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA).
a. Comprehensive School Safety Plans: Amador High School, Argonaut High School,
Independence High School/North Star Independent Study, Ione Jr. High School, Jackson Jr. High School,
Ione Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Pine Grove Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary
School, Plymouth Elementary School, Sutter Creek Elementary School, Sutter Creek Primary School.
b. California Department of Education/Grant Award Notification-Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical 14.
Education Improvement Act of 2006.
12.0 DISCUSSION / ACTION
12.1 Public Hearing – Sufficient Textbooks or Instructional Materials in each subject 15. that is consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework adopted by the State Board: As required and specified by CCR Title 5, Section 9531 and California
Education Code Sections 60119, 60422(b) and 60451 that in order to receive funding for
Pupil Textbooks and Instructional Materials from any State source in a fiscal year, the
Governing Board shall hold a public hearing involving whether each pupil, in each school
in the District has/or will have sufficient textbooks or curriculum framework adopted by the
State Board.
12.2 Approval of Certification of Provision of Standards-Aligned Instructional Materials16.
and Resolution No. 12/2013-03 Resolution for Sufficiency of Instructional Materials
and Textbooks for Amador County Unified School District: Resolution No. 12/2013-03
Resolution for Sufficiency of Instructional Materials and Textbooks for Amador County
Unified School District verifies that each student, in each school in the District has/or will
have sufficient textbooks or curriculum framework adopted by the State Board.
12.3 Second Reading/Possible Approval of Board Policy 0410: Adjust Board Policy 0410 18.
to reflect changes in the Law.
12.4 Approval of the Amador County Unified School District’s Unaudited Actuals 23.
Financial Report for 2011-12(Governing Board received under separate cover – public
copy available at Amador County Public Schools District Office, 217 Rex Avenue,
Jackson, CA): Per Education Code 42100, the District shall approve, on a form prescribed
by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, an annual statement of all receipts and
expenditures of the District for the preceding fiscal year. The report is included under
separate cover and includes the Unaudited Actuals for 2011-12 and Adopted Budget for
2012-13.
12.5 Resolution No. 12/2013-04-Interfund Borrowing for Bridge Financing of ACOE 24.
Facility Projects: The Amador County Office of Education has been approved to receive
Financial Hardship funding for eligible Special Education and Community School projects.
The ACOE does not have funds available to move forward with the design and construction
apportionment requests to the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) and the State
Allocation Board (SAB). ACOE would like to move forward with the design and
construction phases for the referenced projects, by utilizing ACUSD’s project savings. On
September 12, 2012 the ACOE was notified by OPSC that they had approved the request to
use bridge financing from closed out ACUSD projects, under the SAB Bridge Financing
Policy.
12.6 Discussion/Action Director of Transportation Hiring Process Report: The current 26.
Director of Transportation has accepted a position in Southern California creating a position
vacancy.
13.0 REPORTS
13.1 Report from Assistant Superintendent/CBOa.
Transportation Report and Boundary Information.
13.2 Report from Superintendent-
13.3 ACRA Report ~ Board Member Miller-
13.4 CAC Report ~ Board Member Lipp-
13.5 Reports and Requests from Board Members-
14.0 FUTURE MEETING ITEMS
15.0 NEXT MEETINGS
15.1 Cancelled-Regular Meeting: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Amador County Administration Center, 810 Court
Street, Jackson, CA 95642, 5:30 PM Closed Session, 6:30 PM Open Session.
15.2 Regular Meeting: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Amador County Administration Center, 810 Court Street,
Jackson, CA 95642, 5:30 PM Closed Session, 6:30 PM Open Session.
15.3 Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Amador County Administration Center, 810 Court Street,
Jackson, CA 95642, 5:30 PM Closed Session, 6:30 PM Open Session.
16.0 ADJOURNMENT to ACOE MEETING.
* The Amador County Unified School District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Should you require special accommodations,
or more information about accessibility, please contact the Superintendent’s Office by calling (209) 257-5353. All efforts will be made for
reasonable accommodations.
* Any writings or documents that are provided to the governing board in open session will be made available for public inspection at the meeting
or at the Amador County Public Schools District Office located at 217 Rex Avenue, Jackson, CA during normal business hours.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Early Start Preschool Social Group - Beginning Sept 25

Early Start Preschool Social Group
Beginning September 25, 2012
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3—5 year old from Noon - 1:00 P.M.
Children 5 and older from 1:00 - 2:00P.M.
Classes held at First 5 Amador, 975 Broadway, Jackson,
Intake Assessments will be held on September 18, 2012
Call 209-728-2184

Does your child have difficulty playing with others?
Do they get frustrated when asked to share their toys?
Do you worry that they are not making friends at school?
Are you constantly trying to help them get along with other children?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then your child may benefit from this early start preschool group!
We will be working on:
  • Teaching play skills
  • Initiating play with peers
  • Taking turns
  • Decreasing frustration,
  • Working with the family to generalize skills to home.
  • Utilization of video taping to document growth and for utilization of strategies for use at home and school.

Skills will be taught through the child’s preferred activities. Parent participation will be encouraged!
Call Cristi at 209-728-2184 for more information or to sign up!Sponsored by Mind Matters. Space provided by First 5 Amador

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Library Event: "Gourd Ornament Workshop" - Sat Oct 6

AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY 
Event and News

Event:      Saturday October 6th     “Gourd Ornament Workshop” 

This is a fund raiser for the Amador County Library

Learn to make 4 gourd ornaments for any of the Holidays.

Cost:  $35 (tax deductible).  Make checks payable to:   The Friends of Amador County Library


Registration:  Now until October 5th at the library

Time:  from 10am to 4pm
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Where:  Agriculture Center  12200B Airport Road, Martell, CA


There will be a $10 fee for all materials needed that day, paid to the gourd artist for all 4 classes.  Please bring an apron and small brushes if you have them.



News:  The Amador County Library now has WiFi available during our open hours.

Amador County Library is located at 530 Sutter St. Jackson, CA 95642    phone  209-223-6400

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FACL Fall Book Sale - Oct 12-14

The Friends of the Amador County Library will hold its Fall Book Sale on October 12,13 & 14 at the American Legion Hall at 12134 Airport Rd , Sutter Creek/ Martell at Hwy. 49 across from the Italian picnic grounds. Thousands of books, audio books and audio visual materials in every category will be sold at bargain prices.

Friday, Oct 12 4 pm – 7 pm (reserved for FACL members or those who join)
Saturday, Oct 13 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 14 11 am – 3 pm (half off day)
 
Proceeds from the sale benefit the Amador County Library
For more information, contact Larry  at 209-274-2123

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY - Programs for September 2012


On-going programs:

Just Knits will meet Monday September 10th from 10:30AM until Noon. Open to everyone who knits or is interested in knitting.  They meet the second Monday of every month.
Picture Book Story Time will be restarting Thursday, September 13th at 10:30AM and continues every Thursday.
For any questions please contact us:
Amador County Library
530 Sutter St.
Jackson, CA 95642

Saturday, August 25, 2012

AAUW Amador Branch Fall Kick-Off - Fri Sept 14

The Amador branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will have their fall Kick-Off meeting on Friday, September 14, 2012.  Current, New, and Prospective members are welcome to attend and meet the 2012 Board, find out about this season’s programs, and enjoy an evening of food and drink.  There will be a special presentation from this year’s Tech Trek 8th grade scholarship winners on their experiences at Science Camp.  AAUW was founded in 1881 and is the nation’s leading organization advocating equity for women through education, philanthropy, and research.   For more information on the Kick-Off meeting, or to join AAUW, please contact Nancy Street at 209-295-1273 or streetjb@volcano.net.

 The 2012 AAUW Tech Trek Scholarship Winners.  From left to right:  Angelina Grubb, Jessica Gonzales, Sara Clausen, and Nicole Acevedo.  Not shown is Alexa Kerr



Raley's Reach Nomination for "Sutter Creek Elementary"


 Sutter Creek Elementary School applied for and was accepted to the Raley's Reach competition. Voting opened on August 22nd and goes until August 31st.

Sutter Creek Elementary is up against much larger schools since we are in the Sacramento region. Is there anyway that you can blast the website link and voting information to the community? 

The winner is determined completely by community votes!

It is my understanding that the money from the award would almost completely fund the PE program for the year, or can be used to supplement  arts and music programs! The school is facing bigger budget cuts than last year (they have no aids and PE money is frozen for now, and possibly being cut altogether). So that on top of the lack of arts and music funding puts a big stress on the school and on its Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

VOTING INFORMATION:
Raley's Reach awards will decided by the community - so you'll want to promote your nomination to get as many votes as possible. Below is a link to your Raley's Reach webpage where visitors can vote for your nomination.

http://www.raleys.com/reach/2530177

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Plymouth After School Program - Tues, Wed & Thurs


A great place for kids to hang out after school. Experienced program leaders offer homework help and lead fun activities and games! Go on field trips occasionally too! Available for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the whole school year. Located at Lodgehill in Plymouth. Please contact Jessie Larsen at (209)223-6349 orjlarsen@amadorgov.org for more information.

California Connections Academy Announces New Principal to Lead School Serving Bay Area and North San Joaquin Valley

Principal Don Ogden joins new California virtual school – serving Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties – for the 2012-13 academic year

RIPON, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2012) — Connections Academy announces the hire of education veteran Don Ogden as principal to lead its new California virtual school serving students in San Joaquin and surrounding counties. Kicking off its first academic year this fall, the tuition-free online public school is currently enrolling K-12 students in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties. As principal, Ogden will lead the school’s dedicated staff of teachers, administrators and support staff in delivering to students Connections Academy’s proven virtual school program and individualized approach to learning.

Ogden brings 15 years of experience in elementary administration and teaching, and several accolades for outstanding achievement. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken National Educator of the Year Award in 2002 and has led schools recognized for outstanding student achievement nationally and in California, including the following honors: National Blue Ribbon School, National Distinguished School, California Distinguished School, California Achieving School as well as Exemplary School, and School on the Move.

“Helping students reach their full potential is my greatest passion,” said Ogden. “I am honored to lead our team of exceptional teachers and staff as we deliver an innovative and proven education option through which a wide range of students can thrive.”

Ogden added that one of his team’s first tasks will be to develop an individualized lesson plan for each student. “We look forward to getting to know our new students and their Learning Coaches through this one-on-one process, as well as at our beginning-of-the-year party and open house this month.”

Chartered through Ripon Unified School District, California Connections Academy @ Ripon gives students a flexible learning environment with a challenging curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards and is taught by state-certified teachers. Students in all grade levels socialize through group labs, clubs and activities; school-sponsored events and field trips; and LiveLessons, which are virtual classrooms where students can communicate with peers and teachers in real time. California Connections Academy @ Ripon’s first day of classes is Aug. 27.

“Don is known throughout the education community for using assessment data to shape instructional strategies and establishing programs that monitor and improve students’ individual progress and successes. This, coupled with his proven background in developing learning organizations that support all students to learn and meet the highest performance standards, makes him an excellent addition to the team and a highly qualified leader for our new school in north central California,” said Joanna Royce-Davis, board chairwoman of California Connections Academy @ Ripon and dean of students at University of the Pacific.

Prior to joining California Connections Academy @ Ripon, Ogden served as principal at Camellia Basic School, in Sacramento, where he was also involved in district-wide planning committees and mentored new administrators. Ogden holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from California State University, Stanislaus, and a master’s degree in education from the University of La Verne.

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. California Connections Academy @ Ripon is authorized under state law by the Ripon Unified School District. For more information, please visit California Connections Academy @ Ripon. The school’s teaching center is located in Ripon (580 N. Wilma Ave., Suite G).

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About Connections Academy
Connections Academy is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual schooling for students in grades K through 12. Through tuition-free public schools, and full-time and part-time private school programs, Connections Academy delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. In the 2012–13 school year, Connections Academy will serve students in 22 states via 24 virtual public schools. It serves students worldwide through the online private school, National Connections Academy. Connections Academy offers grades K through 12, though some public school programs do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com. Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).

Monday, August 20, 2012

ACUSD-Foothill Charter School Board Meeting - Wed Aug 22

Board Meeting and Petition Consideration
On Wed Aug 22 at 6:30 PM, County Administration Building, Jackson, the Amador County School Board will meet to discuss the future of the Foothill Charter School. The Board and the Community will be able to ask questions. The public is invited to come and participate.
For more information, contact foothillcharter@yahoo.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

Amador Community College Foundation - Thurs Aug 16


ACCF Agenda 8/16/2012
Amador Community College Foundation
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
DATE: Thursday, August 16, 2012
LOCATION: Sutter Hill Transit Center
117 Valley View Way, Sutter Creek
TIME: 2:30 PM Regular Meeting of ACCF
Discussion/Action Items:

1) Organization: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a) Madeleine: report on outreach efforts
b) John: account balance of federal grant
c) Karen: account balance at Amador Community Foundation
d) John: adoption of current board members to serve through the end of the December, 2012.

2) Curriculum Access: Discussion and Possible Action to Approve
a) Dixie: recommendation of interview committee regarding .5FTE IT Technician for open access lab
b) Karen: update on course enrollments for ACTC fall courses

3) Partnerships &

4) Facilities: Discussion only
a) Madeleine: report on facilities committee meeting with ACOE regarding open lab at Amador Learning Center
b) John/Charles: update on grand opening date of Sutter Hill Transit Center; demonstration of tech capacity for Sutter Hill Transit Center

5) Marketing: Discussion only
a) John/Charles: discussion on potential joint marketing efforts for ACTC and ACCF
b) Karen: distribution of rate sheets from media advertising sources for non-profits (TSPN, Amador Ledger Dispatch, Helen Foraker Advertising)

6) Finance: Discussion only
a) Karen: set a date for next finance committee meeting to work on draft business plan
Committee Member Initiatives (Non agenda items reported/suggested by members)

ADJOURNMENT: Until September 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Note: Special location for this meeting.

2012-2013 ACUSD School Calendar

School begins Monday, August 13

Click link below to view 2012-2013 Calendar (pdf)
http://www.amadorcoe.org/Calendar/Colored%20Calendar%2011.pdf

Playgroups Rescheduled


Attention local parents of toddlers:

The Resource Connection’s Playgroups were originally planned to start up again on Monday, August 13. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are pushing it back a week. Playgroups will now start up again during the week of August 20.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 223-1624. See you soon!

Erika Simmons
Provider Coordinatoresimmons@
theresourceconnection.net
(209) 223-1624

The Resource ConnectionEngaging Families.
Empowering Communities.
Enriching Lives.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mountain Oaks: First Day of School is Aug 22

The first day of school will be August 22nd.
Please see our website: http://www.mountainoaks.org for details.

Volunteer Opportunity: 4-H Wants YOU!


Wed Aug 8 - 4-H can trace its roots to the early part of last century when County Extension Offices were trying to increase knowledge among local farmers. The County Extension Offices began teaching youth about new and innovative farming practices, hoping their parents would take notice, and they did. Over the years 4-H has evolved to become one of the largest positive youth development programs in the nation. It has grown to offer projects for five to eighteen year olds in pretty much any topic imaginable.

Recently Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, and Tuolumne counties pooled their resources to form the state’s first Multi-County Partnership, the UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra. Together we are working to improve the lives of young people throughout the region, while keeping our county 4-H identities. The Central Sierra 4-H program is looking to build capacity by increasing the amount and types of projects offered to youth in our four counties. Do you have a passion you want to share? Do you love kids? We provide training and support so you wouldn’t be doing this in the dark. We are adding projects in all four counties. Possible projects may include robotics, cultural arts, soap making, entomology, ballroom dancing, and so much more.

We are currently seeking volunteers to donate 2-3 hours a month helping youth explore their spark and passion. Being a 4-H volunteer is a rewarding experience for both the adult and the youth. Initial commitment is a few hours of training about learning styles and teaching techniques, fingerprinting, and an annual enrollment fee ($15 for 2012/13). Not interested in teaching kids, but still want to be a part 4-H? We have many volunteer opportunities that support local youth, but don’t have direct interaction with them. If you are interested in being a part of this amazing organization please contact JoLynn Miller, 4-H Advisor for the Central Sierra Region by email (jlmiller@ucanr.edu) or phone (209-533-5686). Remember no experience is necessary, but a passion for inspiring youth is required.