Santa Monica, a Lifelong Learning Community
Lifelong Learning Community News - DECEMBER 2007...
Hooray! December begins with the very first annual Public Schools Week, December 2-9. Come see our schools for yourself!
All Santa Monica and Malibu public schools invite the public to come and see firsthand what’s happening in our local schools. Each school is hosting a Coffee with the Principal, a short presentation and a school tour. All schools are in session so you’ll be able to see the teachers and students in action. I think you’ll be pleased and impressed by what you see.
Everyone parents, alumni parents, residents, neighbors, supporters, grandparents, future parents - is invited and encouraged to attend. The high quality of local public schools is a direct result of our full community’s support. They are truly our schools. Come visit!
Here’s the schedule:
Santa Monica Pre-K and Elementary Schools:
Wednesday, December 5, 10:30amMalibu Elementary Schools:
Wednesday, December 5, 10:00amMiddle and High Schools
Tuesday, December 4, 10:00amPublic School Week is part of a new and vigorous communication effort initiated by our new PTA Council President Rebecca Kennerly with the cooperation of the school district and the help of some extraordinarily talented and committed PTA volunteers who are also professionals in communication. Special thanks to Richard McKinnon who edited the World Class Public Schools newsletter which was distributed last week through The Santa Monica Daily Press and The Malibu Times. This newsletter is full of impressive and inspiring facts and most of it was written by SMMUSD high school journalism students.
SMMUSD is also redoing their website. The new, improved website will be ready in mid January at www.smmusd.org
SMC recently updated their website to make finding classes and enrolling even easier. The events format has been reconfigured. Each day’s events are now posted on the home page. For a three month overview, click on “more” which will take you to a page where, on the right hand menu, you’ll also be able to find SMC events listed by category. Check it out at www.smc.edu
Other news and events:
Santa Monica’s water is now fluoridated! This safe, effective, and well established public health benefit has been a long time coming and will greatly improve the dental health of all Santa Monicans, especially children and older adults.
If you or your children are currently taking fluoride supplements, please contact your dentist or doctor as they may no longer be necessary or desirable.
Santa Monica’s very own, very family friendly, ice skating rink is now open.
Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
5th & Arizona
$10 fee includes skate rental
Have you visited SMC’s new Second Space yet? There are several great free performances planned for December:
Saturday, December 1, 7pm
The Watkins Family Hour brings together an amazing and rare convergence of some of the best Blue Grass players in the country! The group includes Gabe Witcher (Jerry Douglas Band), Sean and Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and special guests.
Saturday, December 8, 7pmEnjoy this Holiday Cabaret concert with this local, loved duo in some of the funniest and most treasured songs of the holiday season concluding with a group sing-a-long!
Saturday, December 15, 7pm
Otmaro Ruiz Group is one of the finest Instrumental Latin Jazz groups around. Ruiz mixes the complexities of jazz with rhythms of his native country, Venezuela. The group includes gifted Cuban musicians Carlito Del Puertos (Bass) and Jimmy Branley (Drums).
And last, but not least, we need to keep thinking about how we can all get to these wonderful events...
Thursday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, East Wing
1855 Main Street
Join the City of Santa Monica for a citywide Transportation Workshop focusing on how transportation can help meet the community's goals of sustainability, affordability and active recreation.
Discussion and opportunities for participant feedback will focus on:
Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.; the program will start at 6:30 p.m. Participants are requested to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 458-8341 in order to ensure an accurate refreshment count.
Please check out the lifelong learning community calendar at http://smllc.org/calendar.html - reformatted to make less work for me but still provide you with quick and easy access to the amazing range of lifelong learning opportunities available right here in our very own community!
Enjoy the holidays!
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