School bulletin: Health fair to serve families in need

GBHS choir still needs funds; Woodcreek hosts Fiestaval
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Health fair to serve families in need

Five local school districts are sponsoring a free Health, Education and Resource Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Roseville High School, 1 Tiger Way. The event targets families in need, but all families are welcome to attend. Representatives from Acres of Hope, Placer Coalition for Teens, Placer Food Bank, Head Start and more will be on site. Dental, vision and medical check-ups will also be available. A pancake breakfast will be provided from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

GBHS choir still needs funds

Granite Bay High School’s madrigal choir is fundraising to send 10 students to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall. They need to raise $18,000 and have earned more than $2,000 as of press time. The choir will host a formal dress sale and singing event from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, at Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet, 1551 Vineyard Road in Roseville.

Woodcreek hosts Fiestaval

Woodcreek High School is hosting the second-annual Fiestaval from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. in Roseville. The free event is meant for an audience of all ages. Fiestaval celebrates cultures represented both on campus and in community.

An exhibition in the cafeteria includes booths with businesses, artists and student clubs offering a taste (both literally and figuratively) of their cultures. Performances will start at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater to showcase the rich diversity of the people in the region.

Contribute to ESF through online auction

The Eureka Schools Foundation’s 19th-annual Auction Gala takes place Nov. 5 and serves as the largest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $175,000 in each of the last five years.

This year’s event is sold out. But community members can still contribute through the related online auction. Items include restaurant gift certificates, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, kids birthday parties and more. The auction runs through Nov. 10 at

ESF raises money to support the district’s seven schools. The funds pay for libraries, music education, band and choir, teacher training, computer technology, Spanish language education and junior high athletics.

Kids shine at ‘Geography Day’

Sargeant Elementary School in Roseville hosted Geography Day on Oct. 19, treating their students to a full day of geography-related activities. Geography is no longer taught as a single subject, but is covered in history classes. On this day, geography was center stage.

“Frequently the kids that struggle academically or behaviorally really shine and have an opportunity for success during this event,” said teacher Christina Bartell. “I saw students actively engaged and learning about landforms and sports geography.”

The played geography bingo and a create-the-states puzzle, made a compass rose and built dioramas of various biomes. Fourth grade teacher Janine Henning organized the event, and parent volunteers staffed geography stations.

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