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School Bulletin: Rotary completes dental program

Woodcreek's robotics team needs donations
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Rotary completes dental program

The Rotary Club of Roseville recently completed its 2013 Miles of Smiles dental education and prevention program at Kaseberg Elementary School. As part of the program, a health educator presented to second- and fifth-graders on good dental hygiene, how to care for their teeth and why sealants are important to prevent cavities. Afterward, children whose parents signed a permission slip were examined by Registered Dental Hygienist Loni Reno, who placed sealants on healthy molars to prevent future cavities.

Program co-founder Roseville Rotarian Ruth Burgess said since 2001, more than 5,000 local students have been screened and received more than 7,000 sealants. The Rotary started the program after learning that access to dental health care was the No. 1 health program in Placer County.

Roseville Rotary funded this year’s program at Woodbridge, Cirby, Sierra Gardens and Kaseberg elementary schools. If a student needs emergency dental care, Rotary has partnered with Sacramento-Sierra Dental Society so the student is treated by a dentist regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

Robotics team needs donations

Woodcreek High School’s robotics team, the Robowolves, is seeking donations to fund their trip to St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics world competition April 24 to April 27. The team earned the Rookie All-Star Award during a regional competition at the University of California, Davis, in March, which qualified the students for the next level. To donate, send a check payable to Woodcreek Robotics to Woodcreek High School, 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747. For more information, visit http://robowolves.com.

GBHS student organizes book drive

Granite Bay High School student Annina Hanlon is organizing a book drive for her campus’ Future Business Leaders of America Club. The group is collecting new or gently used books appropriate for elementary-age children until Tuesday, April 30. Students and community members may leave their book donation in the large box located in the school’s front office. The books are being collected for Reading Partners, a national education nonprofit that works with schools in low-income communities, including 11 campuses in Sacramento.

Nominate a teacher

Image Orthodontics in Roseville and Sacramento is asking students in local schools to nominate their favorite teacher for a chance to win a pizza party for their class. The winning teacher will receive the Image Orthodontics Apple Award and dinner, as well as a $100 gift card for school supplies. Students should write a letter detailing their teacher’s exceptional commitment to education. The letter should also include: student’s name, phone number, email address, school name, grade and teacher’s name. Submit your nominations on the Image Orthodontics Facebook page, email it to rachelle@imageorthodontics.com or mail or drop off at any Image Orthodontics location by Tuesday, April 30. For more information, call (916) 419-9939.

Have news for the school bulletin? Email your campus news and events to reporter Sena Christian at senac@goldcountrymedia.com.