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School bulletin: St. Albans donates 1,200 books

Free summer lunches available
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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St. Albans donates 1,200 books

Students at St. Albans Country Day School in Roseville donated 1,268 books to the Sacramento Reads program on June 5. They collected the books over a two-week period, after a visit from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who spoke about the importance of education and literacy at an assembly for fifth- through eighth-graders in May. Sacramento Reads is a 10-year initiative to ensure all children in Sacramento can read at grade level by the end of third grade.

Free summer lunches available

Free summer lunches offered through the Roseville City School District are available to all children 18 years old and under Mondays through Fridays beginning June 18 at the following Roseville locations: Woodbridge Elementary School, 515 Niles St.; Cirby Elementary School, 814 Darling Way; Sierra Gardens Elementary School, 711 Oakridge Drive; and Roseville Police Activities League, 110 Corporation Yard Road. On Friday, June 22, North Roseville REC Center will begin the program. The center is located at 313 High St. For more information, call (916) 771-1675 ext. 248.

RJUHSD to receive help

National University recently received a $1.97 million grant over five years for its School of Education from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition. The grant will allow the university to assist pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educators who work with students with limited English skills in meeting California's new Common Core State Standards. Roseville Joint Union High School District is one of seven districts that will receive professional development opportunities.

GBHS grad named Discus winner

Granite Bay High School graduate Kristen Bryant has been named a Discus Award winner for the 2011-12 school year. She was recognized for her achievements in community service, arts and academics. The Discus Awards is a national program that honors high school students who excel in three of 10 key attributes. Kristen is now eligible to win a $2,000 National All-Around Student Scholarship. To learn more about Kristen, visit www.DiscusAwards.com/winners.

Grants for redwood education available

Save the Redwoods League seeks education grant applications from schools and nonprofit organizations that can provide redwood education in and out of the classroom. The league will award up to $100,000 total in grants to fund redwood education programs and create opportunities for diverse groups of people to visit and learn about redwood forests. The deadline is June 29. For more information, visit www.savetheredwoods.org.

"The education grants program plays a key role in the mission of Save the Redwoods League to protect redwoods by making it possible for people of all ages to learn about these forests," said the league's Director of Science Emily Burns.

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