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School bulletin: Cirby kids to walk to school

Preschools accepting students
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Cirby kids to walk to school

Cirby Elementary School will participate in its inaugural National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 3 as part of their goal to be the first school in the Roseville City School District to apply to the HealthierUS School Challenge. This program is a voluntary initiative established in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to recognize schools that create healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign incorporates this challenge in encouraging fitness in kids. All Cirby students will walk to school and receive a free breakfast and celebration upon arrival.

Jessup adds biology major

William Jessup University recently announced it will add a biology major beginning in spring 2013. The campus will offer expanded course offerings across the sciences, including chemistry, physiology and the introduction of new programming in pre-med and pre-allied health. The university also welcomed Dr. Ted Tollner as a full-time associate professor in biology. He holds a doctorate from the University of California, Davis and will become department chair once the major launches.

The three largest majors declared by incoming students at Jessup this fall are business, psychology, and liberal studies or teacher education. The university offers 17 majors and 26 concentrations.

Preschools accepting students

Placer County Office of Education offers preschool programs for 3 and 4-year-old children, who learn reading, science and math, social skills and creative skills. Classes run three hours a day during the school year. Children with disabilities are welcome. There is a sliding scale for fees with no charge for most families. Nutritious snacks are provides. Local sites now enrolling include Cirby Preschool and Woodbridge Preschool in Roseville. For more information, call (530) 745-1380.

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