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March 19, 1997, Cloverdale Ravolllo, Pago 5 focuses on education, economic ,pment in her first bill package &apos;member Virginia {D-Duncan Mills) 1997 Legislative with a focus on and economic devel- l'he bills reflect the have i I stand for," said Strom- AB)676 increas- to classrooms by re- 2alifornia to all elementary and sec- School classrooms with bill also requires school Itofind alternative place- disruptive students. s teachers get ac- i emergency help, families to teachers and stu- ) the informs- ,," said who has taught at Wright Elemen- Santa Rosa. example of the benefit 'Homework Hotlines' *Parents call the classroom recording about assignments,'; she Strom-Martin also AB 791 #hich reau- the "Demonstration of in Public Educa- a five year-old which sunsets air Year. Selected schools re- grant money to enact pro- including: hiring prep offering multi-age win Oakland 42-0 and played the Vipers beating them victory, six in a 16 points end and taekleT- offen- wide receiver and Fred Os- guard. have a chance to see March 22 at 2 pm at Fairgrounds. children $3. All pro- go to the Shriner's Hospi- great cause and fun to See you there. classes and variation on the tra- ditional school day. In the area of economic devel- opment Strom-Martin intro- duced several bills designed to assist small-business owners. "Small businesses provide cru- cial jobs throughout California, these bills cut taxes and red- tape for family-scale businesses and start-up businesses. AB 27 will cut the Franchise Tax Board's assessment by 50% for small businesses," said Strom- Martin. AB 60 requires the Sec- retary of State to set-up a Single Point Start-up Center for indi- viduals starting new business- es. "With the help of a 1-800 number we intend to save new entrepreneurs unnecessary vis- its to bureaucratic offices," said Strom-Martin. Strom-Martin serves on sev- eral committees vital to the First Assembly District including the Education Committee, Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and Budget Committee. "These committee assignments ensure that my time in Sacramento will be spent on issues important to the First Assembly District. I'm especially pleased to be on the Budget Resources Sub-Commit- tee," said Strom-Martin. More than anywhere else in the state, protection of our natu- ral resources is vitally linked to the success of the North Coast's economy," said Strom-Martin upon introducing three bills that will help protect and promote the natural resource base of the north coast. AB 1464 will help citizens protect pristine Califor- nia waters. This bill will also promote al- ternative sewage disposal projects at three sites through- out the state. AB 1315 will pro- tect and promote the state's fisheries and fish habitat. AB 868 will help us gauge the status of farmland protection efforts throughout the state," said Strom-Martin. AB 705 will hold the state to the same standards for waste reduction required of local gov- ernments by Assembly Bill 939 (passed in 1989). "We protect the environment and assist local governments in meeting their goals at the same time", said Strom-Martin. The bill would also promote the purchase of "green" building materials by state agencies. To assist local governments Strom-Martin has introduced several bills. AB 1223 exempts certain city, county, or special districts from paying a fee for processing fingerprinting com- munity volunteers. AB 2X, the Strom-Martin bill designed to assist financially strapped local governments by paying the non- federal match for disaster relief will be heard in the state Senate on March 11. Stephanio Mlttelstadt, Vice President of Soroptimist Inernational of Cloverdale is pictured hero presenting a check for $200 to Family Service President Ellse Black. The Soroptimists have raised nearly $2,500 this year lelllng Sea's Candies at Christma,s Valentine's Day and now for Easter. All proceeds benefit Family Service, CARE FourKiagon, Boys and Girls Club and the Scholarship Funds. The SoropUmists will Nil See's Candies for Easter in front of Clover Market and the Post Office beginning March 22. :-%:-:- ' :,i,//.: .k::,/'.:(: > ' ..:,:%." ,,-:,-"S,::-' " ;:;::!-,':::.,- / : 1997-98 Classroom Configuration " Parent Input forms for next year's class placements will be distributed in May. Due to the extreme changes in staffing .at Jefferson, parents are asked not to put the names &specific teach- er requests on the forms. This year, five new teachers were hired. Next year, five to six posi- tions will be filled. That makes almost half the staff new to Jef- ferson. Besides the new teachers, sev- eral tenured teachers may be making grade level teaching as- signment changes. It will be impossible to know who will be teaching where by the time new classes need to be set up. This year, class sizes were re- duced in K, 1st, and 2nd. Next year, the School Board has ap- proved class reduction in third. Mrs. Plumley knows that it is difficult for some people to change the tradition of "choos- ing a teached' by writing choices on the input form. She is not aware of any schools in the coun- ty that take individual parent requests for teachers. Not all requests were able to be met in the past because of factors including the student's achievement level in readingand math; social maturity and be- havior, the ability to work inde- pendently, academic needs, boy/ girl ratio in class, counseling needs, limited English proficien- cy, special education, parent sup- port and first ten requests per teacher. Our goal at Jefferson School is to provide the best education possible to all of the students. Balanced classrooms are neces- sary in achieving success. Your input form is valuable and will be used to place your child. Par- ent surveys taken in the spring and fall will monitor the satis- faction rate of this plan and help decide the future of teacher re- quests. Just before school be- gins, your child will receive a Artists sought for L% i rr ,,Stud0o Tour progra Sonoma County visual artists are invited to apply for partici- pation in the 12th annual AR- Trails Open Studio Tour Program, October 18, 19, and 25, 26. The annual event is spon- sored by the Cultural Arts Coun- cil of Sonoma County. Deadline for application is June 1, 1997. For more information and to receive an application call 579- ARTS. welcome letter from his/her new teacher and class lists will be posted. Oh no, not againl We have discovered a smatter- ingofhead lice cases in the class- rooms at Jefferson School. Classroom teachers are taking special pi'ecaution s in the rooms to prevent infestation. Thank you to parents for your continued diligence in checking your child at home and treating cases. The Lice-Buster Book by Lennie Copeland has good ad- vice for stoppinglice. The follow- ing is an excerpt from the book: "Did you really remove all the nits? Did you reapply the pedi- culicide after seven to ten days as instructions on the package? When you applied the treatment, had you thoroughly towel-dried your child's hair or was your child's hair wet, hence diluting the medication? Are you sure you covered the entire head or did your child squirm so much that you may have missed a spot? Did you wash your child's hats, clothes and linen? Have you in- structed your child in ways to avoid reinfestation from others at school. If you can answer yes to all these questions, there is a treatment of last resort which is to leave the shampoo on your child's head for one hour. Rinse thoroughly and meticulously comb out the nits. This is sure to work and it is perfectly safe. Bralnwave Brainwave Day is Thursday, March 20. Students and staff are excited about answering grade level questions that will raise funds for the classroom, nonprofit agencies and the CARE Foundation. Please make sure your child brings in his/her pledge sheet and donations on March 20. Please collect flat pledges and turn them in to school as soon as possible. The CARE Foundation will do a mailing for other pledg- es. Thank you for your support. "The future of the world and our country is not being settled by world-leaders, presidents, ambassadors, legislators, but by parents." Author Unknown ..< ..... ..., ./ :<=> This has been a wonderful fund- raiser and we are looking for- ward to a fantastic finish. TV Turn-off We hope you are enjoying imaginative family activities during TV turnoff week. Did you know that more American house- holds have TV sets than indoor plumbing? TV Guide is the best selling periodical in the United States, selling more than 17 mil- lion copies weekly? By the time the average child graduates from high school, he/she has spent 13,000 hours in school and 20,000 hours watching  Only 20% of books published are actually sold. The average American parent spends two hours per week read- ing to their child and 30 hours watching TV. More than half the nation never reads newspa- pers. Halfa page in a newspaper contains more words than an entire television news broadcast. The average American child spends less than four minutes per day reading for enjoyment. 60 million American adults are functionally illiterate. The Unit- ed States ranks 49th in literacy- -Japan first. By the time a child is 18, he or she has watched 25,000 murders on television. One out of every five American children will grow up to be illit- erate. Books and Beyond Reading Night Books and Beyond Reading Night will be Friday, March 21. It will start right on time at 6:30 pm and will end at 7:30 pro. The children must be accompanied by an adult and may come in their pajamas. They should bring a blanket, pillow, flashlight and one or two favorite books. We will have "guest readers", and do the Hokey Pokey along with enjoying a snack. It is al- ways a fun evening and we hope you and your student will plan to attend. Students attending will receive credit for one read- ing sheet. DIRT CHEAP PLANE TICKETS, PACKAGES. CRUBES (707)824-2550 I 307 South Main Street. Sebastopol DIRT CHEAP TRAVEL  The Thatcher Inn Invites you to our Family Night, Wednesday, March 19th  Cabbage W/Boiled Whole Potatoes (1/2), Carrots, Salad, Soup Du Jour ,@@ Braised Lamb Shanks, Butter Boiled Potatoes, Carrots, Salad, Soup Du Jour for just $9.95 per person z=. Pastachio Pudding_  7Tze (TT-tfr Inn S. Highway 101, Hopland --., (707)744-1890 _ ) ARE YOU INTERESTED IN: Saving Thousands of Dollars on Probate Fees? 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