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District wants feedback on schedule for schools

The Eugene School District is moving to a standard schedule and consistent calendar for all schools in 2018–19, and the district wants to hear from members of the community about their views on school schedules and what ­various changes would mean for them.

Parents, students, staff members and ­community ­members are invited to talk with school board members, learn more about the draft schedules under discussion, and provide feedback at a ­community forum from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ­District Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Translation for ­Spanish speakers will be provided.

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Gathering honors work of education authority

Merrily Haas has been the face and voice of the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children for more than 35 years.

The public is invited to honor Haas for her years of work and dedication to the early childhood community.

The event is in coordination with the annual Professional ­Development Institute Conference at Lane Community College on Friday and Saturday.

Across the state, ­Merrily has touched the lives of people, organizations and early childhood advocates. She has provided leadership for the early learning and care community.

She has positioned ­OregonAEYC into being a strong stakeholder in Oregon’s campaign for the welfare of children, families, early childhood practitioners, and others who influence the lives of children.

The event is at 5 p.m. Friday at the Oregon Electric Station, 27 E. Fifth Ave., Eugene. It’s $12 per person for appetizers and no-host bar.

Registration next week for Laurel Elementary

Laurel Elementary School, 1401 Laurel St. in Junction City, will be holding registration for incoming kindergarten students the week of April 23-27.

Parents who want to register their child should bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address. Children entering kindergarten must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1.

For more information, call 541-998-2386 during office hours, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Marimba band to play fundraiser for orphans

The Village School will host a fundraiser for the Maru-a-Pula Orphan Scholarship Fund, which covers tuition, ­boarding, travel expenses, ­clothing, medical aid, ­stationery and toiletries for 20 orphans.

One in 6 ­children in sub-Saharan Africa is an orphan; in Botswana, it is closer to 1 in 5.

The fundraiser will be a benefit concert performed by the Maru-a-Pula Marimba band with Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center’s Chapwititi Youth Ensemble and the Village School’s eighth grade marimba class.

It will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 24.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the Maru-a-Pula Orphan fund. Tickets for the event are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger.

The event will take place at the school, 3411 Willamette St. For more information, visit ­maruapula.org.

LCC offers class to help seniors make transition

Lane Community ­College offers a free transition-to-LCC course to any Lane County high school senior.

RTEC 101 Gateway to College & Careers is designed for high school seniors planning to continue their education at LCC after graduation.

The course helps ­students decide what ­certificate or degree they would like to pursue and prepares them to be ­successful in the transition from high school to LCC.

RTEC 101 is offered every fall, winter and spring.

Learn more at lanecc.edu/rtec/rtec-101.

For additional ­information or to register for a May 2018 section, contact Brenda Williams at 541-463-3443 or ­williamsb@lanecc.edu. Seats are limited.

— Alicia Roemeling

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