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Environmental learning for educators

This Thursday, Nov. 15, teachers are invited to Park City School District Office from 4 5 p.m. for an environmental learning session with Recycle Utah. Executive director, Insa Riepen, and outreach director, Lola Beatlebrox, will present on topics such as, "Recycling in Spanish," "Changes to the Global Climate," and "Harvesting Trees as a Crop." To RSVP, contact Lori Gardner, director of curriculum and instruction, at lgardner@pcschools.us .

Dads and Donuts

The first Dads and Donuts of the 2007-2008 school year will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8:15 a.m. in the classrooms of McPolin Elementary School. Dads can come and read to a small group of children in their child/children’s classroom. Donuts, drinks and books will be provided. For more information, contact Nancy Barth at (435) 649-0165 or nancybarth@comcast.net .

Winter Sports School graduation

The Winter Sports School will hold graduation on Friday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. at Prospector Lodge and Conference Center. The guest speaker is Eric Heiden, a former long track speed skater who won an unprecedented five gold metals in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Seniors Abby Stanislaw, Charlie Reynolds and Erika Vikander will also speak. For more information, contact the Winter Sports School at (435) 649-8760.

Junk food rule recommendation

The Utah State Board of Education met on Friday, Nov. 9, and gave preliminary approval to a new rule that would require school districts and charter schools to develop policies for the sale of vending machine food in schools. The rule offers guidelines on the types of food that should not be available, but does not require them to end the sale of junk food. Final approval will likely come during the Board’s meeting on Dec. 7. For more information, contact Luann Shipley, child nutrition director, at (801) 538-7513.


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