Education Briefs for Dec. 5 through Dec. 12
Zions Bank treelighting
Throughout the state, elementary school students will take part in the 42nd year of Zions Bank’s Lights On tradition. The Park City School District will also participate. McPolin Elementary students will make ornaments, decorate a tree, and sing carols inside Zions Bank’s Park City office, located at 1100 Snow Creek Dr., on Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m., according to a press release. Teachers, parents and Zions Bank employees will gather with the students in the branch’s lobby for the "Lights On" ceremony where the bank will present a contribution of $300 to the school. More than 60 Utah and Idaho elementary schools will participate in Zions Bank’s Lights On celebration this year, the release continued. A number of Zions Bank offices have invited students from special needs classes and Title 1 schools to decorate the trees in their lobbies.
Science Fair mentoring
Parley’s Park Elementary School is scheduled to host a science fair mentor session for students from when school releases at 3:05 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSD Open House and PTSO meeting
The Weilenmann School of Discovery is scheduled to host an Open House and School Tour Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This event is open to the public. Visitors are invited to take guided tours of the school, including classes in session. Information regarding program and registration will be available. The school is also scheduled to hold a Parent-Student-Teacher Organization meeting Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:45 a.m. in the school auditorium. The meeting is scheduled to last from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and topics that will be discussed include presentations from by Officer Chad, the WSD Resource Officer, on Internet safety and cyber bullying. The Weilenmann School of Discovery is located at 4199 Kilby Road in Park City. For more information, call 435- 575-5411 or visit http://www.wsdpc.org.
Sweetheart Gala tickets to go on sale
Community members will have their first opportunity to buy tickets to the 9th Annual Sweetheart Gala Thursday, Dec. 13, hosted by the PCHS Music Department and the Park City Education Foundation. The event is a big band dinner and dance fundraiser for the Park City High School bands. The event is scheduled to be held Friday, Feb. 8 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and will feature the PCHS Varsity Jazz Ensemble. Tickets prices range from $50 for individual tickets to $600 for a premium dance floor table. To purchase tickets, call 435-615-0235 or visit http://www.pcef4kids.org. All contributions are tax deductible. The PCEF is currently seeking goods and services to be donated to opportunity drawings during the even.t To donate, contact Lyn Eckels at 435-655-5457.
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