Clark County Cooperative Extension will offer the Child Safety and Welfare program during the second fall session at the Valley View Recreation Center. This program is designed for parents to increase their awareness and knowledge of safety and welfare issues including child abuse and anger management. The program runs four consecutive Wednesdays starting Oct. 30, 2013. The Valley View Recreation Center is located at 500 Harris Street, Henderson. For more information, call Olga Soto at (702) 257-5567
CCSD families are invited to view an exhibit of children's book illustrations Sept. 18 through Nov. 30 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth Street. For details, call 229-1012 or click here.
The State Treasurer’s office announced on Sept. 9, 2013 that in line with National College Savings Month, the required minimum amount to open an SSgA Upromise 529 college savings plan account has been lowered to $15 from the previous minimum of $250. The move aims to encourage more Nevada residents to save for college.
Clark County Cooperative Extension will offer the Child Safety and Welfare program during the first fall session at the Valley View Recreation Center. Classes will be held four consecutive Wednesdays, starting Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m. The program aims to increase parents’ awareness of issues including child abuse, anger management and positive guidance. The Valley View Recreation Center is located at 500 Harris Street, Henderson. For more information, call Olga Soto at 257-5567.
Students who attend CCSD schools, or those who need immunizations for enrollment in a CCSD school, are eligible for services at School Based Health Centers. For more information, call 799-7461.
Parents and guardians of CCSD students can apply for free or reduced-cost school meals the easy way -- online. Doing so is quicker, simpler and more convenient than paper applications, and approvals are faster. Also, the service is free of charge. Visit www.ApplyForLunch.com.
CCSD nurses say if any of the signs and symptoms noted below is present, your child should be kept home. He or she may be contagious to other students and recovery time may be slowed. If symptoms persist, you may want to contact your licensed health care provider:
- Elevated temperature (100 degrees or greater)
- Persistent headache
- Inflamed or sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- Unexplained rash
A CCSD spokesman urges parents to “leave a little extra time” when dropping off their children at school in the morning. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, traffic congestion at schools creates hazards for motorists and pedestrians.
Time is running out for students to obtain required immunizations for the new school year, set to begin Aug. 26. The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school immunizations at its public health centers, and is offering extended hours for immunizations during the last two weeks of August. For details, call 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info.