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September 04, 2013

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16 Parker After School program for kids and Job Help at Library The Parker Public Library has created an afterschool program for children ages 6 to 14 that will focus on reading, spelling, and vocabulary. The participants will have a stress free reading time, one on one, with an adult or a teen from Youth For Youth from PAACE. Following the reading sessions there will be ipads, kindles, laptops and tablets loaded with learning apps for the kids to play with. The program starts Sept. 3rd and continues throughout the school year, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30. An extra hour, 4:30 to 5:30 will be devoted to special help with spelling/vocabulary and reading. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Come in the library or call 928-669-2622. The Parker Library also provides an ongoing program for teens and adults, Job Help @ Your Library. The Job Help center hours are every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm and every Wednesday, 12:30 to 2:30 at the library. Also, starting Sept. 4th, the instructor will be at the Community/ Senior Center every Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This program helps people with resumes, job searches, or enhancing your computer skills. Our instructor will also help with that new device that you're having trouble figuring out. All programs at the library are free. September 4, 2013 Quartzsite Elementary School news Three Important Ways Parents Can Be Involved In Their Children's Schooling We know that all parents are busy and many do not have time to volunteer at school during the day, but here are three very important ways that all parents should be involved with each of their children's education every year: • Understand what their children are learning and doing in class and reinforce those things at home; • Participate in family math, science, and reading nights at school; and • Use materials to help motive their children to study more effectively or to learn how to tap into children's interests to find things they will want to read. For more information about what your children are learning in school and how to help them at home, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher at Quartzsite Elementary School. Together we can help children be more successful socially and academically. Important dates: Tuesday, Sept 10th Picture Day, Group and Singles. Remember these are the ones for the yearbook! Tuesday, Sept 10th 6pm School Board Meeting @ QES Thursday, Sept 12th Open House at 5:30pm Friday, Sept. 13th NO SCHOOL Tuesday, Sept 17th Constitution Day for the 8th graders Thursday, Sept. 19th Quartzsite School District #4 Governing Board Town Hall re: Bullying. Ehrenberg School, 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! Planning & Zoning meets Sept. 9 Quartzsite Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Monday, September 9th at 2pm at Town Hall, 465 N. Plymouth. Items on the agenda are open for public comments: I. Review and discuss the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Element; the Growth Areas Element; and the Conservation, the Environment and Water Resources Element. 2. Review and discuss the 2013 General Plan Survey of Residents In Progress. Senior Center is open year round! The Quartzsite Senior Center is remaining open throughout the summer. The volunteers serve up a delicious lunch Monday through Friday at 12 noon sharp. The suggested donation is $3/person. Activities abound at the Senior Center this summer. It's a great place to get out of the heat while enjoying new or old friends. The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm. The beautiful facility offers a cool place to play cards, enjoy a good book, play some games or challenge your mind with some puzzles. There's even a pool table, with Wi-Fi available. The Senior Center is in need of some volunteers to help during the summer. If you've got some spare time and would like to get involved, call 928-927-6496. The Quartzsite Senior Center is located at 40 Moon Mountain Rd., Quartzsite.

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