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June 1, 2011

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J��� 1, 2011 New Walkway provides shade for hikers Take an early morning walk along N. Plymouth in Quartzsite and you’ll fi nd yourself among many friends. The new path was completed last month and is really creating talk around town. The town is exploring grant options for another walking path on the west side of town, near the Elementary School. Be sure to check out the thousand year old tree just north of the Courthouse. There is a new walking trail along with a new sign showing the way to the ancient Ironwood tree. Preschoolers visit QES Submitted by Lisa DeHaven QUARTZSITE, AZ- The Little Scholars students that will be in kindergarten next year recently spent the day with their new teacher, Mr. Kalbach, at Quartzsite Elementary. Mrs. DeHaven accompanied her students to QES for a fun fi lled day with Mr. K and the kin- dergarteners. The eight Little Scholars were in- volved in reading a story, drawing a picture, playing games, playing on the big playground, and eating lunch with Mr. K and the members of his class. The entire staff at the school, espe- cially Ms. Debbi Peterson, provided a warm welcome for the little ones. The secretary is such an important part of the school and is usually the fi rst per- son the students and the parents see upon entering a school. The Little Scholars had a positive ex- perience during their “fi rst” day of kin- dergarten at QES! The Arizona Dept of Education, along with First Things First, encourage the schools and pre- school staffs to work together in this transitional phase for children upon entering the kindergarten programs in Arizona. Thank you, Mr. K , for allowing us this transitional experience. Mrs. DeHaven and Daniel, Desirae, Georgia, Chloe, Kaniece, Yeira, Nayeli, and Kyla ���.D�����M��������.��� P��� 19 FATHER’S DAY: JUNE 19, 2011 The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spo- kane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her fa- ther, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the fi rst Father’s Day celebration — 101 years ago, June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The fi rst presidential proclama- tion honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent. (from Now Accepting Applications 2011-2012 School Year! Fast FACTS… for the Open to students in grades 7-12 College Preparatory Curriculum including Fine Arts and Physical Education • All students who meet the state and school’s graduation require- ments receive an Arizona state certifi ed High School Diploma • Curriculum is accredited through the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools • All graduates are eligible to apply to post secondary institutions including colleges, universities, trade schools and the military • Tuition Free! Funding is provided by the State of Arizona, students do not have to pay. • The Scholars’ Academy is a PUBLIC school providing free public education to all students who apply • The school is accountable to all state and federal, general, academic and fi nancial requirements. Dedicated, Experienced, Fully Certified & Highly Qualified Teachers ON-SITE PRESCHOOL Call the school for more information or to set up a campus visit! NEW INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY • National Honor Society • S.A.D.D • Odyssey of the Mind • Student Council • Full Competitive Sports Program with Multiple STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS! The Scholars’ Academy 560 E Coyote St, PO Box 3475, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 928-927-9420 “Educating the community’s youth since 1996”

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