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    Jun 1, 8, 9, 15, -23 ~ Vamos a Nadar - Kids swim lessons 5+ while parents receive water-safety training. English & Spanish. Reg. req’d. 9a-12p, Sonoma County, Various Locations, INFO: Calendar/Vamos-a-Nadar-2019-06-01/
Jun 3 - Jun 7 ~ Healdsburg Jazz Village Campus - A fun, interactive, music and art experience for children PreK ~ 5th grade. Pre-Reg req’d. Free, 9a-12p, West Plaza Park, 10 North St., Healdsburg, 707-433-4644,
Jun 5, 16 ~ Family Farm Chores - All ages welcome. Reg req’d. Free, parking $7, 8:30a-10a, Tolay Lake Regional Park, 5869 Cannon Lane, Petaluma, 707-789- 9699,
Jun 9 ~ Child in the Wild: Family Fun Day - Celebrate nature, parks and the Southeast Greenway. Free, 1p-4p, Howarth Park, 630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa,
- 9-12 noon, Ages 4-11 years $10 per child or $25 per fam. Scholarships avail. $10 a week per child or $25 for a family, Presbyterian Church of the Roses, 2500 Patio Ct., Santa Rosa, 707- 542-4272,, office@
Jun 13, 18, 19, 20, 27 & -Jul 2 ~ iRead Stories - Combine a love of reading with a love of outdoors. FREE, Reg req’d., 1p- 3p, Various Locations, Sonoma County, landpaths/eventList.jsp
Jun 23 ~ Junior Ranger Program: Outdoor Skills: Learn from Ranger Ryan. $5, $7 Parking, 3p-5p, Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, 13839 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, 707-433-1625, parks. Outdoor-Skills-Water-Safety-101/
EDUCATION cont’d on page 53
FULL INFO on our WEBSITE Calendar
Outdoor Movies
Jun 7 ~ Free Summer Movies in the Park - The Goonies - A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. Free, 8p-10:30p, LaPlaza Park, Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, facebook. com/events/2761449067413552/
Jun 11 ~ Movies in the Plaza: Spider- Man - Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - Bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks and cozy up to a fun outdoor movie with the family. Free, 8:45a-10:45p, West Plaza Park, Matheson Street and Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, imdb. com/title/tt4633694/parentalguide
Jun 10 - Jun 14 ~ VBS/Mini Day Camp
Jun 8 ~ Cartoonist: Ana Aranda- Meet, watch, and talk to illustrator Ana Aranda. $5-$12 (included in price of admission), 1p-3p
Charles Schulz Museum
 Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa, 707- 579-4452,
Children’s Museum
1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, 707-546- 4069, noons/,
thru Jul 23 ~ Sensory Friendly Afternoons ~ Sensory Friendly Afternoons exclusive to families of children with special needs. FREE, Pre- registration required, 12-5p
Jun 8 ~ Art Jam ~ Art Jam! is a monthly visiting artist series in Ella’s Art Studio where families are invited to create art with a different artist each month! $12, Members FREE, 1-3p
SEE Library Events ONLINE - Calendar - Family - Library @
  Names of a few of those districts: Lindsay Unified, Sanger Unified, in the Central Valley, and Long Beach Unified, all in California. Taylor County Schools in Kentucky. Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville in North Carolina. Blue Valley in Kansas. Vancouver in Washington State. Menominee Falls and Oconomowoc in Wisconsin. Aldene in Texas. Gwinnett County in Georgia.
  So what’s a parent to do: Read up on what’s happening. Google those districts. Or use search terms like “personalized learning,” “flipped [or blended] classroom,” or “social and emotional learning.” Or read the education section in your local paper. Talk to your kids (if you have some still in school) about what they are doing, and what works and what doesn’t. Get involved
in the school PTA/PTO or foundation to find equally interested people to
talk to. Go to school board meetings and talk to your school board members. Encourage experimentation with some of these new ideas. Don’t punish teachers, administrators, or board members merely because a new idea does not live up to expectations; merely encourage them to learn from their failures what to do better.
Here’s one thing we’ve learned about students. They have to believe that by working hard, they will succeed. Without that faith, they will never rise. You need the same thing. Believe there is something better out there. If you believe, you will read, you will talk, you will demand, you will vote – and, at the end of the day, you will succeed.
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