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Save the dates for Woodland Schools Foundation's spring events

Save the dates for Woodland Schools Foundation's spring events

..Mary Mast, Ashley Tenhunfeld and Gabbie Humphrey raise funds for Woodland schools at last year's Burgers & Brew dinner and auction. This year's Woodland Schools Foundation event will take place at 6 pm on Thursday, April 17, at the Woodland Community Center. Courtesy photo... This spring, dine, bid, golf and listen to country music ..... Read More

Elementary School Science Fair Help Program on February 15

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes elementary age students to the Science Fair Help Day on Saturday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Children's Activity Room.

Graduate students from the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Davis, will guide students through the science fair path.  From explaining the scientific method, to developing a question, to finding information sources to support an experiment, these science-passionate graduate students will help elementary age students kick-start their science fair project.  They will even show off an exciting experiment or two!

“Join us for an afternoon of science fun while we help kids get excited about science!” says Judy Wexler, population biology graduate student at UC Davis.

Farm to School Workshop January 24

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Department Agriculture, along with over 20 event co-sponsors, is hosting a farmer/school food service educational workshop on January 24 at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute. The workshop will focus on building a stronger infrastructure for farm-to-school sales in Yolo and Sacramento counties through the use of a distributor/aggregator.

The workshop is expected to attract food service professionals, farmers and policy experts from around Northern California, as well as representatives from co-sponsoring organizations including, the California Farm Bureau, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Farmer Veteran Coalition, California Department of Education and the Greenwise Joint Venture.

Free Homework Help this Winter at the Davis Branch Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, invites students to drop in to the Homework Center for free tutoring and homework help between January 6 and March 10 on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 

The Homework Center, located in the Children’s Activity Room, provides tutoring for all subjects up to ninth grade, as well as high school math.  Transition to High School Math and Algebra I are available both days while advanced math tutoring will be available only on Mondays.  Advanced math includes Introduction to Analysis, Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Pre-Algebra, Trigonometry, Algebra II and Geometry.

“We hear from parents that their children love the tutoring provided by college students and appreciate the opportunity for their children to complete their homework after school rather than after dinner,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.

Free Financial Aid Workshop for College Bound Teens January 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library will host a free financial aid workshop for teens and their parents on Sunday, January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.   Independent college adviser and owner of Davis-based The Right College for You, Jennifer Borenstein, will speak to college-bound teens and their parents about the financial aid process and changes in the application process this year.  She will address the different types of federal, state and private aid options, who is eligible and how and when to apply for financial aid.

“With the rising cost of higher education, college-bound teens and their parents need to be informed about all the financial support options available to them,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “They can start their information gathering by attending this free workshop on January 12, specifically designed to help teen college applicants navigate the often complex financial aid process.”

Free Computer Assistance on Thursdays at Davis Branch Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, has welcomed a team of volunteer Davis Senior High School students on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., to provide the community with basic computer help.

This free assistance, provided by Davis Senior High School juniors Drew, Wilson, Richard and Pranish will cover general computer skills, such as logging onto library computers; setting up and using e-mail accounts; attaching, resizing and printing pictures; watching DVDs; and accessing the Yolo County Library’s digital media collection, powered by OverDrive, to download eBooks and audiobooks.

Yolo County Day Reporting Center Hosts Inaugural Graduation Nov. 19

Many former offenders struggle to find success because the transition to life after incarceration is difficult.  There are a variety of challenges, such as a lack of job training, lack of a high school diploma or equivalent, and the absence of valuable life skills.  The Yolo County Day Reporting Center, which opened in February 2013, provides vocational training and life skills programs designed to provide former inmates and offenders the skills needed to find and keep a job.  On November 19, noon to 2:00 p.m., the inaugural class of the Yolo County Day Reporting Center will be honored for successfully meeting many of these challenges and completing the core components of the transition program.  Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto will be the keynote speaker during the graduation which will take place at the Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center located at 1280 Santa Anita Court in Woodland.