Sen. Merkley to hold meeting on education
Senator Jeff Merkley will hold a "tele-town hall" meeting at 6 p.m. today for educators, parents, students and community members interested in discussing protecting education jobs in Oregon and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Merkley is an original co-sponsor of the Keep Our Educators Working Act, under consideration in the U.S. Senate. The Act would provide $23 billion to extend the State Fiscal Stabilization aid from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to save or fund education jobs.
For Oregon, the act would provide an estimated $270 million to protect more than 4,000 education jobs. Merkley also will discuss changes to modify the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, otherwise known as No Child Left Behind.
To participate, call 877-229-8493; the access code/PIN is 15228.
Open house to honor service providers
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield School District will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brattain House, 1030 G St., to celebrate the efforts of service providers from the district, city and county. A presentation is planned for noon.
The district is seeking federal funding to bring student and family support services - currently spread throughout the district - together under one roof.
For information, visit www.sps.lane.edu/supportcenter or contact Nicole Reyes at 541-726-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrisburg schedules kindergarten sign-up
HARRISBURG - Harrisburg Elementary School kindergarten registration will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the school library, 642 Smith St. Children may accompany parents to meet the staff, visit classrooms and pick up registration packets.
For information, call 541-995-6544.
Crow to host science fair, open garden
CROW - Crow Middle/High School will hold a middle school science fair in the cafeteria from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The highest ranking 10 projects will be displayed at the Lane County Science Celebration for students in grades 3 through 8, to be held May 3 and 4 at the Lane Education Service District office.
On Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Crow Middle/High School will host an "open garden" to celebrate the planting of the school garden and new native gardens by the middle school horticulture classes and the completion of the garden shed, built by the high school construction class.
The school is at 25863 Crow Road.
Springfield library plans Teen Space
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library will host Teen Space on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Middle school and high school students can drop by to make a wallet from a deck of playing cards, play trivia games, eat a snack, listen to music and chat.
All supplies are provided. The library is at 225 Fifth St. For information, call 541-726-2237.
Student aid application training session set
The Oregon Student Assistance Commission will host FAFSA Friday, a free online training webinar on Friday at 2 p.m. to help college-bound students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Financial aid experts will be available to answer questions about completing the FAFSA.
The FAFSA determines eligibility for need-based federal, state and campus- based financial aid programs, including the Oregon Opportunity Grant.
To register, e-mail contactus@AspireOregon.org. For more information, visit www.CollegeGoalOregon.org.
D'a de los Ni[+ or -]os y los Libros is Saturday
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library will celebrate D'a de los Ni[+ or -]os y los Libros - the Day of Children and Books - Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with bilingual storytelling and games from award- winning children's author Carmen Bernier-Grand, music by El Mariachi Del Sol and dancing by the Ballet Folklorico Infantil, as well as crafts, face-painting and refreshments.
For information, call 541-726-2235.
May Fair set Saturday at Waldorf School
The Eugene Waldorf School will hold its May Faire Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will include games, crafts, art, silk marionette puppet shows, Maypole dancing, cake walks, foods and music by Eric Nicholson, Anton & Mary Cole and the Conjugal Visitors.
Admission is free, though some activities require $1.50 tickets. The school is at 1350 McLean Blvd.
Lifegate students to hold car wash
JUNCTION CITY - Lifegate Christian High School in Eugene will hold a car wash Saturday at Citizens Bank, 955 Ivy St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students are collecting pledges and donations, and every driver will receive a coupon for a 12-oz. coffee at Max Porter's.
For information, call 541-689-5847.