Veronica Morris owner of Water Art Design stands with the San Cayetano Robotics students in T-Shirts that she created for the team. Two teams of four students will compete on March 17th at JPL in Pasadena. The students worked after school starting in January and the students picked which of their peers would represent them at the competition. Fillmore Sunrisers Rotary donated funds to take care of transportation and incidentals for the one day competition . This is truly exciting for San Cayetano to be part of this new adventure.
Veronica Morris owner of Water Art Design stands with the San Cayetano Robotics students in T-Shirts that she created for the team. Two teams of four students will compete on March 17th at JPL in Pasadena. The students worked after school starting in January and the students picked which of their peers would represent them at the competition. Fillmore Sunrisers Rotary donated funds to take care of transportation and incidentals for the one day competition . This is truly exciting for San Cayetano to be part of this new adventure.
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March’s San Cayetano Peacebuilders are shown with Fillmore Middle School principal Todd Schieferle.
March’s San Cayetano Peacebuilders are shown with Fillmore Middle School principal Todd Schieferle.
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San Cayetano students show off their Personal Success Award certificates.
San Cayetano students show off their Personal Success Award certificates.
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Miranda Vasquez won the Perfect Attendance Award for March.
Miranda Vasquez won the Perfect Attendance Award for March.
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On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, San Cayetano School recognized good citizenship and character at their Peacebuilder Assembly for the month of March. Mr. Todd Schieferle, principle of Fillmore Middle School, came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being a good citizen can help not only the students, but others around them in their community. Roman Torango and Ian Overton, the San Cayetano ASB President and Vice-President assisted Mr.Schieferle in handing out the Peacebuilder certificates. The Peacebuilders for March are: Bailey Dietz, Soraya Negrete, Ray Thompson, Emma Ocegueda, Matthew Henschel, Jennifer Martinez, Mariah Garcia, Eva Vieyra Saldana, Trevor Scott, Shyleen Chavez, Alex Venegas, Jorge Hernandez, Joel Garza, Stephanie Magana, Arturo Garcia, Anabel Herrera,Tyler Stump, Sandra Gonzalez, Abby Sanchez, and Angelica Mercado. At the upper grade assembly, Roman then announced to the students that the Rainbow Foundation is sponsoring the San Cayetano Character Counts Award of a $100.00 savings bond. Sara Uridel, was chosen by the fourth grade teachers as a model of outstanding behavior, responsibility, and kindness to the other students. She was recognized with a certificate and the savings bond. To conclude the assembly, Ian reminded the students to turn in their Perfect Attendance tickets. Each month all students who come to school, each day, on time, are given an orange raffle ticket. The students place their tickets in a box and one ticket is drawn. The student whose ticket is drawn is given a backpack full of supplies. Each month, the tickets will be put into a larger box that will be kept until the end of the year. In June, Mrs. Marholin, the principal, will draw from the tickets to give away two new bicycles. Miranda Vasquez won the Perfect Attendance Award for March.

 


 

The Space Shuttle Café is landing at San Cayetano on March 24th for the Second Annual Family Science Night. Come be part of this fun filled evening of hands-on science activities. This event is open to all local elementary students. You may pre-order dinners or just buy when you arrive. All of the activities are no cost. This family centered evening is sponsored by San Cayetano staff and the NASA Team. Mountain Vista Parents will host a bake sale at the event. Some of the events include: balloon rockets, human bubbles, gliders, and the following agencies will be here with activities: Ventura County Astronomical Society, Dept. of Water Resources, California Oil Museum, UCSB Physics Circus, Mobile Marine Lab, SBVC Dental Care Foundation, NASA-JPL, United Water Conservation District, California Condor Recovery Program and Channel islands National Park. Come join us for a great evening. Dinner begins after 5PM and the activities are from 6-7:30PM.

 

The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 

Many parents have chosen to take advantage of the afterschool program, Bridges, offered in Fillmore Unified School District. Now in its third year, the program serves over 400 students, providing a safe place from the moment school gets out until 6:00 PM. It is possible because of the California After School Education and Safety Grant known as ASES.

The staff of 24 energy driven young people are motivated to put together a high quality program, many hoping to go into education as a career. The program focuses on homework and academics with a hands-on, entertaining emphasis that is different from the school day. The SPARK PE program has been implemented at the sites and the kids are using equipment they would not have had. We have also added a Language Arts program called Lit Art at the elementary schools and Choices at the Middle School. As well as a social component called Second Steps that talks about how to get along and solve problems. CONTINUED »

 

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Check Please
Check Please
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Dr. Fritz
Dr. Fritz
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VENTURA: The Ventura College Theatre Department will present four one-act plays directed, produced and acted by student thespians at the Ventura College Theatre on the weekends of March 26 (preview show), 27, and 28, and April 2, 3, 4, and 5. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Admission to the final dress rehearsal to be held Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. is free and open to the public. In addition to the free preview performance, the performance on Thursday, April 2 at 8pm is also free to the public. Tickets are $7.00 general admission and $5.00 for students, staff, and seniors. Tickets are available at the door one half hour prior to each performance.

The four one-act plays are:

• Always by Jon Jory, directed by Chris Hull, a story of the joy and excitement that a budding relationship entails and the seemingly inevitable effects of time;

• Ten Thousand Cigarettes by Alex Broun, directed by Hillary Asbury, an exploration of the addiction, fantasies, and consequences of smoking;

• Check, please by Jonathan Rand, directed by TJ Mora, a series of dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse; and

• Dr. Fritz; or the Forces of Light by David Ives, directed by Kevin Bass, a tourist’s adventurous journey to find the mysterious Dr. Fritz, who supposedly can cure anything.

For additional information, call Professor Jay Varela at the Ventura College Theatre department at 805.654.6400 ext. 3194 or by email at jvarela@vcccd.edu. The general information number for the VC Theatre is 805.654.6392.

 

Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 

VENTURA: In celebration of National Week of the Young Child, the staff and students at the Ventura College Child Development Center are pleased to invite the public to their “Family Fun Day” to be held at the Center on the Ventura College Campus, Sunday, March 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is planned and presented by the students of the Ventura College Child Development instructional program.

The Child Development Center is located on the corner of Telegraph Road and West Campus Way, in Ventura. Free parking is available in the lots next to and across the street from the Center.

The event is for children 18 months old through eight years old and their families. The fees are $4.00 per child, 18 months and older, and $2.00 per adult. Tickets are available at the door. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Food and cold drinks will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will go toward new playground equipment and materials for the children’s center. A great afternoon for children 18 months thru 8 years and their families… Come ready for lots of hands-on play including art, science, woodworking, bubble play, pretend play, and so much more!

For additional information, call Robin Douglas, Child Development Center Supervisor at (805) 648-8930.

 


 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009

5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA

The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.

5:15 p.m.

I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

II. ROLL CALL

III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.

IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting.
• DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
• School District Pupils (Education Code 35146)
o Expulsion Case Number 08-09-07 CONTINUED »

 


 
Deputy Ragsdale demonstrated self-defense strategies to The “S” Club.
Deputy Ragsdale demonstrated self-defense strategies to The “S” Club.
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Fillmore High School has approved a new club for the students, The "S" Club. The "S" Club of Fillmore High School 's objectives are: 1.To be of service to the school and community. 2. To cooperate with school authorities in creating a school environment with high standards and ideals. 3. To prepare members to assume leadership in the business and professional world.
The "S" Club motto is Service, Leadership and Friendship. The "S" Club will allow the girls to be of service to the school and the community while developing their leadership skills and building friendships.
The "S" Club is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fillmore. This group of business and professional women is dedicated to causes concerning women and girls! The members of the "S" Club will be meeting and getting to know the women in the Soroptimist Club, as well as networking with other Soroptimist clubs around the country and the world!
Now more than ever, girls need the support of the community to be successful. The club is girl driven and there will be plenty of opportunities for the members to use and develop their leadership skills.
Our first speaker was Deputy Erika Ragsdale, the topic was self defense. The response from the students has been great. Over 23 girls attended our first presentation by Deputy Erika Ragsdale, the topic was self defense. Deputy Ragsdale was informative, captivating the attending of all the members present. She welcomed questions from the group, demonstrated some self defense strategies and stressed to the girls to always be smart, use our common sense and do things in groups, never alone.
The "S" Club will be meeting during lunch time in room 45. Mrs. Juarez is our advisor. Please contact her or Pres. Oralia Herrera at magnoliares@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

 


 
Capture Yourself in a Bubble

Come to San Cayetano’s Second Annual Family Science Night on March 24th from 6-7:30PM. This is a free event for all elementary students in Fillmore and Piru. The purpose is to engage students and their families in free hands-on science activities. The San Cayetano NASA Team and school staff are hosting this great event for the students in our local community. The Space Shuttle Café will be here at 5PM to serve dinners all evening. If you wish to pre-order a dinner, please come to the San Cayetano school office. Come see our science fair, video-conferencing and robotics. Make a balloon rocket and measure and impact crater! These things and much, much more! We look forward to seeing you on March 24th.

 
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is continuing its commitment to community disaster preparedness education by reaching out to the schools in Ventura County.

On February 27th, Sheriff Bob Brooks sent 170 letters addressed to Ventura County elementary and middle schools principals encouraging them to join the effort in promoting disaster preparedness and assisting the children of our community in becoming educated, trained and better prepared. A Ready Kids Activity Book was also enclosed with instructions on how to obtain free copies for children enrolled in the schools. The Ready Kids Activity Book was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in an effort to educate children on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies. CONTINUED »

 

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 p.m. – SPECIAL MEETING

BUDGET STUDY SESSION

627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the
word materials appears.
5:15 p.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the school board. State law prohibits the board from acting
on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific
topics at subsequent meetings.
IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for
Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7
and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at
this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting.
• DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
• Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6) CONTINUED »

 
Piru students pump fists to simulate heart beats.
Piru students pump fists to simulate heart beats.
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Marlene Garcia, Jasmine Vasquez, Xochitl Ruiz, Yulizza Aguilar and Jovanny Figueroa lead the Kindergarteners in jumping jacks.
Marlene Garcia, Jasmine Vasquez, Xochitl Ruiz, Yulizza Aguilar and Jovanny Figueroa lead the Kindergarteners in jumping jacks.
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Fourth grade students take turns jumping rope.
Fourth grade students take turns jumping rope.
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Sheri Smith from the American Heart Association encourages students to eat healthy foods.
Sheri Smith from the American Heart Association encourages students to eat healthy foods.
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Fifth grade students wait in line to see how low they can go.
Fifth grade students wait in line to see how low they can go.
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Piru School got a ‘jump start’ on March’s National Nutrition Month last week. Sheri Smith, a representative from the American Heart Association, arrived at Piru School bringing rump rope activities and enthusiasm to promote Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart is a national educational fund-raising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Funds raised will support lifesaving heart and stroke research while teaching students the value of community service.

First, Piru students participated in a discussion on how their heart works and the value of healthy eating habits. Then the entire school participated in center rotations that included jumping rope, jumping jacks, jumping relays and the Limbo. Sheri not only got hearts pumping but challenged Piru students to eat right and skip soda and chips for the month of March.

Students who accept the challenge and succeed will have their names placed in a drawing. A Barnes and Noble gift certificate awaits the healthy winner.

 
Save the Date!

As part of their NASA Program San Cayetano has the ability to video conference live around the world. San Cayetano will host its Second Annual Family Science Night and Science Fair on March 24th from 6-7:30PM. Come talk to Steve who will be video conferencing live from the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena! Come experience the Mobile Marine Lab and learn about our local sea creatures. Some of the agencies that will have hands-on exhibits and activities for all students will be: UCSB Physics Circus, Ventura County Astronomical Society, Dept. of Water Resources, California Oil Museum, SBVC Dental Care Foundation, Robotics, United Water Conservation District,California Condor Recovery program, Channel Islands National Park and also returning this year are those famous balloon rockets and big, big bubbles! This is an evening open to all elementary students in the community to have fun with their families and learn about science! The Space Shuttle Café will be serving dinner from 5PM. You may come to San Cayetano’s office and pre-order a dinner! We look forward to seeing you March 24th!! There is no cost to participate in the science activities.

 

Applications are now available for the FILLMORE WOMEN'S SERVICE CLUB Educational Scholarships. Any graduating High School Senior who resides within the Fillmore Unified School District and is continuing on to a College, University or Trade School can apply. Applications are available at Fillmore High School or by telephoning Susan Banks at 524-1470.

 

The Grizzly Challenge Academy is now taking applications from students for next semester. This popular military-style, self esteem boosting program located at California National Guard base in San Luis Obispo admits students who are deficient in credits, have low G.P.A.’s or want to get away from negative influences. The program is 5 1/2 months long and students can earn home passes. Mentors and parents can visit, too.
Grizzly is an accredited through Paso Robles School District. A student can earn between up to 45 credits in 5 ½ months time. The majority of students come back with a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA!
There are counselors on site, students are taken on field trips and exposed to a variety of community service-oriented opportunities, including helping senior citizens and beach clean-ups.
Several students, both males and females, have successfully graduated from the Grizzly Youth Challenge program and have come back to graduate at their Ventura County Schools. This excellent program worth over $17,000 is FREE to males and female students ages 16 through 18½ who turn in a completed student and mentor application. CONTINUED »

 

Ventura College is pleased to announce its annual “Art, etc. Yard Sale,” to be held on the Patio between Buildings CRC and SAB (formerly CR and H) on the Ventura College Campus, Monday, March 9th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Your Junk is Another’s Picasso” is the motto of the Annual Sale, which is sponsored by the Ventura College Friends of the Arts, a non-profit subsidiary organization of the Ventura College Foundation. Membership in the organization includes professional artists from the community, present and past faculty and alumni of the College and any person interested in raising funds for art students.

The public is invited to participate and support the scholarship fund in two ways:

Donate art stuff – anything remotely related to art is welcome. Bring items to donate to Room SAB-1 on the campus on March 8th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Tax deductible receipts are issued upon request.

Come and buy your treasures, cheap! The public is invited and there is no charge for admission. All moneys raised from this sale will go to support awards for the art students at Ventura College.

For additional information, call Alisa Moore, Public Information Officer, Ventura College at (805) 654-6462.

 
34 from Fillmore and Piru

Nine hundred twenty two students have been named to the Ventura College Dean’s List for the Fall 2008 semester, according to Dr. Robin Calote, college president. Thirty four are from the Fillmore and Piru communities.
To earn this honor, a student must have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average (GPA) while carrying 12 or more units.

Those students so honored are:

Fillmore: Sarah Adams, Jonathon Avila, Bree Castro, Jennifer Chavez, Julio Chavez, Alexander Cisneros, Kelly Cone, Diana Cruz, Benjamin Doktor, Eddie Enriquez, Marisol Garcia, Jessica Gonzalez, Nicholas Hernandez, Jah-Leesa Huerta, Monica Hurtado Sandoval, Alyssa Lopez, Cecilia Magana, Denise Magana, Vereniz Magana, Jonathon Martinez, Justin Murray, Jumpei Nakayama, Kimberly Nance, Elaina Olague, Destiny Ortiz, Gisela Ramirez, Erika Reyes, Amanda Silva, Jamie Taylor, Ma Valdivia, Brandi Webb, Farrah Zavala,

Piru: Sara Lara, and Ileana Tamayo.

 

We are looking for adults, and high school students to come and help with the judging of our Science Fair projects. For those of you who participated last year, thank you. We will be holding the event on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. The Science Fair will be after school, the Space Shuttle Café will be here about 5:00pm. The activities will be from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Judges would need to come between 2:45 and 3:00. If you needed to be a little later, that would also be okay. It usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to judge all of the projects, but if you can only give us 30 minutes, we would appreciate it. Rory Maus will provide you with a quick overview of the judging form, a clipboard, and pen when you show up to judge that afternoon.

In conjunction with our science fair, San Cayetano School is planning its Second Annual Family Science Night- This year open to all students in the community!!! We are so excited to be planning this event, for not only our students, but the entire community. There will be more than 10 hands-on activities, and the Space Shuttle Café will be here to provide dinner, San Cayetano’s Science Fair will be on display, and much more to come. This is sure to be the biggest hands-on community event for students and families ever in Fillmore!!! Look at what agencies will be here with hands-on activities starting at 6PM: Mobile Marine lab , NASA Videoconferencing with JPL, Robotics, Channel Islands National Park, Dept. of Water resources, California Oil Museum , UCSB Physics Circus, SBVC Dental care Foundation, United Water Conservation District, California Condor Recovery Program And the Ventura County Astronomical Society!!!

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009

5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members
where the word materials appears.
5:15 p.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting
on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of
specific topics at subsequent meetings.
IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate
for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7
through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete
Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the
end of the regular meeting.
• DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
• School District Pupils (Education Code 35146) CONTINUED »

 
Luke Myers and Dillon Galarza.
Luke Myers and Dillon Galarza.
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Luke Myers
Luke Myers
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The Area 5 spelling bee included schools from Santa Paula, Fillmore, Briggs, Mupu, and Santa Clara districts. Luke Myers along with Sabrina Vasquez, a 13 year-old student from Mupu, were both declared the winners after spelling all of their words correctly. Dillon Galarza, a fourth grade student from Sespe Elementary, is the alternate for the county bee. The county bee is on March 9 at 6:00 p.m. at California State University Channel Islands. There will be representatives from 10 area bees competing. The winner of that competition will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Fillmore is proud of both Luke Myers and Dillon Galarza for all their hard work and for representing Fillmore so well! Please come out and show your community support at the county bee!