A Week at Catalina Island

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Upper El has returned from their annual trip to the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI), and they sure had a blast! Students had close or hands-on encounters with eels, sharks, seals, algae, bison, deer, sting rays, squid and more! Amy Sandqvist, co-owner of FMS and a long-time FMS parent, was along for the (sometimes nauseating) ride. Here is her day-by-day synopsis:
After a long nauseating boat ride, we arrived and went straight for a snorkel. The water was 68 degrees! We ...
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Lower El Visits Gilcrease Orchard

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Last week the Lower Elementary classes went on a fun- and sun-filled field trip to Gilcrease Orchard, 60 acres of fruits, vegetables and good old-fashioned dirt right here in Las Vegas.

Vickie Winkel, Head Teacher from E2, reports:

“We had such a great time on this field trip! We had the chance to pick Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples. We were pulled around the farm by a big tractor — what a great hayride! We stopped halfway ...

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Don’t Miss the Book Fair!

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Don’t miss out on the chance to snap up some great new books at the FMS Book Fair. All proceeds support the PTO.

FMS Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, October 3 — Friday, October 5

7:45am – 5:30pm

Stopping by campus for a parent-teacher conference? Check out the book selection while you’re here, and feel free to bring your child along. From 11:30am to 5:30pm ...

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Let’s Save the Libraries!

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Because of the decline in property assessed value and related tax revenues, libraries in the city of Henderson have had to cut staff, hours, programs and materials. Without an increase in the library tax rate, two libraries will have to close completely and further reductions and eliminations will occur.

The proposed annual tax increase of $.02 (2 cents) will help offset the 30 percent loss of library revenue and help keep the libraries open and functioning at their current level.

Tom Fay, ...

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