Trash 'n' Treasure coming up Saturday

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Trash 'n' Treasure, the annual community yard sale, takes place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Over 90 spaces have been rented and about 20 are still available, according to event organizers.  A 10-by-25-foot space rents for $45.  For information, contact Letty Vivaldi at stanlettyv@aol.com. The event is sponsored by Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA. Read more » about Trash 'n' Treasure coming up Saturday

June 30 deadline for school tax discount

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Residents who are 65 or over or who are disabled are eligible for a 70 percent reduction in a local property tax that funds school improvement if there are no school-age children living in the home. Qualified residents have until June 30 to apply to Elk Grove Unified School District for the discount.

The school district provides details about the discount in the following press release:

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Santa steps out of a chopper at CRES

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Santa

The Cosumnes River Elementary School got a visit from Santa Thursday thanks to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, which landed a helicopter on a playing field at the school. Santa made his way to the outdoor assembly as more than 500 students chanted, "Santa! Santa!" The students were gathered to present Marines with the toys they had collected for Toys for Tots and Toys for Troops' Kids.  The kids got a chance to check out the copter too.

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Officials respond to problems on school bus

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The sight of an Elk Grove Unified School District school bus, Security patrol vehicles and two police cars at  Murieta South Parkway and Abierto Drive aroused concerns late Monday afternoon. Rancho Murieta Security Chief Greg Remson said Security and Elk Grove Unified School District police responded to a disruption that occurred as a result of a disagreement between the bus driver and students on the bus, which originated at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove.

A disruptive student wouldn’t follow the bus driver’s directions, Remson said. There was no physical altercation and no weapons were involved, Remson said. “They were just screwing around on the bus,” he said. Read more » about Officials respond to problems on school bus

A chance to strut their Halloween stuff

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Harvest Festival

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Costumed students parade past the judges at Cosumnes River Elementary School's Harvest Festival Sunday afternoon. It was a gorgeous day for Halloween fun and food -- sunny and in the upper 70s. Read more » about A chance to strut their Halloween stuff

CRES PTA hosts school board candidates

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The Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA will host candidates for the Elk Grove Unified School District board at its meeting Wednesday. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Community members are invited to attend and meet the candidates. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the CRES multi-purpose room.

The school district is governed by a seven-member board, with board members elected at large for four-year terms.

There are eight candidates running this year for three seats on the board. In Area 7, which includes Rancho Murieta, retired teacher Carmine Forcina and Theresa Beals, a parent, are taking on appointed incumbent Alfred Rowlett. Read more » about CRES PTA hosts school board candidates

Finding Trash 'n' Treasure at a new location

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Trash 'n' Treasure

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Trash ‘n’ Treasure, the annual garage-sale fundraiser, moved down the road this year to the campus of Cosumnes River Elementary School, and Saturday morning’s turnout looked like quite a success.  Eleven-year-old Parker Faeth, above, was one of the customers, buying cherry tomato and bell pepper plants from Sue Sheridan of the River Valley Garden Club.  Instead of the leafy, meandering experience of past years at Murieta Plaza, the new venue allows straight-ahead rows of shopping.  Trash ‘n’ Treasure benefits the CRES PTA. There was a string of booths dedicated to raising funds for Murietan Doreen Ntale, who is battling cancer. Even with all the on-site parking, cars lined Jackson Road in mid-morning.  Also Saturday morning, Murieta Village held its own garage-sale event, right. Read more » about Finding Trash 'n' Treasure at a new location

A CRES fair to celebrate science

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Science fair

Winners of the Cosumnes River Elementary School Science Fair were the center of attention when their science projects were displayed Thursday evening at the school.  Emily Garrison visited with her brother Charlie at his project, a comparison of the bounce in hardboiled eggs prepared with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar -- a timely experiment with Easter coming up. The conclusion: the white vinegar eggs are bouncier. Other projects tackled soil analysis, the effect of soda on teeth, and the cognitive ability of hamsters. The list of first-place winners: Read more » about A CRES fair to celebrate science

Girls' night out -- with Dad

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Father-daughter dance

The multipurpose room at Cosumnes River Elementary School became one huge dance floor Saturday evening as doting dads gamely kept up with their energetic offspring at the Father/Daughter Dance. The annual PTA event’s traditions include impromptu conga lines and spirited performances of “The Chicken Dance” and other time-honored favorites. Read more » about Girls' night out -- with Dad

CRES Harvest Festival sets the stage for Halloween

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The annual Cosumnes River Elementary School Harvest Festival brought hundreds of costumed children to the school Sunday for games, pumpkin rolling, a haunted house tour, face painting, treats (but no tricks) and a costume competition. You're invited to share the fun by clicking on the circle in the center of the photo to start a slide show.

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