Kids & Pets
March 27, 2017
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Monte Vista Elementary Penngrove Elementary John Reed Elementary University Elementary School Lawrence Jones Middle School Lawrence Jones Middle School Dogs need at least 15 hours of sleep per day Penngrove Elementary Lifeskill award winners for March 8 College choices at Waldo Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for March 7 Penngrove Elementary Lifeskill Award winners for March 1 Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for Feb. 28 John Reed Elementary Citizens of the Week for March 7 Are you ready when an emergency arises? Displaying fine art Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for Feb. 21 John Reed Elementary Citizens of the Week for Feb. 28 Evergreen Elementary Lifeskill Awards winners for March (4th-5th grades) Waldo Rohnert Intermediate Lifeskill Leaders for the week of Feb. 27 Thomas Page Academy Lifeskill Awards for February Hahn Elementary Intermediate Lifeskill Awards (3rd-5th grade) for February Middle School Career Fair slated March 16 Local students show off their talent Local students to compete in Future Chefs on March 15 Honors for Zeidler It’s imperative you keep tabs on your pet’s weight STEAM and Literacy standouts Random act of kindness Older animals prove hardest to adopt out Hahn Elementary Lifeskill Awards (Kindergarten-2nd) for February Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for Feb. 14 Evergreen Elementary Lifeskill Award recipients (1st-3rd) for February John Reed Elementary Citizens of the Week for Feb. 21 Penngrove Elementary School Lifeskill Award winners for Feb. 15 University Elementary Lifeskill Award recipients for the week of Feb. 21 John Reed Elementary Citizens of the Week for Feb. 14 Tech Science Fair champ Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for Feb. 7 Penngrove Elementary Lifeskill Award winners for Feb. 8 Positive message at University Elementary Here’s a story about three dogs and three owners Happy Birthday Greylin Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for Jan. 31 Penngrove Elementary Lifeskill Award winners for Feb. 1 Thomas Page Academy Lifeskill Awards for January Waldo Intermediate Lifeskill Leaders for the week of Feb. 6 Whale watching an incredible experience Penngrove School Additional Lifeskill Award winners for Jan. 25 Penngrove School Lifeskill award winners for Jan. 25 Penngrove School Lifeskill Award winners for Jan. 18 Waldo Intermediate Lifeskill Leaders for the week of Jan. 30 Monte Vista Elementary Student Builders for Jan. 31 Allowing older pets to leave with dignity Hahn Elementary Lifeskill Awards for January (Kindergarten-2nd grade) Hahn Elementary (3rd-5th grade) Lifeskill Awards for January Fee increase at shelter was long overdue John Reed Elementary Citizen of the Week winners for Jan. 31 Evergreen Elementary Lifeskill Award recipients for January (fifth grade) John Reed Elementary Citizens of the Week winners for Feb. 7 Thomas Page Academy spelling bee winners John Reed Elementary Citizens of the Week for Jan. 24

“Give Kids a Smile” event

February 3, 2017

Community Action Partnership Sonoma County (CAPSC) will hold its 13th annual “Give Kids a Smile” event. As a result of CAPSC’s dental programs and their community partners, more than 9,400 children have received preventive dental services. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and in Sonoma County this weekend, Feb. 3-4, more than 220 dental professionals will provide free dental services to more than 450 children from struggling and low-income families at 11 sites countywide.  It’s all part of an effort that offers dental exams, kindergarten screenings, cleanings, fluoride applications and, if needed, same day treatment of painful cavities.

Dental volunteers of the Redwood Empire Dental Society and the Redwood Empire Dental Hygienists Society are working to increase access for low-income children to critically needed dental care and promote greater public awareness.  Here are some things parents can do to keep their children’s teeth healthy:

• Children should see a dentist no later than their first birthday. 

• Help your children brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

• Help your children floss once a day.

• Provide healthy food and drink options to your children that are low in sugar.

• Visit a dentist regularly to address any tooth decay before it develops into greater health issues.