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Thursday, January 22,2009 u
Mark your calendar for Explore UT
Join the University of Texas
for "Explore UT: The Biggest
Open House in Texas!" on
Saturday, March 7 from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, teach-
ers and families are welcome
to attend. The cost is free and
you don't even need to sign
During the event, choose
from more than 350 education-
al activities on campus. Here's
a sample of what is planned:
What FDR Might Tell
Obama: Watch a depression-
era president offer his advice.
Facebook - The Good, the
Bad, and the Ugly: Learn how
to use it safely.
Capture that Gas: Learn
why carbon dioxide is increas-
ing in the atmosphere.
Computer Mapping: Find
your way around the world
using an advanced geographic
information system.
Paradox of the Hungry
and Obese: Learn why many
of the poor are often over-
weight and what can be done.
World: Explore projects such
as sand filters and home-made
Solarean: Check out this
prototype of a solar-powered
Emotional Editing: Learn
how editors use music and
graphics to make films sing
and dance.
Lights! Camera! Action:
Watch University students
rehearse and film a TV drama.
Student Rights: Learn why
schools can prescribe a dress
code without violating consti-
tutional rights.
The goal - to get students
excited about learning and
open their eyes to a bigger
world of possibilities. It's a
great enrichment opportunity
for gifted and talented students
and a great motivator for stu-
dents whose families have
never been to college.
Plan a field trip. Register
your school bus online begin-
ning the first week of January.
Bookmark the website: www.
utexas. edu/ e v ent s/exploreut/
bus. The site will be updated
with new activities by the first
of January and will provide
information about arranging
lunch "where the Longhoms
It's not too late to get
the flu shot
Parents, it is not too late to
get your child a free flu shot.
Please contact your child's
school nurse if you are inter-
ested in having your child vac-
cinated against the flu. This is
a free service and it is available
on your child's campus. Please
do not delay the opportunity to
vaccinate your child today.
Instant piano & guitar
for hopelessly busy
Bastrop Community
Education will sponsor Craig
Coffman to teach the nation-
ally renowned "How To Play
Piano in Three Hours" and
"Instant Guitar for Hopelessly
Busy Adults and Teens" work-
Mark Feb. 6, 4-6:30 p.m.
for the guitar workshop and
6:40-9:40 p.m. for the piano
workshop on your calendar.
"While the classical
Donald Wil ams
approach stresses discipline
and precision in playing, this
approach stresses enjoyment
and getting great sounds early
on. While precision is vital
for classical music, this 'pain
free' method is more suitable
for pop music of all kinds,
from Broadway to Rhythm
and Blues," he said.
For more information, the
cost of the class or to register,
contact Bastrop Community
Education at 512-308-1601.
Fabulous Walls
Have you ever wanted to
have professional looking
faux-painted walls but just
couldn't afford to have it done?
It's not as hard to do as you
think. If you've ever thought
of doing this yourself, set aside
Feb. 6, 6:00-8:30 p.m. on your
calendar. That's when Bastrop
Community Education brings
in Linda Coffman to teach her
very popular Faux Painting
class. This one-time, two and
a half hour class is all you need
to get started.
Coffman's approach reveals
secrets of the pros. She has
been in the wallpapering and
faux-painting business for
over 18 years. Her work is
featured in businesses, hotels,
restaurants, bed and breakfasts
and fine homes throughout the
Minnesota area and now in
Arizona. Hundreds are now
using her dual-roller techniques
to create their own professional
looking faux-painted walls.
By taking this class students
will be able to have perfect
ceilings and comers, to use
glaze with double rollers, and
how to do numerous looks
such as the leather look and old
world looks. Beginners - you
will amaze your neighbors and
may be asked to do their walls!
And you thought it took a lot of
Juan Rodriguez (Dr. Phil Good, our hero) and Jake
Creighton (Orderly Ward Helper) had an outstanding
performance in the Cedar Creek Middle School per-
formance of 'Dogsbreath Devereaux'.
work to beautify a wall! It just
takes a twist of the wrist and
tricks of the trade your instruc-
tor will share with you in this
very practical and money sav-
ing class.
For more information, the
cost of the class, or to register,
contact Bastrop Community
Education at 512-308-1601.
Campus News
Red Rock Elementary
Ready for New Year
Red Rock Roadrunners
hit the ground running for the
new year! Students are excited
about the upcoming Science
Fair on Jan. 30, and UIL teams
are working hard to prepare for
the district UIL meet on Jan. 31.
Then, it's a Book Fair Luau the
first week of February. During
the book fair, Red Rock is
sponsoring a Family Literacy
Night on Feb. 5.
Come enjoy the Hawaiian
Luau atmosphere, including a
prize wheel, karaoke singing,
writing/decorating island post-
cards, making/eating beach
snacks, an island art bonanza,
family photograph caption
writing, beach bookmarks,
storytelling, and rumor has it
Clifford the Big Red Dog will
be in attendance for pictures!
The fourth grade class-
es at Red Rock Elementary
received a grant from the Target
Corporation in partnership with
Scholastic America to go on a
field trip to Aquarena Springs
in San Marcus. They will par-
ticipate in a glass bottom boat
trip, a "Water Alive!" tour,
and an "Endangered Species"
Mina Teacher Wins
Grant from Target
In early fall of 2008, Mina
Elementary teacher Peggy
Perkins received a brochure
from Target in the mail. What
she didn't know was that the
brochure would land her $800
in grant money from Target to
take the Gifted and Talented
students of Mina Elementary
on a field trip to the National
Bridge Caverns.
She completed the appli-
cation in November with a
description of the field trip
objectives, how it will benefit
students, how the campus will
utilize the funds and the amount
needed to take the trip.
The National Bridge
Caverns offers a lot of hands
on lessons available to use
before and after the trip, as
well as while there. The stu-
dents will be learning about
bats, their benefits to humans
and the impact humans have
on them. Students will also
have the opportunity to "pan"
for minerals. Students will
learn about the geological pro-
cesses causing caverns to form
and will learn more about soil
and aquifers and how humans
impact that as well.
"It is a great opportunity for
the students. Many students
may never get the chance to
explore a cavern in their life-
time. I am sure this will be
an unforgettable field trip,"
Perkins said.
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David Delgado and Sara Saucedo work diligently to
make the fourth grade bilingual garden beautiful at
Mina Elementary.
Students from Mrs. Henson's kindergarten class show
off their Tuggles Puppets from the Too Good For
Drugs lessons with Cynthia Lively. Pictured (back
row) William Etheredge, Colton Reeves, Joseph Luna,
Thomas Kiser and Kevin Montalvo (front row) Anthony
Mares, Ruby Anderson, Faith Shoemaker and Georgia
Thyroid Care Specialist
Dr. Scumpia (MD, FACE, FRCP) is a leader in new
advances for all forms of thyroid disorders, including:
• Hypo & Hyperthyroidism
• Hashimoto And Graves
• Thyroid Nodules & Thyroid Cancer
Dr. Scumpia can help you get your hormones under
control or offer a second medical opinion. We are located
behind North Austin Medical Center. Call today for an
appointment and feel good again. 512.467.2727
emocratic awards meeting eb. 5
The Bastrop County
Democratic Club will meet
on Feb. 5 at La Cabana
Restaurant on Texas 71,
between Bastrop and
Smithville. President Clara
Maynard will present awards
to people who have dis-
tinguished themselves in
the past year through their
work on behalf of the Club
and their communities. The
Democratic Club has a reg-
ular monthly meeting on
the first Thursday of each
month at locations alternat-
ing between the three major
cities (Bastrop, Elgin and
Smithville). All meetings
start at 7 p.m. and interested
citizens are invited to attend.
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