Palo Alto district to offer summer school refunds
Original post made
on May 31, 2013
The Palo Alto school district will offer refunds to families who have paid fees for the district's 2013 summer school program after getting advice that such fees are prohibited by law.
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posted Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:44 AM
Posted by Wayne Martin
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 31, 2013 at 12:54 pm
So--are all of these programs going to be free?
Why are the taxpayers being expected to pay for providing these clearly recreational programs?
TEENAGE GOURMET CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY COOKING
Section: 5615-1 8:15 10:15
Section: 5615-2 10:30 12:30
Emphasis is on preparing items that teenagers can make at home for themselves, friends, and family. Students will learn first hand the
basics of cooking, plus the nutritional needs of teenagers; how to convert regular recipes to lower-fat ones, and have taste-tests to
compare these lighter dishes. Recipes prepared in class range from breakfast items to dinner entrees, snack foods to desserts.
Students get to eat the food they prepare each day. Simple entertaining skills will be practiced, and parents will be invited guests! A
lottery will be held in the event of over enrollment in this class.
A donation of $45 will be collected during the first class.
INTRODUCTION TO FISHING AND FLY FISHING
Section: 2722-1 8:15 10:15
Section: 2722-2 10:30 12:30
This course is designed to introduce you to fresh and saltwater fishing and how to do it. Both experienced and novice fishers are
welcome. Hands-on lessons with different rods and reels, lures and bait, and locating fish will be included. Learn basic lure making,
fly-tying techniques and how to cast. Take a field trip to a local fishing spot so you can apply your new knowledge and skills.
Rod/reel/line outfits will be provided. A donation of $25 will be collected during the first class.
Section: 2730-1 8:15 10:15
Section: 2730-2 10:30 12:30
In this course, students will be introduced to basketball plays, positions, and basic strategies for successful game play. Students will
learn proper passing, dribbling, and shooting techniques in a fun and safe environment.
FUN FIELD GAMES
Section: 2635-1 8:15 10:15
Section: 2635-2 10:30 12:30
Fun field games will include gridball, over the line, rocks, capture the flag, quadball, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, softball, and more!
These games will be non-competitive, with an emphasis on having fun.
PLAY SOCCER,GAIN STAMINA
Section: 2739-1 8:15 10:15
Take a break from your summer reading list and join the field games! Students will run, jump, kick, lunge, juggle, sprint, pass, balance,
dive, score, hop, recover, gallop, slide, celebrate, and so much more. Soccer skills and general fitness are the goals. Drills and daily
scrimmages are the methods. Bring your own soccer ball and cleats if you have them.
Section: 2733-1 8:15 10:15
Section: 2733-2 10:30 12:30
Basic strokes, fundamentals of tennis, and