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Assemblyman Ken Cooley to Host Free Tax Preparation Assistance Workshop

Assemblyman Ken Cooley to Host Free Tax Preparation Assistance Workshop

On Saturday, February 15, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) will be hosting a free tax preparation assistance workshop for people in the Citrus Heights area. Starting at 11:00 AM, the workshop will give local tax filers an opportunity to sit down with licensed accountants, talk about their tax liabilities, determine what tax deductions and credits they may be eligible for, and prepare to file their state and federal taxes.

“Each year, thousands of families forego important tax credits and deductions they are eligible for because they have never been given an opportunity to sit down with a tax professional,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley. “With the help of volunteer accountants, people in Citrus Heights will be able to talk one-on-one with these professionals and hopefully save a few thousand dollars on their taxes.”

Sheldon High School students pledge to #UnfollowBullying through weeklong campaign

Sheldon High School students pledge to #UnfollowBullying through weeklong campaign

For the second year in a row, Sheldon High School students will pledge to #UnfollwBullying through a weeklong awareness campaign at their school.

On Monday, January 27, the weeklong campaign kicks off with a photo pledge booth set up for students to take a “Stop Hate” photo pledge and receive an #UnfollowBullying wristband.  Throughout the week, anti-bullying statistics will be displayed around the school – on flyers, posters, lunch trays, student store items and in the daily bulletin.  In addition to the various activities, a slide show will be presented in the cafeteria throughout the week highlighting statistics and public service announcements against bullying.

Each day of the week at Sheldon will have a specific focus:

Mon. Jan. 27th

2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week

2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week
2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week In week one, we talked about paying attention to the positive things in your life. This week's challenge is a play on the same idea: Whatever you feed grows.

This week, continue to feed the positive by eliminating negative words from your life. 

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

On January 21, 2014, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education gave staff direction to open enrollment at seven middle schools and seven high schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  The open enrollment applications are posted on the District’s website and are available at all EGUSD schools.

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Edward Harris, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg. 

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Elk Grove Kicks Off “Join the Movement” Health and Fitness Campaign

Elk Grove, CA – The City of Elk Grove has launched a new year-long health and fitness campaign featuring tips, activities and events to promote the vast array of amenities in Elk Grove that support an active, healthy lifestyle.

The campaign’s webpage serves as an informational hub, connecting residents with a host of local health and wellness tools, information and resources.

Pizza for a cause

Pizza for a cause

Buy pizza at Rick's Pizza on Jan. 7 and help a father get a much-needed kidney transplant.

From 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. dine-in and pick-up purchases made using the flier above will have 1/4 of proceeds go towards Jay Callahan's kidney transplant.

Callahan was hit by a truck, causing his injury and need for a transplant. His family is hoping to raise the money so he can afford the transplant so that they can have more time with their father and grandfather.