PALM SPRINGS – Several Palm Springs Unified School District elementary schools will offer free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years of age and younger during the schools’ off-track intersessions Mar. 4 – 15.
Agua Caliente, Cathedral City, Cahuilla, Landau, Julius Corsini and Sunny Sands Elementary Schools will provide breakfast and lunch. Cabot Yerxa Elementary will provide breakfast only from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Free breakfast will be served as follows: Agua Caliente, 7:15 to 9 a.m.; Cathedral City Elementary, 8 to 8:30 a.m.; Cahuilla, 8:30 to 9 a.m.; Corsini, 8:45 to 9 a.m.; Landau 7:30 to 8 a.m.; and Sunny Sands, 8:15 to 8:50 a.m.
Lunch will be served as follows: Agua Caliente, 10:30 a.m. to noon.; Cathedral City, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Cahuilla, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Corsini, 11:45 to noon; Landau, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; and Sunny Sands, noon to 12:45 p.m.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, these institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, and Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information on the intersession feeding program, call 416-8351.
VALLEYWIDE – AII high school seniors who are residents of Riverside County are encouraged to compete for two $500 scholarship awards being offered by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California -Desert Chapter as part of an essay contest exploring the meaning of civil liberties. Students must be planning on attending an accredited two year, four-year or vocational college in the United States in the fall of 2013. Proof of enrollment will be required.
The ACLU is the nation’s foremost advocate for individual liberty and equality, guardian against unwarranted government interference and abuse, and defender of freedom and civil rights.
ln their essay, students are asked to address the topic: “What Civil Liberties Means to Me.” The essay should elaborate on the significance of our legal rights and responsibilities as citizens. For example, students may consider current events and issues including, but not limited to, the death penalty, voting rights, gun control legislation, immigration legislation, bullying and harassment in our schools, or security versus liberty/privacy issues in the age of terrorism. The essay should be typed; double spaced, and limited to a maximum of 1,200 words.
The essay, along with the application below, should be mailed to: Regina D. Wade, Desert Chapter Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 6502, La Quinta, CA 92248.
The deadline for final submissions is Friday, Mar. 29. To submit an essay online, please call (760) 619-7727. Recipients will be announced in April . A reception honoring the recipients will be held in May.