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Featured Event

Washington Middle School Literacy Rally

Date(s): 12/5/2014

2:30 pm

Washington Middle School gymnasium 10306 Riverbank Drive
WHO: Washington Middle School

WHAT: 1st Annual Literacy Rally

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Middle School gymnasium, 10306 Riverbank Drive

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Students were challenged at the beginning of the year to read a certain number of books per six week period, and turn in their Reading Challenge forms. The forms instructed students to write a book review for every book they completed. Students who completed their reading tasks in the 1st and 2nd six weeks challenges will be recognized at the school’s 1st annual Literacy Rally. The intent of the rally is to encourage students to keep reading and to reach the balance of their reading challenges for the year . The ultimate goal is to create life-long readers.

Guests will include Mr. David Gonzalez, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction; Mr. David Canales, Executive Director for Middle Schools; Mr. Juan Roberto Ramirez, UISD Board

Member; Mrs. Ana Lepe, Reading Coordinator; Mrs. Twila Garza, ELA Coordinator and Mrs. Carmen Escamilla, Lead Librarian.
For more information, please call Laura Ortiz at 473-7615.

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Featured Event

The Laredo Noon Optimist Club’s Annual “Youth Appreciation Day”

Date(s): 11/20/2014

12:00 pm

Ramada Inn 800 Garden St. (formerly Holiday Inn Civic Center)
“Youth Appreciation Day” provides an opportunity for several high school seniors from across Laredo to job-shadow various local dignitaries and City, Federal, and County department heads to learn more about real life situations in the career world.

When: November 20, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Where: Ramada Inn at 800 Garden St. (formerly Holiday Inn Civic Center)
Why: To congratulate our participating high school seniors and recognize their commitment to our community through this hands-on mentorship initiative.

Notes: This event is organized and proudly sponsored by Laredo Noon Optimist Club on an annual basis and we will be openly available for any media coverage at the luncheon.
We have already reached out to our partners, including local dignitaries and City, Federal, and County department heads, to let them know that any media coverage of this initiative will take place at the Luncheon only. This is in order to ensure fairness to all participating students and business entities.

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Featured Event

Centeno Elementary Honors National Young Readers Week with Principal Challenge

Date(s): 11/14/2014

8:30 am

Rodolfo C. Centeno Elementary 2710 La Pita Mangana Rd.
This event is in recognition of National Young Readers Week (Nov. 10-14). The Pizza Hut® and the BOOK IT!® Program continue their tradition of challenging principals across the United States to become shining examples for literacy and the BOOK IT! Program by choosing one day to read all day long, from first bell to last during National Young Readers Week in fun, unique and engaging ways.

The Principal Challenge is part of Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program’s National Young Readers Week celebration November 10-14, which is an annual event co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. One lucky elementary school principal will win 101 copies for their library of the ninth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul which releases on November 4th. Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books, will personally autograph one of the books for the principal who read their heart out.

This year, (weather permitting), Centeno Principal Laura De Los Santos, will be reading to students from the roof dressed as Captain America!

(Grades levels/ schedules below):

8:30-9:15 – Kinder

9:20-10:05 – Ist Grade

10:10-10:55 – 2nd Grade

10:15-10:30 – PK

12:20- 1:05 – 3rd Grade

1:10-1:55 – 4th Grade

2:00- 2:45 – 5th Grade

WHen: fRIDAY, nOVEMBER 14, 2014

WHere: Rodolfo C. Centeno Elementary, 2710 La Pita Mangana Rd.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The purpose of this event is to celebrate BOOK IT!’s 30th birthday and to raise awareness for the importance of literacy and generate a passion for reading among young people. In addition to National Young Reader’s Week, Pizza Hut is offering exciting elements this year for current BOOK IT! kids, including a BOOK IT! Alumni program, passport to $30k college plan sweepstakes, the first ever BOOK IT! mobile app, and a free custom online story from Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books

One lucky elementary school principal will win 101 copies of the ninth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul which was released on November 4th. Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books, will personally autograph one of the books for the principal who read their heart out.

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Featured Event

Mary Help of Christians School Pumpkin Patch

Date(s): 11/8/2014

11:00 am

Mary Help of Christians School 10 East Del Mar Blvd.
Mary Help of Christians School will have a Pumpkin Patch this Saturday on school grounds.

Children will have the opportunity to pick a pumpkin for painting from over hundreds of pumpkins. The cost is $10 per child and it includes a large pumpkin, pumpkin painting activity, face painting and other fun games.

You can also take a family picture among all the pumpkins and fall scenery with your own camera or purchase a professional photograph for $5.00.

Food and refreshments will be on sale. The community is invited to enjoy the Mary Help of Christians School Pumpkin Patch this Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm.

Mary Help of Christians School is located at 10 East Del Mar Blvd.

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Featured Event

Rad Kids Safety Demonstration at Gutierrez Elementary

Date(s): 11/19/2014

6:30 pm

Gutierrez Elementary School, 505 Calle Del Norte
WHAT: Rad Kids Safety Demonstration at Gutierrez Elementary

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gutierrez Elementary School, 505 Calle Del Norte

Additional Information:
Rad Kids is a nationally known program that that aims to equip children withthe ability to recognize unsafe situations and avoid them. The program is a hands-on, active learning program that includes instruction by certified Rad Kids teachers at Gutierrez Elementary. The teachers have spent time talking to participating students about safety, and shown them maneuvers that they can use in potentially dangerous situations, including ones as serious as attempted abduction.

During this event, Rad Kids founder Steve Daley and trained Gutierrez Elementary instructors will create 3 real-life scenarios (role playing), during which students will demonstrate what they have learned from their training. The Rad Kids program is structured for children ages three to 12, but is varied and thus appropriate for different age groups.
For more information, please call Lisa Haberkorn at 473-7120.

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Featured Event

Matias DeLlano Elementary Reading Under The Stars

Date(s): 10/30/2014

5:30 pm

Matias DeLlano Elementary front lawn 1415 Shiloh Drive
WHAT: Matias DeLlano Elementary Reading Under The Stars

WHERE: Matias DeLlano Elementary front lawn, 1415 Shiloh Drive

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Reading Under The Stars families will come out to read with their children. The Laredo Public Library Book-Mobile and Reader Bear will be joined by H.E. Buddy, the

Chick- Fil- A Cow and faculty and staff.
For more information, please call Esmeralda C. Rodriguez at 473-4012

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Featured Event

Santo Niño Church Fall Jamaica

Date(s): 10/19/2014

7:00 pm

Laredo, Texas
Fall Jamaica, Bingo, moonwalks, pony rides, Mexican Foods, Sodas, Games for the kids and fun for the whole family
Diana Gomez
(956)724-6638
28011 Cross

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Featured Event

Library of Congress Book Giveaway

Date(s): 9/27/2014

11:00 am

Imaginarium of South Texas Mall del Norte
Congressman Henry Cuellar will be delivering dozens of books to the Imaginarium of South Texas. He will speak with students about the importance of an education. Each student will take home a free book.
Imaginarium: 956-728-0404

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Municipal Court Kids Day

Date(s): 7/28/2014

10:00 am

Laredo Municipal Court 4610 Maher Ave.
Departments from all around Laredo, including the police department and fire department, will gather at Municipal Court to teach all the children about safety.

Be sure to bring your kids for an educational and fun time!
Eddie Elizardo
956-7941678

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Back to School Blues

Date(s): 8/12/2014

2:30 pm

Laredo Public Library, 1120 East Calton Rd. Laredo, TX 78041
For kids up to 12 years of age: Tuesday Loteria; Wednesday Carnival; Thursday "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"; Friday Back to School Heroes.
Christine Deffendall or Teresa Robinson, 956-795-2400, ext 2248

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Vacation Bible School

Date(s): 7/14/2014

6:00 pm

United Baptist Church, 811 International Blvd, Laredo TX 78045
This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. We'll investigate the truth about Jesus and His love for us.
Siomara Hernandez, 956-727-7729, siomara@ubclaredo.org www.ubclaredo.org

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Registration for 2014 Summer Program

Date(s): 5/31/2014

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Haynes, Fasken, El Eden Rec Centers
Register now for the City of Laredo's 2014 Summer Program!

Registration is open Saturday, May 31, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Haynes, Fasken, and El Eden Rec Centers.

The program will be available at the following sites:

Cigarroa Rec Center
2201 Zacatecas

El Eden Rec Center
4735 Loma Vista

Farias Rec Center
4418 Old Santa Maria Rd

Hachar Rec Center
1102 N Smith

Haynes Rec Center
2102 Clark's Crossing Dr.

Hillside Rec Center
320 Wyoming

Tarver Rec Center
2902 Tilden

Fasken Community Center
15201 Cerralvo Dr

M.E. Malakoff Elementary
2810 Havana

The age groups are 6-8 years old, 9-11 years old, and 12-15 years old (only at Haynes).

Different themes consist of: Fun n fitness, Sports Shorts, Country Western, Water World, Forever Summer, Going Green, Superheroes, Mad Science.

For teens: Team Building, Life's 100 Things, You Should Know, Service, Jr. Achievement.

The first session starts June 9 and goes until June 27. The second session is from June 30 - July 18. The third session is July 21 - August 8.

The fees are $50 per child per session. Membership fees are $15 for three months, or $50 for one year.
Recreation Centers' Office: 956-729-4600

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Free Camp! Vacation Bible School -Agency D3

Date(s): 6/23/2014

9:00 am

First Baptist Church- 7610 N. Bartlett (Behind the DelMar Post Office)
Free Kids Camp! VBS where kids will rotate from Classroom to Crafts, Music, Recreation and Snacks. Special Agents to Discover, Decide and Defend the truth about who Jesus really is. 1Peter 3:15
Register at www.fbclaredo.org or email info@fbclaredo.org

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Summer Food Service Program Kick-Off

Date(s): 5/29/2014

9:45 am

United High School 2811 United Avenue (in the cafeteria)
WHO:

Board of Trustees

Superintendent Roberto J. Santos

Food Service Department Representatives

United High School Students, Faculty and Staff

Texas Department of Agriculture Representatives



WHAT:

Summer Food Service Program Kick-Off



WHEN:

May 29, 2014 @ 9:45 am



WHERE:

United High School located at 2811 United Avenue (in the cafeteria)



ADDITIONAL:

What happens when school lets out for the summer? Are students still getting the proper nutrition that they need? A lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a child for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger may also make children more prone to illness and other health issues. UISD wants to make sure that all students, and their parents, know about the free Summer Food Service Program which is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure all children can get the healthy meals they need. The free program begins June 9 at various locations and is free to all children (regardless of school meal eligibility during the school year) from one to 18 years of age. No registration is required for those attending.

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Radkids Assembly at Bonnie Garcia Elementary

Date(s): 5/21/2014

1:00 p.m.

Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Gymnasium 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.
WHO: Bonnie Garcia Elementary School

Dr. Cordelia Nava, Principal

WHAT: Radkids Assembly

WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

WHERE: Bonnie Garcia Elementary School Gymnasium, 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

This event will be a celebration and congratulations for Bonnie Garcia Elementary for becoming the first elementary school inTexas to implement the RadKids program, a personal empowerment safety education program for students, schoolwide. (Bonnie Garcia successfully trained 711 Radkids grades 1-5). The event will celebrate Bonnie Garcia Radkids instructors, sdministration teachers and students for their efforts to become a school where no one gets hurt and everyone is special because they are there. Joining the celebration will be Radkids founder and CEO Steve M. Daley, who will be accompanied by Representatives from laredo’s Child Advocacy Center, The District Attorney’s Office, Webb County Attorney’s Office, Webb County Sheriff’s Department and UISD Administration.
For more information, please call Lisa Habercorn at 473-7134 or 285-2498.

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Imaginarium of South Texas Summer Camps

Date(s): 6/9/2014

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Imaginarium of South Texas Mall del Norte, next to Dillard’s
Imaginarium of South Summer Camps for children ages 5yrs. to 12 yrs.

June 9, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Imaginarium of South Texas, Mall del Norte, next to Dillard’s

8:00 to 1:00 p.m.

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Imaginarium of South Texas is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Camps.
For more information please call Sandra Cavazos at (956) 728-0404.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Date(s): 4/19/2014

12:00 pm

Chick-fil-A North Laredo 2460 Monarch Drive
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for all different age groups. There will also be music, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, games, and much more! We will also be taking Easter basket donations for the pediatric cancer unit at Doctors Hospital of Laredo. Don't miss out on the event that everyone will be talking about!
Carolina Olivares
956-795-1408

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H-E-B’s Dia de Los Niño’s Fun Filled Extravaganza

Date(s): 4/27/2014

1:00 pm

H-E-B plus! 1911 N.E. Bob Bullock Loop Store located at the corner of McPherson/ Bob Bullock Loop
H-E-B’s Dia de Los Niño’s Fun Filled Extravaganza

WHO: H-E-B Welcomes Dora the Explorer and special guests

WHAT: H-E-B invites you to celebrate Dia de Los Niño’s with us featuring a day of fun filled reading activities and events.

WHERE: H-E-B plus!
1911 N.E. Bob Bullock Loop
Store located at the corner of McPherson/ Bob Bullock Loop

WHEN: April 27, 2014 1pm- 4 pm

WHY: H-E-B celebrates Dia de Los Niño’s through our Read 3 literacy program by bringing Dora to life at our event. “Read 3’s goals are to provide easy and affordable access to books for Texas families and encourage families to read to their early learners at least three times every week.” This along with other fun reading activities we hope to bring literacy awareness while promoting a great family outing.

DETAILS: There is likely going to be a turnout of at least 200 children so this would be great for photo/video opportunities with Dora and other special guest attending.
Ruben J. Castro
Entertainment Department Manager
H-E-B plus!
Store: (956)764-5000/Ext.441 Mobile: (956)326-0614

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St. John Neumann Catholic Church Annual Jamaica

Date(s): 5/4/2014

4:00 pm

102 W. Hillside Road Laredo, TX
Come join us at our annual jamaica! It is a wonderful family event and a great way to enjoy your Sunday! Events include Bingo, Silent Auction, Face Painting, Food, Games, and much more! We hope to see there!
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
956-726-9488
sjnvolunteers@yahoo.com

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SCAN's 16th Annual Children Play Day

Date(s): 4/6/2014

1:00 pm

Civic Center Ballroom & Grounds in Laredo
Please join us for FREE games, prizes, food, and refreshments and lots of fun for the whole family. There will be moonwalks, rock climbing, fingerprinting for children, and lots of other entertainment.
Veronica Jimenez (956) 724-3177

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Orthopedic Clinic: Dr. Earl A. Stanley and Dr. William H. Edwards, Jr.

Date(s): 3/27/2014

8:00 am

Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center - 1220 N. Malinche Ave.
The Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center will be hosting an Orthopedic Clinic on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Clinic will benefit children with cerebral palsy, club foot, scoliosis, spina bifida and more. There is a $5.00 processing fee. Patients must register at the Center before the day of the orthopedic clinic. For more information please call (956) 722-2431.
Norma Rangel

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Laredo 6th annual Spring Break Kite Festival

Date(s): 3/13/2014

12:00pm

North Central Park
The iconic, traditional diamond shaped-kite, flying carefree in the wind is reminiscent of a simpler, carefree childhood. It is also one of the most easy, entertaining and affordable ways for a family to have fun together.The bright colors and soaring heights will create memories that can last a lifetime for a child.

That’s why the Sixth Annual Spring Break Kite Festival is perfect for Laredo kids, and their families, to have a fun, and free, good time. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 12-7 p.m. at North Central Park.

Participants and spectators can find parking at United Day School. Additionally, El Metro has partnered with Wal-Mart at Loop 20 and International Boulevard to offer a free Park & Ride option to the Kite Festival.

The kite festival is open to kids of all ages, including those who are kids at heart. There is no registration or entrance fee to the festival. Everything is absolutely free! Just show up with a kite, store-bought or homemade, and start flying!

For those who are serious about their homemade kite, however, take notice of the following kite contest information. A Homemade Kite Contest will take place at 4 PM and will feature such interesting categories as longest/prettiest tail, most school spirit, best engineered, best use of recycled material, smallest/biggest, most unique and various age categories, with prizes from Imagine My Smile Dental Care and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and movie tickets. Celebrity judges will make the determination of all entrants. All are welcome to enter.

Even if you don’t have a kite, come on out. A limited number of kites will be given out for free, along with healthy snacks while supplies last, thanks to generous sponsor HEB. Of course, UnitedHealthcare, Imagine My Smile Dental Care, and Doctors Hospital will also be promoting a healthy living message by distributing information and offering BMI tests. Kids can also enjoy Safety Town, thanks to AEP Texas, a model community that teaches power safety line; sponsors AT&T will echo that same message.

A community favorite, the petting zoo and pony rides, will be one of the main attractions featured, thanks to sponsors Murillo Auto & Tire Service and State Farm Agent Manuel Gomez, III. However, if you or your little ones are looking for a little more exhilaration, then the carnival rides and jumping castles sponsored by the Laredo Firefighters Union #872 and the Laredo Police Officers Association will do just nicely.

Additionally, promoting safety and enhancing the relationship that all local law enforcement agencies have with the community is another focus of the annual Kite Event, with several activities geared toward safety and protection. Showing off their all terrain vehicles will be the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs & Border Protection, where kids can take pictures as future Customs officers. Both the Laredo Police Department and Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar will feature the KidID program which collects children’s fingerprints. The Laredo Fire Department will bring the Fire Safety House, which teaches kids how to safely recognize and escape a fire in a home.

In fact, festival organizers have gone out of their way to ensure that the day is truly a family-friendly outing. Aside from the kite flying, there will be plenty of other games and activities, including hay rides and games, courtesy of the City of Laredo Parks & Leisure Services Department and wildflower seed planting thanks to Keep Laredo Beautiful. Great music with the classic styling of everyone’s favorite DJ, Rule Garcia, so everyone can have a fun-filled afternoon, will fill the park’s air. Finally, if that isn’t enough, be sure to catch the car show by the Pure Envy Car Club.

District VI Council Member Charlie San Miguel will once again host the event, along with the City of Laredo and numerous sponsors, including HEB, who is proud to be Helping Here. Other sponsors include AEP Texas; AT&T; Imagine My Smile Dental Care; Murillo’s Auto & Tire Service; State Farm Agent Manuel Gomez, III; UnitedHealthCare; Laredo Firefighters Union #872; Laredo Police Officers Association; and Chick-fil-A. The event is proudly being brought to you by Guerra Communications and Lamar Advertising.
For more information, please call the City of Laredo Public Information Office at 791-7461.

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Laredo Public Library's 11th Annual Poetry Festival

Date(s): 3/21/2014

6:00 pm (deadline)

Laredo Public Library 1120 E. Calton Ave.
Are You A Poet And Don’t Know It?
Annual library poetry contest deadline nears

WHO: Local students, as well as area adults

WHAT: 11th Annual Laredo Poetry Festival

WHEN & DEADLINE: Friday, March 21, 2014 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Ave.

WHY: The Laredo Public Library’s 11th Annual Poetry Festival is once again upon us. Organizers hope to receive haikus, sonnets, poems that rhyme and poems that don’t, all vying for a bevy of prizes in the annual poetry contest.

“Poetry is such a beautiful and powerful way of expressing thoughts and emotions, social or political commentaries, or even, just silly and fun observations,” said Maria G. Soliz, Director of the Laredo Public Library. “That’s one reason why this contest is so valuable; it allows people to express themselves and to appreciate another form of literature that perhaps isn’t understood so well.”

Entries should focus on either one of two topics: “I Believe….” or any topic the author chooses to write about. Poems can be written in any format, but not be longer than two pages, double-spaced, and be in either English or Spanish. Only one entry per person is accepted.

Poems must be original; no plagiarized poems will be accepted. Entrants must fill out the application form, which can be picked up at the Laredo Public Library, from various school officials, or downloaded from the Library’s website from www.laredolibrary.org, which also has the contest’s official rules. Parents or legal guardians must fill out the release form for students under 18.

The different age groups include: Group 1: 1st – 3rd grade; Group 2: 4th – 5th grade; Group 3: 6th – 8th grade; Group 4: 9th – 12th grade; Group 5: Adults 18 and over. Students who are home schooled can also enter the contest.

A panel of 5-7 judges will review the poems and select the winners. The top three in each group will read their poems at the Poetry Festival taking place this year on Saturday, April 26, 2014, as well as receive various prizes, including a dictionary, a book of poems and some school supplies. The winners’ poems will also be published. All participants will receive certificates.

The contest is sponsored by the Diocese of Laredo Catholic Schools; Friends of the Library; Laredo Community College; Laredo Independent School District; Laredo Public Library; Texas A&M International University; and United Independent School District.

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UISD Texas Public Schools Week Open House

Date(s): 3/6/2014

8:00am

All UISD campuses
All the proud parents of Laredo have an opportunity to get a better look at their children's achievements.

The United Independent School District will have Open House events at all campuses for parents in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. These events will take place on March 5 and 6 at elementary and secondary schools respectively. The schedule for the open house events is as follows:

March 5, 2014:
Middle Schools: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
High Schools: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Elementary Schools: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Texas Public Schools Week was established to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Each year, the event has grown and continues to be a meaningful way to showcase and illustrate the many educational opportunities given to more than four million students attending Texas Public Schools.

The event also proves to be a recipe for success as members of the community, parents, and teachers come together across the state of Texas to demonstrate the importance of education especially when young adults make the transition from high school to college.

Educators cannot accomplish this task alone as parent involvement and community support are essential for the success of students across the state.
For more information, contact your child's school campus.

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UISD Texas Public Schools Week Open House

Date(s): 3/5/2014

10:30am

All UISD campuses
All the proud parents of Laredo have an opportunity to get a better look at their children's achievements.

The United Independent School District will have Open House events at all campuses for parents in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. These events will take place on March 5 and 6 at elementary and secondary schools respectively. The schedule for the open house events is as follows:

March 5, 2014:
Middle Schools: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
High Schools: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

March 6, 2014
Elementary Schools: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Texas Public Schools Week was established to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Each year, the event has grown and continues to be a meaningful way to showcase and illustrate the many educational opportunities given to more than four million students attending Texas Public Schools.

The event also proves to be a recipe for success as members of the community, parents, and teachers come together across the state of Texas to demonstrate the importance of education especially when young adults make the transition from high school to college.

Educators cannot accomplish this task alone as parent involvement and community support are essential for the success of students across the state.
For more information about Texas Public Schools Week, contact your child’s campus.

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LCC's 8th annual Trike-a-Thon

Date(s): 3/7/2014

9:30am

Laredo Community College South Recreational Complex
Students from the Camilo Prada Child Development Center will put the metal to the pedal to raise funds for cancer research.

This is for the 8th annual St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon on Friday, March 7th. The event will support the efforts of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Events like the Trike-A-Thon have helped increase the survival rate of children who visit St. Jude’s from 20 percent to 80 percent in recent years. Some 68 children, whose ages range from 18 months to 5 years, will ride one lap for every pledge received.

St. Jude’s is an internationally recognized organization for pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.

The community is encouraged to donate to this worthy cause by calling the Camilo Prada Child Development Center at 794-4561.

The event will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Laredo Community College South Recreational Complex.
For more information, contact Public Relations Specialist Rolando Santos at rolando.santos@laredo.edu or 956.721.5140.

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UISD First Annual Districtwide Spelling Bee

Date(s): 3/5/2014

10:00am

Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex Auditorium 5208 Santa Claudia Lane
WHO: United Independent School District

WHAT: First Annual Districtwide Spelling Bee

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

*Introduction of participants and program at 10:00 a.m.

*Spelling Bee starts at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Bill Johnson Student Activity Complex (SAC) Auditorium

5208 Santa Claudia Lane, Laredo 78043



ADDITIONAL: This will be UISD’s first Districtwide Spelling Bee. A total of 36 students from UISD elementary/ middle school campuses will participate in the contest. All participants will receive a medallion and prizes will be awarded to the top spellers. Admission is free to the public.*

* Spelling Bee protocol specifies that a quiet environment best serves the needs of the students in the contest. In an effort to minimize distractions and noise levels, it is respectfully requested that no infants or small children be brought into the auditorium during this event.

It is the policy of United I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
For more information, contact Alex S. Meyer at ameyer09@uisd.net.

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Pee Wee Young Athletes Super Star Field Day

Date(s): 3/7/2014

9:00am

Shirley Field Stadium 2400 San Bernardo
LISD Office of Communications
956-273-1730

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Raminator Prepares to Crush the Competition at Monster Jam

Date(s): 3/8/2014

11:30am

Laredo Energy Arena 6700 Arena Blvd Laredo, TX 78041
A monster is making its way to Laredo—Monster Jam that is! Taking place at the Laredo Energy Arena on March 8th-9th. On Saturday from 11:30am until 1:00pm during Party in the Pits, all are invited to get up close with the fan-favorite monster truck, Raminator and meet the team behind the truck, the Hall Brothers Racing team. Rally for Raminator, sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, as it “drops the hammer” and competes in the racing and freestyle showdown starting at 7:30 on Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. Laredo Monster Jam will be one of the first opportunities for guests to check out Raminator’s brand new design for 2014. Fans are invited to get up close to Raminator and meet the Hall Brothers Racing team, grab a photo and autograph. Since 2002, two of the most iconic and most feared opponents in Monster Truck racing have been sponsored by the Ram Truck brand—Raminator and Rammunition — and new for 2014, Mopar Muscle joins the ranks. For more information on the Ram Monster Truck lineup, visit Raminator.com.
JNovak

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2014 Booky Awards

Date(s): 3/20/2014

5pm

Laredo Public Library
The Laredo Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be hosting the 2014 Booky Awards on March 20, 2014. Students in 6th - 12th grade in Webb County may participate in the competition for this year’s best book trailer. Students will create a :30 to :90 second video trailer on any book they choose. Students competing will have a chance to win in five categories and be awarded a trophy and prize. Winners for five categories will be chosen by a panel of judges the night of the event, Friday, March 20, 2014 at the Booky Awards Ceremony and one winner will be chosen by popular vote; voting will be conducted on Laredo Public Library's Facebook page from March 10 – 17.

Deadline for entries is March 5, 2014. Forms and files can e-mailed to tab@laredolibrary.org or dropped off at the Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Road with Niki Acosta or Rick Carrillo.

Each participant or group may submit one video per entry. Each entry must included signed model release form(s). All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. Visit https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvideos. All videos must be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Videos will be judged on message clarity and relevance; motivation and inspiration; and overall impact. Categories include: Best Trailer; Best Use of Music; Best Editing; Best Script; and Best Acting.
For more information, contact Niki Acosta at the Laredo Public Library at 795-2400 or niki@laredolibrary.org.

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Read Across America Day

Date(s): 3/3/2014

9:00am

Centeno Elementary School Library 2710 La Pita Mangana Road
In partnership with the community, Centeno Elementary will host the Laredo Public Library Children’s Dept. along with their mascot Reader Bear and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat. The purpose of the event is to commemorate Read Across America Day. 1st grade and Kinder students will participate in reading and singing songs during this event. The event coincides with the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Read Across America events promote reading, particularly for children and young adults.
For more information,please call Analine Johnson at 473-8813.

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United I.S.D. 26th Annual Science Fair

Date(s): 3/7/2014

8:00am

U.I.S.D. Student Activity Center Rooms #1 and #2 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
Middle school and high school students from United I.S.D. will have their Science projects on display for judging. In addition, high school students will be competing for the title of Grand Champion. The Grand Champion will represent United I.S.D. at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles on May 11-16, 2014.

For more information, please call Lucille Gonzalez at 473-5243 or 473-2022.

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Family Zumbathon Day

Date(s): 2/28/2014

9:30am

Bonnie Garcia Elementary School 1453 Concord Hills Blvd.
The Bonnie Garcia Elementary PTC is sponsoring a Zumbathon during student P.E. class times. Parents will be allowed to join the fun with theirchildren. This event is designed to reinforce the importance of regular physical activity as a family.
For more information, please call Nelda Flores at 473-8984.


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Laredo Chess Club Final Tournament of the Year

Date(s): 3/1/2014

8:00 am

Laredo Civic Center Ballroom
LAREDO- An LISD club is holding it's final tournament of the year.

The LISD's Advanced Academic Program Chess Club is geared towards kindergarten through 12th graders. Their final tournament of the year is Saturday, March 1st, at the Laredo Civic Center Ballroom.

This five-round Swiss style tournament is open to all scholastic chess players. There will be a United States Chess Federation rated division, as well as a beginners' non-rated division. Each division has a primary, elementary, middle school, and high school section. An awards ceremony will follow after the tabulation of the fifth round.

Check-in is scheduled at 8am. The tournament is free for all LISD participants and $5.00 for all non-LISD participants.
For more information, please contact Patricia Cisneros at 956-273-1744, or pcisneros@laredoisd.org.

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