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The Dallas Examiner | 4/14/2014, 11:36 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
Dallas ISD will host a citywide pre-K registration at all campuses that began on Monday and will end Friday. To be eligible for pre-K, a child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the upcoming school year. Research shows that 85 percent of a child’s brain development takes place before age 5.
To complete the registration process, families need to submit the application and the following materials:
• Child’s birth certificate
• Proof of residence (utility bill or lease)
• Parent’s picture ID
• Military Identification Card
• Child’s Social Security card (optional)
• Court Papers indicating conservatorship or foster child placement (if applicable)
• Child’s current immunization record
• Proof of income
For additional information, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/prek.
Registration is open to pre-K 3, pre-K 4, Head Start pre-K and new to district kindergarten students in Lancaster ISD. There will be two parent information sessions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Houston Elementary School, 2929 Marquis St. and April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at George Washington Carver Sixth Grade School, 1005 Westridge Ave. The district will also host a pre-enrollment day on April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lancaster High School, 200 E. Wintergreen Road. To be eligible for pre-K 3, pre-K 4 and Head Start, a child must be 3 or 4 years old before Sept. 1 and the family’s income must meet eligibility standards or be limited English speakers.
The child can also qualify if the child’s family is homeless, a child of an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces, or was injured or killed while serving in active duty.
For more information, call 972-218-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arlington Branch of the NAACP will host its annual Scholarship Fundraising Gala on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Arlington Hilton Hotel, 2401 E. Lamar Blvd. It will feature keynote speaker George Fraser, Black America’s No. 1 networker and CEO of FraserNet, a Cleveland, Ohio-based business focused on economic development through education, training and empowerment for African American people. The funds raised from the gala will be used for scholarships and to sponsor local youth programs such as ACT-SO. For more information, visit http://www.arlingtontxnaacp.org.
The city’s public safety dispatchers are being recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, Monday through April 20. Prosper tele-communicators are trained and certified to perform Emergency Medical Dispatching, which provides them a systematic pre-arrival set of instructions to the caller and responding emergency personnel. Established four years ago, the Prosper dispatch center is located at the police department, 101 S. Main St. The 24-hour operation is staffed 365 days a year with six full-time dispatchers, one part-time and one dispatch supervisor. For more information, visit http://www.prospertx.org.
Get Moving Wednesdays is a public program presented by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center to teach different forms of dance and encourage exercise. Programs will take place each month. This month’s theme is mambo and classes began on Wednesday and will end April 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. The event is free but space is limited. Registration in advance is requested. For more information, call Program Coordinator Gerardo Robles at 214-670-3688 or email email@example.com.