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Education briefs: Q.C. school board to meet Tuesday

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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2008 10:25 pm | Updated: 11:07 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Queen Creek Unified School District governing board will meet Tuesday at the district office, 20740 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek.

The board will meet for a 4:30 p.m. planning and work session, where it will discuss the district calendar for the 2009-10 school year and discuss the use of substitute teachers.

The 6 p.m. regular meeting will have the board celebrate the new school labels, present awards to the students and employees of the month, and discuss and possibly approve the ground lease for Newell Barney Middle School.

Information: (480) 987-5935.

Deadline nears for Turkey Trot sign-up

The deadline to sign up for the fourth annual Desert Ridge Junior High School Turkey Trot is Wednesday . The Turkey Trot will be 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at Desert Ridge High School’s Stadium, 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa.

There will be a one-mile youth race for fourth- through eighth-graders, a two-mile open race for high school students and adults, and a one-mile fun run and walk for high school students and adults who don’t want to compete.

Preregistration cost is $10. Day of the race entries are $15.

Winners will receive frozen turkeys and medals.

Entry forms can be downloaded at

For more information, call Jennifer Sheik at (480) 635-2025, Ext. 112, or e-mail

Higley to stage 'Fiddler on the Roof’

The Higley Unified School District Education Department, the Higley Center for the Performing Arts and Copperstar Repertory Company will begin their first major joint venture with a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” Jan. 15-24 at the Higley center.

Parents and students 12 years and older interested in being a part of the show should attend an informational meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the performing arts center, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert.

About 35 onstage and 25 backstage roles will be available.

Information: (480) 699-1655 or visit

Coronado to hold Pumpkin Patch, book fair

Coronado Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization will host a Pumpkin Patch and Book Fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the school, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. Students can make their own books, bring in a carved pumpkin for a contest, listen to guest readers, take pictures with costumed characters, and pet animals in the petting zoo.

Information: (480) 279-6900.

Chaparral Elementary slates Fall Festival

Chaparral Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization will host a Fall Festival from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the school, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert.

Teachers will host booths with cake walks, a haunted house and games. Country Cottage Cafe will serve $5 sloppy Joe meals.

The Hancock Family, featuring four Chaparral students, will sing country music.

Students can wear costumes and dance to a DJ. Proceeds will benefit Chaparral classrooms.

Information: (480) 279-7900.

Players, sponsors sought for golf tournament

The Gilbert Education Foundation is looking for players and sponsors for its sixth annual Charity Golf Tournament at 7 a.m. Friday at Western Skies Golf Club, 1245 E. Warner Road, Gilbert.

The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes green fees for 18 holes, cart, range balls and lunch. All players have a chance to win prizes.

Registration starts at 6 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Gilbert Education Foundation High School Senior Scholarship program.

Last year, the foundation awarded $17,000 in scholarships.

For more information on registration or for sponsorship information, call Candy Dratnol at (480) 239-5117 or visit

Education briefs run on Sunday. To submit an item, e-mail Hayley Ringle at (480) 898-6301 or e-mail

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