Culture to Culture essay contest for high school

The Culture to Culture Foundation invites high school students to take part in the Mental Health Essay Scholarship contest.

Participants will write up to 1,000 words sharing their insights on "What is the number one mental health issue affecting me and/or my friends."

All entries will be recognized; selected winners will receive a $500 scholarship.

Email submission and questions to c2c@culturetoculture.org by May 31.

For information, go to www.culturetoculture.org.

Wood Rose Academy accepting applications

Wood Rose Academy, a pre-K-8 school, at 4347 Cowell Road in Concord, is accepting applications for kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year.

The academy offers students an academic program, including Spanish and art. In addition, children are immersed in a culture of virtue, guided by the Catholic faith.

Parent involvement is welcome in all aspects of school life.

Contact the school office at 925-825-4644 or woodroseacad@sbcglobal.net to schedule a tour.

For more, visit www.woodroseacademy.org.

Parent program offered at Pixie Play School


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Pixie Play School offers a parent and tot program for families with children ages 2-3 from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, at the school, 1797 Ayers Road in Concord.

Parents will have a parent education session with the staff, joining the teachers to interact with children in a safe environment, providing firsthand experiences with activities and special projects. Through these experiences, children strengthen their self-concept, develop curiosity and increase vocabulary.

A snack will be served during the session.

The cost of the program is $50 per session. For information and registration, call the school at 925-689-4030 or email info@pixieplayschool.org.

Items included on a space-available basis. Email schoolscene@bayareanewsgroup.com.

Technology discussion for parents at preschool

Parents and preschool teachers and educators are invited to a free discussion on "How are you using Technology with the Young Child at Home or in the Classroom?" at Pixie Play School Parent Cooperative Preschool, 1797 Ayers Road in Concord.

The discussion is slated from 7 to 8 p.m. May 22, and is an informational learning community discussion -- not this is way it should be done.

A representative from Barnes & Noble will present some new children's technology tools. R.S.V.P. to Geri at 925-689-4030.