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Pocket Softball League Represents Sac in Western National Championships

Pocket Softball League Represents Sac in Western National Championships

Two teams from the Pocket Softball League are headed to their age level’s respective Western National Championships representing the Greater Sacramento Softball Association. 

The 12U Pocket All Stars played extremely well at the ASA Association Championship tournament at Lembi Park in Folsom on June 23rd-24th.  The team took 3rd place and posted a 4-1 record in the “B” Division.  They logged wins against Elk Grove, Five Cities, Foothill and Roseville, eventually losing to another Elk Grove team in a semi-final game.  The team received a large team trophy and all of the girls received medals.  The 3rd place finish qualified the 12U team for the Western National Tournament in Salem, Oregon on July 30th – August 4th.

Under the tutelage of volunteer Coach Steve Cobb, the “Pocket Aces” fastpitch team ripped through the two-day competition in Lincoln, June 23rd-June 24

Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack

Volunteers of America helps kids in need succeed through Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for Sacramento’s homeless children, it is a time fraught with emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses.

Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack, which runs June 25 to July 13, aims at providing Sacramento’s youth in need with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success.

“This is our third consecutive year of partnering with Volunteers of America on Operation Backpack, and we are thrilled to once again help our local students in need,” said Tri Counties Bank Marketing Specialist, Jessica Freitas. “While a new backpack is such a small thing to most of us, for these kids it really makes a big difference.

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

The Folsom Public Library is recruiting customer-service oriented volunteers to assist staff on Sundays, according to Library Supervisor Greta Galindo.    

Galindo is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers who can commit to working as library docents from noon to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month.

Going to Kindergarten: It’s not always as simple as being “ready”

Going to Kindergarten: It’s not always as simple as being “ready”

Delay Kindergarten at Your Child’s Peril.

Those words glared at me from my inbox, daring me to read with great interest. Which of course, I did.

My husband sent me this article to read…FYI...he says.

Uh-huh, I skeptically think to myself...I will.

Just days earlier I had hinted to my husband that perhaps it wasn’t as simple as sending our youngest to kindergarten next fall simply because she would be “eligible”.

He look confused and wondered why I was even considering not sending her. Moreover, he could not understand why I was thinking about all this right now when she just started her second year in preschool.

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

High School, nothing like the movies. Nobody gets up on the tables and sings, there's no group of "big bad girls," and in the end, the unpopular girl doesn't always get the guy. They teach us a lot in high school, most of it we don't listen to. But it's where you make all your memories. I believe high school is where you set the path for you future. What you learn shapes who you are, and who your going to be. 

 

Memories. Most of the memories you make in high school stick with you for life. So why not make them good ones? 

 

Challenges. You will face many challenges during these four years. Some could be drugs, relationships, grades, peer pressure, or bullying.

Schools doing some cool things!

Schools doing some cool things!

This weekend's Teen Youth Traffic Safety Summit was incredible to see what teens are doing to spread the message about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving. I'd love to know what your school is doing and any positive events coming up.

MCrowley@news10.net

And you can take the pledge together as a family not to text and drive  on www.news10.net

 

And the Friday Night Live program is doing great things!