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Colorado Springs/Pueblo News Releases for Fri. Apr. 28 - 7:30 pm
Thu. 04/27/17
Media Alert: Grant Elementary Celebrates 50 Years
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/27/17 2:27 PM
Grant Elementary School, 3215 Westwood Blvd., will hold its 50th anniversary celebration on Friday, April 28, 5-- 7 p.m. There will be lite refreshments served, with short speeches from current and past administrators. A number of artifacts will be on display from throughout Grant's history. Grant's National Elementary Honor Society will be giving student-guided tours of the school. The media is invited to attend this event.
Wed. 04/26/17
Silver Key Pantry Needs Help to "Fill the Shelves"!
Silver Key Senior Services - 04/26/17 10:57 AM
The new Silver Key Pantry has space for seniors to not only receive their Federal food program box each month, but also choose items they might not be able to receive any place else. We are asking for your help to fill the shelves with those items that are always in need but not often found in the monthly food allotment, including personal hygiene products. While Silver Key works hard to meet the growing demand, we are limited without the support of our community. Please help us "Fill the Shelves"!

Pantry Items Needed:

Canned Items: Chicken, Fruit, Vegetables, Soups, Beans, Chili, Pasta
Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal,

Hygiene Items Needed: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Shampoo/Conditioner (small bottles), Deodorant, Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Lotion, Baby Powder, Tissues

Donations of non-perishable food items and hygiene products may be dropped off at the Silver Key office at 1605 S. Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am -- 4:00 pm.

Each month, Silver Key provides nutrition assistance to nearly 1200 seniors enrolled in our Pantry. Our four Nutrition Programs consist of two federal food programs; Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Pantry program for clients meeting financial requirements but also having dietary restrictions, and the Emergency Pantry, a one-time assistance for seniors not currently enrolled in a program and having a dire need.

For more information about Silver Key Senior Services Nutrition programs, please call 884-2300 or visit www.silverkey.org.
Tue. 04/25/17
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 04/25/17 12:08 PM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Policy JLD: Guidance and Counseling
Policy IHBB: Gifted and Talented Education
Policy IHCC: Honors Program
Budget Transfers, Appropriations, and FTE Approvals
Resolution 2017-41: National Teacher Appreciation Week

To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The April 26 agenda is featured.
Mon. 04/24/17
1,000+ Positions, 43 Employers at Teller County Job Fairs Tuesday & Wednesday
Pikes Peak Workforce Center - 04/24/17 10:03 PM
Job seekers can view participating employers at ppwfc.org (under Job Seeker Services, then Job Fairs). Jobs on offer are located throughout Teller and El Paso counties.

Debbie Miller, Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce President, and Marc Dettenrieder, Teller County Commissioner, welcomed news of the job fairs to their communities:

"We're thrilled the Pikes Peak Workforce center recognizes the importance of hosting a job fair in our region," said Miller. "This allows those residents of Teller County to participate in job opportunities right in our own backyard."

"Despite the fact that Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 2.6 percent, there are always people still looking for work," said Dettenrieder. "The Pike's Peak Workforce Center job fairs are a unique opportunity in this digital age where job seekers can meet face-to-face with employer representatives."

Historically low unemployment rates continue to force employers to work harder to recruit top talent from a smaller job seeker pool. This placed high-demand on employer participation at both job fairs with each reaching registration capacity much earlier than anticipated.

Tuesday's Woodland Park event is at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., 1 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday's Cripple Creek event is at the Aspen Mine Center, 166 E. Bennett Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service and may enter thirty minutes early to both events.

In preparation for the Spring Job Fair series, Workforce Center team members conducted an extensive effort to prepare regional job seekers. Since January, more than 90 job seeker workshops and information sessions were conducted at the Workforce Center with an additional 110 events conducted in regional libraries, high schools, colleges, trade schools, non-traditional learning facilities and shelters in El Paso and Teller counties to include local military installations to prepare transitioning service members.