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Aurora Youth Matters Spring-Summer 2013

Aurora Public Schools


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Fifth Block of Instruction Aurora voters approved a $14.7 million mill levy in 2008 to fund educational programs, including Fifth Block of Instruction. Students involved in last year’s Fifth Block showed significant growth from the 23 additional days of instruction. The 2013 Fifth Block of Instruction is planned for May 28-June 27.

ACHIEVE • PREPARE • SUCCEED Congratulations to the Class of 2013! This is the time of year that high school seniors are taking the next important steps in their lives: graduation and college. Each year, APS students earn local, state and national scholarships that help them realize their college dreams. High School Graduation Dates May 20 9 am – Aurora Central High School 1 pm – Gateway High School

May 21 9 am – Hinkley High School 1 pm – Rangeview High School 7 pm – Pickens Technical College

Ritchie Center University of Denver 2240 East Buchtel Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80208 _____________________________________ May 17 7 pm – William Smith High School Calvary Temple 200 South University Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80209 May 23 4 pm – APS Online High School Professional Learning and Conference Center 15771 East 1st Avenue Aurora, Colorado 80011

Hinkley Senior Earns Prestigious Boettcher Scholarship Hinkley High School senior Scarlett Jimenez is well on her way to a successful college career. Jimenez recently earned the 2013 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, a “full-ride” merit-based financial award to attend any college or university in Colorado. More than 1,300 students apply each year. Jimenez is one of 40 statewide to receive the scholarship. “I feel grateful and honored to be chosen,” Jimenez said. “I worked hard to get to this point so that I can continue.” Jimenez, who attended Elkhart Elementary School and East Middle School, is currently the president of Hinkley’s Student Council and National Honor Society. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in political science at the University of Denver. Congrats to the many scholarship winners in Aurora Public Schools. We salute you, Class of 2013!

Summer Learning Opportunities We encourage all parents to continue their children’s learning during the summer months by taking advantage of the many resources right here in Aurora. From local libraries to museums and programs, learning can continue yearround. This edition of Aurora Youth Matters highlights some of these opportunities.


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Aurora Public Schools

Welcome to Aurora Youth Matters Aurora Public Schools is excited to bring you this guide on the many happenings in Aurora for our students, parents, staff and community members. You will find information about activities going on in and around our schools, along with community events such as theatrical productions, fundraisers, library programs, special events and sports schedules.

Districtwide Events Below is a list of many of the districtwide events and individual school events for Aurora Public Schools. Board of Education Meetings and Workshops @ 6 p.m., Dr. Ed Lord and Patricia Lord Board Room, Educational Services Center - 4, 1085 Peoria St. 4/16 5/7 5/28 6/4 6/18 District Accountability Advisory Committee Meetings, 5:30 p.m., Professional Learning & Conference Center, 15771 E. 1 st Ave. 4/18 5/16 The APS Division of Equity & Engagement, in conjunction with the Aurora Literacy Initiative, will hold the following GED, Adult Basic Education and College Preparation classes: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 9898 E. Colfax Ave. Tue. & Fri. 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $60 Classes end May 17

You can find other helpful information on the Aurora Public Schools website at aurorak12.org.

South Middle School 12310 E. Parkview Dr., Bldg. F Mon. & Wed. 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $60 Classes end May 1

To get regular updates about Aurora Public Schools, sign up for the online Community Connection newsletter at aurorak12.org/connection.

Goodwill Learning Center 15425 E. Iliff Ave., Unit C (Iliff and Chambers) Mon. & Wed. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $60 Classes end June 5

The APS Division of Equity & Engagement, in conjunction with the Aurora Literacy Initiative, will hold the following adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes: South Middle School 12310 E. Parkview Dr., Bldg. F Tue. & Thu. 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $60 Classes end May 2 Please call 303-922-4683 or visit www.coloradoliteracy.org for more information. Aurora Public Schools Aquatics Program Learn to Swim Program Learn to swim program for ages 6 months to adults. Swimming lessons are taught at Aurora Central and Rangeview high schools. The classes are 4 weeks long, 2 nights a week (Mon., Wed. or Tue., Thu.) Morning, evening and Saturday classes will be available. Water aerobics and special needs classes will also be offered. Aurora Tsunami Swim Team (ATST) ATST is a year-round competitive team for swimmers ages 7-18. Team works on endurance, progression, strength and technique. Part of United States Swimming (USS) Job positions are available for those interested in instruction and coaching. For more information please call 303-326-1957 or visit our Web site at athletics.aurorak12.org/aquatics.

Please call 303-922-4683 or visit www.coloradoliteracy.org for more information.

Elementary Schools Altura 1650 Altura Blvd. 303-340-3500 ESL Classes for Parents from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on 4/15, 4/16, 4/22, 4/23, 4/29 4/16 Title I Evaluation Meeting, 3:304:30 p.m. 4/18 Parent Coffee with Aura Bunny, 3:30-5 p.m. 4/25 Family Math Night, 4:30-6 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Arkansas 17301 E. Arkansas Ave. 303-755-0323 5/2 Spring Music Program, 6:30 p.m. 5/7 PTA Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 5/10 Welcome Summer Event Sponsored by PTA, 2:30-5 p.m. 5/17 Field Day 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School

5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last Day of School, Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Century 2500 S. Granby Way 303-745-4424 4/25 Volunteer Luncheon 5/3 Family Picnic, Cinco de Mayo 5/7 Staff Pinning 5/13 Parent Accountability Tea, 6-6:30 p.m. 5/13 PTA Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 22 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/21 5th Grade Continuation & Egg Drop 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School

8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Crawford 1600 Florence St. 303-340-3290 4/16 Group & Individual Pictures 5/10 Moms & Muffins, 8 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Dalton 17401 E. Dartmouth Ave. 303-693-7561 5/14 PTSO Meeting, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester

5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Dartmouth 3050 S. Laredo St. 303-690-1155 4/8-4/19 Cookie Sale to support Student Council & DLC 4/11 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-8 p.m. 4/11 Skate City Night, 6-8 p.m. 4/12-4/19 Buy One Get One Free Book Fair 4/16 Student Council Meeting, 8:30 a.m. 4/17 Crazy Hat Day 4/26 End of Year School Dance, 6:308:30 p.m. 5/7 PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 5/10 Chuck E Cheese Night, 4:30-8 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School

5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/2 Popsicle Day, 2-4 p.m. 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 8/21 Fall Fundraiser Kickoff 8/22 Back to School Night, 6-7 p.m. 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Elkhart 1020 Eagle St. 303-340-3050 4/25 Community Night 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 5th Grade Continuation 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Fletcher Primary School 10455 E. 25th Ave. 303-343-1707

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4/24 Class Picture Day 4/24 Parent Coffee & PTO, 8-10 a.m. 4/26 Professional Learning Day, No Classes 5/6 Skate City Night, 4-6 p.m. 5/7 Music Performance, 1st & 3rd Grades, 1:15 & 2 p.m. 5/8 Parent Coffee & PTO, 8-10 a.m. 5/9 COMPASS Session 3 Ends 513-5/16 Scholastic Book Fair 5/14 Learning Fair, 8:30-10 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 8/16 PL Day, No School 8/22 Back to School Night 8/30 PL Day, No School 9/2 Labor Day, No School 9/20 PL Day, No School 9/24 Community Night

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Fletcher Intermediate Science & Technology School 10455 E. 25th Ave. 303-343-1707 4/18 Cooking Class, Cafeteria, 8:30-10 a.m. 4/24 Picture Day 4/24 Parent Coffee & PTO, 8-10 a.m. 4/25 Conferences 4/25 Cooking Class, Cafeteria, 8:30-10 a.m. 4/26 Professional Learning Day, No Classes

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Cooking Class, Cafeteria, 8:30-10 a.m. Community Night, 4-6 p.m. 4th Grade Field Trip, Challenger Learning Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4th Grade Field Trip, Challenger Learning Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cooking Class, Cafeteria, 8:30-10 a.m. Parent Coffee & PTO, 8-10 a.m. Cooking Class, Cafeteria, 8:30-10 a.m. Last Day of Preschool Teacher In-Service, No School Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester Teacher Workday, No School

Fulton Academy of Excellence 755 Fulton St. 303-364-8078 4/15 Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., No School for Students 4/19 Parent Coffee, 8:30 a.m. 4/22 Parent Teacher Conferences, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., No School for Students 4/23 PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m. 4/24 3rd Grade Music Festival, West M.S., 6:30 p.m. 5/17 Parent Coffee, 8:30 p.m. 5/20 Field Day 5/23 4th & 5th Grade Music Festival, Aurora Central H.S., 6:30 p.m. 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 6/5 Last Day of School for Grades K-5 6/6 Teacher Workday, No School 6/7-6/20 Fifth Block 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 1-5 8/12 Elementary Literacy Testing, No School for Students 8/13 First Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 8/19 Elementary Literacy Testing, No School for Students 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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Jewell Iowa 16701 E. Iowa Ave. 303-751-3660 4/9 Dancing with Dads, 5:30 p.m. 4/18 Garden Club Meeting, Salad Making, 8-9 a.m. 4/29 Alyssa Cares Foundation Book Donation 5/2 Garden Club Meeting, Seed Planting, 8-9 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 All School Picnic for Grades K-5, 12-1 p.m. 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Jamaica Child Development Center 800 Jamaica St. 303-364-8126 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 8/13 First Full Day of School for Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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14601 E. Jewell Ave. 303-751-8862 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/21 5th Grade DARE Continuation & 5th Grade Continuation, 2:30 p.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 Field Day 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Kenton 1255 Kenton St. 303-364-0947 4/12 Parent Meeting, 8:30 a.m. 4/24 PTO & Accountability Meetings, 2:45 p.m. 5/15 PTO & Accountability Meetings, 2:45 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5

First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Lansing Community School 551 Lansing St. 303-364-8297 Girls on the Run: 4/15, 4/18, 4/22, 4/25, 4/29, 5/6, 5/9, 5/13, 5/16 Basketball Practice for Boys in Grades 4&5: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 Basketball Practice for Girls in Grades 4&5: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 Cheering Practice: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 Dance Practice: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/21 ESL Classes from 5:30-7 p.m. on 4/15, 4/16, 4/22, 4/24, 4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8, 5/13, 5/15, 5/20 Art Club for 3rd Grade: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 4/18 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration 4/25 Lansing Health Fair 5/3 Basketball Games 5/10 Basketball Games 5/11 Girls on the Run 5K in City Park 5/17 Basketball Games 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/21 Basketball Games 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 PBiS Bike Giveaway 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5

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Laredo 1350 Laredo St. 303-366-0314 4/12 5th Grade Field Trip, ExerScience, Denver Museum of Nature & Science 4/12 4th Grade Field Trip, Denver Museum of Nature & Science 4/12 Student Council, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 4/16 PRIDE Award Assemblies, Grades K-1 8:15-9 a.m., Grades 4-5 11-11:45 a.m., Grades 2-3 1:45-2:30 p.m. 4/18 2nd Grade Field Trip, Mizel Arts Center 4/18 Skate City Night, 4-6 p.m. 4/23 Spring Picture Day, Classroom Pictures Taken 4/25 Family Fit Fest / Health Fair, 5-6:30 p.m. 4/26 Student Council, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 4/30 4th Grade Field Trip 5/2 Laredo Coordinated School Health Team Meeting, 2:45-3:45 p.m. 5/8 PTO Meeting, Media Center, 5:306:30 p.m. 5/9 Spring Dance, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 5/9 Laredo Neighborhood Watch Meeting, 7-9 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Kindergarten Graduations, 8:15-9 a.m. & 9:15-10 a.m. 5/21 Last Day of School for Kindergarten 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School

5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Laredo Child Development Center 1420 Laredo St. 303-364-9371 5/7 Parent Coffee, 9:45 a.m. 5/10 Opposite Day 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 8/13 First Full Day of School for Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Lyn Knoll 12445 E. 2nd Ave. 303-364-8455 4/18 Student Led Conferences, 3-7 p.m. 4/25 Student Led Conferences, 3-7 p.m. 5/17 Last Day of Preschool 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School Lyn Knoll will be on a Pilot School Calendar for the 2013-2014 School Year 8/5 Lyn Knoll Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-12

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First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten First Full Day of School for Preschool Parent/Teacher Conferences Professional Development Day, No School Labor Day, No School Parent/Teacher Conferences

Meadowood Child Development Center 3333 S. Norfolk Way 303-400-0863 4/12 Parent Coffee, 9:45 a.m. 4/19 Parent Day 4/25 APS Leaders as Readers 4/29 Birds of Prey Show for Students 4/30 Beth Epley Performance for Students 5/10 Parent Coffee, 9:45 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 8/13 First Full Day of School for Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Montview 2055 Moline St. 303-364-8549 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5

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First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Paris 1635 Paris St. 303-341-1702 Sports Club from 10-11 a.m. on 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/25 4/16 Hearing Screenings 4/16 Nurturing Parenting Program, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 4/22 Art Club, 2:45-3:45 p.m. 4/23 Parent Workshop, 1:30-2:45 p.m. 4/25 NPFH Student Coalition, 3-4 p.m. 4/29 Art Club Field Trip to DAVA, 2:454:45 p.m. 5/3 Day of the Child Celebration, 4-7 p.m. 5/6 Student of the Month Luncheon, 10:50 a.m.-1 p.m. 5/7 Parent Coffee, 1:30-2:45 p.m. 5/14 Parent Workshop, 8:45-10 a.m. 5/14 Music Concert for Grades 1 & 2, 6:30-7 p.m. 5/16 NPFH Student Coalition, 3-4 p.m. 5/16 Music Concert for Grades 3-5, 6:30-7 p.m. 5/17 Alyssa Cares Foundation Book Giveaway, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/21 5th Grade Continuation Dinner, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 5/21 5th Grade Continuation, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 End of Year PBiS Field Day, 8:3010:45 a.m. 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School

5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction & COMPASS Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Park Lane 13001 E. 30th Ave. 303-343-8313 4/22 PTO Meeting, 3:45-4:30 p.m. 5/14 Field Day 5/17 Breakfast with the Principal, 8:158:55 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/6 Back to School Night, 6-7:30 p.m. 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Peoria 875 Peoria St. 303-340-0770 4/16 4th Grade Musical 4/30 3rd Grade Musical 5/7 2nd Grade Musical

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National Assistant Principal of the Year Hinkley High School’s Matthew Willis is the 2013 NASSP/Virco National Assistant Principal of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have demonstrated success in leadership, curriculum and personalization. Since arriving at Hinkley, Willis has increased staff presence in the hallways and implemented academic and behavioral interventions. He also helped launch a restorative justice program to keep students in school and empower them to take ownership of their success.


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Music Program Teacher In-Service, No School Last Day of Preschool Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 Last Day of School for Grades K-5 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Sable 2601 Sable Blvd. 303-340-3140 4/12-4/19 Book Sale, Buy One Get One Free 4/13 Kindergarten Spring Festival, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4/19 Movie Night, 4-5:30 p.m. 4/25 Donuts with Dad 5/2 Spring Choir Concert, 5 p.m. 5/11 Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 5/16 Muffins with Mom 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School 9/9 Fall Pictures, Class and Individual

Side Creek 19191 E. Iliff Pl. 303-755-1785 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction @ Columbia Middle School 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Sixth Avenue 560 Vaughn St. 303-366-6019 4/24 Skate City Night, 4-6 p.m. 5/7 Music Performance, Grades K-2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 5/14 Music Performance, Grades 3-5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 5/17 Field Day for Kindergarten 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction

6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Tollgate (on a construction calendar for 20122013) 701 S. Kalispell Way 303-696-0944 4/29 Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 4/30 Teacher Workday, No School 5/1 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction @ Arkansas Elementary 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School August Tollgate Opens with a New Building! 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Vassar 18101 E. Vassar Pl. 303-752-3772 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/21 Field Day 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Vaughn 1155 Vaughn St. 303-366-8430 4/12 Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance, 6 p.m. 4/13 Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance, 2 p.m. 4/26 Community Carnival, 6-7 p.m. 5/1 Breakfast with Principal / PTO / PAC Meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m. 5/1 Parent Coffee, Cafeteria, 8:309:30 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Virginia Court 395 S. Troy St. 303-366-9594 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School

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School Registration Centralized admissions All families new to Aurora Public Schools (including students who have been withdrawn for more than 60 days) and all current families who have changed their address must visit the APS Centralized Admissions office to complete admissions forms and/or verify their address. 11th ave. and Peoria st. office 1085 Peoria St., ESC 4 Aurora, CO 80011 (303) 326-2200 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday No appointment necessary OPEN YEAR ROUND except holidays and winter break 2013-14 registration now oPen Centralized Admissions is now accepting registrations for kindergarten students and grades 1-12 for the 2013-14 school year through May 31. To attend kindergarten beginning in fall 2013, your child must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2013. Parents who do not register their kindergarten student by the May 31 deadline will be able to do so after summer break. For more information, visit admissions.aurorak12.org.

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5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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Yale (on a construction calendar for 20122013) 16001 E. Yale Ave. 303-751-7470 4/12 Preschool Parent Day 4/17 4th Grade Field Trip to the Symphony 4/18 5th Grade Musical 7 p.m. 4/25 Field Day 4/26 5th Grade Culmination 4/26 Last Day of Preschool 4/29 Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction Begins at Dartmouth Elementary 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School  

K-8 Schools

Aurora Frontier K-8 3200 S. Jericho Way 303-693-1995 4/11 PTO / SAC Meeting, 6 p.m. 5/2 Middle School Music Program, 7 p.m. 5/16 Field Day 5/17 Fun Run 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/20 8th Grade Continuation, 7 p.m. 5/20 Kindergarten Celebrations 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School

5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten 8/20 First Full Day of School for Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Aurora Quest K-8 17315 E. 2nd Ave. 303-343-3664 4/16 Barnes & Noble Spring Book Fair 4/17 4th Grade Field Trip to AmeriTowne 4/17 Kindergarten Field Trip to CH Theater 4/17 Skate City Night, 6 p.m. 4/23 Piano, Guitar, FA/AN Recital, 6 p.m. 4/26 7th & 8th Grade to Math Olympiad 5/1-5/3 5th Grade Field Trip to Cal-Wood Educational Center 5/6-5/10 Staff Appreciation Week 5/10 1st Grade Field Trip to Denver Zoo 5/14 PTA Meeting, 6 p.m., Accountability Meeting, 7 p.m. 5/14- 5/15 Immersion 5/16 Band Concert, 6 p.m. 5/17 Field Day 5/17 6th-8th Grade Band Festival, Elitch Gardens 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Kindergarten Celebration, 6 p.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 8th Grade Continuation 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Enrichment Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-5/31 1st-4th Grade Sports Camp 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block Enrichment 6/3-6/7 5th-8th Grade Volleyball Camp 6/10-6/14 5th-8th Grade Basketball Camp 6/28 Fifth Block Enrichment Teacher Workday, No School 7/27 Fro-Yo Spot Fundraiser 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten 8/21 Restaurant Fundraiser Night 8/29 Skate City Night, 6 p.m. 9/2 Labor Day, No School 9/13 Annual Quest Carnival 9/26 Donuts for Dads

Boston K-8 1365 Boston St. 303-364-6878 5/10 Field Day 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 8th Grade Continuation 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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Clyde Miller P-8 (on a construction calendar for 20122013) 1701 España St. 303-364-7918 4/26 8th Grade Continuation @ Vista PEAK, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4/29 Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 4/30 Teacher Workday, No School 5/1 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Murphy Creek P-8 1400 S. Old Tom Morris Rd. 303-366-0579 4/16 Athletic Banquet, Vista PEAK, 6 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Last Day of Preschool 5/21 8th Grade Continuation 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/22 Field Day, Grades K-7 5/22 8th Grade to Elitch Gardens 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School

8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 8/6 & 8/7 District Elementary Literacy Testing for Grades 1-5 8/8 First Full Day of Classes Begin for Grades 1-5 8/13 First Full Day of School for Kindergarten & Preschool 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Vista PEAK Exploratory P-8 24551 E. 1st Ave. 303-366-0579 5/9 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. 5/10 Half Day for Students, Parent Teacher Conferences in Afternoon 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 6/6 Last Day of School 6/7 Teacher Workday, No School

Middle Schools Aurora Hills 1009 S. Uvalda St. 303-341-7450 4/24 Talent Show, 6 p.m. 5/2 5th Grade Parent Night, 5:30-7 p.m. 5/7 Band Concert, 7 p.m. 5/8 Drama Club Play, 6 p.m. 5/9 Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. 5/14 PTSO/Accountability Meeting 6:30 p.m. 5/15 Piano Recital, 6 p.m. 5/16 Choir Concert, 6 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 8th Grade Festivities 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School

5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Aurora West College Preparatory Academy 10100 E. 13th Ave. 303-366-2671 4/15-4/19 Media Center Book Fair 4/19 Progress Reports Carried Home by Students 4/23 High School ACT Testing 4/25 CHSSA Music Festival 4/26 Darryl Russell Classic Basketball Game Staff vs. Students 4/27 High School Prom 5/1 Symphonic Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. 5/3 Student Council Talent Show, 3:30 p.m. 5/13 Guitar Concert, 7 p.m. 5/14 Orchestra & Advanced Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 8th Grade Award Ceremony & Class Trip 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 7/22-7/25 High School Registration Grades 9-12 7/24-7/26 Middle School Registration (8th Grade- 7/24) (7th Grade 7/25) (6th Grade - 7/26) 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-12 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Columbia 17600 E. Columbia Ave. 303-690-6570 4/18 Poetry Night, 6-8 p.m. 5/1 Spring Parent Night, 6-8 p.m. 5/6 Advanced Choir, Band & Orchestra, 7 p.m. 5/7 Intermediate Band, Jazz Band & Choir, 7 p.m. 5/8 6th Grade Choir, Band & Orchestra, 7 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 9/2 Labor Day, No School

East 1275 Fraser St. 303-340-0660 5/17 Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 p.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Mrachek 1955 S. Telluride St. 303-750-2836 4/16 Cultural & Learning Fair, 6:30 p.m.

4/18 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:308:15 p.m. 4/25 Talent Show, 7 p.m. 5/2 5th Grade Orientation, 6:30 p.m. 5/3 Parent Coffee, 9:30 a.m. 5/3 Skate City Night, 6-10 p.m. 5/7 Spring Concert, Beginning Band & Orchestra, 6:30 p.m. 5/9 Spring Concert, Advanced Band & Orchestra, 6:30 p.m. 5/14 6th Grade Awards Ceremony, 8:45-9:45 a.m. 5/14 PTSAO Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 5/15 Fifth Block Orientation, 6:30 p.m. 5/16 7th Grade Awards Ceremony, 8:45-9:45 a.m. 5/16 Choir Concert, 6:30 p.m. 5/17 8th Grade Awards Ceremony / Continuation, 8:45-10:15 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 9/2 Labor Day, No School

North M.S. Health Sciences & Technology Campus 12095 Montview Blvd. 303-364-7411 4/16 NAAC Meeting, 4:45-5:45 p.m. 4/18 Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8:30 p.m. 5/3 Parent Coffee, 9-10 a.m. 5/8 Aurora LIGHTS Awards Night 5/9 North Parent University, 6-7:30 p.m. 5/16 Student Awards, 6-8 p.m.

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South 12310 E. Parkview Dr. 303-364-7623 4/24 Parent Meeting, 6-7 p.m. 5/2 Band Concert, 6 p.m. 5/9 Choir & Orchestra Concert, 6 p.m. 5/16 Parent Teacher Conferences & Student Showcase, 4:15-8 p.m. 5/17 Last Day of Preschool 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/5 Back to School Night 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 6-8 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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Convocation Senior Celebration Teacher In-Service, No School Graduation, Ritchie Center, University of Denver, 1 p.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School June & July Summer League Baseball Tournaments 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 9-12 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Hinkley 1250 Chambers Rd. 303-340-1500 4/13 Prom, 7 p.m. 4/18 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. 5/2 Night of Excellence & Wall of Distinction, 7 p.m. 5/13 Senior Celebration, 7 p.m. 5/21 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Graduation, Ritchie Center, University of Denver, 9 a.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday / Checkout, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 9-12 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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Pickens Technical College 500 Airport Blvd. 303-344-4910 4/15-8/6 Registration for Fall 2013 Semester 5/21 Graduation, Ritchie Center, University of Denver, 7 p.m. 5/22 Last day of Spring Semester 5/27 Memorial Day, Campus Closed 8/6 First Day of Fall Semester 9/2 Labor Day, No School

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APS Online High School 303-326-1100 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/23 Graduation, Professional Learning & Conference Center 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 9-12 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Aurora Central 11700 E. 11th Ave. 303-340-1600 4/13 Prom, PLCC, 7-10 p.m. 4/20 ACHS Parent Breakfast, Theater, 8-9:30 a.m. 5/20 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/20 Graduation, Ritchie Center, University of Denver, 9 a.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 9-12 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Rangeview 17599 E. Iliff Ave. 303-695-6848 4/11-4/13 Play: “You Can’t Take it With You”, Auditorium, 7 p.m. 4/18 Parent Advisory Committee Meeting, Community Room, 6:30 a.m. 4/23 ACT Testing, Juniors Only 4/27 Prom, Tivoli Center, 8-11 p.m. 4/28 After Prom, Dave & Buster’s, 12:30-4 p.m. 4/29 Academic Awards Ceremony, Auditorium, 6 p.m. 5/3 Band Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m. 5/10 Choir Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m. 5/13 Parent Booster Club Meeting, Community Room, 7 p.m. 5/20 Honors Convocation, Auditorium, 7 p.m. 5/21 Teacher In-Service, No School 5/21 Graduation, Ritchie Center, University of Denver, 1 p.m. 5/22 Last day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester 5/23 Teacher Workday, No School 5/24 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 5/28-6/27 Fifth Block of Instruction 6/3-6/6 Basketball Camp for Boys & Girls Ages 6-14, 1-4 p.m. 6/28 Fifth Block Teacher Workday, No School 8/6 First Day of School for Grades 9-12 9/2 Labor Day, No School

Vista PEAK Preparatory 9-12 Gateway 1300 S. Sable Blvd. 303-755-7160 4/20 Prom 4/25 Community Fair, 5 p.m. 4/27 “Especially Me” Conference, 9 a.m. 5/2 & 5/3 Spring Play, Love’s Labours Lost, 7 p.m. 5/4 Spring Play, Love’s Labours Lost, 1 p.m. 5/8 Activities Wall of Fame Banquet 5/14 Athletics Banquet 5/15 Senior Checkout

24500 E. 6th Ave. 303-340-0121 5/9 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7:30 p.m. 5/10 Half Day of School, Parent Teacher Conferences in Afternoon 5/27 Memorial Day, No School 6/6 Last Day of School 6/7 Teacher Workday, No School

William Smith 400 Airport Blvd. 303-364-8715 4/23 ACT Day, Juniors Only

Growing Up Gamer: A History of Video Games, all ages Nintendo or Sega? Oregon Trail or Carmen Sandiego? Come relive your childhood and find out more about the history of video games, their influence on pop culture, and how they revolutionized the way we learn. Free. Thru May 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Green Revolution, all ages What is a carbon footprint? Why is it important to conserve water? What are the four R’s? Become a partner in the Green Revolution. Learn some interesting facts and helpful hints, and armed with the many resources in Aurora, discover how you can make a difference not only in your home, but also in our community. Free. Thru June 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Mother’s Day Tea, ages 7 and older Join us for a Mother’s Day Tea and discover the world of Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management! Written during the Victorian Era, Mrs. Beeton’s book is still an iconic book today and features over 900 recipes as well as in depth instructions on how to properly run a Victorian Era home. Museum director Jennifer Kuehner will talk about Mrs. Beeton’s most amusing tips and tricks, point out some of her best recipes and we’ll sample food that was new to stores in the 1890s. Space is extremely limited. Advanced reservations are required by Thursday, May 9. $18 ($15 for Aurora Historical Society members) May 12, Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Centennial House, 1671 Galena St., Aurora 303-739-6667 or auroramuseum.org

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Congratulations! The APS Superintendent’s Quarterly Award winners go above and beyond in helping APS students realize success. Superintendent John L. Barry recognizes outstanding parents, staff and community members who make a difference in the lives of APS students.

Aurora Public Schools would like to recognize these employees who were recently named Quarterly Superintendent Award winners.

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Colleen Carr Lucy Compean Christiann Cook Misty Coronel Judith Dake Jacob Emerson Elaine Esquibel Robert Feeler Maren Getz Joe Gonzalez Jean Hale Shawn Jones Carolyn Lamb Yvonne Menin-Hicks Cassie Parra Jenny Passchier Lori Petersen Erica Rojas Arroyo Adrienne Ruth David Sanderlin Tammy Strouse Lisa Trudgian Christopher Vann

Kids Tech Paraeducator Clerk, District Receptionist Classroom Educational Assistant Classroom Paraeducator English Language Arts Teacher Social Studies Teacher Volunteer Assistant Principal Elementary Teacher Student Liaison Parent Volunteer Counselor Classified Professional Development Tech. Intervention Teacher Director of Student Achievement Principal Assistant Principal Parent Volunteer Volunteer Ophthalmologist Physical Education Teacher English Language Arts Teacher Elementary Teacher Coordinator of Prevention and Intervention

Pickens Technical College ESC-4 Murphy Creek P-8 Sixth Avenue Elementary Hinkley High Aurora Hills Middle Jewell Elementary South Middle Crawford Elementary Columbia Middle Dartmouth Elementary East Middle ESC-4 Sable Elementary ESC-2 Park Lane Elementary Hinkley High Boston K-8 Non-APS Location Dalton Elementary Rangeview High Aurora Frontier K-8 ESC-4

Awards Recognition celebrations take place each quarter. Photos of the winners are displayed on a “Wall of Fame” inside the APS administration building. Students, parents, staff and community members may submit nominations online at aurorak12.org/staff/quarterly-awards/.

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Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Raptor’s of the Rockies, all ages Brown Bag and White Linen Series sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society. An enlightening and entertaining look into the wonders of Colorado’s native raptors. Learn about the raptors’ incredible eyesight, discover the advantages of silent flight, and learn which raptors are found in Colorado with Wild Wings. $4 ($3 Aurora residents) May 15, Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Civilian Conservation Corps in Colorado, all ages The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC was created as part of the New Deal program in the 1930s. This military-style program provided work, food, and a paycheck to over 2.5 million men. If you’ve ever driven on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park or been to Red Rocks Amphitheater you’ve benefited from the hard work of these men. Free. July 2 to Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 303-739-6660 or aurormuseum.org

DeLaney Farm Open Days, all ages Gully House and the DeLaney Round Barn are open to visitors. Discover these historic places and the people who lived there more than 100 year ago. Free. June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. DeLaney Farm, 170 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century, all ages Journey to places, from the Arctic to the southwestern U.S. and learn about wolves in North America. This national traveling exhibit featuring more than six mounted animals was developed by the Bell Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the International Wolf Center in Minnesota. It offers a closer look at wolves and coyotes with added Colorado facts presented by Aurora’s Morrison Nature Center. Free. June 11 to Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Pioneer Camp, ages 8 to 12 Learn about the lives of pioneers and cowboys on Colorado’s eastern plains in the late 1800’s. Make candles, churn butter, do leatherworking, play games and bake in a wood burning stove like the pioneers did! Live like a cowboy while you practice roping and horseback riding! Wear sunscreen and closed toe shoes. $105 ($85 Aurora residents) June 17 to 21, or July 8 to 12, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon DeLaney Farm/Gully House, 170 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Going Green with Color - Xeriscape, all

ages Brown Bag and White Linen Series sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society. Learn the history of low water landscapes along the Front Range and in Aurora. Clarify common misconceptions and discover the benefits of drought. $4 ($3 Aurora residents) June 19, noon to 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Garden Tea, ages 8 and older Discover tips and tricks for great gardens. Taste the freshness of Colorado produce while enjoying a traditional tea. $26 ($20

Aurora residents) June 29, 2 to 4 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Summer Film Series, Make No Little Plans, all ages Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation. Explore the life and legacy of visionary architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham who helped develop city plans for Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines. Free June 30, Sunday, 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E.

Aurora Public Schools Aquatics Program Join the water experience! Aurora Public Schools offers swimming programs for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. The APS “Learn to Swim” program is year-round and offers lessons for beginner to advanced swimmers and divers. With the support of the American Red Cross, the safe and successful program provides participants as young as six months old a quality swimming experience. Lessons are 45 minutes each and take place during several sessions throughout the year. The aquatics program also features: • The Aurora Tsunami competitive swim team for ages 7-18 • Private lessons for those wanting individual instruction • Lifeguard and swimming instructor positions For more information or to sign up for classes, please call 303-365-7809 or visit athletics.aurorak12.org/aquatics.

Fourth of July, all ages Tour the museum while you wait for the Fourth of July Spectacular Fireworks. See the Wolves & Wild Lands exhibit and try a museum scavenger hunt for a prize. Free admission. July 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Centennial House – Summer Open House, all ages Special open house featuring children’s crafts and self-guided tours. Free. July 6 and Aug. 3, Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Centennial House, 1671 Galena St., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Living With Your Wild Neighbors, all ages Brown Bag and White Linen Series sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society. Are you an animal lover? Come and learn about some of the different types of wildlife in Colorado. Mary McCormac from Colorado Parks and

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›› from page 12 Wildlife talks about what we can do to live in harmony with local animals. $4 ($3 Aurora residents) July 17, noon to 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Wolf and Coyote Day, all ages A fun-filled family day with coyote and wolf stories, activities and for the kids and a look at real wolves. $2 ($1 Aurora residents) July 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Summer Film Series, Colfax Avenue: Main Street Colorado, all ages Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation. As both neighborhood Main Street and transcontinental highway, Colfax Avenue provides a telling reflection of the people and events that shaped metropolitan Denver. Free July 28, 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Colorado’s Rarest Plants, all ages Brown Bag and White Linen Series sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society. Colorado is home to more than 100 rare plant species. Jennifer Ramp-Neale of the Denver Botanic Gardens will highlight ongoing field and laboratory efforts to ensure persistence of our rarest and most precious plants. $4 ($3 Aurora residents) Aug. 21, noon to 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org Summer Film Series, Taken for a Ride, all ages Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation. Discover the tragic and little known story of an auto and oil industry campaign led by General Motors to buy and dismantle streetcar lines through vintage archival footage and candid interviews. Free Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org

Theater The Aurora Fox presents the Color Purple – The Musical About Love, all ages Novel by Alice Walker, Adapted by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Alee Willis and Stephen Bray. An inspiring family saga based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. The color Purple is the unforgettable story of a downtrodden woman who, motivated by the free-thinking women she encounter, find the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this is a story of hope, inspiration and triumph. Tickets are $14 child, $24 senior/student, $28 adult. Group discounts available for orders of 10+ Thru May 12, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org Drama Summer Camps -Acting Up Summer Style, ages 4 to 6 Express yourself! Make believe! Your little performer will love the games, play-acting and fun in this class. Share a performance piece on the final day. $116 ($96 Aurora residents) -June 10 to 21, Monday thru Friday, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora

-July 9 to 19, Tuesday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to noon Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora -July 22 to Aug. 2, Monday thru Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org Teen Acting Camp, Middle and High School Teens Take the first step! Explore, expand and practice your talents in a fun atmosphere and comfortable environment. Learn about action, emotion, improvisation, character and staging from professional actors. Perform onstage at the Aurora Fox on Friday June 21st. Requires 5th grade reading level, memorization and outside class work. $200 ($180 Aurora residents) June 10 to 21, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org Little Foxes Stages, ages 7 to 10 Learn acting from professional actors. Create a play, work together and share ideas. Construct costumes, sets and props. Share a performance piece with family and friends on the final day. Requires commitment to attendance, 1st grade reading level, memorization and outside class work. $195 ($175 Aurora residents) -June 17 to 28, Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora -July 23 to Aug. 2, Tuesday thru Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org Take Two, Teen Acting Camp, Middle and High School Teens Study with a professional actor and director. Learn intensive character, scene and ensemble work. Perform at the Aurora Fox on Fri., July 19. Prerequisite: 5th grade reading level and relevant theatre or performance experience. Requires memorization and outside class work. $200 ($180 Aurora residents) July 8 to 19, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org Broadway Bound!, Middle and High School Teens Learn to audition for and act in musicals. Actors: Improve your music and movement skills, Singers: Enhance your acting, Dancers: expand your vocal skills. Challenge yourself and strut your stuff in the final performance on Aug. 2. Class requires memorization and outside class work. $200 ($180 Aurora resident) July 22 to Aug. 2, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org The Aurora Fox presents the 2012 Little Foxes Children’s Theatre “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Richard R. George, all ages Based on the classic by Roald Dahl and directed by Robert Michael Sanders, this magical journey takes 5 contestants on a tour of Mr. Wonka’s new secret candy factory. But, many thrills and perils await the contestants on this wild and wondrous adventure. Tickets are $7.00, $6.00 season, and $5.00 with groups of 10+. June 11 to 27, Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org Aurora Fox Follies Talent Show, ages 6 to 18 Show off your skills at Aurora Fox Follies.

All performing artists are welcome who have registered for classes with Aurora between June 1, 2012 and August 1, 2013. Categories are acting, vocal, acrobatics, tumbling/stage combat, dance, magic, and comedy. The field will be narrowed down to 10 semi finalists who will rehearse on June 21st and perform on Stage at the Aurora Fox on June 22nd at 11:30 a.m. Then stay for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. the three finalists will perform and a champion will be selected. Everyone is welcome to our congratulatory reception on stage after the winner is announced. City of Aurora employees and their family members are not eligible to participate. This is an Aurora Fox Little Foxes Talent Show and is not open to the general public. This is a celebration of Fox students. June 15, 2 to 6 p.m., Auditions The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org

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The Aurora Fox presents the 2013 Little Foxes Children’s Theatre “The Hobbit” by Patricia Gray, all ages Based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Ben Dicke. Comedy and adventure for the whole family. The Hobbit is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through the sometimes dark, sometimes charming, always compelling world of Middle Earth. Tickets are $7.00, $6.00 season, and $5.00 with groups of 10+. July 9 to 25, Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org The Aurora Fox presents Metamorphoses, all ages Nine inter-related tales based on ancient Greek and Roman mythology, each enacted in and around a large pool of water. Using contemporary language and familiar characters, such as King Midas and his golden touch and Orpheus and Eurydice in the underworld, the play explores the inevitability of change and the transformative powers of love. Tickets are $26 adults, $22 senior/student, $13 children 12 and under. Ticket packages are also available. Aug 16 to Sept 22, in the Studio Theatre, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1970 or aurorafox.org

Art, Dance, Music Aurora Dance Arts Continuous Dance Program, ages 3 to 18 Registration begins July 29th. Classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, and poms begins August 26 at Meadowood, Meadow Hills, Expo, Beck, and Village Green Recreation Centers in Aurora. Classes run Aug. 26, 2013 through June 2, 2014 with recitals in June 2014. Please call 303-3268308 or go to our website at www.auroragov. org/dance for more information. Auditions for Fairytales from around the World will take place at Aurora Center for Active Adults on Aug. 24, call the Dance Office for details. Crocodile Rock, ages 18 mos. to 5 years with parent Let your child develop an appreciation for music through singing, dancing and playing instruments. $42 ($32 Aurora residents) -May 3 to 24, June 7 to 28, July 12 to Aug. 2, Aug. 9 to 30, Friday, 10:15 to 11 a.m. -May 4 to 25, June 8 to 29, July 13 to Aug. 3, Aug. 10 to 31, Saturday, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts

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›› from page 13 Kinderdance, ages 4 to 6 This class will explore the basic fundamentals of ballet technique and terminology, improve motor skills and spacial awareness as well as improve student’s musicality. -May 7 to 28, Tuesday, 10:15 to 11 a.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) -June 26 to July 31, Wednesday, 5:15 to 6 p.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) -June 27 to Aug. 8, Thursday, 4:15 to 5 p.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) -June 29 to Aug. 3, Saturday, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora -May 9 to 30, Thursday, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aurora -May 11 to June 1, Saturday, 11 to 11:45 a.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) -June 25 to July 30, Tuesday, 10:15 to 11 a.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Tippy Toes, age 3 Twirl and jump! This class is an introduction to ballet and the world of dance. Students will work on socialization, coordination, motor skills, and spacial awareness. A ton of fun for your child and a chance for them be creative through dance and music. -May 7 to 28, Tuesday, 4 to 4:45 p.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aurora -May 10 to 31, Friday, 9:15 to 10 a.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) -June 26 to July 31, Wednesday, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) -June 29 to Aug. 3, Saturday, 9 to 9:45 a.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora -May 11 to June 1, Saturday, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) -June 25 to July 30, Tuesday, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) -June 29 to Aug. 3, Saturday, 10 to 10:45 a.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

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Beginning Hip Hop, ages 7 to 10 Explore current Hip Hop choreography with a wide range of styles including breaking, locking and popping. -May 7 to 28, Tuesday, 4 to 5 p.m., $52 ($40 Aurora residents) Village Green Recreation Center, 1300 S. Chambers Circle, Aurora -May 8 to 29, Wednesday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., $52 ($40 Aurora residents) -June 26 to July 31, Wednesday, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., $63 ($48 Aurora residents) Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aurora -June 25 to July 30, Tuesday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., $63 ($48 Aurora residents) Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora -June 29 to Aug. 3, Saturday, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., $63 ($48 Aurora residents) Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Intro to Hip Hop, ages 4 to 6 Hip Hop for the younger kids. Explore current Hip Hop choreography with a wide range of styles including breaking, locking and popping. -May 7 to 28, Tuesday, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) -June 26 to July 31, Wednesday, 5 to 5:45 p.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aurora -May 9 to 30, Thursday, 5 to 5:45 p.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) -June 25 to July 30, Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:15

p.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) -June 29 to Aug.3, Saturday, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., $54 ($42 Aurora residents) Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora -May 11 to June 1, Saturday, 10:15 to 11 a.m., $36 ($28 Aurora residents) Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Creative Dance, ages 3 to 4 An introduction to dance geared toward the preschooler. Students will explore ballet, musicality with music and musical instruments, spacial awareness, and develop motor skills. $36 ($28 Aurora residents) May 8 to 29, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Photography, ages 16 and older Get hands on assistance and learn all about your camera. Bring your camera. -May 9 to 23, Learn Your Camera, $42 ($32 Aurora residents) -June 6 or July 11, A Day in the Park, $33 ($25 Aurora residents – Field trip June 8 or July 13 -June 13 to 27, Intro to Photography, $55 ($42 Aurora residents) -July 18 to 25, Intimate Landscapes Wildflowers, $60 ($46 Aurora residents) – Field trip July 20 -Aug. 8 to 22, One-on-One, $53 ($42 Aurora residents) Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Spring Flowers in Watercolor, ages 16 and older Celebrate spring by learning how to paint flowers in watercolor. $33 ($25 Aurora residents) May 11, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Bob Ross Wet on Wet, ages 14 and older Complete a 16x20 oil painting in this paint-along class. No ability required. Bring your lunch. Painting titles to be determined. $74 ($57 Aurora residents) -Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soothing Vista, May 18 Cool Waters, June 8 Warm Summer Day, July 13 Secluded Lake, Aug. 10 Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora -Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Soothing Vista, May 19 Cool Waters, June 9 Warm Summer Day, July 14 Secluded Lake, Aug. 11 Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Polymer Clay Cane Making, ages 14 and older Make and trade patterned canes that are then used in many polymer clay projects. $52 ($42 Aurora residents) May 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Advanced Pottery, ages 16 and older Perfect your skills. Must be able to throw a cylinder. -June 1 to July 6 or July 13 to Aug. 17, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $71 ($61 Aurora residents) -June 2 to 30 or July 14 to Aug. 11, Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. $78 ($68 Aurora residents) -June 4 to July 9 or July 16 to Aug. 20 Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $71 ($61 Aurora residents) -June 6 to July 18 or July 25 to Aug. 29, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $71 ($61

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303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts

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All Levels Pottery, ages 16 and older All level of experience welcome. $71 ($61 Aurora residents) June 3 to July 8 or July 15 to Aug. 19, Monday, noon to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery

Guitar I, ages 5 to 7 Basic skills and chords provide the groundwork for singing and playing together. Bring your guitar. No bass guitars. $89($69 Aurora residents) June 1 to July 27, Saturday, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Guitar I, ages 8 to 11 Basic skills and chords provide the groundwork for singing and playing together. Bring your guitar. No bass guitars. $89($69 Aurora residents) -June 1 to July 27, Saturday, 10:15 to 11 a.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora -June 4 to July 23, Tuesday, 5 to 5:45 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Art Camps at Bicentennial Art Center, ages 6 to 8/morning classes – ages 9 to 12/afternoon classes Get your creative juices flowing with fun art or music programs. Fee includes supervision, supplies and refreshments. -Art Camp Sketching $107 ($87 Aurora residents) June 3 to 6, Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. -Explorations in Paint $107 ($87 Aurora resident) June 10 to 13, Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. -Clay, Clay, Clay $107 ($87 Aurora resident) June 17 to 20 Monday thru Thursday, 9

a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. -Art Camp $107 ($87 Aurora resident) June 24 to 27, Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. -Watercolor Painting $107 ($87 Aurora residents) July 8 to 11, Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. -3D Art $107 ($87 Aurora resident) July 15 to 18, Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. -Drawing Camp $107 ($87 Aurora resident) July 22 to 25 Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Draw Anime and Manga I, ages 12 to 16 Learn this Japanese art used in comics and cartoons. Draw anime characters and learn the basic composition of manga. $73 ($56 Aurora residents) June 3 to July 1 or July 23 to Aug. 20, Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aurora

303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Sketching, ages 7 to 12 Learn proven techniques to strengthen your drawing abilities. All supplies provided. $62 ($48 Aurora residents) June 3 to July 8 or July 22 to Aug. 19, Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Pottery for Kids, ages 6 to 9 Get messy making coil and slab pieces! Take home finished pieces at last class. $27 ($21 Aurora residents) June 4 to 18, Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Comic Design, ages 12 to 18 Learn how to create and publish comics. Bring pencil, eraser, and sketchbook. $73 ($56 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 2, Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora

Clay Building, ages 16 and older Use coil, slab and other hand building techniques to create unique clay pieces. No experience necessary. $71 ($61 Aurora residents) -June 4 to July 9 or July 19 to Aug. 20, Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. -June 5 to July 10 or July 17 to Aug. 21, Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Beginning Pottery, ages 16 and older Learn to throw on a potter’s wheel (wedge, center, throw) and glaze. $71 ($61 Aurora residents) -June 4 to July 9 or July 16 to Aug. 20, Tuesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. -June 5 to July 10 or July 17 to Aug. 21, Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. -June 6 to July 18 or July 25 to Aug. 29, Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Piano & Keyboarding I, ages 7 to 13 Kay makes learning to play the piano easy and fun! Instruction book included. Keyboard provided during class but it is recommended that student has a keyboard or piano at home. $88 ($68 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 16 or July 23 to Aug. 27, Tuesday, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Aurora Central Library Studio, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway 303-344-1776 or auroralibrary.org/arts Continuing Keyboard, ages 7 to 13 Continue your lessons. Piano I or teacher approval required. Fee includes instruction book. Keyboard provided during class but it is recommended that student has a keyboard or piano at home. $88 ($68 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 16 or July 23 to Aug. 27, Tuesday, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Aurora Central Library Studio, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway 303-344-1776 or auroralibrary.org/arts Piano & Keyboarding I, ages 14 and older Learn to play using a full size electric keyboard. No experience necessary. Keyboard provided. $92 ($72 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 16 or July 23 to Aug. 27, Tuesday, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Aurora Central Library Studio, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway 303-344-1776 or auroralibrary.org/arts Guitar Basic Chords, ages 12 and older Learn basic guitar skills, open chords and common strumming patterns. $108($88 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 23, Tuesday, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Reading Music, ages 12 and older Introduces single note melodies and the fundamentals of reading music. No experience necessary. $108($88 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 23, Tuesday, 7 to 7:45 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts

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various styles of dance and stories. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) -June 17 to 21, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora -July 8 to 12, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon -July 22 to 26, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Advanced Workshop, ages 12 and older Continue working on songs, scales, theory and chords. Must have taken previous guitar classes or get teacher approval. $108($88 Aurora residents) June 4 to July 23, Tuesday, 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Kids on Wheels, ages 10 to 16 Work on a potter’s wheel (wedge, center, throw), hand build and glaze. $53 ($43 Aurora residents) June 5 to July 10, Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Anime and Comic Design Workshop, ages 14 and older Get one-on-one instruction tailored to meet the needs of the more advanced student. Bring any materials with you that you currently use. $73 ($56 Aurora residents) June 5 to July 10, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Hot, Hot, Hot Clay for Teens, ages 15 to 18 Get creative with clay. Learn how to hand build and throw on a potter’s wheel. Explore Raku firing and high fire glazes. $71 ($61 Aurora residents) June 5 to July 10, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Parent and Child Pottery, ages 5 and older

Michael Jackson Dance Camp ages 7 to 10 Learn to move like the King of Pop after this 5 day camp. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) June 17 to 21, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance

Create wonderful gifts together. One child per adult. $42 ($32 Aurora residents) June 6 to 20, Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Watercolor Painting, ages 7 to 12 Sketch your design then use watercolor paints to finish your project. All supplies provided. $62 ($48 Aurora residents) June 6 to July 11 or July 25 to Aug. 22, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Anyone Can Draw, ages 12 and older

Learn to draw using different techniques such as proportion, shading and perspective. Beginners welcome. $69 ($53 Aurora residents) -June 10 to July 15, Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., ages 16 and older -July 24 to Aug. 1, Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., ages 12 to 16 Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Advanced Polymer Clay, ages 14 and older Learn advanced polymer clay techniques $61 ($47 Aurora residents) June 12 to July 10, Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Glee Club, ages 7 to 12 Have fun while learning about singing in harmony and performing songs with choreography. There will be a concert for family and friends. $85 ($65 Aurora residents) June 13 to Aug. 8, Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m. Aurora Central Library Studio, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Summer Dance Camps -Fairy Tale Princess Camp, ages 4 to 6 Discover your inner princess through

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›› from page 16 Poms/Cheerleading Camp, ages 7 to 10 This camp focuses on arm movements, jumps, turns, leaps, cheers and dances appropriate for cheerleading and poms. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) June 24 to 28, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Superhero Camp, ages 4 to 6 Become a different superhero every day with crafts, superhero moves and more. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) -July 8 to 12, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Meadow Hills Dance Room, 3609 S. Dawson St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Lil’ Kids Hip Hop Camp, ages 7 to 10 Do you want to dance like a video superstar? Join us for this camp with all the latest hip hop choreography and tricks. Fun hip hop craft included. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) -July 15 to 19, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora -July 29 to Aug. 2, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance The King of Pop Dance Camp ages 11 to 16 Learn to move like the King of Pop after this 5 day camp. Special craft included. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) July 15 to 19, Monday thru Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Teen Hip Hop Camp, ages 11 to 16 In this camp you will explore current hip hop choreography and work on breaking, stalls and tricks. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) July 22 to 26, Monday thru Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Expo Recreation Center, 10955 E. Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Storybook Camp, ages 4 to 7 This camp will focus on a different Disney story and dance each day. $110 ($85 Aurora residents) July 29 to Aug. 2, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-326-8308 or auroragov.org/dance Banks in Harmony Summer Concert Series, all ages Enjoy music on the lawn at these annual concerts. Music played from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free -June 20, Fourever Fab, Ultimate Live Beatles Experience Bicentennial Park, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora -June 27, Dean Bushnell Orchestra, Big Band Swing Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway -July 11, Buckstein, Country Rock -July 18, Chris Daniels & the Kings, Roots Rock & Roll with Horns Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St., Aurora -July 25, Hazel Miller, Blues, Jazz and R&B -Aug. 1, Phat Daddy, High energy R&B, Rock and Contemporary hits Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-344-1500 or auroragov.org/concerts Precious Metal Clay in a Day, ages 14 and older Precious Metal Clay lets you make

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›› from page 17 Exposition Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts Art to Eat On, ages 7 to 10 Hand build your own functional dinnerware out of clay. $27 ($21 Aurora residents) Aug. 6 to 20, Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Bicentennial Art Center, 13655 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/pottery Bob Ross Wet on Wet for Kids, ages 8 to 13 Complete an oil painting in one afternoon. No art ability required. All supplies provided. $60 ($47 Aurora residents) Aug 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St., Aurora 303-344-1776 or auroragov.org/arts

Library Programs Pajama Storytime, ages 2 to 6, with an adult Join us in your jammies with your favorite sleepytime friend. No registration required. Free. Tuesdays, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Baby Storytime, ages 0 to 23 months with their caregivers Join us with your babies for songs, stories, and rhymes. Registration required. Free. Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Tutoring, grades 6 to 12

Tutors are available for all subjects to aid students in improving their school work. Light snacks available. Supported by Aurora Youth Options. Free. -Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora -Thursdays, 4 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-617-2660 or AYO@aumhc.org Reading Tutoring, Elementary school students Trained volunteers work with Elementary school students to improve reading skills. Supported by Children’s Literacy Center, Colorado Springs. Free. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:40 to 5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Spanish Discussion Group, ages 18 and older Discover a new face of Latin America every week from the point of view of a Mexican journalist, where you learn through various activities about literature, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, geography, art, and culture. If you know just enough Spanish to understand a conversation, come and explore this culture through the Spanish language. Free. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6642/303-739-6630 or auroralibrary.org Preschool Storytime, ages 2 to 6, with an adult Storytime is free with fun story reading and related activities that promote reading development and learning. Programs are designed for parents to participate with

their children. Free. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Children’s Storytime, ages 2 to 6, with an adult Storytime is free with fun story reading and related activities that promote reading development and learning. Programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Free. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org Preschool Storytime, ages birth to 5 with an adult Storytime is free with fun story reading and related activities that promote early literacy. Programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Free. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax. Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org English Conversion Group, ages 18 and older To better serve those people that can speak a little English, providing them with a friendly atmosphere to enhance their vocabulary, become comfortable with everyday English, and learn more about American culture. Topics and themes will vary, chosen by the different personalities and direction of the students. Free. Wednesdays. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6642/303-739-6630 or auroralibrary.org Children’s Storytime, ages 2-6, with an adult

Join library staff and volunteers for 30 minutes of stories and song. Free. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org R.I.S.E Storytime and Parent Literacy Classes, ages 3 to 5 with an adult The Center for Hearing Speech and Language will provide an environment that will give parents and children the opportunity to practice pre-literacy skills. These classes are especially suited for English as a Second Language Learners. Parent class themes include: Expressing Needs and Feelings, Establishing Independence, Understanding What Families Value, Sharing and Cooperating, and Self-Possibilities. Registration required. Free. Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Reading Buddies, ages 6 to 12 (begins June 6) Children are invited to improve their reading skills by pairing up with an older teen reading buddy. Buddies will meet once a week during the summer to read together, play literacy games, and do group activities. Registration required. Free. Thursdays, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Preschool Storytime, ages 4 to 6, with an adult Storytime is free with fun story reading and related activities that promote reading development and learning. Programs are designed for parents to participate with their children. Free. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org DIY Zone, grades 6 to 12 Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Registration Required. Free. -May 1 - Upcycle old CD’s into a picture frame to give to Mom for Mother’s Day. -June 5 - Make a pet rock. -July 3 - Make a flag out of safety pins. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Computer Basics, ages 16 and older Starting to use a computer can feel like a visit to a foreign country, things look familiar but you can’t speak the language. Free. May 2, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Cake Decorating for Kids, ages 6 and up Learn the basics of cake decorating. Practice on paper and then decorate sugar cookies. Limited spots available, registration required. Free. May 3, 4 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org Wagging Tales, child should know how to read Wagging Tales introduces children to a four-legged friend and then the magic begins! Each child selects a fun book to read to his or her new doggie pal, each child is rewarded with a new book to keep. Free. May 4, 10 a.m. to noon Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org

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›› from page 18 Giant Map, all ages Experience the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography that a basketball court-sized National Geographic map of North America will provide. Explore travel from state to state, hop around, compete, collaborate, have lots of fun, and win prizes. May 4, 2 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Tech Zone, grades 6 to 12 Learn computer programming. Registration required. Free. May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, 4 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Cinema in the Stacks, all ages No tickets or reservations are required. Free. -May 8, 6 p.m. - The Wizard of Oz- Rated G 102 Minutes. Kansas girl Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away by a tornado into the magical Land of Oz in this much loved musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel. Dorothy joins the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to persuade the Wizard to help her find her way home. -June 12, 6 p.m. - Alice in WonderlandTim Burton brings his unique take on the classic Lewis Carroll story about a girl named Alice to the big screen, Alice falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm populated by talking playing cards, the raging Red Queen and a stark raving Mad Hatter. , complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. -July 10, 5:30 p.m. - National Treasure (2004) - Benjamin Franklin Gates comes from a line of archaeologists who are searching for a secret stash of cash hidden by Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin to help finance the Revolutionary War. Gates has determined that the clue may lie on the back of the original Declaration of Independence. He plots to steal it to find this war chest but he must also battle the FBI who have been tipped off to the hunt in this intelligent action adventure. -Aug. 14, 6 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (2003)- Mike Myers brings the fabled feline, the Cat in the Hat, to life in this high energy, highly stylized adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss classic. The mischievous cat happens upon two bored siblings who are ho-humming through a rainy day. Once the Cat is in charge, it is a non-stop whirlwind through a fantasy land that astounds the adventure-bound twosome Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6778 or auroralibrary.org Family Art Project, all ages Come join in the art projects and get creative. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Free. -May 11 - Get crafty for Mother’s Day. Make a Mother’s Day surprise to help you and your family celebrate Mom. -June 8 - Put a smile on Dad’s face by making him a special Father’s Day craft. Choose from a couple of options for unique and easy-to-make craft for Dad’s Father’s Day present. -July 13 - Be creative, have fun with your family, work together and make new friends Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Mother’s Day Flowers, ages 7 to 12 Make a bouquet of upcycled egg carton flowers. Use egg cartons, scissors, and paints to make a great gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 12th. Registration required. Free. May 11, 2 to 3 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden

Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Science in the Stacks, all ages Based on European Cafe Scientifique model, Science in the Stacks is a casual forum where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a local scientist or technologist, learn about new discoveries and issues, and discuss the topics in a comfortable setting. Sunday, 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Learn about types of ghosts, ghost hunting, and how intuition interplays with psychic phenomena. -May 12 - Paranormal Investigations Explore AAPI investigations from which photographic evidence and electronic voice phenomena (EVP) were documented using both scientific method and psychic ability. Presented by Sharon Raines and Stephen Weidner, Aurora Association of Paranormal Investigators (AAPI). -June 9 – Composting Basics - Learn how to build, maintain, troubleshoot, and use your compost pile. Also, find out how to use worms (vermicomposting). Presented by Denver Urban Gardens -July 14 – Beekeeping Basics - Learn about honey bees, the process of beekeeping, plants that attract bees and facts about pollinator conservation. Presented by Denver Bees Organization. -Aug. 11 – The Apollo Program Re-discover the first moon landing. Learn how NASA utilized technology and resolved engineering challenges to achieve a successful moon landing. Bring your questions about space exploration. Presented by Barbara and Steve Sande, Solar Systems Ambassadors, Apollo program. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6630 or auroralibrary.org GameZone, grades 6 to 12 Join us for Wii gaming, computer gaming, board games, card games, and more. Registration required. Wednesday’s, 4 p.m. Free. May 15, June 18, July 17 Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org

Technology in APS classrooms The bond and mill levy programs approved by Aurora voters in 2008 are funding more than $20 million in technology improvements throughout Aurora Public Schools. Since 2008, APS has tripled the number of computers and technology devices used by students and staff. The bond-funded technology renewal program provides annual funds to APS schools and sites to ensure that students and staff benefit from the most current technology. The mill levy includes funds to support innovative instructional technology.

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beans and lentils. Registration required. Free. -May 30, 2 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-7473 or auroralibrary.org -June 7, 3:30 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org -July 16, 2 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-7473 or auroralibrary.org SnackZone, grades 6 to 12 Wednesday’s, 4 p.m. Registration required. Free. -May 22 - Make fondue. -June 26 – Make red, white and blue yogurt parfait. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Summer Reading Program Kickoff, all ages It’s time to dig into Reading. Stop by your local Aurora Public Library and sign up for a summer of fun and adventure as you read your way through summer vacation. Register for the Summer Reading Program, find out how it works. May 25, 10 a.m. to noon Sound Ideas with Michael Stanwood, all ages Participate in a craft and experience musical instruments from around the world with Michael Stanwood. Lessons in geography, social studies, languages, even clothing, all through the back door of wondrous musical instruments that Michael has collected in his travels. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-7473 or auroralibrary.org Playground Theatre, all ages Enjoy live entertainment by Playground Theatre’s the green Scene introducing the world’s first Organic Super Hero. Supernatural was born on Earth Day, raised on peace, love, granola, and trail mix. There’s a Green Game Show with questions on recycling. Captain Underwear and Long John Slipper make

learning hilarious. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Caricature, Balloon Sculpting, and Face Painting Extravaganza, all ages Start a summer full of fun reading and activities. Join us as we open the new Teen Activity room, sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enjoy light refreshments. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org

Registration required. Free -May 28, 2 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org -June 13, 2 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6778 or auroralibrary.org -June 21, 3:30 p.m. -July 9, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org

Millibo Art Theatre presents “Book Dawg”, all ages Howl with laughter at the antics of two singing dogs trapped in their local library. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org

Nanotechnology, grades 6 to 12 Dr. Won Park from CU Boulder presents a basic overview of nanotechnology. Registration required. Free. May 29, 4 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org

Summer Reading Program Craft Series: Make a Wiggle Worm, ages 7 to 12 Turn craft foam, pipe cleaners, and a pencil into a friendly wiggly worm.

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Summer Reading Program Craft Series: Make a Fossil Craft, ages 7 to 12 Make a fossil with plaster of paris and paint it. Registration required. Free. -May 31, Friday, 3:30 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org -June 18, Tuesday, 3 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org -June 25, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org -July 11, 2 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Mad Scientists Laboratory Series: Polymers and Chain Reactions, ages 7 to 12 Let’s make flubber and find out what happens. Does it stretch over the opening of a jar? Does it bounce when rolled into a ball? Let’s see what else we can do with flubber. Registration required. Free. May 31, 4 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora

303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Movies at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, all ages No registration required. Free. -June 1, 2 p.m. - Puss ‘n Boots – Way before he ever met Shrek, the legendary Puss in Boots goes on a heroic journey, teaming up with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty Softpaws to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. It’s the adventure of nine lifetimes. -July 12, 2 p.m. - Gnomeo and Juliet – The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax. Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Summer Reading Program Craft Series: Garden in a Pot, ages 7 to 12 Use buttons and your imagination to create a beautiful garden in a clay pot. Registration required. Free -June 4, 2 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org -June 27, 2 p.m. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org -July 12, 3:30 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org -July 16, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Trilobite Mask Craft, ages 7 to 12 Make a paper mask that looks like a trilobite and bring fossilized extinct marine creatures back to life. Registration

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Worm Composting Box presented by Denver Urban Gardens, ages 6 and older Join a master gardener from Denver Urban Gardens as a worm composting box is created. Registration required. Free. June 8, 10 a.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org Colorado Miners from the Colorado History Museum Experience the booms and busts of mining in Colorado from the Spanish explorers to the present. Examine artifacts and photos. Fun activities including a board game, stories and music and more to captivate your interest. Free -June 11, 2 p.m., all ages Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org -June 20, 2 p.m., ages 7 to 12 Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Dig Into It! Reading Craft: Nature Pouch Craft, ages 7 to 12 Create a pouch to take with you while wondering around and collect what you find. Registration required. Free. -June 11, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org -July 2, 2:00 pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org -July 19, 3:30 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org Dinosaur Program presented by the Aurora History Museum Kids will get a broad view of dinosaurs, look at fossils and learn how they are formed, and be introduced to some of the more famous dinosaurs like T-Rex and Velociraptor. Free. -June 12, Wednesday, 10 a.m., all ages Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora

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›› from page 22 Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org Drawing Manga-style, ages 7 to 12 Learn to draw Manga, the Japanese art used in comics and cartoons. Introduction to details of drawing bodies, faces and backgrounds. Supplies provided. Free. June 15, to 4 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Can You Dig It? Presented by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, all ages Join an expedition to seek out dinosaur bones. Registration required. Free. June 20, 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:45 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Stilt Walking Workshop, ages 7 to 12 Stand above the crowd and learn how to walk on stilts during this fun interactive workshop. Stretch Stiltwalker brings several different sized old fashioned hand held wood stilts equipped with rubber tips for hands-on fun. Registration required. Free. June 22, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org Worm Composting Box Workshop, ages 7 to 12 Learn the art and science of worm composting so you can try it in your home garden. Worm composting allows you to compost your food waste rapidly, while producing quality compost soil. Best of all, it’s self-contained and nearly odorless. Free. June 22, 2 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org Duct Tape Wallet, grades 6 to 12 Make your own unique wallet out of Duct tape. Free. July 11, 2 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org Science with Toys Discover the science behind the toys. Retired science teacher, Jim Cronin, brings toys to the library for interactive play and learning fun. Registration required. Free. -July 13, 2 p.m., all ages Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org -July 18, 2 p.m., ages 7 to 12 Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora 303-739-6626 or auroralibrary.org

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Joining Hands Art/Gardening Project Students will make a mural of joined hands that explains what skills they bring to the garden and what they want to get out of their work in the garden. Presented by Denver Urban Gardens. Free. -July 20, 2 p.m., all ages Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org -July 20, 10:30 a.m., ages 6 and older Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org Ancient Aurora, ages 6 and older Learn all about Aurora when dinosaurs roamed our city. The City of Aurora’s Natural Resource Specialist, Joy Thompson, will present a fascinating program about the history of ancient Aurora. Free. July 20, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org

Make a Mini Greenhouse, ages 7 to 12 Create your own mini greenhouse or terrarium out of recycled materials. Kids can grow their own plants from seed or from cuttings in their mini greenhouse. Free. Presented by Colorado State University Extension and 4-H. June 28, 4 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org

Forensics, ages 7 to 12 Who Done It? Tap into your inner CSI agent and have fun learning about the fascinating world of forensics. Presented by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Registration required. Free. July 23, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 303-739-1940 or auroralibrary.org

Jim Jackson and Millibo Arts Theatre presents Busker and Me, all ages Busker wants to join the circus. (If you’re a badly behaved puppet dog, wouldn’t you?) But Busker has some trouble learning his tricks and a narrative arc ensues. Busker and Me features clown extraordinaire Jim Jackson who mans the stage with Busker. Free. June 29, 2 p.m.

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Miss Abbie the Clown, ages 2 and older Enjoy the charming antics of Miss Abbie the Clown; you might even become part of the show. Free. July 17, 10:30 a.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org

Candy Sushi and Chop Stick Competition, grades 6 thru 12 Make sushi look-alikes from Rice Krispies, gummy worms, and other pre-made candies. Next, we’ll practice chopstick skills and compete for prizes. Free. June 27, Thursday, 2 p.m. Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora 303-627-3050 or auroralibrary.org

Family Movie and Craft: How to Train Your Dragon, all ages Set in the mythical world of Vikings and wild dragons, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons. Hiccup becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell. Free. June 29, 2 p.m. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir, Aurora 303-326-8600 or auroralibrary.org

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