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NOTICES:

Updated 7/13/18

 

Prescott Area Leadership is holding its annual BBQ to welcome its new class and introduce them to all interested alumni and friends of the organization. This year’s event, welcoming Class 29, takes place on Saturday, July 28th at the Thumb Butte picnic area. To register for the event, please contact Patt Parker, PAL President, at 928-910-9255 or patt.leadership@gmail.com. Registration will close on Monday, July 23.

 

Prescott Unified School District will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, Prescott Unified School District will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast will cost $1.50; lunch will cost at elementaries and Granite School $2.75 and Mile High and PHS $3.00.

Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced price meals include: belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance, or if the child is homeless, migrant, runaway, foster, or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-Kindergarten program.

Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household’s gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guideline chart.

Federal

Eligibility

Income

Chart

for

School Year

2018-2019

 

FREE

 

 

REDUCED PRICE

 

 

Household size

Yearly

Income

Monthly Income

Weekly

Income

Yearly Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1

$15,782

1,316

304

$22,459

$1,872

$432

2

21,398

1,784

412

30,451

2,538

586

3

27,014

2,252

520

38,443

3,204

740

4

32,630

2,720

628

46,435

3,870

893

5

38,246

3,188

736

54,427

4,536

1,047

6

43,862

3,656

844

62,419

5,202

1,201

7

49,478

4,124

952

70,411

5,868

1,355

8

55,094

4,592

1,060

78,403

6,534

1,508

Each additional person:

+5,616

+468

+108

+7,992

+666

+154

 

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households can fill out the application and return it to the school unless the household has already received notification that their children are approved for free meals this year. Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete on the application. Applications also are available at your child’s school’s office or on our website prescottschools.com.

Only one application is required for all children in the household and the information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data. Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials. An application for free or reduced-price benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions. IN the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability.

Families can apply for benefits at any time. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the Federal Guidelines. Contact your child’s school at any time to request an application.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, Ana Parsons Food Service Liaison will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Joe Howard, Superintendent, 300 Gurley Street, Prescott AZ 86301.

When known to Prescott Unified School District #1 households will be notified of their children’s eligibility for free meals if they are members of households receiving assistance from the: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR); or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), if the State program meets Federal Standards.

An application is not required for free meal benefits for Assistance Program participants and all of the children in the household are eligible for free meal benefits. If any children were not listed on the notice of eligibility, or if a household does not receive a notice of eligibility, the household should contact the school to have free meal benefits extended to them. Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals, but they will need to turn in an application including household size and total income.

When known to Prescott Unified School District #1 households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is considered “Other Source Categorically Eligible,” because the child is categorized, as defined by law as: Foster, Homeless, Migrant, Runaway, Enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or Enrolled in an eligible pre-kindergarten class.

If any children were not listed on the notice of eligibility, the household should contact the school about their eligibility through the list above, or should submit an income application.

Households notified of their children’s eligibility must contact the school if the household chooses to decline the free meal benefits.

For more information, you may call Ana Parsons at 928-717-3232 or email at ana.parsons@prescottschools.com.

 

Acorn Montessori Charter Schools will be participating in the (National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program). As part of this program, Acorn Montessori Charter Schools will offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is free to all students; lunch will cost $3. Your children may qualify for free or reduced—price meals. Reduced—price meals cost $.40 for lunch.

Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced price meals include: belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance, or if the child is homeless, migrant, runaway, foster or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-kindergarten program.

Household size and income criteria are used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits if the household does not receive assistance or the children are not in the other categories mentioned above. Children can get free or reduced-price meals if the household’s gross income falls at or below the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines chart.

Federal

Eligibility

Income

Chart

for

School Year

2018-2019

 

FREE

 

 

REDUCED PRICE

 

 

Household size

Yearly

Income

Monthly Income

Weekly

Income

Yearly Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1

$15,782

1,316

304

$22,459

$1,872

$432

2

21,398

1,784

412

30,451

2,538

586

3

27,014

2,252

520

38,443

3,204

740

4

32,630

2,720

628

46,435

3,870

893

5

38,246

3,188

736

54,427

4,536

1,047

6

43,862

3,656

844

62,419

5,202

1,201

7

49,478

4,124

952

70,411

5,868

1,355

8

55,094

4,592

1,060

78,403

6,534

1,508

Each additional person:

+5,616

+468

+108

+7,992

+666

+154

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households can fill out the application and return it to the school unless the household has already received notification that their children are approved for free meals this year. Application forms are being distributed to all households with a letter informing households of the availability of free and reduced-price meals for their children and what is required to complete on the application. Applications also are available in the front office of each school or on the DOE website under NSLP forms.

Families can apply for benefits at any time. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the Federal Guidelines. Contact school receptionist at any time to request an application.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, kitchen manager and food service director will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Keith Johnson, 8556 E. Loos Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, 928-772-5778.

When known to Acorn Montessori households will be notified of their children’s eligibility for free meals if they are members of households receiving assistance from the: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR): or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), if the State program meets Federal standards.

An application is not required for free meal benefits for Assistance Program participants and all of the children in the household are eligible for free meal benefits. If any children were not listed on the notice of eligibility, or if a household does not receive a notice of eligibility, the household should contact the school to have free meal benefits extended to them. Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-rice meals, but they will need to turn in an application including household size and total income.

When known to Acorn Montessori households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is considered “Other Source Categorically Eligible,” because the child is categorized, as defined by law as: foster, homeless, migrant, runaway, enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or enrolled in an eligible pre-kindergarten class.

If any children were not listed on the notice of eligibility, the household should contact the school about their eligibility through the list above, or should submit an income application.

Households notified of their children’s eligibility must contact the school if the household chooses to decline the free meal benefits.

For more information, you may call Chuck Watson at 928-772-5778 or email at acorncharles@cableone.net.

The Heart Song Center for Grieving Children is an organization that offers free grief support to children, teens, young adults and their adult caregivers that have experienced the death of a loved one. This is a monthly program that meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Prescott Boys and Girls Club, 335 E Aubrey St., Prescott. Activities include arts, crafts, music and facilitated dialog. The program is run by trained grief support volunteers. This program is open to residents of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey/Humboldt.

The Heart Song Center is a program of The Good Samaritan Society Hospice, a not-for-profit agency in Prescott that offers a safe, supportive environment for children ages 6 to 18 and their parents, guardians, or extended families; regardless of the cause of death or whether the person was served by hospice.

Pre-registration is preferred for planning purposes. Children must be accompanied by an adult family member or have a signed permission slip.

Please contact The Heart Song Center at 928-642-2969 for more information or please visit the website: www.heartsong4kids.org.

Prescott Unified School District #1 provides special education programs for children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 years old. The District also provides transition planning and services to assist children with disabilities entering the world of work or college.

Early identification of children with physical, intellectual or emotional problems is the first step. Help is needed from the community to locate these children who are not in school or not receiving services. The District can then provide appropriate screening, diagnosis and treatment.

If you know of a child with disabilities who may need services, please contact Prescott Unified School District, Exceptional Student Services at 928-717-3236 or email the Director of Special Education, Terry Gorman at terry.gorman@prescottschools.com.

The Senior Peer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic offers free in-home weekly visits to seniors who may be lonely, isolated or homebound. Listening ears and sharing life experiences with people of a similar age can make all the difference. Trained volunteers provide one to one visits and also facilitate a variety of support groups in the community.

Please call today. 928-445-5211, ext. 2601

Actors Workshop. Anyone interested in practicing scenes, monologues, and improvisations in a spirited group is welcome to join us. Free. Call Ann at 420-3022 for details.

Franklin Phonetic Primary School is accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. At the present time, we have openings in most grade levels.

Enrollment forms will be accepted for other grades that are currently full. We will keep students on a waiting list should openings occur. To obtain an enrollment form you may come by the school at 6116 E. Highway 69 (just east of Big Sporting Goods), or visit www.franklinphoneticschool.com.

Franklin School has been in operation since 1996. We are of a traditional nature with an emphasis on the fine arts as well as academics. Franklin School is a public charter school and there is no fee to attend.

Visually impaired and blind: Independent Living Skills Training available. Free Arizona state program provides in-home skills instruction in communication, home and personal management, use of low vision aids, and other resource information for adults who are blind or visually impaired. Our goal is to help you stay as independent as possible. This program and adaptive aids are provided through the state of Arizona at no cost to the client. Serving the tri-city area since 1990. Please contact Georgeanne Hanna, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Certified Low Vision Therapist, at 928-775-5857.

Every Day is Senior Day at St. Vincent DePaul’s Thrift Store located at 935 Fair Street, Prescott. Shoppers who are 60 years of age or more receive a 15% discount on all purchases over $5.00. No other discount applies. On the first Wednesday of the month when Fry’s, which is across the street, is having their 10% off Senior sale, St. Vincent offers 25% off for all seniors 60 and older. Save even more because this nonprofit boutique Thrift store charges no sales tax.

Stop in for the bargains and pick up a sale calendar at the front checkout counter that features daily sale items for all shoppers.

Proceeds are used to support the work of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul which provides food, clothing and shelter to the needy of Prescott.

Store hours are 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Saturday

Make a difference in Prescott by donating your gently used clothing, furniture, electronics, office and household items. Pick-ups for large items can be scheduled by calling the store at 928-771-9696. Follow us on Facebook @ThriftStore804.

FBC Prescott Soup Kitchen is open at 4:30 p.m. every Monday for those needing a meal.

The Master’s Clothes Closet, 114 Union St., is open from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday to help anyone in need of clothing. Call 928-771-7592.

The Chino Valley and Paulden Area Ministerial Association works in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army to help people in need. The association helps people with critical housing and living conditions. Referrals are strictly confidential. The office is located behind the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 N. Highway 89.

Buena Vista Children’s Services Inc. in Cottonwood recruits and helps people in the Yavapai County area become a Department of Economic Security-certified child care provider. If you are interesting in becoming a provider in your own home, call 928-451-5755 or email yavapai.bvcs@gmail.com.

“Answers to Questions My Survivors Need to Know After I am Gone” is a 49-page free booklet designed to be personalized with your individual entries. This is not-for-profit and is sponsored by the Emblem Foundation. To schedule a presentation, attend one or receive a booklet, call June at 928-445-2739.

Yavapai Area Narcotics Anonymous hotline is available for anyone with a drug problem who needs to talk with someone confidentially. Information is available at www.arizona-na.org.

New Horizons Independent Living Center, 9400 E. Valley Road, is a nonprofit agency providing services and advocacy to persons living with disabilities. They provide the following support groups: brain injury, diabetes, living with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pain management, hiking, and Parkinson’s. Call Mary at 928-535-2529 for more information.

Prescott High School’s AFJROTC is adding names to the list of people who attended PHS and died in a foreign war. If community members know of people to add to this list, call Col. Denny A. Peeples at 928-445-2322, ext. 164.

Prescott Area Women’s Shelter (PAWS) currently needs disinfectant wipes, full-size shampoos and conditioners, gas vouchers, bleach, gloves, creamer, thank-you cards, stamps, laundry detergent, bus tickets, sunscreen, paper towels, general breakfast food like cereal, juice, milk, etc., toilet paper and trash bags. Contact paws.outreach@gmail.com or call 928-778-5933.

Rotary Youth Exchange offers exchange opportunities to high school students. Students can spend a year studying in Europe, Asia or South America. Students from those areas also can spend a year studying in Arizona. Anyone interested in becoming an exchange student or hosting one should contact Norm at 928-273-0471 or Norm@NormSamuelson.com.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers ongoing support groups for families and friends impacted by dementia. For those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, we have a variety of programs, including early-stage support groups in 10-week sessions. We also provide educational seminars and individualized guidance and support. Prospective participants should call 928-771-9257 for further information.

Become a “blanketeer.” Make a blanket and donate it to Project Linus, which provides new homemade quilts and afghans to more than 63 agencies for children in trauma situations. We meet the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Quilters, knitters and crocheters are invited. Donation of yarn and fabrics (cotton, fleece and flannel) welcomed. Call Julie at 928-759-2760 for more information.

Peace4Kids is looking for host families in the local area to host foreign exchange students. These young ambassadors are between 15 and 18 years of age and all speak English. Profiles are arriving for students from various countries. Students will come with their own spending money and medical insurance. Call Carol, Susan or Tom Berger, community supervisors, at 877-381-4739 for more information or visit www.peace4kids.net.

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!

Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites neighbors to come visit rehearsals and possibly find a new hobby. We are always looking for new voices—no one sings alone, we all are one voice. It is a wonderful way to keep that song in your heart and pep in your step. We have been harmonizing in Prescott for over 50 years! Contact 602-315-8295 for more information.

Do you love to sing? Do you have a passion for four-part harmony? Do we have an opportunity for you! Bound 4 Glory, a long-standing local Southern gospel vocal quartet, has an opening for a male lead singer. If you would like to learn more about this group which values fun as much as it values music, send us an email at bound4gloryinfo@gmail.com.

Used ink cartridges may be dropped off at the CASA Senior Center, 9360 Manzanita Circle, Prescott Valley, for recycling and to raise money for CASA. Information: 928-772-3337.

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, is seeking men, women and youth with an interest to help and train in the areas of emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and pilots meet the first, second and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Civil Air Patrol Hut at the airport, 6508 Janine Lane. Cadets meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at the airport. Call 928-415-1506 or 928-445-3745 for more information.

The Moose Lodge, 6501 6th St. in Prescott Valley, has live music and dancing with affordable dinners on Friday nights and Bingo on Thursday. Open to all Moose members and their guests. For additional information, call the Moose Lodge at 928-772-3700.

Learn to be a professional working dog trainer. Trainers are in demand in the police, border patrol and military as trainers or handlers. Michael Charlap focuses on the training of working dogs, particularly those who do protection work and assistance for the disabled. If you are interested and have one to two hours twice a week, call Michael at 928-443-0386.

The Scottish American Military Society, Post 1297, “The Arizona Highlanders” meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. during the summer months. In October, we meet the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. For location, call 928-443-1422. The purpose of SAMS is to honor, preserve, promote and perpetuate the proud tradition of American military service, with particular emphasis on the military contributions of those of Scottish origins. Call Post Commander Larry Lamper at 928-308-5143.

The American Red Cross is offering a backcountry first aid training course called Wilderness and Remote First Aid. The 16-hour certification course has been widely accepted by hunters, hikers, SAR personnel, rangers and backpackers. If you spend any time in the wilderness and away from normal EMS response, you need this course. Contact Ron Anderson at 928-533-6530 for details.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen have regular meetings in the tri-city area. AA has meetings daily in the tri-city area and Al-Anon meets Sundays through Thursdays in Prescott and four days a week in Prescott Valley. Alateen meets Fridays in Prescott. Times and locations can be found by calling the AA Intergroup office at 928-445-8691, or for a list, visit the website at www.prescottaa.org.

Grandpa’s Farm, 7117 E. Addis Ave. in Prescott Valley, offers a food program for children age 12 months to 11 years old. Household income determines the amount of money USDA will reimburse to provide meals to enrolled children. For income eligibility guidelines, call 928-772-8009.

Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry at the SDA Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Children’s clothing or food donations are also welcome. For information, call Shirley at 928-273-3252.

Arizona Crisis Team works in cooperation with local emergency service providers, including hospitals, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and districts to support crime victims, family members after a death, survivors of a suicide, children left alone after a death or injury to their parents, disoriented persons, or in any situation where emergency responders feel there is a need. For more information, email sue@azcrisisteam.org.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (home supply store) needs donations of household items. Donors may take items (except clothing) to the ReStore at 1061 Commerce Drive in Prescott between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. To make arrangements for pickup of large items, such as working appliances and furniture, call the store at 928-771-1777.

Donate valuables to Batterman’s Auction, 400 W. Gurley St., Prescott, to raise money for the Yavapai Silent Witness crime prevention program. Mention that your donated item is for Silent Witness. For more information, call Steve Skurja at 928-777-7266.

The Yavapai Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invites people interested in archaeology to join its organization. The objectives are to foster interest and research in the archaeology of Arizona, encourage better public understanding and concern for archaeological resources, and increase knowledge and skill of members by offering monthly meetings with lectures, field trips and hikes, and a variety of courses and fieldwork opportunities. Visit azarchsoc.org for further information, or call 928-772-6006.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary invites citizens to become docents. Work with people and learn about the animals. Docents provide tours, participate in special events, contribute to outreaches and give positive experiences to kids. If interested, call Leah Wacks at 928-778-4242, ext. 18, lwacks@heritageparkzoo.org or visit HeritageParkZoo.org for an application. Applications are also available at the gift shop.

The High Mountain Chordsmen are looking for male singers for their local barber shop chorus. They meet 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2980 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. Call Richard at 928-710-0311. jrludwigson@gmail.com.

Prescott Fire Department in conjunction with the American Heart Association offers CPR classes monthly to the public and health care professionals. Prescott Fire Department paramedics or RNs teach the classes. Classes offered include: Heartsaver/AED – a four-hour, 2-year certification for ages 10 and up, $40; BLS/Health care provider certification for health care professionals, a four-hour, 2-year certification, $45; Community First-Aid Training, a four-hour, 2-year certification for ages 10 and up, $30. Group rates may apply for more than 10 people. Private classes are available for agencies and offices. Call 928-777-1700.

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Northern Arizona has volunteers on duty to meet with community members interested in the pre-planning of a simple, dignified and affordable funeral. This free information is made available through the group’s affiliation with the Funeral Consumers Alliance, recognized by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as an unbiased source of funeral information. They meet on Wednesdays. Information available at FCANA.org; TucsonFunerals.org.

Four-County Conference on Disabilities is a nonprofit agency providing services and advocacy to persons living with disabilities. The goal is to find ways to help individuals with disabilities realize their dreams and aspirations and achieve maximum independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community. 4CCDD provides training in order to increase skills, helps in finding services, employment and housing, and works with all state and federal agencies to help individuals with disabilities. We offer support groups, transportation, networking with other families and other individuals with disabilities. 928-778-3391.